Lou Schizas and Sue-Ann Levy Removed From Global News Radio 640 Toronto

Global News Radio 640 Toronto made a couple of on-air changes today. Both Sue-Ann Levy and Lou Schizas have been told their services are no longer required.

Although I don't agree with any of his politics, Lou has been a tremendous supporter of mine ever since he visited for episode 234 of Toronto Mike'd. He's also been a great help during these past few months as I've launched my own business. He's offered great advice, attended both Toronto Mike'd Listener Experiences, and even referred a client. I'm sorry to hear he's lost this job, but knowing Lou, he's already working on the next chapter.

With the changes at 102.1 the Edge, Q107 and GNR 640, things have been anything but dull this month at Corus Quay.


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Rick C in Oakville

Having met Lou at both your events , this is crappy for Lou and for 640 content (there isn't much anymore). I only tuned into 640 with Lou and Oakley, as he wasn't just reciting the business numbers, he genuinely had a sincere back and forth with John.
Lou needs a Podcast Mike, we know you can facilitate this! Maybe Schizas and Hainsworth, with a business focus, but some off topic conversation.

September 25, 2018 @ 10:04 PM

Rob J

Those in traditional media who are shocked! shocked! to be let go have done a great job ignoring literally every trend in their industry the last 15 years.
I'm sure those in the buggy-whip and VCR industries saw their demise coming much more clearly than today's radio and newspaper employees, many of whom seem to be blown away and stunned that shrinking budgets and audiences may mean their services are no longer needed.

September 25, 2018 @ 10:48 PM

Unique vs Nonsense

Lou was unique. Like him or not, he was genuine.

As for Sue Ann Levy. The less her nonsense is heard, the better off society will be. Maybe she can get a job being a fake Ford Nation reporter.

September 25, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

Brian Gerstein (Raptors Devotee)

I met Lou at the first Toronto Mike Listener Experience, and Lou was very gracious to talk to, even reaching out to me to join him for a cup of coffee, which I will when I make it out to his neck of the woods. Lou was unique and I enjoyed his take, and though not agreeing with him on some topics, he always had my ear and his delivery was second to none. I wish Lou the best as I am sure it will not take long for him to chart his next course.

September 25, 2018 @ 11:56 PM

Beatts

You always hate to see someone lose their job. Admittedly I haven't listened to Lou on terrestrial radio but did enjoy his appearances on Mike's podcast. I wish him nothing but the best.

As for the other person, again I wish Lou well.

September 26, 2018 @ 7:04 AM

Randy

I guess there's no money for extra content after they ruined the morning show...

September 26, 2018 @ 9:37 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Sue-Ann Levy would certainly make for an excellent fart catcher for the Doug Ford regime.
Thanks to Frank Magazine for introducing me to that great term in the 1990s!! What an
annoying, contrarian crank. And I usually enjoy the mad utterings of cranks. Not this one!!!

September 26, 2018 @ 10:24 AM

Beatts

Nice to have you back bsmntdwllr73 ! :)

September 26, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Beatts
Thanks. I will be posting an explanation for my self-imposed absence very shortly in the Open
Mikes section. Please have tissues at the ready.

September 26, 2018 @ 10:38 AM

Ben V

The less people have to hear from Sue Anne the better. Saw some of her tweets intimating that this is some ploy of liberals and the left. No Sue Anne you are a terrible human being who has being spewing vitriol for years.

@ bsmntdwllr73: she doesn't even deserve a job as a fart catcher

September 26, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Ben V
True, true, but I kinda think that those two Animal Farm rejects deserve to spend an eternity and
a half in hell with one another. They should sell tickets as Dougie tries in vain to come up with
acceptable excuses for why the Ford Family doesn't openly support Pride month!! Then, they
can try to smother each other to death with their respective Thunder Thighs!!!* (*=Vastly
underrated Ted Nugent song from 1984's very subtle Penetrator album.)

September 26, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

Ben V

Talk about thin skin she blocked me on twitter for saying good riddance. I guess the easily hurt aren't liberals she always complained about but instead the vile racist right wing witches masquerading as journalists,

September 26, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Ben V
I'm no one's idea of a beauty pageant winner unless it is an old military style
"dogfight!!!", but I wonder if all the mirrors in Sue-Ann Levy's abode kinda wish that
they could block her image from appearing?!?

September 26, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Rob J

I think I remember why I stopped commenting.

September 26, 2018 @ 11:40 AM

Anonymous

Boo Hoo Rob J

September 26, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

Rob J

I don't know any of you. No need to be 'anonymous'

September 26, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Rob J
Wasn't me!! Perhaps the comment was posted in haste and the commenter forgot to enter
their chosen name? It's happened to me plenty of times in the past.

September 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Rob J
Wasn't me!! Perhaps the comment was posted in haste and the commenter forgot to enter
their chosen name? It's happened to me plenty of times in the past.

September 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Max power

To quote one alec baldwin, " her face looks like a clenched fist". Guess she wii have more time to suck ford family balls now...

September 26, 2018 @ 2:21 PM

Rob J

@bsmntdwllr73

I assumed that 'anonymous' was too preoccupied with his next Chief Wahoo cake/Cheryl post to remember to include his handle.

September 26, 2018 @ 2:32 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Rob J
Nice deduction on your part. I guess this only goes to show that I can now also cross DETECTIVE off the quite comprehensive list of occupations I'm totally ill-equipped to handle!!

September 26, 2018 @ 2:40 PM

Rob J

@bsmntdwllr73
But you make up for it with loads of self-deprecation! Don't be too hard on yourself, man. I think I was gone while you entered the TM universe, but I do enjoy your posts, especially your incredible wealth of musical knowledge and ability to turn a phrase.

September 26, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Rob J
Thanks for the appreciating my efforts. Although I might only get a middling-grade in real life
with regards to successfully connecting with people, I'm always quite happy to learn that some of
the fine people on here occasionally enjoy my various musings.

September 26, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

Beatts

Wasn't me! I'm guilty of the odd Cheryl post. (So is Cheryl)


September 26, 2018 @ 3:42 PM

James Edgar

Sue Ann levy's Firing is No loss to radio but i will miss Lou for sure even though I too am not exactly in line with his politics.

I'm bothered by what seems to be how they were let go. Both posted ( Lou retweeted Sue ann) that they found out from social media and not the PD. That's a bullshit way to operate and it sounds pretty gutless as well.

