Strange days and delays

So assuming you have been paying attention you will have noticed a fairly sharp decline in the frequency of my posts. There are a bunch of reasons that involve poor internet connections and hoboing around Canada. I’ll just give you a quick synopsis of some of the random crap I neglected to write about.

Boonstock, a guest post

So…. I didn’t have time to actually attend Boonstock, also I am old… Also apparently lame… anyhow I managed to find an attendee willing to write a guest post about their experience at the future eardrum damage sufferers club, also known as Boonstock. “Totally unorganized but on the bright side we got away with anything!…

Fleeing the country

Finally having sold the house and escaped the plentiful and annoying realities of having a house and a job and so on I headed to the airport in the wee hours of the morning with my kid sister to fly across the pond. Sadly we did have to visit O'Hare airport in Chicago, which is...

Calgary Comic-Con

Comic-Cons in general have a long history of being focused on rare and old comic books, inaccessible, and full of nerds, but in this age of crossovers and digital media the focus is spread over old television shows and movies as well.  Essentially weirdos from all over come together to gush over artists no one...

Worlds largest Habitrail

Calgary is famous for many things, some of which are somewhat embarrassing. For example the ‘Calgary tower’ locally referred to by many as the prairie penis. This reminds me of the antenna atop Bender Bending Rodriguez, which leads to the slightly less famous but far more awesome feature of Calgary.

Drumheller: Here be rocks

There is some kind of scientific explanation for this area involving glaciers and sediment, however my brother at the age of five or so proposed a theory I still find somewhat more satisfying. It was his assertion that dinosaurs were in some way responsible, now he may have clarified what he meant but being seven...

Drumheller: Here be dinosaurs

Deep in the boring flatness of western Canada's prairies lies one of the richest deposits of fossils in the world, naturally the locals capitalized on this to create a less dangerous and less exciting version of Jurassic Park. Within the building itself are thousands of fossils, complete skeletal models towering overhead and dozens of adorable...

Montreal: troisième partie

A small and well hidden set of stairs lead upward from St. Denis to one of very few sensory deprivation places still around. It was within walking distance from our hotel which was a bonus as the route took us past the lafleurs and enabled me to cross the steamie off my list. With luck...

Montreal: deuxième partie

Montreal`s Olde Towne or whatever the hell that is in french, probably something with an umlaut or a few éè's in it, is a fascinating mix of difficult to navigate alleys and walls composed entirely of tourists rendered immobile by the lack of clearly defined sidewalks. Despite the maddening pace akin to pouring bricks through...

Montreal: Première Partie

A few years ago I decided to finally get off my ass and go to BurningMan. I bought tickets and got the time off work, everything was looking good. It was only after all the preparations had begun that my loved ones informed me that they didn't actually think I would get tickets and so...