TEA & TWO SLICES: On Pepper-Flavoured Beers And Its No Longer Safe To Do Anything
by Sean Orr | How to make a riot bigger: Video shows Montreal police pepper spraying bar patrons during protest melee. Ain’t nobody better be fucking with my pint of Le Fin Du Monde, yo.
Tweet of the day c/o Stephen Taylor: “Why does violence only ever emerge during leftwing demonstrations? They own the mantle of domestic violent political extremism”. Because nobody ever brought a gun to a Tea Party demo.
Harpoon Stephen: Killer whale expert out of work as feds cut ocean-pollution monitoring positions. Maybe this alone will be the single issue that sinks Harper (aka Captain Ahab).
A theme developing: Cuts at Environment Canada mean fewer left to clean up oil-spill mess. If your irony-metre just went through the roof, you are not alone.
Robyn Urback on shocking anti-male hatred on the SFU campus. More shocking than the real violence they are talking about?
We Built This City on Boosterism: 100 Years of complaining.
First World Problems: High-speed Internet remains a fantasy for many Canadians. I wanted to read that article, but the page took forever to load.
Gloria Mackarenko practicing for Bard on the Beach: “The boyfriend. Upset about the break-up. He loaded his van with weapons and explosives and burst into her home. It happened. Last evening. In Kamloops.”
Deadly weekend: a scuba diver dies, a woman dead after falling off a Hornby Island cliff, and a Canadian woman dies on Mount Everest in the notorious ‘death zone’. I think the message is clear. Stop doing stuff.
Painting: “Emperor Haute Couture” by Margaret Sutherland.