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(Globe and Mail)   "For the third time in five years, Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly has warned city councillors to curb levels of alcohol consumption"   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 86
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2010-07-14 11:04:29 PM  
He is aware of what city he is mayor of, right?
 
2010-07-14 11:05:04 PM  
OldScotch: He is aware of what city he is mayor of, right?

Not if he's drunk enough, he doesn't.
 
2010-07-14 11:20:13 PM  
Send him a bottle of Screech and tell him to STFU.
 
2010-07-14 11:22:48 PM  
Brilliant, he built a "history". Attack. Sweep.
 
2010-07-14 11:50:54 PM  
If I ever want to get into politics I know where to start.

/subby
 
2010-07-14 11:56:43 PM  
Halifax Fark Party obviously must happen now

/Lower Deck?
 
2010-07-14 11:56:51 PM  
What else is there to do in Halifax?
 
2010-07-14 11:59:04 PM  
missmarsha: Halifax Fark Party obviously must happen now

/Lower Deck?


Maxwell's Plum, methinks.
 
2010-07-15 12:00:06 AM  
Serraxor: missmarsha: Halifax Fark Party obviously must happen now

/Lower Deck?

Maxwell's Plum, methinks.


We could just rent the Garrison Brewery for a night.
 
2010-07-15 12:01:22 AM  
Hello city. I love you more than I did the week before I discovered alcohol.
 
2010-07-15 12:01:57 AM  
GaryPDX: Brilliant, he built a "history". Attack. Sweep.

img341.imageshack.us
 
2010-07-15 12:03:20 AM  
Iggie: Hello city. I love you more than I did the week before I discovered alcohol.

O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else
 
2010-07-15 12:04:04 AM  
I would certainly be game. I would love to meet some of the unsavory people who post on fark.
 
2010-07-15 12:04:24 AM  
I commend anyone with a moderate level of intelligence who *isn't* drunk at local government meetings (especially ones they're obligated to attend in full).

Or high.

www.cbc.ca

Seriously, I know how much willpower it takes to get through one of those sober. Even my neighboring city's meetings (requirement to attend one for high school government) which were frequently Jerry Springer esque still went on for effing hours. The teacher taking attendance would let everyone ditch by hour two and still keep credit because she couldn't stand it for much longer than that either.
 
2010-07-15 12:04:33 AM  
Having been drunk with one at 7am on St. Paddy's Day, maybe he has a point...

/maybe I have a problem too
 
2010-07-15 12:04:44 AM  
JasonOfOrillia: Iggie: Hello city. I love you more than I did the week before I discovered alcohol.

O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else


You guys have gotten 2 different songs mixed up.

/Hello city
//You've found an enemy in me
 
2010-07-15 12:07:07 AM  
Gortex: Serraxor: missmarsha: Halifax Fark Party obviously must happen now

/Lower Deck?

Maxwell's Plum, methinks.

We could just rent the Garrison Brewery for a night.


where ever has the cheapest beer & edible food combo
 
2010-07-15 12:11:02 AM  
Alehouse could be a good choice.

/recently moved to Chester from Halifax
//would totally hike in for a Fark Party
///Hali, fark yeah!
 
2010-07-15 12:12:15 AM  
... and by Jerry Springer esque, I forgot to add: except the actual physical violence. Except once, IIRC.

Lots of incoherent yelling and folks yelling about being played for a fool.

They were legally required to broadcast the meetings on public access, but changed what absurd hour they showed up on (and the number of days after the meeting it aired) nearly weekly so it was extremely difficult to record and document the insanity unless you actually sat through the whole damn thing. Which hardly anyone did except the folks who had to be there (and sometimes they ditched early in a fit of anger too).

Good times.
 
2010-07-15 12:15:01 AM  
Need a Dispenser Here: Having been drunk with one at 7am on St. Paddy's Day, maybe he has a point...

/maybe I have a problem too


I've only started drinking before 11 AM once (except communion wine, mimosas on Easter, or a touch of Irish Cream in my coffee).

I have had my last drink after 6 AM on several occasions, though.

/not a morning person
 
2010-07-15 12:22:20 AM  
CraicBaby: You guys have gotten 2 different songs mixed up.


I know, 'twas deliberate. "Halifax...alcohol consumption", my first thought was BNL. Oh well, if all else fails, you can blame it on me. : )
 
2010-07-15 12:23:39 AM  
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
But I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers!
 
2010-07-15 12:28:33 AM  
Heh, it's always fun when you're thinking of sending the article to your buddy, only to find he's already suggested a Fark Party. Hey Gortex!

Nova Scotia - Canada's Florida.
 
2010-07-15 12:29:47 AM  
I didn't know mint-e was on the Halifax city council.
 
