Saturday, November 29, 2003

Art imitates life

On tonight's edition of The Simpsons, Homer builds a suit so he can fight a bear that plagued him in the past. I'll bet that Ian Boothby, a Vancouver contributor to the show, helped to write the episode, because this reminds me of Troy Hurtubise, the Ontario native that has tried to perfect the ultimate safety suit that could protect you from many dangerous perils.

When I did a story on him a couple of years ago for The Report, he was preparing to raise money to perfect his suit by putting on his latest prototype and stepping in the path of a nasty wild bear.