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IMHO

Rush is a very overrated band. I know this is sacrilige in this country, but they are.

The hall of fame can keep them!

October 12, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

Argie

Boos for the federal government in keeping Pastor Terry Jones out of Canada. While many may disagree with him he has no criminal record and has never incited violence against any group.

Canadians like to think we have all of these freedoms with our vaunted Charter of Rights but in reality, we still don't have freedom of speech. I wonder what Pierre Turduea would think.

October 12, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

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@Argie

We're not nearly as free as we're told we are and many believe we are, this is definitely true.

Clearly he was kept out because of the violence they feared would follow him. They had the right to exercise NIMBYism and they chose to exercise that right.

Oh... and although I agree with you, I believe the man's name was spelled Trudeau.

October 12, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

Argie

You got me on my spelling error - mind you I was right about the first syllable of his name ('Turd').

Oh, and just who would react in violence? Surely not followers of the "religion of peace"?

October 12, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

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@Argie

Are we even allowed to be talking about this? I think I'll sit this one out...

October 12, 2012 @ 10:58 AM

Rosie

The Canadian Gaming Association launched this website the other day: www.torontocasinofacts.ca

I'm so conflicted about this type of casino development in Toronto. I know there are lots of jobs to be had, but I dislike gambling. I think part of it is because my uncle was a blackjack dealer for years in Niagara Falls and the stories he would tell me just broke my heart. Awful sad stuff. This site shows laughing happy people presumably enjoying a night out but the reality is casinos make a lot of money off people gambling on credit on a Tuesday morning.

Should I just get over this? I think my problem is I really do not find gambling entertaining. When we went to Vegas, the most I could manage was the penny/nickel slots. I think I've always worked too hard for the money I earn to enjoy gambling it away.

October 12, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

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@Rosie

The saddest places you'll ever visit are casinos with the slot machines. I lost $40 at Casino Niagara about 13 years ago and I've never felt compelled to return. Way too sad...

I think you need to get over it. There are a thousand stories of heartbreak every day in the naked city, and the gambling addicts spending their government cheques are just one of them.

I choose not to gamble b/c it's not fun for me. I see you do the same. That's really all we can do.

October 12, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

Declan

Let me understand this correctly. Certain people of the Muslim faith will kill you if you speak poorly of their prophet Muhammad and Canada is supposed to be a free country?

Freedom of speech, unless you trash Muhammad, in which case you might just die.

This is truly sad.

October 12, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

Sammy

@Declan

Bingo... you hit the nail on the head.

"Freedom of speech, unless you trash Muhammad, in which case you might just die."

I can make fun of jesus all I want and never worry about dying.

October 12, 2012 @ 11:28 AM


Argie

Despite what we've seen around the world I really don't believe muslims in Canada would go all jihadi if Jones were to speak in here. As such, I don't think its the possibility of violence that scared our govt, rather it was possibility that some groups might think our federal govt is full of anti-muslim bigots. Its all about cowardice on the part of Harper and his cronies.

God, he's really disappointing me as PM.

October 12, 2012 @ 11:44 AM

Mississauga Phil

That cartoon is hilarious (because it's true)

I'm with Mike...totally sitting out this one...

On an unrealted subject...

Rosie- Did the veggie applesauce work with your little guy??

October 12, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

CQ

@ muhammad (cartoon)
In real life, the girl with a school book is shot down, not amusingly shirked at with fear.

October 12, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

Irvine

@Rosie

I have past experience in a technology security capacity with casinos and, as such, have spent some time in and around that industry. Strangely, I've never actually gambled. While it's easy to deride the casino industry as "evil", the industry does go to great lengths to expel those who are problem gamblers. Government gaming departments have a "DO NOT ALLOW" list of problem gamblers. Those are people with known problems and individuals can request they be put on this list. This list is made available to casinos.

Casino survelliance is, to say the least, fucking phenomenal. The security systems in casinos are quite thorough. The ability to do facial recognition exists. In fact their cameras are so powerful they can read the name on your drivers license or your bank card number. They can read the text messages on your phone by focusing on the screen. The technology behind this system is just awesome. My experience is that casino's make a concerted effort to minimize problem gamblers & to ban them from their premises. In the many industries I've worked in, the casino industry is one of the most secure and "hardened" I've experienced. Not only that, but seeing a cash counting machine that can rip through a million bucks in bills in a few minutes is SSSSLICK.

