Sunday, March 27, 2005
And in case, you're not freaked out yet. How about a BC Nuke?
Broken Arrow near Smithers BC. The report says that a US bomber crashed in British Columbia and a special ops team went up to a mountain near Smithers BC to destroy a B-36 interconintental bomber. The problem with these planes: they're good at crashing. Really good.
A CHILDREN’S author from the Lothians is set to go global after securing a six-figure publishing deal in a fierce bidding war.
Writer Janey Jones has landed a 12-book deal for her Princess Poppy series with Random House, Britain’s biggest-selling book publisher, which fought off stiff competition from children’s publisher Walker Books to land the deal.
$100K+ advance for kids books. Ouch. Of course, the trick is turning out twelve books. The publishers now have a rope around her neck that costs more than a BMW sportscar.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
I have three theories of how tonight will go:
- It will go off without a hitch (yeah right)
- The high pitches and loud volumes of Rod Stewart's version of wheelchair rock will vibrate the wet cement and porridgy drywall. That will bring down the roof and make Victoria infamous for being "The Town That Killed Rod Stewart."
- The safety inspections will fail and the arena will have to remain closed. Rod Stewart's people will be bummed. His fans will riot. The nacent arena is suffer untold damages from cane blows and hurled bottles of vitamins and liver medicine.
Wifey and I checked out the arena and snapped some photos. As we were driving away, CH News pulled up beside us to prep for a report. One of reporters was readying himself and he wasn't pleased when I said, "news" prefaced with air-quotes. My beef with them: they bump real stories in exchange for stories about household pets in jeopardy. If the downtown core were scooped out of the Earth and taken away by the Borg, their lead story would be: "Oak Bay residents can't agree on new street signs."
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
For children's literature: ArtsNet
For new media: ArtsNet
For sculptors: Canada Council
In other words, money for someone else's lame idea. Mine don't count. Of course, I could try to get money for my multi-disciplinary piece that I have tentatively called:
"Man peeing on self while wearing a ceramic hat and singing Stompin' Tom ballads upon the lawn of the parliment buildings."
What? Not avante garde enough? Do the Stompin' Tom ballads make it too commercial?
And for those of you that think that the BC Liberals only help their big business buddies, take a look at the BC Achievement Foundation. It reads like a who's who list of Liberal siccophants and neo-cons. Coming in 2006: The second Degenerate Art Exhibition! Tickets on sale April 22nd. Torches on sale April 23rd.