Comment Pot Pourri

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Comments Here are recent comments left on this site you may have missed. All of these comments were left within the past month, and the first one is possibly my favourite comment of all-time.

Mike: This mix would be okay if one were 13 and going to their junior high dance. Any DJ would be fired if he tried to play this shit. You're either a huge tool or middle aged.

Suggestions:
1)Include some Justice MSTRCRFT Bloody Beetroots or anything similar in rage-i-ness.
2)Go to Hypem or read some damn music blogs.

Epic fail

~ wow, Best. Party. Playlist. Ever.

Every organized religion has the same basic bottom line: WE are right & everyone else is wrong... Duhhhh! As young children, we were all fed the same BS our parents were fed by their parents... on & on, back in time. Most people are so well indoctrinated & brain-washed that they completely fail to realize, recognize or accept that fact, rejecting even the possibility. It is this kind of sad manipulation that gets weak-minded people to fly planes into buildings. It is a very subtle form of hypnosis on a grand scale that's been going on for so many centuries that it has become invisible to all but those w/ a sane and logical mind. In nearly all cases, it is forced upon us from birth under local culture & society through chastisement & ridicule by our own friends & relatives. It uses the 'need to belong' & natural want of acceptance in an insidious way. The conclusion is very simple: Those who disagree with any of this don't even know they are sheep.

~ Don A., The Argument You Can't Win

I was the Chairman of Inner City Angels in 1983. As the Chairman I was concerned about the "Balloon Race" for the above reason and also I did not want young children knocking on stranger?s doors asking for donations. So I came up with another way to raise funds for the Inner City Angels art activities. I proposed that we publish a "Who's Who in Toronto" book. I estimated that we would raise over $250,000 for the arts. I explained to the board my concern about the "Balloon Race" and why I felt that this fund raiser would be more appropriate and not cause the concerns I had about children's safety and the environment. The board voted not to go ahead. They did not want to risk any funds on such an unknown undertaking. They were satified with the growth and funds they were getting from this Balloon event. The only Board member who supported my idea was the Toronto Star's restaurant food critic, the wonderful but alas departed Brent Thrall.

I resigned shortly thereafter and started the Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. I then took my own funds and produced in 1984 the historically acclaimed "Who's Who in Toronto: A Celebration of this City. The book was an immediate best seller raising over $250,000. The Toronto Star covered the City Hall launch on its front page. The book had 598 pages with hundreds of photos of the rich, famous and not so famous people. I even included the Inner City Angels. Today you can only find it in the reference library.

It was ironic when in 1989 the Chairman of Inner City Angels approached me for help in coming up with another fund raiser. It seemed that the city had stopped their environmental unfriendly fund raiser. Unfortunately, I could not since I was putting together the "Climb for Hope" Mount Everest Expedition to raise international awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome as I had change the charities name to better reflect the disorder that my daughter has.

Today, I am in Tianjin, China sell my patent pending Knowledge Generator software system to the Government and students of China and came across this article. Now you know some of the other sequence of events.

~ Ernest Sniedzins, Chairman, Inner City Angels Balloon Day Update

what not celine dion !

~ Anonymous, Top 100 Canadian Songs: The Definitive List

Prima is in receivership as of April 28, 2009.

Don't wait!!!!!

~ Joan, My Prima Television Nightmare

Remember when Mrs. Champ had a heart attack? The paramedics arrived, assessed her and said, " Hey Champ! Your wife has acute angina!"

Remember when the Champ and Knuckles had to sleep in bunk beds? Knuckles said, " Hey Champ, do you want the bunk above me or B'low me?"

Remember when the Champ had a carpentry job with Jack? One day the boss had to downsize, so he said, " Hey Champ! I have to lay you or Jack off!"

~ madmarc, The Champ

I will miss both Martin & Barry. They both had a unique style that you either loved or hated. Either way, you remembered them.

My biggest problem with the whole thing was how The Edge completely erased any existance of them from their website, without any words of thanks or well wishes. Especially for Martin.

I mean the guys had been there over 20 years? You gain a large following of fans with that longevity and without offering some sort of honour to such a long-time employee is insulting to Martin, as well as the Edge listeners who enjoyed listening to him.

