The Killa Thrilla

Monday, January 31, 2011

Igloofest is more cool than hot

There is little that Montreal has and other big North American cities don't. Yes, we like to think that we're special here, but the reality is that we're pretty damn standard. Except maybe for the freaking cold, and some crazy-ass people here have taken this cold and turned it into a electronic music dance party called Igloofest. Last Saturday we attended it for the 2nd week-end in a row. It was fun again, but definitely less exciting than the first time. My biggest problem with it is the music itself, I find it quite boring and repetitive. Nevertheless, Montreal's own Igloofest is quite something, I can't imagine such an even happening in Miami or anywhere else.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Notre Dame street's new Montreal greatness

There is nothing more fun that a bunch os spoiled rich brats moving in a poor neighborhood, gentrifying it to the max and indirectly kicking out all its poor inhabitants.

This is exactly what has happened with Notre Dame street West in the South-West borough of Montreal, more famously know as Saint-Henry to the people of our great metropolis.

Now published an article on the cool new hangouts on Notre Dame street.

Ok, I am being a bit too pessimistic here: you can't really say that the rich spoiled brats have kicked out the poor people. The reality is grayer than this, and hopefully the rapid rise of the standard of living of the neighborhood will also profit its poorer inhabitants. The goals is obviously to make a better place for all Montrealers, and some of these new business on Notre Dame street do just that.

As for the Corona lady that the geniuses at attached to their new article, I think they missed the oat by not showcasing this crazy 2005 print advertisement campaign for Corona in Japan. The Japanese sure look less prudish and conservative than us, uptight North-Americans.

But "Grind it deeper", really, WTF. That's too much even for liberal freedom loving me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Skating rings or the dispair of a Montreal January

January in Montreal is pretty brutal, thank god we have the smart-asses at giving us advice on how to survive January in Montreal and have fun doing it.

I am not too sure that their advice is all that great, it is pretty empty actually. The only good suggestion is to go do some romantic skating at Jeanne-Mance park, a beautiful place where you will definitely impress any lady with your amazing backwards skating skills.

So on to the skating rings.