Nardwuar

Nardwuar | Person | The entertainment trade in Vancouver certainly has its fair share of weirdos, but Nardwuar the Human Serviette is the king of them all. Born John Ruskin, Nardwuar is an enigmatic frontman and celebrity interviewer extraordinaire. His eccentric techniques and exhaustive research has made for some spectacular moments over the years.

Usage: “Dude, I heard Nardwuar still lives with his parents…”explore-the-lexicon

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The Vancouver Alley That Once Passed Laws, Stashed Opium and Sold Tomatoes

"You hear all these great stories about the former glories of Market Alley, but it's hard to imagine it because of the stench of piss..."

The One Day a Year When Local Ants Get Freaky in Your Face, Literally

"It's gotta be Flying Ant Day because there are half a dozen of the sexed up critters currently writhing in my beer..."

The Town Fool Who Wanted to Contribute to Vancouver's "Imagination Explosion"

"In a town so full of fools it's odd that there has only ever been one 'official' Town Fool, and that was Joachim Foikus..."

One of Vancouver's Most Sorely Missed Restaurants Was Accessed Via a Secret Door in Chinatown for Over 60 Years

"My parents used to tell stories about sneaking beers into the Green Door and feasting big on spot prawns and fresh crab..."