I understand that changes like this sometimes need to be quick and dirty to minimize a backlash and to move forward more quickly, but it is a cowardice, weak and disrespectful way of doing things.

I'm not as upset that Martin and Barry are gone, it's how The Edge handled it. At the very least, allow Martin and Barry to post a farewell letter where they can say goodbye to their fans and to comment on the good times they had while at The Edge. By not doing so, The Edge management appears to be insensitive to their own listeners who connect with the talent they promote.

The Edge ties so hard to create the feeling of belonging to their radio community. So when they take someone away with out giving the audience a chance to say goodbye, it feels like you lost a family member. I know that sounds cheesy but it does. It makes me feel like the Edge doesn;t give a shit about their listeners.

Well you know what Edge, after a stunt like this, I'm starting feel like I don;t give a fuck about you anymore. Way to alienate your own listeners. Fuck you.

~ Buller, Martin Streek Out At Edge 102.1 / CFNY

"Here we are in the year"... The Edge Top 30 (May 28th, 2009) includes: Green Day (1), The Tragically Hip (5), Pearl Jam (9) Rise Against (18), Nine Inch Nails (21), Rancid (22), Depeche Mode (23), Our Lady Peace (30) -for 8 of 26 different bands, 30.7%

JackFM Top 20 (May 23rd-29th, 2009) includes: AC/DC (1), The Tragically Hip (3), Nickelback (4) (15) & (19), Green Day (5), Coldplay (8), Pearl Jam (9) U2 (16) & (20), Staind (18) -for 8 of 17 different bands, 47.1% combined 13/(26+5+8) = 13/39 = 33.33%

One is a "new music" station owned by a Shaw subsidiary; the other is a Rogers owned station with a broadcast TV video show.

~ CQ, Grunge Forever

watched them this morning discussing how archaeology was a difficult word to spell, then the girl decided to try to spell it out...she spelled it out as archeology, which is still right, but then everyone else there (ann and matt) were all impressed (after saying, "wow, well i have no idea how to spell it, but that sounds good...well done") and then went on to discuss how spelling is hard...i was forced to change the channel. I've never heard such awful banter.

~ ugh..., CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television

Thank to those of you who made comments, both good and bad...either way, it's proof that you listened and/or cared about the scene I/we were part of...

~ Martin Streek, Martin Streek Out At Edge 102.1 / CFNY

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If you guys don't like the show so much why are you still watching it? There's BT and Canada AM to choose from. Ann Rohmer and the new cast of CP24 Breakfast don't suck. What sucks is the fact that both BT and CP24 Breakfast are being produced at 299 Queen St and there is tension between the two groups. You want to blame someone? Blame Ivan Fecan.

~ Mad Hatter, CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television

I do agree that the new cast needs to go. My biggest problem is with that new guy. Not only is he quite often inappropriately dressed to be on the news, but he also speaks out of turn, often trampling over his female co-host. He speaks too much and too loudly. Moreover, his discussion pieces and responses are rather inappropriate. Don't tell me on a morning news show, you're talking about your younger sister wanting to buy a g-string! Like really? As a 'professional' I would have hoped he knew when professionalism was warranted!

Generally, I support change, but only when it's for the good. This show has not been improved upon; in fact it has lost its shine.

~ Disappointed, CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television

John, I too loved the closing themes from Sportsline. The two primary ones were: "Together in Electric Dreams Extended Mix" from the movie Electric Dreams and "The Escape" from the movie The Electric Horseman. Everytime I hear either one I see a slow-motion clip of someone jumping over the outfield fence while making a snowcone catch at Exhibition Stadium. I don't think that I'm the only one that has the same reaction. They didn't play the music as much after Hebscher left I seem to recall, I guess he took his LPs with him.

~ James, Sportsline with Mark Hebscher and Jim Tatti

This is a real sad day for Canadian music and it's cultural roots.

Excuse me, but are you on crack or something? Toronto needs an oldies station like I need a hole in my head. I'm glad that it's gone, and hopefully Bob & June Baby Boom can get off of their asses and go and buy classic rock at the record store like they used to before some asshole on Madison Avenue decided that everybody had to hear the Beatles five times a day on radio. Good riddance.

