|Toronto Sun, September 19, 1990. Click on image for larger version.|
Take the piece above, written by veteran columnist Bob MacDonald after the bid died. MacDonald was not the subtlest of writers; his pieces were fuelled by rage, especially at anyone even faintly left of centre (along with Peter Worthington and Lubor Zink, he was one of the paper's over-the-top Commie baiters). So when bid backers like Paul Henderson lashed out at lefty opponents, MacDonald joined the chorus.
Which made me think: this column is perfect for Mad Libs treatment. Some of you might argue it's suitable for a drinking game, but that's inappropriate in this case. MacDonald, who wrote the front page story on the first edition of the Sun in November 1971, was a recovering alcoholic who tried to help those plagued with similar addictions.
So, with the help of Photoshop, I've transformed the column into a game for you to let your imagination run wild with. Don't go for the obvious answers, go for the absurd, the goofy, etc. Print a copy and douse the Olympic flame in your own glorious manner.
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