This was a week of laughing, celebrating, thinking and just shaking my head. It was also a week in which Tumblr changed its back-end interface, which is making me crazy as I write this, but onward.
Friends Without Benefits, a sketch-comedy web series by Adam Rozenhart, Andrea Beça and Trent Wilkie, debuted this week. Lindsey McNeill reveals a bit about the principals, and they reveal a bit more on The Unknown Studio podcast and on Just Adam Minute, and then they really go all out singing Strawberry Wine. Really. (Screen cap above, which I can’t link, for some reason. Grrr.)
What else has been happening?
- Poppy Barley is moving out of Startup Edmonton and into its own digs, writes Justine Barber.
- Poet laureate Mary Pinkoski delivers her poem about the Canoe Theatre Festival in a canoe. (You’ll find tons of Canoe reviews on After the House Lights.)
- Karlynn Johnston explains the difference between food bloggers and food critics on the new blog-about-blogging she has launched with her husband Mike.
- Michelle Peters-Jones chats with farmer John Schneider about the meaning of local food.
- Alyssa Lau takes her stylish self to the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.
- Matt Dance does his best to map where bikes and cars have collided.
- Mack Male argues in favour of a 3.8-per-cent raise for city council, while David Climenhaga scoffs at the continued politicization of provincial politicians’ pay.
- Dave Cournoyer lays out what we know and what we can only guess about the next provincial election.
- As the Oilers keep struggling, Mike Ross looks for hope in the long-term statistical trends.
- Ryan Batty is appalled by what a lawsuit involving the Erie Otters reveals about Oilers owner Daryl Katz, while Matt Henderson argues Katz is not the bad guy in this case.
- This OilersNation cartoon about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is pretty funny, though.
I think I’ve got this new Tumblr stuff mostly figured out now. Phew. If you want to make your own pile of blogs, on Tumblr or elsewhere, I suggest mining the vast riches of ShareEdmonton.
I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, too. If you’re ever wondering what I’m on about, ask me on Twitter @karenunland.