I only wish that this organization, which started in the 1980's, was still around:

For the fledgling American Association for the Advancement of Time, this may be the finest hour. Yet its members - all three of them - vow never to look back longingly on these early days since their purpose is to make nostalgia a thing of the past.

Right now they are basking in the sunlight of publicity, three men in their 20's who are sick of 60's.

There is Eugene Dillenburg, the registrar of a small college in Chicago, who unwittingly triggered the publicity by handing out humorous fliers at a performance of a theater group called the Neofuturists. There is Bruce Elliott, a Los Angeles social worker, who suspects he became the organization's president ''because I'm the only one who has met the other two.'' And there is John Kinney, a bartender in Flushing, Queens, who discovered his parents' Beatles records at the age of 12 and has been playing them ever since.

Yes, paradoxically, the anti-nostalgia trio belongs to a Beatles fan club.

Even as they listen to ''Yesterday,'' though, they speak as ''the unofficial voice of a forgotten generation'' that finds itself trapped in another generation's nostalgia, 1980's style: ''classic rock'' radio, Vietnam retro television series, tie-dyed fashions, ''The Wonder Years,'' the California Raisins dancing to ''I Heard It Through The Grapevine.''

If the 1960's generation wants to live in a warped version of its past, fine, Mr. Dillenburg said, ''but their sheer numbers are forcing me to live in their past.''

Mr. Kinney said, ''The 80's pop culture is so firmly entrenched in the 60's, that kids who would otherwise be discovering the world around them are wishing they had gone to Woodstock.'' Crushing Creativity

The reason their generation is criticized as one without a culture, they said, is that the weight of baby-boom demographics or ''the media nostalgia complex'' is crushing creativity or driving it underground.

''The boomers are a big market so advertisers want to reach them,'' Mr. Dillenburg said. ''Radio wants advertisers so they pander to the boomers. Here in Chicago we have eight or nine oldie stations, which leaves little room for what we call the 80's culture.''

What exactly is the 80's culture? Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, MTV will be among the mass memories, but not necessarily the particular memories of these three men. They can cite obscure post-punk bands and avant-garde theater groups. They are thinking of writing a primer on contemporary culture. Sudden Fame

Like this culture, they, too, have been underground. But suddenly, a week or so ago, the members of the Association for the Advancement of Time found themselves in journalism's glare. It seems one of the fliers given to the Neofuturists inspired an article in a weekly newspaper, The Chicago Reader, which touched off an Associated Press story, then a story on page 1 of USA Today. The headline read, ''Boom lowered on baby boomer 'culture.' '' Fame. It felt good. In New York, The Daily News ran an editorial accusing the group of sour grapes and speculating that what they will look back on are fax machines and oat bran. There were radio and television interviews.

What began almost as a lark had taken a serious turn, too serious in their view. But there have been comic moments such as the call from a Minnesota television station. Would one of them care to fly out for a Vietnam debate with an actor on the television series ''China Beach''?

In Los Angeles, Mr. Elliott roared. ''This was not a real Vietnam vet, but a guy who only plays a vet on TV,'' he said. ''It was beyond satire.''

Since falling into the mainstream news, they say they have received more than 200 letters. Some were of the ''You brats, how dare you?'' variety, but most were requests for information on membership, goals and programs.

As a result, the trio has been conferring at least once a day by phone (not very 80's, but their computer systems are incompatible). They are thinking of setting up an anti-nostalgists' electronic bulletin board and they already have a few goals.

One is to understand the past and put it in perspective. ''What's happening is people are remembering Woodstock and forgetting Altamont, remembering the Monkees and forgetting the women's movement,'' Mr. Kinney said.

He added that another is to keep a vision of the future, saying, ''What made the 60's a vibrant time was the idea of walking on the moon, looking forward.''

For the group's Boycott-the-Past campaign, Mr. Kinney is passing out fliers this weekend at the site of the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing, next to the Unisphere. Why?

''Well,'' Mr. Elliott said, ''they're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the '64 World's Fair, which in itself was the 25th anniversary of the '39 World's Fair. So it's the 50th anniversary of World of Tomorrow.

''But the ultimate statement is that 25, 50 years later, we're not doing anything like that. All we're doing is remembering the future as seen in the past, which is pretty weird.''

