With Russian troops occupying Crimea and sabre-rattling all around, there’s no better time to revisit the Canadian Cold War classic, 11 Steps to Survival.
First published in 1961 and reprinted throughout the 1960s by the Canadian Emergency Measures Organization, the booklet outlines everything you’ll need to know in the case of a thermonuclear exchange. From blast and radiation protection to simple first aid, it’s all covered.
Fan Expo Vancouver recently announced that an extra day has been added to an already busy weekend of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, and gaming. This year, the geekfest will be taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 18-20, which just happens to be the Easter long weekend.
Valentine's Day is a pointless gimmick of a holiday designed to sell cards, reinforce gender stereotypes, give a boost to restaurants in the post-holiday slump, encourage you to buy meaningless trinkets for whoever's currently occupying your bed, and/or make you feel bad about your life for being alone on a random day in February.
In short, it stinks.
Who are the people benefitting from this turd of a day? Businesses. Retailers. Corporations. CAPITALISM. Whatever entity it is that manufactures and sells cheap paper hearts and tacky plastic Cupids for window displays. Fucking bourgeois malarkey. And it's not even a real holiday since you don't even get a day off work.
I SEE THROUGH YOU, MANUFACTURED DAY OF LOVE.
At least a couple of Vancouverites entertained such an offer. BT Vancouver has the story in the video.
The Vancouver police are reportedly looking into the "disturbing" incident.
Whenever I speak my pidgin Cantonese, I'm always careful with the word for the number nine.
That's because if I don't get the right pitch, it can be misconstrued as something obscene.
The BBC experienced a similar problem while ringing in the Lunar New Year.
According to The Drum, instead of writing "Year of the Horse", the British state broadcaster wrote "Year of the whores".
A new book claims that Adolf Hitler didn't really commit suicide in his bunker as Germany faced defeat in the final days of the Second World War.
According to Hitler in Brazil - His Life and His Death, der Führer actually died in 1984 in the small Brazilian town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, where he hung out with a hot black chick up until the ripe old age of 95.
Author Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims that Hitler took the name Adolf Leipzig (crafty!), but was known to villagers as "Old German". The dodgy tale also involves buried Jesuit treasure and, naturally, the Vatican. Dias also says that Hitler shacked up with a lady named Cutinga.
Besides NASA, it seems that South America really was the destination of choice for most high-ranking Nazis.
Toronto comedian Jasmeet Singh, aka JusReign, has attracted a sizeable following on Twitter and YouTube with his cross-cultural commentaries.
In the video above, he pulls a prank on unsuspecting folks who don't realize that many Sikhs take offence when others touch their turban with their hands.
This issue has at times created tension between the Indian foreign ministry and security-conscious U.S. officials.
It has also been a concern at British airports, according to a 2011 BBC report.
Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton confessed at an automobile conference that she can't drive anymore.
"My husband thinks that's a blessing, but he's the one who should talk," she added. "The last time I actually drove a car myself was 1996, and I remember it very well. Unfortunately, so does the Secret Service, which is why I haven't driven since then."
Somehow, we doubt she's been lowering her ecological footprint by schlepping it on public transit and eschewing airplane travel.
Pope Francis was the king of public relations in 2013, but something went terribly wrong for the pontiff today.
In the window at St. Peter's Square, he stood beside two children, who each released "peace doves" over the crowd.
But shortly thereafter, a crow and a seagull attacked the birds in front of thousands of people.
Perhaps Pope Francis's handlers should ensure that he sticks to driving around Rome in economy cars and chatting up the homeless.
That way, there's less chance of him getting ridiculed by the late-night TV comedians in North America for a media stunt gone wrong.
Lots of businesses in Metro Vancouver receive copies of the Georgia Straight every week. One of them is Rhino's liquor store in Coquitlam.
"As you know the paper often features many attractive women throughout various advertisements and articles," Surya said in an email. "What struck me most about these women was that not all of them are your glamoured models but also everyday women you may see throughout the city."