Friday, 31 August 2012

Run for Your Lives!

Oh.....they're spare ribs.

Pig bones.

Guess Stephen Harper didn't do anything yesterday, so the CBC had to dredge up something else to grab reader's attention.


Thursday, 30 August 2012

I Think I Must Have Dated Their Pastor

Or the NDP have taken over this church.

However, I'm afraid this joke is on the church, if they think this is a nugget of historical wisdom to promote philanthropy.

This is actually a joke used by Jackie Gleason.  Who was a notorious drinker, gambler and womanizer (not that's there's anything wrong with that).

But not sure the church knowingly wants to be exhorting its congregation to Act Like Jackie.....

During the extensive research for this post, for which this site is admired, came across another quote on money;

"Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did." — James Baldwin, American novelist

Uhhh....I'll have to take his word for it.........

Or one of my own favourites;

A guy says, "You won the lottery and now you have no money?  What happened?"

"Ah, I spent a bunch of it on booze, partying and women.  And the rest of it I just blew."

Ba da bing.....

Monday, 27 August 2012

All We Are Saying......




"Give peas a chance."

[Ed. note:  Stolen.  Obviously.  From someone clever.]

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Don't Do It!

"Hmmmm...should I have the Pronto Pup......Special.....with large fries.....?"

Sanity won out and he for went for the simple hot dog and children's fries.

Unfortunately......not everyone was so smart.......

Friday, 24 August 2012

Trout Lake-a Mistake-a

Great day for a little lake cruise?


However, upon non-sober reflection......

Usually our captain's dog, Sunny, is all over a lake cruise.

And all over the boat.  At the side, in the back, catching spray with her teeth.

 But not today......

Come on!  What's a few waves?

It was a smooth, enjoyable ride.   The waves weren't that high.


Just like mountain goats won't go anywhere near loose stones, I wonder if Sunny is trying to tell us something?


Spray up over the top of the boat?

Perfectly normal for a craft of this size.

What a party pooper.

It's not like we can't swim.

And even if we did have engine trouble and were stranded, we had lots of beer.

Uhhhh....that we would never drink, unless it was an emergency.  Officer. the end, all was well.

Another happy ending.  Ha ha....gulp.....

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bird Of Prey?

I'm not waiting around to find out.......

Very Fancy....

 ...addition to an old neighbourhood.

Oopsie.  Maybe not......

Good to see they are keeping at least some of the heritage. 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A Classic!

Even though "Honest" Ed Mirvish has passed away, it's good to he his son hasn't done anything to change his flagship store from the way it was 50 years ago.

 It's great when a businessman doesn't take himself, or his business, too seriously.

Not that Ed didn't make a ton of money off immigrant women, all fighting over a pair of two dollar socks;

"Ets a mine!"
"No, ets a mine!"

And, of course, a lot of my pre-work wardrobe was courtesy of Ed.  At least when I could out muscle Helga and Edna.

{Ed note: readers are thinking, why did you add "pre-work"?]

Monday, 6 August 2012


Now, as the mutual fund industry always states; "past performance is not a predictor of future performance".

But considering.....
   The 18 month (5 year) Bloor St Transformation Project
   The 48M$ (143M$ actual) St. Clair Right Of Way Project
   The Avenue Rd Watermain Replacement Project (still ongoing 3 years later)

So in this case......

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Tried Their Best...... make the new addition blend in.


Let's see....a beautiful brick and stone, turn of the century bank on The Danforth, and we need to make it a little taller.

Let's put a grey, concrete bunker on top!

Hey, add some metal poles sticking up.

What a waste - no neon billboard.....