~ Anonymous, 1050 CHUM Now CP24 Radio 1050

I love music, I love this city

Then, if you truly do, you'll buy or download your favorite music instead of just expecting CTV Globemedia to keep on subsidizing a station who listeners were dying off anyway (if it were me, I would have got rid of the oldies format, and replaced it with a new music format in AM stereo, and hire the New Musical Express to run the station, playing current Canadian and British rock and roll/dance/pop.) That's what Toronto really needs.

For all it's worth, I hope that you get to save the CHUM charts, but to be brutally frank, it's time for you nostalgia addicts to join the 21st century-either that, or give up rock music and listen to something else.

As for losing a radio station, you think that you have it bad? The listeners and DJ's at CKLN radio have had their formats and shows forcibly pulled off of the air by the unelected student body at Ryerson, and that station was a 1000 times better that 1050 CHUM.

~ Neville A. Ross, CHUM Charts Plea to CTVglobemedia

I happen to like Christmas music! Its my favourite holiday and its only once a year! It helps me get into the Christmas spirit and I listen to those stations that play 100% Christmas music! GO CHRISTMAS

~ x, Holiday Music

Jason, you keep bringing it brother!

Funny thing is I don't think you're drinking or smoking too much. This is a real mental illness you have.

Get Yer OJ is becoming our own little joke and I'm loving it. Don't forget to wipe your ass front to back.

Kids need to know that.

~ Stafford, Squeeze - Tempted

Honestly, I don't understand why everyone must complain so much. The original show isn't even off the air, just on a new channel! No one is forcing you to watch the new show. Matte and Melissa may not be the best but I think you people fail to realize that things do change. If you don't like it then don't watch. Everyone doesn't have to be so rude and say they're a bunch of idiots who don't know what they're doing because that's just immature of you to say.

~ Karl Szugalew, CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television

Okay, here's the deal on H&F. I'm 25 and I probably first started listening to them when I was around 12-13. I loved them and grew up loving them. In fact if someone announced to me today that H&F were returning to the airwaves I'd probably get excited just enough to nail my wife.

But let's look objectively at what the Edge is... It is a young station aimed at YOUNG PEOPLE. Right now there are probably hordes of 12-20 yearolds loving Blundell who have never even heard of H&F or only have vague memories of them. What do H&F mean to these people? Nothing. So in 10 years, hell in 5 years when these people are buying cars, cell phones and beer (which are all major sponsors for the Edge) and H&F are pushing 50 will they still be able to relate to these kids? Does a 16 year old who is a future key demographic for the Edge really care to listen to H&F reminisce about things that happened before they were born? How much longer could H&F be successful on the Edge?

Having said that, this is not a bad thing. Everybody turns 40, everybody turns 50. To be honest I think Humble sounds great at his new gig on EZ Rock. I think, it suits him at this stage in his life a little more then the Edge does. Personally I'd love hear H&F together again on a station like Q or Jack FM, where they could still be edgy and even lament about the old days. Somebody mentioned the idea of a Classic Alternative station, wouldn't that be a much better fit for an H&F reunion? A station that focuses on the rock of the 90's lead by the two guys who dominated rock radio in the 90's?? It maybe a little niche right now but give'er another 5-10 years and I wouldn't be surprised if somebody tries it.

~ Stumpy, Martin Streek Out At Edge 102.1 / CFNY

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Being more versed in coffee, i find it astonishing how far backwards Canada is about it, but Canada seems to be in the midst of a war against quality, or perhaps it's just against individuality-- at Starbucks everyone can have a coffee tailored specifically to them, at tim hortins everyone drinks the same thing. Even 3rd world Asia has some better coffee shops. In Canada mostly all you see is Tim Hortons or Coffee time and they are no different than 7/11 or any gas station in the states, they don't even make any specialty coffee except what comes from a coffee vending machine where there is no skill on the part of the barista and where it's loaded with sugar. In the states they have these same exact machines but where you stick 75 cents in them and it drops a cup and pours the coffee. These are not real lattes/cappucinos etc, if anything they might be considered terrible mocha's. Real cappucinos and lattes do not have sugar added by default. Tim Hortins is a total abomination, but i guess they just rely on anti-americanism and herd behavior to stay in business. Great!! enjoy your mass produced gas station vending machine coffee together sheep, ill enjoy a nice grande latte for roughly the same price-- a latte that doesn't come from a machine, or taste like chocolate syrup. I guess that makes me some sort of arrogant self-centered snob because i prefer quality coffee specially tailored to my taste. So be it.

