Not understanding the relation .

Just checking out price’s and availability for some stuff  for my little fishes .

Went to a well known store site -W something , found the stuff I was looking for , but , they had a real cool poster on fresh water fish .

Cool  , check it out .

Yup , but none in stores at this time , on line only . K , further down the list about ; people who viewed this item , also bought – FreshSpa Dual Temp. Bidet , Hair colour and someone , Pearl Necklace + earings for $320 . Go figure ?

Not understanding the complexities of modern living .

In Montreal, Bilingual Profanity is Complicated

Funny !

Strong Language

Il est interdit de faire smashy smash. It is forbidden to fuck shit up. Il est interdit de faire smashy-smash.
It is forbidden to fuck shit up.

In the summer of 2013, long before Strong Language was even a glimmer in anyone’s fucking eye, I snapped the picture above on a street in Montreal. I encountered it near Concordia, but I’m not sure where the sticker itself came from: google suggests that it’s been stuck in at least two other places which also look like they could be Montréalais. And when this blog finally came around, I finally remembered it and knew I had a fucking opportunity.

First of all, there’s the sociolinguistic context of Montreal bilingualism, where even unofficial signs are often in both official languages: I’ve spotted homemade bilingual signs looking for lost cats, requesting that bikes not be chained to private railings, and declining flyers in mailboxes. In a city where over half of people are bilingual, one language might suffice, but if you speak both…

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Committed: Stories About Stays in Psychiatric Facilities

Some interesting reads’

Longreads

In this week’s list, I wanted to share the experiences of those committed—voluntarily or not—to a psychiatric facility. From One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to Nellie Bly’s 19th century expose to American Horror Story: Asylum, the “madhouse” occupies a weird space in America’s psyche, equal parts fascinating and feared. But the experiences of the patients and their caretakers are, obviously, very different than sensationalized cinematic accounts.

1. “Something More Wrong.” (Katherine B. Olson, The Big Roundtable, July 2013)

In this well-wrought essay, Katherine B. Olson profiles Alice Trovato, a woman and patient who mothers her unofficial charges and strives to make the most of her stay at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in the greens of Queens.

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