Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dispatches from the Hallowed Book of Faces: El Mini-Narrativo Potpourri Por Flavour! :P



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Just went to the National Women's Show on the weekend at the Metro Convention Centre and did a bunch of interviews and it was a lot of fun, the video is coming soon. Thanks to everyone who participated and who was just plain friendly, check out their site if you'd like --

http://www.nationalwomenshow.com/en/toronto/visitor/

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FYI, the Gentlemen's Expo event is coming up next weekend and I'm probably attending to do interviews there as well. Feel free to check out their site --

http://www.gentlemensexpo.com/

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BTW, as part of my pop-culture consumption I often watch Netflix with my roommate and we just saw the first three episodes of a new series called "Darknet" both shot and set in Toronto with familiar locations to downtowners like the CN Tower, King and Queen Streets and so on. It's basically 30 minutes with three short independent horror stories about people going crazy and killing themselves and others while others watch some of this on the "darknet", basically a snuff-film website with other disturbing videos that's really a thing as far as I've heard. While it's a bit uneven and not a finished product yet, as a homer I'm rooting for it and it's certainly interesting and insightful viewing while seeing Toronto on TV portrayed as Toronto is kind of neat. While not for the faint of heart, it's instructive and a good reminder to avoid going crazy or driving each other crazy which is fairly easy to do in big and crowded cities with people under pressure. Check out the series and site if you'd like --

http://darknetfiles.com/

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IMHO, as a man you can trust who's typically polite, busy, respectful, confident, chivalrous and courteous, lots of people in Toronto say hello and I also meet lots of people, including newbies in town who I feel for. Like the beautiful little German girl from Hamburg today who's been here 3 weeks, or the beautiful Dubai babe on the weekend who's been here a year. I feel for them coming from old world cultures and likely not yet used to our busy and narcissistic new world gender-neutralized (no disrespect to anybody relaxed about any lifestyle choice) and stressful culture with what appears to be an epidemic lack of respect that seems to be making people jittery. Plus, it sucks for us too. So, I'm inviting people who care about these issues to get in touch. If you don't, then don't worry about it. If you do, then don't worry about it, simply get in touch and we'll see what we can do. Since I can help I owe it to people to create these lines of communication and keep them open to those interested, especially since I think what we want to believe in is people being nice, at least in general. On that note, may I present a simple site with a simple plan to make simple plans --

http://whatyouwanttobelievein.com/

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