Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wiki finds

I just heard a promo for The People's Court that promised "...but there's no landscaping in PRISON!"

On that note... I thought I might keep a running list of the most amazing things I've found on Wikipedia. Oooh... the novelty!

List of City Nick Names in the United States
Favourites include The Only Black Earth in the World, San Pornando Valley, and Cincinnati is 'The 'Nati.'

Bath school disaster

Serial Killers:

Servant girl annihilator

H. H. Holmes

The Pied Piper of Tucson

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Montréal entendu à pied

I like Souvlaki. I just can't eat it anymore.

- a heavy set and heavily disappointed woman walking past the Arahova on Ste Catherine. (This is same Arahova whose front plate glass window I saw a man use as a urinal a few weeks back. It is also the same Arahova I walked into in April and all of the staff were singing along to the Sheryl Crow version of "The First Cut is the Deepest," including the Kojak/Mr.Clean-lookin' Maître d'.)

You worked on Crescent--you're used to Americans.

- a thirtysomething man arguing with his date about the great Elephant to the south.

Roid Rage: Arizona March Song, 2007

I was a semi-proud Arizona resident from January 1992 to August 2002. There, I completed all of the schooling there is between grade 6 and my bachelors degree at the University of Arizona, and made some of the best friends I've had. When I went back to visit Arizona this May, I stumbled on an old polaroid camera which I had used to use to quell teenage roid rage in the late 1990s. There was also a small packet of film that was well-over 10 years past the expiration date. Given my fondness for expired goods and chance opportunity, I suddenly felt obligated to plastically record various aspects of this trip, documenting all of the important things (my friends, family and locales) that instantly seemed quite distant on account of the immediately ancient polaroiding effect of the expired film.

See the series below...
#1 - black, car, AZ

#2 - Kitty @ UA Mall, Tucson, AZ

#3 - Gareth @ Old Main, UA, Tucson, AZ

#4 - Chris @ Olde Spaghetti Factory, Phoenix, AZ

#5 - Mike @ Motel 6, Tempe, AZ

#6 - Andy @ Salt River Tubing, northeast Mesa, AZ

#7 - Chris @ In-N-Out Burger, Chandler, AZ

#8 - Gareth @ TVES, outside Tucson city limits, AZ

#9 - Mum & Marty @ front yard, home, AZ

#10 - Dad @ backyard, home, AZ

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