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What Would Jesus Buy?


The Church of Earthalujah is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters, earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on 4 continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital. … Continue reading

Roses Are Free


Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel – 1565, The Genesis of Post Modern Western Landscape Painting


Writing in the “opinion” section of Nature, art historian Martin Kemp pointed out that Old Masters are popular subjects for Christmas cards and states that, “probably no ‘secular’ subject is more popular than … Hunters in the Snow  One, in a series of 6 paintings( of which 5 have survived, titled, The Seasons, Hunters in the … Continue reading

A Christmas Comic from Boggelton Drive


A Christmas Comic by Boggleton Drive “When I was nineteen, my LING 389 (English And Grammar Usage) professor at the University of Victoria warned me via email that I would “loose” grades were I to hand in any assignments late. Ever since, I’ve tried to do my part to rid the world of poor grammar”. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

Eduardo Relero- 3D Street Art Illusions


Argentinean 3D street artist, Eduardo Relero, has created worlds of wonder on pavements all over the globe. Relero’s optical illusions encourage public participation in his art. Relero spends up to two weeks creating  his chalk drawings on pavement, which, when viewed from the proper angle,miraculously spring to life. “I realised that by taking my art out … Continue reading

Christmas by the Numbers


The value of the most expensively decorated Christmas Tree has been placed at, $11,026,900. The tree itself was a faux 13 foot evergreen, trimmed with, 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones. The stunning tree was on display at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, 2010. World’s Most Expensive Christmas Trees

Drinkify


This holiday season, try pairing the music you play, with the drinks you serve. Drinkify, a new internet app, suggests what drink will go down best, with the music you are currently listening to. It was created in, ” 24 boozy hours”, at Music Hack Day, 2011 “The goal of Music Hack Day is to explore … Continue reading

First Edition – Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, 1939


” That’s why when it’s foggy and gray, it’s Rudolph the Red Nose, who guides Santa’s Sleigh” Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has been part of Christmas lore since he entered the pop culture conscious in 1939. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was the brainchild of Robert L. May, a 35-year-old advertising copywriter for the Chicago-based Montgomery … Continue reading

Texting Turns 19, First Message, Happy Christmas


Text messaging turns 19 this week but what few people know is that the first person to send one was in fact a British engineer. While many might have assumed it would have emanated from some high-tech office in Silicon Valley, California, it came from an office in Newbury, Berkshire. And the man who sent it was … Continue reading

SantaCon 2011- Vancouver, Dec. 17th


“No Force On Earth Can Stop One Hundred Santa’s” “Every December for the last 18 years, Cacophonous Santas have been visiting cities around the world, engaging in a bit of Santarchy as part of the annual Santacon events. It all started back in 1994 when several dozen Cheap Suit Santas paid a visit to downtown … Continue reading

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