Thursday, October 31, 2013

Manitoba Links Weekly: Thunderbolt-ly Kives, Nothing Went Well for the Police Service This Week, Maybe Don't Break Election Spending Rules One Day Into Your Mayoral Campaign, and Here's a Harvey Smith Pumpkin (ManLinkWeek S02E02)

You thought I was bluffing with that title, didn't you? You know me better than that, c'mon man. [ via; y'all should follow him, too ]

Good evening, everyone, and Happy Hallowe'en; welcome back to Manitoba Links Weekly! November might yet be just as dramatic as October was, so there's no time to waste; I'm bookending this week's installment with arts and culture, so let's jump right in.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Manitoba Links Weekly: The Election's One Year From Now, Here's a Personnel Update and a Reader's Guide to the Audit, Let's "Get It Done" (ManLinkWeek S02E01)

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Season Two of Manitoba Links Weekly! Local and provincial matters of interest, seven articles or subjects per installment, one installment each calendar week. And with 52 weeks remaining until the next civic election -- Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 -- this seems as fine a time as any to dust the format off and get back into the swing of things.

I think you know what the biggest story is, of course:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Manitoba Public Insurance Vanity Plate Rejection Explanations as Beat Poetry, or: What Made You Think They'd Okay "BIGDINK"

[ The following is a series of direct quotations from the Winnipeg Free Press' full list of Manitoba Public Insurance rejected vanity plates, published on October 11th, 2013. More specifically: this is every single entry under the 'EXPLANATION' column, in order of appearance, arranged and joined by punctuation but otherwise [sic] and unaltered. (I cannot stress that last part enough. This is how someone at MPI types.) ]

[ This blog has conducted a similar experiment previously. Dramatic audio readings are available on request. ]