Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome to the Weekly Gumboot!

"John Horn and Vancouver Team: telling it like it is, and calling it as they see it since December 1, 2008 (the soft launch). These kids are world-changers. And you heard it here first."

- Confucius, 442 BC

Merville, British Columbia is the undisputed* Gumboot Capital of Canada. As your host at this stop on your social media journey, I should tell you that I not only hail from Merville, but my upbringing in the tiny Vancouver Island hamlet has done much to shape my worldview. For example, if you have an unhealthy addiction to plaid and think that bears are naturally peaceful, well, you love Merville. Together with a team of unmatched** contributors from around the world, I will do my best to lead an ongoing series of engaging discussions about life, the universe and everything for all co-producers (ie. you, the interactive and collaborative visitor) to enjoy.

I'm also going to mention pirates a fair bit because of their spectacular historical, cultural, political, economical, and grammatical relevance to our ever flattening global village. Stay tuned, there's much more to come...

Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to gumboot country! Have fun with it.


*may or may not be disputed by several competing gumboot enthusiasts...

**might possibly be matched...

1 comment:

Godfrey aka, GvB said...

Congratulaions John Horn on the auspicious first day of The Weekly Gumboot. As an aforementioned illustrious friend and team member i look forward to frequently checking in on the latest and contributing my own thoughts as well. What a pefect vehicle to voice my Ontario/Ottawan musings on my new adopted home of BC, its culture, mores and people. This weekend's upcoming discovery of Merville, gumboot capital of the universe should supply me with ample grounds for reflection and comment. hurrah. All Hail the Gumboot Weekly!