~ K, I Just Want A Coffee

Hi all,

It's me again. Thanks for your continued support and kind words which mean so much to me. I want to let you know that I'll be back on the radio beginning this weekend as the co-host of The 80s Show (alongside the terrific KCC). In one of life's strange twists, this show airs on 97.3 EZRock in Toronto and on a bunch of other Astral Media owned EZRock stations across Canada. In Toronto, check out it out on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm. I'll be on the EZRock morning show tomorrow morning to chat about this (strange, I know!). I'm excited about this show and delighted to be back on the airwaves. It's a good start as I continue to look for the right opportunity to get back to it full-time.

I'd love it if you'd give a listen and let me know what you think. You can find me on Facebook...let's keep in touch.

~ Stu Jeffries, Humble Howard Returns To Morning Radio on EZ Rock 97.3

Prima is now out of business!!!!! Their shop in Richmond is gone!! I own a Prima myself and glad the people they ripped off comes back to them. What comes around goes around!!!

~ Roy, My Prima Television Nightmare

Toronto's crime rates are falling, and given the fact that I walk in different parts of the city and feel comfortable.

He conveniently forgets that Toronto's record for homicides was set quite awhile ago (1991, about 20 years ago!). Does he remember how shitty pretty much all of Queen West was? Now it's diversified in income, and Parkdale isn't just for the mentally ill anymore. The area I grew up in today no longer sees the kind of illegal dumping it did 20 years ago, and the retail strip which was a bunch of abandoned storefronts 20 years ago is now vibrant with pedestrians commercial activity.

The smelly factories are gone as well. There are more festivals, and more tourists. We're restoring old buildings rather than knocking them down. The progress is tangible. Certain areas in the city have declined, while others have been revived. This is natural and happens in every city.

I often compare my taxes with friends and family living around Toronto and with my real estate in the US, and the rate is surprisingly comparable, except that I get more services and get to live in a more cosmopolitan place. Argie's some provincial WASP lamenting the good 'ol days. Like some reactionary, with tones of fascism in his homophobia, ambiguously insinuating that the tolerant, liberal society is someone negative.

~ Andrew Kowalski, 175 Reasons to Love Toronto

hi ed boon this is jake, i like this game so much.so i have a question, can i play this game online. if no, how much does the game cost? if no than can you give me directions on how to do it. bye

~ jake, Ed Boon's Mortal Kombat Armageddon Demo

Blinky (first version)was yellow and a dodge plymmouth was taken out to pasture and donated to the toront shrine club, and was replaced by the new white ford.

~ Paul Causton, Documenting Blinky's History

Yeah, I agree. All the new ads for the 2010 cars are coming out, and they all say "two thousand ten".

Damn, "two thousand" has lost its edge, it doesn't sound futuristic anymore. "Twenty" sounds modern and appropriate for 2010.

*sigh* those damn car companies, probably just want to make absolute sure that none of their customers were confused about "twenty-ten".

~ Patrick, Two-Thousand-and-Ten or Twenty-Ten?

Walt was like my brother. My best friend from age 3 right through school. He was a loyal friend through thick and thin. That goal "rollin rollin rollin" - that was just like his life. He kept rollin. We started watching the Stooges in kindergarden and never looked back. Mike Martin (I remember you well - you were the other guy in public school we wouldn't fight)- you nailed it. He liked to beat us at everything. He was the best at all sports. He won most of the time at board games. He even won at ramdom stuff like cards and dice games. He was a winner. His first game of organized junior peewee hockey he held the puck on a string and scored 6 easy goals. That was his last game of "junior" peewee as well. He was the first to "roof" one playing baseball at Algonquin school and to dunk on those 8 foot hoops. He loved a good time and knew what one was and a great friend to many. RIP buddy

~ Karl Szugalew, Walt Poddubny, Dead at 49

I also am looking for a jewelery image out of a 1981 or 1982 catalogue. My parents gave me a ring for my 16th birtday with a beautiful poem about my birth attached to it. The ring disappeared some years ago and I would like to find a picture of it. My mother is very ill with dimentia and I would like to bring this memory back to her if possible while I still can. Any information would be greatly appreciated as to where I could get this image.

