Sunday, 29 September 2013

Not Too Shabby....

Today's lesson is about the evils of that boogeyman, "Unequal Income Distribution."

But in spite about all the talk these days about income inequality, on this map, Canada comes off looking pretty good.

This is a map that represents the distribution of income within a country, using the GINI Index.

A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has an exactly equal income).

A Gini coefficient of one expresses maximal inequality among values (for example where only one person has all the income).

So apart from Sven and Gunilla again (and all of Scandinavia), Canada has some of the lowest income inequality in the world.

[Source: The World Factbook 2009]

I'm Glad I'm Not A Politician

Canada's almost half a billion dollar "Human Rights Museum" is set to open next year.  Its objective essentially was to be a unifying force in Canada, trying to create a sense of Canadian identity and national unity.

But, according to the National Post, it has been anything but:
  • Ukrainian-Canadians object that their exhibit is in a back gallery on the way to the washrooms.
  • Armenian-Canadians fear museum visitors will be suffering genocide-overload by the time they encounter the display explaining their people’s slaughter.
  • A prominent Jewish organization is miffed that the museum’s Holocaust gallery will not discuss the creation of Israel.
  • Palestinian-Canadians feel completely ignored.
  • Aboriginal leaders are angry that the treatment of Canada’s first people is not described as genocide.
Oiy vay.

Not to make too light of the terrible suffering all of these peoples, but really, what did we expect?

If we truly were striving for national unity, we could have saved the half billion dollars and built a hockey arena.

Oh yeah?  In which city?  Why hockey?  Why not rhythmic gymnastics? Why can't we just end poverty!

Oiy vay.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Hit A Nerve

Due to underwhelming popular demand, here is Part Deux of the series "Other People Having Sex"

The Ruskies Are Having Lots Of Sex

But Apparently, Not Enjoying It

I Guess Really Not Enjoying It

So it really is quality, not quantity......

I certainly hope that applies to other.....uhhh.....things.....

Thursday, 26 September 2013

I Tried My Best......

...for Canada, boys, but I'm just one guy.

But way to go, Sven & Gunilla, you frisky biscuits.....

[Map; average age of first sex. Double click map to zoom in, eh.]

[Source: Durex Network Research Unit 2009, Face of Global Sex report, 2005 - 2009, SSL International plc, Cambridge, viewed 20th October, 2009]

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Wow.....What Is This?

A map of the countries that do not use the metric system - in red.

They are; Liberia, Myanmar & the US.

The US keeps good company.....


Monday, 23 September 2013


Pet peeve.

It's not just delivery/shredding trucks blocking lanes (see It Wouldn't Be A Delivery Truck for thoughtful, reasoned reminder), it's these idiots, too.

Here, this woman, in the height of rush hour on Yonge St., sits blindly unaware of the mess she is causing behind her.  Or maybe she is.

Traffic is backed up behind her for just about as far as I could see.

And what you can't hear from this photo is the constant blare of car horns all around her.

And there she sits, waiting for......?

Here is another woman parked.  This time she went across the street to get......?

Pay no attention to the cabbie running a stale yellow.  That's what they do.

I know it was a stale yellow, because here is the previous picture.....

No cabbie  in sight yet.

But it is what they do.  They don't care.

They are like cats.  They pull some crazy stunt. You yell at them and they go, "What?"

And their looks are "Please.......are you serious?"  Then they go back to doing whatever they were doing before you interrupted them.

Okay, I got sidetracked.  Damn cats.

Let's see.....  Oh yeah,   "Don't block traffic at rush hour!"

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Good Sign Or Bad Sign?

An ambulance parked outside your favourite restaurant with a paramedic looking through the door.

I asked him, "Are you here because of a food poisoning incident in the restaurant?"

He said, "I hope not - I'm here to eat!"

Whew.  So I guess that's good news.......

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Oh Those Scamps In The Gaybourhood!

I guess boys will be boys, regardless of which side of the cup they drink from.

And it's never hard to tell which neighbourhood you're in when out and about (same parking lot).

