Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happily Ever After ...

Wonder Woman Captures Venom for Good! Photo by Liz Bradley @ 2014

The One Ring! By Andrew Ioannou @ 2014

Norm and Jen Forever! Photo by Liz Bradley @ 2014

Some dreams do come true. Happy Anniversary, my love! And Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Nights

Moonhead and the Music Machine

Logan 5 and Jessica 6

The Fonz

Harley Quinn and The Joker

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Club 281

Sweet Transvestites

Goodnight Moon!

The Adam's Family

La Promenade Plantée


Within the Woods

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Great Things

Monument Valley

Monument Valley by ustwo is more a work of art than a mere game, but make no mistake, it is that too. The user must guide the character of Ida through a series of surreal architectural puzzles, and apparently a journey of forgiveness. Spellbinding.

Rachel Rising

Rachel Rising, the latest series by Terry Moore, is one of the most original, intriguing comics I've read in a long, long time. Rachel Beck is having one of those mornings. She awakens in a shallow grave - her own - with no memory of what has happened. And she may or may not be dead. As she tries to piece together what has befallen her and why, a sequence of even stranger events begins to unfold. It is a tale of horror and suspense, with the odd bit of humour thrown into the mix.

Silicon Valley

The latest from Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill, and Office Space, is a hilarious take on start-up culture in the Silicon Valley. This is, by far, my favourite new television series. And Martin Starr's Gilfoyle is my favourite new character. Laugh-out-loud funny.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends!

A quick trip to the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture for the Super-Heroes: The Art of Alex Ross Exhibition, delicious macarons at Carette, Pâtisserie & Salon de Thé, a stroll through the streets of Paris on a rather lovely day with my awesome mates, and an even more intriguing night - it doesn't get much better than this.
The Usual Suspects
Peter Parker and Diana Prince
Spider-Man and Wonder Woman
Philippe Baudelocque 2014
Bacon Time!!!
Bro Love <3
My Amazing Friends

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy Little Clouds

Powerful Amazonian Princess Wonder Woman Captures the Dastardly Venom!!!
PDBRN #2. Nothin' like some good food, great drinks, interesting flicks, a bit o' cosplay with the real honest-to-god Wonder Woman, and a little Bob Ross to liven up those dreary Parisian nights ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Turtles Forever

I dared dream a dream. A dream only a madman could dream. Or perhaps any five year old. I dreamed a dream of four fabulous friends. Fighting crime. Eating greasy pizza. Watching so-bad-they're-good movies. Running around town. I dared dream a dream ... of dressing up and playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Now, you can't play ninja turtles with just anybody. It's got to be the right kind of people. The kind of people who will literally play in traffic on boulevard Saint-Laurent with you and hurt themselves late one weekend night, just 'cause you ask them to. So of course, my brother-from-another-mother, Joshua P. Budman, immediately came to mind. But who else? His partner in crime, the magnificent Monica, was an obvious candidate - but would she fit the bill? Answer: hells yeah! A woman whose favourite film of all time is Troll 2 is the kind of woman you marry, let alone the perfect one with whom to play ninja turtles. Just sayin'. So I had my Leo, Donatello, and Raph. But who would be our fourth, and arguably most important player??? Where would I find someone talented enough to pull off, "COWABUNGA, DUDE!"?

Enter the ebullient, enrapturing Emily. The moment I described my dream, I saw a familiar gleam in her eyes. And even before she enthusiastically jumped at the chance to join, I knew I had found my Michelangelo. The circle was complete. What followed was a memorable day and night I will not soon forget. And Miami Connection, which I will also not soon forget. Dragon Sound rules!

Thanks for a wonderful time guys. Can't wait for the next adventure :)

Ninja Stylin'

Michelangelo and Raphael

Leonardo and Donatello

Turtles on Patrol

Casablanca, Dude!!!

Turtles Forever!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Old School

The Châteauguay Boys
So many years. So many changes. Yet, some things never really change at all. And you can pick up more or less from where you left off. It's oddly comforting. Strangely satisfying. A last-minute late-night pizza and a wander around town. Just like the old days. The Châteauguay boys.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Springtime ... for Hitler!

It's a little-known fact that the fastest and cheapest means of transportation from Paris to Montreal is actually via the metro. Just hop on line 15, which passes through Gare Montparnasse, and a mere five hours and eleventy-ten minutes later you will arrive at the Square-Victoria station on the orange line - all for the price of a standard ticket!
End of the Paris to Montreal line
Once in town, I immediately got down to business by trying to steal baby Catalina and baby Xavier. For some strange reason, however, they did not play along, and anyhow seemed to prefer my mother. Go figure.
Uncle Buck
The Rugrats
Robert Neville and The Family
Next on the agenda was a quick brunch with some of the ol' gang at Chez Cora. It's where all the cool kids go, you know. Never disappoints. I mean, « Crêpomelette »? That's bloody magic right there.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Finally, I got to say hello to my good friend Tommy Wiseau at the Love is Blind Tour 10th Anniversary presentation of The Room, screened officially for the first time in Montreal at the Dollar Cinema. He got a little up close and personal, but that's just Tommy. Ha, Ha, Ha.
"Why, Johnny? Why? Johnny, why? Why?"
"I'm tired, I'm wasted... I love you, darling!"
Anyway, how is your sex life?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Aladdin and the Cave of Wonders

As a little reward for finally finishing the second of my three papers, I decided to hit an underground "Princes and Princesses" Party as the Disney Prince Aladdin. I tried to go for this.
Aladdin and Abu
It came out a little like this.

Aladdin and Abu
At least Titou makes a great Abu, and I'm pretty proud of the way my hand-sewn mini-fez turned out.

Ze Magical Mini-Fez
For the record, I am not gay. And Laura makes awesome dark-chocolate truffles.

Genie and Aladdin