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Cheryl

I'm first. Goody.Cavs and Suns both won. Well, hopefully my Nets, Habs, and Coyotes win tonight. My Ravens play tomorrow. My Browns and Cardinals play on Sunday.win this year or not? Well, after today, three more days until Boxing Day. Bah humbug Christmas.

December 22, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

Philly-Bob

Fa la la la la, la la, la la

December 22, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

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It's funny how much today feels like Xmas Eve.

I think I'm used to my last day at work being Dec 24... so as I wind down for 10 days or so, it feels like Santa's coming tonight.

December 22, 2017 @ 9:36 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Saw the tweets responding to the gentleman who tweeted about his belief that adults don't use
the library. Good to know that indeed they do! (Not that I wasn't aware of this from the more than
10,000 Malcolm Gladwell-approved hours I've spent in them over the last fifteen years or so!!).
Perhaps the library gets a deal when they buy in bulk, but they are a big supporter of Canadian
authors and musicians. Not to mention, that certain branches host live events such as author readings, book clubs, and live music performances. Plus, the Parkdale library even has an instrument-lending bank of around 300 instruments. And you wouldn't know it from looking around you in public spaces and on public transit, but libraries are also a great provider of free Internet for those without it, such as myself.

Also, I saw Mike's tweet about that alternative Christmas music documentary "Jingle Bell Rocks!"
and I concur that it is a great watch.

December 22, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

I have so little book reading time these days, but when there's something I want to check out, like the T+T book Canadianity, I put it on hold and pick it up at my local library.

And when I visit, I always take the kids and let them pick out a book or two each.

I used to borrow lots of music and video from the library, but now I just go digital.

December 22, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
I fear that the days of hard copies of anything besides books at the library are slowly coming to an end. Apparently the Parkdale library branch is the second busiest in the city, and from regularly taking
a brief look around me, people in this neighbourhood really take advantage of all the great stuff (i.e.,
physical objects(!) on offer. Wish I had the slightest clue about making the change to digital in this
regard, but i fear that I will ultimately wind-up up on the Canadian version of Hoarders surrounded
by all my books, comics, magazines and various music formats!!!

December 22, 2017 @ 9:57 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

Digital isn't for everybody. I started digitizing my CD collection back in 2003. For music, I find it most convenient.

For movie, I'm now completely digital. I can't remember the last time I watched a movie on a physical medium like a DVD.

But for books, which I sadly don't read as often as I should, I still like a physical copy. And I love to save my money and borrow from the library.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
No joke, not opposed to digitizing at all, but I have never been very good with technology beyond a
basic level. I have a music collection of over 10,000 pieces, and the expense I've spent storing the
majority of it over the past nine years is beyond mind-boggling when you consider how limited my
funds are. Every time my storage costs go up (which is probably happening again in two months or so), I wish that I was a minimalist type of person like my younger brother. Probably is a good thing
that the age/era of the physical record store is basically dead, as I pretty much have run out of room
and/or money!!

December 22, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

The Voice of Reason

Was reading about the Trudeau conflict of interest situation with his "vacationing" practices and the cost to the Canadian taxpayer. Not necessarily a Trump fan, but he does his job for $1 per year and genuinely seems to care about managing the American Tax dollars.
My favorite thing about Trump is his ability to drive leftists insane. His Troll Power is off the charts! !
His continuing success will continue to expose traitors. He makes his enemies self destruct by producing results. In the end, you can't argue with real results. Trump has exposed a lot of people in 2017. But something tells me 2018 will be even better.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

Bert

“Trump does his job for a dollar a year” is not necessarily a proven fact, and even if it was, he’s (unconstitutionally) used the presidency to enrich himself and his family greatly.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

The Anti Bubble Man

Yes producing results like the biggest give way to the rich ever. He was supposed to be for the common man.

Ever heard of of the emoluments clause and Trump's abuse of it to enrich himself ?

Give it a rest VOR. You can live in your Fox Noise bubble and ignore reality but most of the rest are not that dumb.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

Aidan

People don't realize this but in addition to regular DVD's, you can also borrow your favourite TV series on DVD. How many times have you bought a TV series and spent anywhere from $20-$50 on it and then have it sit around? I actually do all my printing at the library which isn't much. My library offers 2 free pages of print per day and a lot of the time.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:36 AM

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@Aidan

And, with your library card you can access the Criterion Collection of films online as well as most magazines.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Philly-Bob

@ Toronto Mike - is it at all possible that Voice is actually our old friend Dave??

