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Kristopher Smith has 41 articles published.

Remembering Mr. Dressup

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  I’ll always remember September 2001 and not for the obvious reason you might think. Among the sad, confusing and sometimes scary news reports that were painting the picture of what was happening in New York and around the world was also a story about a man named Ernie Coombs who had suffered a stroke on September 10th and died eight days later. You might not recognize the name Ernie Coombs but you most certainly would know him by his stage name Mr. Dressup. Mr. Dressup ran from 1967 to 1996 and on CBC for 4,000 episodes making it one of the longest running English language television shows in Canada. Ernie Coombs started out as an understudy for another beloved…

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All My Friends Are Waste(rs)?

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends. I love them despite the fact that I often have trouble making plans with them, and even when they can’t see the truth; that Taylor Swift is a snake. I love them despite our differences but that doesn’t mean that they sometimes disappoint me (and surely I, them). A lot of my friends here in St. John’s (and I suspect many of the city’s residents) do not recycle and I do not get it. For as long as I can remember, recycling has been a part of my life. Does anyone remember the sketch that used to air during Sesame Street on CBC back in the day? From what I remember it…

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“I’m On A [Beer] Tour with Common, My Man”

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So perhaps this title needs some explaining; it’s a riff on a lyric from Kanye West’s song “The Glory” which in turn was a riff on a lyric from “Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest. Also, I did go on a beer tour, but Common wasn’t there; but Kayla Walters, owner of St. John’s Beer Tours was. Now that I have made some arguably obscure pop culture references, let me call “Spotlight on St. John’s Beer Tours!” (Remember Spotlight?) St. John’s Beer Tours started with a conversation about craft beer that Kayla had with a tourist this past Christmas. After chatting for about an hour, the tourist suggested that Kayla should be a tour guide for a living. “I…

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Yoga on George

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I’ve attempted some weird moves on George Street over the years from breaking out the robot to leading the entire dancefloor into an impromptu “Macarena” dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” but one move I have never attempted (to my recollection) on the street or in one of its twenty-four bars is a downward dog. That all changed this past Saturday when I took my mat and joined some fellow yogis for Yoga on George. The event, which coincided with the 33rd annual George Street Festival was a complimentary yoga class hosted by lululemon St. John’s who celebrated the grand opening of their store last year with a community yoga class right in the middle of George. Before the…

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Local Pizza Paired With Local Beer: A Match Made In ‘Eaven

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“Summer + Local Beer + Local Pizza + Quidi Vidi,” boasted the ticket page for the pizza pairing event put off by Quidi Vidi Brewery and Olio which sounds like a winning combination to me.  St. John’s has been blessed with what has so far been an awesome summer and hopefully, you are getting out there and enjoying the weather. I couldn’t think of a better way to take a break from my summer session courses at MUN than to visit Quidi Vidi for some beer and pizza on July 19th.

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