Saturday Night

In the old wintry Canada, Saturday night was for listening to Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts, for getting drunk and running pickup trucks into snowbanks after one’s favourite team won or lost. In the summer Saturday night was also an excuse for a pissup, for punching out one’s loved ones, drowning in a boating accident, or all three of those. By the 1990s, Saturday night has become a “winter quality time” period for urbanites, usually spent at expensive restaurants sipping newvo bojoly or as part of all-weekend seminars to hone real estate, investment, or interpersonal skills. Country or faux country dwellers spend winter saturday nights in hospital emergency wards after drunken snowmobiling or skiing accidents.

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