Posts Tagged ‘BC Liberals’

“Christy Clark just wants your love”

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

It might be hard to fully appreciate the brilliance of this performance unless you’re familiar with the vocal mannerisms of British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark. But this mimicry is easily as good as Tiny Fey doing Sarah Palin. I’m almost sorry that Clark  and her unliberal “Liberals” will be skunked out of office in the May election [UPDATE: TRAGICALLY, THAT DID NOT HAPPEN] because I could watch years of Caitlin Dodds doing Christy.

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Cartoonist Dan Murphy’s spoof of proposed BC pipeline

Monday, July 9th, 2012

By cartoonist Dan Murphy of the Vancouver Province newspaper (which pulled it after he posted it). Hilarious.

“Jobs”… or not. This oil pipeline proposal is the worst deal ever for B.C., with all the benefit going to China and corporations. It offers nothing close to adequate compensation for B.C. in the event of a pipeline or a tanker spill, and all this in return for a paltry number of jobs, not to mention no significant share in the profits.

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“We are all Canucks” until we riot, apparently. Then it’s the work of a “handful.”

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

“Hockey’s over-the-top fandom (and the same could be said for the Olympics) seems a frantic expression of what the post-modern metropolis and its high-rise ghettos lack and even deliberately negate — a human-scale community in which individuals feel purposeful and acknowledged.”

“In the absence of any shared collective progressive principles, the BC elite longed for a new solidarity forged from of this “fighting collectivity” of Canucks fans.

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We won! No mega-casino in Vancouver

Monday, April 25th, 2011

“Got culture? Um, actually, no.” By Kate Armstrong.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010


The best and most entertaining piece written so far on the topic of the recent devastating cuts to arts funding in my province of British Columbia is by Vancouver artist and writer Kate Armstrong. It was published a few months ago in Granville Magazine. I’m reprinting it here today as a counterpoint to the fantastically expensive Olympics currently taking place in Vancouver, which may or not be very closely related to our government’s recent demolition of the arts.

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2010 Olympics anti-graphics

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Graphic design isn’t usually my focus, but when you’re interested in design and are living amidst the deluge of an impending Olympics in your hometown, the tide of graphics is impossible to ignore. Here’s a small sample of political cartoons and posters that incorporate the various Olympic logos – the standard logo with the five rings, as well as the Vancouver 2010 “Inukshuk” logo.

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