Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Canada and mullets and zombies, oh my!

I had such a busy and touristy weekend. I went to the Old Port twice, saw fireworks twice, saw several acts at the jazz festival, went on one of those ghost tour things (it sucked the bag, big time), had a few picnics in the park to see Vanessa off to Peru. We had no less than 6 different kinds of cheese.

Canada Day celebrations in Montreal's Old Port (read: the really touristy area) are much more subdued than they are in Ottawa. They are also less inebriated. I saw a few guys wearing hockey jerseys and sporting mullets, not to mention a dude drunkenly waving a flag tied to a hockey stick and singing O Canada.

Though watching Pink Floyd reunited on the teevee was odd, the highlight of the weekend was definitely the epic battle between the sword-fighting nerds, and some people who dressed up as zombies to mess with them.

The nerds hang out at Parc Mont-Royal which gets filled with hippies and bongo drums every Sunday (when the weather is decent). They line up on opposite ends of a dusty clearing in the woods and charge each other. They then hit each other with homemade weapons (made of plastic or wrapped in tape to prevent injury) until too many are on the ground and then they get up and do it again. The whole thing just stinks of 40 year old virgin.

A bunch of tatooed Con-U students dressed up like Zombies and waded into the nerd territory. At first the nerds seemed frightened and then very amused. They gleefully hit the zombies with their weapons for about half an hour until the zombies got together and lurched off through the crowds of sunbathers.

On their way out the zombies took on the hippies who were cavorting around in their drum circle. The hippies, to their credit, did not stop just madly beating on their bongos. I watched all this from a hill full of pot-smoking hippies torn between my desire to ask a stranger for drag off their spliff and my wish to kick the owner of the dog that would not stop licking my bag and feet.

Final score:
Zombies - 5
Hippies - 3
Sword-fighting nerds - 1
Mullets - 5

P.S. why were the Canadian hosts of Live8 Dan Akroyd and Tom Green? Don't we have any better celebrities?

Here are the nerds using their plastic weapons to just beating the living shit out of the zombies who are lying on the ground.

(thanks to Benjamin,from whom who I once again shamelessly stole pictures )


At 7:43 p.m., Blogger Sofi said...

I am proud of my alma mater for kicking some D&D ASS!

Zombies! Grrrraaaargh!

At 9:06 p.m., Anonymous Benjamin said...

Check out all the zombies here (with a mullet as bonus) and here.

At 9:38 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are gonna need to practice a bit more often, yo!

At 9:16 p.m., Blogger glomgold said...

I wish that sort of thing would happen around here. All I ever see are swarms of Abercrombie & Fitch-y people.


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