The only time i listened to 640 in the afternoon regularly was to hear Lou so i guess I'll not be tuning in anymore. I do listen to Stafford in the morning sometimes and will still do that.

September 26, 2018 @ 3:43 PM

bsmntdwllr73

It also was't Shaggy and RikRok, for anyone else who might have been needlessly worrying about
that very dated musical quandary!!!

September 26, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Might have been that cartoon prick bastard NOT ME or one of his assorted imbecilic coterie of
prototypical shit disturbers from that timeless comic strip The Family Circus.

September 26, 2018 @ 3:59 PM

Bill Giamou

Uh oh....looks like Am 640 is going full Fibrard!

September 26, 2018 @ 6:46 PM

Axll33

Well this news brought all your Conservative haters out in the open Mike.
Sue Ann Levy is no different than columnists for the Toronto Star just an opposing viewpoint.Interesting to see some of the nasty name calling I'm sure your disappointed with your regular contributors to the comments section.

September 27, 2018 @ 2:49 AM

Axll33

Well this news brought all your Conservative haters out in the open Mike.
Sue Ann Levy is no different than columnists for the Toronto Star just an opposing viewpoint.Interesting to see some of the nasty name calling I'm sure your disappointed with your regular contributors to the comments section.

September 27, 2018 @ 2:49 AM

it's sue-ann herself

@Axll33

Nasty name calling?

Guess you haven't read Sue-Ann's Twitter posts or heard her on radio.

It's not an anti-conservative thing as we aren't seeing Lou bashing. You see people taking issue with Sue-Ann because she's petty, childish, self-aggrandizing, disingenuous and fact-selective.

September 27, 2018 @ 8:21 AM

Sad640

Wouldn't surprise me if GNR640 disappears altogether.... so many poor decisions with hosts, guests, topics etc. I sure miss the good old days... interesting and engaging topics, hosts that knew how to speak to the listeners and engage them using their own personalities to do it. In my opinion, the best hosts with the most personality, and long serving tenures have been scripted to death as newscasters for Global. I'll still stick with 640 for those hosts and hope they aren't the next in a series of poor management decisions.....

September 27, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

James Edgar

@Axll33 no not a conservative hater. Sue-Ann levy is exactly as it's sue-ann herself described. I can't read her columns and certainly can't stand listening to her. I may not always agree with Lou but he's certainly not anything Like Sue-Ann. And neither are most people outside of Fox news.

September 27, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

Inside Baseball

As Kanye said "I'mma let you finish....but". As I understand it, Levy was an Oakley contributor, for his show only, arranged years ago to promote her Sun columns. She rarely broke any major story, ignored Rob Ford's insanity, but added the conservative spice that defines his show. If she was being cut on orders from above, it would entirely rest on the individual show to say "we're not going to use you anymore". Not Corus HR, not Corus radio and certainly not the PD. Lou is an entirely different story. But Sue Ann's whinging on Twitter about having to call the PD is ridiculous. She got a cheque from Corus through Oakley but she was The Oakley Show's responsibilty to be told "Get the fuck out".

September 27, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Rob J

Another humorous aspect to this and other similar media cuts is when the ousted employee feels that somehow the world is worse off without his/her commentary. I suppose you do need some hubris to function in the media field, but give me a break that we're less as a society without your pithy and predictable opinions. (Goes for libs and cons equally).

September 27, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

Rick C in Oakville

They even took Lou out of the ads for Online Trading Academy, he probably brought the advertiser over to them.

September 27, 2018 @ 7:54 PM

Ben V

Sue Anne created the same circus she accused everyone else she disagreed with of creating. She can fade off into the sunset now. I didn't necessarily agree with Lou, but I could listen to him and whether or not our politics aligned I feel like I could have a beer with him and at the very least have an engaging chat. Sue Anne I'm sure will find a voice with Rebel media or she can backup the nazi that is Faith Goldy in her bid for mayor.

September 27, 2018 @ 8:02 PM

Oakviller

I heard Oakley wrap up the show on Tuesday night, the day that Lou and Sue got cut and he sounded PISSED!!! I was thinking something is off here. He was not pleased at all, almost wanted to go off and say something on the air but held up. He was definitely showing his displeasure right before punching the bell and signed off.

As for 640, for God sake giving Matt three hours of dry and political talk every day is too much for anyone. The morning show is ruined as well. I can't go beyond five minutes listening to Supriya. Mike deserves to be solo. Move Supriya and let her develop more. Why was she given prime spot in the morning slot with no radio experience.

September 27, 2018 @ 8:44 PM

Mr.Dee520

Sue Ann, well, she did have some good moments but I won't really miss hearing her babble on about every little thing city councel does every afternoon. About as tiring to listen to as reading another Daniel Dale "Here's 12,345 things The Orange One lied about today" article.

Other than coming off as a bit too much of a rabid far right-wing capitalist, Lou was okay to listen to and would make interesting counter-points to some of the guests the station would have on. There were a few things bordering on unprofessional though, like constantly referring to Finance Minister Bill Morneau as "Billy Porneau" in news segments, but I suppose that was part of Lou's shtick. There's a tinge of irony in that when management decided to cut some of the fat (or the already skinned carcass, in light of all the recent Corus cuts) to boost this quarter's outlook for the shareholders, it might have come as a bit of a shock to a staunch capitalist when he finds himself a victim of the very system he advocated so hard for. #HappyCapitalism.

(But Lou was certainly better than listening to Gamblin' Cam go on about how he lost his shirt at Woodbine the other day and needed to sell the horse to pay his bookie).

As for other concerns posters have brought up: the old 640 is gone. Global seems to have slowly squeezed out much of the old free-form talk/topics format and replaced it with hosts just talking about the major/minor news events of the day. If you are (or were) a "P1 listener" and had the station on most of the day, you'll notice the same topics are repeated throughout the day on each show by different hosts. On one hand this is understandable as Global is a news brand and they want to keep the "hot topics" at the forefront if they're going after the market that only listens in a few hours of the day, but the magic from before where hosts would mix in some funny, interesting or everyday topics from their lives and take calls, or making a fun topic out of oddball news bits is gone. Sticking Stafford on the read-the-news-only morning show is like using a race horse to plow fields - he does a good job, and if anyone deserved the morning spot it's him, but he's not in his element in that format just reading/discussing news with a co-host and hosting interviews/panels. And I'd echo the sentiments about listening to three hours of Matt editorializing the news (one or two hours might be more tolerable). Even though he is a competent and professional journalist, that doesn't translate well to on-air charisma.

