Heat Wave Open Mike

Open MikeWould it bother you if I told you this heat wave didn't really bother me? It seems a number of you hate it, but I haven't really noticed anything different except that I sweat more when I bike / walk / play ball. I just drink more water to make sure I stay hydrated.

So complain about the heat we just endured if you must, but I'm not going to join the chorus. I'll take that over those bone chilling -20° days every day of the week.


You know the drill, discuss anything you want in this space. And if you have a question, I'll drop by throughout the day to answer you.

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It only bothers me when people who claim to love it go from their air conditioned house to their air conditioned car to their air conditioned office and back again. A few summers ago, I only had AC at work and absolutely hated the heat. I'm the opposite; I'll take -30 over +30 any day.

June 22, 2012 @ 9:46 AM

Lyle Lanley


Mind: Blown

June 22, 2012 @ 9:55 AM

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I'm fine with people embedding images, but there's a new rule. No image may be wider than 560 pixels.

@Anonymous's wonderful optical illusion is 600 pixels wide and a tad too wide for this layout. Now it's going to bother me all day.

BTW, if you're wondering how to embed an image, it's code like this:

<img src="http://www.wheretheimageis.com/locationofimage.jpg" />

June 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Not Fred

What do people think of the new Humble and Fred morning show in Kingston?

Is anyone here actually from Kingston?

June 22, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Sam in Pickering

The Kingston Whig has an article about Humble and Fred today: http://www.thewhig.com/2012/06/21/making-airwaves

Sounds like they're getting some serious backlash for broadcasting out of Etobicoke. Kingston wants a morning show out of Kingston.

Before you tell me Howard Stern and John Tesh and Ryan Seacrest and all broadcast remotely, remember they're syndicated in many, many markets. Humble and Fred are just in Kingston. It's different when you're doing a Kingston only morning show from Etobicoke.

June 22, 2012 @ 10:28 AM


I don't like bloody heat-waves in excess of 35 degrees, but it's all about perspective. We could be buried in 30 cm of snow.

June 22, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

Mississauga Phil

My Father had a rule when I was growing up - You can complain about the Heat or the Cold...but not both.

@ Mike- I'm with you on this, the heat hasn't bothered me that much, we set up a slip and slide in the park of our complex, the kids all played on it for a few hours...then one of the other dad's and I went and got them all jumbo freezies. Good times and now the rain has cooled it all down.

June 22, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

David Copperfield

I still can't believe the optical illusion. Damn!

June 22, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

Ryan G

Years ago I'd occassionally go to the club Whiskey Saigon on Sunday nights for cfny/Martin Streek's live-to-air retro night. It was fabulous hearing the great alternative classics with kick ass club acoustics.

Both Whiskey and Martin are now dead, but I'm gonna venture to Velvet Underground this Sunday.

It's a chick DJ named Hanna, and I find chick DJ's sexy.
Gonna request me some Sisters of Mercy..some Smiths ...James..Charlatans UK...

Anyone ever been on a Sunday? I'd like to think a club like Velvet's not gonna spin cheese. If I hear a note of Miami Sound Machine I'm stabbing someone.

June 22, 2012 @ 2:25 PM

Dave Williams

@Phil, maybe your dada should have advised you not to light up, then you would be more like normal Canadians and complain about the weather daily.

June 22, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

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On behalf of the internet, I think we've done the "is a little pot okay" debate to death.

I'm okay with a little responsible toking. I think it's time we stop judging those who partake.

June 22, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

Dave Williams

@Mike, people who partake publically are judged in a negative way by society. That is the nature of the beast. At this stage tobacco smokers are judged in a negative way. The reason why the average Canadian is against pot smoking, is clear, it does not bebefit anyones health in a positive way, therefore it is a drain on our public healthcare costs.

June 22, 2012 @ 4:13 PM

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But I'd rather a guy unwind on a Friday night with a spliff than drinking himself in a stupor.

Like everything, smoking (talking pot here) should be done in moderation. Ideally, nobody would drink or smoke, pot or cigarettes.

But a little pot responsibly by a hard working guy doesn't bug me in the least.