His flat out lies in support of Trump seem strangely familiar to things Dave used to say about Rob Ford?

December 22, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

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@Philly-Bob

Anything is possible in the world of anonymous commenting, but I highly doubt it.

TVOR seems a lot less annoying and repetitive. They just share the same nonsensical ideologies.

December 22, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Philly-Bob

I just can't wrap my head around people supporting that Monster. Trump is the personification of everything that is wrong in a capitalist society. It is the responsibility of the strong and those who have means to help those in our society who do not. Trump on the other hand is all about taking care of himself and those he deems "loyal"

He would watch the entire world crash and burn so long as he's the one captaining the ship....

December 22, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

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@Philly-Bob

The way I look at it, some people believe the earth is flat and others believe the moon landing was faked. Some people believe some whacked out crazy shit!

December 22, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Anonymous

More revolting drivel from TVOR. Respecting the tax payer dollars? How many trips to mar a lago has he made? He's done more golfing on the tax payers dime in the first ten months of his presidency than Obama did in 4 years. How is that respect for the tax payer? Trump is en route to cost tax payer 2 to 3 times what Obama did for travel.

Even his cronies think they are entitled to use the tax payers dime for every whim. Mnuchin wanting to use a government jet for his honeymoon. Mike Pence travelling to the football game just so he could make a statement to leave when people kneeled.

Says a lot about a person when they find pleasure in someone trolling others and purposely trying to upset the masses. Not that people here didn't get your modus operandi from the beginning.

As for exposing traitors, Trump has been good at that. Fortunately it's been people in his inner cabal at the whitehouse so far. I also agree 2018 will be better, here's to Mueller frying trump and everyone caught in that web.

December 22, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

The Voice of Reason

@Philly-Bob

It is not as much supporting Trump, but staying away from the Democrat spending spree.

" By January 2009, the United States had accumulated $10.6 trillion in debt. That's the net amount the country had borrowed from Washington through the Bush years. The gross national debt now stands at $19.7 trillion. That's an increase of $9.1 trillion — not quite a doubling, but pretty close.Oct 19, 2016"


Hillary Clinton's foundation raped its donations for personal gain.

" CARLY for America super PAC noted that the Clinton Foundation’s latest IRS Form 990 shows total revenue of nearly $149 million in 2013, and total charitable grant disbursements of nearly $9 million (see page 10). That comes to roughly 6 percent of the budget going to grants. And besides those grants, the super PAC said, “there really isn’t anything that can be categorized as charitable.”

Here in Canada, we are suffering from Trudeau's lack of spending control.

December 22, 2017 @ 1:08 PM

Urooj Islam

When does the Elvis episode record?

December 22, 2017 @ 1:20 PM

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@Urooj Islam

On Festivus!

Which is tomorrow...

December 22, 2017 @ 1:32 PM

Aidan

By the way, tonight is Lance Brown's final sportscast with CTV. I don't know when Joe Tilley's last sportscast is going to be.

December 22, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Aidan
The other day, Joe Tilley said that he had three days left, so perhaps he'll finish on the late news
tonight or tomorrow.

December 22, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Philly-Bob

@ Voice - Didn't Trump spend millions of his "charity's" dollars?? Didn't he screw thousands of students on his Trump university?? Isn't he notorious for being sued by contractors for not paying them for the work they did at his hotels and resorts??

I am the farthest thing from a Trudeau fan...but I'll take him over Trump any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Donald Trump is one of the worst excuses for a human being that has ever existed. History will judge him as the single worst POTUS ever. He will be the standard by which all bad politicians are judged. (that is of course assuming he doesn't start an all out nuclear war thus leaving no one to write history books)

December 22, 2017 @ 2:29 PM

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I struggle to find a single redeeming thing about Donald Trump.

December 22, 2017 @ 2:31 PM

bsmntdwllr73

If Trump does ever inadvertently or otherwise(!) cause a nuclear war with one of his countless foes, at least we will still have Keith Richards, a cockroach, and perhaps what's left of Ozzy Osbourne to restart the world anew! God help us all!!

