Moving Open Mike

Open MikeThis is my moving week, so I don't know where anything is or whether I'm coming or going. And yes Elvis, that's what she said.

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Mississauga Phil

Numero Uno!!!!

(Is that better than saying first??)

September 6, 2013 @ 8:51 AM


That's what she said.

September 6, 2013 @ 8:56 AM


That's what she said.

September 6, 2013 @ 8:56 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Elvis - It's better for all concerned when she says "first" LOL

September 6, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

Ottawa Mike

Elvis & Mississauga Phil's conversation in this thread is definitely moving.

September 6, 2013 @ 9:07 AM


Traffic question for Toronto folks.

Tomorrow I'm picking up a friend, going to the St. Lawrence Market, and from there heading to a cottage up north in Tobemory.

Google Maps basically has me getting out of the city Gardner => 427 => 401 => 410. (Map link:

Is this this best route, or am I going to get shanked by some surprise construction traffic?

September 6, 2013 @ 9:08 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Lorne - Depending on the time of day, you're going to get killed by rush hour on all of the above.

September 6, 2013 @ 9:26 AM

Ben Vidal

@ All: Anybody out there watching The News Room on HBO. I missed a couple of episodes and just caught up. I can't believe how good the writing is on the show, the characters are also really well played.

September 6, 2013 @ 9:30 AM


Here's a thought.
Ryerson University had money enough to hire on high school dropout George Smitherman at $158,000 a year as their consultant - reported a year and a half ago. They didn't have the money, however, to restore the former Sam the Record Man store signage, estimated as $250,000.
They had also forfeited their own fm radio frequency during this timeframe.

September 6, 2013 @ 9:45 AM

Mississauga Phil

Someone has started posting with my name on BlogTo making very pro-right wing comments....

3 guesses as to who...1st 2 don't count...

September 6, 2013 @ 10:11 AM


@Mississauga Phil
Guess #1: Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Guess #2: The seventh red mixed in the first O in the Google logo, dressed up like a radioactive Mr. Dressup.

Guess #3: ........ Rosie?

September 6, 2013 @ 10:22 AM


I'll be heading out of the city between 10am and 11am. If traffic is horrific, are there any good sideroutes or alternate highways?

September 6, 2013 @ 10:22 AM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

@Ben Vidal,
The Newsroom is a great show, smart and engaging. Olivia Munn is another reason to tune in. Can't wait for Banshee to return for season two next year.

September 6, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Lorne - was Rosie..not Dave W...definitely Rosie

You should be okay getting out of town at that time of day. The only real alternate is the 407, but that will only work if you're starting your trip near the 404/DVP and can go north from there. By the time you hit the 427, you're only saving 5 min or so by taking the 407 to the 410 vs. taking the 401.

But again, at 10am on a sat, you should be okay. I would recommend staying in the collectors lane between the 427 and 410

September 6, 2013 @ 10:26 AM


Good tip on the collector's lanes. Thanks, Phil.

September 6, 2013 @ 10:43 AM


So, like, who's going to a TIFF movie? So many fabulous movies to see and gorgeous stars to look at!!!

There's nothing better than waiting by myself in a line as long as 4 blocks waiting for a movie to see that in all likelihood will turn out to be crap - mainly because I know absolutely nothing about this movie.

September 6, 2013 @ 10:50 AM


Well, my trainer curls tonight. Let's hope they win and then win tomorrow and then qualify and be in the playoffs on Sunday and win the final, show teams like Koe, Jacobs, and all the other top teams that they can beat them. football on sunday. Cardinals over Rams. That better happen.

September 6, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Argie - God I know....I will be avoiding downtown like the plague till this crap is over.

September 6, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

Sam in Pickering

Some people like TIFF I'm sure, but I've never met any of them.

September 6, 2013 @ 11:24 AM


Downtown Toronto folks who drink lattes love TIFF. Or at least they love talking about TIFF.

September 6, 2013 @ 11:25 AM


I've known several women who like going every year but it seems the media talk about it non-stop.

As for star-gazing, many of the big names pop into town for about a few hours - do some interviews, have lunch somewhere none of us could afford, and then hop back on their private jet (all the while lecturing us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saving the planet). Actually, no one talking about GGEs anymore. Is the planet okay now?

September 6, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

Jason from Sudbury

What's "TIFF"?

