THE warm weather is finally here, and so that means there'll be plenty of you hitting up the gym to shed those few extra pounds or to tone up for those glorious shirtless days of summer!
As much as some of you enjoy breaking a sweat, in whatever fashion you fancy, you might be growing tired of the drawbacks of those giant chain gyms. The abundance of people, the lack of interaction, the pushy salesman, and worst of all, the unreasonable memberships.
For some people they're simply bored with their gym routine, day in and day out running the treadmill at one of those big box gyms they heard about from some million-dollar TV commercial.
Now's your chance to break free of your routine and try something completely different! It's called Fitset, and it's about to change the way Edmonton gets in shape and stays that way.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who get up in the morning and can’t wait to get to work, then good for you!! Sorry, I haven’t had my coffee yet. But, if you’re like the majority of us - who either dread that spirit-crushing alarm clock or would rather be doing anything else other than getting up before humans were ever meant to and then heading to a job that offers little to no stimulus - then coffee isn’t the only thing you will probably need to get you through the weekday mornings.
I kid, I kid! Although it doesn’t actually solve any of our problems of having to work for a living, those voices we hear coming from the local radio stations seem to make our starts to the day a little more bearable.
Most of my mornings begin with Crash & Mars of 102.3 NOW! Radio, who have the illustrious ability to make me laugh out loud when I’m alone in my vehicle no matter how little sleep I managed the night before. They also happen to be the reigning “Best Radio Mo…
THE BEGINNING/THE importance of the 1998 Delwin Vriend Supreme Court case is best understood by sharing the fact that it is now studied in law schools around the world. Vriend was fired in 1991 from his teaching position at King's University College right here in Edmonton. t To be clear, this turned into a human rights case with historical significance when our small LGBTQ+ community organized to take on the Government of Alberta. The Tory government of the day refused to accept his complaint, as Alberta’s Human Rights legislation did not include sexual orientation. o Consequently, their position made it clear that it was legal to discriminate against us. We organized, reached out to our allies and took them to court! y VRIEND V. ALBERTA/Delwin Vriend, Gala-Gay and Lesbian Awareness Society of Edmonton, Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton Society and Dignity Canada Dignité for Gay Ca…
as human beings, are built to take things for granted. We sorta have
to, or we'd be in this constant state of awe and appreciation, thanking
the birds for their songs, the clouds for the rain, and the people we
love just for being them. It all sounds nice, but also kind of
those simplest of daily activities and routines, from taking a shower
to driving to work each morning, that we start to regard as pesky
obligations and necessities, even chores. For others, such as Edmonton's
Brenda Currey Lewis, there isn't much that is taken for granted.
Lewis has generalized dystonia, a
state of abnormal muscle tone resulting in muscular spasm and
abnormal posture, typically due to neurological disease or a side effect
of drug therapy. Since she was just seven years old, Lewis ha…
"It was a ridiculous movie," blasted Brad Pitt when German magazine Stern recently asked his opinion of Tom Cruise's Hitler-era feature Valkyrie. "The Second World War could still deliver more stories and films, but I believe that Quentin put a cover on that pot," Pitt continued, this time referencing Tarantino's latest cinematic asskick Inglourious Basterds. Such blatent animosity for last year's Valkyrie may put a damper on the friendship of the Hollywood kings, but I can only assume Pitt would prefer Quentin "Aestheticizator of Violence" Tarantino in his corner than Tom "Couch Jumper" Cruise.
Enough with that Hollywood gossip shit now, let's chat about an insanely entertaining--at times--war epic as told (made-up) from the warped mindset of one of the most adventurous filmmakers of the last 20 years, Quentin Jerome Tarantino. He's the same…