Wearing the same clothing as the day before is an office faux pas I have not yet figured out. My day started by running into my mother who, although curious about my bagged eyes and general busted appearance, didn’t bring it up because she was so excited to see me.
The Royal wedding was my savior as our office had tea, biscuits and wacky British food laid out in the boardroom. I spent the first chunk of my day sitting quietly drinking tea and trying to manage the rushing nausea.
Do people ever throw up at work? I can’t imagine there’s ever a reason someone would ever puke unless they’re hung over – food poisoning seems too wussy. Lucky for me, I will spend the second half of my day on a shoot eating catered food and reading gossip magazines – hard day.
Tonight the S&C camp will be joined by the fine folks of She Does The City to test-drive the sheer glory that is Drink Owl – an app that finds the cheapest drink specials in your current city. Like parched predators amidst this sprawling urban jungle of chaos, we, the brave and few, will be prowling Toronto’s downtown for our prey of martinis, rail shots, brown bottled gods’ nectar, and whatever the hell else is on special.
Hot Docs, the Canadian documentary festival starts tomorrow in Toronto! With 200 docs from 43 countries this is a huge 11 day film fest hitting theaters all over the city. Here’s a quick look at what I’d like to see this year.
Latest release from Fucked Up’s forthcoming album, David Comes to Live, is exactly what we were hoping for – more of the excellence from Toronto’s post-hardcore trailblazers.
Touted as a “hardcore opera”, the latest effort will spin a tale revolving around a UK town’s music scene with an assuming protagonist named David falling throughout it. While 2008′s The Chemistry of Common Life took many by storm (even appearing in GQ, you guys), here’s hoping the new record keeps up with the very spirit the band is named after. With a release date of June 7 fast approaching (slowness of our current weather notwithstanding), a sea of fans wait in anxious curiosity for what the lauded gang has up their sleeves – ourselves included.
You can follow the awesomely mysterious activities of their latest HERE.
Outlaw dipper runs a YouTube channel where he expertly discusses the world of chewing tobacco. Sitting proudly beneath a monster pyramid of empty pucks (and sometimes a WWF belt), he packs a big lip of the videos featured flavour and offers his critical perspective. Touching on points such as flavour, consistency and packaging, OutlawDipper is able to deconstruct each video feature with minimal intelligent criticism and the animal instincts of a Neanderthal. While his critical analysis is sometimes fleeting, he is no doubt an expert in his field.
And of course each video has a “jug of the day”
With over a million collective views and over nine thousand subscribers, Outlaw dipper is a powerful force in the YouTube world (he even has an episode where fans call in with questions). If you consider the fact that he’s been doing these films for 3 years and has put in at least a few thousand pucks, his mouth must resemble the underside of a leper’s foot.
He even hosts a yearly YouTube Dippers Retreat in which OutlawDipper fans take to the woods to film an extra special episode. If you ever wondered what 7 guys in the woods packing FULL pucks and giggling maniacally looked like, the Outlaw’s 2009 retreat gives us ten and a half, un-edited minutes of it.
At 4:23 he pukes.
While his videos may be a flurry of confederate flags and camouflage t-shirts his passion is undeniable and “if Outlaw has tought you anything in life, it’s to always KEEP IT FRIKIN’ HILLBILLY!”