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The Week Without Poutine - February 16

Posted by Luc / February 16, 2011

20110216_mmpix_bodybag.jpg Yes, The Arcade Fire won music's highest commercial honor. Yes, they are from Montreal. Yes, someone started a Tumblr featuring people's tweets about their disbelief that a band they had never heard of won Album of the Year. Yes, it's great. No, I don't care in any way what-so-ever.

They're a nice band filled with nice people. But I hate award shows, and I hate even more people who talk about award shows excessively. Like on Twitter, where people feel the need to let you know everything about what you hate the most. Monday nights are the worst when Glee is on.

Here's the best of the rest from the Montreal blogosphere this past week:

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IS THE MONTREAL FASHION INDUSTRY DYING? - yourkloset
Maybe the most important post you can read following Montreal Fashion Week. I don't necessarily agree because it seems they might be jumping the gun over a few places shutting down, but then again I wouldn't consider myself an expert. Or even a fan. Good read though.
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TURN YOUR LIKE INTO MONEY FOR ATHLETES - Team Canada
Concept is simple. You like the Facebook page. You love the Facebook page. Athletes win at life. Lumberjacks walk around drinking a pitcher after winning the skeletor. Here's the official schmaz: The Canadian Tourism Commission is supporting the Canadian Olympic Team in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic Committee. They'll be providing up to $250,000 in support to the Canadian Olympic Team: $1 for each 'Like' to the Canada at Keep Exploring Facebook .
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UNFUCKWITHABLE.CA - Unfuckwithable
Meet my new blog acquaintance. I love this guy. Hilarious as they get. Last night he just randomly started posting pics of his new American Apparel briefs. While wearing them. It was rousing. Earlier in the week, he posted this pic:
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HOW TO BE A "SUCCESSFUL" FEMALE INDIE-RAP JOURNALIST - Indyish
This post was mind-numbing, but in a good kinda way. I started reading it thinking it would actually be providing helpful tips for young journalists out there, but then it spun out of control faster than I could have imagined. With lines such as "You wake on a dirty hostel bunk with a hole for a heart and the distinct feeling of one foot in the grave." Deep dude. Deep.

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THE MIGRATIONS OF THE RICH
- SpacingMontreal
A little long, but a fantastic history lesson and analysis on the various burrows of Montreal. This will enlighten you whether you're new to the city or home-grown. I like how rich people migrate "together". Makes them seem like bison.
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NON-MONTREAL
MUST WATCH: THE FUTURE OF ART - MyModernMet
I thought this would be a video with lots of sped up city shots of cars driving through, and the sun setting in fast forward, followed by a dark shadow over famous works of art. Rather, it was people talking.

The Future of Art from KS12 on Vimeo.

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ALSO NOT MONTREAL
THE DESIGNER PAD - NotCot
Dumb. Why even bother going camping? It's like people who rent a winnebago and say they went "camping". Cool to look at though. Almost like a forest Ikea.
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BONUS
Skeletor laughing

Header photo courtesy of Geekologie

Discussion

10 Comments

Ronnie / February 17, 2011 at 07:18 am
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Glees on Tues.!!! Whose the nerd now??!
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