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Chime Ev’ry Fountain

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Screen caps from the Work in Culture Job Board.


What we have here is a self-proclaimed cyborg looking for someone to sell “musical waterfountains” from a location that doesn’t exist.
And yet it’s totally legitimate.
Steve Mann = Self-proclaimed cyborg, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at U of T and—as that combination might imply—all-around eccentric inventor.
musical waterfountains = The hydraulophone, the Wikipedia article about which makes a good Wikigroaning companion to Sousaphone.
Dundas and Avenue = They do indeed mean Dundas and University.
And Ariel Garten, by the way, is likely the only ubiquitous face at Newmindspace events whose Wikipedia bio unironically refers to her in its first sentence as an “intellectual.”

Comments

  • http://null Gray

    Can you learn how to spell like a true Canadian? Center?

  • http://undefined Rachel Lissner

    OMG THIS IS JUST LIKE “WEEDS” but real.

  • http://www.nobodysbusiness.ca Johnnie Walker

    They must have really appreciated the beautiful, sculptural form of those fountains at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, huh?

  • http://null Skippy the Magical Racegoat

    Strange coincidence…I was just on the Funtain hydraulophone site yesterday. A friend of mine is working on the project and he asked me to help clean up the text. Thanks for posting this.
    Not to sound defensive, but it seems weird that this ad is getting singled out for a couple of errors?
    Johnnie Walker: Much of the appeal of the hydraulophone is tactile and acoustic — participants manipulate jets of water to play sounds. I imagine it could still be enjoyed by the visually impaired.
    Gray: Yes, the Americanized spelling of “Centre” is indeed unforgivable. By the way, we spell it “Grey.” ;)