Thursday, 28 August 2014
Wow! What's next?
The sun not coming up tomorrow.
Now, this guy says the article is not an endorsement for Ford, or that he will even vote for him.
It's just that he thinks it is inevitable that Ford will win the Toronto mayoral election. And for thre reasons;
Reason one; politics as entertainment. Rock star name recognition goes a long way. Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, Arnold. Vote for him? Snicker, I just wanna see what happens.....
Reason two; train wreck! Newspapers and websites need to have content that grab people. Anything that has Ford in the title is a clear winner. All the media race to wherever he is, to cover every word. [The only thing worse than being talked about.....]
Reason three; Redemption! Who doesn't love a good story about the Prodigal Son. People will want to give him a second chance. The author even thinks some his left wing, commie pinko friends might vote for him.
As Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seats belts, Toronto, it's going to be a bumpy night."
Saturday, 23 August 2014
But this one really caught my eye (got my goat, burned my butt).
But nearly 200 years ago, it was called Victoria Row and was the fashion centre of a growing Toronto. A Toronto starting to feel its oats.
This magnificent Victorian, Second Empire beauty set the standard in Toronto for retail elegance. There is even a statue of Queen Victoria adorning the second floor of the centre shop.
Built in 1840 and modified with the Second Empire treatments in the 1870's....
Although stripped of much of its fine architectural detail.
[I guess he is still there, although you would never know if it, crammed in among all the other buildings.]
Anyway, this proposal is for a - what else - 47 storey condo.
And this editorial comment sums up my opinion exactly.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Sure, his name is Kunta and his email is Konta. Potatoes, potawtoes.
But can you imagine? "See that guy over there, he's looking at me funny."
Let's just hope you don't run into one of his friends......