Friday, July 29, 2011

Dr. Martens' forthcoming malpractice suit.

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The last time I bought a pair of Dr. Martens was in 1994. After an excruciating break-in period they were just about the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn. Fairly bad-ass, too.

Cut to fall of 2010 when I buy my second pair, and they suck. Suck suck suck suck suck suck suck. The soles are so fucking painful that I'm pretty sure they've given me a case of plantar fasciitis.

The problem is that all the shoes, save for a "collector's edition", are now manufactured in Thailand. Not that I've anything against that particular country -- I've been there, nice place -- but whoever is making these things is not doing it like they used to in the UK.

So again, streek kids of Toronto, I've left you a little gift outside my favourite Queen Street shoe emporium. But beware: if I haven't already made it clear, they suck.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Buh-bye E6, sorry it didn't work out...

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Really liked the high-res touch screen (and lanyard strap), but that EDoF lens just doesn't cut it...

If you want can read my reviews of the E6 and Symbian Anna here and here.

Dyscultured Episode 144 - Back in BlackBerry

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Here are the show notes for this episode. If you like you can also play along with the archived live chat.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

That's the stuff...

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Being a theatre director has its perks. Ditto for being an alcoholic...

Fappin' Mickey

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The Internets have ruined me forever...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

@Asnsploitation packs'em in...

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Not sold old yet, but getting close...!

You're goddamn right we are...

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via 24 Hours Toronto e-edition (page 16 of the current issue)

If you're too lazy to transcribe the link, click here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saying goodbye to a pair of old friends...

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I've had these camo-coloured iPaths for a long time. Too long, in fact -- stylish as they are, they're just not comfortable to wear anymore.

I finally found their replacements here, a new pair of, um... New Balances. As per the staff's instructions, I left the old ones right outside the store. So if you want 'em, come get 'em.

Just treat them well, ok? Sniff...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This right here? This is why Bell & Rogers will never see another dime from me.

Audio Podcast #94: Something Stinks at the CRTC

Posted on: 13 July 2011 by Jesse Brown

This is what Google sounds like when it's pissed off.

Listen to the Search Engine podcast

Listen now:
Something Stinks at the CRTC(.mp3)

And to be clear, this isn't about how Google is saving Canadian content, but how fucked up old media is in this country...

Sunday, July 10, 2011