26.10.08 by Jeff

Blogging 101

This weekend my friend Terri (The Conveyor Belt) and I were asked to speak on the topic of blogging, at the University of British Columbia! It was actually pretty fun to share the little bit I’ve learned so far, running this site. The best part is we were paid in my second favourite currency: Beer (second only to diamonds).

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After I spoke, someone stood up and said “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” I thought that was a little rude, maybe that’s just me.

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The Ubyssey is the witty name for the UBC student newspaper. Thanks for the parting gifts and opportunity to speak, Ricardo! Cheers.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Man thats an honor to speak at college. Yeah that comment was rude, pretty much sounds like a stunt that would happen on a TV show or something. It’s hard convincing people to take the idea of blogging seriously, most people think the ceiling of it is as a glorified hobby, but this is definitely growing to be some serious stuff.

  • Haha can’t believe somebody actually said that

  • Vince

    Someone actually said that?

  • kyle n

    Oh come on! Thats a line from billy madison 🙂

  • you guys ha…alex trebec anyone? its from snl.

  • ahhhhh ive been schooled…billy madison style. my memory is horrid ha.

  • Vince

    I never seen Billy Madison

  • dale

    I liked Billy Madison too.

  • hahaha i just watched billy madison last night with a bunch of friends

  • haha i am glad some people here got it!

  • That guy may have been rude, but Nudie Magazine Day is tomorrow!

  • J@o

    who’s billy madison…? j/k

  • V.

    I would’ve of laughed!

  • That beer wasn’t bad, I especially like the matching glass we got.

  • hey congrats on the talk! you have pics?

  • haha yea the beer was pretty good – the glass is great

    sorry yas no pics, i haven’t forgotten about what i mentioned to you before, still figuring things out..

  • Jeff it looks like you need a personal photographer to start following you around to your ‘appearances’. Luckily for you, I also take beer as a form of payment. Let’s set it up!

  • haha sounds good. but i only permit photographs of my good side (the back! Heyooooo)





27.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “Kaytranada & River Tiber” by Hamish Lambert

The second episode in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy is now online! This second episode features 2016 Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada and fellow Canadian producer River Tiber discussing their first encounters with music.

The playful visuals were created by animator Hamish Lambert, with sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Make sure you hit full screen or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!

27.09.16 by Jeff

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Illustrator Spotlight: Brecht Vandenbroucke

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Best of Kickstarter: The Kinetic Art Table

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Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!

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