I don't have an issue with the gambling industry. That said, I do find the claims about "jobs" a bit far fetched. Yes, it's true that the gambling industry does create jobs, but many of those jobs are low paying, dead end jobs without much of a future. Claiming the industry creates all these jobs is like claiming the gas station business creates all types of work too. It's a "keyword" designed to appease the public, but in my opinion, it's pretty weak. In fact, it's really just "shill".

That said, I have personally seen people literally carried out of the casino after exhausting every last nickel they had. As a guy that has listened the horrors of addicts & street walkers first hand (and had trouble sleeping some nights), I will say that gambling addiction IS a serious addiction. In fact, gambling addiction parallels addiction to crack or meth. Not only does the addiction strip you and your family of all your money, addicts often resort to theft, robbery & extortion to acquire funds to continue their addiction. It's always assumed that the dude that puts the gun to your head at the bank machine needs $$$ for drugs. He may very well need it for the slot machine.

If we are going to profit off gambling, we also need to be responsible enough to recognize there WILL be an underbelly & we need to commit funds to it. I believe we should have the right to gamble & just as I believe the government should be in the business of selling crack & meth. But a portion of the profits should be committed to "fixing" people with problems.

October 12, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

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@muhammad

That cartoon reminds me of this quote from Brother Mouzone on The Wire. NSFW due to language.

By the way, Brother Mouzone was my least favourite character on The Wire, the greatest show in the history of television.

October 12, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Argie

Great scene. I've really got to start watching this show.

October 12, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

Elba

Confession time: I decided not to watch the rest of The Wire. Instead, I read all of the episode summaries online. The final series scene sounds great, but I think I'll have to pass on watching the series.

I'm going to turn my attention to Mad Men now.

October 12, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

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@Elba

Sincerely shocked...

October 12, 2012 @ 12:58 PM

Rosie

@Mississauga Phil- THE VEGGIE APPLESAUCE WORKED SO WELL! He likes so few things and it is so hard to get him to eat anything, but he likes applesauce and did not detect any veggies in it. I had to go to three grocery stores to find it though, apparently No Frills considers it a frill ;) This was truly such a helpful suggestion, thank you so much.

@Irvine the jobs are low-paying and dead-end. My uncle only went to work in a casino after his business went under in the economic downturn in the early 90s. I'm sure he was grateful to find work as he struggled for awhile, but the years spent at the casino were dark and difficult for him. He also said the security was unbelievably advanced- the "eye in the sky" didn't miss a thing- but it was just as much to keep an eye on the dealers as it was to keep an eye on problem gamblers. The gambling addictions he saw- men losing everything and then some, then returning determined to get it back and just losing more, were soul-crushing. It spurred him on to further his education and he now runs a successful business again, but it was eye-opening. I think I do just have to get over it, but it does annoy me how it is being marketed as a fun family outing.

October 12, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

Lorne

@Rosie: I automatically assume any site that has "facts" in the URL has none in the site itself.

Much in the same way I feel that a "conversation" shouldn't be codeword for "give all your marketing data to a faceless entity through a heavily filtered corporation-approved medium". Seriously, think about it next time an ad says "join the conversation on our Facebook page".

October 12, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

Lorne

@Rosie: For your reasons, amongst many other, I don't think Toronto needs a casino. I'm not opposed to casinos in general, but building on in the downtown core? It's a losing move, no matter which way you look at it.

And on the "sad" front, look at any casino parking lot. In the Great Blue Heron, there multiple signs that basically say "Do not leave children unattended in your car". And you know those signs are there because it's happened many times.

October 12, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

Sam In Scarb

I really,really miss the Canadian Tire couple.Yes many of their ads were very "corny"
But they were truly Canadian Just like Tim Horton's & Molson Canadian..Any one else miss them??

October 12, 2012 @ 2:56 PM


Sam In Scarb

@Toronto Mike...so many Saturday mornings up north used to do a Triathlon every weekend...Beer Store,Tim Horton's & Canadian Tire..

October 12, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

Corey

@ "Irvine"

So sure you have past experience in a technology security capacity, troll. We're supposed to believe anything a made up persona writes? Get back to your homework, kid.

"You do realize that "Irvine" is a persona right? I developed it solely to taunt & torture super opinionated people online." Irvine, September 15

October 12, 2012 @ 4:04 PM

519 Rob

Christine Sinclair received a 4 game suspension from FIFA for her Olympic Outburst.
Crazy!
http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=407262

October 12, 2012 @ 4:40 PM

519 Rob

@IMHO - What can I do to convince you that Rush are, in fact, the greatest band EVER?

