The muscles around my smile are starting to cramp.

June 15, 2011


Went for a drive with my wife and her sister to eastern Ontario. Several small towns, Picton, Trenton, Port Hope, Colberg. All of these towns have a distinctive almost living personality. But on the outskirts of these small towns is a disturbing trend. That I had first seen in big cities. Suburbs. Malls. Box stories. They all look the same. They have no flavour of the surrounding countryside. All of this homogeneity comes from the new mass culture that took birth in the United States. Ironically, the country that brags about individuality has created images of smug conformity. One could say that the only architecture similar to this Yankee sameness, is the boring and grey buildings of Stalinist Russia. I’ve gotta stop. Too much irony. The muscles around my smile are starting to cramp.

One Response to “The muscles around my smile are starting to cramp.”

  1. Yo Dave, you be busting on the States? Lol, I agree too much homogeneity here for sure.
    I hate the suburbs….a culture caught in the middle of nowhere.

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