Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Lost Arts (first in a series)

Each major grocery store chain has its own 'green' (reusable, 'eco-friendly,' etc.) shopping bag. The idea is to stop using those staticky flimsy plastic bags that were so shapeless it took no skill to pack them. Hell, the grocery stores let us bag our own if we got in the right line-ups. (Were the Bag Your Own lanes supposed to be a reward for something, in the way that having "less than" eight items allowed you to use the Express Check-Out?)
But my point is that with these new bags and their squared bottoms it's time to revive the Lost Art of Grocery Bagging. Or at least make a rule that bread does not go on the bottom.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Enjoy bacon!

I don't usually take pictures in washrooms—public or otherwise—but I couldn't resist this interpretation of hand-drying symbols.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Something to start

I'm kicking off this new blog with a picture of my favourite Toronto stone creature, featured in my book Faces on Places: A Grotesque Tour of Toronto (Anansi, 2006).