Friday, August 22, 2008

A Field

A Field, originally uploaded by mmilway.

Shad has Arrived

Shad, a hip hopper from London (Ontario), has released his newest video and this is one that will hit home with everyone who has enjoyed the luxury of living at home!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Reason to Visit PEI #2: Slow news day

DSC_0395, originally uploaded by mmilway.

So I recently got my bike stolen while in Charlottetown. Being a Toronto kid i assumed that the bike was on some shipping container headed to the far east and i would never see it again...but i went to the cops and they told me to go take a look at the local Cash Converters. There is the front window was my bike being sold for $70 more than what I paid for it! I called the cops they came and justice was served. My bike was returned to me for no charge. The punk who stole it apparently only had to take it 5 blocks from my house and Cash Coverters gave him $50 for his hard work. All in all an interesting story of small town crime.
I'm not so sure it was interesting but its the only story I got and I seem to tell anyone who will listen. So I was shocked to see my story on the FRONT PAGE (below the fold) of the city news paper, The Guardian. Now i have heard of the game broken telephone but this reporter got the story sooo wrong. I imagine he had to puff it up get it published (ya know Senior instead of 20 something and Three wheeler instead of front and rear shocks grand kids instead of nobody) but there was no need to publish that picture of me.

Anyway...this article actually made the front page of the local paper. I lol'd when I saw it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Reasons to visit PEI #1: How about "Prince Edward Potland"

I've been looking for things in the news that might entice people to come visit Prince Edward Island.  and every now and again this friendly little island makes the big bad scary American news.  The Boston Phoenix has uncovered a burgeoning marijuana industry on the island.  There are some interesting tid-bits in the article, by Alan Earls (two first names?  sounds like an alias.  I wonder what he is trying to hide), about the Island.  For instance PEI doctors have to go down to Baltimore to practice treating gunshot wounds because they are so rare on the Island (when will the Canadian government learn and grant us our human right to bare arms).  Also the island newspaper, The Guardian, claims to "cover Prince Edward Island like the dew".  But all in all I would say that the reason the author wrote the piece, other than to spread xenophobia, was because he wanted to show off his way with words.  He finished the article off with a truly inspired pun: PEI pot is no longer small potatoes.  Bravo Mr. Earls...if that is your real name.