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If Given A Choice, Always Choose “Trick”

November 24, 2015

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NOTHING IS LIKE IT USED TO BE Every description of any ancient or medieval civilization always features the same sort of footnote or marginal aside: the vague mention of a festival or holiday that sounds totally insane and like a lot of fun. The Romans had so many holidays it’s a true wonder that they had any […]

Reverse Prank Calling Is My Favourite Hobby

June 11, 2012

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Essentially I remain a twelve year old at heart, at least in several very important respects.  Most crucially I love screwing around with people on the phone.  I always have and I always will.  Back in the old days my friend Nick and I used to call the local strip club (Cozy’s Grill) and ask […]

It’s Chinatown. Again.

February 28, 2012

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The day broke like any other, sunlight streaming in through my not-nearly-opaque-enough curtain and directly into my eyes.  I rummaged around, found some wearable clothing, ate a bagel, and hustled out the door.  And then… There it was.  This lovely still life: That’s right folks, here we have:  a small backpack, empty; two diapers, unused; […]

All hail ze Burger Kaiser!

January 29, 2012

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Good day faithful readers.  Today I’d like to announce something very special – German fast food chain Burger Kaiser has a new Twitter feed!  Check it out here.  It’s going to be a rather funny little feed, I hope.  Not that I have anything to do with it, of course… Here’s the Burger Kaiser logo. […]

Parson Brown, please go to rehab

January 4, 2012

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Ottawa’s much maligned Dundonald Park is actually pretty nice.  However, being located as it is across from the Beer Store* it is often populated with folks who are perhaps a little over lubricated (and most people don’t even know what it’s actually called, since everyone just calls it the Beer Store Park, or the sketchy […]

Barely legal – hardcore pienography

October 3, 2011

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From time to time I make musical barter arrangements, which I always enjoy.  I have created custom songs and ringtones in exchange for scones, pies, carrot cake, Vietnamese coffee, cake, and other things.  It’s always satisfying to enter into a strange bargain with someone, and all the more so because they usually think I’m kidding […]

The Constellations are Dead. Rest In Peace. And A New Album? But how?

September 12, 2011

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It was 2001 or so and I had been recording a whole lot of music, what a surprise.  I was fixing to release a thing or two, but I needed a name.  Bad.  It’s a strange phenomenon, in fact, this rock and rolling naming business.  Technology is such that a single person (like, say, me) […]