you don't have to go to medical school, you can be a filmmaker.
Actually no, not if you want to be a real medical doctor writing prescriptions and all that.
But film producer Paul Pope did become an honorary doctor of letters last week at MUN's spring convocation.
That's him in the hat to your right.
Well, for some of you anyway.
ipads are being delivered across the land into the waiting hands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Which is good, because when members of seen were in New York last week, the apple cube - the flagship apple store - was all out.
It's good to see dandelions. They're covering the city. This is a good thing because it means something was growing during all the fog we had in St. John's.
Delores Burton sent seen this photo, and seen is grateful.
"I took this picture last week at one of the entrances to the back parking lot of Confederation Building. The sign recently went up. It's meant as a reminder to drivers that they are in proximity to a daycare. But taken from a different angle.... "
Thank you Delores!
Another one has come and gone, but here are some images from this weekend.
Flying the British flag in a downtown neighbourhood because it is Victoria Day
seen came across this sign the other day, thinking it was a pretty sign. A bit more of a look around came across this.
From the website:
"Ordinary Spokes is a community-oriented bicycle repair shop and cyclist resource centre.
Our repair shop opened its doors on January 1, 2010. The space is open three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). During our open hours you can come use tools to fix your bike, get advice and mechanical help from our volunteers, learn more about cycling safety, and meet other cyclists.
We are currently operating out of a residential basement. Please email us for location details.
We refurbish used bikes for (cheap) resale built with love by our volunteer mechanics. Our showroom is on Prowse Ave Ext. where we sell completed bikes by donation on the last Sunday of every month from 11am until 3pm."
St. John's city council has to wear shades ... for a CNIB promotion. But catch Don - we mean - Mayor Dennis O'Keefe's warning at the end.
Suzanne Woolridge with St. John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe, receiving his prize for cleaning up more garbage in 15 minutes than the deputy mayor of Mount Pearl, Jim Locke, during the Morning Show's 15 Minute Community Cleanup Friday, May 14, 2010. The St. John's Mayor received an "I Cleaned Up With The Morning Show" T-shirt, a Morning Show mug, and the Golden Garbage Can Award.
A prime piece of real estate in St. John's is up for sale.
The Battery and its 4.52 acres is up for an asking price of $15 million.
Here's one suggestion for development:
Here's another included in the listing:
POTENTIAL FOR A CASINO Newfoundland is one of only two Canadian provinces that does not have a provincially approved casino. If this highly interesting situation changes, the site is sufficiently large to accommodate a Class A casino and hotel. The unobstructed, elevated harbour view provides an unmatched setting for this type of development.
A large crowd was at the Marine Institute in St. John's on Sunday to honour the life and work of internationally renowned whale researcher Jon Lien.
Lots of stories, lots of laughter, lots of tears, lots of music, lots of remembering a man who made a genuine and lasting connection with everyone he met. And a reminder to take action to protect the environment.
Everyone raising a glass to honour Jon Lien.
Bill Montevecchi giving the last toast.
We had a picture a couple a weeks ago of this lot in St. John's, which had become a parking lot for used shopping carts. The shopping carts were there yesterday evening, but this morning they're gone.
Could it be the Morning Show's 15-minute Community Clean-up? Could be. But the lot is looking much tidier.
And if you're in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, apparently Mother Nature would like to remind you that summer is not here yet. 25 cms of snow is expected to begin this evening.
Every May film fans descend on the Croisette (See? seen can talk that Cannes talk) for the Cannes films festival. This year, the opening film is the premiere of a film that you likely know by now has a Newfoundland and Labrador connection.
It is, of course, Robin Hood. And the connection is, of course, that Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle is appearing in the film as Merry Man Allan A'Dayle.
If you want to know what's going on and maybe catch a glimpse, you can go to Getty Images for, of course, images, as well as other photo services such as wireimage.
Doyle has been blogging on the Great Big Sea website. seen doesn't know if he will be blogging on his experience in Cannes, but if you want to see, you can do so here:
Alan's from the road
We all know that real estate in the St. John's area is hot these days, but a couple of recent listings have made us look a bit closer.
Here's one in the Topsail beach area. And, yes, if you look closely, the asking price is 3.99 million dollars.
Here's the listing:
And then there's this one that's in town:
Robin Hood Bay in St. John's is always an interesting road trip.
These photos were taken by seen's very own Edward Burtynsky - the photographer who takes images of oil-related scenes who has a show at the Rooms - Rod Etheridge.
The time when all the city crews fan out across the city and repaint the lines that have been worn off our highways and byways ... that means all of them.
It's highly anticipated because now for a few months at least we'll know where we're supposed to be going.
Here's something that has caught the attention of our French media brethren and sistren.
A member of the local Francophone community discovered something a little odd about the French translation on the package of a food product discovered in a local store. It's made the rounds, and ended up as part of a column on the local radio station.
The loose French translation of the name of the product is - excuse seen's language - Turkish Boob Toast.
And the first ingredient is translated as Turkey - as in the country.
Walking around St. John's, you'll see these signs on - well, obviously
park benches - and other places.
It's the Grand Concourse crowd and an invitation to sign up as a walker. So what's that about?
According to the website, if you want to be one of these walkers you can:
"Explore any walk or park space, measure how far you are walking and see how to travel through the St. John's Metro area by foot. Are you a frequent walker? Want to keep a tally of how far you have walked or how many calories you have burned?"
So says Moneysense magazine.
Bay Roberts is in 179th place out of 179 in the magazine's best places to line in Canada.
Moneysense says the rating is for cities with populations larger than 10,000 based on climate, prosperity, access to healthcare, home affordability, crime rates and lifestyle.
Just so you know where others fit in: St. John's is listed 65th, Grand Falls-Windsor is 123rd and Corner Brook is 152nd.
Ottawa is Number 1.
read Moneysense's article
The juggling style of Vincent Hannon
Someone ...NOT seen ...went around and turned the computers at the federal government booth to cbc.ca/nl.