December 22, 2017 @ 2:36 PM

collingwood dave

@ TM, C,mon man how about his hair. You gotta love that 3 " ledge that hangs over his forehead and swoops around to a miny ducks ass at the back, and it's blonde. How many 70 year old POTUS 's have ever had blonde beautiful locks like that. Thick and luxurious with an orange face to boot. He is a beautiful man, and I'm not even gay..

December 22, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Trump has the best hair curl/ledge since Superman's classic S-shaped forelock!!

December 22, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

The Voice of Reason

@TM

Mike, Mitt Romney should be on his second term right now, but Barack Obama is the reason why Trump is President.

Americans could have it worse. At least they do not have a part time snow board instructor leading them.

December 22, 2017 @ 4:28 PM

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@TVOR

You do realize Obama won a second term quite handedly, right?

Heck, he left office with a 59% approval rating. Donald Trump is currently at 36%.

December 22, 2017 @ 4:33 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Regardless of who is in power, my biggest fear is that our debt and the payments to maintain it actually overtake our ability to tax us as citizens. I visit and participate in many endeavours to assist our hidden "or forgotten" sector of society that are senior citizens that struggle from day to day to exist.
Try to visit a home where you can see the person living in it was once a proud, productive Canadian, only to be forgotten, because quite honestly Canadians cannot afford to carry the burden of this part of society.
Healthcare costs presently consume over 46% of every tax dollar, 8.1% of every tax dollar goes to interest on the collective debts. That leaves less than 45% of tax dollars to invest in infrastructure, technology and other day to day services that we enjoy.

December 22, 2017 @ 4:49 PM

Aidan

@TVOR

Great argument for getting rid of taxpayer funded healthcare!

December 22, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Nice that Christmas falls on a Monday, don't feel as stressed about getting the house in shape for the 22 family members we are hosting this year.
Even better heard on Here and Now ( this is a tip to you Mike, have been listening to Gill with a G), we could get 20 cms of snow!
Even have time to hit the landfill tomorrow after cleaning out my basement and garage this week.

December 22, 2017 @ 6:40 PM

Urooj Islam

@ Toronto Mike

Ah, okay, thanks.

I never watched Seinfeld so I'm always confused about when Festivus actually is, the 23rd or the 24th. :(

December 22, 2017 @ 8:12 PM

tim

i work at a school and all the teachers get presents from the kids. The amount of chocolate and food they get is crazy. Most of it they could not possibly eat. So much goes to waste. When I see all of this food, I cant help but think of how many people have nothing and how this is such a symptom of our society. We have too much when so much of the word has nothing

December 22, 2017 @ 8:37 PM

Blind Dave

@bsmntdwllr73 "at least we will still have Keith Richards, a cockroach, and perhaps what's left of Ozzy Osbourne to restart the world anew! God help us all!!"

A valid point for sure, but given how f----d up we already are, I wouldn't doubt we started this go round from much worse. I've told my wife several times we probably even outdid the Golgafrinchans theory for futility.

The prairies are going into a deep freeze starting Sunday or Monday for about two weeks at least. The cold doesn't really get in me, but my tolerance is getting quite thin as the years go by.

But I have four days off this weekend and four days off next weekend.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

December 22, 2017 @ 8:37 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@Blind Dave, but isn't it that dry cold? Just pulling your leg, kind of nice to be getting what looks winter around here, enjoy your time off .

December 22, 2017 @ 9:53 PM

deep freeze coming

@Blind Dave ..

Beware .. this deep freeze weather is coming your way!

December 23, 2017 @ 12:36 AM

Cheryl

20 cm of fricken snow is a lot. Well, I got my groceries on Thursday morning and had my workout Thursday morning so I missed the snow. I sure don't want 20 cm of snow, but I didn't go out yesterday and I'm not going out today either. Lucky night. My Nets won last night. That's great. They just clobbered the Wizards. My Habs also won. The Price is right. Now that Carey Price is around, he is back on track, so my Habs are winning the cup. My Coyotes also won. Well, today my Ravens play and will win. My Habs, Coyotes, Nets and Suns will also win.

December 23, 2017 @ 8:07 AM

Patrick

Happy Festivus everyone.

