Friday, February 27, 2004


9 1 X 1 E S


"The city deactivated most of the pedestrian buttons long ago with the emergence of computer-controlled traffic signals, even as an unwitting public continued to push on, according to city Department of Transportation officials. More than 2,500 of the 3,250 walk buttons that still exist function essentially as mechanical placebos, city figures show. Any benefit from them is only imagined." (For Exercise in New York Futility, Push Button | New York Times)

Sunday, February 08, 2004


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The Great Gatsbys

"If you're giving something away free, inevitably you're going to draw a lower clientele, which are street people and people who are homeless," says Tony Joseph, co-owner of Gatsby's bar and restaurant.

Joseph suggests the Salvation Army park its van on Gottingen Street, near Uniacke Square. (CBC News - Nova Scotia)

"It's a great spot for them if they're really interested in serving people that are homeless and need free meals," he said during a CBC radio interview. "Mount Grey Park, Maniac Square, there's a lot of poor people down in that area." (Halifax Herald)


Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle


Spot the fake smiles | BBCi

Monday, February 02, 2004


A to Z: Atlantic News Perspective #102 (Feb 2)
Oprah's cameras focus on East Preston, the battle over the bookmobile and the Montague mermaid.
By: Iain K. MacLeod


Bubba Ho-tep (USA, 2002, R, 92m)

Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.

Monday, February 9
Starts at 7pm at Park Lane, Halifax
Part of the Series of 6


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