Saturday, June 02, 2007

Now Showing: "Bully Boys" by The Tiger Lillies

Because I thought your Saturday could stand to be a bit more surreal, here are England's Tiger Lillies.
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Vancouver: City of Parks

In 1890, following the bequest of 1000 acres of forest to the City of Vancouver that later became Stanley Park, the Vancouver Park Board became the first (and still only) body of its kind in Canada elected at-large like City Council.

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Over the next hundred years, parks and recreation flourished in Vancouver which, after all, was designed as a garden city. 14 new parks have been added to the city in the last decade, with more to come as a consequence of development.

There are currently more than 200 green spaces in Vancouver, from the aforementioned Stanley Park and the lush Queen Elizabeth Park to some tiny spaces tucked away and unknown even to most Vancouverites.

I doubt I'll get to them all this summer - more than 200! - but I will be using my weekends to visit some of my favourites, as well as looking for a few new favourites.

In the meantime, why not visit the Vancouver Park Board. The site's navigability leaves a little to be desired, but it is thorough.
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Another California First

Gay and lesbian prisoners in the state of California are believed to be the first in the U.S. to be allowed same-sex conjugal visits.

Must... Not... Be... Snarky...
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Leave It To Red Sox Fans...

...eighty-plus years at the bottom of the league has given Bostonians a marvellous sense of humour, especially where the New York Yankees - the winningest team in professional baseball - are concerned.

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Today, whenever Alex Rodriguez was at bat, Sox fans turned the shot into an instant photo op by donning "blonde babe" masks. The masks are in reference to an alleged affair between A-Rod and a blonde stripper which surfaced when photos of the two in Toronto appeared last week.

I say let he who is without sin don the first mask.

A-Rod is a first-class cooch hound who's been known to patronise nudie bars before, and, in public at least, he and his wife have been shown laughing at any photos of them in the papers. Of course, he's been buying her jewellery at the time.
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