Volume 96, Issue 2

Thursday, May 30, 2002
 
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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Hobbit falls short of Grand

Movie screens heat up

Of beer and penises

Maggie's makes dinner of dessert

The Weekend rocks sweetly

Of beer and penises

The Pub Guy

Disclaimer: Due to his toxin-lovin' nature, the Pub Guy is never fully sure of where he is. A variety of narcotics, nicotine and amber fluids flood through his system on a constant basis. While he may believe he was at a particular pub talking to the local drunks and compiling a review, he could just as easily have been at his friend Colin's apartment drinking anti-freeze and talking to a lampshade.

The pub: The Rose and Crown
Location: 580 Talbot Street

On tap: The Rose and Crown offers a wide variety of sweet, golden poisons. Their current roster includes Guinness, Strongbow, Moosehead, Boddington and Caffrey's. With taxes, an average pitcher of domestic brew sells for approximately $12. Personally, I find this relatively pricey – their pitchers seem to be of the smaller variety. This makes me angry.

The décor: The R&C is an old house that's been transformed into the local watering hole. Complete with outdoor patio, fireplace and ceiling fans, the walls of the R&C are a subdued, yet inviting red, providing a welcoming canopy for debauchery. Patrons could easily get the impression that they are in their friend's living room – however, while most people's friends would simply laugh at them if they were topless, speaking gibberish and curled up in a puddle of beer on the floor – at the R&C, they kick you out.

Bathroom graffiti: At the R&C, the available works of poetic genius include the intellectually stunning "killing's bad, saving's good" and the all-too-true "work is the curse of the drinking classes." However, the most impressive piece in the R&C bathroom is an artistic rendition of a giant penis who is coincidentally jerking-off his own smaller penis. The artist in question may not be Picasso, but I can't help but wonder if humanity is missing out on a reservoir of untapped brilliance.

Entertainment: Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the R&C is the variety of young entertainers who grace its small stage. Tucked away from the loud and intrusive madness of Richmond St., the R&C patio is also a great summer spot for conversation and good cheer.

The crowd: The antithesis of The Ceeps, the R&C tends to attract Western's eccentric and unique. Rarely will you find two individuals who walk the same walk, sing the same song or wear the same halter-top.

Pub Guy's judgment: Beer, good people, decent music – nice.


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