Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Internet Challenge #11

Hey, readers.

What's nice about Vancouver, B.C.?

1 IC point for each nifty thing you can find about it (niftiness will be a subjective quality deemed by me, though you can sway my idea of it with the POWER of WORDS).

After four more challenges I will announce the award for the person with the highest IC point rating!


p0nk is walking the razor's edge with these challenges. It seems like he is using MEMORY instead of THE INTERNET. Memory Challenge is next month, p0nk. For your noting of celebrities being listed on Wikipedia I give you 1 IC point (and another one for being first). Ah hell, okay, another one for the hockey team. And I find your vague memory of a childhood visit to a mysterious garden somehow poignant -- another point. +4 for p0nk.

Beckeye gets a point for the 3737 restaurant factoid.

Comrade Kevin scores a point for the crazy Vancouver street pronunciation.

This is highly unusual, because Gifted Typist is Canadian and probably didn't look ANY of her facts up on the Internet. Still, they were nifty. +8 IC POINTS.

Jin gives us three cool things about Vancouver:
Woman-Owned Tattoo Parlor
Vancouver Punk Scene
Severed Feet

The Imaginary Reviewer find this enchanting description for an IC Point:
"Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world."


p0nk said...

1. Nanaimo bars are famous, for what i'm not sure.

2. Wasn't "Friends" either filmed or supposedly taken place there? (Never watched the show myself)

p0nk said...

Wikipedia lists a dozen or so famous people from there, but that's cheating.

3. Vancouver Canucks are a decent hockey team if you're into hockey.

4. Seems to me there are some famous gardens there that I think i visited once as a child with my family, must not have had much of an impression on me.

Splotchy said...

p0nk, using an Encyclopedia book is cheating.

Using the Wikipedia/Internet is not.

BeckEye said...

Random factoid I found on the Internetz: There are approximately 3,737 restaurants in the city of Vancouver.

Apparently, that number never changes. If a new one pops up, an existing one mysteriously burns to the ground.

Comrade Kevin said...

Smithe Street is pronounced "Sm-eye-th" street.

Gifted Typist said...

Mountainous skyline can be looked at upside down to give you a skyous Mountainline

you can visit jock bars and find gay guys admiring jocks admiring hockey players playing hockey

Leaky condos (from slack building code scandal) dot the city landscape - they look like buildings with rain jackets on

Trendy girls who work in PR, drive VW Jettas and live in Kitsilano are sometimes referred to as Kitts Bitches.

Locals say Vn-cuue-vr, dropping the vowels in the first and last syllables.

Earthquakes don't phase them but snow throws them into turmoil.

They are hosting the next winter Olympics but cutting back on the party budget due to expensive luxury athletes residences that probably won't be able to sell at inflated real estate prices due to local meltdown in real estate.

I live on the east coast of Canada. Vancouver is 1000 miles further away from me than Britain.

jin said...


Woman Owned Tattoo Parlour

Punk Scene



The Imaginary Reviewer said...

"Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world."

That's what's nice about Vancouver. From here:


(Hopefully this will beat the current deadlock...I'm only thinking of you, Splotch...)