The Associated Press has released previously unseen video of Bill Cosby responding to questions about rumours of sexual assault.

The interview concerned an art exhibit and was taped in Washington, D.C., on November 6.

Cosby told AP that he doesn't answer questions on what other people have said about the controversy.

"There's no response," Cosby said.

At another point, Cosby said, "I don't want to compromise your integrity, but I don't talk about it." 

After the interview ended, Cosby was still wearing his lapel microphone. He's seen and heard urging the interviewer not to broadcast the segment dealing with the allegations.

"I can't promise that myself but you didn't say anything," the journalist said.

I finally got around to checking out the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2015 and, lemme tell ya, that institution has developed its most severe case of HUA (Head Up Ass) Syndrome yet.

Okay, firstly, let's rattle off the nominees: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Spinners, Sting, Chic, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, Bill Withers, War, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Told ya it was embarassing!

From that lame-ass batch, the only ones worthy of nomination in my books are Jett, Reed, Butterfield, and Vaughan.

Fvck Chic.

What happens when you get three grandmas who have never used marijuana to try their first toke? 

Thanks to the folks at Cut.com ("The Internet's Happy Place"), now we know. And it's one of the most adorable things I've ever watched.

Filmed in Washington state where pot is legal and plentiful, the six-minute clip shows the women hitting a bong and doing some vaping before munching out while playing Jenga and Cards Against Humanity—oh, and they discuss the word queefy.

Honestly, hearing a grandma say the phrase "bleached asshole" would be enough reason to watch alone.

The history of Thai cuisine in Vancouver can be divided into two periods: before Maenam and after Maenam. If you think that's an overstatement, remember that it wasn't so long ago that nobody thought twice about eating pad Thai made with ketchup. Many Vancouverites won't stand for that these days, and Maenam is a large reason why.

Kids do the damnedest things.

Yesterday while I was in one of my favourite South Granville restaurants (which would prefer to go unnamed), I noticed a grubby, chubby kid in a hoody and shorts standing outside with his back to the main entrance. It so happened that while I was looking at him, he emptied the white powdered contents of two yellow packets into the palm of one of his hands; the hand and his face met halfway and he appeared to energetically snort up whatever powder he was holding.

The lad stood still for a bit before turning and coming into the restaurant. He brushed by a woman on his way to the counter where he ordered food.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

A pat-down search led to a surprising find, according to Vancouver police.

From a VPD news release:

A cyclist stopped by two police officers for a minor offence had a potentially dangerous surprise waiting for them.

Shortly before 9:00 last night, the officers saw the man riding his bike on the sidewalk of West Broadway near Oak Street. During a casual chat, he provided some responses that caused concern for the two officers.

A quick pat-down search revealed the man was hiding a potentially lethal item. The officers found a machete, almost two feet in length, concealed in his pants.

Police say the 31-year-old man was on probation for assault and not allowed to have weapons.

On Monday evening, I had my first brief opportunity to play with one of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets running Windows 8.1.

The experience was a disappointing eyeopener.

Windows 8, supposedly made to excel on tablets, turned out to be even less satisfying on a touchscreen tablet than it has been for me on a laptop.

The superficial tablet-friendly features of Windows 8 can’t hide the fact that it’s still a desktop operating system at heart. It still requires a keyboard and a mouse to easily access critical functionality. And now that I’ve actually tasted Windows 8 on a tablet I can say that nothing on show in the Technical Preview of Windows 10 changes that fact.

There's no denying that the vast majority of rock 'n' roll animals heading to the sold-out Rogers Arena this Friday night will be huge fans of Mötley Crüe, which is performing on its heavily publicized "Final Tour".

But I doubt I'll be the only one going there to revel in the killer tunes and theatrical shock-rock shenanigans of "special guest" Alice Cooper.

Drinking wine is easy, but talking about wine can make even experienced imbibers uncomfortable. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that even in its second year, Sunday School at the Vancouver Urban Winery continues to sell out quickly. One-day seminars held once a month on Sundays are hosted by sommeliers David Stansfield and Lisa Cook. Their approach to wine is informal and irreverent, and the focus of the event is to enjoy 10 bottles while learning a few tips.

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