If you’ve walked by the Quartier des Spectacles recently, more specifically the open public area at the corner of Ste-Catherine West and Jeanne Mance, you may have had the pleasure of seeing rows upon rows of illuminated gum drops. The only thing is, they’re not exactly gum drops — rather, they’re pixels. Read on… (more…)

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Yes, you read correctly! I’m the first to admit that I love free stuff… I think it’s safe to say that we all do! That said, I’ve gathered a rather small but very useful list of freebie listings within the 514 (can we actually even use this term anymore what with the new 438 area code?). Read on… (more…)

Well the semester is winding down faster than expected which, in my case, is a good thing seeing as the past few months have been brutal. Anyhoo, this is something that came to my attention the other day and I thought it was pretty cool. So, for all you friends out there who are into graphic design, drawing, or photography, you might wanna read on… (more…)

Funny how things go. The other night, a good friend of mine was driving me home and we happened by Le Medley (St. Denis corner Rene-Levesque). He couldn’t help but reminisce about the days of old when the place was called the Old Munich and was home to a rotating stage with Oompa bands, pretzels, picnic tables and beer a-plenty. Well much to my surprise, as I was surfing the web, I came across an article from the CBC announcing that Le Medley would no longer be. Read on… (more…)

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.