Tomorrow night (December 12), Fairchild Television will sponsor the annual Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The event has been running since 1995 and generates a great deal of attention in Chinese-language media outlets in Vancouver.
You can learn more about this year's finalists below.
This video hasn't gone viral yet.
When it arrived in my in-box, it had only been seen by 59 viewers on YouTube.
But I'm betting the numbers will increase over the next two weeks as the marketing shopathon known as Christmas comes barrelling at us.
The Santa in this video is in cahoots with the corporate sector to steal childhood innocence and crush the environmental movement.
"Oh there are a few people who know what's going on, like that pain in the ass Bill Rees," Santa says. "But their voices are weak and ours are strong. And we're everywhere."
For many “homed” people—and homeless—Christmas retains its deeply religious meaning: marking the birth of Jesus, as Easter marks his death and resurrection.
For people living on the streets, Christmas also marks the annual death and resurrection of their city and all its services—both public and private—libraries and restaurants.
Almost everything shuts down on December 25—actually doors close early on the evening of the 24th.
The city shows a slight pulse on the 26th and consciousness returns on the 27th. But the Body Civic doesn’t fully come back to life until January 2.
Holy crap, does Uwe Boll have no shame?
Well, obviously not, since he made Alone in the Dark.
But still--what the fuck does he think he's doing becoming a restaurant reviewer?
The guy's got a YouTube food review channel, and he started up a Twitter account, @WorldBestRest, where he tweets insightful banter like "Who gives a shit how great a restaurant looks if the food is bad" and "The best host on @FoodNetworkCA is @GordonRamsay!"
Get a load of this review of the Gastown restaurant Secret Location that he posted a while back.
Participating is easy. According to the Facebook event page, here's how to join in:
Step 1: Go to a store and get food for sandwiches. If you don't want to make sandwiches pick up something snack that is ready to go.
Step 2: Make / organize the snacks.
Step 3: Go out onto the street (maybe in your neighborhood or maybe somewhere new) and give out those snacks and sandwiches to the people who need them the most.
The Abbotsford Police Department has released its holiday greeting card for this year, and it pokes fun at last year's card.
In 2012, the APD received some criticism for its card featuring a heavily armed chief Bob Rich.
However, the APD says its cards, which are sent to some criminals, are about "offering positive options to people".
Are you on the list?
Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday (December 15) in Qunu, South Africa, where he grew up.
Organized by the South African Cultural Association of B.C., the memorial will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.)
Canada Post has announced big plans to overhaul the country's mail system.
Here's what Canada Post has in store for Canadians.
1. Bye-bye home delivery
Canada Post plans to phase out door-to-door mail delivery over the next five years. Eventually, all urban residents with doorstep mailboxes will have to walk to a community mailbox, or "superbox".