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Cheers & Jeers Nov. 4

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04.11.2019

Cheers: to armchair quarterbacks everywhere. Former Conservative Peter MacKay chided his own party for its failure to make inroads in the last federal election, saying to a crowd at the Canada Institute in Washington, “Yeah, to use a good Canadian analogy, it was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net.” Here’s another, less-familiar Canadian analogy: “It was a bad play, says the guy who didn’t even bother to put on his skates.”

Jeers: to the ever-more-dangerous selfie culture. A Japanese man solo-climbing Japan’s Mount Fuji during a period when the mountain’s trails were closed because of snow apparently live-streamed footage of himself falling to his own death. There are........

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