Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 10

*Ring Ring* Montréal is calling. Time to head back to reality...

But just before that, lets really jump off the deep end, far far FAR away from Reality...

... From Wikipedia...

"Lobster Telephone" (also known as Aphrodisiac Telephone) is a surrealist object, created by Salvador Dalí in 1936 with surrealist artist and patron Edward James. Dalí wrote of lobsters and telephones in his book The Secret Life, demanding to know why, when he asked for a grilled lobster in a restaurant, he was never presented with a telephone.

The piece is a bizarre composite of an ordinary working telephone and a lobster (made of plaster). It is approximately 15 × 30 × 17 cm (6 × 12 × 6.6 inches) in size.

Dalí created this object with the specific intention of aligning the lobster's genitalia with the end of the phone into which one would speak, thus aligning the speaker's mouth with the lobster's genitalia.

Four copies of the full color object were made. One now appears at the Dalí Universe in London; the second can be found at the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt; the third belongs to the Edward James Foundation; and the fourth is at the National Gallery of Australia.

There were also six all-white versions which were produced, one of which is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and one at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Somebody was smoking some seriously kickin' ganga that day...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 09

A common diner meal in the Maritimes is a Lobster Roll and some fries...

THIS is NOT a LOBSTER ROLL, it's a McImposter. The lowly McLobster.

Dont get me wrong I heart the McDo, but you just cannot accept THAT as a Lobster Roll...

THIS is the REAL thing...

If it ain't over-flowing with big chunks of Lobster meat... then send it back!

Friday, August 29, 2008

day at the beach...

Had a couple hours to kill at the beach today...

Lobster-a-Day 08

The Official Greeter at Halifax International Airport...

Scottie the Nova Scotian Lobster.

(I'd pass on shaking his claw if I were you, he's got a strong grip)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 07

Live, en direct, from the Lobster Pound...

Lenny the Lobster forgoes the ceremonial last meal before the 'big dip' and in it's stead opts for two glasses of Merlot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 06

Everybody sing...

"Ice Ice baby..."

Word to your Mother.

Happy Hump Day

...seeing as I'm actually on the Atlantic Coast, this seems a rather appropriate 'hump'

Hope all you nine-to-fivers are having a good week toiling away as we lounge at the beach and eat lobster every day...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 05

You know what they say...

...More than a handful is a feast!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Yes Virgina, there IS a Potato Museum...

Considering that Agriculture -more specifically POTATOES- are a major industry here on PEI, it's no wonder then, that they have the worlds largest Potato. front of the Prince Edward Island Potato Museum, naturally...

The giant potato is made of fiberglass and stands 14 feet high and is 7 feet in diameter.

As stated on their website... "This is a very popular spot for picture taking." ...well that goes without saying!

Ostensively, this is Mecca to the Irish.

Lobster-a-Day 04

Famous Lobsters

"Put on your noseguard
Put on the Lifeguard
Pass the tanning butter..."

David Bowie Lobster...

The rare Norwegian Blue...

... beautiful plumage...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 03

Now this is what you call an obedient Lobster...

Actually holding out the drawn butter for you to dip him into...


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 02

We're driving trhough New Brunswick on our way to the final destination of Hampton PEI...

This is the World's Largest Lobster...

In Shediac, New Brunswick.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Lobster-a-Day 01

We're currently en route to la Ville de Québec so I thought a Lobster of French origins was in order...

This lovely Homard was one of two on an Urn at La fontaine de Neptune au Versailles...

Misster-Kitty presents....


To help keep all of you entertained whilst me and the Man and our Friend Philippe (la Reine de Rennes) take a little sojourn to the Atlantic Coast I've set up a Lobster-a-Day posting for your viewing pleasure...

Blog ya later...


Look Out Prince Edward Island.

Here comes Kitty!


Were off to the family's summer beach house on PEI. This will be our view for the next ten days...

... by Day... Night...

Toodles poodles...

later betches...

Kitty is outtie...

...back on Sept 1st.

Can't stop the music Medals

Rowing: Men's C-1 1000m
Thomas Hill

Taekwondo: Women's Welter (57-67kg)
Karine Sergerie

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I will be away starting this afternoon so won't be able to post* any more Canadian Medalists of which I am CERTAIN there will be more before it's all over... so, let me just say here and now...

You done good!

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* Technically, YES I won't be able to post while away, but that's not to say there won't be at least ONE new post a day while I'm away... I did my homework so come on back even while I'm away...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It ain't over yet...

Diving: Women's 10m Platform
Emilie Heymans

Equestrian: Individual Show Jump
Eric Lamaze (& Hickside)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

worth a 1000 words... more bloggie to read from Maria and Shirley...

Misster-Kitty hopes to see them both around here, and looks forward to the day when they both come back to Blogland.

Kitty is gonna miss yas.

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


(It's not what you think)

If you want to know what it's all about check out more here:

It Takes a [Gay] Village

Three Babes and a Trojan...

I was gonna clean up all the devil eyes...

...but then I though... nahhhhhhhhhhhh

The Pride that was...

So I'm a couple days late in posting... feel free to spank me...

It was a fantabulous weekend with nothing but sunshine, a rainbow or two and fun!

To see a recap of the past weekend's pride events click here.

2004 vs 2008

Canada's total Medal draw at the 2004 Ahtens Olympics was: 12


This far Canada's Medal draw at the 2008 Beijing Olympics: 13


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Our record is 44 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, (but then all the communist countries boycotted...):

GOLD: 10

The next best results (and on a level playing feild) were 1996's Atlanta Olympics:

GOLD: 3 ain't over yet!

Awwww yeaaaaaaaaaa

Another day another 4 more medals!

Athletics: Women's 100-metre hurdles
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep


Triathlon: Men's Individual
Simon Whitfield

Trampoline: Men's Individual
Jason Burnett

Diving: Men's 3 m Springboard
Alexandre Despatie


Monday, August 18, 2008

For Spaaarta...

In order of appearance:
Trojan O
Stalker in Blue

once you start...


Trampoline: Women's Individual
Karen Cockburn

Equestrian: Mixed Team
Team Canada
Mac Cone, Ian Millar, Eric Lamaze and Jill Henselwood.

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Keep 'em coming!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More More More

...How do you like it? How do you like it?

The seal has been broken, we continue to rake in the medals...


Rowing: Men's Lightweight Sculls
Iain Brambell / John Beare / Mike Lewis / Liam Parsons

Rowing: Women's Lightweight Double Sculls
Melanie Kok / Tracy Cameron

Swimming: Men's 1500m Free
Ryan Cochrane


Rowing: Men's Eight with Coxswain
Kevin Light / Ben Rutledge / Andrew Byrnes / Jake Wetzel / Malcolm Howard / Dominic Seiterle / Adam Kreek / Kyle Hamilton / Brian Price

(and can I just say... Kyle Hamilton - back row, third from the right, with the goatee - WOOF! )

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