Month: October 2010

Live dangerous, live in Lethbridge

This place isn’t called Deathbridge for no reason. I remember this one time where I was walking down a street and some guy just started shouting at me, “Hey, hey kid!” and I was so scared. Then I shanked him. Maclean’s Magazine released their Canada’s most dangerous cities list last week, grading cities on homicide, …

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This makes me proud to be an Albertan

Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to adventure with my fiancé, …

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Here’s a picture of my sister with our new mayor, Rajko Dodic

(she’s on the left) Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to …

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Convocation at University of Lethbridge

Today, I had the pleasure to attend the University of Lethbridge’s convocation to celebrate my sister’s graduation. She received her bachelor’s degree, with an honour’s thesis, in English. I’m really, really proud 🙂 During convocation, we were shown some memorable clips from past honourary degree recipients, one being Chava Rosenfarb, Yiddish writer and Holocaust survivor. …

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“Make A Difference” – Vote 2010

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” – George Jean Nathan In 10 days, October 18th to be exact, citizens of Lethbridge will have the opportunity to vote in a new mayor and aldermen in the municipal election. But that’s not to say they will. In the last election, voter turnout …

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Mayoral candidates get grilled

via ULSU Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to adventure with …

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Trading one superstition for another

The godly folks of Raymond and Cardston have decided that it’d be sinful to hold Hallowe’en on a Sunday, so they moved it a day ahead of schedule. Makes me wonder why they participate in this demonic, evil holiday at all. “…but for them, it’s the way it’s been done, and likely, the way it …

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10/10/10 – Global work party

Ben Winkler from Avaaz.org writes: This Sunday, at more than 6300 events in 187 countries, citizens around the world will shatter a dangerous myth: that the global climate movement has somehow disappeared. We’ll show world leaders and the media that we’re bigger, more diverse, and more creative than ever — and that we simply won’t …

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Chinese “Takeout” comedy

My friend Tonia, who graduated with a masters of neuroscience at the U of L, is officially now a comedian. In Hong Kong. I like the direction this is headed. Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m …

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Mouseland: a parable from the father of Canada’s healthcare system

With an upcoming civic election, I find this video really insightful. Although more relevant to provincial or federal politics, I am impressed with the message. We should keep this in mind when we cast our ballot: Tommy Douglas was the socialist premier of Saskatchewan, the father of Canada’s healthcare system, and the grandfather of actor …

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Prairies to potatoes?

This shit has got to stop. Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I …

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Skateistan builds ramps, not bombs

So my friend Erika lives in Afghanistan. She helps run a totally radical youth educational program called Skateistan: Skateistan is Afghanistan’s—and the world’s—first co-educational skateboarding school. The school engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment. Our students …

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Derby derby derp

To be honest, the Deathbridge Derby Dames kinda scare (and titillate) me. That's because the closest thing to derby I ever got to was running into a tree, wearing my Fisher Price skates. Watch this:

"Cherri Blaster" was kind enough to send me a copy of their press release. Hit the jump to learn more.

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