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I'm sure he'd hate it. Sad.

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Joni Mitchell's hometown finally gives her her due
Lilit Marcus, CNN • Updated 11th June 2018
Saskatoon, Canada (CNN)

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Canadians are known for their humility, and that goes extra in Saskatoon, a city whose "Paris of the Prairies" nickname wasn't coined by a local. It came from an interview Bob Dylan did after he first played in the city and was later immortalized in a song by those heroes of the Great White North -- the Tragically Hip.
But its self-deprecating character can sometimes hurt when it comes to honoring its history and being proud of its celebrity citizens.

Joni Mitchell, who began playing guitar and piano as a child in Saskatoon, eventually moved to the United States and became a hugely influential figure in the folk music scene.

Her fourth album, "Blue," propelled her into superstardom and remains a hit today --
in 2017, NPR named it the greatest album by a female artist ever.

She has won nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.


Saskatoon landmarks associated with Mitchell's songs include,
The Empire Hotel, where her song "Raised on Robbery" takes place, is now a homeless shelter called The Lighthouse; the song "Cherokee Louise" was about Mitchell's real childhood experiences playing with a friend in a tunnel underneath the Broadway bridge.

There are no plaques or murals in honor of the city's most successful daughter. But on the eve of her 75th birthday, Mitchell, said to be in poor health, and rarely travels or makes public appearances, a section of the city's South Saskatchewan River waterfront will be named in the singer's honor on June 10.

In addition to the new waterfront, the Broadway Theatre, a longtime staple of local nightlife that began as a cinema where the young Mitchell watched movies with friends, will place a plaque in her honor.
Next door, the French restaurant Calories is in the building that was once home to the Louis Riel Cafe, where a teenage Mitchell worked as a waitress and played her first paid gigs.

The University of Saskatchewan will also give Mitchell an honorary Ph.D this fall, the first time they have awarded an honorary degree in absentia.
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Two new CBC shows on tonight - Back in Time for Dinner at 8pm and Crawford at 9pm.

Mop & Pails John Doyle gives them both good reviews ("fine, fascinating and oddball series").
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts...s-and-a-loopy/

Back in Time for Dinner seems like the kind of thing Brits do so well. It will be interesting to see how CBC compares.

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I'm surprised how out of place these seem here. Were too old and poor for this sort of thing lol

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Two new CBC shows on tonight - Back in Time for Dinner at 8pm and Crawford at 9pm.

Mop & Pails John Doyle gives them both good reviews ("fine, fascinating and oddball series").
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts...s-and-a-loopy/

Back in Time for Dinner seems like the kind of thing Brits do so well. It will be interesting to see how CBC compares.
Both were worth watching, imho. Crawford, in particular, is strange, in a way that will have me watching again to see where it's going to go.
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Pixar's 'Bao' serves up the Toronto experience — CN Tower, Chinatown, streetcars

Domee Shi, 1st female director of a Pixar short, draws on her life and childhood home
Amara McLaughlin · CBC News · Posted: Jun 15, 2018 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 6 hours ago



The eight-minute film is the brainchild of Domee Shi, a Toronto animator, who is the first-ever woman to direct a Pixar short.

Shi draws on her life experience when portraying the story of a Chinese-Canadian mother, suffering from empty-nest syndrome, who gets a second chance at raising a child when a steamed dumpling she makes springs to life.

Canadian artist Domee Shi is 1st female director of Pixar short
"Making it take place in Toronto was, like, one thing that I really wanted to do," she told Tom Power, the host of CBC Radio's q, adding many of the ideas come straight from her childhood home.

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This story just keeps getting worse.





She's STILL not allowed to speak publicly due to Scottish laws, but her family is speaking out in N.L. and it's making it into the media that way.

http://www.thetelegram.com/news/loca...uicide-218615/

The weirdest part of all this is she's a Newfoundlander of Scottish heritage but a lot of the abuse she's receiving is specifically anti-Canadian. I didn't even know that could exist in Scotland? I know it's not a thing there, of course, but that it would inspire abuse at all, from anyone, ever, is a bit of a surprise to me.
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We've apparently run out of things to do.

Liberals want to redesign Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms

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The coat of arms was designed and introduced in 1637, granted by Royal Warrant of King Charles of England...

