WoB Talk

February 8, 2010

February 8 – 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 8:40 am

No luck yet on getting rid of the old site, which is still merrily confusing the hell out of a whole bunch of people.

Reminder:  http://www.westofbathurst.com and http://www.westofbathurst.ca now lead directly to the comic.  The latter has been modified so that it is possible to link to individual pages (before today, every page showed up as http://www.westofbathurst.ca).

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14 Comments »

  1. I just want to say that I really like the banner, and I really liked the recursive footnote in your rant!

    So… what secondary colour should we add to Valentine’s pink? Christmas has red and green, Easter has yellow and green (right? I’m not entirely sure on this one). So obviously Valentine’s day should have pink and green!

    Comment by Stefan — February 8, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

  2. Thanks, Stefan.

    I’m not really sure about the main colours of Easter. I always think of it in terms of pastels (Easter-eggy colours): pink, blue, yellow, green. But yes, green does seem to be a general theme. I would approve of making green the second colour of Valentine’s Day.

    I would also approve of someone starting a tradition whereby one could participate in the holiday by building Rube Goldberg machines designed to set Valentine’s Day cards on fire, but maybe that’s just me.

    Comment by Kari — February 8, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Valentine’s has a second color — red. *ducks*

    Is Marie in therapy now?

    Comment by Earthgirl — February 9, 2010 @ 12:53 am

  4. I didn’t count red because it was so close to pink. Besides, they actually clash.

    Yes, Marie has been seeing a therapist since last summer. She doesn’t talk about it. This is the first time we have seen one of the sessions.

    Comment by Kari — February 9, 2010 @ 2:33 am

  5. To me Easter’s colours are purple, red and white.

    Comment by Mer — February 9, 2010 @ 2:39 am

  6. off topic, I was listening to a podcast from “The Moth” story telling series, and this one: http://podcast.com/show/63981/ Made me think of WOB. it contains alot of the main characters I think (although under different aliases). I could identify Casey, Baldwin, and Wendy seemed to pop out to me. They even wear long academic robes and say Latin grace at dinner;)
    The story actually takes place at another U of T college- Trinity, which explains the robes and Latin I think, and maybe the general personality of the place)

    The first half of the podcast contains the wob references, after that its just a funny story about someones life.

    Comment by Rin — February 9, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

  7. oh, the link isn’t direct. scroll down to “Malcolm Gladwell: Her Way” to hear the podcast I refrenced above.

    Comment by Rin — February 9, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

  8. Rin: That’s actually quite a funny story (though the correspondences are completely coincidental, of course). I can also see Frankie in there a little bit. Re. Trinity: yes, it also has the robes. I’m not sure Trin does Latin grace any more; the dinners aren’t as formal as Massey’s, though they probably used to be. (The food is also not even half as good. Masseyites tend to be rather proud of that.) Trin is an undergraduate college and Massey a graduate college, but they do both try for the Oxbridge atmosphere.

    Comment by Kari — February 9, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

  9. Is it just me or does Marie’s therapist look a lot like her? Like they could be sister or something….. aha I got it, the therapist is actually a hallucination she create when she is stress because of V-day.
    It seem like a strange coincidence that Marie would go see a therapist at the same time that Dr. House does…. interesting (not really since this is only because Australia has just recently started on the new season of House whereas the U.S is already on to the 13th episode.. it just seem to look smarter when pretending to make random connection, hmmm 13th episode…13th is in House and..)

    Comment by SunshineRain — February 11, 2010 @ 1:31 am

  10. I think of Easter colours as being purple, yellow and white. Maybe because Spring flowers here are those colours (or would be, if Spring arrived here in time for Easter). But they’re also the colours some churches are draped in for Easter.

    Comment by biglinguist — February 12, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

  11. Y’all, the Opening Ceremonies are making me want to be Canadian. I want Naimo bars.

    Comment by Earthgirl — February 13, 2010 @ 4:18 am

  12. Although the US team hats are way cooler.

    Comment by Earthgirl — February 13, 2010 @ 4:18 am

  13. On a completely unrelated note, I have just pointed some students to your kemthemerciless blog. If you see a small increase in page views from the depths of small town texas, I’m to blame.

    Comment by nuttycat — February 20, 2010 @ 8:47 am

  14. Heh, look like the popularity of curling is on the rise, featuring in a recent episode of the Simpsons as well. From what little info I can get of it, it’s a combination bowling and sweeping.

    Comment by SunshineRain — February 20, 2010 @ 1:07 pm


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