Several hours after becoming the most exciting thing to ever happen in Kamloops, Rihanna took the stage late in Vancouver and, according to Vancouver Sun reviewer Francois Marchand, proceeded to stink up the joint. Hey, that’s been known to happen after you stop for snacks at WalMart…
According to Marchand, “almost a full hour late was pushing it, and once the sold-out concert finally got in full swing, Rihanna owed her fans an extra something, which unfortunately never materialized.” He also feels that the proliferance of “Instagrams” in B.C. could possibly have affected the singer’s performance, noting “For a pop icon, Rihanna has always had very little star factor in concert: Her songs are cookie-cutter stuff, and her dance skills have always been perfunctory at best.” Sooo, I take it he’s not a fan?
Apparently not. “She seemed content to act out the concert, lost in a haze with the volume amped to 11, half-dancing and half-singing through a leisurely paced 100-minute set … So you could feel bad for Rihanna, but not that bad.” Hmm, I wonder what Marchand thinks about Guy Fieri’s Wicked Awesome Chicken Tenders.
Although the Conservative government has stated that it doesn’t want to bring back capital punishment, regular conservatives seem to have other ideas, with a recent cop killing in rural Alberta bringing the issue back into the spotlight (for the umpteenth time). While you could say that murderers might not take into account that killing someone could cost them their life, this commentor goes even further:
I like how he begins his sentence with “Lordy Lord” then implies that the bible’s not factual. Could he not find a more atheistic exclamation? Mind you, I suppose a harsher epithet might be removed by the moderators—after all, the Vancouver Sun is not owned by Sun Media, where anything goes (especially in regards to McGuinty).
Word today out of Vancouver is that a visit by former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney for a $500-a-head book club meeting drew some 250 protestors to West Hastings, in what the VPD are characterizing as a violent protest. Apparently, a few officers got pushed around, and a 51-year-old man was arrested for choking a Vancouver Club staffer.
Compare this to yesterday’s protest on Parliament Hill, where 117 people were arrested for peaceably climbing over the well-marked barrier, and holding their hands out to the police to be cuffed and slapped with a 65-dollar fine. And they say Vancouver’s full of harmless, pacifist hippies, eh?
You gotta love the last paragraph of the Vancouver Sun story, where a VPD spokesman states: “The vast majority of protests are extremely peaceful,” explaining that VPD attend or escort around 200 protests a year in the city.
Erm, aren’t you forgetting about something there, buddy?
UPDATE 4:30 PM: Looks like someone got a picture of the aforementioned choking incident. Check it out:
More photos here.
Unless they’re saying I could be arrested for reading this Vancouver Sun story out loud in public…
“Counterfeit money! That’s right, I said counterfeit money! Whatchu gonna do about it?”
UPDATE 3:51 pm: It seems the alleged counterfeiter also allegedly pimps out underage girls, according to this Toronto Sun story. Naturally, the people who comment on Sun stories are having a field day with him.