2010-07-15 12:32:19 AM  
missmarsha: Gortex: Serraxor: missmarsha: Halifax Fark Party obviously must happen now

/Lower Deck?

Maxwell's Plum, methinks.

We could just rent the Garrison Brewery for a night.

where ever has the cheapest beer & edible food combo


Dunno offhand where would be cheapest these days -- I'm somewhat out of touch. The Plum has always been unbeatable for sheer variety. There's a new-ish Belgian place down near the Split Crow that has some interesting beers too (including Dead Guy Ale).
 
2010-07-15 12:32:19 AM  
I spent the drunkest years of my life in Halifax.
 
2010-07-15 12:34:57 AM  
Regardless of where it starts, it's got to include the Triangle. Especially if Anthony Rissesco is playing fiddle.
 
2010-07-15 12:42:47 AM  
A navy city, more bars than you can count, half of them serve until 4:00 and prohibition was never anything more than a suggestion.

I'll drink to that.
 
2010-07-15 12:50:43 AM  
The LooseCannon:

Nova Scotia - Canada's Florida.


Hardly. There's nine other provinces do dumber things than N.S. on a regular basis. I'd nominate Alberta, they have the gun nuts, the jails and the heavily armed cops and an uneasy truce between urban and rural dwellers, both trying to out-conservative the other. And the bars close at midnight.
 
2010-07-15 01:05:11 AM  
farbles: And the bars close at midnight.

wut?

Also, BC is the Florida of Canada. There are more types of crazy in that province than anywhere else in the country and they're all different--from the benign tree huggers of Vancouver to the lunatic hippies of the Kootenays to the dangerously stupid and extremely racist rednecks of the Interior, BC has it all! Oh, and the politics there are more interesting too. Governments tend to fall under the cloud of immense corruption scandals.
 
2010-07-15 01:08:09 AM  
farbles: The LooseCannon:

Nova Scotia - Canada's Florida.

Hardly. There's nine other provinces do dumber things than N.S. on a regular basis. I'd nominate Alberta, they have the gun nuts, the jails and the heavily armed cops and an uneasy truce between urban and rural dwellers, both trying to out-conservative the other. And the bars close at midnight.


I believe there was serious discussion for a while last year about making a "BC" or "Vancouver" tag.
 
2010-07-15 01:09:08 AM  
loabn: extremely racist rednecks of the Interior,

who like to "blow stuff up...real good" aka Kamloops

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-07-15 01:09:16 AM  
farbles
The LooseCannon:

Nova Scotia - Canada's Florida.

Hardly. There's nine other provinces do dumber things than N.S. on a regular basis. I'd nominate Alberta, they have the gun nuts, the jails and the heavily armed cops and an uneasy truce between urban and rural dwellers, both trying to out-conservative the other. And the bars close at midnight.


Maybe not Florida, but apparently comparable to the Deep South vis a vis WASPy racist attitudes. A quick google for "Nova Scotia racism" reveals, for example, this story about a drugstore keeping "black hair products" under lock and key. Like, black hair products are a distinct category?! As far as Alberta, neither are they- they're more like Texas: cattle, oil, guns, and big belt buckles.
/born in Calgary
 
2010-07-15 01:11:53 AM  
farbles: I'd nominate Alberta, they have the gun nuts, the jails and the heavily armed cops and an uneasy truce between urban and rural dwellers, both trying to out-conservative the other. And the bars close at midnight.

You obviously have never been to Edmonton. We don't own guns here. We stab people. We are a predominately Liberal city, and the bars close at 3 am.
 
2010-07-15 01:18:29 AM  
PoeGhost: I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
But I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers!


How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!

farbles: I'd nominate Alberta, they have the gun nuts, the jails and the heavily armed cops and an uneasy truce between urban and rural dwellers, both trying to out-conservative the other. And the bars close at midnight.

No, we're Canadian Texas.
 
2010-07-15 01:22:31 AM  
CraicBaby: No, we're Canadian Texas.

and Edmonton is Austin.
 
2010-07-15 01:33:21 AM  
What the heck is a halifax girl anyway?
 
2010-07-15 01:34:24 AM  
dr_iacovone: What the heck is a halifax girl anyway?

It's like a Surrey girl with a funny accent.
 
2010-07-15 01:38:07 AM  
They were legally required to broadcast the meetings on public access, but changed what absurd hour they showed up on (and the number of days after the meeting it aired) nearly weekly so it was extremely difficult to record and document the insanity unless you actually sat through the whole damn thing.

Mother of God, that must have been murder for the broadcast/recording crew, which I'm going to guess was staffed by volunteers and one paid producer.

I used to run audio and the chyron for county council broadcasts back in high school, and a friend was directing the nearby city's council broadcasts when she was in high school. Everyone helped with setup and teardown, and while they may have ended at different times, they at least almost always started at the same time on the same day every week/month. At least the chance of watching hammered politicians slurring their way through the kind of amateur-hour speeches that rule municipal politics might have compensated for the nightmarish schedule.
 