September 27, 2018 @ 11:43 PM

frank guerrisi

I am done with 640 back to 1010.

September 28, 2018 @ 7:24 AM

Sully

Apparently, Cam 'The Raging Redhead' was gassed from the Oakley show, as well. Pretty soon, the only person Johnny will have left to chew the fat with will be his golf/Leafs/Harbor 60 buddy Ernie Eves.

September 28, 2018 @ 1:52 PM

richard of inglewood

The best talk radio station all but ruined ! i take that back is ruined...Oakley must be shaking his head and looking to get out..the bean counters at Chorus..have struck again..to what end..?..the highlight of the week monday and friday last half hour of johns show, (what am i talking about all of johns guests were entertaining even the lefties, diasagreed with them but worth listening too..its called debate) was Cam Stewart...radio gold..and when lou joined in..magic !..pure magic !..where else you going to hear conrad black and cam stewart on the same show..albeit at different times..whos next to go black...mark steyn..alex piersen...(i apologize for the spelling)...what are they replacing them with bloody infomercials ?...Big brother...or his younger...inept brother has been given the job of closing down free thought, contarian views and debate,discussion..and ultimately letting a little glimmer of entertainment into the lives of us toiling away at our daily routines..where will the axe fall next..? would that it were thine own head to fall! but alas i fear it will not be the case !

September 28, 2018 @ 8:52 PM

Jai

Contrary to the many views Sue Anne Levy was just great. I guess she was hated by the socialist because she was thorn on their side told it the way she sees it having been at city hall the socialist
club for so many years. Don't worry about Lou he is a capitalist he is in the financial world trading
I take it his 640 gig was not the only job he had. I will miss them both...but continue to read the Sun for Sun Anne..Pretty soon 640 may sound like CBC. with the talk shows coming out of Vancouver....

September 28, 2018 @ 11:26 PM

GW

@Sully
@ RIchard from Inglewood

I was just about to ask if The Raging Redhead was let go too & low & behold, he was.

Sully you are so dead-on. With all the political shit that we hear now, that last 1/2 hr with Cam & Lou was priceless, Cammy is the real deal, no strings attached & I never heard Oakley laugh like he did when Cammy rehashed some old stories from his past. They really rided (no pun intented) on his horse ownership venture. Both he & Lou took shots. Cammy was a breath of fresh air.

& loved Lou point of view. Guess AM640 don't like people who tell it like it is. Both Lou & Cam did just that.

AM640 is complete horseshit.

Nice weekend broadcast. Repeat shows from the week. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

September 29, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

Ryan C

I feel bad for Lou, I never agreed with his extreme capitalist views but he was good on the radio. Sue Ann is a different story good riddance to her. I hope Oakleys next he's well passed his best before date. His extreme right wing bias needs to go. Move Kelly Cutrara to his spot.

September 30, 2018 @ 2:34 PM

Oakviller

Extreme right wing??? Stop trolling. The guy gives voice to Liberals and NDP every panel he hosts. Can't say the same for 1010.

September 30, 2018 @ 9:07 PM

Mr.Dee520

From all the time listening to Oakley discuss topics and host panels, he's more of a center-right leaning guy. Whether that reflects his true political views or not, that's how he comes off when discussing many topics, and It serves him well as he can facilitate conversation between right and left viewpoints better, and encourage debate from both sides.

You can bet he'd have a much harder time getting left and center panelists in if he was some rabid extreme-right winger that attacks them at every turn. I for one was quite surprised when he had Kathleen Wynne on during the last election - you probably wouldn't have seen that with someone like an Alex Pierson who leans much much harder right than John and would go all attack dog on Wynne.

October 1, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Urooj Islam

"There's a tinge of irony in that when management decided to cut some of the fat (or the already skinned carcass, in light of all the recent Corus cuts) to boost this quarter's outlook for the shareholders, it might have come as a bit of a shock to a staunch capitalist when he finds himself a victim of the very system he advocated so hard for. #HappyCapitalism."

I don't disagree but, ouch. That was savage, as the kids say.

October 1, 2018 @ 1:46 PM

Stella Britton

Will miss Lou, Cam and Sue Anne. The show is not the same without them and John Oakley doesn't seem as happy as before. Whoever is responsible for this decision is an idiot. 640 sucks. Even the morning shows are horrible. The only one that's worthy of listening to is Saturday morning with Greg Carrasco. Hope he isn't the next one out.

October 2, 2018 @ 5:45 PM

Sam L

I Eagerly waited for Lou in the morning with Stafford and Oakley in the afternoon , I listen to 1010 now , Stafford n Supriya , then Jerry Agar , switch between The Rush n Oakley. Missing Lou for his witty remarks

October 3, 2018 @ 9:15 AM

BobSakamano

AM 640 has shown their hand (as if they hadn't already). When the crazy Left has no argument against the sane, logical right then they silence them. What a joke. Stafford's been silenced, now it's Oakley's turn. Next will be Alex. MSM is in it's death throws and it's sad to watch.

It's funny reading the socialist's posts here, what a bunch of whining losers.

October 3, 2018 @ 1:49 PM

Spike

I won't miss Lou or Sue-Ann. Hearing Sue-Ann call Oakley "Johnny", and listening to her boring stories about her and her partner was nauseating. Move to your condo in Florida, bye bye.
Lou was/is nothing more than a self serving, half- assed, ticker reading, blowhard. When I asked him to apologise for a misogynist remark he made to Kelly, by telling her that she was just a "fill in" when she covered for Stafford, his response was to ignore me, then block me from Twitter. I was also sick of the way he'd belittle Trudeau, all the while praising his mentor Trump. So you too Lou, move back to NY (if they'll have you) or maybe start a go fund me page to buy a horse and ride back to Calgary,( although we'd miss the horse). You got some nerve sarcastically calling your firing "Classy", this, from a no class clown? Don't let the Bit Coins hit your lard ass on the way out Lou!
To all who feel bad for Oakley, don't worry he's still got Crooked, Convicted Conrad, that he can share his subliminal right wing agenda with.
The only one who deserves good luck with his future is Cam; at least he was genuine.

