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Monday, January 14, 2008

The State of the World

  • You may recall a week and a half ago we made mention of Gord's column on Councilors Alan Halberstadt and Ron Jones putting forth a motion to have a mandatory closing time implemented bars, to wipe out the plague of after-hours clubs in Windsor in light if the recent violence outside the Box Office on Pelissier.

    We alluded to the 'forest for the trees' issues inherent in looking to remove an environment where violence occurs instead of examining why the violence occurred in the first place, but it's been more eloquently expressed today in an editorial by Boom Boom Room proprietor and [full disclosure] occasional Lance ad designer Remo Agostino.

    I'll leave you to read it yourself, but I will highlight that I thought reminding people of slain officer John Atkinson as a means of illustrating that violence isn't limited to the bar district was effective. People might say it's in poor taste, but it's the grim truth of the matter.

  • I also commend Star reporter and 'Scene' fixture Dalson Chen for introducing a new phrase into my vocabulary: In describing local acoustic act Michou's latest offering, Chen recommends it to "those who aren't too Windsor-weary to appreciate a little romantic beauty in life."

    Windsor-weary! The feeling of dread that comes from being under 30 in a busting economy is succinctly expressed in four simple syllables. Keep that one handy, kids.

  • Best party ever causes $20K worth of damages in Melbourne.

  • Sad: Nineteen bald eagles die when they gorge on fish entrails in an uncovered Alaskan transport truck.

  • Is Cloverfield 2008's Snakes on a Plane?

  • And that's all I have time for, cause my fat ass is off to the gym. More later, including the best question I've been asked since I started in the book retail business.

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