Here's a potential political scandal to jam in your end-of-the-week crackpot. Is NDP leader Tom Mulcair in the pocket of BIG Online Content Streaming?
According to Mediaite, it all happened earlier this week in Parliament, when Mulcair (who Mediaite identifies as a "lawmaker," which...sure, OK) brought up the pesky issue of the $3.1 billion [sic] in anti-terrorism funding bucks that Harper's Conservatives are reported to have just up-and-lost, following an audit of the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative. Speaking from behind his trademark power-beard, Mulcair dropped a well-timed reference to cult sitcom Arrested Development, which was recently revived by Netflix for a run of new episodes.
Everyone laughed! It was pretty rich, comedy-wise. Even for a country that manages to annually shatter records for the straight-faced use of the word "boondoggle."
Here's the quote:
The question is: Is the money just in the wrong filing cabinet? Is it hidden in the minister's gazebo? Is the money in the banana stand?
At which point Mulcair paused to wink at the CPAC camera, while the words: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT SEASON MAY 26 ON NETFLIX CANADA flashed across the screen. Then Prime Minister Harper attempted to save face by loosening his tie, slapping on a pair of Jokeleys and croaking out an excruciating, "Don't have a cow, man!" (Not really.)
It's hilarious! The Conservatives have no idea where all that money went! Yabba-dabba-doo!