Friday, 20 September 2013

I Can Hear Homer Now.....

"Mmmmmmmmm.......boxed meat."

I hope they pay these marketers a lot to come up with such great, mouth watering names.

"It's meat in a box. What else would you call it?"

I wonder what Homer would make of this.......

Never mind........

But hey!  I'm finally part of the 1%!


Just another day out and about.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Not Good......

....when (arguably) the most famous Canadian in the world is the butt of almost everybody's jokes (from today's paper).

But (no pun intended)........

...can you blame them....?

Me included.......See On The Bieb Watch for reminder.

Monday, 16 September 2013

When Ya Gotta Go......

Boy, that Costco thinks of everything.

"Say, Honey, how are you feeling...?"

Friday, 13 September 2013

TIFF - Flavour Of The Week

Looks like big, black Suburbans are what all the celebs are driving - or being driven in - this year at TIFF (The Toronto International Film Festival).

The woman is in the bright red jacket is actually the manager of all these limos.  She was mic'ed up and pointing and getting all these guys moving.  Hut hut!

And these things have been milling around all week.  Lots of them.

And looks to be a backlog of them at The Four Seasons Hotel, on Yorkville Ave.

Hey!  Get that piece of crap white Lexus out of there!

He won't make it far.  That woman is the red jacket is right in front of him....

Lobster! My Favourite.....What?

Okay....apparently, there might be a little lobster hidden inside those ravioli things.

But are you really going to take that gamble to find out...?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Major Award

Attended a golf tournament yesterday and was presented with a major award during the prize ceremony.  Very honoured.

The award was for my consistent play on the 16th hole.

I hit four consecutive shots and hit four different trees.

Never been done before!

Tee shot into the woods, off a tree.  Second shot, from still deep in the woods, off another tree.  Next shot, with some daylight this time, across the fairway, into the woods, another tree.  Less daylight from this lie another tree.

Still birdied the hole though.  Although upon conferring with others in my foursome, we agreed I didn't.

So I was awarded the coveted "Woodpecker" afterwards.

As I am listening to the organizer - who, unfortunately - or this whole thing would have gone unnoticed, was also in my foursome - describe the circumstances of the next award, I'm thinking, what's the big deal;  four shots, four trees, I've done that.


Along with the award, it seems you are also allowed to park in with all the golf carts.

Who knew?  And this was before I had even won the "Woodpecker"!

The course marshals even came in to look for me during the awards ceremony. Eager to congratulate me, I suspect!

I was able to keep the award under one condition - that I was not to throw it on the 400 on the way home.

So be it!

Wait 'til next year - they'll have to get a wider trophy.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Not One Windmill!

Man, that is one sad looking mini-putt course.

Down at the Toronto harbour I guess they are running low on ideas.

Not even good ideas.

Let's move some rocks around and cut some holes in some Astro Turf.

Oh yeah, and paint some of it blue and people will think it's water.

Now we're talking......

Monday, 9 September 2013

Do You Want To Touch My Menke?

Oh come on.  It wasn't that bad.

Maybe you don't even remember where I stole that line.....

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Same Old, Same Old, All Over Again (Sorry, Yogi)

Are the Toronto Argonauts trying to lose money?

It's obvious they are trying to lose games but they don't have to also try and lose pots of money at the same time, by scheduling games on Tuesdays.

Especially Tuesdays after Labour Days.

On this Tuesday they had the lowest turnout of the season - and that's after giving away what looks like 3-4,000 tickets to U of T students (all the kids in coloured t-shirts across the entire lower bowl).

Lots Of Good Seats Available!
Meanwhile on the paying side, we don't event sit in our own seats - we just go wherever we want.

Which is generally a neighbourhood bar, usually after the second quarter.

Last game I opined about the age after which you shouldn't wear the foam Argo helmet.

I was wrong - it looks like 22 is a great age - if it is worn correctly.......

Some people slag Skydome.

But at night the old girl's still got it.

Even as the ominous Domino Monsters outside continue their relentless crawl towards her.....