Tommorrow (Nov 21) on Antenna’s to Heaven, special guest Dr. Joe Hawkins from stoplying.ca will be in to discuss globalization and shadow government. A must listen event!
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I’ve been surfing the Winnipeg chat rooms. A few posts I came across had to do with stories about our beloved downtown. Here’s a true Winnipeg story.
Years ago I was heading west on Portage right around the U of W. I was in my dad’s car, and had stopped at the crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross. Well I guess he didn’t like my dad’s car or something, because he stopped right in front of me, pulled a bag of frozen peas out of his grocery bag and threw it through the windshield of the car.
My dad never did believe me that that’s what happened.
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Here are some colorful insights about the Grey Cup weekend from Mike the administrator at a popular Winnipeg blog site, Tear it Down. His sarcasm pretty much nails the problem with suburban flight in Winnipeg. Maybe this time they’ll stay and see an Albert show.
So this is what downtown looks like.
You wanna see some crazy sh..? Head to downtown Winnipeg this weekend people are on the streets. Most of them are weird dudes dressed in green coveralls emblazoned with slogans such as “Rider pride“or “Farming rules so hard,“but even some Winnipeggers have been seen downtown. Yes, suburban Winnipeg has ventured past St. Vital Centre to see what’s happening downtown. I know, I know. It’s totally weird to see people enjoying the area and having a good time without fear of being killed by the murderous homeless people and savage drug addicts who wait in eager anticipation to prey on unsuspecting suburbanites and steal their iPods. I assure you that for the next two days the downtown will be safe, even for soccer moms and minivan-driving dads. Hell, bring the little kids and let them get their very own first taste of downtown decay. Just drive in from Linden Woods or Whyte Ridge, park the SUV, and start walking around the core area, which is safe and secure because an army of cops are guarding the Grey Cup Festival. “Ooh! Just look at all the boarded-up windows and vacant buildings. Isn’t it all quaint and charming? Hey! Where’s the closest Jysk store? Or maybe Best Buy. I need to buy some linen and DVDs. Oh, those Bears on Broadway are so very droll, aren’t they?“Isn’t it funny how people are tourists in their very own city?
Be warned if you’re going visit the tear it down site. You might as well check your political correctness at the door.
Local rag Geez magazine is getting some attention for being the antithesis to the right-wing evangelical movement in the states. Managed by Aiden Enns former editor of Adbusters, practicing Mennonite and CKUW regular, Geez offers a different perspective on the Christian faith. One that aims to “untangle the narrative of faith from the fundamentalists“and make Jesus fun again.
You can check out the magazine here.
We’re presenting American Hardcore from Dec. 1-7 at the Cinematheque. The Paul Rachman film explores the American punk rock scene from 1980 to 1986 with stories from Black Flag, Bad Religion, D.O.A., Bad Brains, Circle Jerks and more. The doc isn’t a lot easier to summarize than that of any other major war, but it’s quite a bit funnier, as this belated documentary overview-based on Steven Blush’s like-titled tome-proves in each of its 90 exuberantly irritable minutes. “Normal people did not listen to hardcore, and we liked it that way!” exclaims Articles of Faith’s Vic Bondi, one of the movie’s many hilarious punk raconteurs. Like the three-chords-fast tunes themselves, director Paul Rachman’s montage is a frenzied, propulsive pull from here and there – “an astonishing array of milky VHS concert footage (Black Flag in 1981!)”- The Village Voice. The film is showing along with Worked to the Bone By Gwen Trutnau (2006) (3:20) Everyday monotony, will kill skeletons who want to party.