Posts Tagged ‘satire’

Craigslist: “For Sale: Vancouver City Hall. Cash only, please. No Questions asked.”

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Ha ha. Sadly, this Craigslist ad was quickly taken down, but not before lots of us took  screenshots and copied the text (a friend uploaded it to her Facebook).

The ad only lasted only 23 hours. Someone must have flagged it. Considering that it only went up on Easter Sunday and was taken down Easter Monday, some City Hall employee or Vision Vancouver party functionary must be pretty vigilant.

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When you have oil pipeline companies, who needs satire?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Giant U.S. oil/energy mega-corp Kinder Morgan has applied to triple the size of a pipeline across British Columbia, bringing dirty bitumen-laced oil from the Alberta Tar Sands. “Public” hearings to assess the application have been notoriously non-public. An economist friend of mine found the above excerpt in Kinder Morgan’s application, revealing the company to be capable of Swiftian satire in content if not in literary ability.

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Bill Nighy takes on bankers

Monday, October 28th, 2013

 

Fantastically small tax on fantastically huge banking profits would yield fantastically large public revenue for supporting the poor. This is a campaign from 2010. What happened to this discussion?

“Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world.

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this party just took a turn for the douche

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Went to a bar tonight that used to be great, a neighbourhood bar in the old Arts Club Theatre. What happened? 14 sports TV screens happened, a contempo remodel, and all the clientele that comes with that stuff. This town just took a turn for the douche.

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“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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Nathan Barley

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The 2005 UK miniseries “Nathan Barley” features an ensemble cast of top British comedians and actors and satirizes what seems to be a thinly disguised Vice magazine or equivalent (here it’s “SugarApe,” sometimes written SugaRape) and hipsters in general. The show is named for the bombastic Nathan Barley, creator of the website trashbat.co.ck.

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