September 6, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Jason - Toronto International Film Festival

September 6, 2013 @ 11:37 AM


My girlfriend is "only" seeing 40 movies this year. It was something like 46-48 last year. (She takes time off to work there during the festival.)

I can't be bothered to try deciding on any ... I'd rather let others filter them out.

September 6, 2013 @ 12:22 PM


Wish me luck! Interview tomorrow for a managerial post at a big company. I hope my crappy days are over.

September 6, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

Blind Dave

You rock, Roshan! (Won't jinx you by saying g--- l---.)

On another note, the farmers have started harvesting and the crop dust is hell on my allergies. Other than blowing my nose and sneezing 100 times a day (no lie), taking an allergy pill, showering and changing clothes a couple of times a day -- are there any home remedies out there I can try (other than moving)? I'm at my wits' end.

September 6, 2013 @ 1:19 PM

Daddy Mac


TIFF isn't about Hollywood fare. It's mostly about independent films, some which are a bit more 'risque' than the usual cinema fare. The sickening cooing over TIFF is most likely Toronto's inferiority complex knowing Vancouver is actually the centre of film & television in Canada.

Actually Argie, lots of people are talking about global warming it's just you aren't listening.

Funniest part about you Argie is you need "proof" about global warming but you don't about some mythical "god" from a book that's 3000 years old. There is far more evidence about global warming than there is about God or Jesus. There isn't as shred of evidence there is a "God". In fact there is more evidence of UFO's than there is of God.

September 6, 2013 @ 2:04 PM


Re: Indie88. Sounds like their programming is in full swing. Sounds like the perfect time to test their programming mettle. Will they pass the Three-Song Litmus Test?

September 6, 2013 @ 2:10 PM


@Blind Dave: If you live in a house, be sure to vacuum out your air system's air filter once a season. (Or replace it if you're using disposable filters). It's amazing how much gunk gets in there.

Next, give all your carpets a good vacuum. Around allergy season I can probably vacuum once a week and still pull crap from the carpets.

Then invest in a half-good room air cleaner for your bedroom. I like the ones with permanent HEPA filters that can just be washed or vacuumed:

I feel you, though. I've got mad allergies that seemed completely linked to dust, dirt and pollution rather than pollen.

September 6, 2013 @ 2:14 PM


@ Irv
Are you saying there's no proof that Jesus existed? Its funny if you did.

September 6, 2013 @ 2:28 PM


@Lorne - Interesting read..thanks


September 6, 2013 @ 2:41 PM


@Irv, I'm pretty sure nobody that calls Toronto home feels inferior to Vancouver; we just don't care.

September 6, 2013 @ 2:43 PM


@ Irv
I'm no psychologist but you exhibit the signs of small-man disease. I'm guessing you're 5'6" tops, right?

September 6, 2013 @ 2:45 PM


Actually I take it back. How's Vancouver's public transit? That might be a good reason to feel inferior. God damn Glen Murray and Rob Ford.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:00 PM

Daddy Mac

There is no proof Argie unless you call images on toast evidence. Here's the truth man. If you were a hard core atheist you would label anyone that believes in God akin to someone that believes in gay marriage or global warming. Show me the proof.

@Markosaar. Toronto also has problems with accepting anything not "world class". While it could never accept the Argos, it would accept an NFL team. Why? It's NFL = world class, CFL = small town. The merits of either league be damned, it's all about the image & perception.

You want a good example Markosaar? Rob Ford is a good example. I'm no fan of the guy but MANY comments directed at Rob Ford start with "Toronto is city beyond having a fat (insert other verbs) mayor". If Rob Ford was fit, left wing & a hipster NOW Magazine type his drunken walk at Taste of the Danforth would be "a common man out enjoying himself".

Want another example Markosaar? Pride in Toronto. You barely hear a peep about the 700,000 people at Vancouver's pride parade. They go out, have fun in the sun (hopefully) and do their thing. No national media attention required. Toronto on the other hand..its' a big "city flag waving fest". The whole "look at us" man, we're Tdot.

The city has an inferiority complex. TIFF is part of that. Maybe it should untuck it's shirt and actually enjoy life instead of worried about it's image.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:05 PM


Vancouver is an over-priced shit hole.

