TEA & TWO SLICES: On Writing Obits For Robson And Scientists Selling Cellphones

by Sean Orr | Take the hint: Metro Vancouver second worst in North America for local travel. City stalled in livability lane, says columnist Jon Ferry. Yeah…wow, we suck. Unlivibality and sprawl for everyone! Malaise forever!

Don’t write Robson’s obituary just yet. I’m pretty sure we wrote it when that bro who does BlogTO started Beyond Robson a few years back. But then we wrote Beyond Robson’s obituary so now I don’t know what’s goin’ on over there.

Harper calls Calgary ‘greatest city,’ draws reaction from Canucks countrywide. Well, they clearly have never sipped Caesars served by a wasted waitress at the Ship & Anchor on a sweltering Wednesday during Sled Island.

Something poetic: Polymer bills reportedly melt in Canadian heat. Giving new meaning to burning a hole in your pocket.

Harpoon Harper: The Environment: Getting Fucked Right In The Tree Hole. “Let’s hope the scientists can still discover massive holes in the ozone while also working part-time jobs at a cell phone kiosk in the mall.”

What the hell does this have to do with anything let alone Vancouver? Daniel Tosh sorry for the rape joke. Hey Vancouver Sun, way to hold a comedian from LA to the fire, you guys!

I’m older than Granville Island? Le sigh.

Facebook Saves: Outcry forces TransLink to reverse decision to end TaxiSaver program.

The Dependent: Please Stand By.

Bonus: introducing Ballast.

There are 2 comments

  1. I don’t really see what’s wrong with anyone holding tosh.0 to the fire (let alone the Vancouver sun) for his half-assed apology — he made a tasteless, offensive joke that didn’t go over well with some of his audience. Let’s not forget: when you’re a comedian you NEED to take feedback from your audience on what do or don’t think is funny, lest your career be shorter lived than the “humor” in a rape joke.

  2. The point is they just ran a wire story verbatim. It’s lazy and it doesn’t tie in what should be the paper’s mandate: how does this affect the reader? It’s sensationalism. Now everyone knows this hack’s name. He’s not even funny. If you’re going to make a rape joke, at least be funny about it.

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