Fresh in from the “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Department, we have two news stories to share. From somewhere random in the US, we have two guys trying to launch their Christmas Tree with Rockets and from Canmore Alberta (home of “Mike, from Canmore”) we have the local R.C.M.P rewarding drivers caught on camera doing the speed limit with a lottery for a (we’re assuming Tim’s) gift card. Both stories deal vaguely with “speed” … so I even have a focus keyword! Hit “more” to get to a video of a Christmas Tree Rocket!
Christmas Tree Rocketry
What more can I say, than post the video:
… I suppose it’s deliberately staged to amuse us and encourage us to watch their u-tube channel… but I don’t mind being amused. It’s worth noting (on the plus side) that it seems that nobody got injured in the making of this video and a Christmas Tree did get fired like a rocket.
I’m Mike from Canmore and I’m doing 50
OK. Now the news. So aparently some bright light in Canmore (we’re assuming it’s “Mike”) decided that it was a grand idea to reward drivers with a draw for a giftcard (we’re assuming it’s from Tim’s) for driving the speed limit (and no more). The story even made Slashdot, but I’m going to quote the Calgary Hearald here:
Canmore is putting a new twist on one of the town’s biggest irritants: photo radar.
Instead of a costly ticket, law-abiding drivers “caught” on camera obeying speed limits will have a chance to win a $250 gift certificate redeemable at local businesses.
Town council approved the program as part of a wider plan to promote safety in the mountain community.
I suppose I could be “Dave” (reporting) from Canmore… but I’m not.