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-i got to have meet & dine with bias_cut-- who was in town for a quick visit-- teanut, coco73, 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.

too much hotness for one photo
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!
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On June 14th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC), ghostworld00 commented:
I'm listening to your podcast now. Who is the most-famous person from Winnepeg?
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On June 14th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
this is probably up for debate, but probably Neil Young or The Guess Who and/or Burton Cummings!

cool: are you enjoying the cast?
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On June 14th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC), catchstars replied:
And BTO! Taking Care of Business! (Now I won't be able to get that out of my head, damn.)
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On June 14th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC), ghostworld00 replied:
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.
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On June 14th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
the reason i didn't bring up BTO is that my unconscious tries to protect me from their relentless repertoire of ear worms!
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On June 17th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC), lowbudgetdiva replied:
What about Guy Maddin? Just kidding, sort of.
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On June 14th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
also, famous cancer activist Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg.
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On June 14th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC), pseudohistorian replied:
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 is from.

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.
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On June 14th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC), pyroclasticgrub replied:
Nellie McClung (fought for womens' suffrage and all that). Not really famous, more just important.

Also, Winnie the Pooh is *sort of* from Winnipeg. :)
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On June 14th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC), gemsweater replied:
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."
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On June 14th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC), pyroclasticgrub replied:
All good points.
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On June 14th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
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.
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On June 14th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC), trixieross commented:
I added you after seeing you on Fatshionista. Hope that's ok?? you are just so friggin precious!
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On July 8th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
yes! nice to e-meet you!
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On July 8th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC), trixieross replied:
awesome, great to meet you too! :)
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On June 14th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC), theoryofgravity commented:
YAY MOAR FATS TALKING!

I'm very excited. :)
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On June 14th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
yes! & since you're covering the ins and outs of FA so expertly with onceupon i feel great about just talking about everything/anything pop culture/new media with fat love/pol thrown in willy-nilly.
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On June 14th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC), and_old_lace commented:
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.
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On June 14th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
aww thanks yvette! i hope you enjoy it!
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On June 14th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
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
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On June 15th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC), and_old_lace replied:
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.
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On June 14th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC), gemsweater commented:
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.
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On June 15th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC), imperfectmedium commented:
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?
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On June 15th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC), gemsweater replied:
I think I've fixed it -- refresh your iTunes podcasts and see!
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On June 18th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC), imperfectmedium replied:
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!
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On June 22nd, 2010 06:23 am (UTC), eunice_eunice commented:
http://www.fattiesonice.com/ = there won't be a dry seat in the house.
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On July 8th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC), stitchtowhere replied:
this might be the best compliment anyone's ever given me.
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