Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy 2008!

A big thank you to all Ez Sez readers around the world for such a great year in 2007!

I wish every one of you all the best for 2008.

More posts coming in the new year. Keep well bookmarked. It's always great seeing you here.

Love to all from Montreal!


Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christos!

My friend Christos Sourligas ("Elephant Shoes") has a habit of posting rather original 'Out Of Office' email auto-replies whenever he travels for work. Here's a selection of the best ones I compiled over the past few years...

-I'm on "SURVIVOR: Fiji" for the next 39 days... I have a huge crush on Jessica... Gotta run, that handsome Alex is flirting with her again!

-I'm attending the 3GSM World Congress until Feb 16. If you're there, just cry out my name in the conference hall and I'll find you...

-I will be out of the office until Dec 5th, trying out for the Greek National Men's Synchronized Swim Team. Don't worry, I don't plan on quiting my day job...

-Sorry to have missed you but I'm at home working on my Chevrolet Camaro.

-Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been?
"I've been to London to look at the queen."
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there?
"I frightened a little mouse under the chair."

-I've gone home for the afternoon to watch "Days Of Our Lives".

-I'm Helen Mirren's date for the Oscars. Isn't she amazing?!... "I'm coming, my honey bunny!" Gotta run, my Queen is calling for me...

-I've gone to Al Gore's mansion to shut off his lights...

-Off to The White House for the annual Easter egg hunt. Let's hope Cheney doesn't shoot me in the face.

-I'm on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. My latest film "Christos the Greek Firefighter: The Legend of Zeus" stars Jennifer Aniston as Aphrodite...

And last but not least:

-Merry Christos and a Happy Nguyen!

Have a great holiday week and whatever you do, stay out of the office if you can.


Sunday, December 23, 2007

In your power...

(click pic quick for juicy view)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Future Posts?

This one comes from a little list I keep called "Future Ez Sez Posts?":

Ez Sez: I believe the single most amazing thing about hemp is its VERSATILITY. It is not just its hearty taste, incomparable durability, environmental benefits, pesticide-freeness, nutritional advantages, age-old service to humankind, or its sheer coolness factor. Hemp, it has been proven, can be used in the creation of virtually anything... from food to fabric, paper to fuel, rope to plastic, and more. Use hemp widely and wildly. To happiness and hempiness, friends.

Don't be late for '08.


Friday, December 21, 2007

The 'Stuff' short

Seen this short film yet?

If not, get ready to go into holiday shopping underdrive as you reflect on where our purchases come from and where they go to.

Click HERE to watch the film.



Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday hecticness? I'm a green with you...

("Black", 2007, by Ezra Soiferman)

Yellow there,

Feeling blue?

Orange you being too hard on yourself?!

I pink so.

Purplehaps it's time for the holidays.

Sp'red the word!

White on!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pickles hit Canal D!

Good news!

My latest documentary, Posthumous Pickle Party, about Montreal's beloved, now-defunct Simcha's Grocery on St. Laurent Blvd. will be playing on Canal D, Canada's French language all-documentary broadcaster.

Sunday, December 16th, 2007 at 9pm
Thursday, December 20th, 2007 at 1pm

If you can't speak a lick of French, don't get Canal D or want to see it on your own dang schedule, not to worry!...

Co-Producer Matt Zimbel and I are now selling DVDs of the quirky 46 minute-long film which yanks you by the pickle into Simcha's crammed 40 year old shop. See how he made his famous briny wonders. See the footage Melissa Auf der Maur took of Simcha just before he died. See if his secret recipe survives...

$22 including shipping. Simply email your DVD request to: ezra at pressuredrop dot com.

The film, which played at Pop Montreal and Les Rendez-vous du ciméma Québecois, stars Montreal klezmer/hip-hop sensation Josh 'Socalled'
Dolgin, food critic Barry Lazar, sculptor Stanley Lewis, Pop Montreal's Dan Seligman and many other members of Simcha's kooky and cukey coterie.

Pick up a DVD for yourself or one to share with your 'foodie' friends!


P.S. Read the Bill Brownstein Gazette article on PPP here.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Good mood...

("Halifax Heart", 6/07, HFX)

I'm in a good mood. Not certain why, likely many reasons, but it feels nice.

Thought I'd share this fascinating description of what love is written by Woody Guthrie.

Have a great weekend, Ez Sezzers.


P.S. Regular Ez Sez readers will recognize this Woody text and the above photo from earlier posts. Ez Sez is not one to repeat items regularly but I suppose I'm too busy being in a good mood to generate anything fully original. So I'm bringing you treats from the past to escort you into the future.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What would Mozart think?

(This video gives new meaning to 'playing with your food')

A friend in Barcelona just sent me this wonderful video clip.

Ever heard of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra?

Now you have!


P.S. You'll never look at a vegetable the same again... (And if you do, you'll want to strum it.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

More snow...

(12/4/07, MTL)

A fresh pic of the Smart from this morning.

Send Rub-A535...


Monday, December 3, 2007


(12/3/07, MTL)

A fresh shot from today! It's my Smart buried under today's 30cm of snow.


Bob's still got fans...

(10/2007, MTL)

I photographed this subtle utterance out on Milton St. recently. Thought I'd share it here at Ez Sez.