Never change, British Columbia. Remember that guy who almost lost his Olympic snowboarding gold medal because they found weed in his system? He’s opening a bunch of dispensaries called “Ross’ Gold.”
Fun Fact: without fail, I smoke weed at the park that bears his name every time I’m in Whistler. It doesn’t feel like a proper visit unless I do.
As both a dog lover and someone who almost did one of these trips a few times and was unbelievably excited about it, I don’t really think I can express how sickening and distressing this news is. No images, but this unspeakably haunting act of animal cruelty that has come to light at Whistler is not something everyone is going to want to read about, so be forewarned before you click the main link.
“After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.”
The documentary MARWENCOL is amazing. Strongly recommended.
YES!!!! Saw this at Whistler Film Fest. Blew my mind. Highest thumbsuppage.
One more of me and my old pal Mike from the Whistler Film Fest premiere of Daydream Nation.
Finally, someone sent me their pics of the Daydream Nation premiere at Whistler Film Fest.
That’s me with my old friend, writer/director Mike Goldbach, and one of his roommates from back in the day when we were in school together 15 yrs ago. Mike’s going places… and you guys all have to see Daydream Nation when it opens wide in Spring 2011.
Was not easy packing to leave Whistler today, but not because I was hungover. I wiped out on uneven pavement last night, and goddamn it hurts. Even more painful, my left hand, which took the brunt of the fall. Hoping this doesn’t cut into my ability to bean Strombo with a snowball, but he might just have got off easy.
Is there anything more fun than fake diss wars with Canadian celebrities?
NO, THERE IS NOT.
Epic win Wednesday!
Daydream Nation opened the Whistler Film Festival tonight, and not only was it rad to see my longtime friend being recognized for such an amazing product (srsly you guys, KAT DENNINGS), but it was also cool to party down with people from his cast afterwards (my icebreaker - “what was it that he let you smoke in those bongs?”). Also, I happened to look hot as all fuck (especially after this morning’s 60 minute hydrating facial), and it didn’t hurt that people kept telling me that all night. The film screens again tomorrow, and I’m definitely going to see it one more time.
Then on my way back to my hotel - stopping for a puff as I always do at Ross Rebagliati park - I met a lady whose boyfriend works for the DOGSLEDS!!!! Info exchanged, the thrills of amateur canine cartage ever closer!
And now I’m pimpin Gold level-styles at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in a fireplace-equipped room. They’ve told me the complimentary breakfast buffet tomorrow will include gluten-free bread, and the homemade chocolate/caramel/macadamia nut treats they’ve left me are especially insane.
There’s so much complimentary fruit here, my family tree just had scurvy retroactively cured for six generations back.
Gotta have a base to soak up all the wine and champagne later.
You might think it impossible to top last night’s 5 courses plus vodka ice lounge, but this is Whistler.
Araxi is on the agenda later tonight - Gordon Ramsay’s top pick, and the place one of his Hell’s Kitchen winners was posted. Their Bubbles & Oceans party is my favourite of the whole wine festival. Champers & seafood? HELL YES.
Turns out I didn’t sabre anything, but I did shoot vodka in the ice room in a furry parka & heels with a dude from the NY Daily News. We’ll see where those photos turn up. Life is craaaazy.