Not From Toronto

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Johnny English: Yeah, Whatever.

NFT Feature|AMP|#160;|AMP|#160;By and large I am not someone that is easy to displease when it comes to movies. In fact, there are only a few movies that I can think of that I've been exposed to in my entire life that really stand out as unwatchable. In other words, I'm pretty much exactly the kind of guy directors and screenwriters want: someone that will lap up every spoonful of Hollywood goodness that is put in front of me, and leave really feeling something, exclaiming how great and enjoyable a movie it was. I'm pretty easy going when it comes to books too. Dish it out and hook me, and I'll want to consume the entire book in one sitting. I'm such an accepting and enthusiastic audience that it's painfully clear when something is just not right.
MrSka @ 10:09 PM EST [Keep reading...]

Monday, January 12th, 2004

Why I'm Right

NFT Feature|AMP|#160;|AMP|#160;My best friend is my biggest asset when it comes to writing Not From Toronto. Not only does he read it each and every week, he gives me feedback all the time. I'll admit that for the longest time I didn't take any of his advice. I've slowly been coming around to some of his suggestions, which has hopefully resulted in better writing and a more enjoyable literary experience. One comment he made many moons ago was that some of my articles had such a definite and authoritative tone to them that no debate on the subject was henceforth necessary, or indeed seemingly welcomed. This isn't normally what I want; both feedback and debate are appreciated and enjoyable. Right now, however, I'm reversing my stance. I'm going to tell you why I'm right.

MrSka @ 07:42 AM EST [Keep reading...]

Sunday, January 4th, 2004

Notice Of Mediocrity

NFT Feature|AMP|#160;|AMP|#160;Signs: you see them everywhere. Signs are a vital and daily part of our lives, conveying important information to us in every imaginable situation. Presenting information is a sign's purpose, however the context of that information is equally important. A sign can imply authority, danger, disposability, exclusivity, friendliness, calm, and even humour. Unfortunately I've come across a lot of signs that are only adequate for imparting information and downright fail in their duty to provide a proper context for that information. Generally, such failures belong to the hand-made sign.

MrSka @ 10:10 PM EST [Keep reading...]




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