John McLachlan: What I really think of the B.C.... →
The arts community has been stuck with the most idiotic and stupid arts-grant program I’ve seen in the close to 30 years I’ve been involved in the arts in British Columbia. Very few are speaking about it because they fear they will lose out on potential grant money. Here’s what’s happening right now: arts groups around the province are scrambling to jump through new hoops and twist and bend...
LAND OF TALK : Quarry Hymns
The 20 Worst Christians of All Time →
I find this list hilarious!!
by Bill Holm On death row you celebrate your last night with your last dinner, your choice, your last craving to make at least your stomach happy before it stops craving anything at all. Many choose simple food: a hamburger, mac and cheese, ice cream. What might it be for you, my friend? Duckling Rouenaisse? A roast of unborn lamb? Washed down with Veuve Cliquot ‘59 and old Armagnac? And...
WTF Should I Do With My Life? →
Awesome Fact of the Day: Certain species of squid can fly a distance of 50x their body length. Via Boing Boing
If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to...– Margaret Atwood
A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much...– The Economist
Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski my father always said, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house and we were up at dawn to the smell of coffee, frying bacon and scrambled eggs. my father followed this general routine for a lifetime and died young, broke, and, I think, not too wise. taking...
PLAY OF THE DAY: RUM AND VODKA by: Mike Thompson Rum and Vodka Broadway Theatre Four Stars Boy, I’ll tell ya, I’m a fan of great dialogue. The ‘wordsmithery’ of it all. There’s so much going on in a piece of great dialogue: moving the story forward, revealing insight about the character speaking, informing the social/economic/political climates of the world of the play. And, if the dialogue...