December 23, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Here's an unsolicited, true Christmas story from the "Ho Ho Ho Department": Yesterday afternoon
around 4 PM I was walking past the infamous Brass Rail strip club south of Yonge and Bloor, and
wouldn't you know it, but they had the Xmas music on full blast and Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's
Christmas?" came booming out onto the street! I don't know about anyone else (and I haven't been
to a strip club in over 20 years), but I would certainly feel more than a little bit uncomfortable/guilty
receiving a lap dance during that track!!! Can't imagine what it's like in there when they drop some
Burl Ives or that Bowie 'n' Bing duet!

My holiday ended on Tuesday night and I'm about to go into the fetal position, what with my beloved libraries (lifeline!!) about to close after today for the next 72+ hours. Thank God for Chinese food and movies, otherwise I'm really not sure what I'd have to look forward to! Merry
Christmas/Happy Holidays to everybody!!

December 23, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

I'll get the Festivus episode recorded and uploaded for ya before the libraries close.

We're recording soon, even though I'm a little banged up.

December 23, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Thanks for your pledge to upload the latest episode before sundown, but I'll soon be off to
Scarborough to rendezvous with my real life sweetie. But at least I'll have a couple of episodes
to look forward to by the time the libraries reopen! Hope you feel better soon!!

December 23, 2017 @ 9:58 AM

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@bsmntdwlr73

Feelin' good, just tired as fuck!

A real life sweetie sounds like it might be a better time than the annual Festivus episode of Toronto Mike'd. Enjoy!

December 23, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Yeah, well it involves braving the wild environs of the Scarborough Town Centre, so other than
the pretty company, not quite sure how much fun will be involved!! P.S., "Tired As Fuck" should be
your new slogan for 2018!!! P.P.S., I can honestly predict ahead of time that the annual Festivus episode will involve both a lot of booze as well as mucho profanity!!!

December 23, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

Blind Dave

@Rick C in Oakville Thank you, my friend, enjoy your time too, every minute of it!

@deep freeze coming Bloody hell, man. That is the funniest thing I have seen/heard in a long time. Thanks for the smile!

December 23, 2017 @ 10:57 AM

markosaar

https://twitter.com/AlexpiersonAMP/status/944221410431348736

U have to be a real knob to ride a bike on a day like this.

*Takes photo while driving, lies her ass off about having a dashcam.*

December 23, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Anonymass

Hi every1.. been a long few weeks.Anyway moved to Las Vegas a few weeks ago to get the full effect of my Golden Showers in person.
Anyway, I don't want any sympathy but I lost all my money at the casoknose !!
Living in a good spot now inn a old fridge box on I think will be the CUP parade route..
Anyway,funny I have not even met one person here whom knoes LV has a hackey team..
Anyways los Vegas spends all their money on lights and nothing at all on free wireless internet,anyway.
Going to bet some emptie beer can money I collected on the Browns tomorrow !!!

December 23, 2017 @ 5:48 PM

H.o.E.

"U have to be a real knob to ride a bike on a day like this."
- As opposed to those who insist on driving all the way into the downtown core every day to satisfy some strange fetish for complaining about being stuck in gridlock?

December 23, 2017 @ 8:49 PM

Poindexter

Wasn't Alex Pierson a guest on here not that long ago? I guess she kept her views on cyclists out of the interview...

December 24, 2017 @ 7:39 AM

Cheryl

I have a cold. I caught a cold yesterday. I had a fever last night, but it seems to have gone down. Anyway, having a cold really sucks big time and my throat is sore. My Ravens won yesterday. My Nets had a big lead at the half, but blew it. That's not good. My Suns, Habs, and Coyotes lost. That's no good. I hope my Browns can win today. Will they ever win ever? I hate being sick. I don't know who I caught this cold from.

December 24, 2017 @ 7:47 AM

The Voice of Reason

@markosaar

She could not even take the time to clear the snow off her car. Possibly she is the "knob".

December 24, 2017 @ 7:57 AM

Neil Clarke Warren

@ Cheryl Karma honey for hating Santa and Christmas ahhhhhhhh-choooooo

December 24, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

WCI

The response by Ottawa Police on Twitter:

Bicycles have every right to be on the road all year round. For many, it's their only mode of transportation. Give them room. If you don't have room to give them at least 1 metre of distance, wait until you do before you go around them.

