Monthly Archives: June 2010

No, it’s a fucking great experience



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Great set of G20 pics here. I love the contrast between the indoor/outdoor images.

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This is what democracy looks like/This is what a police state looks like

Actually, I’m not sure what this looks like.

I don’t want to get too maudlin, but this sign…it got me.

Democracy on the march.

Keep protecting that US embassy, boys! Fight the good fight!

Yes! Definitely make sure we do not get down there!

Have you ever seen cops in full riot gear pulling on their gas masks? Yiiiiiiikes.

The following three pictures are of Yonge and Queen St. This was at least an hour after people started breaking various things, and there were absolutely no cops anywhere. It was unbelievable, because the week leading up to this thing, there were cops swarming the streets of downtown Toronto in numbers I have never seen before.

There was also no traffic, because people had taken over the roads.

The presumed bait car, pre-torching.

And then the path of destruction.


Should I admit that I was actually happy to see this? I don’t know if you’re aware, but just because you don’t have sweatshops, doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for sexual harassment. Or for this. And yes, that brown matter is exactly what you think it is.

Oh hey, look who showed up! BUT WHAT OF THE FENCE!!!

So depressing, and not for the hand-wringing reasons that most people are talking about.

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Losin’ it

So, here’s an embarrassing sort-of secret: I definitely have a thing for ridiculous trainer/personality Jillian Michaels. Who knows what she’s like in real life, but no one could argue that she doesn’t come across as a bit of a jerk on TV (yes I am an English major). Oh well though, right? We’ve all got to make a living berating people with low self-esteem somehow. Anyways, the point is, she has a new show where she goes to live with people (?) and acts like a psychologist (?). In the last episode I watched, she was dealing with a woman whose house was a junk-filled DISASTER. As they panned across her cluttered, visual metaphor of a room, what do I spot, but THIS:



The show isn’t that great, but that one shot was definitely worth watching for.

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What is more important to you: broken windows or your rights?

At this point, and I’m sure I’ll regret saying this, I’m GLAD the Block Bloc came. Because if you are still complaining about some multinational corporation’s broken windows, and not get out-of-your-mind angry about what’s been happening to your rights as a citizen, I now know that you are living in a different world from me and we have very different priorities.

PS: This goes double quadruple for the people who are complaining, “sad,” or “horrified,” despite the fact that they didn’t actually see the damage and/or DON’T EVEN LIVE HERE.

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Prove him wrong, G20 protesters!

PS: who doesn’t love Kate Beaton, am I right?

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Shake it


And now there’s an earthquake!?

Fuuuuuuuuuck this weekend is going to be bananas.

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