Scenic as hell and naturally beautiful but its a hole because of the people.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:10 PM

Mississauga Phil

I always hearken back to a comparison a comedian on a Just For Laughs Broadcast made:

"When trying to explain the relationship between Toronto and Montreal to my American friends i just say: Imagine 2 brothers. One is an alcoholic, womanizing party animal....the other is an accountant..."

I guess we'd throw Vancouver in there as the hippie, stoner brother playing video games on the couch...

September 6, 2013 @ 3:11 PM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

Brilliant! I've always sided with those who use sweeping generalizations when losing an argument. May I so bold as to predict your next volley? Could it be the tried and true, "I know you are but what am I", defence?
I quiver with anticipation....

September 6, 2013 @ 3:23 PM


Thanks for your input - much appreciated.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:34 PM

Daddy Mac

Nearly 5'11" Argie barefoot.

@Markosaar: How Translink works

- We have "fare zones". The farther you travel on the train, the more you pay.

- Trains are fully automated and have no drivers. They're almost always on time

- Residents served by Translink pay a 15 cent per litre gas tax used to fund transit expansion. This is why gas is always cheaper in Abby than in the Lower Mainland.

- Some buses run on electricity and as BC has lots of cheap power it keeps costs low.

- We are getting a subway out through Kits to the University. Route 99-B has an astonishing 55000 riders on a single bus route PER day.

It's not without issues but all in all, it's a pretty well run transit system. It's very densely populated (especially downtown) so car ownership isn't as high as elsewhere. What's common is Car2Go & other services like that. Why own a car that you rarely drive?

Is it better than the TTC? I would say yes it is. As for the TTC do you remember David Gunn years ago? He said way back then the TTC was on a crash course to disaster. The problems with the TTC are structural & have come over decades, not just the past few years. It's exactly like the problems in Calgary where poor planning in the 80s has meant chaos in 2010's. Like Klein said "We had no plan". Neither did the TTC.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:39 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Mac - Toronto has no plan in a lot of ways. the infrastructure in the city was never intended to handle a population the size that the core now has. Problem is, unless you're going to start knocking down buildings, there's no way to make the roads bigger.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:44 PM


I don't think there's a city with a transit system as bad as Toronto's. Like my buddy Irv stated, poor planning.

I still says there's evidence Jesus lived on this planet 2000 years ago, dammit!

September 6, 2013 @ 3:44 PM

Daddy Mac

Argie: Calgary Transit is far worse than the TTC.

September 6, 2013 @ 3:57 PM


I haven't been to Calgary so if you're right, it must really suck.

September 6, 2013 @ 4:00 PM


I don't attend, but TIFF is widely regarded in the industry as the most prestigious festival next to Cannes. Not sure how that equates to Toronto having an inferiority complex. How does that work? "Oh, we're so inferior that we better hold one of the most recognized, respected and well attended film festivals in the world!"

September 6, 2013 @ 6:21 PM


And yes, now we know why 'Torstar Digital' was advertising for three different accounting 'clerk' roles throughout August.
'High Fives' everyone! If I recall, High Fives was a Personnel program mentioned in their job ads.

Sounds like when I once interviewed(!) at Atlantis Alliance - approx. three months before that company was sold off to a pre-bankruptcy Canwest and 'my potential' CSI franchise beancounting division was shuttled off to the States. The interview had taken place in a hallway broom closet (interior glass door /window) - with a re-assigned executive overlooking the division in question.

September 6, 2013 @ 6:27 PM


Still my favourite linkto provide when someone asks a question like "What's TIFF?".

September 6, 2013 @ 6:32 PM

Daddy Mac


Why don't you attend Corey? Don't they have a Mississauga/Cookstown Film Festival?

September 6, 2013 @ 6:41 PM


Well it's official folks! I have a bonafide personal stalker! I gotta say, I'm flattered. I just hope things don't escalate to the point of assassinating a public figure just to impress me.

September 6, 2013 @ 7:15 PM


Are you serious? Do you work for Central Ont Broadcasting?
Both 95 and 88 play radio edits. 95 just leaves a big blank space on offending words, and they play dubbed or WalMart versions of songs. I've seen several complaints on the 88 activity feed re radio edit versions.

September 6, 2013 @ 7:55 PM


Agree with Anon&on. They (88.1) are playing lots of radio edits and often cut songs off before they are finished. Not impressed.

