The Toronto Star ran a 18-year anniversary of Mel Lastman calling in the army to shovel snow story this weekend.

While I'd generally not link to a 18-year anniversary filler/clicky story, I do wish to share a joke my training sergeant made in the summer of 2001 during basic training.

We were digging trenches (yes, the World War I style) and some smart-ass in my platoon made a comment that the activity was without application in mobile warfare.

MCpl Smith shot back "hurry up and get digging, winter is coming and Mel's going to need you to dig!"