Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith gives four reasons why the Straight printed a cover story on and Rich “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong and discusses some of the background behind the story.
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And read Guy MacPherson's cover story, Cheech & Chong back on the road.
We’ve already brought you a list of the top-five best movie game tie-ins.
Now, we finish what we began. Here’s our list of the top-five worst video-game adaptations of movies:
1. Fight Club (PlayStation 2, Xbox)
If you’ve ever read the book or seen the film, you’d understand why this game is absolute blasphemy. Completely overstepping the point of the story, this game is a prime example that nothing is sacred. Next up, Citizen Kane: The Game.
2. Street Fighter: The Movie (PlayStation, Sega Saturn)
I am always astounded at the speed with which Facebook has enabled the creation of "groups" supporting all manner of things.
If you're like me and use different browsers for different things, you're probably as annoyed as I am by the way that OS X is set up to launch a default browser. I use Safari for general Web surfing and Firefox just for blogging, and if I get an e-mail with a Web link it almost always opens in the wrong browser.
If I made a list of the problems in my life, that's probably not going to be really high up there, but it's a constant little annoyance. Thankfully now there's Choosy, a beta program that directly addresses my problem.
Mac users are now able to run the most popular BitTorrent program on their Apple operating systems.
uTorrent has released a beta of the Mac version of its client, which is used for downloading a variety of different files from the net.
Originally, Mac users wishing to use uTorrent had to run it through the Windows operating system, which can be installed on Macs using the Boot Camp program.
This would split your computer into half-Mac, half-Windows, and forever keep your files and folders divided.
Michael Rudder, a Canadian actor and video-game voice performer is recovering after being shot three times in this week’s Mumbai attacks.
According to the CBC, Rudder was at the restaurant of the Oberoi Hotel when militants attacked.
In the ensuing chaos, Rudder was hit three times with bullets.
He was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery and is now recovering at a hospital in Mumbai.
Cambie Street resident Jill Skeet wrote the following letter today to Premier Gordon Campbell:
November 28th, 2008
Dear Premier Campbell,
I wrote you a letter last February with heart-wrenching details about the destruction of small family-owned businesses along Cambie Street and the terrible human costs as a result of the disastrous way in which the Canada Line project has been undertaken.
My letter was duly forwarded by you to the Minister of Transportation for response. Over half a year later, I received a response from Minister Falcon simply reiterating the same old arguments the government has been using since the outset of this project.
As promised, we’ve compiled our lists of the top five best and worst video-game adaptations of movies.
First, we present the five best. Later, we’ll post the five worst.
Keep in mind these selections are from the games we’ve played, so if your favourite title is missing, we likely haven’t played it or think that our opinion is better than yours.
1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Gamecube, Windows PC, Playstation 2, Xbox)
The notorious American Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to protest The Laramie Project in Vancouver today, if they can make it past the border.
The last protest was blocked by orders from then–public safety minister Stockwell Day. Vancouver East NDP Libby Davies is calling on current safety minister Peter Van Loan to do the same.
Trust Stephen Harper to turn an economic statement into partisan political warfare.
As the developed world teeters on the brink of a possible depression, the Conservative leader couldn’t resist the opportunity to score political points by trying to eliminate public financing of political parties.
That has caused the opposition leaders to consider attempting to replace the government by forming a coalition.
Harper could have done what the Ottawa-based public-interest group Democracy Watch has recommended. He could have cut public financing by more than half--from $1.95 per vote to $0.95 per vote.