posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 04:12 PM
It is just after 5:00 PM here in Toronto and I just got back from the pub where I was having a beer and a burger and watching the end of the US/Ghana
soccer match at the World Cup.
Just to set the scene a little. The pub was populated by the usual group of semi-sloshed regulars, who were all cheering for the Americans. The reason
for this is that the barmaid, who is the mascot of the place, adored by all, including me, is a girl from Detroit. She is everything one could ever
wish for in a barmaid. A tall, slim and stacked beauty, shining with low class allure. She has everyone wrapped around her fingers.
I was cheering, very discreetly, for Ghana.
In overtime Ghana went ahead on a great goal, after the US came into the overtime period playing very tentatively. (Ghana came out like a top NHL team
going into overtime . . . all guns blazing! It paid off.)
Anyway, they took a moment to cut to the CBC news where things have erupted in Toronto. There was footage of a burning police car. As soon as that
came on the screen the whole pub erupted in cheers! It was hilarious.
(Cut to nerdy academic voiceover.) "What does that tell us about society today, Dr. Melvin?"
"I think it shows very clearly that the people regard the police as a group that does not serve their interests. I would guess that many pubgoers
secretly wish that they were less inebriated, that they had less of a need for anaesthesia and that somehow the police are seen as the hired minions
of a class that has little regard for the ordinary working man and that . . ."
"Thankyou Dr. Melvin. Now back to the game."
[edit on 26-6-2010 by ipsedixit]