Tea & Two Slices: On Blowing Hot Air, Cool Moods And Gentrification On The DTES

by Sean Orr | From the Vancouver Sun, we learn that the filibuster is an age-old blast of political hot air for stalling. How remarkably similar to newspaper editorials!

Also in the Sun, cool moods expected at Canada Post locations as legislation takes effect. What the hell does “cool moods” mean? Is it like, ‘Hey, cool mood, bra’?

When corporate news journalists get honest on Twitter: “Often I’m depressed at the state of the news business …certainly compared to what it once was”. Yeah, I’d be fucking depressed if I wrote for the Globe and Mail too, buddy.

They are rioting in father’s home town, too: sobering riot in Belfast puts two men in hospital with gunshot wounds. That being said, they made a peace bridge in my mother’s town, so maybe we can do something similar here across the Fraser so that we can heal the deep wounds between us “like a handshake across the river”. But then Translink would probably just bungle the whole thing and…

Please Stop Saying You’re the ‘Real’ Vancouver. Exactly. It’s that kind of smugness that caused alienation in the first place. “A warning to those who build ruins: after the town planners will come the last troglodytes of the slums and the ghettos. They will know how to build. The privileged ones from the dormitory towns will only know how to destroy.”

A commenter on DTES gentrification:  “Are these business helping those that already live here?” Yes. I live here. I have mental health problems. I have even been employed by Sean Heather. Also, I fucking love charcuterie.

There are 6 comments

  1. “I fucking love charcuterie” should be on the official Scout Magazine t-shirt.

  2. Cool mood means some postal workers focus group has discovered what can be achieved using a pdf and an email address.

  3. Yeah, it’s fucking depressing writing for daily newspapers but it’s all sunshine in the sitting on the sidelines adding snarky comments to links business, I hear.

On Banning Balloons and Other Great Ideas from the Buffoons Destroying Everything

So you can't afford a home and your Dad thinks climate change is a matter of opinion...maybe you'll feel better with balloons! Oh wait...

On Vancouver’s Mayor Being a Hapless Tool (Again) and the Challenge of Pairing Wine with Slavery

Recent headlines reveal the Mayor's attempted seduction of Amazon, an open letter from the Sedins, hell freezing over and much more.

On Making Fascists Scared and Ignoring the Tired Laments of Odious Windbags

On the equivocations of old white dudes, welcoming hundreds of thousands of DACA refugees, and things getting satirical.

On Dogs That Know Drugs and the Invincibility of Vancouver’s Landlord Aristocracy

Marvelling at terrible tippers and the straight faces of Conservative ideologues when they spew stupidity.