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Art Threat: Contest: Win swag from Rhymes for Young Ghouls!

Rhymes for Young Ghouls, the debut feature film by Canadian director Jeff Barnaby that garnered well-deserved praise on the film festival circuit this year, including a top ten film nod from TIFF, is opening this month at theatres in Canada’s three largest cities.

The movie is currently screening in Toronto at Cineplex (Younge & Dundas) . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Contest: Win swag from Rhymes for Young Ghouls!

Things Are Good: 3D Printing for Peace

3D printing got a lot of attention recently because an American organization found a way to print a handgun. A direct reaction to that has been to launch a contest to promote the true potential of 3D printing by having a contest which encourages people to create designs that better the world.

It’s obvious that . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: 3D Printing for Peace

knitnut.net: Name That Song: A Contest

I think it’s high time we had a contest around here!

Simon (the African Grey parrot) has spent several hours a day over the past few weeks practicing a song. I’ve recorded one of his practice sessions (see the black video below). The first person to correctly guess the song will win the . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Name That Song: A Contest

Art Threat: Digital media challenge offers $100,000 for critical work on democracy

A new digital media challenge is looking for creative work that addresses the need to improve democracy in the United States.

And as it is with American democracy in practice, large sums of money are at stake — $100,000 in cash prizes will go to “the most fresh and creative submissions.”

Looking@Democracy is . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Digital media challenge offers $100,000 for critical work on democracy

knitnut.net: I won 62 socks!

I won the grand prize in the MoxyMaüs draw! 62 socks! Every pair of socks in their collection! I’m celebrating my good fortune by having a little contest of my own.

MoxyMaüs is a local sock company. The socks are designed here in Ottawa, but made in Turkey, which, apparently, is the Sock-Making Capital . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: I won 62 socks!

The Scott Ross: The Not So Leblanc Slate

Leadership races are often an opportunity for a political party to start over with a blank slate, Liberals might not get that chance if a slightly hypocritical Dominic Leblanc gets his way.

Liberal MP Dominic Leblanc is discouraging anyone from running for leadership who only seeks to raise their profile and that members who lost . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Not So Leblanc Slate

knitnut.net: Announcing the Worst Customer Service Contest

Let’s have a Worst Customer Service contest!

I’m going to nominate Fabricland on Merivale Road for their absence of customer service.

I bought thread there yesterday. In fact, I’m a card-carrying member of Fabricland, and I go there fairly regularly. So they weren’t just having an off-day.

I got to the cash with my . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Announcing the Worst Customer Service Contest