The Final Post


September 15th, 2009 by D.J.

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Well folks, that’s it. The Screw You Recession blog is over. Donezo. Finito.

I can’t believe it has been three months; the summer just flew by. And now the recession is dead. Without engaging in too much hyperbole, I think it is safe to say that this very blog is what drove the final nail in the coffin of the recession. With our humour and extremely high level of intellect, we quite simply outsmarted and out-funnied the recession.

The bigwigs running the financial markets took notice that those crazy kids writing the Virgin blog had the recession firmly by the testicles. And when they realized it, they pretty much gave everyone their jobs back. And everyone who had lost money received a reimbursement cheque in the mail. I am pretty sure that’s what transpired.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read our posts and watch our videos. We all had a blast creating content. I hope you had a good chuckle from time to time and that you learned some stuff along the way.

A big thank you goes out to Virgin Mobile for bring us on board. Winning the contest to become Virgin’s summer intern totally changed my summer and dare I say my life as well? Another shout out goes to the rest of the crew. It was an amazing experience working with all of the contributors on this blog, except for George.

I kid, I kid.

If you want more DJ in your life, add me on Twitter and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’ve also just started a blog that will chronicle my experience as I try to make it big in the comedy world. If you want to check it out, that would be awesome.

Once again, thanks to all of you who read the Screw You Recession blog this summer. It was an absolute blast.

Keep on keepin’ on,

DJ

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You Can Help Turn DJ Into a VJ


September 11th, 2009 by D.J.

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With this magical blog coming to an end this Tuesday, I’ve been wondering what the hell I’m going to do with myself.  Sure, I do stand-up comedy and also spend at least two hours a day helping old women cross the street, but that still leaves a lot of free time.

Then I went over to the MuchMusic website and found their VJ Search 2.0. There was no question about it:  I need to be the next MuchMusic VJ.  It’s a job I’ve wanted since I was a kid. I made an audition tape to be a VJ when I was seventeen. I never sent it in because I realized I didn’t yet have the experience or qualifications.  In short, my video sucked. Hard.

But now I am older, wiser, and funnier (I hope).  It is time for me to show MuchMusic what I can do.  If you like what I’ve done on the blog, go check out my audition page and let MuchMusic know how hot and cool you think I am.  If you don’t like what I’ve done, go leave nasty comments on my YouTube video. Go ahead. Let off a little steam.

DJ the VJ“. It just feels so right, doesn’t it?  And just like my Dad told me before I went on my first date, “If it feels right, do it.”

Thanks friends!

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The End Is The Beginning Is The End


September 15th, 2009 by George

My Myspace page...in another part of the galaxy

My Myspace page...in another part of the galaxy

In a cab; screaming down the road like a black and orange missile. No bang, or shattering glass, or dust falling from the brickwork.  A blog fades  just like a star whose twinkling existence is ignorant to most, but whose light offers a welcome illumination in the darkness. But there are other stars and new ones are always being born and some just grow so large that they swallow whole solar systems. This is what I think about everytime a good thing comes to an end…but does it ever really end? I like to think not. Particles–that’s what it’s all about. Atoms shift and take on new forms; things inhabit other existences, other realms, but they never truly fade. It’s too late for them once they become memories; etched in our minds. “Hey, you were the guy that did such-and-such”; “Yes”, I’ll say, “and now I’m doing such-and-such”. It never ends. How can it?

Follow me on my other page if you feel so inclined. But you never know, I may just pop into existence in the solar system that is Virgin once again. It was good knowing you.

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Goodbye For Now


September 15th, 2009 by Melissa

The Bank of Canada is telling us that the recession is over. So that means congratulations are in order: we have officially screwed the recession, Canada!

I think that you should all give yourselves a nice hearty pat on the back. And then give one to whoever is sitting beside you. Unless you are on the bus or in a lecture, because that might seem weird.

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Since I am all about saving, I am going to continue on that trend and save myself sometime and cut to the point: goodbye, dear friends.