~ Kristie, Consumers Distributing

people of Toronto revolt - the water of the Don River will flow red with blood until 1050 CHUM rises like a phoenix once again!

~ Kev, 1050 CHUM Now CP24 Radio 1050

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Hey Leafs Fans!

Come down to Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on Thursday, October 9 to celebrate the first game of the Toronto Maple Leafs 2008-09 season. There will be an outdoor, big-screen broadcast of the regular season game between the Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. A lucky fan (19 years and older) will also have the chance to win Seasons Tickets for the 2009-10 Leafs season in the Smirnoff Ice box at Air Canada Centre. The festivities start at 12 noon, so come by for your chance to win and cheer on the Leafs!

~ Laura, The Force Is Strong With This One

P.S. I just looked at their financial statements and, no surprise, learned that they are making money hand over fist. Moreover, I learned that the majority shareholder is the Pritzker family which is one of the wealthiest in the US. Penny Pritzker is a major fundraising organizer for Obama... the things you learn.

~ Malene, I Hate Ticketmaster

These turds followed me around for over a month trying to get me to sign the release. The one-eyed asshole in my studio gave me a hint at how bad it was going to be. I didn't receive a dime BTW.

I've never seen it; everybody I know has and I haven't heard one good word about it.

So, how much of it was funded by the Government of Canada? :)

~ Stafford, Let's All Hate This Documentary

Thank you so much for the picture of the gouge in the door. You have no idea how much better you just made my project. :) I've been looking for what seems like ages for a picture of it.

~ Michelle, Reznikoff Haunts

Commander Tom's hairy menagerie included Furry Bunny Creature, Mattie the Mop, Cici & Cecily & Fripple, Ogleston Moose, and "the lovable Dustmop & Flo Sweetley!

Don't forget my old personal friend "BadHead too"!

~ Thom, The Commander Tom Show

This company has scammed too many of us. Does anyone know how to start a class action law suit against Prima World Wide including Vic Wasyluk and Frank Macri? Perhaps we togethar can get some satisfaction, or at least put them out of business.

~ Pissed Off In Michigan, Don't Mess With Denyse in Qualicum Beach, BC

Hi all,

It's me, Stu. Before I say anything else, I want you all to know that your kind words and support mean the world to me. I am truly humbled (I know..weird choice of words) and I can't put into words how it feels to know I've made a connection with you all and we've never met! Thank you so very much!

My departure from EZ Rock was a business decision (NOT mine) and I have to respect that. I like Howard and Kim, don't know Rick personally but hear that he's a good man, and, of course, I love and miss Colleen each and every day. I also miss sharing stories with all of you and hope that someday soon we'll re-connect over the air again.

I'm on Facebook (just search 'Stu Jeffries'). Please, drop me a line so we can keep in touch, okay?

Thank you again for your kindness. I'm touched beyond words.

~ Stu Jeffries, Humble Howard Returns To Morning Radio on EZ Rock 97.3

A coworker hates the Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. When she is on holidays we intend to teach her a lesson and decorate her cubicle with photos of both teams.

I also want to load an mp3 of the Ok Blue Jays song onto her computer and program it so that it starts playing every time she boots up.

Can someone please send me this mp3?

And are there any Toronto Maple Leafs songs that we could do this with too? If so please send me those mp3 files too.

You can email them to acar69@hotmail.com

~ Jim, OK Blue Jays (Let's Play Ball!)

These are my favorites characters as well, but I would put Tobias as my # 1. He was is one the most underrated actors of our generation. Then Chris, then Vern, then the rest. This was absolutely my favorite show, and I saw all six years when I was 16. It is a masterpiece. Why did you pick the order of the characters that you did? RSVP.

