Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category


Interpret how you will

October 11, 2006

Taken from a mid-September weekly email update (which are always fun to read) by a centrally-located used bookstore:

On my way to pick up the books from the not dead person, I noticed that Mayor Sam Katz had set up his campaign headquarters in the former Uncle Willy’s on Pembina Highway. Uncle Willy’s, if you’ll recall, was the all-you-can-eat restaurant with the never-ending supply of bland and predictable food. Best of luck to Mr. Katz and his opponents in the upcoming election. [emphasis mine]

Oh, those booksellers…


A Small Diversion

August 18, 2006

I’ve been quite busy lately with other things, so until I’ve got time to put together another full-length entry, I’ll leave this to mull over.

Anything wrong with these “nailbombs” (this particular pole is on Adelaide between McDermot and Bannatyne Avenues), small pieces of plywood or cut-offs from 2x4s that have been brilliantly painted and then nailed to wooden structures around the inner city of Winnipeg, usually on telephone poles that desperately need some brightening up? If you see any painted-over nailbombs around, you’ll know that various graffiti removal teams think there’s something wrong. Unsanctioned public art, sure, but vandalism? I think not – at least thought (and premeditation) went into these, and they do provide a welcome diversion and may even provoke some thoughts by the viewers. Isn’t that what art is supposed to do?