September 6, 2013 @ 9:42 PM

Daddy Mac

@Anon&On and Gary

Radio stations tend to play radio edits of songs. That's why bands create "radio edits".

@Corey. TOTALLY know how you feel. I was stalked & harassed online by trolls who all communicated with each other. I had some friends of mine track them down and give me their information.

September 6, 2013 @ 11:18 PM


@Daddy Mac
Lorne is placing 88 and 95 'above' average radio based on not playing radio edits. Radio edits are the least of 95's crimes against music.

September 6, 2013 @ 11:44 PM

Daddy Mac

Wow, I was like smoking BC Bud and watching John Lennon videos. While watching Imagine, I saw John there with his wife. It made me realize how similiar it was to Jack and Olivia. Jack WAS John.

September 6, 2013 @ 11:50 PM


Sorry Daddy edits are for top 40 radio stations. Even 102.1 plays full versions of songs, so does Q107. When I heard the radio edit of How Soon Is Now on Indie, that was it.

September 7, 2013 @ 6:37 AM


My trainer lost last night. That's no good, but this team call Van Ymran or something like that beat them. they play Rizzo this afternoon. I really need them to win. Just hope Rizzo loses because if they do, my trainer will win. I really wanted my trainer to play tomorrow, but they won't if they lose for sure. Probably one of the big guns will win this spiel which is not what I want.

September 7, 2013 @ 8:12 AM


@Anon: Nope, don't work for them. When 88 first came on, they played some radio edits. My Litmus Test was applied just a few days ago.

Like I said I give some allowance for edits based on content to a limited extent. An otherwise good song with a stray "the CRTC might fine us" word. When they chop out the entire verse, that's a fail.

Rock 95 is the station that played the mutilated Jesus of Suburbia. Never forget.

September 7, 2013 @ 8:59 AM

Daddy Mac

If you're not happy with what's on Indie 88.1, why not write the PD and tell him?

Saying Q107 doesn't play radio edits is pretty unfair. The bulk of the music Q107 plays is music from before there was a "radio edit". It's all classic rock & they don't play anything current. I don't think Pink Floyd ever released a radio edit of Time. And Edge? All they play is radio edits. It's all modern day pop music and every song is 4 minutes long.

And give Indie some time to find it's sound. You can't use the typical "radio mentality" when it comes to this format. You can't judge success in 2 books. It takes the station time to find the sound & it takes listeners a much longer time to "get" the music & the station. This music in this format is very organic & that means a much slower adoption than the usual shit you hear on the radio. Toronto spent 20 years in the radio wilderness with nothing and when you get a station that take chances the pressing concern is they play a radio edit?

Personally I like the station. It's got one foot in the indie mainstream (arcade fire) and one foot in the true indie scene. Without question this is one of the BEST commercial stations in all of North America. If you don't like it, you can always listen to Z103.5

September 7, 2013 @ 10:49 AM


Daddy Mac.....I do like the station. It seems inconsistent to their philosophy to play radio edits. When they played the 3 minute version of How Soon Is Now, it sounded horrible. It is like going to a fine dining restaurant that pulls out a bag of frozen food and heats it up.

I love the format, but they cheapen it by playing cut up versions of songs. I know they are new, but to me this is a big deal for this type of station. I have seen many complain online and hopefully they will listen. But in my opinion, they should not even be doing this in the first place.

September 7, 2013 @ 12:06 PM


Reading through some of the comments here got me to thinking - what are some of the classic rock songs that you like, but are disappointed by when you realize you're hearing the radio edit? Here are just a few of mine (but I could go on and on):

Time - Pink Floyd, 1973, 7:01 (Album version) 3:33 (radio edit)
Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult, 1976 5:08 (Album version) 3:45 (Radio edit)
Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh, 1978, 8:04 (Album version) 4:35 (radio edit)
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin, 1969 5:33(Album version) 3:10 (radio edit)
Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976, 7:08 (Album version) 3:48 (radio edit)
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings, 1973 5:09 (Album version) 3:50 (radio edit)
Who Are You - The Who, 1977, 6:27 (Album Version) 3:27 (radio edit)
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones, 1969 7:30 (album version) 5:00 (radio edit)
Heroes - David Bowie, 1977, 6:07 (Album version) 3:32 (radio edit)

September 7, 2013 @ 2:26 PM

Daddy Mac

OK, I understand your point on The Smiths but what other songs are radio edits? I listen to indie radio frequently and 88.1 doesn't play many cuts which strike me as being edited.

