The Humourous

The Evolution of The Hipster Friday August 5, 2011

It’s not often I have something so good it deserves a one off post, but this is too good not to post. It’s from the video blog Glove and Boots and it’s a couple of Muppets (actual muppets, not just idiots) describing the evolution of the Hipster.

Yes, from caveman to beatniks to the modern day Hipster, everything you need to know is explain in five hilarious minutes. Enjoy.

Psst, once you’re done watching that check out their video on Thor, Stan Lee and Super Hero movies and then go buy the Hipster Handbook. Then your life will be complete.

Categories: The-Humourous, The-Inane, The Blogosphere, The VBlog

Oh Ollie, You're An Internet Star Tuesday January 25, 2011

Well it looks like I’m going to make another Flames post. What is that 2 in one week? Sacriliage!

Anyways, since embarking on his second go-around with my beloved Flames, Ollie ‘The Joker’ Jokinen has become sort of a whipping boy/brunt of all jokes. It doesn’t help that his head looks like an elongated Pumpkin and his Finnish facial expressions are the things a photographer dreams of. So over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that Ollie Jokinen has become a bit of an Internet Celebrity.

Anyways, thanks to the internet we no longer need to scour the internet on a daily basis for our Ollie fixes. There is now a Tumblr blog for that

Categories: The-Flames, The-Humourous,

Random Thoughts For Sklarbro Country Thursday December 30, 2010

Much to my wife’s chagrin, my furry little west-coast professor friend introduced me to the Sklarbro Country Podcast a little over a month ago. Frankly, I am a better person for it.

I know not many people dig comedy podcasts, let alone a sports comedy podcast, but I can’t recommend this enough. It’s a essentially the Sklar Brothers (Two twin brothers) who spew off with a slew of comedic guests on the crazy stories that infect the world of sports. From Delonte West playing against the four horsemen of the apocalypse to Don Cherry’s Pinko comments to Pete Sampras’ inability to value his collection of Wimbledon trophies, the stories these brothers cover are hilarious.

So what are you waiting for, get on board with Sklarbro Country.

First – For those in the business, the demise of yahoo has been an intriguing and kinda scary thing to witness. And I was all good with it, except for kinda feeling for a buddy of mine who was working there. But yahoo’s secret decision to turf my favorite bookmarking tool was a bit too much.

Second – Since the aforementioned SklarBrothers informed me that the Greenman suits comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I have a little more respect for the Vancouver Green Men... I really do hate you’re team, but I’ll give you major props for the Waffle bit.

Third – Boston.com’s stunning work – The Big Picture – is back at it with their year in review.

Fourth – For all you web design nerds out there, one of my favorite artist Nick La, has released his Best of 2010 Web Design.

Fifth – And while I wait in anticipation of the Hood Internet’s Best of 2010, I’ve got to say that the new EP – The HoodInternet vs. Metric is outstanding.

The Hood Internet x Metric by hoodinternet

Sixth – Regardless of your opinion of Gary Bettman, you’ve got to admit that the Winter Classic is absolute fantastic idea. I know that the Winter Classic has a special place in my heart and the fact that Mike Knuble and the Washington Capitals are playing in this year’s edition … makes it that much better.

I also love that HBO’s series 24/7, is capturing the entire preceding drama… Including the Cap’s unexpected 8 game losing streak and Bruce Boudreau’s best Alex Baldwin Impression.

Seventh – Last week we went to our friends house for what has been dubbed the Sandwich of Awesome!

The Sandwich of Awesome

That’s right kids….

Home made toasted Garlic Bread, Meatballs, Marinaria Sauce with bacon, Four kinds of Cheese…. and Captain Crunch Onion Rings.

That’s right your colon has just exploded.

Eighth – I’m sorry, but I must have a canvas copy of this

Yeah, that’s a need not a want.

Ninth – For all you design nerds out there, here is a fantastic photoshop template of some gorgeous numerals

… I know, I know… How lame… But shut up. It’s my web site.

Tenth – In case you’re intrested, my New Years Resolution is to get out more… See more plays, see more shows and enjoy life in DC a bit more… So I don’t miss things like The Roots at the 9:30 Club.

Eleventh – I know it’s been a bad season for my beloved Flames and all, but for the love of god, THE FLAME CAN’T LOSE TO THE OILER.

Twelfth – Last but not least, for all you sustainability nerds or even anyone interested in the potential of a high speed rail line between Calgary and Edmonton, have a quick read of Duncan Kinney’s latest blog post.

Categories: The-Humourous, The-Random, The Adventures, The ArtWorld, The Blogosphere, The Calgary Vibe, The Capitals, The D.C. vibe, The Inane, The Music, The Pop-Culture

Happy Christmas to You and Yours. Thursday December 23, 2010

I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Christmas than with the Pogues, Kirsty MacColl and one of the most amazing Christmas songs ever written.

You promised me broadway was waiting for me
You were handsome you were pretty
Queen of new york city when the band finished playing they yelled out for more
Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night.
And the boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay

And the bells were ringing out for christmas day.

So to everyone out there, have a Happy Christmas and may you get drop down drunk on Boxing day.

Categories: The-HomeLand, The-Humourous,

Random Thoughts For Living The Dunkin Donuts Life Wednesday October 27, 2010

This past weekend I got the opportunity to live the HIGHLIFE in Boston… Well the South Boston Highlife.

Alright, to be honest I spent most of my time touring Boston as my wife presented at a Masters conference. So, what is one to do with so much free time in Boston. Live The Dunkin’ Donuts lifestyle, of course. Upon landing in New England, I made it my goal to eat at least 70% of my meals at Dunkin Donuts.

Regrettably, I not only met that goal but surpassed it. Once I get down from my sugar rush, I’ll let you know how good of a call this was.

FirstThe Anatomy of the Stay Puff Marshmellow man

Second – Reason 4,561 why I love Damon Albarn – His atypically British hipster attitude. In particular, his response towards glee asking to use Gorillaz songs in their show. Well, that and his uncanny resemblance to my half-brother.

Third – It’s common knowledge that I can’t stand Rudy.

To be frank, I find it one of the worst movies in the world and it boggles my mind how Rudy just kept showing up. But I understand why people like it, so it’s a bit of a surprise that Golden Joe Montana would go out of his way to debunk the whole Rudy story.

As probably the only person in the world who, as a kid, chose Joe Montana as the person he’d be stuck on a deserted island with – even I think this is a dick move.

FourthWhile I’m sure you receive a predominantly positive response from those hearing the term “I’m sorry, I didn’t get that, lets try that again” repeated fifty times, I would rather be kicked in the head by a horse the size of ten horses all molded together into one big horse than dial that number ever again. It was incapable of directing me to the correct department despite my responding to each question with the word ‘exterminate’ in a metallic voice.

Trust me, read the rest of this article and prepare for hilarity

Fifth – Bernard Callebaut has officially lost control of his incredibly delicious chocolate company!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Fifth – Even Richard Florida, the guru of the creative class movement has given Nenshi a big thumbs up.

Sixth – I want to like this song so much more, but I find the song too frustrating to allow for repeated listens. But the video on the other hand… Pure genius. Click below to see a cardboard cutout recreation of Star Wards for Jeremy Messersmith’s Tatooine.

Seventh – For the five of you who loved spending their Friday nights on Chatroulette, you already know this, but for the rest of us – Chatroulette is officially dead.

Eighth – The Kid Belo is back at it again, I’m not sure if this is in Calgary, but it’s pretty amazing mural.

Categories: The-Humourous, The-Random, The ArtWorld, The Blogosphere, The Corporation, The Food, The Humourous, The Inane, The Pop-Culture

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