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-i got to have meet & dine with bias_cut
-- who was in town for a quick visit-- teanut
, and patonina
. we ate ALL THE SUSHI IN THE SEA.
the company was top notch as were the fa(t)shionz! being social agrees with me, i need to do it MORE.pix or it didn't happen
-after a year (possibly years?) of discussion, i finally started recording a pop culture podcast with gemsweater
. i'd been researching podcasts--compiling resources for my internship-- and getting more into podcasts
in general (10 years after everyone else, because that's how I operate). the stars aligned and the time seemed right. so. you can find those shenanigans at http://www.fattiesonice.com/
(if you're so inclined). we approach things from a feminist, body-positive lens, but of course. also we follow the john fiske/david lavery school of pop culture consumption whereby we enjoy things through critical engagement. say it with me now: "IT NEED NOT BE A SWOON!"
- i just put up an ootd post
over at fatshionista
that rivals the work of Tolkien in epicness (of length, not travelling ditties). i should really post more often.
Jenny--she of the crushable radio voice, and superlative broadcasting skills-- handles all the audio/editing (though we've been trying to keep it fairly spontaneous/tangential as is our STYLE) and did the wonderful fat ice skater illustration for the banner (as well as the site development. basically i show up to talk talk talkity talk.) our third full episode just went up, and i'm enjoying the process/ push to think on my feet and playbacks give me incentive to stop saying the word "like" so damn much.
how are the rest of you? it's awfully quiet on lj/flickr lately... i miss you all!
I'm listening to your podcast now. Who is the most-famous person from Winnepeg?
this is probably up for debate, but probably Neil Young or The Guess Who and/or Burton Cummings!
cool: are you enjoying the cast?
And BTO! Taking Care of Business! (Now I won't be able to get that out of my head, damn.)
Ahhh. I learned something.
I like the podcast, I jumped around and listened to a few different ones. I agree with your observations on Sex in The City and Kate Plus Eight.
the reason i didn't bring up BTO is that my unconscious tries to protect me from their relentless repertoire of ear worms!
What about Guy Maddin? Just kidding, sort of.
also, famous cancer activist Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg.
Although we in Canada think of Terry Fox as being super-famous, most Americans (in my experience) have never heard of him, so that might not be a familiar name, depending on where ghostworld00
It's all relative, though...age is also a factor. For example, both Monty Hall and Anna Paquin were born in Winnipeg, but which one is more famous depends on who you ask.
Nellie McClung (fought for womens' suffrage and all that). Not really famous, more just important.
Also, Winnie the Pooh is *sort of* from Winnipeg. :)
Hi, it's Jenny. To be honest, I don't think there IS a most-famous person from Winnipeg. All I know is that Chris Jericho is definitely NOT the most-famous.
Randy Bachman/Burton Cummings are in the running, but now there is a whole generation of people who don't know who the Guess Who are, so they're not as famous worldwide as they were in the '70s/'80s.
The most famous person to be BORN in Winnipeg is Anna Paquin. However, she has not lived here since the age of 2, so she does not count, to me, as a "Winnipegger."
All good points.
And most famous Winnipegger is different from the most famous Manitoban. Thanks to Chester Brown's book, and the stat holiday, Louis Riel is pretty famous across Canada now. (as he should be!)
In lit circles, Margaret Laurence, as well as Miriam T are very famous, but I'm not sure of their mileage outside of Canada.
I'm so excited for this podcast-something to listen to as I bike around in the soul crushing summer heat! Lately, I've been sweating profusely, getting rid of stuff, and drinking lots of iced tea.
aww thanks yvette! i hope you enjoy it!
also when you drink iced tea is it cold unsweetened tea, or is sweet, like Nestea? unsweetened ice tea as well as the absence of McCain Deep N' Delicious cakes are some of the big differences between the U.S. and Canada, I am told. :D
I drink unsweetened herbal iced tea because I'm a hippie but here most people drink ridiculously over sweetened black tea that makes me want to die. For the record, I also like my coffee unsweetened though.
Let me state for the record that I could not do this podcast without you. And you could not do it without me. And that is what makes this such a wonderful collaboration -- your brain, my radio skills, our common interests. I'm glad you finally gave in, because let me ALSO state for the record that my campaign to get Cynara on board for a podcast has been a long one.
I loved your first two episodes! I've yet to listen to the mini-sode and ep. 3 because something seems to have gone wonky with iTunes. Neither has shown up in my iTunes. Is it just me?
I think I've fixed it -- refresh your iTunes podcasts and see!
It's working like a charm, now. Thanks!
I lapped up the Tyra pot-belly minisode and am working my way through the Captured Imagination. All great stuff!