Fuck No, Montreal

It's very European!

Shhhhh. He’s undercover.
(Thanks for the submission, Blaze!)
It begins… #saintlaurentstreetsale #deuxpairespascheres

As if you needed another reason to dislike MTL Blog today… Here comes this gem from them titled (ehhh) 10 Types of Montreal Drunk Girls (brahhh). With a little editing, it pretty much sounds like it’s describing victims of acquaintance rape. But don’t worry, it was written by a chick!! Possibly in exchange for Nutella amirite???

Relevant:

“I wanted to be a fashion writer but they would just send me to club events and told me to get ‘pics of drunk sluts’,” said one former contributor, who expressed reluctance to discuss her experience there, and noted that Lapointe and McRae were nice to her, “if a little douchey and insensitive at times.”

(Fagstein)

Cool answer, bro. But seriously, this just bumped up from Montreal drama to PR disaster. Can someone tip off Gawker?

This whole #AskMTLBlog debacle deserves a Part 2. If only for that ‘we haven’t had the time yet.’ Also, you heard the guy: 

We respond to every single request submitted to our team or email info@mtlblog.com

We know you, Montrealers. You have big dreams. So request away!

After posting a thoroughly researched, well-written piece on his interactions with MTL Blog (but no reaction GIFs or party sluts, WTF?!), Montreal journalist Steve Faguy started an #ASKMTLBLOG tag. It is going… well, it’s civil.

ETA All day until it stops being fun. Hopefully someone screen caps the whole thing for posterity/lawsuits/journalism class (do those still exist?).

FNoMTL Kickstarter

Going to do some crowdfunding so we can pay MTL Blog to create a post called 'Top 5 Times FNoMTL Has Linked to Sooo MTL Articles That Mention Cult MTL.'

Then the circle will be complete, the bridges will fall, the mountain will explode and we can all start feasting on the rats that apparently rule the sewers now that we no longer pay people to go down there and kill them.

Game recognize game. So hard. You rule, Sooo MTL, whoever you are. 

Aaaaand this might just be what happens when you blur the line between local journalism and paid PR coverage without a road map. Remember back in the day when bands could just complain about bad reviews or quotes taken out of context? Also, is there anywhere in that pay-for-play contract where event organizers can critique the quality of coverage (or ask for their money back)? Seems sort of vital. But so does a signed contract. And a dictionary. But what do we know? We’re just one tumblr full of dead bikes, dirty curbs and vape shops. 
In other news: FNoMTL will post a blurry, poorly-lit photo of your vape shop for cheap!! PM for details!!!1!!
(Posted in while and with permission– ETA The creator of this post has started a Change.org petition asking MTL Blog to stop charging artists for coverage)

Aaaaand this might just be what happens when you blur the line between local journalism and paid PR coverage without a road map. Remember back in the day when bands could just complain about bad reviews or quotes taken out of context? Also, is there anywhere in that pay-for-play contract where event organizers can critique the quality of coverage (or ask for their money back)? Seems sort of vital. But so does a signed contract. And a dictionary. But what do we know? We’re just one tumblr full of dead bikes, dirty curbs and vape shops. 

In other news: FNoMTL will post a blurry, poorly-lit photo of your vape shop for cheap!! PM for details!!!1!!

(Posted in while and with permission– ETA The creator of this post has started a Change.org petition asking MTL Blog to stop charging artists for coverage)

Things Montrealers still need spelled out to them: The knots in this tree are not mini garbage cans.
Oh to be this clean and free…
A little weekend magic.
(Thanks for the submission, thereandbackagain!)
Touch of class in the bathroom at Alexandraplatz.
Okay, who made this and put it on the ledge outside Omnivore?
Found on a lamp post by Dawson college.
Pros: decent spelling and grammar; confidence is key; probably won’t be glued to his phone on your first date.
Cons: self-proclaimed ‘good guy’ (too close to Nice Guy(TM)); didn’t shell out for colour printing; possibly just vying for a reality show (who isn’t?), ‘all that jazz.’
(Thanks for the tip, Genevieve!)