2014-01-30

    
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Sean Agnew • Katarina Atherholt • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Mark Fardy • Kate Jacobson • Ann Karras • Samantha Lucy • Josh O’Brien • Matthew Parkinson • Rachelle Reed • Connor Sadler • Justin Seward • Manal Sheikh • Devon Simpson • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • Josh Teitz • • • This week’s Golden Spatula is an exercise in favourtism following the Gauntlet’s switch from a loosely organized dictatorship, like a pirate ship, to a total dictatorship. Our Dear Leader, Dictator-for-life Susan has decreed that Ann Karras, an ex-ballerina who plays ball hockey with us, makes her happy. So we bestow upon her the organization’s most beautiful treasure, the Golden Spatula. Well, that’s okay. Ann makes me happy too. And in my opinion, she’s our most beautiful treasure.

January 29, 2014
  Screen Time: One murder mystery too many on TVPDF files may take a moment to load

What is it about murder mystery shows that fascinates us as an audience? Is it the reminder of our own mortality? The look into humanity’s dark nature? Is it the self-affirming knowledge that something bad has happened to someone else?

Murder mysteries and police procedurals have experienced a dedicated fan base over the decades. Shows like Murder She Wrote, Twin Peaks and CSI have had a massive effect on popular culture.

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January 29, 2014
  Film review: I, FrankensteinPDF files may take a moment to load

Following the events of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the movie I, Frankenstein begins with Frankenstein’s monster carrying the frozen corpse of Victor Frankenstein back to his home and burying him. The funeral is the unintended metaphor for Shelley’s gothic novel: the story is dead, the movie has buried it alongside its namesake.

January 29, 2014
  Film review: That Awkward MomentPDF files may take a moment to load

A vile movie of the worst degree, That Awkward Moment is a romantic comedy that is neither romantic nor funny. Its leads are a trio of misogynists, its love interests are three women who could do so much better, its jokes are almost non-existent and if you’re hoping for anything other than a terrible time at the movies, you’re going to wind up severely disappointed.

January 29, 2014
  Calgary Flames give up hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

After getting off to a dismal start to the new year, the Calgary Flames have decided to give up hockey altogether.

The decision came following a post-game locker room talk where head coach Bob Hartley asked the players if they were really up for this hockey thing anymore. Sources close to the coach say Hartley was met with a resounding “not really.”

“Fuck it. I’m done,” said Flames goalie Karri Ramo in a post-game interview. “This game is stupid anyway. I’m taking my net and I’m going home.”

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January 29, 2014
  9 ways women are getting it all wrongPDF files may take a moment to load

It should come as no surprise that women consistently find themselves under incredibly harsh scrutiny. Advertisements bombard women with criticism, telling them the things men hate and things they should change about themselves in order to be considered desirable.

After seeing this pressure put on women, one group of men decided that they had had enough and banded together in an attempt to change the way the media targets women.

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