TEA & TWO SLICES: On Big Trouble At The Cactus Club And Mt. Pleasant Becoming Kits

May 10, 2012.

by Sean Orr | Who saw this coming? Nobody. English Bay Cactus Club causing conflict between cyclists and pedestrians. I can just picture the junior-douchebags drunk on bellinis stumbling into the bike lane, calling cyclists “fags” and just generally detracting from the social fabric of our city.

Gentrification nation: Conflict of Interest at City Hall | Condo Tower Approved in Chinatown. Juicy stuff, Mainlander, although I’m not sure how I feel about the jab at the good people opening up on the 400 block of Columbia…

Speaking of interests and conflicts: Vancity urged to dump interests in Enbridge (one of those moments when you tug at your collar and go “yeeesh”).

Pressure mounts on B.C. Liberals to end silence on Northern Gateway pipeline (and speaking of pressures mounting, my new album Pressure Mounts just dropped).

Yellow Cabs Drawn into Rocky Mountaineer Labour Fight. This is the same Rob Ford-esque piece of work who was chair of the NPA’s election campaign when the lockout first started, then accused Vision of meddling.

Because its illegal every where else: Mount Pleasant skate park dominated by adult males, according to resident. When did Mount Pleasant become as stuck up as Kitsilano?

And before you know it, Mount Pleasant will have a cat café. Oh god. They’re going to call the drinks Cattés and Cattucinos, aren’t they? We’re so fucked.

Because nobody looks when they turn right on a red: Most pedestrian-involved crashes caused by turning vehicles. I can’t count how many times this has happened to me. I used to kick the side of the car but people would react like I was trying to kill their first-born child…

Whee! Bouncy real-estate sales expected in Vancouver. Reads a bit like a poorly translated Hungarian to English phrasebook.

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Sean Orr started writing letters to the editor after he dropped out of Geography at UBC, although the two are unrelated. Shortly after that, this thing called blogging was invented and he started writing for Beyond Robson until Andrew Morrison came to him with Scout. Aside from being good at stirring things up, Sean is a photographer, a musician (frontman in the hardcore-punk band Needs), and a resident of Gastown, where he is employed as a dishwasher at L’Abattoir.
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