Dora the Explorer 4 Post Canopy at Toys R Us


Dora Canopy

Dora the Explorer – 4 Post Canopy is on sale at Toys R Us for $79.99 $19.98. looks like a lovely gift idea. Just make sure it matches the bed specs although it most likely will. The headboard is also on sale for the same price.

Dora the Explorer – 4 Post Canopy details here

Dore the Explorer – Headboard details here


Mexx, DKNY, Enyce & Liz Claiborne Warehouse Sale


Mexx, DKNY, Enyce, Liz Claiborne Warehouse Sale

What?
Huge Savings on an unbelievable selection of the seasons HOTTEST styles from some of the biggest labels on the planet.
Save 60-90% off on everything for Men & Women.

Where?
The International Center Hall 4
6900 Airport Road (at Derry)
Mississauga, ON

When?
Wednesday October 25 – Sunday October 29
Hours:
Wednesday Opens  10am – 9pm
Thursday & Friday   11am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm


No Wonder our Perception of Beauty is Distorted – cont.

Other / Canada

mrG has a very interesting point of view on face photoshoping. Here is the comment he posted on my No Wonder our Perception of Beauty is Distorted post:

I think we maybe miss the point with these excerises. It’s like what Carl Jung said about UFO’s and how it is not nearly so interesting whether UFOs exist or not, but how tenaciously we cling to the desire to want them to be real — what I find fascinating about these photoshoppings (and I don’t believe the Lazy Canuck for a second) is the vectors the artist takes attempting to anneal the “source face” into the abstracted “perfected face” because it says something very important, psychologically, about the human perception of face features.

Consider the famous zen gardens, or the later paintings by Picasso, each of them studies into the neurocognitive reality, extracting essential details from the subject matter, enhancing and highlighting those details, arriving at not an image of stark mundane photographic exactitude, but at an image of seeing our way of seeing, of seeing vision, of seeing the mechanics of the way we humans turn the noise-laden reality of our bare senses into abstracted Platonic forms which we can readily remember and recognize.

IMHO, criticizing the photoshop artist is as lame a pasttime as criticizing the grammar of the person banging on your door to tell you your roof is on fire. You may not agree with their abstract/extraction of her ‘essential’ features, and the sane response would be to present your own abstract/perfected view of her, but to put a blanket dismissal on the practice or to turn it upside down to assert that every woman is somehow trapped in a game of trying to be her own perfected abstract self is fodder for comic books, not a viable life strategy.

Thus the woman on the right is every bit the woman on the left, in the eyes of the photoshopper, and in the eyes of all those who find they would rather stare quixotically at the right image while finding it easy to pass the other image by. Those who know that woman on the left, especially those who are close to her, and ok, maybe the lazy canuk too, they probably already see that right-side image on the right every time they look at her.

mrG, I agree that it’s not the Photoshop artist’s fault. In fact, I appreciate the artist’s breathtaking changes and creative touches. As you also mention “Those who know that woman on the left, especially those who are close to her … they probably already see that right-side image on the right every time they look at her”.

My only concern is the way these Photoshoped photos are used by beauty companies to portray the image of an “ordinary” person. Photos in magazines have caused many people to lose their self esteem. I basically think this is wonderful art that belongs to galleries and not fashion magazines. Just my point of view 🙂


Dell Canada: 10 Days of Deals – Day 6



Free Aboard Buses & Métro in Montreal (was yesterday)


Montreal Metro

On October 14, travel for free aboard STM buses and métro
and get your copy of either The Gazette, the Journal de Montréal or La Presse.

Event details here


No Wonder our Perception of Beauty is Distorted

Other / Canada

This is a video from dove’s campaign for real beauty where you see a girl get a heavy makeup and then get “fixed” in Photoshop before she’s beautiful enough for an ad.

Before

After

Watch Dove’s video here


Loblaws Flyer: $2 Pumpkin Sale – Oct. 14 & 15 only


Loblaws is having a $2 pumpkin sale on October 14 & 15 only

Happy Pumpkin


Zellers Flyer: Heinz Jarred Baby Food at Zellers


Heinz Baby FoodThanks to Defy_all_rulz for this deal

Heinz jarred baby food 10/$4 at Zellers

I think that’s a pretty good deal for baby food.Usually seen these around .57-69c.


12 free Halloween Stickers from Krispy Kreme


Krispy Kreme

Receive 12 free Halloween stickers with the purchase of any dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. You’ll also get 3 coupons.

Halloween sticker cards will be available at participating Krispy Kreme retail stores between October 2 and October 31 or while supplies last. The stickers are glow-in-the dark and come four to card. In addition, each card has a coupon for a free doughnut on the back.

yummmmmmmmmmmmy
mmmmmmm yummy

Camadian Flyer Picks: 2 Delissio Pizzas for $5.97


2 Delissio Pizzas are for $5.97 at Nofrills:

2 Delissio Pizzas for $5.97

Read the full No Frills flyer here


Sorry for the Slow Updates

Announcements

I’ve had very few posts over the last couple of days… sorry about that. I had some school work to finish and deadlines were fast approaching. Things should be back to normal this Friday.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for freebies don’t forget to visit the forum’s Freebies section which has tons of nice freebies. If you want to just chit chat with other smart canucks you can do so here.


Dell Canada: 10 Days of Deals – Day 3


Dell Canada Day 3

– Dell E197FP 19″ LCD Monitor for $259 $189
– Dell UltraSharp 1907FP 19″ LCD Monitor w/Height Adjusting Stand for $189 $249
– Dell E177FP 17″ LCD Monitor for $199 $159
– Startech USB 2.0 to VGA Dual Display Adapter for $99 $69
– Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse for $59 $29
– Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Flat Panel Desk Mount Arm for $89 $69

Click here for more info on Dell’s Day 3 of 10 Days of Deals


And the winners are…

Announcements

Hayden, Ryan, Ames, Baby J and Samantha, you’re the winners of SmartCanucks.ca Cutest Baby Contest 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS!
I’ll contact you later on as regards to the prizes.

Last but not least, as this contest comes to an end, I would like to say that all the babies in the contest are cute and I trust that you know that. The judging in this contest was based solely on the photo of the baby, not the best way to judge someone, but it was only meant to be for fun…Thanks to all the contestants and to the people who voted.

Congratulations!


UpCountry Friends and Family Furniture Sale


UpCountry

Thanks to JFreeman for this deal

UpCountry is having a Friends and Family Furniture Sale Day on Wednesday October 18, 2006. Enjoy a discount of 40% off regular retail price on everything in-store.

Upcountry Canada

Click here to open and print the coupon


Dell Canada: 10 Days of Deals – Day 2


Click here for more info on Dell’s Day 2 of 10 Days of Deals

more details later

Update:

Here are today’s deals:

– TrendNet Wireless G Advanced Pan & Tilt Internet Camera for $299 $129
– CIT300 Skype / Landline Dual-mode Internet Telephone Kit for $149 $89
– Belkin Wireless Desktop 130 for $59 $24
– Dragon Naturally Speaking Standard 9 for $99 $89
– N1 Wireless N Router for $149 $179
– D-Link 7-Port High Speed USB 2.0 Hub $49 $29

Nothing that good today except maybe for the CIT300 Skype / Landline Dual-mode Internet Telephone Kit. I’ll probably buy this Skype telephone kit for my parents. If you want to know what it does check out this CIT300 review.

Click here for more info on Dell’s Day 2 of 10 Days of Deals


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