Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Not Any More

I guess Hernando's Hideaway is no longer Toronto's oldest Mexican restaurant.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Missed It By That Much

Did a fun trip to the southern most part of the US the other week - Key West.  Heard it had a fun reputation.

So sidled into a seaside tavern at noon and figured there likely might be a Happy Hour going on.

I said to the barmaid, Miss Vicki, "What have you got for Happy Hour? Set me up."

She said, "It's over."

I said, "You mean it hasn't started yet?"

She said, "No, it's over."

I was there at 12:05.

Next time I know where I'm coming for breakfast!


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Tell Ya What - We Don't Want 'em!

Miley Cyrus, Bryan Cranston, Barbara Streisand,  Jon Stewart, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer.  The list goes on.

Miley Cyrus said; "Honestly f---this s---I am moving if this is my president! I don't say things I don't mean!"  

Honey, first of all that is the height of hubris thinking that just because you want to, you could just move to Canada.  Secondly, there is no way in Hell we would let you and your scrawny ass in.

In fact, I'd rather take in 10,000 more Syrian refugees that any one of them.  [No offense to the Syrian refugees, lumping them in the same sentence.]

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hey, The Americans Just Elected Rob Ford

They laughed at us,  Now we can......

But maybe not so fast.

First the Brits with their Brexit.  Now the Yanks.

Who's next....?

Regardless, fasten your seat-belts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

And amazingly, Trump won - but the sun still came up this morning.....

Sunday, 23 October 2016

I Think This Girl Is Quitting

I think this girl has sung her last national anthem.

[Stolen from Inspired by Mr. Boffo by Joe Martin]

Thursday, 20 October 2016


A long time ago in 1989 I taped a Jays game that we went to see in Cleveland - way before my thoughts were Arnotti.

Here is a snippet.  [Thanks to Big Joe for digitizing.]

See if you recognize anyone.  Hint: Big Joe is there and so am I. Unfortunately, the great guy on the right is no longer with us.....


Younger readers - under 50 - likely won't understand Buck Martinez's "must be Bob Uecker friends" line.....

Regardless, the game went 15 innings - but they cut off the beer after 7 innings - and we wore the wigs the entire game.

The umpire, Richie Garcia, even gave each of us a ball after the game.  Because we were good boys.

One of the fellows - who will remain nameless, but can digitize VHS tapes - pretended he was David Wells at one of the post game event and lost his ball by autographing it for an unsuspected young lady.

Those were the days........

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


I was browsing the paper today and came across a fantastic story about an 103 year old woman in a dance contest.

Then I thought, she looks familiar.  And I was right - that's Kitty Cohen.

The Arnotti connection?  Click A Great Lady to find out.

My Mom is gone, but Kitty is a great reminder of good days past.......