Archive for August, 2010

Stairbombing — Central Secondary School

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A photo of Central Secondary School, complete with caution tape blocking off the stairs.

School's...out...for...construction! (click to zoom)

As a person with a disability, Jeff has always had a contentious relationship with stairs. While taken for granted by most, to Jeff, a flight of stairs is a sign that boldly states “Not Welcome.” We are quick to make up excuses as to why we can’t make buildings accessible, like they’re too old or it’s too expensive, but rarely do we sit down and think about the reality that a flight of stairs means excluding a group of people participating in our society and to ask them to wait “just a little longer,” especially for something like an accessible school, is absolutely horrendous.

A close-up of the sign hung on the yellow caution tape.

Stairs out of order? YOU'RE out of order! This whole damn TOWN is out of order!

It is for this reason that we decided to turn the tables on the walkies and begin “shutting down” stairways around the city to give them a chance to see what it’s like to not be allowed entry. To see what it’s like to be so close but not be able to enter.

We call this “Stairbombing,” and with a little bit of yellow caution tape (you can get it for $1 at the Dollar Store) and a small sign (ours says “Sorry, no access. Stairs Out of Order. Inconvenient, eh? Just imagine what it must be like in a wheelchair…”), you too can help show people why accessibility is so important.

As a person with a disability, Jeff has always had a contentious relationship with stairs. While taken for granted by most, to Jeff, a flight of stairs is a sign that boldly states “Not Welcome.” We are quick to make up excuses as to why we can’t make buildings accessible, like they’re too old or […]

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Interlude — Prime Minister Ben Harper

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Prime Minister Ben Harper

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People always say Prime Minister Harper is very robotic, but we feel he really got in touch with his feminine side on “Morning Yearning.”

Prime Minister Ben Harper

People always say Prime Minister Harper is very robotic, but we feel he really got in touch with his feminine side on “Morning Yearning.”

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Cripz Goes to the Movies: Twilight

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Twilight

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As we’ve mentioned before on this site, the genesis of this comic really came from the lack of representations of disability in the mainstream media. Recently, we decided if there were no great representations then perhaps we could start inserting disabled characters into movies we all know and love (or love to hate). So, today’s comic is the first of many “Cripz Goes to the Movies,” in which we will inject disabled characters into Hollywood films that were never intended to have disabled characters.

Enjoy!

– Jeff & Clara

Twilight

As we’ve mentioned before on this site, the genesis of this comic really came from the lack of representations of disability in the mainstream media. Recently, we decided if there were no great representations then perhaps we could start inserting disabled characters into movies we all know and love (or love to hate). So, today’s […]

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Who Wears Short-Shorts

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Who Wears Short-Shorts

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This episode is actually a set-up to next week’s episode, which will be the MOVIE EVENT OF THE SUMMER. That’s right kids, Cripz is goin’ to the movies next Wednesday so get your 3D Glasses and popcorn ready because we’re gonna put that jerk-off James Cameron to SHAME!

Who Wears Short-Shorts

This episode is actually a set-up to next week’s episode, which will be the MOVIE EVENT OF THE SUMMER. That’s right kids, Cripz is goin’ to the movies next Wednesday so get your 3D Glasses and popcorn ready because we’re gonna put that jerk-off James Cameron to SHAME!

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Where are the balls?

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Jeff was watching the North American Power Hockey Tournament online when perhaps the best quote ever was uttered by the two amateur announcers:

Female Announcer: “The big North American Power Hockey Cup, that’s where all the balls are.”
Male Announcer: “That’s right, you just have to remember to take the balls out before putting the champagne in.”

It’s true, nobody wants balls in their champagne. Rarely do people want champagne on their balls…

Jeff was watching the North American Power Hockey Tournament online when perhaps the best quote ever was uttered by the two amateur announcers: Female Announcer: “The big North American Power Hockey Cup, that’s where all the balls are.” Male Announcer: “That’s right, you just have to remember to take the balls out before putting the […]

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Intervention: Volume 2 — Western (un)Fair

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Western (un)Fair

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Some other reasons not to go to a fair…

  1. Babies (and pre-teens, who are like babies only they kick harder when you pinch their cheeks).
  2. Games you can never win…it’s like being a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  3. Carnies. There are carnies at fairs still, right?
  4. Vomiting (both food and ride related).
  5. Cattle wrangling/Cock Fights (lack thereof)/Russian Roulette (also lack thereof).
  6. The smell. That’s something you will never get out of there…ever.
Western (un)Fair

Some other reasons not to go to a fair… Babies (and pre-teens, who are like babies only they kick harder when you pinch their cheeks). Games you can never win…it’s like being a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Carnies. There are carnies at fairs still, right? Vomiting (both food and ride related). Cattle wrangling/Cock […]

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