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This Week In Stuff

Studies Show Colbert More Informative Than Fox

Well this is not surprising, but it is finally official! A new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that Stephen Colbert viewers were significantly more informed than viewers of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The study found that not only were the Colbert viewers more aware of political financing, but they also had a higher general knowledge of world events and political policies. Considering this study compared his viewers to those of major news networks, it’s proving once again that there is truth in jokes.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Buys Reasonably Priced House

Rapper Kendrick Lamar

For the past decade plus, the rapper lifestyle has always been one of grandiose material objects and unnecessary expenditures. This is why it was such a surprise when it was released that Kendrick Lamar (one of the top grossing modern rap stars) purchased a 4 bedroom house at the totally reasonable price of $524,000. Compare this to Drake’s purchase of a 9 million dollar mansion, and Tyga’s  6.2 million dollar mansion (and you haven’t even heard of him).  Good job K., I suppose you will be holding on to your money for a whole lot longer than clowns like Rick Ross that get “Forever Rich” tattooed on their face.

Obama Bypasses Congress to Force CO2 Emissions

This past week President Obama bypassed a standstill congress (what else is new) and called for a national emissions cut of 30% over the next decade. An honorable and good willed move for a president that has been taking so much flack in his second term. Some skeptics are unsure if the decrease of emissions will really effect our environment, but these are probably the same wacko’s that think climate change is natural and has nothing to do with us taking stuff from the ground and lighting it on fire. Because, you know, how much damage can an extra 500 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year really do? Answer: a lot.

Canada Forbids Meteorologists From Climate Change

In a strange twist of events, just after America finally did something right, Canada made a weird move out of left field and made an officially policy that government employed meteorologists are forbid from talking about climate change. Sure, they are only meteorologists staring at weather patterns all day, they are not per say “scientists”, but don’t you think they should be free to say “hey, our climate is changing?” well not in Canada. Estimations say that over half of all media inquiries related to weather and our climate go through government meteorologists, which must make their job a hell of a lot easier when they just have to say “sorry, I know I’m a meteorologist, but I can’t really talk to you about it.” – Since when did our corroding environment become confidential information?

Thief Adds Victim on Facebook

On a lighter note, this week on the peninsula of Washington state, a woman waiting for her ferry was abruptly hit over the head and had her iPod stolen. As the delirious victim tried to make out what was going on she saw a man run away with her device while sporting a triangular tattoo on his neck. Having gone through this random trauma, the woman was rather surprised the next day when a genius added her on facebook, sporting a triangular tattoo on his neck. Nice move, dumbass! What happened? Were you impressed with how similar your tastes in music were and thought “hey, I want to get to know this lady.” Well maybe you can make her a nice mixtape about the way you feel, in jail.

This week we have added a special guest column by Colorado based viking/author/chef Mark Sims. Check out his take on this weeks stupid food trends, and get ready for some more superb writing from the mountain man himself in weeks to come.

This Week In Stupid Food Trends

What the Flux is a Flexitarian?

The dauntless wordsmiths that have effortlessly forged such unappetizing terms as “foodie” and “cronut” have taken a leak in the talk soup of the food world once again. Flexitarian: what is it? Chefs at the top uppermost pinnacle point of the food industry will start developing vegetable driven menu’s for meat lovers that don’t mind a vegetarian meal now and then. That’s a flexitarian. A person that likes meat but is flexible. Another common term for “flexitarian” is “random hungry dude.” It’s only redeeming quality is that it is another word we can use instead of quips regarding sexual orientation or skin color to once again embrace labeling people. The menus will boast classics like celery sticks dipped in gravy and maybe some mother@3$% bacon on your salad for a change. The idea is for you to enjoy the self stroking satisfaction of a conscientious consumer but still reap the benefits of being at the top of the food chain. Green but a little naughty. The new bad boy of the salad bar. Watch me “flex.”

(via–Mark Sims)

This Week In Camobear

3 Camobear Releases Nominated For WCMA’s

After all of the hard work, and being overlooked for some time we are really happy to announce that Camobear Records has 3 albums nominated for this years BreakOut West Western Canadian Music Awards. WE DIT IT! Break out the champagne and hot dogs it’s time to dust off the rap trophy shelf.

Rap/HipHop Recording of the Year

Josh Martinez  BLOTTO

Urban Recording of The Year


This is big news for us!

Congratulations to all the nominees and no matter who wins we all win!

Biltmore - June 17

“If you’re not doing something new, shut the f–k up.” -Chris Dyck, ANCIIENTS

First it was Black Mountain and 3 Inches of Blood, then it was Bison, and now it’s prog-metal quartet ANCIIENTS and Black Wizard!! With these guys, the whole point of a band is to make something new. Thursday, June 17th is your last chance to see these riff-tastic heavy metal guitarists before their Canadian tour.


Somewhere between sheer, apocalyptic heaviness and precise riffing, lays otherworldly ANCIIENTS—a Vancouver-based rock juggernaut forging crushing heavy metal evocative of veterans High on Fire and contemporary sonic craftsmen, Opeth. ANCIIENTS have combined f–k-off-huge chords with mind-altering riffage that takes you on an unfamiliar trip



Spacy, heavy, a little acid and very glam metal are words that come to mind when talking about Vancouver’s Black Wizard. Don’t bother trying to pin them down with one genre – whatever music they’re making, they are making it well.