October 12, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

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@519 Rob

That's bullshit... the Sincliar news, not the Rush comment.

I watched that match from the airport on my way to Amsterdam the first time and still can't believe what I saw.

Bullshit!

October 12, 2012 @ 4:44 PM

Ryan G

This might be the first year in my entire adult life I don't go to a halloween party of some kind.

See, everyone's growin' up and squeezin out puppies and use said puppies as an excuse to become old and boring.

So very sad.

So that 120 bucks i spent on the Hazmat suit and gas mask for my Walter White costume (Breaking Bad) is wasted, unless i actually start cookin some meth or something.

Last year i went to a retro halloween party at the cne grounds - it was terrible retro though. Like pointer sisters terrible. And, Halloween has become the new new year's eve. I live in cabbagetown and it took me 2 hours getting from the cne back home after, and that's after walking 45 minutes cuz there weren't any cabs.

Go Habs.

That is all.

October 12, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

Irvine

Ya noticed that Rosie agreed with what I said as it reflected what her Dad experienced while working at a casino.

Hey u didnt mail me recently did u? Did u want to email me?

October 12, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

Cheryl

Curling this weekend. My trainer lost the first game 7 to 1. His team lost. This sucks. Oh well, still lots of the spiel left. I don't like Rush. They are overrated. bob Seger is a million times better than Rush. Best rock singers are Bob Seger and John Mellencamp. Go Habs is right. End the stupid lockout so I can have some hockey.

October 12, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

Ken U. Barrett

@Ryan G another Cheryl
I hate baseball,grocery gateway
love the Habs.Was at the CNE this summer ..seen all kinds of pay phones there..Put a quarter in your sock..try to remember where it is and next time CALL an EFFIN CAB..hope you were alone (for your own sake) cause if you were with someone(not a cousin) they would clearly think you were a WHOLE!

October 12, 2012 @ 5:03 PM

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@Cheryl

Who is the better musician in your opinion, John Cougar Mellencamp or John Lennon?

October 12, 2012 @ 5:06 PM

Seymore Hyni

@Cheryl...ahh tell tour trainer to sit down have a cheese sandwich & a juice box ,take a deep breath and carry on..lookin' for his games on the net'

October 12, 2012 @ 5:09 PM

CQ

@ Ryan G (16:46)
The Pointer Sisters were a great singing group! Bananarama - now that's terrible retro.

October 12, 2012 @ 5:31 PM

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@CQ

Cruel Summer wasn't bad...

Or maybe I dug it because I was nine.

October 12, 2012 @ 5:33 PM

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I just revisited Cruel Summer by Bananarama. It is in fact a fun song:

October 12, 2012 @ 5:35 PM

Lyle Lanley

I actually prefer Bananarama to Pointer Sisters but don't really like either.

October 12, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

Ryan G

@Ken..u..whatever

Calling a cab was, as the Borg say, futile.

@CQ/ TO mike
I dug bananasaxamaphonarama cuz cfny played 'em and i had a gigantic crush on one of 'em. Same with The Bangles lead singer..Susanna Hoffs maybe was her name?..In the videos she'd move her eyes side to side just to tease us teenage boys. From the first time i saw her do that i knew she had to be mine, which explains my brief prison stint.

October 12, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

J9

Interesting comment - Brother Mouzone being a least favourite character. That is a tough call. I like the Brother (soft spoken and menacing).

Herc actually might be my least favourite character. Maybe. Maybe.

October 12, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

andrew

GO LEAFS GO
NHL a joke!!!!

October 12, 2012 @ 8:51 PM

Lorne

Mike: Have you seen any of the new Google Street View walkthroughs for Toronto? They have High Park, The Toronto Zoo, and St. Lawrence Market, and more, I'm sure.

October 12, 2012 @ 8:53 PM

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@J9

Brother Mouzone was a cool character, but in my opinion, he was the most "Hollywood". He was the most contrived... artificial. He didn't fit.

Herc was a dolt, but I didn't mind the character. Didn't love him, but he did ask that kid where he bought the sideways hat.

October 12, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

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I'd just like to say that these baseball playoffs have been awesome and I'm so glad Washington lost tonight.

