BRETT HULL MAKES A FUNNY AND MY FINAL PINCOURT BLOCKBUSTER ANECDOTE.I haven't said anything about the Canadian Supreme Court's re-definition of marriage to include gay couples due to my own total lack of being able to care passionately about the issue one way or the other, but, on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment, one of the female anchormen, I think Amy Poehler, had a special guest on the segment tonight, the Phoenix Coyote's Brett Hull, mainly to have him do a couple of mild, not offensive to NHL management, jokes about the NHL strike, but then she brought up Brett Hull's Canadian citizenship and asked him about what he thinks of the Supreme Court's decision, and he had the best line of the night: "That's what you get in Canada when there's no hockey."
I had just gotten back from Pincourt Blockbuster, where I made my last rent ever from that particular Blockbuster location, a week-long rental of The Punisher which I will have to take back on Thursday since I don't think Blockbuster Video will let me return a copy rented in Pincourt to an Ottawa location. One thing I was very pleased to see was that they actually had a couple of copies of former Clinton adviser-turned-FOX News and New York Post commentator Dick Morris's counter-documentary, FahrenHYPE 9/11, exposing Michael Moore's half-truths, stretches of the truth, and total fibs, on display right below Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. I were impressed that they were even able to get copies of that in Canada; they must have gone out of their way to get those copies. Too bad I won't be able to rent it from that location, but I wasn't in a documentary mood. I'm sure that they'll have copies of it for rent at Blockbuster in Ottawa.
So, ro commemorate this momentous occasion, my final rental from Blockbuster Video worldwide location #07156 a.k.a. Pincourt Blockbuster, I wrote a special farewell ode to my local Blockbuster inspired by seventies Canadian singer Terry Jacks, who single-handedly gloomied up the Oh, What a Feeling CD box set, a compilation of famous Canadian rock hits, with his "Seasons in the Sun".
Goodbye, Pincourt Blockbuster,
I've been renting from you since Adrian worked there.
Though you lacked obscure movies,
I rented lots of DVDs,
Paid my fair share of late fees.
Goodbye, Pincourt, it's hard to move.
But my work situation has to improve.
My finances are fucked,
Can't get a job 'cause my French sucks.
In Ottawa, I'll have more luck.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun,
But the mall in Pincourt needs an English-tongue bookstore.