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The symbol includes two figures holding a red shield, divided into four parts by a silver cross. The figures were originally described as “savages of the clime armed and apparelled according to their guise when they go to warre.”

Torngat Mountains MHA and Inuk Randy Edmunds was given leave to speak in promotion of the resolution to pursue a change, as brought to the convention floor by the Liberal party’s Aboriginal Commission.

“I think we’ve come a lot further than that,” he said, referring to the lack of understanding of the province and its people, as reflected in the existing coat of arms.

Apart from the figures, Edmunds pointed out the presence of an elk – a species that doesn’t exist in the province. He suggested the animal could be changed to caribou.

The resolution itself mentions the inclusion of the Latin call “seek ye first the Kingdom of God,” which it notes “in a modern context is rather dated and inappropriate for a multicultural society.”

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It specifically reads:

Be it resolved: that the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador take a lead in redesigning provincial symbols such as the coat of arms to further the federal government’s desire to redress the damages done by our colonial past.
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The weirdest part of all this is she's a Newfoundlander of Scottish heritage but a lot of the abuse she's receiving is specifically anti-Canadian. I didn't even know that could exist in Scotland? I know it's not a thing there, of course, but that it would inspire abuse at all, from anyone, ever, is a bit of a surprise to me.
There is a lingering rumour, especially in my family, that we would not be welcomed back into the UK. I think this may come down to my dad's cousins who moved back to Wales and the treatment they got. In some ways, I suspect this may come down to prejudices of those who were sent away. My grandmother, when she left Wales, was very poor. Her father was a dairy hand and a coal miner and left Wales when there coal mines saw massive unemployment (33% unemployment rate in the late 1920s.) Those who didn't leave were keen to push those from returning thirty or forty years later.
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There is a lingering rumour, especially in my family, that we would not be welcomed back into the UK. I think this may come down to my dad's cousins who moved back to Wales and the treatment they got. In some ways, I suspect this may come down to prejudices of those who were sent away. My grandmother, when she left Wales, was very poor. Her father was a dairy hand and a coal miner and left Wales when there coal mines saw massive unemployment (33% unemployment rate in the late 1920s.) Those who didn't leave were keen to push those from returning thirty or forty years later.
I don't know about the Welsh, but you'd not have that experience in Scotland. The Scots love Canadians.
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The world of youtubers is so weird to an oldie like me lol. This is a Toronto based youtuber. I am amazed that a whole generation can make serious money in such a basic way.



Lauren Riihimaki is the lady who runs the YouTube channel LaurDIY. She has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million. She is a Do It Yourself specialist on things like clothes, life hacks, food, costumes etc. Apart from that, she posts vlogs from time to time. She lives in Toronto, Canada and started doing YouTube while still in college back in 2012. She is of Japanese, Finnish and Ukrainian descent. She dates another big YouTuber by the name Alex Wassabi.

The channel has over 7.5 million subscribers growing by around 5,000 new subs daily and has so far accumulated over 850 million views so far. New videos are posted onto the platform 2 – 3 times a week. In a day the channel gets an average of 930,000 views from various sources. The estimated revenue generated should be around $1,700 per day ($620,000 a year) from ads that run on the videos.

YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewers

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Pretty much an idealistic life, just like people who make a killing selling random crap on Etsy. And really in terms of risk there is absolutely none. Youtube channels are free, all you need is a decent camera, hell a good quality cell phone camera would work when you just get started, and maybe some editing software. If it doesn't work out who cares, you've invested maybe a few hundred bucks and very little of your time. Now contrast that with trying to start a small business, to be making 620k a year you would have invested some serious time and money, and conversely if it fails you're out your life savings and in debt up to your eyeballs.
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Telegram's breakdown lol:

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A series of real estate advertisements posted to social media by St. John’s realtor and city councillor Debbie Hanlon prompted social media backlash over the weekend.

The advertisements included one about a prisoner-of-war, and another about a dead man during his wake. Both ads were removed after social media users called for them to be taken down.

Other advertisements, such as one about using Viagra to keep flowers fresh, were received by social media users as odd but not as offensive, and those are still posted online.

Social media users called the ads “bizarre” and “tactless” among other things.

Hanlon responded to the criticisms in a Facebook post on her real estate page on Saturday. “Keeping it Real Estate is a fun fact series we’ve been running for years,” she wrote. “Sorry if I hurt anyone’s feeling or insulted anyone. They really are meant to bring humour and a scatter oh! But certainly not to offend. Jeepers!!!”

