WoB Talk

May 30, 2011

May 30 – June 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 1:40 pm


(Hey…they haven’t made the Stanley Cup finals since 1994.  This is exciting.  I wonder if there will be another riot…)



  1. (May 30 strip) I know too many people who would have almost that exact conversation. Not on the phone. I don’t tend to go to those kinds of parties. 🙂

    Comment by Niall — May 30, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

  2. Marie’s room is number 2407… I wonder how much thought went into the choice of that number. Sadly, I don’t have any theories. It is 29 * 83, but that is not any more enlightening. The first two digits read “42” when reversed.

    Anyone with more skills in numerology, perhaps?

    Comment by Stefan — May 31, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

  3. “D’oh!”

    Comment by Stefan — June 2, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

  4. Hey – there is an important difference between imaginary and invisible, at least with the first you aren’t under the delusion that they are real

    Comment by Mer — June 3, 2011 @ 3:31 am

  5. Regarding getting arrested for playing the uke: it wasn’t precisely the most innocuous location she picked (in any case, many municipalities have local laws regulating street artists – you need a permit first. Petty, perhaps, but that’s the Netherlands for you). Then again, I think she would’ve been fine in, say, the Vondelpark.

    Comment by Stefan — June 4, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

  6. Stefan: yes, I know. I made my statement of solidarity on the day she was arrested; at the time, all anyone knew was that Amanda Palmer had been arrested in Amsterdam for playing her uke in public. The details about the problems with the location emerged later. Another detail that didn’t become apparent in the first wave of Internet gossip was that Palmer was actually arrested for drinking in public (someone handed her an open bottle of beer), not for PLAYING in public. At any rate, I was nervous and trying to be funny about ukuleles. I didn’t expect the shocked gasps from the audience.

    Comment by Kari — June 4, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  7. With all those shiny objects floating around it’s a good thing Toronto doesn’t have magpies!

    Comment by Stefan — June 6, 2011 @ 8:21 am

  8. It’s got crows. They like shiny objects too.

    The first time I saw magpies was during the summer I spent in Calgary. I could NEVER resist going through the whole “One for sorrow” thing. I did it EVERY FREAKING TIME.

    Comment by Kari — June 6, 2011 @ 11:52 am

  9. I like the definiteness of the red text above the comic!

    Oooh, and the comment box in the blog has changed!

    Comment by Stefan — June 10, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

  10. Oh, weird…the comment box HAS changed. I decided to sign in from Twitter, just for fun. It worked. I have a little picture now. I never had a little picture before. How bizarre.

    Comment by Kari — June 10, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

  11. What about your breakfast and lunch, Marie? How did you do that with a mug and a fork? Eating cereals out of the mug with the fork?

    Comment by nobilis — June 11, 2011 @ 11:21 am

  12. Nobilis: she doesn’t have to. Breakfasts and lunches are still being served.

    Comment by Kari — June 11, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

  13. So Marie is an alumn and has her own appartment, but gets breakfast at Davies? Weird. But with those imaginary flatmates, it’s probably safer to eat elsewhere.

    Comment by nobilis — June 11, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

  14. Actually, I suspect she doesn’t eat breakfast at all. I almost never do. Back when I was a non-res Junior Fellow, I would eat lunch and dinner and the College but skip breakfast entirely.

    Comment by Kari — June 11, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

  15. Oh…and she’s only just become an alum. She was planning on cooking her own meals as of August, the month in which Massey/Davies usually shuts down its kitchen for a month. As of September, she will no longer eat at the college (it will be quite a bit more expensive for her to do so).

    Comment by Kari — June 11, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

  16. Well, you can always just eat cereal for dinner. Or get those cheap frozen pizzas. I mean, hey, I cooked my own dinner a lot of the time, it’s not that hard. Unless you care about nutrition at all. That would be somewhat more difficult.

    Comment by erwaro — June 11, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

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