October 3, 2018 @ 2:58 PM

Rob J

@Spike
Treasonous MAGA Canadians are a special type of odious.
Apparently Levy whined to The Rebel (!) that Mark Steyn was also part of Corus' censorship of the precious right-wing, when in fact he's still employed there as a commentator.

October 3, 2018 @ 4:38 PM

Spike

Hey Bob-suck-a-me-oh, maybe I could arrange a one-time-double go fund me page for you to join Lou, and Sue-Ann. I'm Sick of hearing about the ALMIGHTY Right wing nuts like you. I'm sure you're on the friggin Kavanaugh righteous ride too. What the FUCK happened to RIGHT and WRONG, as apposed to right or left? You probably don't even know what a socialist is; why? Because you listen to Oakley, and most likely Crooked Conrad. Too bad for you! Insofar as Stafford goes, he chose his own destiny; and if he's silenced, then it's on him.

October 3, 2018 @ 4:59 PM

Paul

Hey Spike, I think everyone with more than one brain cell can tell exactly what a socialist is. Maybe you should move to Cuba, Puerto Rico or possibly Venezuela and you can learn for yourself the end results of socialism. There is only one kind of socialism. It's laughable to hear people state there is any another kind of socialism.
It must me pretty frustrating for socialists and globalists to watch the entire world moving back towards a post Progressive, Nationalist valued world. It's simply humorous watching you all kick and scream to the sky showing the supposed lefts "compassion" to others, as nation after nation resoundingly moves right. Even Quebec a few nights ago. Your true colors are out in the open. Soon you all will be more irrelevant than you already are, and simply a forgotten footnote in history.

October 3, 2018 @ 6:15 PM

Anonymous

Which station did Lou go to I'll go there

October 3, 2018 @ 9:17 PM


Axll33

Poor Spike doesn't do his far left pals any favors with those nasty comments and name calling. Can we not disagree without the anger. When you talk like that you lose all credibility.Too bad there may have been some good points there.

October 3, 2018 @ 9:56 PM

Spike

Rob J, the problem with these right wing nuts is they are sooooo smart, just ask them. Canadian MAGA jackoffs are the most disgusting of them all, (are you seeing this BobSakamano)? Tell you what, all you Trump sucking Jackoffs, go, move to the US, and take Lou & Sue-Ann with you. Next to go should be Oakley.

October 4, 2018 @ 6:38 AM

Spike

Hey Paul, not sure about everyone with half a brain cell knows what socialism is, just ask all Trump supporters, they have all the answers. Insofar as me moving to Cuba, maybe you can move to the US, and God forbid you need a life saving surgery; unless you gotta a lot of dough, you either have to sell your house or you're fucked.
Axell33, don't pity me, this kid is alright. It's not about name calling, trust me, that's what Lou did best, especially when he called the poor DEAD child washed up on a beach FAKE NEWS; what an asshole! I don't have left or right pals; I've got Right and Wrong friends. Lastly to Anonymous, who cares where Lou goes; although you may wanna try Fox News. He'd fit right in, kissing Trumps ass.

October 4, 2018 @ 5:24 PM

Paul

Sure Spike,

Our system works great until you get a serious illness and by the time you get seen, evaluated, and a treatment date set up, you have gone from stage 1 to stage 4 cancer. Unless of course you know someone in the system that can fast track you, or ironically you have some money and go to the US you can then get immediate help and actually have a chance to live.

I love you leftists, you just rip on everyone, not letting facts and logic ruin a good false narrative. Maybe too much Don Lemon affects your thought processes? Geez we have the CBC here. What an amazing concept - subsidize them with $1.5 billion every year to cheer-lead for the failed liberals and occasionally borderline insane NDP then accuse every Canadian that they are either sexist, or misogynistic or racist and we should all hate ourselves because we are far too privileged. What utter nonsense. Paid for by our own work through the extortion of over taxation we have in Canada.

The child washing up on a beach of course is not fake news, however the imagery was exploited as a means to push a false guilt to promote an unsustainable mass migration to fulfill globalist objectives. The death itself was simply used as a virtual blunt force tool, as a means to an end. If you think anyone actually cared for that kid in the liberal media, your a bigger fool than you actually sound like already. That is the issue. Change the story however way it suits you, liberals always make up stories for the "greater good" to the point they believe their own BS.

Hey, just keep screaming at people, it continues to work so well at creating conservative leaning voters. You just don't get it. This elitist approach to preach and berate people into believing your nonsense is failing everywhere. You never hear anyone on the left promote good ideas for everyone then actually implement even one of them. When they make an occasional promise, its immediately broken. Its amazing that Canadians focus on Trump vs. our own toothless cowering politicians afraid of their own shadows, or our own Prime minister who''s IQ is probably slightly less than the Banjo player in Deliverance.

October 4, 2018 @ 6:42 PM

Axll

Thanks Paul I couldn't have put it better....finding those from the far left/marxists cannot tolerate those who have different opinions.These are the same people by the way who would shut down a publication like the Toronto Sun...proof is some of the comments made here in this comments section.

October 5, 2018 @ 12:31 AM

more Ford Nation dreck

re: Paul: "... or our own Prime minister who''s IQ is probably slightly less than the Banjo player in Deliverance."

What a screed of vitriol punctuated with insult.

Ford Nation conservative types continue to stew & spew their cynical, simplistic bitterness.

If today's conservative really wanted open conversation to reach mutually acceptable compromise then stop being so frigging disrespectful. Worry more about "Us" than "Me".

There's MAGAs down south who will welcome you with open arms.

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Lori

Well Lou had had his day.
In this age when we can get quotes on TV, tablets, phones and even in an elevator he continued his report as if it was 1999 and he was the only one with access to a desktop quotron.
Also to call him an 'analyst' was a stretch as he was simply a reporter.

Often Oakley asked him a question and Lou promised to get back in an hour, whereupon he would read out the results of his GOOGLE search.
Hardly providing value in 2018.

October 5, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

Spike

Response to Lori, you could've said it better! Lou was nothing more than a second rate ticker tape reader, who gave us very little, all the while promoting his Grand Puba events.

October 5, 2018 @ 7:53 PM

Spike

Response to more Ford Nation dreck. Paul says our PM has the IQ of the Deliverance movie banjo player. Hey Paul, isn't that MAGA country? BTW I love the Jewish word "dreck".