And her response about distracted driving

dash cam. stopped light. Tweeted while i was out of car walking to destination. that's why.

Multiple fails. First it's not a dash cam and using a phone to take a photo while stopped at a light is still distracted driving. You are in control of the car at a light therefore it's distracted driving. On top of that "TwoWheels22" retweets multiple photos of her where she's distracted driving.

So I have to ask this...had this been a good old union boy working for the TTC, the right would be all over this asking for his head

December 24, 2017 @ 9:10 AM


dale

@All
Merry Christmas and will probably spend most of the day shoveling snow.
Wife driving her sister to airport for 5AM XMAS day. Good Luck with the flight.

December 24, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Urooj Islam

The social media "double turn" is one of my favourite occurrences ie when one tries to make someone else look bad but ends up only making themselves look bad.

So funny, Alex Pierson looks like a complete dolt. The lies about how she took the photo are the best.

Merry Christmas everyone, have a good one and be safe.

December 24, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

Javed Jafri

Have just uploaded a vintage 1980 clip from Q 107 where they feature the who. This is part one- two hours plus of the great music of the who at a creative time for Q,

http://www.lettheuniverseanswer.com

Plus a holiday bonus in the Radio Miscellany section of the site. Some snippets of a countdown show from 1984 featuring Dani Elwell I think and some "music of your life" era CJCL from 1985.

December 24, 2017 @ 11:52 PM

Cheryl

I have a stupid cold. I have a cough now. My Browns lost again, but my Cardinals won. My Cavs better win today. I hate this cold. It really sucks. Why did I have to catch it.

December 25, 2017 @ 7:31 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Just wanted to give a great group of guys in the Toronto and GTA Mustang clubs a pat on the back, who over the past 9 years have raised almost $50,000, for the Salvation Army Ikettle campaign.
Merry Christmas All.

December 25, 2017 @ 9:26 AM

Cheryl

My Cavs lost. The refs made them lose. The stupid refs had most of the calls go in favour of the Warriors. Anyway, I have laryngitis now. This cold turned into laryngitis. Nobody else has a cold, just me.

December 26, 2017 @ 7:17 AM

The Voice of Reason

Just to lighten it up; what would one rate as the best movie all all time?

One would think Mike would have Field of Dreams in his top five.

I feel it would be a tossup between Goodfellas and Dog Day Afternoon.

December 26, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

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Almost 12 years ago I listed my 10 favourite movies of all-time. http://www.torontomike.com/2006/02/my_ten_favourite_movies_of_all.html

No Field of Dreams... although I do dig that flick. Here's what I listed then.

Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Reservoir Dogs
The Shawshank Redemption
Fight Club
Kill Bill - Volumes 1&2
The Usual Suspects
Office Space
The Godfather: Part II
Big Fish

My list today would be similar, but different. The Godfather would be right up there and The Usual Suspects and Office Space would fall out of the top ten. I'd have to noodle this one...

December 26, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

Urooj Islam

Hey Mike,

What's the podcast guest schedule looking like for the first few weeks of 2018?

December 26, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

Cheryl

My Suns won last night, but my Nets lost. Oh well. Anyway, laryngitis sucks. I don't know why I had to get it, but it sucks. I always get flu shots. This couldn't be the flu because I always get my shots every year. Why didn't someone else like Fred get this because Fred doesn't get flu shots. Anyway, this really sucks. I hate laryngitis.

December 27, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
I love that you included Big Fish in your top 10 films of all-time several years back! That film was
released at the end of 2003 about a month or so before the first anniversary of my father's passing.
It really resonated with me at the time, and it is one of only a handful of films to bring me to tears in
the theatre. I wish that Tim Burton would return to making more films in this vein like Edward
Scissorhands and Ed Wood. He was my favourite director for years.

December 27, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

The Voice of Reason

@bsmntdwllr73

I would think that Tears of Endearment ranks high on your top 10 firms.

@Cheryl

It is possible that Fred did get laryngitis.

December 27, 2017 @ 10:21 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@The Voice of Reason
Regrettably, I don't believe that I have ever fully watched "Terms of Endearment" in its entirety. However, for some strange reason, I did see its belated pseudo-sequel "The Evening Star" during its original theatrical run. Never have been much a Debra Winger fan to begin with!