One such advertisement featured a photo of Korean soldier, Yang Kyoungjong, who was conscripted to fight with Japan during the Second World War but was captured by the Soviet Union and pressed into fighting with the Red Army, only to be captured again and forced to fight for Germany, eventually ending up in a camp in the United States.

“I thought it was a prank of some sort because I can’t believe that anyone or any kind of businessperson would use that as their intentional marketing,” said Hasan Hai of Merb’ys calendar fame, and one of many people who spoke out against the ads over the weekend.

Ads intended to entertain

For her part, Hanlon told The Telegram she’d never do anything to hurt or offend anyone.

“If anyone found anything I was doing offensive, I would stop it. I wouldn’t do anything to go out to hurt someone, why would I do that? Why would I hurt my business? This ad was not racist. This is an ad about a young soldier who became a prisoner of war that was forced to fight, and he’s an anomaly because he’s the only soldier that fought on three sides … these ads are just supposed to entertain, enlighten, and a little bit to educate.”

But people posting on social media saw the ads differently.

“It’s just bewildering. Using a former POW as a vehicle for marketing and promotion, and then the second one was a dead person, a cadaver, being used as a joke — it’s baffling,” said Hai.

The cadaver ad included a photo from a Puerto Rican taxi driver’s wake. The driver, who died of cancer, loved his job so much he wanted to be buried in his cab. The ad stated, ‘Need a lift to great service, call me!’ and included business contact information for Hanlon.


http://www.thetelegram.com/news/loca...ealtor-219279/
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Pretty much an idealistic life, just like people who make a killing selling random crap on Etsy. And really in terms of risk there is absolutely none. Youtube channels are free, all you need is a decent camera, hell a good quality cell phone camera would work when you just get started, and maybe some editing software. If it doesn't work out who cares, you've invested maybe a few hundred bucks and very little of your time. Now contrast that with trying to start a small business, to be making 620k a year you would have invested some serious time and money, and conversely if it fails you're out your life savings and in debt up to your eyeballs.
A little over a decade ago, the law firm I worked at then represented a young woman a few months out of high school who had earned a little over $100,000 over the previous year from Google ad revenue. She had retained us to demonstrate to her bank that the money was legitimate... apparently they had doubts that an 18 year old could pull in that kind of money on the level. I remember poring over the statements from Google and being blown away by what I saw.

I guess in hindsight things were just getting started... that was probably peanuts compared to what's going on now.
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A little over a decade ago, the law firm I worked at then represented a young woman a few months out of high school who had earned a little over $100,000 over the previous year from Google ad revenue. She had retained us to demonstrate to her bank that the money was legitimate... apparently they had doubts that an 18 year old could pull in that kind of money on the level. I remember poring over the statements from Google and being blown away by what I saw.

I guess in hindsight things were just getting started... that was probably peanuts compared to what's going on now.
it's quite fascinating. Kids today, we're talking tweens and younger idolize youtubers, they all have their favourites and the youtubers setup little autograph talks, it's weird. Plus most of them have Merch to sell making more money, they get paid to do appearances etc.

I've seen vloggers getting free trips to New York to get free swag from companies that host events for Vloggers or Influencers as some like to call them.

That kid from the katy perry video, aka Backpack Kid, vlogs and he and his manager and entourage were in Vancouver a few months ago for something, he does that stupid dance and is making an empire out of it.



Ditto to that weird kid who vogued on the news, hes doing TV, appearing in music videos etc, getting free stuff, getting paid cause he was voguing behind the news lady.





now does red carpet events etc:

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I like it. I only watch a few celebrities of that type - I love Safiya Nygard, Panser and Niko from TradeChat, and Emongg. I also get a kick out of XQC raging, and I believe he's Quebecois.

Locally there are a bunch I click on just to support them, including a couple with hundreds of thousands of viewers who are famous internationally (a gamer with MS, and a girl who does artistic nail designs).

If I was hot and younger, I'd totally do it. I'd be a CGP Grey for urban development and Balkan history/music/food lol.
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^ Maybe you just need to target an older demographic to make it work?
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These days all I watch is youtube. I don't know why, I can follow love island australia, so trashy but so good lol. But I end up in loops of stuff I can't get out of sometimes and stumble across the strangest stuff.
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