The prematurely old lady of Argyl— er, Armdale

Sounding old before her time, Marilla Stephenson follows up the Chronicle-Herald’s ringing endorsement of the status quo with a ringing endorsement of middle class sensibilities. The protesters just had to go. They just had to. There had been an overdose in Vancouver or something. Enough is enough.

To this we respond:

Dear Marilla:

You walk into a room
With a piece of paper in your hand.
You see somebody naked,
And you say, “Who is that man.”
You try so hard,
But you just don’t understand.
Do you, Mrs. Stephenson?

With apologies to Robert Allen Zimmerman.

Cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon, on the other hand, gets it right.