a free all-night contemporary art thing

Sunday, October 5, 2008

nuit blanche.  Sleepless night.

It seems everyone is sick this time of year; I’m no exception.  I woke up yesterday feeling like crap.  I’ve wanted to go to nuit blanche since this time last year, but I wasn’t sure I would be able to.  Luckily my friend and his girlfriend nudged me into getting out and going.  After all that, however, they decided they were cold and tired and packed it in at 10:30.  Sick little me managed to make it until 1:30.  I had planned on a marathon dusk-till-dawn evening, but considering that I was far from 100% I think I did pretty well for myself.

This post isn’t so much about what I saw last night.  I’m sure there will be lots of other bloggers that are far more into the arts talking about that.  First of all I’d like to thank the organizers.  They managed to take a cool idea and deliver.  Expose a city to the arts in one night.  And they did.  The streets were packed with people out to see the sights.  Last year had 800,000 people in attendance.  I would not be surprised if we cracked a million this year.

Now, my gripes and observations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Urinal Etiquette

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paper in a urinalAlright, this article is for all the men out there that don’t know how to use a urinal. Almost every time I visit a public washroom, I see paper in one of the urinals.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? HELLO??

In case you haven’t noticed, urinals are not capable of flushing paper. Paper is not provided. So that means these dumbasses go and get paper from either a paper towel or toilet paper dispenser and knowingly put it in the urinal. This is absolutely disgusting! Why? What purpose is served by this? If you need to use paper while doing your business, you shouldn’t be using a urinal.

If you’re one of those people who do this… don’t. Just don’t. It’s gross and it’s wrong.