In my opinion I'm not sure Indie should even be playing How Soon is Now. Great song but it was burned to a crisp by radio (like some Nirvana and most Tragically Hip). If you're going to play the Smiths use their catalogue and surprise me. I never saw How Soon is Now as really representative of The Smiths. It doesn't sound like most of their stuff.

I also think it's really unfair that the "CFNY" albatross gets hung around it's head. First of all, the desired demo wasn't alive or was watching Sesame Street when "The Spirit of Radio" was on the air. Contrary to what many on this blog think, "Spirit of Radio" was dead by 1987. Nor was Alan Cross really part of "Spirit of Radio". CFNY 102.1 The Spirit of Radio was an early to mid 80s thing run by David Marsden. Most of the most ardent "CFNY" fans on this blog probably couldn't have stomached 102.1 in that era. A bizarre mix of jazz, dance, punk combined with the occasional "modern music" pop hit. Could you imagine the Lotus Eaters or Book of Love even in 1995? Nope. Or how about Japan - Life In Tokyo in the mix. Could Indie 88 do that? The answer is probably no.

Strombo calls his show "Spirit of Radio" and I think he does a fairly decent imitation of what was The Spirit. Anything after 1987 was "just another rock station" whether you like hearing that or not.

September 7, 2013 @ 2:32 PM

Daddy Mac


You should study music history a little more Corey. Nearly that entire list (if not all) were singles & could be heard on Top 40 radio. Those are "Classic Hits" because a good many (if not all) got regular airplay on what was then Top 40 radio (but it was completely rock centric). You do remember that prior to the mid 80's Top 40 radio was mostly rock songs

When they start making radio edits of all the stuff on Q107 on Sunday, then call me.

September 7, 2013 @ 2:46 PM

Daddy Mac


One more thing about your list of "classic rock - radio edit". When most of that music was released FM radio was in it's infancy & AM radio ruled the roost. Those who grew up listening to those songs very likely heard them as hit songs on AM stations and they heard the radio edits. Do you really think the popularity of the Rolling Stones was due to free form FM radio or because their music was in rotation on AM Hit Radio?

Why most of the people who associate those songs as "legendary classic rock" probably became fans of the music long after it's release. They didn't hear the music initially as hits, they heard it after it got labelled as "classic rock" where FM could play the longer cuts.

The radio edits BROKE these songs brother. And that's how most of the original fans heard them.

September 7, 2013 @ 2:56 PM


Guess what. My trainer lost again so they don't play tomorrow. They did lose to Rizzo. that sucks. Oh well, one of the big guns is probably going to win as usual. Well, tomorrow is football and my Cardinals. Cardinals over Rams tomorrow. I need that to happen.

September 7, 2013 @ 9:24 PM


So Rogers apparently just gained approval to start ramming creditcards down our throats. Is it just me, or are the jokes writing themselves?

September 7, 2013 @ 11:15 PM


I'm not getting a Rogers credit card. I know that. I am not doing it. rogers bugs me enough as it is sending me this stupid entertainment magazine every month. I don't kneed it. It goes in the garbage all the time. Primus is the way to go. Primus is the best. Go Arizona Cardinals. Please win because my trainer's team disappointed me by only winning the first game and losing the rest.

September 8, 2013 @ 8:00 AM


And now for something...completely different. We went out for a genius sail Thursday...not many others out there, offshore breeze, turquoise sky. We anchored at the tip of Leslie Spit and listened to birds and to the great new, Polaris-nominated, Young Galaxy and Zaki Ibrahim disks. There was an occasional momentary silence as a Porter plane would float in for a landing. I can't imagine being there and enjoying such an idyllic evening with jets instead. The birds would be long gone, I wonder to where.

September 8, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Jason from Subury

I love it... it's about time!

September 8, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Daddy Mac


Yes, sailing is an incredible experience. If you ever have the opportunity go out for a few days & do some gunkholing in a more remote area. The normal world feels very far away.

September 8, 2013 @ 1:08 PM


If I had a nickel for every time I used the word "gunkholing"......I wouldn't have a nickel.

