Posts tagged ‘Olympics’

Video and a Bootleg Recording from The Neil Young Project

During the Olympics, I went to “The Neil Young Project”, a star-studded concert at the Queen Elizabeth featuring people covering Neil Young songs. As I mentioned…

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And the Nation Micturated in Unison

In a clever bit of PR, the folks at Edmonton’s water utility, EPCOR, released this chart showing city water consumption during the gold medal hockey game…

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The Sound of a City Rejoicing

If you’re suffering from Olympics withdrawal (as opposed to me, who’s suffering from a bit of a Olympic hangover), this might please you. It’s a video…

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Tim Hortons and the Immigrant Experience

This morning I had breakfast with some American friends who have been up in Vancouver for the Olympics. We discussed this Tim Horton’s ad that tells…

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Citizen Journalism: Covering and Uncovering the News

“Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism.” –Graham Greene This weekend I received an email from a local arts organization that began:…

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Hitler Furious Over the Olympics

The subtitled Hitler trope is a gift that keeps on giving. I don’t know why I find them so entertaining, but whether it’s the Sundin trade…

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Is There Medal Inflation at the Olympics?

In which I risk being a bit of a Debbie Downer. Watching and reading coverage of the Olympics, I’ve observed a lot of projections and comparisons…

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A Terrific, Truthful Article About Vancouver

James sent along this great, long profile of the city from The Walrus magazine. It’s by Gary Stephen Ross, the current editor-in-chief of Vancouver magazine. He’s…

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