Tabernak! Où sont les Canadiens?

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    So I recently discovered this amazing (and massive) portfolio of Montreal photographer Réjean Meloche, which he generously has posted online. I have lost a lot of time poring over the many excellent shots, and I thought some others might also appreciate seeing them. Covering a great period filled with historical events (e.g. Expo '67, the Quiet Revolution, the October Crisis, the 1976 Olympics, the passage of Bill 101 and the first referendum on Quebec sovereignty), I think there is a lot to be captured here for the simplicity but momentous importance, really time capsules each one. So much of a feel of the city is there, but even if you don't know Montreal, these are some great photographs.

    The full picasa web archive can be found here: les Archives du futur.

    Just picking out a few of my favourites to give folks a sense of the work,










    And really, just so many more. Do check it out if you are interested. A great thanks to Mr. Meloche firstly for his work, and for sharing this extensive library of Montreal visual history with us.
     
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    ^ Some things never change

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    Hahaha, yep, that is just what I thought when I saw that one too. And here I thought the [undoubtedly purposeful] terrible road structure in the city was a relatively new thing. How many city governments have went through since then, and nothing is any different.
     
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    Whatever your political affiliations, I think that most everyone can agree it is time we heave Steve. I sure hope this is the night, and that voter turnout is a sign of engagement, as well as the dissatisfaction so many Canadians are feeling with the direction our country has taken.
     
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    Trudeau looks like he's 15 years old...
     
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    I'd just like to say here how impressed I have been with the show of support for the victims and those fighting the ongoing forest fires in the Fort McMurray area. The devastation has been incredible, but thankfully - due to the efforts of an incredible response team - it has been mostly controlled away from populated areas and the massive evacuation efforts have saved lives. Since it began early last week, The Canadian Red Cross has now registered donations from Canadians totaling $67million, which will be matched by funds from the federal government. This money is already being dispersed to those affected, starting today. This is on top of all of the generous help with food, housing, and transportation resident of Alberta have already offered. I can't say for certain that this is unprecedented, but it sure seems like an incredible feat to me. I just feel it is worth noting the good in humanity when people can still feel empathy and come together for one another like this.

    A couple satellite images showing some of the damage cause to the surrounding area:

    Before and after (false colour, showing vegetation loss)


    False-colour shortwave infrared showing heat damage


    Smoke from the fires carried over to the Dakotas/Minnesota, and even reaching the east coast of the US


    Images of the damage caused

    Thus far it is estimated the fire has burned an area of 229,000 hectares, and has displaced 88,000 people, destroying more than 2400 homes.
     
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    Ooooh, tempting! But not quite weekday-4-h-round-trip-drive tempting. :razz:

    (I was going to post a video interview Brown did with Vice a few days ago but my Google-fu has failed me.)
     
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    Meat Loaf, of all people, came by the office today.
    Apparently, he's a shaman in some Westmount church now ?!
    I truly could write a sitcom about this fuckin' workplace :lol:
     
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    ^^^^
    Where do you work
     
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    That is an interesting development. Maybe Randy's antics brought a new spotlight on the area? :lol: I'd be curious to know what kind of ;messages' are being delivered by Guru Loaf.
     
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    So I have heard he was actually on a cross-country tour, not sure how that relates to the above story or not. But while performing in Edmonton, collapsed on stage and was in somewhat serious condition, reportedly.

    UPDATE: he is now recovering and this incident is being chalked up to a state of severe dehydration, so hopefully Mr. Loaf is not suffering from any ailments of concern.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...recovering-after-collapsing-onstage-1.3640237
     
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    Hi, I'm new to the forum and was referred here by ultrakaiju. I work by Atwater and live in Longueuil

    If you guys want to meet up sometime I'd be very happy to!
     
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    Oh also is anyone interested in making bulk MEDICOM orders as a group? Or do we not actually save on shipping
     
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    Bienvenue Justin !!!
     
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    I have only ever done the Medicom sales through their international direct method, e.g. for pre-orders, so for that method, as I recall, the shipping is automatically calculated and possibly you wouldn't also be able to order more than one figure in some occasions I think. It is a good idea though. We have combined on some orders from other places before, and it can end up saving you a little, depending on the circumstances. I think we need to pool SB resources just to arrange a Japan buying mule! :dam:
     
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    Oli is in Japan NOW !!!

     
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    Oh that is right, I completely forgot! That sly devil. I could easily fill a suitcase alone with imaginary gashapon pulls. :razz: Oli, I am expecting a big haul - and plenty of photos - when you get back. Hope you are having a blast in Nagoya!
     
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    Well you should definitely hit up the new MEDICOM TOY PLUS store. Looks like they've got a bunch of insane exclusives for the launch!
     
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    Yeah, the postal strike is going to be a real headache I imagine. The problem is the system is broken, and has been mismanaged for years and years. Unfortunately - and I don't have anything against unions - it is the customers and public who have to pay though. Which we are already doing both monetarily and generally. You are undoubtedly going to be facing a major delay Justin, I just hope that eventually your stuff does get to you all right.
     
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    Happy Birthday Canada! You don't look a year over 120!

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    (this slice of Canadiana makes me so happy right now; no-prize toques to all the otherworlders who get the above references)


    To all my Canadian brethren, at home and in the diaspora, a very happy Canada Day!

    We are all together in spirit today. I love my country, eh.
     
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    ^ Hope it does not go over 125 !
    July first is also the commemoration of the Battle of Somme,

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    So this place seems rather quiet of late. Ben, or other Ben, are you guys still around? How about Arnaud? It's festival season, are you guys all too busy taking them in and the curbside patios or what? :dam:

    Has anyone been checking out Fantasia so far this year? Gosh darn, I know I say this every time, but such a shame to be missing it. Never once did I ever not have a great time. My personal favourite of all the amazing summer events. Montréal, tu me manques!
     

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