TEA & TWO SLICES: On Why We Loathe Developers & Our Trainwreck-Loving Media
by Sean Orr | Society of Spectacle: Trainwreck-spotting media don’t deliver daily reality. “vehicle crashes, shootings, stabbings, fires, rapes, suicides, beatings, floods, drownings, electrocutions, etc.” You forgot SNAKEHEADS!
Pimpin’ is easy: Vancouver organizations line up for ‘homeless’ grants from city hall. Man, this is really adding to the appearance of a poverty industry. Vancouver does not suffer from a dearth of awareness. Our homeless are fully in view. You don’t need to do a walking tour. Just have dinner at Judas Goat.
The Dependent vs The Sun: “Our post today? How Vancouver accidentally gave rise to the country’s first anti-drug legislation. Their post today? A sasquatch sign in Harrison Hot Springs. Our legal team is hard at work as we speak.”
“To me, the word “developer” had always conjured images of cultureless, moneygrubbing hacks in Armani suits, roaring around town in tacky SUVs, lighting cigars with $20 bills, cackling wildly as they displaced families, stomped on puppies, and generally caused the destruction of affordable neighbourhoods in the name of profit.
AirApathy: Will the end of AirCare mean more junk cars on the road? I personally can’t wait for the return of jalopies, hoopties, bangers, buckets, beaters, dune buggies, go-carts and wreckers. Also, whistle tips.
Meanwhile, Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit record levels on Friday morning. What’s going to stop people from filling their tanks with marked gas?
Irony of the day: Nature’s Path owner to pay $32k fine. For destroying a natural path! Somehow the name Unnatural Clearcut didn’t pass the development stage.
Space Case: Powell Street overpass proposal will level buildings, raise street. This is relevant to my interests.