The rock ‘n’ roll circus that is Mötley Crüe rolled through Winnipeg last night. The debauchery was tuned down, but the Trashiness was at an all-time high.
Author Archive | Sheldon Birnie
Jesus Jumping Christ! Some fucked-up shit happens here in Manitoba, but this might take the cake.
Extreme heat. Massive crowds. Millions of dollars passing from hand to hand. Constant loud music and flashing cameras. People running around, tripping balls, mostly naked.
Golf is something of a Number One pastime among old residents and vacationers down here. With over 140 courses to choose from in this valley of 400,000 people, one would be hard-pressed to afford to try even a reasonable amount of the selection.
After a weekend with my retired parents in a gaited community in Snowbird Central, California (aka the Coachella Valley), undercover reporter Sheldon Birnie has made a few observations.
Following his prize-winning series* on the Budweiser Diluting Controversy and SXSW, investigative hero Sheldon Birnie travels to the Golden State and finds olds, golf and music.
*Not true… yet.
In addition to pulling out of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, the Harper government has decided to stop putting money into the community pastures that are keeping the prairies from turning into Canada’s Sahara.
I’ve dragged myself back up from Texas, dodging deer, blizzards, ice roads and backwoods maniacs with little to account for this “Budweiser business” than that it seems to be much ado about fuck all. After sweating it out here in Winnipeg, going through massive Lone Star withdrawals and attempting to reconstitute my bowels after a […]
While the beer of choice for North Americans may very well be the King of Beers, down here in Texas it truly is the Lone Star state. Every goddamn place you go is serving up king cans of Lone Star, and people are pounding them back as fast as the bar backs can crack them.
En route to SXSW in Austin, Texas, Sheldon Birnie gets to the bottom of who knows what about watered-down beer.
Tomorrow I begin my investigation. I’ll be driving south across the 49th parallel at Pembina, North Dakota, and continuing due south until we hit Austin, Texas. I have a fat stack of greenbacks and unlimited credit at my disposal, and keen desire to get to the bottom of this matter.
Stompin’ Tom Connors is dead. Long live Stompin’ Tom! The Canadian legend died of natural causes Wednesday night at the age of 77.
A group of concerned consumers in the great United States of America are taking Anheuser-Busch to court for allegedly watering down their products.
Environmentalists are up in arms yet again as ranchers in Alberta are calling on the province to reinstate an annual grizzly bear hunt in the province, on hold since 2006 due to dwindling populations.
A completely-normal-in-every-possible-way couple from Winnipeg has received a public apology from a Marion Street pub for being identified by staff as “weirdos.”