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On how our Environment Ministers cat caught fire on Earth Day

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  1. Ffolkes

    Ffolkes

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    http://www.timescolonist.com/life/environment+minister+cozies+wife+during+Earth+Hour+after+caught+fire/2740513/story.html

    B.C.'s environment minister cozies up to wife during Earth Hour, then puts out cat after it caught on fire

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    B.C. Environment Minister Barry Penner was hoping to spark a little romance with his wife during a candlelit dinner Saturday during Earth Hour. Instead, his cat caught on on fire.

    Penner, who had been urging British Columbians to forgo electricity during the annual conservation event, took his own advice and lit numerous candles for the night.

    “We actually enjoyed a very romantic candlelit dinner that was only interrupted when our cat set himself on fire by brushing up against the flame, which caused some excitement,” Penner deadpanned to reporters Monday.

    “But we quickly got our cat, whose name is Ranger, under control. His hair is a little bit singed and his pride is somewhat affected. It will be a night that we’ll remember for a long time.”

    The environment minister held firm to the no-electricity rule by refusing to power-up an electric fan to clear the room of the smell of singed cat hair. Instead, he opened the window. The cat wasn’t hurt.

    “I thought he’d have a natural aversion to flame, but apparently that’s not the case,” said Penner.

    The near-loss of Penner’s beloved cat marked an otherwise uneventful Earth Hour for British Columbia. The province’s electricity load dropped only 1.04 per cent, the smallest decrease in the three years since B.C. has participated in the global event.
     
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    He burned his wife's cat. I don't think there is a card for that.
     

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    LOL oh BC when will you learn.
     
  4. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    That cat's not the product of Natural Selection. Hey-ya Ffolkes. :cool:
     
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