June 22, 2012 @ 4:22 PM

Dave Williams

@Mike, I understand your statement, but smoke in the lungs period is a carcinogen. If a hard working person wants to smoke an illict substance, they should also waive their OHIP rights to lung related diseases that will occur. If this is done, I am sure more people would accept this choice that people make illegally.

June 22, 2012 @ 4:31 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Not going to enter the pot debate, but prefer my temperatures in the 20 to 25 C range. Everybody in my neighbourhood just buries themselves in their houses when it's this freaking hot. I ski, and until last fall, snowmobiled (sold it due to lack of time) so my real preference is about -15 C.
As for Humble and Fred, I thought it was only for the summer, until they found a new morning show? I only have time for the podcast which I am glad they have kept doing, so all the best to them.

June 22, 2012 @ 5:05 PM


I like my brewskies & ciggies - Pot not my cup of tea because you don't know what other crap is in it unless you grow it yourself. I grow tomatoes.

Draft Day in NHL - this is the most important day in Brian Burke's tenure with the Leafs. He either makes or breaks the team tonight.

My sister's nephew Josh Anderson is rated 57th overall for North Americans in this NHL draft & was a walk on with London Knights this year & made the team. Talked to her last night & scouts have called for last 2-3 weeks & projected to go 3rd round. Still 2 years of Jr. hockey left.

Here's hopin'

June 22, 2012 @ 6:03 PM


Well, hockey starts in a few months. That's good. Habs at Leafs on October 13. That's three and a half months away. I wish it was sooner. I would rather have hockey than boring baseball any day. Go Habs and go Coyotes.

June 22, 2012 @ 9:12 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@Dale, here's hoping all goes in your sisters nephew's favour on the NHL draft. http://www.click-smilies.de/schnellauswahl/ernaehrung004.gif

June 22, 2012 @ 10:54 PM


@ Dave Williams. People smoke pot, get over it.

June 23, 2012 @ 11:18 AM


Sisters nephew Josh Anderson who played for London Knights this year drafted was by Columbus at 95 overall ahead of 1 one of leading scorers for London this year.

Ryan Rupert was drafted later by the Leafs.

GM of Columbus called him just after picking him & was gracious & welcoming him to the team.

A great day - Too bad by son possibly fractured his ankle last night & spent 4 hrs. in hospital today.

June 23, 2012 @ 4:37 PM


You do not have to smoke weed. You can bake it into cookies and brownies or use a vapourizer. Why am I so hungry?

June 23, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

Blind Dave


Congrats and sympathies. Hope there's a new pro hockey player on the horizon. And sorry to hear about your son. I've done the emergency room thing with my kid, and even though it wasn't life-threatening, it's still a bummer.

@anyone who is interested

Back to hockey -- Schenn for Van Riemsdyk. Any comments?

June 23, 2012 @ 7:17 PM


@Blind Dave

Thanks for your comments.

Life is Up & Down.

Great trade for Toronto for JVR.

June 23, 2012 @ 7:31 PM


Well, my habs are going to hopefully beat the Leafs this season. That will be great. Bring on some hockey.

June 23, 2012 @ 9:18 PM

Jason Patterson

Well Dave, that's why the gov't should provie vapourizers.

June 25, 2012 @ 5:52 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Mike - Thanks...not getting into this debate with Dave W again....

June 25, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

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Without a doubt, Dave's heart is in the right place... he just wants us all to be as healthy as possible.

But at this point, Dave's got a lock on his viewpoint the way religious folks believe in god. They believe what they believe and you're not going to convince them otherwise. Any amount of weed is bad, therefore any amount of weed is unacceptable.

June 25, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

Mississauga Phil

I agree his heart is in the right place, but everytime I make a post on your blog he takes a dig at me about it...he needs to understand that I'm not some cheech and chong guy smoking up every hour of the day. I work my ass off to take care of my family and I enjoy a little puff at the end of the night.

DAVE - We need to agree to disagree on this man, you're not going to change my mind and I'm clearly not going to change yours. Unless the conversation is about this topic, please stop with your little comments.

June 25, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

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@Mississauga Phil

And if we go at every guy who enjoys a little bud now and then, who's left?

I have friends and family who partake and are also responsible parents, professionals, etc. I'll bet half this country partakes now and then.

June 25, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

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