This much chicken may be too much. | Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Pretty old news, but I was tipped off a couple of weeks ago that Kentucky Fried Chicken - KFC, or "PFK" as they are known here in Le Québec - was market testing out a new 'sandwich' that does away with the bread buns, replacing them with two pieces of fried chicken. I'm trying to think of something witty to say here, but the video promo speaks for itself:

I tend to mostly stay away from American Fast Food - especially anything that could potentially hurt my chances of gittin' with Pam Anderson - but this extreme concoction is too, uhhh, extreme to pass up. If they release it here, I'm definitely going to have to try it.

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As a foodie, the fact that it's a sandwich held together with chicken and not bread is pretty cool, although I suppose that basically just makes it a large chicken strip with the sauce. Of course, the fact that it's a KFC / mass marketing product generally means that most of all the conversation about it will be on blogs and forums complaining about how gross it looks. If it were the product of some independent, forward-thinking chicken joint in Seattle, SF or New York you'd have hipsters posting about it on Flickr and Twitter praising it for its originality.

At any rate, you have to hand it to KFC for one thing - they just put back in question everything it means to be a sandwich:

Climbing Poetree@Noches de Poesia | Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Wednesday evening Tonight is the season's inaugural Noches de Poesia, and it promises to be nothing short of Epic. Brooklyn's soul sister duet Climbing Poetree - whom I wrote about back in 2007 - has finally made it to Montreal and will be sharing the stage tomorrow alongside some other amazing artists from Toronto and Montreal.

They've shared mics with the likes of Dead Prez, Alicia Keys, and Erykah Badu, and their Hurricane Season tour is continuing to receive wide acclaim.

Somehow, Elizabeth continues to wrangle some of the most talented and versatile performers to share a stage in our humble little venue, invariably with amazing results. The evenings are always intense, intimate, joyful and beautiful, and tonight's installment promises to take it to a whole new level. Be there!

Did I mention that the show is free? ;)

Le Dépanneur Café: 206, rue Bernard Ouest, @ 5:30pm

Kaie Kellough (Spoken Word en anglais)
Abstract Random, en visite depuis Toronto (Spoken Word en anglais)
Fabrice Koffy (poésic en français)
Truth Is (Spoken Word/Slam en anglais)
Jahnice (Soul poésie en français et kreyol)
Andrea Thompson, en visite depuis Toronto (Spoken Word en anglais)
Climbing Poetree, en visite depuis Brooklyn, NYC (Spoken Word en anglais et espagnol)

Full details here:í_2_septembre_2009

It's been a while. | Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Two and a half months, to be exact. How time flies. I've been out here in the real world, riding my motorcycle, going mountain biking, working out, eating amazing food, reading books, and hanging out with friends and family - all things that you can't really do very well from behind a computer.

I'm slowly coming back online now, if only to replace my last post about zombie gardening video games. Probably wasn't the most professional first impression to give to first-time visitors to the site.