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market nihilism.

I just got back from a wonderful weekend in Red Deer and Calgary. I would just like to give a big shout out to my family who made it to my cousin’s wedding on Saturday – it was great to see you all!

Everytime I head off to Calgary, I’m blown away at how fast that city is growing. It’s crazy.

Other than the suburbs, it seems that Calgary may be growing “up” as well. EnCana has announced that they will be building the Bow Tower, which is not only massive, but will block out most of the Calgary Tower… (here are the before and after shots…). Following this announcement, it seems like we have a “my johnson is bigger than your johnson” competition going on between EnCana and Imperial Oil, who also want to build a big town in Calgary…

And to end the post on a relative theme, I leave you with this…

Nihilist: We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your chonson.
The Dude: Excuse me?
Nihilist: I said
[shouting]
Nihilist: “We’ll cut off your johnson”!
Nihilist: Just you think about that, Lebowski.
Nihilist: Yeah, your wiggly penis, Lebowski.
Nihilist: Yeah and maybe we stomp on it and squoosh it, Lebowski.

Though it’s really not fair to compare The Dude to EnCana or Imperial Oil, I can’t help but remember the pictures of all those tarped-up half-built office towers in downtown Calgary following the last oil bust and economic recession in Alberta the 1980’s.

I guess the economy is a nihilist.

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