October 13, 2012 @ 12:27 AM

Anonymous

Liked baseball as a kid but lost interest in 1994 when they had the strike. I was an Expos fan, and it looked like they were gonna win it that year which would've been cool. Still would've been kinda cool to see the Nationals move on though.

October 13, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

Cheryl

Go to this web site, www.ontariocurlingtour.com. You'rl find my trainer's team there, Team Prebble. They have a crack at it today at 10:15. If they lose, they're out. The ghuy who plays second is my trainer. John Mellencamp is better than John Lennon hands down. Grocery Gateway was okay this week. They brought everything. I just need them to be consistent.

October 13, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

Irvine


@All. I love the bias on this forum against Muslims. The ills of society are not due to Islam. They're do to all major, organized religion & that includes Christianity.

People should be granted the right to practice whatever religion they want & do it publicly. But, no rule or law should be made based on anything religious. No public funds should be any school system based on any mythical God. If we can base a school system on "God" we should also be able to base one on the tooth fairy.

The only remnants of religion that should remain are Easter and Christmas. I'd argue that neither holiday is actually religious, especially Christmas. In fact, Christmas is as far from the word of Jesus as those who practice religion are.

And we could just turn a blind eye to violence against Christians. We could treat them like we treated blacks, Jews & gays. Imagine it!. The thud of a wood bat on the skull of some Christian in an alley. The taunts and screams of "where's your fucking God now you "Christian". We could persecute them. When they call for an apartment we could ask "are you Christian" and when they say "yes I am" we could say "sorry, the place is rented".

Then, after 40-50 years of brutality the Christian people would rise up. They would band together and it would happen at "Godwall". Tired of being arrested & harassed they would fight back

Then those same Christians would organized "God Week". On the final day it would come to a close with a huge parade. Many would write stuff like "Maybe we should have an atheist parade". Others would claim the Christians were perverted freaks. Some homeless guy in a toga and sandals who walks around with 12 buddies & is closely associated with a prostitute. FREAKS. Look at them marching with a "CROSS" around their neck. That's obscene.

And of course when the mayor of the city says that he can't make the Godweek Parade because he's going to the cottage, all those Christians will say "not a problem Mr Ford, enjoy your weekend".

October 13, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

Irvine

I have one last question, perhaps someone could answer it.

How come it's OK to base the laws of society on some "God" (when no proof exists of such). Yet, when the topic of Global Warming comes up no change can be made because there is "no proof" it exists.

October 13, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

headsup

@Cheryl

Who writes more prolific songs and more profound lyrics: Bob Dylan or Bob Seger?

October 13, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

Blind Dave

@headsup

The list of lyrical genius is endless, though my favourites would be Al Stewart, They Might Be Giants, Beautiful South (thanks, Mike!), Squeeze, and Fountains Of Wayne.

@misc

I've caught one inning of baseball so far, which is too bad as it looks like the beginning of an excellent playoffs. I just wish the bloody Yanks weren't in it year after year.

@Toronto Mike

I'd have taken you up on those Argo tickets if I still lived in the area. I saw a handful of games over my 15 years in T.O. and always enjoyed the games.

@Irvine (and the religious argument)

My wife is spiritual, but not religious, though she talks to God. I am spiritual and do not talk to God. Why? Because God isn't going to live your life for you. You need to do it yourself. Anything said/done in the name of God is a HUGE warning sign for me.

Remember The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy?...

"I refuse to prove I exist", says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

"But", says man, "the babel fish is a dead giveaway. It proves you exist, so therefore, you don't! QED"

"Oh dear", says God, "I'd never thought of that!", and promptly vanished in a puff of logic.


Lets face it. The world has gone to ratshit but at least there are still a few bright spots left. I'm well into the second half of my life, so for me it's no big deal. But my daughter has recently brought her own little girl into the world. I just hope the little one has something to look forward to.

October 13, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

Irvine

Blind Dave

When it comes to the issue of religion & such, I have varying opinions. For instance, there is a woman in Vancouver who runs Jenn's Kitchen. She is a former survival sex trade worker in Vancouver's Downtown East Side. She heads out at night to hand out sandwiches to street walkers, addicts, etc. She is a religious person. She dedicates her life to helping others after having experienced a darker side of life.

On the flip side, we have our very own Argie. Argie has, on numerous occasions, shown he's a bigot towards blacks, natives, Muslims, blah blah blah. He hates unions, but he's stated he is a member of a union. I guess he's unable to quit his job because he usually espouses the merits of the "free market" when making decisions. If you hate unions so much, why do you work for one? Surely it's not about the salary, benefits or security, IS IT?

