Al Madrigal wants you to know that he is the result of assimilation. He is a third Generation Mexican American who can barely speak a word of Spanish, but actually listening to him you’d think he is from Arizona. His nasally voice and straight face delivery makes him naturally funny as a fake news correspondent […]
Based on the book Fifty Shades of Grey, Spank! takes a whimsical look at bondage and S&M and comes up with the crazy realization that human sexuality, when you think about it, is ridiculous. Starring Amanda Barker, accompanied by Alice Moran and Patrick Whalen, this enjoyable parody of Fifty Shades of Grey lit up the […]
Traveling through one’s own body can be a very, very dirty and downright rotten job. That’s what you will be in for at Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson‘s fourth production, Peter n’ Chris Explore their Bodies . Back after last year’s hit Peter n’ Chris Save The World, this time they’re delving into the bowels of, […]
When you see sketch comedy at 2 p.m. you have to wonder how much laughter could possibly come out of you at midday. Specifically, if you’re like me, you’re probably still recovering from the Fringe festival beer tent the night before. You’re going to need a high dose of comedy, especially in the afternoon. When […]
Star Trek. Seeing those words flash across a backdrop of stars used to light up my face. I loved watching Star Trek, the original version on the CBC. The tapes were out of whack, the colour was usually off, but I was in nerd heaven. I was just kid watching those shows on Sunday morning, […]
I had the clown nightmare again. This time I was marching towards a shinny carousel surrounded by darkness. Some unknown magnetic force was pulling me towards the musical octagon, so I couldn’t get away, my feet were locked, moving forward. I stepped up the carousel step, a very large awkward step, and sat down in […]
Lately they’re everywhere! From the moans coming off the T.V. show playing in your living room to flash mobs of the undead crawling down the streets of your city to the insatiable hordes tearing each other to pieces outside the plate glass windows of Walmart on Black Friday, Zombies are definitely invading. Just a few […]
While considering this week’s keyword search for Blog on Blog, I got thinking about the untimely death of Aaron Swartz and his method of protest, hacktivism. While many may not agree with Swartz’s reasoning for releasing thousands of academic journals from JSTOR, the co-founder of Reddit’s suicide was undoubtedly a terrible tragedy. I’m not going […]
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada brought together a think tank of some of the most successful people in Canada for a two day conference entitled Lifting off and Flying High: Talent and Success in Canada. I have not see this much Canadian talent in a room since the premiere screening of Hard […]
Blog on Blog is regular feature here on Forget The Box where we look at the best in blogs. Last year the world was suppose to end. Whether by hellfire, rogue planet (nibiru), asteroid or by a solar flare the earth was suppose to be destroyed, but, unfortunately to the dismay of every weirdo on […]
It was Montreal’s year to shine as this year as we had another momentous year in the art scene. Whether it was free or paid Forget The Box was on hand to get you all the coverage. This year we not only covered many of the mainstream festivals of the year, we also took in […]
Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it’s just the thought of Alf’s face that makes me light up with glee. But when I look up eighties pop culture on the internet I can’t help but feel like I belong, and it’s not just because it reminds me of my early childhood.
Now that Movember is coming to an end, it’s time to recap all the really interesting and off beat blogs about what happens when men attempt to grow out their facial hair. Today’s Blog on Blog is here to cut through the many sites dedicated to those who know what to do, those that don’t, and those who make growing a mustache a very strange experience.
Print is not dead. The Montreal Exopozine is just one example of how print culture is flourishing, but sort of becoming a niche. It’s unique and independent, but that’s not a bad thing. In its 11th year, Canada’s biggest zine fair and one of North America’s largest small press fairs will take place at its usual spot, 5035 St. Dominique (in the church) and will have a room full of counters filled with print from a variety of groups and individuals. Expect over 270 creative independent publications…
It’s Election time, and if you’re like me you’ve probably been scouring the internet for information and polls on the current US Presidential election. And while you probably don’t need any comic relief during this very strange campaign season, there are plenty of funny blogs dedicated to this election.
With the Comicon caravan passing through Montreal last weekend, I started thinking about the best comic book blogs around. If these are an introduction into the comic book world, then prepare to have your mind blown with high amounts of gamma radiation.