Given that this week included Canada's Birthday, I thought I'd do an HNT post with a bit of patriotism. I mean, beer IS a very Canadian thing, isn't it?
Another reason that I'm posting this picture is that it was taken at my friend Jim Turcott's house back in 1988. The world lost this fine man on June 30th of this year, making it an extremely difficult week for the countless people whose lives Jim touched.
Jim was hosting the grade 13 class at his place for a post graduation celebration -- we were listening to music, playing pool and sharing lots of laughs. This photo was snapped that evening -- I was horsing around, purposely trying for a goofy face (yes, goofier than my normal face) with the intent of coming up with the perfect "match" for a series of Molson Canadian commercials that were popular back in the 80's - "Molson Canadian - Taste That Will Stop You Cold!"
I can't remember who took the picture, but it's entirely possible it was Jim. Lord knows he inspired tons of laughs and silly behaviour.
Happy HNT, Happy belated Canada Day and to my buddies in the US, Happy Independence Day!