The colour of street slush

Posted on November 19th, 2016 3 great comments. Room for one more!

I suppose it the headlines wouldn’t have had quite the same ring to them if they’d read:

“American nature magazine’s drab choice for Canada’s national bird”

Yet, in some ways the  bureaucratically-coloured “Gray Jay” seems like the perfect choice to represent Canada and its government: few people will ever get the chance to interact directly with the elusive bird, known to the Cree and Algonquin tribes as a trickster that destroyed the world, and despite the fact that it was (by a long shot) neither the first or even second popular choice of birds to represent Canada it has nevertheless been chosen by a select committee as the top finalist, being a “poster child … for climate change“.

Don’t get me wrong, it seems like a nice bird but it’s about as inspiring as the slush on the streets of Toronto come February. Couldn’t have a kick-ass bird like the snowy owl; no sir, that might send the wrong message.

By Cephas (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Cephas (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

3 Comments on “ The colour of street slush ”

  • Sarah
    December 16th, 2016 12:46 pm

    I might have to make some edits lol.

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  • SarahD-B?
    December 16th, 2016 2:31 pm

    Ummm… May I please edit something oñ here?
    Ollie’s mother lol

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