well, there’s the holidays taken care of, all at once

McSweeney’s is offering a bloody delicious deal this week, The Bundle To End All Bundles:

This gargantuan, 13-book bundle earns you a treasure trove of reading material and quality paper goods. Perfect for you, your friends, your co-workers, your relatives, and any combination thereof!

This bundle includes:

Read Hard ($18 retail)
The Better of McSweeney’s, Vol. 2 ($18 retail)
The Best of Wholphin ($19.95 retail)
The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket ($11 retail)
The Wild Things fur-covered edition by Dave Eggers ($28 retail)
The Furry Journal ($12 retail)
Misadventure by Millard Kaufman ($22 retail)
Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid) by Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey ($18 retail)
Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green ($29 retail)
Comics Section from the San Francisco Panorama ($10 retail)
The Clock Without a Face by Gus Twintig ($19.95 retail)
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon ($24 retail)
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama ($12 retail)

Regular Price: $224.00
Sale Price: $75.00

A condensate made of light

German physicists create a “super-photon”:

Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, expert had thought this impossible. This method may potentially be suitable for designing novel light sources resembling lasers that work in the X-ray range.

culture crawl!


Tony is in town for a long weekend this week, released from Microsoft’s gray walls by U.S. Thanksgiving, a holiday that celebrates giving the locals smallpox blankets. Or something. Wierdos. Anyway, quite handily, this weekend is one of my favourite Vancouver events, the East Side Culture Crawl!

So! Great!

*does a little dance*

Also, tonight is APHRODISIA, a dance party/alt local fashion/art show at W2, curated by Ash Turner and hosted by Crystal Precious.
And, for those with tickets and a word in, tomorrow is Global Warming.

seriously, I hate that guy (1435 francis st.)

Dear annoying man who always bombs around my apartment with an offensively loud dirtbike at inappropriate hours,

It is two:twenty in the morning. You do this a lot. It is always a problem, but right now especially so. Please stop. There are three inches of snow on that cobblestone street. Today you are waking the neighbors and you might die. Though you are apparently a terrible human being, I’m sure there are people who would be sad if you were dead.

Thank you.


the girl who always wants to steal your fucking spark plugs.

edit: I just confronted him. he was out getting smokes, in this snow, without a helmet, with a stoned passenger, who also had no helmet. he might maybe seem nice, but dude, really?