December 27, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Any luck on getting Frank D'Angelo on the podcast?
I could predict that his spot on KOTJ would be a top 10 from his various movie soundtracks.

December 27, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

jj

markosaar - oh my gosh i responded to that tweet and it blew up my phone for a solid day and more!!

happy holidays everyone!!

December 27, 2017 @ 12:04 PM

Tron

Thanks @markosaar for bringing the tweet to my attention. I love when stuck up asses like Pierson have their crap blow up on their face. This poor dude is just trying to get home and Pierson takes it upon herself to mock him, while breaking the law by using a cellphone to take a photo and she so lazy she didn't even bother removing the snow from her hood before driving, and she's calling other people out. But it totally not surprising from somebody like her

It doesn't give you much hope that 640 is going to improve under Global leadership when one of their first hires is a Sun TV reject, PC party employee , and a law breaker who lies when she obviously gets caught.

December 27, 2017 @ 1:37 PM

The things you learn

Interesting.

The Voice of Reason = Grilled Cheese.

The things you learn here.

December 27, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

Cheryl

My Cavs lost again. This sucks. They're in a slump and they lost to the Kings. My Nets also lost. My Habs also lost again. This sucks. My Coyotes won though. I hate laryngitis. Why did I have to get it. I always get my flu shot. I hate being sick. Why won't the laryngitis go away?

December 28, 2017 @ 7:13 AM


bsmntdwllr73

If it makes Cheryl feel any better, on Christmas morning I ate the unwise combo of waffles and Gator-ade, TTC'd out to Scarberia to go with my Sweetie to her brother's house in the Northern Boonies,
then proceeded to upchuck Exorcist-style all over her washroom (and she has two very curious cats!!)
Being completely disoriented and lacking good aim at the best of times(!), I left quite the colorful mess. My cleaning services were quickly denied due to a large amount of ineptitude on my end, and
shortly thereafter I made a long and delirium-filled trip back to Parkdale. Apparently I missed a good
spread, but at least her other brother, a health and safety inspector, was happy that I didn't attend
Xmas dinner and make anyone else ill. And yes, My Honey is still speaking to me after all that!!

December 28, 2017 @ 9:24 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Just curious, but would you accept a ringing Toronto Mike endorsement delivered via old-
fashioned Carrier pigeon, otherwise I sadly do believe that I will not be able to participate
in the episode 300 celebration?!? Or perhaps you have a 1-800 number I could record a message
onto? Maybe I could even dig up an old Speak and Spell and deliver my kudos a la the nigh-inimitable
Stephen Hawking!!

December 28, 2017 @ 9:34 AM

markosaar

@jj,

Sorry about that! I noticed John Moore and Jim Richards reply too!

@Tron,

Yep ... totally unnecessary bullying, and you can't win with her mindset. If every single commuter was in a car she'd be especially complaining about the congestion.

December 28, 2017 @ 9:49 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

Of course!

December 28, 2017 @ 9:52 AM

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@TVOR

Frank's not coming over....

December 28, 2017 @ 9:55 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Um, sadly my previous comment was merely hypothetical as I gave up my thriving sideline Carrier
pigeon business, when 'Bobby Simone' prematurely perished from a deadly bird infection on NYPD
Blue!! Not sure if could dredge up a Speak and Spell at this late date! So alas, the T.O. Mike faithful
will somehow have to go on simply imagining about the dulcet tones of my silky voice!!

December 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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Let me just say the deadline to send me the audio clips has been extended to midnight on NYE.

Only one female voice so far.... so I would love more. If you're a female who enjoys Toronto Mike'd, please do this: http://www.torontomike.com/2017/12/toronto_miked_listeners_email_me_y.html

December 28, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

Cheryl

I can't find the next open Mike. I closed my browser and opened it back up, but it's not there. I don't know why I have so much trouble finding them. Anyway, my Habs and Coyotes lost again. That's no good. None of my basketball teams played last night. I think laryngitis is getting better, but I still have this stupid cough. I wonder if my Browns will win on Sunday. I sure hope my Ravens make the playoffs.

December 29, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

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@Cheryl

I forgot it was Friday! I'll add the new one now....

December 29, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

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