Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Click Around

I'm really attracted to photographs and art that cross eras. The photo to your left is from Symon Chow's website. I really like the old time feel, with the slivers of current.

I just love The National Film Board. Here are a few of the thousands of shorts that we Canadians all remember:
Black Flies...The Cat Came Back...The Log Driver's Waltz....and this cool little short done for Canada Customs to tell people why animals shouldn't be brought into the country by the average Joe.
...and I remember this little "faces" vignette from when I was a kid.

If you're interested in knowing how to tell if a diamond is real, here is a link that helps you with that.

Here is the entire Russell Peters "Outsourced" DVD online. It's hilarious.

Here's a great little Radenska commercial from back in the days before Yugoslavia fell apart. I've posted it before, but it's still great to see how it used to look.

Teacher Tube is a YouTube clone for Teachers. (via Cynical-C)

For Torontonians: There is a giant whing-a-thon going on in the comments section of this post about the gentrification of Queen Street West because Home Depot is going to build a store across from The Peter Pan Bistro. Change is always gonna come. What makes me laugh the most about this is that pretentiously cool people are always worried about their shit changing, and becoming "commercial" and "selling out". That little stretch of Queen Street hasn't been "edgy" since 1982. Listen, when you decide to add "In the heart of trendy Queen Street West" to your restaurant website....the neighbourhood has already jumped the trendy shark. Mind you though, The Peter Pan was there when it was cutting edge. Bring it on down to Parkdale...the normal people of that neighbourhood have been waiting for the crack whores and crazies to be driven out by latte drinking urban hipsters for over 30 years.

Even Salvador Dali was a sellout.

"Canadian" the new racial slur in the American south. (via Cynical-C)

Ok...a little short this week, but what the hell...I've been preoccupied with that pesky work stuff..