Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"This is our chance for a green, urban casino."


This man should be writing for The Simpsons.

Unfortunately, he is our City Planning Director.

His name is Brent Toderian and he is speaking, of course, of Gordon's latest Toy, the Big Kahuna Caper on Pacific Boulevard, which we discussed here last Saturday.

Was Brent being particularly clever in calling this piece of public drek "our chance?"

Is he familiar with the traditional list of oxymorons to which he might add, "green urban casino?"

Like, military intelligence
Catholic university
happy marriage
liquor control board


Evil Eye said...

It is called 'Greenwash", to call something good green is to give it a free walk.

The only green to be seen at this casino, will be the millions of druggie 'greenbacks' that will be laundered daily.

Casinos are for laundering drug money, plain and simple.

Gavin said...

A good friend of mine just visited Portland, Oregon and when he returned he told me during our conversation that "Portland is what Vancouver could have been like, if we played our cards right." He's right, of course....Portland is a very livable big city, lots of small live music venues, great book stores, a transit system that's user friendly for all and on and on. Our Vancouver marches on....an expensive bauble in the midst of a wonderful natural setting.

Anonymous said...

David, I tried to find a blog entry that might stay on this topic. So here goes. If you think a casino is environmentally friendly then go to

bullfrog energy at paymoreforpower.ca

To any moron that is willing to pay more for his power to make himself feel better please send money to me to free me of my guilt.

I drive a V10 powered pick up truck and if anyone needs to erase guilt and they dont have their own guilt send me money to pay for a taxi. I will take the cab and leave the V10 sit in the driveway and you will feel better.

This company advertises on radio and TV .

David, lets open a gas station and charge about $5 per liter. We can tell the public that they will feel better as we will buy shares in Shell oil and take 10 % of our profits and donate to Al Gore