Monthly Archives: August 2006

Smashula songs, available now!

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See Bob Run

My friend Elena performed this Daniel MacIvor one-woman play, cleverly designed by Clinton. Two “headlights”, a chair and a couple boxes make up the set: very simple, very effective. The play itself is the usual MacIvor fare, a monologue that … Continue reading

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Get Off the Cross, Mary

I have to take the Fringe in careful doses. For years, I reviewed plays for SEE. That meant being assigned to a venue (lucky if there are soft seats, luckier if there’s a concession) ALL DAY for the first two … Continue reading

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Ben Lee

The article I wrote for the pullout last Friday got reprinted in Calgary and in Vancouver. Thanks, Ben Lee, for the extra dough! We went out to see him last night. The Sidetrack was sold out, we managed to get … Continue reading

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Little Miss Sunshine

It’s as good as they say it is: Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear as the parents of a little girl who qualifies to compete in the titular competition. Morose Nietschezean big brother, failed suicide uncle (Steve Carrell!) and inappropriate grandpa … Continue reading

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Planet Earth is the best TV show, ever.

Holy crap is it ever a good show. It’s a David Attenborough nature miniseries (and I love him!), five episodes every Sunday at 7 on CBC. There are the usual cute animals (polar bears, elephants, leopards, on and on) shot … Continue reading

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Snakes on a Plane

It’s everything it should be, and totally worth the late night screening! The thing with snakes is that they are really straightforward: either they are scared of you, or they want to try and eat you. Their motives aren’t complicated, … Continue reading

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The Bank Ultralounge

So I went to it, for a fundraising thing that Paul’s company sponsored. I always found the “ultra” kind of goofily aggrandizing, and I hate it when bars call themselves “lounges”. And all the shiny dollar signs a little too … Continue reading

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I think I just heard a Dudes song on a cellphone commercial

Weird.

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I chose the wrong career.

Not that I even consciously chose it to begin with, but writing for newspapers is the only thing I’m good at. It also seems to be a dead end. The consensus seems to be that the big newspaper chains, like … Continue reading

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