Signs like the one in this post that signal a bar named Just The Tip couldn’t fly, even in Edmonton’s most famous bar district.
p.s. I totally had a drink there this summer, because of the hilariousness. We were the only people in the bar.
p.p.s. Rumors is a “retro lounge.”
p.p.p.s. Bring back the Wooly Bully!
I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I read a Hardy Boys book or 20 in my day. But I don’t know if I ever read The Viking Symbol Mystery, which involves a trip through the prairies, and Edmonton, to the Northwest Territories.
It would only be better if it involved a trip to Viking, Alberta.
Anybody know if this was the only mystery that took the Boys through Alberta?
Yes, there are probably a billion more important things to be talking about. But I’m doing a photo post.
More couches, in more places, after the jump.
But then, can’t that be fun too?
I’m just getting warmed up. There are way weirder places to find shopping carts. (more…)
Either Accent Lounge is setting their bar just a little lower, or has amazing confidence in their three current sous chefs. Either way this caught my eye and I say it’s a winner.
It’s time for another selection of random weirdness I’ve found wandering around Edmonton.
Thanks to Colin MacIntyre for sending this our way. Check your nearest Safeway for spelling shenanigans.
I like when seinfeils aren’t just spelling errors.
Because two is better than one.
First up, we all know that the last boom pushed the cost of owning light standards through the roof. I hope I can get a good deal renting one.
And this guy is going to be the saddest voter of all on May 2. No matter who wins.
Really? You’re not even going to use innuendo? Really?!
I mean, we’ve all see this, in Wedding Crashers, in that great TT & Mario song (below, at 1:06). Now it’s a part of Edmonton’s heritage.
Before you say, “Jeff, that’s not how you spell wiener,” I shall direct you to the wiener double-vision below.
Sure, the snow is back and things are a little colder. That doesn’t mean we aren’t headed for the big melt soon.
This is the largest puddle we’ve found, so far.
Oh, and this warmer weather does mean you should stay off ice.
This was a music and fashion fusion evening, featuring top DJ Lissa Monet. She kept fashionistas entertained with lively descriptions of the outfits and comments about the designers. Everyone looked like they were enjoying the vodka, the women, and the music. I know from where I was sitting the room was pulsing. (more…)
What are you guys doing to enjoy the melty weather? Send us pictures of your warm weather activities, or tell us what’s up in the comments.
I hope this is those darn kids messing around with the letters. But it didn’t spell out a dirty word, so I’m not so sure.
“You can tell a lot about a city from where you find random shopping carts.” – Jeff Samsonow, 2011
Do these posters scare anyone else into thinking the Russians really do have that jock itch bomb that’s been rumoured for years?
You should make multiple resolutions so it doesn’t get you down when one falls through.
We braved the snow this weekend. Yeah, we’re not sure why we did it either. But here’s some of our Edmonton Snow Adventures from the weekend.
Bundle up if you dare continue this journey. (more…)
During the Christmas season people have a little more time on their hands and visiting friends is often on the agenda.
Strolling down the corridor of my friend’s apartment building, I came upon a rather unusual wreath on a neighbour’s door. It wasn’t the sort that you usually find around the festive season. It got me wondering about its origin…
Upon closer inspection, I noticed that in the centre was a wooden head painted black; almost reminiscent of an Easter Island statue, with a fabric red-coloured heart hung underneath and scalloped, fabric-covered wings reaching out on both sides. The outer wings almost resembled fingers pointing downward.
The hallway was not particularly well-lit but the head seemed to cast its own dark glow causing you to notice it. When I did attempt to take a photograph, it seemed to be resistant to this and I had to wait until the light of day streamed into the hallway to illuminate it enough to get a good visual.
It was the next day and it had drawn me back once again. The light was enough to get a good photo and with the image in my camera memory, I left the building and pondered the odd piece. Perhaps a trip to the library will be needed for further investigation.
Until then…goodbye my dark Christmas angel.
I think I’d choose sale. Just saying.