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

June 27, 2011.

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.

  • ACMESalesRep

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

  • Scout Magazine

    No argument here.

  • Lindah Vaginablister

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

  • Paul D

    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.

  • Scout Magazine

    Well proven?

  • Paul D

    Indeed. I was short a link though

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