TEA & TWO SLICES: On Unchill Dudes And Trying To Manufacture The Race For Mayor
by Sean Orr | Ramping it up: “Dude Chilling Park” sign approved by Vancouver Park Board. “People worked very hard to clean up the area and this sign sends the wrong signal”, says Steven Bohus of RAMP, the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant. It does? Do you mean that the signal it sends is don’t be chill but be uptight assholes instead? “There are far more important things to worry about in Mt. Pleasant”, Bohus adds. Then why are you worrying about it?
Meanwhile, Bob Mackin has his own suggestions: Signs of the times in Vancouver. Taxes Rising Park? Yeah, OK. Thanks, Dad.
Perpetuating the narrative that most of the city is irate: Robertson has early edge in Vancouver’s one-candidate mayor’s race. Shhhhhh! Here’s a picture of Trevor Linden.
Splitsville: Former COPE executives forming new party to challenge Vision Vancouver. Anyone care for an ice cold glass of Diet COPE?
Let’s go Site C-ing: British Columbia’s ‘other’ multi-billion dollar energy projects. In other words, let’s just clusterfuck the population with energy projects and at least one will eventually get through.
Right in the Rocks-y: Man on Granville Street sidewalk offers money to kick others in the groin. You call that a shocking video? Why am I not shocked at all?
Also not shocked: Cat café coming to Vancouver in fall 2014. The person’s name is Furbacher? FURBACHER!!!
Uncle Fatty: Marijuana and pizza marry their flavours at restaurant Mega ill. The pun section of my brain is lighting up right now. Lighting up! I didn’t even mean to do that one!
Speaking of puns, check out this amazing Twitter conversation.
So we got a cat cafe, some pot pizza, and now… The Vana Sutra. Ugh. I feel like I’m trapped inside a bad Douglas Coupland novel.
And finally, Vancouver’s best new restaurant: Hamburger 2.85.
Photo credit: Norman Fox