Your future wife



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Recently I went to an old paper show and sale at the CBC and I came across a set of penny arcade cards from the 1930s. The novelty “horrorscopes” foretold life with your future mate.

I’m in love with the cards, they’re silly and so funny. I just have to build some sort of online penny arcade to house them.

A goal for this year perhaps? In the meantime, I’ll post one periodically for your reading pleasure.

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Fight the TatAd



I always have the best intentions when I buy a newspaper, book or magazine – ‘yes, of course I’ll read that one evening this week’. Well, why then is there a pile of magazines and newspapers in my living room dating back to 2003? Because information accumulates too fast and I have the attention span of a gnat.

It’s comical (but downright tragic when pre-menstrual – “I suck, I’m dumb, everyone knows it”) how I continue to imagine myself some superhuman capable of keeping up with everything I’ve ever had the slightest interest in. Maybe it’s my secret renaissance woman trying to escape – best case scenario. Simply put, I am overwhelmed with the need to know this and that and then suddenly there’s a new this and that which trumps the first this and that and before you know it I don’t even know exactly what it was I was interested in reading in the first place.

My vow: slow and steady, tackle the pile before moving on to anything new.
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It’s a Spring Thing?



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photo: Now Magazine

I ran across the above photo in this week’s style section in Now Magazine. If this hideous little fashion number really represents the styling we can expect to see all summer, I’ll gladly take another three months of mitts & parka – please and thank you! (Are those lime green bicycle shorts – avec stilettos?!!)

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How do you explain this?



I was in a cab last night, feeling super-anxious as I was stupidly late to meet a friend for dinner. Adding to my impatience was the fact that the weather had turned snowy (aren’t we two seconds away from spring, wtf?) and the cab driver was taking it easy, aurgh! I didn’t care that the minivan in front of us was dangerously sliding all over Bathurst, I was late for dinner!

Sitting smack dab in the middle of the taxi’s backseat, I was positioned a little higher than usual – making my line of sight clearly visible to the driver through the rearview mirror. But I wasn’t conscious of this yet.

The cabbie asked me, “east or west of Bathurst?”
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Negativland new again…



Given the current debate around music and intellectual property rights, it’s no surprise that Negativland has come up twice on my media radar in the last week; one mention by Alan Cross on the Ongoing History of New Music and once in an Alternet article posted just today.

The Alternet article talks to Francis Hwang, a chap who recently decorated an iPod box with U2 and Negativland images, loaded it up with Negativeland music and tried to sell it on ebay as art.

Read “An Uphill Struggle and Downhill Battle“…

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