November 2, 2009
This one felt very fast, don’t know why. Until about two or three weeks ago, I was about to give up on this program. Love Don, love Joan, love to hate Peter Campbell, like Roger Sterling. Ohh Joanie. Costumes and sets are undeniably mesmerizing. But how about we do something else other than Don wooing a pretty slim lady and feeling f’ed up about it. The self-loathing and whining is trying, and Peggy is doin Duck. Gross. That’s worthy of crawling out of one’s skin.
I won’t ruin it for non-watchers, but the blankity blank blank, blank blanks blank. I mean the last few episodes have been amazing and partially renewed my faith. Anyone excited for the finale next week ?
November 2, 2009
I’m an idiot. I just started using Google Reader as my exclusive news/blog info acquisition vector. If you read a lot of news/blogs you should just do it now, mmkay? It’s made my bookmarks disappear by 50%. I feel lean and streaaamliined and sassy. Here’s some choice cuts from said reader.
Ontario themed bar in Williamsburg – The hipster capital of the universe opened up an Ontario themed bar just outside of Brooklyn. Ontario finally getting some respect, but Molson Canadian is the only thing on tap and Rush is on the jukebox. A for effort, D for execution. If you had Mill St. and played some Hayden I’d be much happier. [Toronto Star]
Downtown condos opt for green space instead of parking – Some small properties in downtown Toronto are getting developed for condos, and to make it work they decided to scrap all but 9 car-share parking spaces, “encouraging” tenants to use transit exclusively. Works for me – if you’re right downtown, having a car would be like having a $20,000 paperweight, anyway. [National Post]
Cyclist love notes – The new theme in confronting the bike-car divide – hippie love. Some cycling advocacy groups are choosing to leave thank you cards on windshields or in drivers’ hands to thank them for properly sharing the road. It’s interesting how cycling is so incredibly white/liberal/lovely. [Toronto Star ed]
The apocalyptic left – A warning/reminder for climate change enthusiasts to tone down the extreme weather / climate change connections. [New York Times]
Great Lakes Go-ahead – the EPA and Obama are soon to launch a solid Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Maybe a good idea for the largest supply of accessible drinking water. Calling Minister Prentice … ?