Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Go Dog, Go!

Here's a collection of recent dog photos I've taken:

Angel of Victory Statue

This statue, created in 1921, is something that many people miss as they rush past it.  Sadly.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Flowers from My Friend's Garden

As all Vancouverites know, we haven't had much of a summer yet, but there is beauty around ... if you look hard enough!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Example Why Vancouver's Youth Are So Messed Up

In the wake of the June 15th riots in Vancouver, many people are searching for answers as why so many teenagers and 20-somethings acted in the horrific ways they did, destroying property and looting, often with wide grins on their faces.  The term "entitlement mentality" has been thrown around quite a bit and there's a lot of truth to that.  But who did they learn this from?

I offer you a small glimpse into the Selfish, Arrogant, Uncaring Teachers of Today's Entitlement Mentality:

While peacefully working at home Sunday evening I heard a loud, irritating scraping sound coming down my back lane.  It sounded like King Kong dragging a gigantic dinosaur bone down the middle of the lane!  I looked out to see a middle-aged Yuppie couple dragging a sofa, or the remnants of a sofa.  And then lo and behold I saw where they were dragging it to: someone else had dumped two mattresses in the back lane so this pair of Yuppified criminals thought nothing wrong with adding to the pile!!!  They kept on looking around to see if anyone was watching but never saw me.

I immediately snapped these photos:

Then I went outside and confronted this pair of cretins.  I said the following to them: "I don't want to get in a verbal fight with you two but where in the hell did you come up with the notion of dumping your garbage behind the homes of everyone around here and think there was nothing wrong with that?!?"

To this I received the nastiest glare in many decades. No apology though. No "I'm sorry". After around 5 seconds the "gun moll" of the Trash Dumping Gang uttered the following, in the most whiny, condescending voice: "Thank youuuuuuu. Thank YOUUUUUU."

I turned around and went back inside. Did they head back towards their home? Nope. They continued in the same direction they were heading before, clearly to find another place to ILLEGALLY DUMP THEIR GARBAGE, forcing an eyesore on someone else and causing others to pay for its removal:

If you've ever wondered who has the arrogance and disregard to do this and this and this you might want to consider the "upstanding fine citizens" next door.  Do you think such Bonnie & Clydes ever talk about such transgressions at their cocktail parties or Greenpeace rallies or Prius car club meets?  I doubt it.

I'm not remotely suggesting that what went on here is on the same level as the criminal acts during the Vancouver Riots but a similar psychopathy appears to be at work, namely: "If we can get away with an illegal, immoral action and not get caught, then it's all fine."  Incidentally, this mindset is a close cousin to the excuse many criminals use to justify stealing from others: "What's the big deal?  They have insurance."

Anyone witnessing illegal dumping in Vancouver should write stopdumping@vancouver.ca or call 604-871-6544.

Coincidentally, it was just a few months ago that David Berner featured this interview:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vancouver Today

"Game 7" - A documentary by Andre James Parfeniuk

Stupid People & Their Entitlement Mentality

"Not Listening meets Stupidity, meets a Crazy Sense of Entitlement"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Immortalizing a Moron named Brock Anton

N.B. Dear Brock, you might be interested in this.

Looking into the Past to Find our Future: Proud & Free!

Getting Past the Vancouver Riots of 2011-06-15

This video was put together by an L.A. friend of mine who absolutely loves Vancouver and is as saddened by recent events as those of us who live here are.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Non-Fans Disgrace Vancouver

From friends' cel phone cameras:

I was born & raised in Vancouver and have lived back here for the past decade.  What I'm seeing downtown is breaking my heart.  But let's be clear about a few things:
  1. The vast majority of Vancouverites are DISGUSTED by what they're seeing.
  2. The violence is being perpetrated by a few hundred people, with a few thousand more cheering them on.  THESE individuals are indeed the DREGS of my city.  But they don't constitute the majority.
  3. Any hint that these PATHETIC JERKS are "fans" is false.  Fans don't burn cars.  Fans don't fight the police.  Fans don't bring Molotov Cocktails with them.
Some sad predictions for the near future:
  1. The police will be blamed for this within a few days.
  2. Little to nothing will be done to the perpetrators, no matter how much evidence the police have against them.
I have to wonder if the culture of unaccountability in Vancouver and British Columbia has given the morons destroying downtown a sense of invincibility?!

I'm both sad and livid.

Go Canucks Go!

This amazing photoshopped image is brought to you by my Mexican visitor and newest Canucks fan, Danny Durand.  The hi-res original is available for anyone to download here.

BC's Beautiful Sea-to-Sky Highway