After the Pennysaviour
As I noted, the next year we did a parody
of the local paper The Windsor Star. Actually it was supposed to be a
parody of The Globe and Mail. Terry and I wanted to do a parody of a
Terry was appointed editor. We knew we
had to put an original spin on it and the newly elected NDP government under
Bob Rae gave Terry a great idea. One of Rae's mandates was to combat the 1991
recession by dispersing around the province thousands of
Terry's baby was well received but not nearly as controversial as mine. I think he was a nudge disappointed. The following year I graduated and Terry stayed on, producing two more parody issues (I always managed to come back to Windsor at the end of March to help Terry write his parody issue). One was a parody of the paper itself, written as if Student Counsel had taken over the paper and they were publishing a pro-U of W spirit paper! (SAC was always on our case about not having school spirit and kept threatening to cut off our funding.)
Terry's final parody paper, The Border City Lance, was another parody of the paper itself (hrmmm Terry is original in details if not the actual broader picture). Windsor, at this time, was celebrating its centennial. This time the paper was published as if it was an edition from the turn of the century. The gag, I guess, was look how little things have changed. After this Terry managed to graduate and passed on into the real world.
The paper then did a strange thing. Much how a hockey team might retire a jersey of a star player, the paper stopped doing April Fool's parody issues for several years. I guess they felt after the Terry-Karl biumvirate, what they could hack together might just end up looking like little more than a bunch of jokes about CBC broadcasters having big asses.
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