On The Hottest Year On Record And Hipsters With Craft Beer Bellies

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by Sean Orr | Biggest denial on record: Harper government reacts to NASA’s “hottest year on record” statement. Wherein Leona Aglukkaq does her best Roseanne impression. Actually I’d take Roseanne over Aglukkaq any day. “We will continue to take action to reduce emissions without damaging the economy like the Liberals and the NDP would do with their job-killing carbon tax…” I bet you anything the Tories have registered www.jobkillingcarbontax.com in time for the next election.

Not sure what to think: Wolf cull will see animals shot from helicopter to save B.C. caribou.

Because of this: How Wolves Change Rivers.

And this: Maybe Wolves Don’t Change Rivers, After All.

This makes me so eggcited. I’m ova the moon: Canada’s foreign minister attacked by crowd of egg-throwers in West Bank. I’d say that I would personally love to egg John Baird, but that might full under the new anti-terror legislation so I’d better not.

Is that schadenfreude or weltschmerz? It’s time to dust off the word weltschmerz. “It’s what drives progressive change: unlike angst or ennui, weltschmerz springs precisely from seeing that things could and should be better. The capacity to be disappointed is a good thing…” I feel so much better.

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Actual good news of the day: Province to review heritage law after battle over Grace Islet.

One. Single. Tear: Vancouver couple struggles to make ends meet on only $25,000 a month.

In other mansion news: Low-Rent Mansion Living? In Vancouver? Really? “‘Welcome to our humble abode,’ Erik Paulsson beckons as he swings open the broad front door of the South Vancouver mansion he shares with a group of friends, his hands wet from dishwashing duty”. Man, what is it with dishwashers having super fancy living arrangements?

Selling Vancouver social housing buildings a ‘big mistake’: NDP MLA. Is there not anyone advising these assholes? Like, “Hey, maybe let’s not lose even more social housing, it might look bad…”

The Ghomeshi and Amanda Lang affairs were one thing, but the CBC has really done it with this: Craft beer bellies threaten hipster waistlines. They clearly don’t know that we already have that figured out.

A new shadow over Gastown. Check out the glass tower plans for the parking lot next to Waterfront Station: 555 Cordova.

How to talk about the Seahawks. Is this the sports equivalent of Badiou? It’s amazing.

Bonus: These QVC Hosts Have No Idea What The Moon Is.

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