TEA & TWO SLICES | On Vagrants With Skinny Legs And Hipsters In Skinny Jeans
by Sean Orr | Rafe Mair: Finding truth takes work. I feel your pain bro. “The difficulty faced by bloggers and others who present their journalism exclusively online is that they’re hard to find. Unlike in the 18th century, most people don’t want to work at just getting the news. Just as in the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Whatever is easily available trumps the harder to get”. Welcome to Tea & Two Slices (now available on papyrus).
Meanwhile, Keith “Breaking Bad Spoiler” Baldrey misses the entire point.
“We’re not against bike lanes, but…”: Kitsilano Beach bike route plan draws fire from critics. These so called critics are bravely and nobly taking up the mantle of protecting…two picnic tables. ”Kelsey, who is promoting a petition against the bike route, said many regular users of Kits Beach, including volleyball and basketball players, knew nothing about the plan.” As usual, people complain about lack of consultation after the consultation process. Fold your arms, stamp your feet, and appeal to emotion. Thanks for playing, Kitsilano!
I guess it could be worse. We could live in Toronto.
Just in case there’s even the slightest bit of ambiguity left, no transit for you. The Referendum: A Turning Point for the Region. “This thing is designed to divide us.”
A brief history of Vancouver gentrification: The drama of urban development. “We crowded into SFU Woodwards past hipsters in skinny jeans and vagrants with skinny legs…” I stopped reading after that opening sentence, which made the whole story about as useful as discussing the cultural conundrum of hippies with a totally wasted Jack Kerouac.
Related: Looking for Hipster Randy! “Randy is an outgoing, mature individual who’s the life of the party. He’s charming, witty, and creative. Some of his interests could include indie music, blogging, and movies. He’s stylish and shops at unconventional places such as vintage stores and thrift shops. He’s into independent culture and prides himself on this. His hobbies could include blogging, attending concerts, and watching movies. If you are professional and responsible and see yourself playing this role or even better if this is you, we encourage you to apply.” Oh, fuck it. Where’s my resumé?
Straight Surrey man gets savagely beaten twice ‘for being gay’. This appeared on my Facebook stream with the caption “hilarious”. Suffice to say, this is about as funny as a hole in the head.
Slightly funnier: Rogers bill ruins credit rating of man who doesn’t have Rogers account. “It’s almost like they’re playing a video game with people and they could care less about the consequences.”
Leaf it to Charles for a new VAG design. I have my money on a giant spirit bear design.