September 8, 2013 @ 4:00 PM


Awful. My Cardinals lost. They had a good lead after the third quarter, but couldn't hold it and they lost. Sucky game. I'm mad. My Cardinals lost.

September 8, 2013 @ 8:51 PM


2 a.m. Attempting to navigate through a car company's career site. A GTA located HQ which has previously treated TO Mike, btw.
15 minutes... and I got directed back to a joint multi-step application set-up with Torstar's Workopolis. It's been a few years now since I requested - unanswered - for my Workopolis password to be reset. It and my std e-mail account had gotten automatically frozen out during one of Workopolis's upgrades; they need at least 8 character paswords, including both alpha and numeric characters (and probably both upper and lowercase).
I already just answered (yet) another job posting, with another site navigation which had looped itself.
Some applications just aren't worth it. Sears Canada is still perhaps the worst online job posting company, though. A top company, and a shame.

September 9, 2013 @ 2:16 AM


Well, my Cardinals will win the next game. They have to. They should have won yesterday, but didn't. The Rams came back. Oh well.

September 9, 2013 @ 11:03 AM


CQ: I personally wouldn't mix my email account for std notifications with job applications.

September 9, 2013 @ 12:03 PM


@ markosaar (12:03)
I know. All I ever really want to do is send out a resume and cover letter. (And maybe include their workplace address out of a show of interest. Gigantic Weston once refused to tell me where their Toronto subsidiary PC Financial was headquartered; I couldn't get a phone number, and e-mail account - nothing but their career-less general consumer website?!? Walkup? I was previously afraid of their St. Clair Ave. building's slippery and diagonally designed outdoors stair path.)
A lot of company and recruitment websites, big and bigger, instead go through hoop after hoop of procedural data and password sign-ups. At least one jobsite took me 45 minutes to complete. Maybe their point is to hire only from the losers that will submit themselves to the most rigmarole - with the least reward.
A forlorn dreamlike $28,000 a year (rent-enableable) job shouldn't be so impossible to either qualify for or apply to. Irvine's suggestion to 'go west (and throwaway every lifetime possession) is getting to be emmiment. I',m a realist: there, I will be the same discarded loser that I always been here.

September 9, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

Daddy Mac

Sorry CQ but that post just reeks of defeatism. What about the 10,000 resumes those recruiters have to sift through? 9400 of them are pointless & have no connection to the job advertised.

As for the move to Alberta thing, look man. 20 years combined in the West and I've seen lots of people come out to Alta. I've seen guys go live in homeless shelters or run down drug hotels for the short term to get themselves established. Because a month in a shelter sure beats 5 years in economic misery. But you know what those people had that you don't have? A plan. A long term goal on where they are going. You're a boat without a ruder in a Lake Ontario Squall.

As for throwing out your stuff get storage & once you get established you can go back and get it. I lived in Calgary for a long time and I still work there on a somewhat regular basis. Anyone willing to work CAN work and will get work in Calgary or Edmonton.

Lay out a short term and a long term goal in life. And then set out to do it. and if you are moving to Calgary, post it on here and I'll help you out. If you want to work, someone will give you a job.

September 9, 2013 @ 4:43 PM


Hi 'Daddy Mac':
Yes I have had short and long term plans. I've had revised plans. ALL of them had utterly failed, IMO.
Look, some people can work outside in minus 20 degree weather, and some just don't have the same physical constitution.
You could line up 7 billion people in front of 7 billion kitchens. You could alternatively give 1 billion of them only a shovel and a start-up seedling. That simply doesn't create 7 billion chefs. Congratulations to the successes, best wishes to the middling, sorry for the starvers. You'd have reasonably laughed at me when I had attempted to drive a standard transmission sedan; no one would laugh if I somehow found myself driving an ice road truck or airplane, or a big rig hauler.
Listen, I can, or rather I could, work a new spreadsheet or an old database like a painter. With metal and machinery works for example, I couldn't win at a knife fight - if I was stocked with a rack of guns.
S. Ontario is where all of those analytical number crunching and modelling jobs still tend to be. Personally, I want the chance to work here, like as if I was at a vibrantly competitive American company.
I'm "a boat without a rudder". Oh buddy, I just can't answer that exact remark. But it gives an extra smile. Thanks.

September 9, 2013 @ 9:14 PM

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