Best military band at baggage carousel in the Yukon airport:
Best solo played at the airport by the band's guitartist:
Most obvious thing said by a guy with big muscles about the nice exotic dancers on Flight 525 from Whitehorse to Vancouver:
"Jesus Christ. Look at that."
NB: Many exotic dancers come to Whitehorse during the Sourdough Rendezvous.
Best example of drunkness on the streets of Whitehorse:
Man walking 10 feet behind woman: "Hey, hey!"
Woman: "If you're gonna act like a drunk, I'm gonna treat you like a drunk."
Man: "Hey, hey!"
Worst endorsement of Whitehorse (uttered by a woman at the screening of RIP: A Remix Manifesto):
"I just pretend I'm somewhere else. You know, we're in Whitehorse, you do what you have to to survive."
Second worst endorsement of Whitehorse (uttered by the store clerk who sold me a letter opener made of moose antler):
"So, it's a letter opener or a weapon of self defense." (nervous laughter) "So if you get mugged, you know what to do." (stabbing motion) "It's the Yukon, you never know what can happen."
Weirdest advertisement at the Available Light Film Festival:
Telefilm Canada: "Just watch it." (You know, like Nike, except Nike dropped that line years ago.)
Best example of East European humour in an East European film screened at the Available Light Film Festival:
A character from Slepe Lasky: "We wish you a pleasant artistic experience."
"He dropped AC/DC in the middle of Black-Eyed Peas. People were blogging about it for weeks."
Best synopsis and review of Slumdog Millionaire (which did not play at the Available Light Film Festival) heard in a bar in Whitehorse:
"So this kid wins a hundred million rubbles or whatever. The movie's based on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, you know that one? You know it's funny to hear it in East Indian. But I got to tell you, it was time well spent."