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)





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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