2014-07-11

On Twitter today, our mayor tells us we can get some lip balm if we go to the Hope Volleyball Tourney.

I wasn't planning on going - I'm not much for sunshine - but I'd rather have lip balm from Jim Watson than from Rob Ford.

2014-05-24

Campaigning with Elmaks?

It appears that Liberal candidate Yasir Naqvi is endorsing guerrilla street art in his campaign for reelection.

We Elgin Street Irregulars do not believe in endorsing any candidates for office so we leave it to you to decide whether this affects who you vote for in the upcoming provincial election.

2014-05-21

Hockey Racquets (Wirecrossed Consultant Edition)

A city consultant's public art solution to the question of how best to memorialize beloved kids' hockey stick doctor Jack Purcell. For just south of $50,000. Because apparently there were two Jack Purcells, and the one for whom the adjoining Elgin Street recreation centre is not named was a badminton champ. In Guelph.

I dunno. Maybe if you squint. . .

News story replete with retro-rationalisations, or, if you will, lame-o excuses, here.

It is unclear from any of the media coverage whether the unnamed consultant was ever imposed upon, or even offered, to knock a few bucks off the bill for, you know, dropping the ball. . . errr, bird. . . ummm, puck.

2014-05-14

Elmaks Tributes

Coyote and I were out for a stroll this evening and we came across two curious items fixed to utility poles.

At a #14 stop on Gladstone there was "Free Music", a xylophone, ready for people to make music while they wait for the bus.

We wondered if it might be a tribute to Elmaks, that artist who added life to our streets and sadly left us a couple of years ago. Or just Ottawa's answer to the pianos that New York and other wealthy cities put out for pedestrians to play.

Then at O'Connor and Nepean, there was an actual swap box. The swap box was one of Elmaks signature items and to confirm that this was a tribute to him, the piece has "4Elmaks" written on the side.

I was tempted to take the crayons in the box, because I could use them for my portraits, but all I had to swap for it was my digital camera and I needed that to blog the swap box.




2014-04-03

Just another conservative power couple...

Funny how that keeps happening...

2014-01-25

To would-be internetz censors. . .



Yer morality-dictating bots look to be kinda dumb.  And you look to be dumber.  That is all.  I got a movie to watch.

2014-01-12

Two Snowmen

Happy Snowman...
WTF Snowman!




2014-01-09

Calgary West MP Rob Anders' Top-Sekrit Re-election Plan. . .

RIDE HARPER'S COATTAILS & PLAY TO HIS BASE!!

2014-01-02

For those who - somehow - found themselves watching Avalanche Sharks on extended cable on New Year's Day...

Because you really, really need to find some kinda life.  And so, apparently, do I...

2013-12-26

Rob Ford vs. The Ice Storm...

...because us coyotes have room in our hearts for more than one kind of Christmas spirit...