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oh sure, make the indigenous people do all the governing for you, as if their lives haven't been negatively affected enough already

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:06 (ten months ago) link

Not the biggest fan of pulling on the first come first serve land sovereignty thread; but really yes, dealing with those white progressive communities is often navigating signal virtuousness waters.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:13 (ten months ago) link

Also I have a problem with calling yourself a genocidal colonizers when you never participated in institutions that programmed and executed the colonial genocide.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:18 (ten months ago) link

ya i have a bit of weird feelings about like, calling my grandmother, who moved here fleeing the holocaust and lived as a poor immigrant for decades, a genocidal colonizer

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:43 (ten months ago) link

bizarre pervasive local ideology that's a mix of dumb mystical bullshit like astrology and these confusing rhetorical references to indigenous politics (everyone here loves to preempt everything they say with 'i recognize that i am a white-supremacist genocidal colonizer') that have no actual political substance and are more like a new-age self-help thing(?)

ha, this is so true.

lot of people playing "I'm a bougie white person with vaguely "left" neoliberal identity politics how do i express my political beliefs in a the most woo woo way in a manner that conforms to what i imagine POC and indigenous people's interests are?" (oh btw my friend group is 100% white - barring the odd rich canadian of east asian descent)

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:53 (ten months ago) link

i used to be vegan and i would get criticized for this being racist and classist by rich white people

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:56 (ten months ago) link

oh yeah sorry for derailing the montreal thread obv.

back to montreal: that gnocchi place next to fairmount bagels is so fucking good

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:04 (ten months ago) link

I wish I could afford restaurants seriously.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:10 (ten months ago) link

sending jim out to scout locations a few weeks before I visit somewhere next time instead of a couple months after

I mean, I don't regret the multiple portuguese chicken and poutine meals I ate on the cheap, but..

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:47 (ten months ago) link

the gnocchi place is called drogheria fine and it sells one thing - gnocchi in calabrian tomato sauce - it costs $5 and is filling enough to have for lunch. it is $1 extra if you want extra pecorino romano on it

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:50 (ten months ago) link

worth the drive from Toronto? (i love gnocchi)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:59 (ten months ago) link

that's one hell of a drive but if you generally like montreal and spending time there then why not

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:07 (ten months ago) link

the train is an option but spoiler: you can't really see the lake, it's mostly trees the whole way

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:10 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's not a very picturesque journey

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:20 (ten months ago) link

i think it is! taken it there and back a few times.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:39 (ten months ago) link

isn’t the gnocchi place on beaubien better? or is that the same business that moved?

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:41 (ten months ago) link

imo it's not a real montreal recommendation if someone doesn't immediately tell you about the better place that's a few blocks away

I've sometimes, after having a meal I really liked, mumbled "oh I had a sandwich nbd" if someone has asked me where I ate lunch, so as to not get sidetracked into where I should have eaten

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:22 (ten months ago) link

xp. iirc this place has been there for years (like i think it was there last time i visited like 5 years or so ago)

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:23 (ten months ago) link

Van Horn Street
Posted: October 3, 2019 at 15:10:57
I wish I could afford restaurants seriously.

Lock thread

rob, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:41 (ten months ago) link

when i was flush w cash living that yuppie DINC mtl lyfe my ex and i would eat out at a fancy french place one a month; ate at all the toqués, l'expresses, joe beefs. good times

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:50 (ten months ago) link

i ate at larry's, was dece

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (ten months ago) link

now i live in vancouver and am broke but eat the best szechuan, vietnamese, korean ive ever had in my life once a week. so, also good times

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (ten months ago) link

xp- love Larry's

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (ten months ago) link

I should admit I have been to some great restaurants here. Bouillon Bilk, Tuck Shop, and Vin Papillon were all rad

rob, Thursday, 3 October 2019 23:53 (ten months ago) link

love vin pap

flopson, Friday, 4 October 2019 00:44 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

lol are these airport drop boxes new? I only remember seeing warning signs


you are now leaving Canada pic.twitter.com/M2UHvx76hp

— Tim Maughan (@timmaughan) December 22, 2019

mh, Sunday, 22 December 2019 18:47 (seven months ago) link

Saw them at least back in August. Considering I was flying to PDX it was kind of lol

rob, Sunday, 22 December 2019 18:58 (seven months ago) link

I must have just not noticed them when I was there in August.

mh, Sunday, 22 December 2019 19:01 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

I'd suggest a FAP at some point but epidemiological conditions aren't exactly ideal at the moment. Something to keep in mind for the future, however.

stabbing fantaisiste, repellent imagiste (pomenitul), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:49 (two days ago) link


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