The DSC, fueled by the usual assortment of intoxicants (and the resulting bravado) was motivated to work together for a common cause. Yes, I am referring to the enhancement of the Canadian experience. We believed that the Manitoba Spirited Energy campaign of a few years back could be bettered by a diverse group of disaffected, vaguely malcontented, drunken urbanites. Our readers should be pleased to know that Our efforts have not tapped the public coffers. Unlike Manitoba’s earlier public relations campaign, our impact on our beloved province and Mr. Harper’s Canada has been incalculable, forthright, and relentless. Absolutely relentless. We have redefined what it means to be verbose. We write like Lemmy plays his Rickenbacker. We do not intend to stop.
Regular readers will be quick to notice the shifts in emphasis and diversity of topics we discuss. Winnipeg, of course, is our anchor, and Donald Street, that Promenade of Light, is at its heart. Teary yet?
I propose the following: The DSC begins a campaign of fellowship, conviviality and mutual antagonism built around those who have embraced the spirit of our blog. Banners, social media, TV spots, varied sorts of printed materials, and related swag could all be used. Try this for a slogan: “The DSC: more than a blog, less than an event, maybe a movement”. Words can be powerful, eh?
As we move forward, incautiously and expectantly, our plans develop and our goals change. Readers will be provoked, cajoled and humiliated but also constructively challenged and given to moments of reflection and insight. But these lofty ideals are not in mind when we submit our work for viewing. We want to share our interests with the public because, frankly, the DSC is sick of each other. So we look outwards and into our murky future, hazmat suits at the ready and keyboards within reach. At the DSC, tomorrow is never a better day; it is merely another day at work. Now, that is the Canadian experience.
The Midtown Troll: It has been a great outlet, since being banned from many other discussion groups and online forums! The outlet that The DSC has provided is a nice way to get some biased commentary out there. Am particularly looking forward to covering the 2014 civic election.
Thank Respondent & Terminate: All the work, skill and imagination that has resulted in the publishing of 100 DSC internet blog posts can only be considered, here in the second decade of the 21st Century, as a profoundly non-unique and run of the mill achievement. Although it does serve to reveal and communicate the varied yet related voices and visions contained within a small geographic location, i.e. Donald Street, at a particular temporal moment in the story of Humanity, ultimately it must be seen as a droplet of databytage in a massive flowing sea of cyberperspectives. So don't even think about it.
Angry Downtownite: In the end, this post is for us...it is our celebration for actually achieving it. Yes, the goal of this entire blog is to share some random ideas from a bunch of downtown fuck ups, but its also to try and make you (and us) think. Playing the puppet is a dead game and the pressure is on each of us to take a stand or get walked over.
So...when its 4am on a Friday and a drunk/completely stoned, crazy chick comes slamming on your door for an hour cause she thinks she lives there, but in actuality she has the wrong apartment ...sometimes...every so often, you have to open the door, grab her by the head and give her a solid toss against the wall...just to shake out some of the stupid so critical thinking can rise up to elucidate. So, happy fuckin' birthday.
Nym: Its all about communication...with a heavy helping of creativity. The DSC has always been concerned with perspectives and exploring ideas, from the openness and warmth of the DSC meetings themselves to the blog that echoes those interactions. Thanks for sharing in our songs of downtown realities and enduring as we purge our minds with rants of social frustration. The DSC will continue to educate, illuminate and infuriate so stay tuned, there is plenty more coming; as the ideas grow, thrive and burst forward, to you.