October 5, 2018 @ 8:06 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
FYI: Dreck can also be informally used as directive to your server at an old-fashioned delicatessen
when you inform them that" you don't want any of the dreck pieces of meat in your sandwich!"
Those bits and (end) pieces probably end up being tossed into the beef knishes. Still tasty regardless!!!

October 6, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

Spike

Paul,

I was diagnosed with a stage three, (the ailment is my business) the cure was available at $1,200 a day for twelve weeks. Within two weeks I was receiving treatment, and the Trillium foundation picked up the cost. If I lived in Buffalo I would not only have to sell my house, but my kids house as well to pay for it. I now give generously to Trillium. My wife, sister in law, and many friends treatments were also done quickly.
Sure, the system isn't perfect, and some fall through the cracks; but I'll take it over the US system anytime. Stop the bullshit scare tactics about wait times, if you hate it here that much then go to the US, and take Lou with you. Oh yeah, as not to feel left out, and if he can get out of his mom's basement, take Axll with you too. I hear Virginia loves good ol boys like you all, not to mention a banjo player awaits, waving his Confederate flag.

You call the kid who drowned on the beach a tool for the left, well that statement alone tells me too much about you. My family, and I have dealt with jackoff remarks like that back in the fifties. You state that I watch too much Don Lemon, gimme him over your hero Sean Hanity, or Carson Tucker any day! Now that Trump is spewing his garbage, you Jackoffs are coming out of the woodwork again. You state that my beliefs make me sound like a bigger fool than I already sound. Paul, you never heard my voice, but I can write that what you write makes you a friggin ignorant jerk.

You keep blah blah blahing about the Left and the Right, as if I care. You say that I don't get it, I'm a high school drop out, and you may hold a degree, but I'm interested in what's Right and Wrong; and I believe that guys like you are wrong. You write that a Liberal never implemented a good idea; well gimme Trudeau's legal pot over Ford's buck-a-beer anytime.
Lastly you insult our PM, without any criticism of Trump, or Trump light, aka Ford. I'd lay twenty to one on Justin against Trump, or any of his idiot sons, or Ford in a boxing match. Then we'll see who's afraid of shadows. I gotta sneaky suspicion, that you Paul are really Lou, or maybe Oakley.

October 6, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Sure wish I still had a mother's basement to live in! Sure as hell beats the grungy, bomb-sheltered relic tomb with no view that I currently call hell!!! This thread is sure as sheep exciting. Thanks for
all the continued back and forth laffs(!), folks! Keep up the good work. #Drump4HellIn2019!!

October 6, 2018 @ 1:07 PM

Anonymous

Hey bsmntdwllr73, thanks for the info, that is perfect for Paul, a bits and pieces garbage. Me, I'm more of a Niagara Procutto, and Genoa salami guy.

October 6, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Sp.., I mean, Anonymous!!
Nothing beats some grilled Genoa salami on some nice warm bread or a tasty Italian bun. When's
lunch?!?

October 6, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

Spike

Sorry bsmntdwllr73, that was me, not anonymous on that last post.

October 6, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

Spike

Hey bsmntdwllr73, I've kinda list my appetite now that this asshole Kavanaugh is on the supreme court; notice the small caps?
I remember Switers on Spadina, fantastic corn beef on rye, great sandwich, kosher pickel and all, ah but those days are gone.
But if you wanna a nice Italian sandwich, try my friends at California sandwich.
Back in '70 we'd pay $0.45 for a great veal on a bun, today it's more like eight bucks; but still worth it.

October 6, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Rich P

I always looked forward to starting and ending my day with Lou’s insight and unique view on politics and business as related to the everyday world we live in. Going to miss him .
Bad move 640 management.
I don’t know if Staf and Oak have enough gas to keep this thing on the rails .

October 6, 2018 @ 10:55 PM

Sully

Rich P: The dumbing-down of Stafford is tragic. He's stuck kibbitzing with Moon Unit, who is the single worst radio host I have ever heard. How 640 management continues to subject the few listeners they have left to her painful droning is beyond comprehension. Hopefully, they'll find something better for Mike to do before it is too late.

October 8, 2018 @ 2:58 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Friday with Stafford flying solo was a throw back to his earlier days.
Supriya is intelligent, and definitely could probably drown anyone of us in a one on one debate/discussion, but as an on air host she still needs more of a smoother delivery, other than sounding like she is reading from prepared text.
Maybe they should have partnered veteran Kelly Cutrara with Mike and let Supriya have a crack at the afternoon segment, having her own segment might work.
Agree with Rich P, the success of AM640 seems to be riding on Staffords and Oakley's shoulders.

October 8, 2018 @ 4:10 PM

EllieS

Sad for Lou but good riddance to Levy, who is nothing but a windbag.

October 9, 2018 @ 11:46 AM

Rob J

...Which makes her perfect for AM Talk-radio. She'll find another gig soon, no doubt. Can't have enough people reciting tribalistic talking-points out there.

October 9, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Perfect late period career suggestion for SA Levy: mime 'artist'. 'Nuff said!! And better yet,
the ideal theme song for any inevitable future "Her Life and Times" docudrama: "Words Get In the
Way(!)"by Gloria Estefan, 'cause she puts her foot in her mouth every time she speaks!! Obviously not
a lyrical match with regards to that song's content, but the title alone seals it as Kismet!!!

October 9, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Kathy

Spike you have a lot of time on your hands go protest somewhere.
Will miss Sue -Ann and Cam not fake laugh Lou .
Agree with Sully Mike is a whole lotta nothing with Supriya .I am sure she knows someone in management.
Oakley is the only reason to turn on 640 surprised at all the left wingers listening to him.
All the hosts on 640 are dull and boring .

October 10, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

Kathy

Spike you have a lot of time on your hands go protest somewhere.
Will miss Sue -Ann and Cam not fake laugh Lou .
Agree with Sully Mike is a whole lotta nothing with Supriya .I am sure she knows someone in management.
Oakley is the only reason to turn on 640 surprised at all the left wingers listening to him.
All the hosts on 640 are dull and boring .

October 10, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

Spike

Hey Kathy, I really don't have a lot of time on my hands to protest, did enough of that in the sixties; but I still can tell the difference between a real and phony jackoff. I agree with you that Lou is exactly what I stated, "phony laugh", phony market man, phony jackoff. I also agree that Cam was real, but that's we're it ends.
Sue-Ann needs to move to her condo in Florida, where she'd be welcomed by her MAGA wing nuts.

