Archive for March, 2011

Just Visiting

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Just Visiting

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Paid for by the Stephen Harper for World President Federation of Registered Conservative Enthusiasts.

If you’re a little confused by this week’s comic, check out the original ad:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaqNxU2Ea6w

Just Visiting

Paid for by the Stephen Harper for World President Federation of Registered Conservative Enthusiasts. If you’re a little confused by this week’s comic, check out the original ad: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaqNxU2Ea6w

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Friday Shout-Outs

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For anyone on twitter, the idea of #FollowFriday is probably familiar, but for those of you who aren’t twits like me, every Friday on twitter people throw out recommendations of their favourite tweeters to educate people about good content that they may not have seen before. I’ve decided to do something similar here on Cripz, so check back every Friday to see some people I think are doing some great work:

Help get Natalie McDonald on TV!
The first Friday Shout-out goes to Natalie McDonald, a young girl whose an awesome advocate. I met Natalie a few years ago and think she’s going to have a big future. Recently she uploaded a rap about Easter Seals on YouTube and if she gets enough votes and enough views she’ll get her video on the Easter Seals telethon on CBC! How cool would that be? So take a few seconds and vote for her video on YouTube and check her out on Facebook here.

Tiger Blood Phil
An old friend from University is right in the thick of becoming Charlie Sheen’s new intern. Check Phil out on Facebook and help him land a pretty sweet gig.

Oh right, an election…..
With the government toppling moments earlier, check out three of my favourite federal politicos in London. Take your time over the next month to learn about all of the candidates, learn the issues, and vote for the person you think best represents you–that’s what democracy is all about!
Glen Pearson — Fire Fighter Super Hero
Doug Ferguson — Proof that not all lawyers are terrible people
Irene Mathysson — One of the people who made me realize politics don’t suck

For anyone on twitter, the idea of #FollowFriday is probably familiar, but for those of you who aren’t twits like me, every Friday on twitter people throw out recommendations of their favourite tweeters to educate people about good content that they may not have seen before. I’ve decided to do something similar here on Cripz, […]

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Meeting of the GMPC Sub Committee on Future Direction

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Meeting of the GMPC Sub Committee on Future Direction

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This episode is dedicated to the brave men and women who have discussions like this every day on Parliament Hill without ever hinting at the fact that it’s all a huge joke. Good work to the Government of Canada over the past week, you’re doing a great job at making stupid stuff seem really serious and important.

Vin Diesel for Prime Minister–he’ll straighten things out.

Meeting of the GMPC Sub Committee on Future Direction

This episode is dedicated to the brave men and women who have discussions like this every day on Parliament Hill without ever hinting at the fact that it’s all a huge joke. Good work to the Government of Canada over the past week, you’re doing a great job at making stupid stuff seem really serious […]

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Sitting down for a chat

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Front cover of The Londoner newspaper

It's nice having two newspapers in London...even if they're owned by the same company.

Earlier this morning, I sat down for a chat with a reporter from The Londoner who was interested in learning more about what Clara and I are up to and how Cripz is doing. It was a fun interview that focused heavily on the characters and story of Cripz rather than the development (which is how most of our interviews go). I’m excited to see how the article comes out and I’ll be sure to post the link as soon as I have it.

 

Thanks again for coming by Mr. Reporter Man–hopefully I didn’t blab on too much.

Earlier this morning, I sat down for a chat with a reporter from The Londoner who was interested in learning more about what Clara and I are up to and how Cripz is doing. It was a fun interview that focused heavily on the characters and story of Cripz rather than the development (which is […]

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The ME in Team

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The ME in Team

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Having complex conversations and relationships with inanimate objects in your bedroom is a sign of both a vibrant imagination and a questionable grip on reality.

The ME in Team

Having complex conversations and relationships with inanimate objects in your bedroom is a sign of both a vibrant imagination and a questionable grip on reality.

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The system is down

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A picture of Strongbad breaking up The Cheat's light switch rave party.

To help pass the time, you can just play this video over and over again.

First up, Clara and I wanted to apologize for our website being on the fritz these past few days. We have contacted the service provider and were told they are aware the problem and are working to fix it. Hopefully everything is right as rain come Wednesday for our new comic.

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First up, Clara and I wanted to apologize for our website being on the fritz these past few days. We have contacted the service provider and were told they are aware the problem and are working to fix it. Hopefully everything is right as rain come Wednesday for our new comic. Until then, thanks for […]

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Comic History: Stephen Hawking

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Comic History: Stephen Hawking

Today’s episode is the first in a new series we’re calling “Comic History,” which depicts real events that have happened to Clara and Jeff which were simply too funny/astonishing to not share with everyone. Please be clear, these are real events that are as accurate representations of what happened as possible.

Our first offering happened several months ago when Clara and Jeff were walking to Starbucks and an individual carrying more bags than he knew what to do with approached them, stared at Jeff intensely and launched the following conversation. Sometimes being stuck at those red lights is absolute murder because you have no where to run. Anyway, the encounter left us wondering did he A) really want to talk to us about Kurzweil and just ran out of things to talk about, B) really wanted to yell at someone about what Hawking had said and someone in a wheelchair seemed appropriate, or C) did seeing the wheelchair and the chocolate lab, together, provide him with a genuine eureka moment where the mysteries of the world suddenly pulled back and with unclouded vision he discovered the secret of our origins?

We may never know.

Maybe Stephen Hawking will write about it in his next book?

Stephen Hawking

Today’s episode is the first in a new series we’re calling “Comic History,” which depicts real events that have happened to Clara and Jeff which were simply too funny/astonishing to not share with everyone. Please be clear, these are real events that are as accurate representations of what happened as possible. Our first offering happened […]

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Time to Refocus

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Luke Skywalker riding a Taun-Taun

Comprehensives: Kind of like being stuck on Hoth, but instead of having a Tauntaun to crawl inside and stay warm you get followed around by Baudrillard who will constantly kill your buzz with postmodernism.

As you may or may not have heard, I recently decided to step back from my work with United Way to refocus my energies on finishing my Doctorate in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. I just want to note what a fantastic experience it was working with United Way–these people are the real deal and are making London a better place, one step at a time. Also, shout outs to the staff of United Way for their recent announcement of raising over $8 Million to fund agencies working to make London a city we can be proud of. Read More

As you may or may not have heard, I recently decided to step back from my work with United Way to refocus my energies on finishing my Doctorate in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. I just want to note what a fantastic experience it was working with United Way–these people are the […]

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Labour

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Labour

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Clara is drowning in a sea of essays, midterms and group projects so I’m on my own this week. Apologies for any typos, nonsense, and tomfoolery–Clara is responsible to ensure none of those things happen.

Hope you enjoyed the episode and Clara and I would like to dedicate this song to the teachers in Wisconsin and this video to everyone who believes in truth and honesty in the media.

A later addendum from Clara:

I overheard some kids at the Y talking about how they “can’t swim in the Y pools. They let disabled people swim there and when they pee they don’t even know that they’re peeing. I do want to be a lifeguard there though. Like because you don’t have to ever go in the water these days. Lifeguards just pull people out with sticks.”

This, Wisconsin, is why it is important to treat teachers well, so as to attract and retain good ones and motivate teachers to do something about kids like this (I mean at the very least, if they don’t even know when they’re peeing, how can they tell you if they’re drowning?)

Labour

Clara is drowning in a sea of essays, midterms and group projects so I’m on my own this week. Apologies for any typos, nonsense, and tomfoolery–Clara is responsible to ensure none of those things happen. Hope you enjoyed the episode and Clara and I would like to dedicate this song to the teachers in Wisconsin […]

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