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by Kolby Solinsky

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If you’ve been hearing a lot about this VICE thing the past couple of years, if you’re a journalist and you’re wondering why you can’t get that coveted but often brushed-off 16-30-year-old demographic to watch your show instead, then the video above is maybe the one of their many you should watch.

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by Kolby Solinsky

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*This was originally published by the Burnaby NewsLeader

Pedro Morales makes headlines with his feet, normally, not his words or his predictions.

But the Vancouver Whitecaps’ star – originally from Chile – turned heads and caused retweets on Tuesday, when he told reporters he thought soccer would overtake hockey as the most important, most popular sport in Canada.

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by Kolby Solinsky

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By now, if you’re kind of person who’d be interested in seeing it, chances are you’ve seen it.

Because Mad Max is back. And, baby… is he ever.

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by Kolby Solinsky

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Whenever I look at another NHL team and its players – whether it’s the Chicago Blackhawks and their dance parties, or the L.A. Kings, or the Detroit Red Wings and, to some extent, the Philadelphia Flyers – I think, “Wow, are they all best friends?”

They look like they chose themselves. I feel to wander through one of their crowds for a night, to leave the hostile, jumpy confines of a hockey-mad, sadistic Canadian city, and to be a part of one of their fan bases would leave me like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris… just walking around the Twenties saying shit like, “Wow, this is UNBELIEVABLE!” and “I don’t know what it IS with this city!” over and over. And over.

But instead, when I look at the Vancouver Canucks, I just think, “Oh, are they at Thanksgiving?”

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by Kolby Solinsky

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I have seen a lot of movies. Like, way too many… and then again, I haven’t seen many, many films that everyone must consider to be the sort of epics you can’t die without sacrificing and hour or two for. Some of the films I haven’t seen, I suppose they’re the favourite films of many people. Or – even more infuriatingly – they’re the films people consider to be the one constant in their life, the thing they first saw and said, “Okay, I expect a higher standard now.”

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I sat there, semi-dumbfounded but also sorta expecting it. Because we’ve seen it before, when one team has the chance to win or, at the very least, go out with guns a’blazing, and they instead retreat. They suck back into their own end. They let the play come to them. They let the other team off the hook, and they play conservatively – maybe they’re playing for overtime, or maybe they’re playing for the shootout. They’re not really trying to win, they’re just trying to survive as long as possible.

This is understandable if you were a boxer in the 60′s and you were facing Muhammad Ali. It’s understandable if you were this year’s New York Rangers, tossed into the fire of the Stanley Cup Final against a take-your-pick-but-beware Western Conference opponent, which turned out to be the vastly superior Los Angeles Kings. It’s understandable, basically, if you have no business hoisting the trophy.

But it was inexcusable yesterday, and unacceptable for Argentina.

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The King has returned, and he’s been learning.

Not just how to win championships or how to care, but how to show people you want to win championships. How to show people you care. He’s learned PR and he’s learned how to manoeuvre atop the masses.

His first attempt was sloppy. He stuck the landing and won a couple trophies, some individual hardware, but the take-off was garbage.

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Eugenie Bouchard is refreshing. Not really for tennis, because there have been female supernovas in the sport before and there have been beautiful ones, too, like Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic.

But she’s refreshing for Canada.

It’s not just that she’s already the greatest female player in the Great White North’s tennis history. It’s that she’s just so wicked, so composed, so confident, so unapologetic and expecting of her success… she’s do damn un–Canadian.

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Eli Wallach was a familiar face. He was the sort of actor, where you knew who he was if you cared to know who he was. And if you didn’t – if you were too young to know him from his heyday or if you just didn’t give a damn for celebrities or movies in general, but watched enough of them – you still recognized him.

He was unmissable. Can you think of a higher status for an actor to achieve? At the end of my career, I want to be unmissable. Sounds like a decent goal.

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Golfers play their own game. Thieves call it ‘The Long Con’ and good things come to those who wait. Nice guys finish first, eventually. The Tortoise beat the Hare. (Kids, a hare is a rabbit.)

They’re all longer, cliched ways of meaning once thing, and that one thing is the most important thing right now for Willie Desjardins and for the Vancouver Canucks…

Patience.

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