~ Kristen L. Reed, My Favourite Characters From HBO's Oz

OPRAH ... from spending several years in Jeremiah Wright's anti-American racist church, listening to sermons like "God Damn America", and giving life time achievement awards to the likes of Louis Farrakhan ... to her newest opportunistic religious beliefs ... who could possibly take Oprah seriously? This woman's ego is soooo big, being a billionaire celebrity isn't enough, she has to start her own religion ... not to mention all the additional money she is going to make selling all those book, tapes, CD's, etc. to her poor followers. Oprah's new power hungry ambitions include efforts to replace traditional America with Obama ... and access to a President she puts into office ... to her efforts at replacing Christianity with a new religion she controls. I think it's time for America to deny Oprah access to our television sets.

~ Howard, The Cult of Oprah

Hey, Jim is such a great guy. I can't wait to show this web site to him. He will get a kick out of it. Any questions you want to ask him?

~ Sandy, Jim Clancy: An Original Jay

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I am a huge fan of Roger Rick & Marilyn since I moved to GTA 12 years ago. I think the morning show is very funny and they are very real and personable. I will definitely miss Rick Hodge and wish him all the best. I think it's amazing that they've been a winning combination for 21 or 22 years. I have tried to win Breakfast in Barbados but no luck.

The news about Rick comes just as I am trying to recover from the departure of Marilyn from Cityline. I think that she is excellent at radio and TV.

I was wondering what happened to Lauren on the morning show and I haven't heard Sarah Miller and what happened to the Sound Lounge - Corey Kimm and then Chris Biggs?

So many questions. So little time.

~ Janet, Rick Hodge Escapes Roger, Rick and Marilyn

The City of Toronto will sometimes provide a free Water Trailer to events if requested (a trailer with 10 taps providing constant free cold tap water). htotogo@toronto.ca The City has 2 of these but could build more if demand is there for this free service.

~ Mark Cooper, Questioning the One Bottle Policy

Hey Mike, you have now made my life complete!!! I remember when I would only listen to this tape and the tape from `93. You definitely should send me every song from `92 and `93 *if you have them* thnx! You rock my blue jays sox!

~ Jess, The Ballad of Tom Henke

For the circumstances, Miller is doing pretty well. There's no way to cut taxes if you need to fund transit and low income housing on top of policing and infrastructure. You could cut the perks, but it wouldn't be close to substantial in savings. Those perks were supposed to cut the risk of bribery and corruption.

It's the same old story time and time again from people who don't have a clue about what it takes to finance and run an urban municipality.

~ A.R., That's My Bush!

Alan Cross and the people who are making decisions at 102.1 the edge are greedy. They are heisting our youth before their eyes and the youth who listen dont even kow it. Since cross's arrival, or lets say within the last 4 years, they play more that twice as many commercials, and they're about as witty as 5 year olds with all the vulgarity of jailbirds....the djs can't even be funny with vulgarity!...fucking losers..the whole fucking station is re-todded!. They look for any way possible to rip off its customers. At edgefest yesterday there was a bout 1 portopottie for 50 people, they were hidden and hard to find as well. The beer section was so small, and you couldnt get in without lining up for 2 hours...a great way to avoid lawsuits!...You couldnt bring in your own umbrella, yet when it rained there was no shelter, you couldnt leave to your car for shelter and re-enter, because there was no re-entry, of course $5 for a small ice cream, the main band was late with no excuse or reason why.....i could go on and on here....Alan Cross, ReTodd, Huble, Booky....You're all fucking greedy, unwitty, and fucking pirates...you are ruining the spirit of this city to fill your own pockets, go fuck your selves, im going to keep traashing your station to everyone I know through this great thing called the internet....assholes!

~ Anonymous, Alan Cross Out As Program Director at Edge 102

Screw Brett. He retired and now he needs to deal with it. You can't go back and forth like this. I hate it when athletes retire and then they really don't retire. So many people with great records come back to tarnish their legacy. Retire with class like Wayne or Ripken. Brett is handling this like a child. Then again most athletes are children.

~ Andrew, Release The Brett

We have the same exact box, which was passed down to me from my cousin, Michael, when my brother and I were young. I now have a daughter, Harriet. We played that music box from the day she was born and it is one of the few things that comfort her, no-fail. We changed the lyrics to accommodate:

My name is Harriet
I've got a chariot
I've got a chariot
Shiny and new
I'm gonna use it
to crush some skulls
That'swhat I'm gonna do

She loves it.

~ Lara, My Name is Michael, I Got a Nickel

Nice post. I chipped in a little for the cause. Make us proud, Mike.

