Sit’n Chill Upgrade
Last night an amazing thing happened. A bench which had been created by a community art collective and then subsequently crumbled under the seasons of a northern city was rebooted into a bigger and better incarnation. True Edmonton style. We had the privilege of being able to ride up and give the creators the experience of witnessing pure elation at the site of their creation. Yesterday we posted pictures of what we thought would be the last form of the Sit’nChill bench, broken and tagged up. Just hours before we passed the original sit’n chill and remarked at how it had lived a long time, as an unsanctioned installation, but its time had likely come. Crossing 109 st to see a bench that fits in so well with surroundings, that we had to assure ourselves our first impressions we were not false, was an amazing experience. An event like that reassures your faith in a place and the people you share it with. This is the underlying spirit of the original “Make Something Edmonton” ethic that has permeated this city for a long time, the unsanctioned, unaccredited, selfless and fun. As one of the creators put it this is “Fine Graffiti”, unsanctioned, and thus perhaps illegal, but refined to have a purpose and distinctive character which can be appreciated on many levels. This is just a glimpse of the possibilities that can be produced through an accountable street art and graffiti culture if we seek to open up our streets to artistic and other interventions. Thank you so much to the creators for taking the time, and the risks, to give something beautiful back to this city. Stay Rad Edmonton!
half of tumblr can’t reblog this
I’m ashamed of half of tumblr then…
There should be way more notes on this.
I love everyone, regardless of their looks, weight, past mistakes and mind set. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Putting down others is just completely pointless, there’s no gain, no reason for it. All of those who cannot reblog this should be completely and utterly ashamed of themselves.
If you don’t reblog this I’m judging you so hard
I’m… PRETTY sure you don’t get a cookie for just being a decent human being.
Otherwise I want a bunch of cookies for not murdering people.
John Green’s car breaks down
The Fault in Our Cars
John Green gets locked in a pub
The Fault in Our Bars
John Green writes a strongly worded pamphlet on the flaws of the Russian Monarchy
The Fault in Our Czars
John Green talks about un-scary dinosuars
The Fault in Our Rawrs
John Green writes about the flaws of Disney villains.
The Fault in Jafar.
I can play this game, too, tumblr!
John Green writes a novel about the character defects of Metallica’s drummer.
The Fault in Our Lars.
John Green writes about the reformation and modernisation of the Russian empire in the 18th century which did nothing to halt the rebellions that stemmed from inequities among the cossacks and peasants.
An Abundance of Catherines
Rewind’s last message
We did it! We finally did it! Thank you all! Be sure to stay for the credits and read the description :)
…oh my gosh. If the comic itself didn’t bring on the watery eyes, this certainly does. I was calm recording my part but hearing it put all together? Argh, my heart! It’s gloriously sad! And I love seeing how many people from all around the planet contributed to this; it’s so cool. :)
Thanks iwanita for putting together such a great project!
This is amazing.
I consider myself on the periphery of MTMTE fandom, borrowing the comics from blackunic0rn when she finishes reading them six times. I have always been moved by the writing, artwork, inking and shading, and I often feel the ‘voice’ of the comic has so much soul. As I’ve said to blackunic0rn - and anyone else who’ll listen - who knew that a story about giant sentient space robots would make me cry.
Then this went and did it again.
False Alarm of the Day: FBI Questions Saudi Student for Possession of a Pressure Cooker
Last Friday, the FBI surrounded the home of Saudi student Talal al Rouki after his neighbor tipped off the authorities that he has been seen around the residential area with a pressure cooker, a household kitchenware that recently made the headlines after it was used by the Boston Marathon terrorists to set their deadly bombs off in April. When questioned by the FBI, the frightened Michigan resident showed FBI agents the cooking apparatus, informing them he had used it to make the Saudi Arabian rice dish kabsah before taking it over to a friend’s house, to which they replied “You need to be more careful moving around with such things, Sir.” …Welcome to ‘Murica, Talal!