2010-07-15 01:39:21 AM  
Okay, I'll buy Alberta as Texas and BC as Florida.

Yep, there's some racism in NS, but no more than other places and this place was one end of the underground railway bringing slaves to freedom so it's not all bad.

We have hicks and gun nuts and xenophobes here but they keep their heads down for the most part. We elect our idiots and crooks to public office where we can keep an eye on them and be entertained by their scandals.

NS and Maine are pretty similar. Lobsters, vacationers, ocean, crazy people in large houses by themselves, roads to nowhere.
 
2010-07-15 01:45:38 AM  
Sounds like a city council meeting I might want to go too.

/I'm kidding.
 
2010-07-15 01:50:46 AM  
www.fansonline.net
 
2010-07-15 02:00:28 AM  
dr_iacovone: What the heck is a halifax girl anyway?

Like a St. Pauli girl only drunk on she's got a Keith's long stem down her throat.
 
2010-07-15 02:01:36 AM  
Nonono. BC is California. Except with an economy. Eco nut jobs, stoners, and surfing (okay, how about the GVRD and the Island) Newfoundland is Florida.
 
2010-07-15 02:10:18 AM  
KajakPro: Nonono. BC is California. Except with an economy. Eco nut jobs, stoners, and surfing (okay, how about the GVRD and the Island) Newfoundland is Florida.

I agree that BC is California, but I disagree that Canada has a Florida, or America has a Newfoundland. They both exhibit unique degrees of insanity.
 
2010-07-15 02:13:39 AM  
PlatinumDragon: They were legally required to broadcast the meetings on public access, but changed what absurd hour they showed up on (and the number of days after the meeting it aired) nearly weekly so it was extremely difficult to record and document the insanity unless you actually sat through the whole damn thing.

Mother of God, that must have been murder for the broadcast/recording crew, which I'm going to guess was staffed by volunteers and one paid producer.

I used to run audio and the chyron for county council broadcasts back in high school, and a friend was directing the nearby city's council broadcasts when she was in high school. Everyone helped with setup and teardown, and while they may have ended at different times, they at least almost always started at the same time on the same day every week/month. At least the chance of watching hammered politicians slurring their way through the kind of amateur-hour speeches that rule municipal politics might have compensated for the nightmarish schedule.


From what our teacher told us, even the just graduated from journalism school local paper kid never made it to the end. I definitely felt for the video/sound guys.

The meetings were regularly scheduled, though - it's just that no one was allowed to film or record them except the designated crew. Can't remember what justification they gave for that. You could take notes or photos, but that was it.

At one point they were played live from the meetings, and (maybe because folks who could comfortably drink at home had more of a chance of making it through to the end, when the even shadier stuff started going down) they changed that policy entirely. Since there was no specification on *how* it should be broadcast, just that it *was* broadcast and in full... yep.

The one minor plus to that was at least whoever was doing the public access scheduling didn't have to deal with a open-ended live broadcast.

I have done drinking games to city council meetings broadcast on public access, but only after I left for college. I'm not alcoholic-y enough to try to conquer the old hometown's next door neighbor's broadcast when I visit home (assuming I could find the broadcast in the first place).
 
2010-07-15 02:14:14 AM  
haddie: KajakPro: Nonono. BC is California. Except with an economy. Eco nut jobs, stoners, and surfing (okay, how about the GVRD and the Island) Newfoundland is Florida.

I agree that BC is California, but I disagree that Canada has a Florida, or America has a Newfoundland. They both exhibit unique degrees of insanity.


Canada has a Florida. It's called Florida.
 
2010-07-15 02:19:20 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

We ain't no farkin' Florida. Well...maybe Sackville could be Florida. Or Bedford.
Cole Harbour...thems farkin' crazy bastards out in Cole Harbour.
 
2010-07-15 02:23:45 AM  
I disagree that Canada has a Florida, or America has a Newfoundland.

No place else has a Newfoundland. It's a unqiuely awesome and sad place at the same time.

Not being from there, and thus not having been subjected to the possible negative aspects of living there, I like it.
 
2010-07-15 02:35:15 AM  
I have done drinking games to city council meetings broadcast on public access, but only after I left for college. I'm not alcoholic-y enough to try to conquer the old hometown's next door neighbor's broadcast when I visit home (assuming I could find the broadcast in the first place).

Hang on - where are you from? I remember you talking about Detroit in other threads, which is a short ride across a bridge or tunnel from where my friend and I got our starts in media... so if Windsor might be the next-door neighbour in question, I know exactly what you mean about not risking your life to try and get through that city's council meetings with booze, although the meetngs during last summer's city workers' strike were probably more entertaining than normal.
 
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