~ Felix, 2008 Terry Fox Run - Donate Now!

Mike: Its not working. Not sure if its my computer or your blog. I knew I should have bought a Mac.

~ Argie, How To Confuse An Idiot

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Comments I'm going to try something new this afternoon. Here are recent comments left on this site you may have missed. All of these comments were left within the past week.

I had to play this song for my grade 6 class. We were going to watch a baseball game as a school and no one in my class even heard this song before. Thanks for giving my class the opportunity to hear this song.

~ Ms Allen, OK Blue Jays (Let's Play Ball!)

Okay, why haven't I found your page sooner. Saw Saint Ralph pre-distribution at the Seattle Film Festival and have been trying to find a copy of the movie version of song ever since. If you are still sending these, I would much appreciate a copy.

~ ES Livingston, A Homemade Hallelujah!

rob ford tells it like it is...he might say stupid sh@t some times but he has a good heart and big balls...and mayor Miller is starting to look more and more like the pricipal in that movie Feris Bueller's Day off...what a jerk off

~ jack, My Last Rob Ford Quote

I'm flattered that you would include our tune on Volume 1.

Thanks,
Robbie Lane

~ Robbie Lane, Early Canadian Rock: The 60s and 70s

This was weird reading all of these frustrated people's stories regarding Prima. What they say is true. I bought a Prima 30" TV in Jan 2005 for $ 1500.00 from MDG (by the way MDG Computers was useless), since then I have recieved 2 new replacements from Prima and now I am looking for a third replacment in just over 3 years. I have placed 100's of calls into them and to get these results but expect to have to do the same again to get yet another TV replacement, but I dare them not to do so. Its really not about the money any more. I believe the former Employees story above spells the truth about this company. The senior management really doesn't care about the customer.

~ Gordon, My Prima Television Nightmare

I think there were 52-54 episodes. I went to the TVO website and found descriptions of all the episodes and then posted it on Matthew Broszkowski's website forum. I'm also the one that provided him with all the videos :).

On a side note... The show "You can do it" lyrics.

Did you ever dream about the stanley cup and scored the winning goal? You got a 100 hugs from all those lugs while your parents cheered at home. You can do it, yes, yes, Yes your friends can do it. and you can to.

or something like that.

Cheers

~ Marco, The Fables of the Green Forest

I was watching the last season of Gilmore Girls the other night and they made reference to Tokyo Police Club. Here is the script:

ZACK: I was in the frozen foods aisle when I get this call from Graham. You remember Graham.

LANE: From Vapor Rub? Yeah. We saw them play last year at the Mercury Lounge.

ZACK: Yeah, well, great news... They need a new guitarist, and they called me... They're going on a two-month tour this summer, and they want me to join them... and they're totally cool with you and the boys coming along... Just wait. When we're in Philly and D.C., we're going to be opening for Tokyo Police Club.

Just cause I know you would want to know that.......ha,ha.

~ Jill, Tokyo Police Club - Tessellate

I've been listening to Darryl for 28 years now I'm sure, and have always had a desire to see what he sees. I was wondering if there's any possibility that I could co-pilot one of his flights over the GTA, to see how he does what he does so well?

~ Russ King, Russ Holden and Darryl Dahmer

I just had this verse pop into my head out of the blue today. I hadn't thought of it in over 25 years, and even when I was young I didn't know where it originated. I googled it and found this article, and I'm glad you told of the origins. You've solved a mystery for me.

BTW, one other verse I remember goes something like this: My name is Cindy, I found a penny, I found a penny all shiny and new. I'm gonna buy me all sorts of candy, that's what I'm gonna do.

~ michigander, My Name is Michael, I Got a Nickel

Mike, you make Dr. Basrur sound like Winston Churchill during the blitz.

Yeah, she was a calming voice only for people who were completely freaked by the Toronto Sun's pictures of women in facemasks in Beijing.

SARS was and remains an event in Toronto history as overhyped and played by the politicians as the Mississauga Train derailment of 1979.

RIP Dr. Basrur but get a freaking grip on how she calmed us during a "crisis" that existed only in less than one percent of the GTA demographic.

~ Stafford, The Calming Voice During the SARS Storm

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