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Entries from February 2010

A T-bone steak, three double scotches and a pack of Chesterfields.

February 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Douglas Coupland handed me my degree at the convocation for the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (as it was called back then) Class of 2000. He, along with Lynn Johnston and Japanese-Canadian artist Takao Tanabe, were honorary graduates (pretty great, no?). Whenever I feel homesick for my five years spent in Vancouver, I […]

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Tags: Books · Canada · Culture · Heroes · Inspiration · Writing

Quite possibly the best video ever made.

February 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tee hee. Thanks to Adrian for the link.

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Tags: Culture · Film & Video · Friends · Funny · Inspiration · Memes

Digital Nation, Frontline

February 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

I came upon this program by chance a few nights ago. It’s worth a viewing, especially the (scary) part about the US military’s “Army Experience Center” where young people can play military-based video games for free in a state-of-the-art gaming (recruitment) centre. Frontline always has excellent complementary information on their website too.

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Tags: Culture · Electronics · News · Technology

I Am Star Stuff

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

My wife has become a huge Etsy fan over the last few months, and has discovered many unique,  smart artists & jewelers who combine intelligence with skill. One such example is I Am Star Stuff: Of course the starstuff idea comes from the famous Carl Sagan statements: that we are composed of the stuff stars […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Design · Fashion · Jewelry · Retail