Quick, what’s the one thing you want from Kanye West? A new, spectacular album? No. Perhaps a free concert at Nathan Phillips Square? Wrong again. If you’re being completely honest with yourself, what you really want is for Kanye West to start his own travel website. Who the hell needs Expedia anyway? Kanye’s site has everything the big boys don’t offer, like a low-resolution scan of his latest album’s artwork splashed across the top of the page, and…well that’s pretty much it for now, but that’s something, right? Of course, these days celebrity endorsements are par for the course, regardless of how ineffective they may be.
Still, we feel honour-bound to give him some props, as he has personally hand-picked (or perhaps, personally delegated the hand-picking duties to a particularly worthy associate) the “Top 20 Featured Destinations: The Best Places On Earth.” And guess who made the cut? That’s right! Niagara Falls, New York. On the bright side, Toronto was also chosen as one of the featured destinations, and most of the other cities seem like places you might want to visit. So don’t say ‘Ye never did anything for you.
Photo of Fauxreel’s billboard hack by David Topping from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Hat tip to Pitchfork.