Monday, 29 June 2015
Mazinaw is the north-south lake in the middle left. While all around it are east-west lakes.
I realize I had mentioned this before, so for a refresher on this see Home Alone. [Pay no attention to the Home Alone references or cliff jumping imbeciles.]
As this lake - allegedly - was formed by massive faults in the earth's sedimentary crust, the sheer walls go straight up 300 feet and, beneath the water, straight down 300 feet.
I'm surprized my cheap cellphone camera doesn't capture it better.
[For those of you that read the previous post, the aforementioned imbecile likely jumped right over one.]
He, or similar characters to him, also existed in Algonquin and Cree culture. But only if you can believe Wikipedia.
These drawings have been here for hundreds of years.
Can't you see him?
Of the wascally variety, as he is known as a trickster. And a shape-shifter.
You can identify him by his two large ears.
Well.......beep beep, that's all folks.
Monday, 22 June 2015
It's great that the U of T keeps so many of its heritage buildings.
Or does it.
Hmmm.....bricked up windows.....
Here is its neighbour.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Monday, 15 June 2015
Looks great. Except for a couple of things.
And they're keeping the church. That's great.
[The church section shown in the top photo shows the tower, which you can just see on the left in this pic.]
And the condo is going to be built just about where that black box is.
You wascally wabbits!
Oopsie.....looks like the promotional material forgot one little item.
The 20 storey building right beside it. (The building in which I toiled for 15 years.)
But we saw it from the model suite in that 20 storey building.
Maybe you can get to know these guys.
With super slow mo, infra red enhancement, we identified what looks to be the outline of another tower.
We asked the charming sales associate what that was.
"Oh, that's a another tower being built", she sort of smiled.
"20 storeys", she grimaced.
"Won't it block these million dollar views?" (Our 1,600 square foot 1.5M$ model is on the 10th floor.)
"We were told no. Or only a little bit."
Oh you wabbits make me wery wery angwee.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Thursday, 11 June 2015
One of them is a minimum guaranteed income, or Mincome. Everybody would get a guaranteed annual $20,000 to $30,000. Not bad!
Calgary's mayor, Naheed Nensh, is volunteering his city to pilot test this experiment.
Well, I think Gordon Lightfoot is going to get a bump up in his royalty cheques, as soon every grifter in Canada will be singing Alberta Bound and taking the next Greyhound west.
So with 20 to 30 grand in your pockets, you get yourself a nice apartment, some cowboy boots and a string tie.
But like any self respecting grifter knows, you need something to do all day.
Welcome to Jimmy's Bar & Grill!
More bar than grill, I suspect, unless you can grill pickled eggs.
I'm sensing a whole new business climate out there.
Move over Oil, there's a new liquid in town.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
....if we shut down the Canadian Senate for six months and just see what happens?
Would anyone notice?
Go home, Senators.
I guess we can keep paying them during the pilot test. But don't charge anything!
And then, try it for six more months.....
Next - on to Parliament!
From The Great-Minds-Think-Alike File
In this morning's paper: I guess I'm not alone in my wishful thinking.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
[Note: Not the same "What was that?" as yesterday's Men's Sex Maze post. At least I hope not.]
About midnight, loud crash boom outside my window.
Woke up this morning, decided to investigate.
View From My Window
Yonge Street closed in all directions.
Just in time for the morning rush.
Hey, I know that guy!
I actually listened to him this morning on the radio, right from there I guess.
Both front ends mashed together pretty good.
Lots of guys in hospital and driver under arrest.
Never a dull moment in my neighbourhood. [I'm getting tired of typing that.]
Monday, 8 June 2015
Saturday, 6 June 2015
These two businesses are across the street from each other.
So either the owners of the Cardinal Funeral Home are very savvy businessmen....
I know they are good at deliveries, as I was born here, but after that......
And I hope that arrow in the top picture is not pointing to what I think it is.