I leave with you with my favourite Hollywood goodbye moment to date. Thank you, Mr. Willis.

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It’s The Final Countdown–The Best Of SYR


September 15th, 2009 by Romi

In light of our departure, we thought we’d give you time to read/watch some of the posts that you may have missed. Although our work here is technically done, there is still much to benefit from the site. Recession or no recession, managing your finances and not spending money frivolously are important skills to have so use this blog as a resource for an economical self-transformation.

I’ve rounded up the troops to give you our personal faves from the blog. It’s your chance to play catch-up.

But first, a musical interlude:


Here’s what your lovely blogger pals think you should check out before we check out: (more…)

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I’m Sorry {Your Name Here}


September 15th, 2009 by Thaddeus

This is not going to be easy for me.

This is not going to be easy for me.

I’m writing you this because I think our relationship has run its course. I also really need more space, I don’t like feeling like an elephant in a telephone booth. I hope you understand. I don’t know how to break it to you, but I had to find something else. You know what they say: out with the old, in with the new! The wise Righteous Brothers wrote a song called “You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.” You might want to listen to it a few times, because I’ve lost that loving feeling.

Sometimes you need to take things a bit slower, and just have fun. Unfortunately, this relationship is becoming too serious for my tastes. It’s not you, it’s me (and the recession ending). Really. It may be a typical line, but it’s true: we just aren’t meant for each other. I may love you, but I’m definitely not in love with you. You’re gonna have to learn to accept that. I’m not sure whether we can see each other again, or if I will blog in the future but, for now at least, I definitely need my own space. I think you get the idea: this relationship is over.

Wish it could have worked out, but please leave me one last comment below to remember you by. The people here who wrote this for me really captured what I was feeling. I mean every word.

Just kidding, but seriously.

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Final Words


September 14th, 2009 by Lucas

I won't really miss you though. But goodbye.

I won't really miss you though. But goodbye.

Bonjour…or Salut?

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and your favourite writer is logging in his last post. Romi is putting together a best of SYR for tomorrow, so today I’m gonna give you my best lessons from my (our) favourite posts and projects as you guys start getting through September. (more…)

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(The Final) Things To Look Forward To


September 14th, 2009 by Romi

Hmmm...I wonder what this post is about

Fortunately, the recession is lifting; unfortunately, that eliminates the need for Screw You Recession. That is definitely not something to look forward to this week but the show must go on!

I’ve helped you fill your schedules with cheap awesomeness all summer long but now it’s your turn to do the searching. Look back to TTLFT 6 for a guide to finding really cool happenings nationwide all on your lonesome.

I love you too much to leave you empty handed so here are some super duper fall guides to keep you busy over the next little while (more…)

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What Have We Learned For The Future?


September 14th, 2009 by Thaddeus

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Well now that you fully understand that the recession is over, now what do you do? Well, unlike those of you who hated the recession because you had no job, I had a particular job speaking about the recession. So guess what? Recession is over and I must move on. Yes tomorrow will be my, as well as the others, last post. On the bright side, we have learned so much from the recession and it is time to dust ourselves off, take a nice shower (now that you can afford hot water) and move on with our lives. We have learned some great lessons that we can take with us for the future of mankind to build a greater society and a greater world…. or at least buy those expensive pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for four months. Articlesbase.com has an article giving some lessons and tips on what to do from now on, so when I leave you, you will still be able to survive.

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Room For Improvement


September 11th, 2009 by Romi

Last week I talked about GOOD’s Harmony Ecosystem chart and its efforts to better the world on a micro and macro scale. It turns out GOOD is not the only organization concerned with putting global concerns into perspective.

The NewScientist site features Blueprint For A Better World. The Blueprint begs the question “Are we getting better or worse?” and seeks to answer it through a series of charts representing different global issues over time. Each chart includes a thumbs up or a thumbs down symbol indicating whether or not a situation has improved internationally.

Looking at the big picture, it seems as though quality of life is improving even in developing countries. (more…)

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