Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Very Special Winnipeg Civic Election 2010 Post (Is... Thataway)

I put a fair bit of work into it, and it's pretty well all the same gags I would have made over here anyway, so please direct your attention to today's thematically timed and extravagantly large Winnipeg Cat entry.

Do be sure to get out and rock the vote today, intimidating weather aside; in the interest of our fair citizenry not looking like idiots, I would very much appreciate it if we could do our best to break fifty per cent for voter turnout this year. Of course, if this event goes down the way I suspect it might, we're all going to look like idiots anyway -- but we can go over all that once the whole shebang is over and done with. So I'll see you then, electorate!

Monday, October 18, 2010

RoboCalls: Part Man, Part Machine, All Calls (or, I Like My Politics Like I Like My Mountain Dew: "American-Style")

Remember how dull everything had been, for the longest time, in the leadup to this civic election? The summer months of silence, the early autumn of broad platitudes and campaign re-announcements? Well, forget that noise! This civic campaign is going to be remembered for its last few weeks, and its last few weeks are being so exaggeratedly snippy that we're all going to be laughing and shaking our heads about it for years and years to come.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mayoral Candidate Forum on Downtown -- Manitoba Hydro Place, October 7th, 2010

Were you visiting the core of our fair city this past Thursday in the name of excitement? Drama? High discourse and adventure? Then you, like many others, had come specifically to witness and experience the razzle-dazzle of: the Mayoral Candidate Forum!

...On Downtown!

Other bloggers have done a great job of concisely encapsulating Thursday's mayoral debate, so let me do now what I do best: mull over the available information, drop in considerably after the fact, and then write exhaustively about the minutea that most people wouldn't bother with. Hey, you can't tell me I don't play to my strengths!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Walk Around in Circles

Man, I'm tired. I'm tired a lot lately! I've been going full-bore at learning my new position, and then basically just shambling home and falling asleep, so I realize that I have not exactly been Mr. Excitement lately. It's just nice to be spending all of my energy on working instead of on finding work, y'know? Plus with our library mostly under construction at the moment, and the resulting dearth of available rooms, I've been getting quite the enjoyment out of my makeshift office because it's a dual-monitor station set up amidst shelves of rare books up to four hundred years old.

My office is awesome.

But enough about me! There are lots of interesting developments going on in this city that clearly just have not received enough attention. So join me now as we take a moment to consider one of the less-covered stories amidst our recent events, and thus discuss the hitherto unexplored topic of: traffic circles.

Hey, wait, come back!