You know when you’re flipping through crate after crate of rare vinyl and you find yourself craving a gourmet hot dog made from secret ingredients including, possibly, jalapenos? Well, Robert Privett’s got you covered.
For the seventh Main Street Vinyl Fair, organizer Privett has teamed up with wiener king DougieDog to produce the Vintage Vinyl Dog—available for the two days only this weekend (May 18-19) when the Vinyl Fair takes over the Cambrian Hall on East 17th Avenue.
We'll leave off the preamble this time around because we're busy working. Working for the weekend, as it were. And we'll probably be working on the weekend as well, but c'est la vie.
Anyhow, it's the Victoria Day long weekend, with all the long border waits and pissing rain that entails. Rather than hitting the highway with everyone else, you're better off staying at home and cranking the Loverboy. (Skip the first couple of minutes of this, unless you want several spurious explanations of the album title Get Lucky.)
The best soccer player in the 2010 World Cup, Uruguayan striker Diego Forlán, has expressed an interest in playing for North America’s Major League Soccer.
During an interview for radio station Sport 890 in Uruguay on Thursday (May 16), Forlán, who won the Golden Boot award at the most recent World Cup, said he doesn’t discount the possibility of playing in North America: "I would like to go to MLS…I have been there on holiday many times. It is a country I like a lot and would love to go there."
There are 76 of them.
In 76 countries, having a same-sex relationship is illegal.
In seven countries, LGBT people can face the death penalty.
A message from Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was delivered by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on May 16 at the International Forum on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The UN has issued a call for international governments to protect the rights of all LGBT people and to remove discriminatory laws.
To highlight this issue, the UN Human Rights Office released a video called "The Riddle", asking viewers to guess what they are talking about.
As usual, it is glorious.
I can't quite decide what's makes me laugh the hardest: when the animated Rob Ford throws a beer bottle at a child or the partying with a beaver, a Mountie, and a Toronto Maple Leaf.
One thing's for sure: the video is entirely correct in its assessment that if Ford's "smoking, drinking, fighting, bad driving, and colorful racial comments didn't bother Toronto voters, crack smoking probably won't either."
Mayor condemns arson Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson said a deliberately set fire "is of significant concern to me". He issued the statement after an anti-gentrification anarchist group claimed credit for the arson attack on a duplex being built on East 1st Avenue near Victoria Drive.
Apartment fire in Mission Residents of a wood-framed apartment complex in Mission were safely evacuated last night when it caught fire.
Three MLAs in wheelchairs Vancouver disability-rights activist Jill Weiss is applauding the election of three MLAs in wheelchairs—Stephanie Cadieux, Sam Sullivan, and Michelle Stilwell—saying this sends a positive message to young people across the province.
Get ready for some truly awful poetry, because on May 25 the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (350 W. Georgia) is hosting a Vogon poetry slam.
According to Douglas Adams’s sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Vogon poetry is considered to be the third worst in the universe. Often excruciatingly unpleasant to listen to, Vogon poetry can cause “queasiness, vomiting, brain damage, and spontaneous hysterical laughter.”
Participating poets (who submitted their work before the May 13 deadline) will be competing to win one of three cash prizes. Extra points will be awarded if the poets mention Douglas Adams, a Vancouver location, a celestial body, the name of a kitchen utensil, a disease, or words associated with the library.
The subject of a music feature this week, Vancouver's own Gold & Youth serve up something dark and stylish in the video for the song "Jewel".
The clip was directed by Natalie Rae Robison and was produced by The Lab magazine. It doubles as a fashion video, showcasing clothing by MARKOOF. No, I don't know what MARKOOF is either, but that's what it said in the credits.