Now let's queue up the usual suspects who will come in here guns blazing at what a fucking asshole I am. We all know it's not what I said, it's that I said it. Example

Irvine: Hitler was a fucking fascist and deserved to have a tank run over his head

Corey: Fuck you Irvine you lying persona scumbag. Your a fucking asshole and you should move out of your Mom's basement and get a job.

Irvine: I propose we feed all the hungry children in the world

Dave Williams: Fuck you Irvine you BC pot head (ignoring I don't smoke week). Why don't you get a job and move out of your Mom's basement.

Irvine: I think Pearl Jam sucks & the Jays suck too

Cheryl: Who cares about baseball. I don't care about baseball. I love the Habs. I hate grocery gateway. They suck. Irvine sucks too. But my trainer doesn't. He is a curler. Here, let me post his personal information on this blog without expressly asking his permission to do so. Oh and where's my drink gone anyway.


October 13, 2012 @ 3:22 PM

Blind Dave

@Irvine

Great response. I'll focus on the first paragraph but leave the personal battles alone. You are much better qualified for that than I am! :) I suppose if you wanted to test the guns blazing theory, you could have a bit more fun with it. Pick an Open Mike, one as Irvine and one as someone else, and argue with yourself. Both posters offer thoughtful opinions that will garner a response but won't logically stir the pot drastically in one direction. And then we can see if the debate is equal or lop-sided when the others join in.

Or maybe you've already done that? :)

But onto your first paragraph...

There are indeed many worthy God-fearing people out there who do a world of good. I didn't focus on that side and your example of the Vancouver lady is spot on.

But she doesn't hide behind a mask or have ulterior motives. She is genuine and caring, and wants to give back to those who have been through the same personal hell as she has. That's awesome.

My issue is with people who use their religious beliefs as a motive to discriminate or to do harm to others, all in the name of God. I have no issue with those who use religion internally to find peace and understanding in their world.

October 13, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

Rick C in Oakville

I am not a religious person, never attending church, etc. through my life. I do believe the 10 commandments are a good set of guidelines though to live your life by. Growing up I had both Catholic and Protestant family members ( I am from a mix of Scottish/Irish/English background), that essentially despised the other family members strictly because of their religion. Fortunately for me my parents moved away from their family to Toronto in the 50's and shed their religious upbringing. It always takes about 2 generations for new immigrants to assimilate and shed some of the religious baggage which was brought from their home country. My kids have 2nd Gen East Indian, and Asian friends that are probably more Canadian than me in their actions. Playing Hockey, camping watching local professional sports etc. they have embraced the fabric of Canadian life.

October 13, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@Mike, just read your "Lunch with Humble and Fred from Aug 2011. LMFAO, at my comment it would have to be streamed. I like the Podcast so much I invested in an Ipod, learned the ropes of downloading the content, and even bought an FM adaptor to play it on my ancient radio in the 99 CRV I drive on weekends. Between all the podcasts being produced @ H&F with Wixen and company, (and yours truly) I have very rarely listened to real radio in the past year. Only when I have run out of Podcast content have I switched over. Looking forward to the Nut Hut Shit Show reunion in a month, quite excited actually to see the guys since the Christmas show at Gretsky's last year.

October 13, 2012 @ 6:13 PM

Cheryl

My Trainer won this morning. His team is still in it. He plays again tonight. He'll win. Hopefully they win the whole spiel. There's a chance.

Well, bob Seger bisbetter than Bob Dylan. Bob Seger writes his own stuff and it's great stuff.

October 13, 2012 @ 6:31 PM

Irvine

@Blind Dave

I think Jesus at least likes me. He'd at least hire me to lock down his router. #CCIE

I think all people should read the bible and the Qu'ran. They might then have better ideas of what each religion preaches. Personally I think the Bible is much more violent than the Qu'ran especially the old testament. The Qu'ran isn't a bad read but it's a bit boring (but less so than any CISCO book on router protocols).

I downloaded a free copy months ago on my iPad. Since doing so I find a brown van often tails me in traffic. Perhaps it's just a coincidence.

October 13, 2012 @ 6:33 PM

andrew

@ mike

I'd love you to have Cheryl on 1 of your podcasts, especially during the World Series.