Mike has become a bitter crouchity man, maybe too much for poor Mike, and the shadows are closing in. Hey Mike, maybe time to sit by the fire and suck on your pipe.

If I hear one more "drilling down" or "square the circle", from Oakley, I swear I too will be smoking my pipe by the fire.

October 10, 2018 @ 3:45 PM

meslippery

Herd today "Lior Samfiru is here to talk about the legalization of marijuana at work places"
On CFRA with Bill Carrol fond here.2018 /10/12 Hour 4
http://devel.autopod.ca/chum/225/podcasts/
Hmmm.

October 13, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Anonymous

I guess the only radio commentators i now can listen to are mike oately and jerry agar
starting to get like the crap cnn provides another reason cjr.b stock is now 4.45 instead of 13.00 i wouldn't pay 3.00 for this stock

October 15, 2018 @ 4:56 PM

Zippy

Wow! I listen to 640 AM most of the day and was wondering what happened to Lui. Googling took me here.

This explains why have noticed 640 veering left recently. Yuck!

Pretty soon John won't have any guests left! Curiously, Conrad Black was touting his upcoming column on Friday (Oct 12) about Faith Goldy ... and it was never published on the Saturday. Of course, you will never hear her name uttered on this station as well as the other stations in Toronto. Very concerning!

This is disappointing and I'll miss Lui, Sue-Anne, Cam ... and maybe now Conrad (and Mark Steyn). Voices of reason, common sense and critical thinking are becoming harder to find. Sad.

October 16, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

Spike

Hey Zippy; you think Crooked Conrad Black, and Mark Steyn are voices of reason? You really need to smoke a joint; it's legal now. I'm so fucken tired of seeing posts from idiots. It's not about left or right, it's about Right or Wrong; and I gotta say you, convicted Conrad, Steyn, and Oakley with his bullshit subliminal racist remarks are on the WRONG side! Hey maybe you can hitch a ride to sunny FLA with Sue-Ann. While you're at it take that other jackoff Lou with you; the MAGA nuts will welcome you with open arms, and no teeth.

October 18, 2018 @ 6:45 PM

Phil in Whitby

I've been listening regularly to AM640 for many, many years. I was distressed as it became increasingly political and moved further and further to the right. In fact, had to quit it all together for a while during the Rob Ford trainwreck years.
I always enjoyed Lou, until he became increasingly politically strident and sarcastic. I could never stand Sue-Ann; she's nothing but a self-promoting grandstander. I say, good riddance to her, and too bad about Lou, but he brought in on himself. I wouldn't be surprised if Oakley isn't around much longer; too bad, because he's a great radio personality. Over the last year or so he's balanced out the political perspectives of his panels, probably because he was told to. But my guess is that if he had his own way, his show, and the station, would lean much further right than is permitted.
Toronto doesn't need, nor am I interested in, broadcasting that is extremely polarized and nasty.

October 19, 2018 @ 6:24 AM

John

Not going to leave my opinion here, just going to another station..... y'all get along.

October 19, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

JR

Well I don't agree with your politics either Mike but when you stick to radio you're good.

Global is ruining 640. Supriya is a monstrosity in the morning. She is clueless about everything, has a horrible broadcasting tone and naturally is a leftist. And no, we in Toronto couldn't care less about her Montreal stories or her mocking "Tim Hor-tawns". I guess Stafford wants to keep the cheques coming in so the Greatest Generation has been sent an emphatic eff you.

I miss Lou and Sue Ann for sure. 640 has gone to shite.

October 20, 2018 @ 7:02 AM

JR

"Moon Unit" Dwivedi, why didn't I think of that?

October 20, 2018 @ 7:07 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Lou Schizas appears on Toronto Mike'd later this month.

October 20, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Spike

Hey TO Mike, hopefully your chat with Schizas later this month is on Holloween; he can represent as himself, and a everyone will think that's his costume. Kinda cross between Dracula & Larry King.

October 22, 2018 @ 5:54 PM

Devinder

I just tuned in for Cam Stewart the raging red head. 30 mins of radio that I never miss and found this out.

With Lou and Sue gone too so am I - Heinrich Himmler ...ooops I mean Gerry Butts has done a wonderful job of de-platforming or intimidating all members of the media who might shed a critical eye on his wunderkid.

October 22, 2018 @ 6:46 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
The only true/ acceptable Larry King surrogates have ever been Norm Macdonald back in
the '90s on SNL and, in print, Steve Simmons' delightful Sunday Sun columns!! Sorry, but Lou Schizas
doesn't even come close. Kind of like how I fail on a daily basis in my feeble attempts at
emulating regular human behaviour!!

October 23, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Joe Bondi

I don't listen to the morning show any more after many good years.I was tuning in for Lou but now
it's a lost cause.We need a radio station that speaks the truth .

October 23, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Spike

Hey bsmntdwllr73, sorry you're correct. I was only referring to Schizas's suspenders, I should've wrote Larry King wannabe. But hey TO Mike, why not invite the angry Butch Bitch Sue-Ann along with Lou? Mike you can then have Dracula and The Wicked Witch for a great Holloween show without the expense of costumes.
bsmntdwllr73 don't knock yourself so much, you obviously got a good handle on what's happening, more than I can say about Paul, or was it Lou, or possibly Oakley.

October 23, 2018 @ 4:39 PM

Spike

Joe Bondi, you think that MAGA jerk Lou spoke with truth? Guess you also tune into Fox. As long as you feel better getting all the truth from Trump, you and your bedtime blankey will have sweet dreams. Me, well I have cold sweats nightmares when I read shit like yours.

October 23, 2018 @ 4:47 PM

Spike

Hey Devinder, I agree Cam was/is genuine. I'll never forget when Cam defended the NFL players for taking a knee, and Lou lit into him, stating, in fact demanding that Cam was wrong, and of course rib-sucking-never-late-for-a freebee Schizas was right, just ask him, just one of his many jerkoff racist remarks. The fucked up thing was that Oakley just giggled like a school girl groupie and didn't defend Cam. Cam has a heart, Lou is a fucken dickweed, and Oakley is a phony. Lou and that crazy Sue-Ann need to move to West Virginia; I hear the weather is good, and they'd fit right in. They just to make sure to bring they're sunscreen and Polygrip.

