Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Urethra: Canada's New Crimefighter

Last night, at the end of a Canadian news radio show called As It Happens, there were two stories with a strong thematic connection, though the show's hosts failed to reveal any outward signs that they were conscious of it.

I only caught the very end of the second-to-last story, but the host said the woman she had just finished interviewing was a member of an organization called "I.P. Justice."

The last story was about a man who has developed a substance to help law enforcement quell violent protesters. It's a kind of slimy liquid that's hosed all over the ground and causes the protesters to slip and, in the words of the developer, "fall on their butts."

In describing the liquid, he said it was "white," "sticky," and "slimy."

Justice takes different forms in Canada, but it all comes from the same place.

Hell, if Marvel does eventually end up starting a new Alpha Flight series, they should borrow from these stories. Kinda gross, sure, but it would be an improvement on their previous marketing strategies for the team (i.e., "Buy it! They're Canadian!").

1 comment:

K.Fox, Jr. said...

Wow. Sticky, white, and slimy. Nice.