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What the #@(& is that: Winnipeg’s got balls edition.

Hi everybody it’s time for everybody’s favorite head snapper What the #@(& is that!  Today’s labour day edition takes a spin down Portage avenue and though the downtown core.

Our first installment comes courtesy of the fine folks at Air Canada, Canada’s largest and most maligned airline service. This huge objet d’art is tucked away in a corner of the courtyard that most people just wizz by in traffic and I only just discovered it yesterday.

The Pigeon King

King Pigeon at the Air Canada building downtown Winnipeg.

Holding court or just waiting to crap on someone?

I just find it hilarious that Air Canada an airline renowned for its high rates and poor customer service would have a rat with wings at its Winnipeg head office.  Kinda makes you wonder what other decisions are going on in the boardrooms.

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What the #@(! is that: Springtime edition.

Twisted Riel

Well spring has sprung here in Winnipeg, Manitoba and that means a few things.  Road work, mosquitoes and public art travesties.   I have come upon a few new ones and a golden oldie that I had been searching for quite a while.

First up is a rather quaint installation only minutes from my home in St Boniface.

Exhibit One:

A piece dedicated to Gabrielle Roy, a St. Boniface teacher and writer.  Gaining acclaim for her novels The Tin Flute and  Alexandre Chenevert for being a motivating factor for Quebec’s Quiet Revolution .

Gabrielle Roy Plaque

This piece speaks for itself in its simplicity and musical nature.

Roy 1

Roy 2

Of all today’s pieces I find this one strangely haunting, almost lyrical.

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