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Ant Man Ruined My Moment Of Twitter Glory

The red arrow points to 'Polaris2015' trending second in Canada

The red arrow points to ‘Polaris2015’ trending second in Canada

There are a couple reasons why Risky Fuel has been unusually quiet in recent weeks.

The first was because Sarah and I went to the family cottage for our annual 10-day hideout/detox/escape/reason to photograph dead fish on the beach.

The second was, upon returning to the city, diving headlong into my responsibilities as the minister of propaganda for the Polaris Music Prize and its kinda-a-big-deal 2015 Short List reveal which took place on July 16.

The 10 albums on said Short List turned out to be a mighty fine cross-section of music well worth arguing over. More important to my professional vanity, however, was how hot we were with #Polaris2015 on the socials and the medias and such.

It turns out we were very hot. As in #1 hot. Well, #1 except for one thing hot…

A fucking Ant-Man promoted tweet.

Nearly four hours after the Short List was revealed on the 16th #Polaris2015 was still holding the #2 spot (see above photo), which, when you think about it, is an amazing coup for a few Polaris peeps like myself working behind the curtain and a bunch of Polaris jurors ranting about it on Twitter. We were even smashing the Emmys in Canada.

Anyway, back to Ant Man, the third stupidest Avenger behind only Gilgamesh, a guy with a cow on his head, and Demolition Man, a sadsack composed of leftover parts from discarded Wolverine and Daredevil action figures. Basically, all my Polaris efforts got crushed underfoot from one mighty Giant Man-like stomp by the Marvel-Disney Industrial Complex and this means I’ll probably never get the professional respect I deserve for my efforts last week.

I’m not bitter, but I’m pretty sure this is the sort of thing that acts as a catalyst for people to become supervillains. So if somewhere, somehow, in the darkest reaches of the internet you start to hear whispers of a foul 01010 spirit named Twittroll, whose power is to hijack brand promo tweets with foreign language Baywatch fanclub Twitter mobs, well, it wasn’t me.



[P.S. I’m pretty sure I’m still going to go see Ant-Man.]

[P.P.S. If dorksticks like Ant-Man get movies, there should definitely be films based on way more awesome people like Alpha Flight, The Micronauts and ROM, Space Knight.]

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OVOFest 2014 Complete List Of Surprise Guests



We didn’t get to attend the 2014 edition of Drake‘s OVOfest so it was lucky for us that D-Sisive, the award-winning rapper and man whose turds OB OBrien treats as religious artifacts, live-tweeted the whole event.

To the best of our knowledge here’s what went down at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre tonight.

Sugar Ray!

Great Big Sea!

Lou Bega!

Yakov Smirnoff!

Clay Aiken And The Cast Of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Raincoat!

Puppetry Of The Penis!

Garth Brooks As Chris Gaines (holy shit, guys)!


The “I have no legs guy from KIDS”!

Motherfuckin’ Zack Attack!

Rick Moranis!

Smash Mouth! For all the all-stars…

And blammo, a true throwdown to that whole hologram guest star gimmick…

Jem And The Holograms!

Sounds like an amazing show. Sad we missed it.



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The Iron Sheik: Music Critic

The Iron Sheik

The Iron Sheik

If you’re of a certain age you’ll remember The Iron Sheik. That jabroni Hulk Hogan stole his belt. Hak! Phew!

Well, in an era that isn’t the ’80s, one of professional wrestling’s greatest villains has found a new forum… Twitter. And there’s no way Hogan’s stealing his belt there because he’s the undisputed champion of ridiculous, hilarious threatening tweets.

Mostly he spends his time making fun of Hulk Hogan, calling the Ultimate Warrior raisin dick and telling people he’s going to fuck them and make them humble old country way, but recently he’s been branching out into music. He’s tweeted about Chris Brown, Kings Of Leon, Whitney Houston and a whole host of others.

Sarah pulled together some of the best tweets for AUX TV. You can read the story by clicking here.




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