Archive for September, 2010

Flashing TO

Posted on September 29th, 2010 Be the first to comment

I was on in a mission tonight…

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…hustling down the naked streets…

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…ducking and weaving through the market…

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Let’s get Chet

Posted on September 28th, 2010 2 Comments


It was just sleepy time all over the city today.

There was a brief, bright flash of sun during which I ventured out to eat lunch — I’ve decided Sushi Queen is my sushi joint of choice along the Queen strip, despite incessantly playing Rogers and Hammerstein show tunes over the meal. Fresh sushi / sashimi, good tempura, and a teriyaki that actually tastes and smells good. Surprisingly rare, that last one.

Then it clouded over again in the afternoon, and everything goes kinda hazy again after that.

I believe Sarah Thomson threw in the towel and is now joining forces with George Smitherman in the upcoming election. And maybe it’s a fuzzy recollection but I thought I remembered the Star starting up a new series called “The Smell Test” where they dissect election promises for feasibility. Will the Star-backed champion win, I wonder?

But it may just be fuzzy dream also. Just that kind of a day, you know?

Ladies and gentlemen, Mister Chet Baker on vocals and horn, and Patrick on the shutter:

Go on, press the round play button above.

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Smitherman hires “spiritual” drummers to manipulate weather!

Posted on September 27th, 2010 2 Comments

No wait, I’ve got proof.

Yesterday, all was fine in the dandy neighbourhood of Regent Park. The sun was shining. People were trancing out to the drum group perched conspicuously beneath a Smitherman banner.

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Connection established. We know who’s funding this thing.

But is it really “a thing“?

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