October 13, 2012 @ 7:11 PM

Rosie

@Lorne, oh it's so true, and the fact they even created such a glossy "fact" website to help the city swallow the prospect of a casino just annoys me to no end. "Fact" #4 particularly raised my ire: "Toronto deserves an iconic property that will appeal to Torontonians who want a fun night out." Oh, thank you Canadian Gaming Association, we were all just moping about the streets waiting for you to build us a casino so we have something inspired to do. Blech.

Ok... I need your help everyone. I'm dressing my little guy up like a striking NHL player for Halloween. (I dressed him up like an NHL player last year, and the one good thing about this strike is that I can reuse the same costume and look clever not lazy LOL.) I want to make him a little picket sign to carry, but I don't know what it should say. I was thinking something like "Will Skate For Crackers" or something like that (he's 2 and really loves crackers) but does anyone have any funnier suggestions? Thank you :)

October 13, 2012 @ 9:55 PM

Cheryl

My trainer's team won his last two games. He's three and two so far this weekend so he's in the playoffs today. I hope he wins it all. Podcast? I don't want to be on any podcast unless I get paid for it. I mean I hate baseball. I don't know what to say about that junk. Anyway, no thanks to joining. I won't. As for that little kid, have the sign say, end the silly lockout. We want hockey.

October 14, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

Liz

Fake Cheryl - where are you? You're sorely needed. Looking forward to your contribution. The other one? One trick-less pony.

Saw Affleck's 'Argo' yesterday and all I can say is, "Wow!" Spellbinding. Get thee to a movie theatre! You won't be disappointed. And, the fact that it's based on a true story really adds to the adrenalin rush. It's particularly well-shot.

@Rick C - looking forward to meeting you at the Nut Hut Shit Show in November. You're a sensible guy and sensible people are in short supply at times.

With our son heading off to a university next fall, we're spending a lot of time checking schools out. It's quite an onerous experience. Back in the day when we went to university, I'm sure we didn't expend this kind of energy or time on the selection process - hell, maybe we should have. I would have ended up at a better school.

Here's to a great Sunday ahead - enjoy it, everyone.

October 14, 2012 @ 8:19 AM

Blind Dave

@Rosie

It's a bit wordy but, "I can't feed my family on $5M a year!!!"

October 14, 2012 @ 1:31 PM

Not Fake Cheryl

I changed my mind. I'll come on your podcast if you deliver my groceries for me. But you better bring everything. I won't come on your podcast if you don't bring everything. I hope you're not as bad as grocery gateway. And you better not wear your Leafs jersey. I hate the Leafs. And baseball.

October 14, 2012 @ 1:50 PM

Cheryl

My trainer won the quarter final, but lost the semifinal. Oh well, he had a good crack at it.

Anyway, I honestly hate baseball. It's boring. I won't go on your podcast, no way, not unless you pay me. Anyway, the hockey lockout sucks big time and it's so stupid. I miss my Habs and my Coyotes.

October 14, 2012 @ 6:02 PM

Rosie

@Blind Dave hahaha THAT IS PERFECT I will make it fit!

October 14, 2012 @ 6:51 PM

Argie

If anyone wants to see the transcript of a nervous breakdown, just give a read of Irvine's post. Sad,really.

October 14, 2012 @ 10:32 PM

Fake Cheryl

@Liz

I wouldn't waste my time watching a movie like that. I don't like stupid football so I would never watch Ben Affleck's 'Argo.' The greatest movie of all time is 'The Hockey Sweater.'
Go Habs.

October 15, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Cheryl--Okay, Music is one of the few things that will really set me off--on what planet is John Mellencamp better than John Lennon???

Lennon wrote some of the most iconic songs in modern history, and forever changed the face of music

Mellencamp is a punchline in a number of 80's music jokes.

I defend a lot of what you say on here, no matter how silly, but this is too much...that's like saying the woman who wrote the comic strip Cathy is better than picaso or davinci...

Please defend this absurd viewpoint....

October 15, 2012 @ 8:27 AM

Cheryl

Well, I like John Mellencamp better than John Lennon. He's not just a punch line. He wrote lots of great songs, not just his hits though. You have to listen to his other stuff. Anyway, he's better I like John Mellencamp better than John Lennon any day.

October 15, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

Mississauga Phil

Um.....I don't really know what to say...Come Together, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Imagine

....little ditty 'bout jack and diane...

October 15, 2012 @ 8:36 PM

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