New weapons in the war on stress and frayed nerves, perhaps. The Globe and Mail tweeted a story wondering why Canada’s Department of National Defence needed to purchase 20,000 yellow rubber stress balls.

The Mop and Pail wondered if Canada’s generals are worried about morale as the government prepares to announce job and funding cuts. Or perhaps they are preparing us to deal with the stressful news that one of our own has been arrested for spying.

Very funny. Hardee har har. Anyone who has ever worked a trade show booth knows that little toys like stress balls go like hotcakes, so no surprise there that recruiting, public affairs, and other outreach departments would want these.

Poor DND, is every procurement doomed to be controversial? This seems so Canadian, some how.