October 23, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
"BUTCH BITCH"-Nice use of alliteration!! As for whether or not I should ease off on
the frequent self-evisceration, I just calls it like I sees it, even when it comes to my own innumerable
shortcomings!!! Not that I'm short, mind you. One of my few strengths, actually, and that just comes
down to genetics, I guess!!

October 24, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Yorkster

Sue-Ann Levy is an absolute joke.

October 25, 2018 @ 6:16 PM

Spike

@bsmntdwllr73

Butch Bitch is a good fit for Sue -Ann, but I'm kinda partial to Convicted-Crooked-Conrad. Keep calling it as you sees it.

October 26, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
And we must never forget to remember(!) that bad ol' Convicted-Crooked-Conrad was also
an early booster/supporter of Frickin' Fatuous Faith Gobbledy Gook Goldy! Damn them both
to those Horrifically Hot Hellscapes of Hades!!!

October 26, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

Spike

@bsmntdwllr73

Here's another one in keeping with the theme; "Schifoso Schizas".

October 27, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
Thanks to introducing me to an Italian word that I was previously most unfamiliar with!! May I
perhaps counter with "Leisurely Lady-Lovin' Levy"? (Sorry, but I simply couldn't resist, 'cause sometimes this SHIZ! can't help but type itself!!!

October 27, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Brian

Phil In Whitby..... But I'm sure you're ok with the likes of Desmond Cole over on 1010?

Anyone right of centre has no place on radio but you can have the most radical leftists spewing their propaganda everywhere all day long.

Talk radio has become a lop sided Trump/Ford bash all along the dial and that suits you fascist leftists just fine doesn't it?

Welcome to the NPC echo chamber folks.

October 28, 2018 @ 9:10 AM

To task

@Brian ..

Both Sue-Ann & Desmond are self-promoting grand-standers. Each preaching on their soapbox from their albeit different sides of the fence. Both are too biased to be credible.

That said, taking Ford & especially Trump to task is well deserved.

October 28, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

Declan

Wow, I came upon this site attempting to find out why 640 had removed Lou. After scanning the posts, I realized I had hit upon a dark place,infested with left wing sewer rats,gnawing at the corpses of the late Lou & Sue Ann. Had not noticed Lou's departure, as I stopped listening to 640 in the a.m. since Oakley moved. Frankly, I would rather listen to Sue Ann's outlandish comments,than have to listen to Supriya Dwivedi cackling cacophony at Stafford's crappy jokes

October 30, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Walter

Spike, substituting Right and Wrong for Right and Left doesn't really help your cause. Either way, the Right remains right and the Left remains wrong.

October 30, 2018 @ 11:43 PM

Charmer

re: Declan: ".. After scanning the posts, I realized I had hit upon a dark place,infested with left wing sewer rats,gnawing at the corpses of the late Lou & Sue Ann .. "

Aren't you genuine "Earl Cowan" conservative charmer. The door is that way.

October 31, 2018 @ 1:10 AM

Spike

Walter, my ma taught me right from wrong, not Right v Left. I've called out Wynn for blowing our dough, and Harper for selling out our privacy to the US after 9/11. I voted for Rudy in order to get rid of pretty boy Sousa in South Mississauga, and I call out Schizas and Sue Ann for they're idiotic remarks, because they're Wrong. You write that my opinion is not going to help my "cause", then go on to include that the Left is always Wrong. It seems to me that you are the one with a political agenda "cause", ah, but you'll find solace in some of the other right wing comments posted.

October 31, 2018 @ 1:51 PM

Bill Lind

Sue Anne, Cam, and Lou were always full value. Oakley must be so pissed off.

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Shane Burrows

Wow, thought Lou was just on holiday, I was too. Nasty little bunch we have here. I'd spend $20 a month for Oakley, Lou, Conrad, all of the discussion panelists even Sue every now and then. Podcast. No wonder radio is going down the tubes.

November 15, 2018 @ 7:50 PM

Spike

@shane burrows,

Save your money, in fact maybe spend it on official Ontario weed. You can get this type of asshole opinions for free from Fox every day.

November 17, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

Spike

@torontomike

Hey Mike, l know you don't want to hear from me, in fact you shut down the Lousy Lou comments because of me.
You stated that that you are not Lou, nor do you represent him. Yet in your response to Lynn Foster you say that you are willing to produce a Schizas podcast, can't have it both ways Micky!
This goof (Schizas), has wished one of your followers death, and you were only been able to recite movie references. Again Mike you can't have it both ways; not unless you too are from the hard ass neighborhood like goffy Lou and his hero Trump!

November 17, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

Spike

@torontomike,

Oh yeah, forgot, I'm a Toronto boy; fuck Lou and his bullshit about being from Queens. If I'm not mistaken, the Queen's people are happy to be rid of him!

November 17, 2018 @ 5:28 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Spike

I produce podcasts for a living.

November 17, 2018 @ 5:38 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
I thought that this thread was officially dead?!? So confused now, head my hurtz!!!
P.S., quite impressed with Spike's high-tech posting skills through the use of other peoples' email
accounts. I have enough trouble posting my own comments under one personal stream!!!

November 18, 2018 @ 1:38 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@bsmntdwllr73

I closed the thread about Lou's second ep. This is a different thread.

November 18, 2018 @ 3:48 PM

Spike

@torontomike,

I know you produce podcasts, you do it well, and I've enjoyed many. The Tom Wilson broadcast was excellent.
If however you are looking for sponsorship to produce a Schizas podcast, then I'm all over it, just as I did with Oakley, and Stafford. This guy spews garbage, and as long as he's on the air, and within my earshot I'm there.

November 18, 2018 @ 7:32 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Thanks for the clarification!! P.S., maybe you should take the above gentleman up on his generous Schizas sponsorship offer. Methinks that this would subsequently lead to yours truly having a
keen rival in the number of comments posted, both in volume reached and well-measured inanity and redundancy 'achieved'!!

