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10/21/06

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Categories: General Shtuff

Are-Ee-Ess-Pee-Ee-See-Tea!

Okay, I know... the pheonethics above are a little confusing... but I was hoping to illicit Aretha Franklin's voice in your head singing Respect...

That said, there's a good reason as to why.

A couple of days ago, I read a blog (one that I really enjoy) about what it took to have the "blogger" who wrote it "respect" a person.

I won't go into the "ins" and "outs", but it sprang to mind Thursday reading, as usual, The Metro and 24hrs... the two "freebie" newspapers they give out in the subway here in Toronto because, someone not-TERRIBLY surprising (but not really expected either) has earned my absolute respect...

Matt Damon

Yup, believe it or not, it's Matt Damon... the actor.

Now, don't get me wrong, it's not that I "hate" Mr. Damon... not at all... but as a rule, most "modern celebrities" do not impress me at all...

...but Mr. Damon changed that with the article I read...

Apparently, while scouting for a location in the Sahara to shoot a movie, Mr. Damon and his production team set up a charity to bring clean water to the people in that part of the world.

H2OAfrica will, to quote their website, "create widespread public awareness of the water crisis in Africa and gather support for clean water programs in critical areas. Clean water lies at the crux of many challenges facing African people – from health, to education, to human rights."

In this day and age where celebrities and the "entertainment industry" seems more and more based on superficial nonsense and ego... and those "good deeds" you sometimes see seem rather... um... well, less than altruistic, it's REALLY nice to see things like this.

It's amazing, really... between Mr. Damon and George Clooney (for bringing information about Darfur to the fore... hmm... I wonder if Mr. Clooney has ever talked with General Romeo Dallaire...) amongst a SMALL amount of others, I have a small hope for the good that celebrities CAN do...

Granted, I'm also equally sure that shortly, "Madge", Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, or someone will reassure me that the majority of "famous" people are about as useful as a rubber crutch.

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This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.

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Please, if you have a few minutes, take some time to find out more about this bus and the kooky dream by clicking here.

This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

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October 28th, 2009

See the "latest post" on the left here... I've decided to concentrate on other work so this blog is kinda done for me... THANKS kindly to my friends and regular readers... and as you'll note, I am still loitering in the blogsphere... and I'm still online... and I honestly haven't given up hope that we will get our dream bus one day! (We've just gotten REALLY quiet about it...)

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