September 2009


This one was brought to my attention and I felt I should mention it seeing as there seems to have been a drop in events of this kind ever since the mercury dropped ever so slightly. Read on… (more…)

If you spend as much time in Montreal’s downtown core as I do, you might have noticed the ginormous “Guaranteed Milk” bottle near Lucien-L’Allier which, if it’s contents held true to it’s image would have long gone sour. Some argue it’s a landmark while others feel it is taking up much-needed real estate. Most recently you may have noticed that the bottle is surrounded in scaffolding. What’s going on? Read on… (more…)

You might be wondering what incited me to dream up a title such as the latter for this entry. Well, besides the fact that it’s always fun to talk like a pirate, tomorrow is actually the annual “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”. There’s an official website, so it must be legit, right? Right??? For more, be sure to log on to www.talklikeapirate.com. Off I go to splice the mainbrace.

It seems to be all the latest craze — Flash Mobs popping up everywhere for every imaginable cause. The latest will be coming up next Monday, September 21 to promote world peace.

If you’re not tired of these yet, here are the details for ya:

When: Monday, September 21, 11:45am – 12:15pm
Where: In front of the Societe des Arts Technologiques (1195 boul. Saint-Laurent)
Why: International World Peace Day
More info: www.cercledelapaix.ca

In case you’re wondering, this flash mob is being organized by Artmistice, the same group that organized the recent Michael Jackson tribute flash mob.

Mayor Gerald Tremblay is throwing a challenge out to designers: conceive a new design for Montreal bus shelters. Read on… (more…)

It may seem absurd… funny… maybe even creepy but a German tea company has just come out with a new product: tea bags in the form of celebrities, politicians, and for the more daring err… adult themes! Among other personalities, you can have a cup of tea alongside Obama, prince William, Madonna, and of course a stripper or two. See more at www.donkey-products.com

Pedestrians may have priority according to traffic laws but if everything goes according to a recent announcement by Ville-Marie borough mayor, Benoît Labonté, pedestrians may in fact have full priority along Ste. Catherine. Read on… (more…)

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