November 19, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Spike

@bsmntdwellr73

I'd welcome anytime. I've chastised Trudeau, Harper, Trump..., on the latter he's cut my comments from Twitter. So you see I'm not left or right on politics. A jackoff is a jackoff; something I learned from Jimmy Hendrix. That said, Schizas would be chump change; why? because he's nothing more than a blowhard, similar to his hero Donald. I'm now in my golden years, and have been through a shit load; and damnit I will call out Schizas, and his like minded assholes at every corner. Not for nothing, but I'm the furthest thing from inane or redundant; I friggin real, at least that's what my granddaughter says. We could use more of that; not to mention if it helps torontomike get more business, and because I loved the Tom Wilson interview, then I'm in. I gotta say though, if you're waiting for my sponsorship, then I need to know where I should send my nickle; it would only be a penny, but we no longer have that currency.

November 19, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Spike

@basmntdweller73

Sorry, excuse my spelling, but what'd you expect from a grade nine dropout? Jimmy should have been Jimi. So I'll leave you with another Jim quote "people are strange".

November 19, 2018 @ 4:27 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
I personally love your comments, aside from the several in which you were more than a little bit unfair to Mike and several others, and where perhaps you went a tad over the line (for some) with the personal attack back and forths! As for my prior comment about inanity and redundancy, well, I
did include myself in the same over-stuffed, cliched boat (birds of a feather and the like!). P.S.,
don't worry 'bout the spelling mistakes and all that. You have a great way with words and I find
you very colourful and entertaining. While I might use some highfalutin words from time to time and
exhibit an elan for OTT musings and ramblings, (but) I also checked out of high school early (a couple
of credits short of a diploma, but with full OAC accreditation). So I'm now 45 and living between the
margins, and all my big word usage ultimately can't score me a can of discounted dented tuna.
(Throwback hello to former Ontario conservative social services minister David Tsubouchi, circa 1995!!).

November 20, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@bsmntdwllr73

What truly irked me about Spike is that he started posting under a different name and then engaging with himself. He completely invented a Kat, who of course agreed with everything Spike said. Everyone gets one handle. I don't care if it's an anonymous handle, so long as you just have one.

November 20, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

Spike

@bsmntdwellr73

Yeah, I'm guilty about the sometime nasty comments. I get carried away, especially because I'm too passionate about the wrongs, aka Lou, Sue-Ann, Conrad.... It really isn't a knock on the host, and for that I apologise.
My Pa was an unwilling participate in Mussolini's hatred and he taught me to fight back to idiotic remarks as so not to repeat what he had to go through. You are 45, that's one year younger than my son, and he too tells me that I need to tone it down; his daughter however tells me to keep it the message going; methinks my granddaughter is smarter than my son, my lady tells me it skips a generation; and she's never wrong,
(just ask her).
You seem to be a very intelligent/interesting guy too, in fact I have to look up some of your words in the dictionary, otherwise, at times I would not have a clue as to what you writing.
Hopefully nobody, other than the "money comes first" people take what I say personally.

November 20, 2018 @ 3:52 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
Sorry 'bout my occasional use of some of those out-of-the-ordinary-words, I guess that is one
notable side effect of being an unabashed, lifelong bookworm. Might have been better served by
getting more frequent exercise and fresh air, but I'm much more comfortably (numb) settled in my
personal seclusion with my tabloids and my comic books!! P.S., your granddaughter definitely
sounds like a very clever person as does your better half!! And as for your last point, having
largely gone through my so-called adult years as borderline skint, don't think I'll be taking my
marching orders from the likes of Lou Schizas or Conrad Black anytime soonFinally, as for Ms.
Sue-Ann, the best use of her 'work' is as wrapping paper for those last few remaining old school fish
and chips outlets. Then again, not even sure that fried fish deserves to be treated in such a cruel
fashion!!!

November 20, 2018 @ 4:06 PM

Spike

@bsmntdwellr73

Don't ever apologize for your knowledge of literature, I wish I had it, plus it keeps me into Webster's book. Fresh are and exercise are overrated, I think Stephen Hawking might agree.
Yeah, seems like the girls in my life are my rocks, and I will defend them till my last breath; I think that's why I do this shit.
Don't get me going on comic books though, I was an avid collector back in the sixties. I had Spider Man #1 through 33, Daredevil #1 through 26 and many other Stan Lee, Steve Ditko originals, which I collected from Captain George, who was the chain smoking owner of Memory Lane in the old Markham St Village, (aka the now defuct Mirish Village). If I still had those, I'd be one wealthy man; but someone had to pay the rent for my pad at Rochdale, and Yorkville back then.

November 20, 2018 @ 5:37 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Spike
Lots of folks are in the same boat with regards to having parted with their comic books
before the collectors' market really exploded. At one point I had a very large collection,
but I was always more into hoarding a great volume of them over worrying what they might turn
out to be worth one day. Although I do still have a handful of now valuable titles that I merely
paid cover price for back in the day. I have a friend with an extremely valuable collection,
and part of it he had to re-purchase at a steep mark-up after having sold many of them
in the early Aughts around the time of that first Spidey flick.

As for literature, while I'm happy to have always had reading to help occupy all those
endless quiet hours, they can't and don't exactly make up for the lack of a real human
connection. Such is the plight of many introverts, not just my fellow Spectrum-ites!
And S. Hawking was reportedly quite the ladies man, hypothetically-speaking or otherwise!!!

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

bsmntdwllr73

The second sentence of the second paragraph of my previous comment should have read as "books can't and don't" instead of 'they'.

November 20, 2018 @ 6:21 PM

Spike

@torontomike

Mike, Kat is really not invented, she's the alterego of my deceased mom and two sisters, as well as my remaining sisters, wife and granddaughter, and if I could quote Willie Nelson, "to all the girls I've loved before". These are all way smarter than me women that I can humbly represent.
I never meant to decieve or offend you, but as I've stated to bsmntdwllr73, I get carried away from time to time. I wish you and yours nothing but happiness and success.

November 20, 2018 @ 7:01 PM

Spike

@bsmntdwllr73

Hey man, I think I have said this before, stop being too hard on yourself. Some of the most successful, interesting people I know are introverts, better than most friggin load mouth customers I deal with daily. The comics, well I had to let that go, or go crazy thinking what my mint collection would be worth, especially after a dealer told me that Spidy #1, in mint was worth six figures. God bless Hawkings.

November 20, 2018 @ 7:42 PM

torontoian

it's getting you cannot tell the radio stations apart anymore. instead of removing the alternate voices they show to get the audience to listen to 1010. might as well. toronto is so mickey mouse all the media are now generic. they even synchronize their broadcasts. may as well just listen to the CBC.

November 28, 2018 @ 6:45 PM

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