Calgary Sun | 06Aug2010 | Orest Slepokura


Lilian Fisk’s letter (“Player hooped by security,” Aug. 04, 2010) concerning her athletic teenage son checked by airport security recalls a comedic sketch on the Royal Canadian Air Farce. In Scene 1, two Catholic missionaries arriving home from Latin America are given the third degree by customs officers. In Scene 2, a Cheech and Chong duo pushing a wheelbarrow heaped with white powder are blithely waved on through.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alberta

(Perhaps the young man had more than three ounces of Gatorade on him.)