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A True Story of Good News

January 7, 2013

And then there were all of those dead cows, one by one, torn
to pieces on the tracks. The power company had
downed a fence and the cows escaped. But being
winter on the prairies, the snow drifts were high. Only
the railroad tracks rose through the snow, forming
a pathway to freedom. Single file, sixteen cows marched,
those proud brave pioneers. The train came,

full speed, took them out, one by one, spraying cow bits
over the undisturbed snow. The conductor shivered, felt
a drum beat, sixteen times it thumped before it stopped.

Shortly after, my father snowmobiled past, but returned again
with an empty wagon, filling it for the dogs.
My uncle joined him, his own furry mouths to feed,
and then they left. Until

the next snowfall, this mile or so
of railway track in this remote prairie field
was outlined with a spray of
red brown blood, one by one,

sixteen dead cows had lived and died for the dogs. Praise them.

Nicholas’ Top Pick of 2012

December 31, 2012

Nicholas Bradford-Ewart’s Favourite Film of 2012

 

Holy Motors dir. Leos Carax (2002)

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Holy Motors

Honourable Mention:
The Cabin in the Woods
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
The Avengers

Films of 2012 I’d still like to see
Post Tenebras Lux
Life of Pi
The Hobbit
Skyfall
Midnight’s Children

I didn’t get out much this year. I spent the majority of my free time finishing our first feature-length film, “Where The Ground Won’t Shake” (hopefully coming to a theatre near you in 2013.) This year was really the “Year of Television.” We flew through great shows like, “Mad Men,” “Adventure Time,” “Breaking Bad” “Parks and Recreation” “30 Rock” and “Louie” – all of which are amazing.

I didn’t find this year’s crop of films particularly inspiring. Although good, my viewing of Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” feels more like going through the motions than really being taken by something special. P.T. Anderson’s “The Master,” which is also good, didn’t quite do it for me (this one, I really should see again.) “The Cabin in the Woods” was surprisingly great and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” had a lot going for it. I enjoyed them and I would see them again, but in the end “Holy Motors” was the one film that really captivated me. I’d say it not only captivated me, but rekindled my love of film. I highly recommend it.

Nicholas

the most epic star trek colouring collection

October 5, 2012

I’ve had this file of various Star Trek colouring pages sitting on my desktop for ages. So, yesterday I compiled them into a pdf booklet.

NOW IT CAN GET PRINTED ON REGULAR PRINTERS SO EVERY CHILD CAN HAVE A STAR TREK COLOURING BOOK.

It’s almost 150 pages of Trekkie goodness – The Original Series, The Animated Series and The Next Generation. It was designed to be printed on standard letter-sized paper in black-and-white.

Enjoy my friends, enjoy.

Click here to download:  Star Trek Colouring Book

Kierkegaard Shaming

October 5, 2012

I’ve been following the Dog Shaming internet meme, the whole time thinking: “You think that’s shameful? Well you haven’t met the dog named Kierkegaard!”

I’ve been posting Kierkegaard Shaming pictures on our Tumblr for the past month, and am now going to share them here too.

Presenting… KIERKEGAARD SHAMING, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION

Bruncle

Twice

Constancy of Anxiety

‘Twas an Accident; Baby was Fine

Mid-Air Break-Out

Everything Frightens Me

RIP

Violently Expelled

I’m a Bagpipe

Namesake

No One Knows How He Did It

No Shame

Fashion Show, Dolphins, Sharks

August 18, 2012

Fashion Show

a new poem by E and A

 

I know what is fashion stuff
Flipping over

Why do people watch movies?

Maybe you can write lines
on every side
if you want to.

That’s not lines.
It’s just words.

Why do people have to
walk on roads?

Lines!

 

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Brad-ups

August 3, 2012

Inspired by Rion Sabean’s hilarious photo series Men-ups, we produced these 3 photos of our good friend (and philosopher king) Brad.

3 new photos

August 2, 2012

York Rainbow

Truck

How to Open Up the Church

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