Following my article/passion piece on the Cuban blogger revolution, I just coulden’t resist posting this. No, this isnt turning into a blog on Cuban afffairs, I just personally find it so damn interesting! Continue reading
Here’s a post that we really like from our manly blogging buddies over @ Cultured Savages
I’ve got a serious bone to pick with the advertising and marketing industry. Before I get into specifics, let me start by saying that there are very few things that I despise more about our culture than the public’s infatuation with, and susceptibility to the cancerous, demeaning, and dehumanizing invisible hand of advertising. Continue reading
Canadians have a pretty weird perspective on Cuba in my experiences. Growing up I would always hear stories from friends and family members about vacationing in Cuba. They would talk about the beautiful beaches, wacky entertainment, the all-you-can-drink swim up bars, and the underwhelming quality of the food. It was still always touted as the $500 all-inclusive week away in paradise. The paradise that was not without its quirks and downsides, but in the end always worth it because of its incredible value. Continue reading
I love Stanley Kubrick. I am a huge fan of his movies and admire him for the unrelenting research he put into every piece of film he shot. He also liked taking photographs. He personally shot hundreds of thousands of photos of places while researching for movies as well as did some personal artistic photography as well. Continue reading
Jim here. Ever since I was a little boy my father took me fishing. One of my oldest memories is either fishing for largemouth bass and sunfish in the pond behind my house, for smallmouths in a gigantic childhood pond at a friend’s house, or maybe it was fishing for mackerel, cod and pollock off of the coast of Waterford, Ireland when I was about four…Anyways, I have been a fisherman since I could walk. When I was a little older, it developed into an obsession. When I saw a body of water I would immediately assess how many fish, of what species it would contain, and how best to go about extracting them from the water. Continue reading
Ahhhh Cigars. The ultimate indulgence for sophisticated men and revolutionaries for centuries. Not many things are better than a fine Montecristo and a bottle of Añejo 7 Años Havana Club. It brings back great memories of sitting under the stars at the original Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba watching the spectacular show while enjoying the complimentary cigars and rum. I don’t normally indulge myself when at home in Canada though. When I head to Cuba on vacation I like to spend the week puffing away and usually bring the maximum allowed cigars back over into Canada (50 pieces). I usually smoke them all within a week, and quit tobacco cold turkey for another year.