Update:The Toronto Star picked up the story today -- Saturday -- a week after it was debunked on the internet and the day after a DNA test revealed that it was a possum. It's an AP story that expresses some skepticism .... but still, doesn't anyone in the msm use google?
I have no idea who "Vince" was. He was long gone when the variety was a stop on our way to school in the early '80s. We would drop in before school to get treats. There was an old-school bar with stools where farmers would jaw the morning away over coffee. The bar was removed at some point and it simply a variety store. In the 90s, it changed hands again and became the local video store.
The building had been abandoned for several years.
Ok, I know at least one person who's gonna like this one ...
Tonight I got to use Heather's iPhone to surf the internet ... and I freakin' loved the damn thing. It's bright and shiny and you can check in on all your internet stuff. It's bright as hell and even has a 'flashlight' mode ... but if you really want a flashlight, there's a cheaper alternative:
There's no way I'm going to pay Rogers' fee for a damn flashlight. Or the internet. I'll wait for the future to get a little cheaper. And the network is kind of slow, so I'll also wait for the future to get a little faster. Maybe I'll get a used Newton instead.
But yes, I will agree that the iPhone is one sweet little shiny machine.
A few days ago, I entered into the CBC's Hockey Night in Canada theme contest. Within a couple days I was in the lead with over 15000 views, and an average rating of 4/5. Soon after, the CBC decided to take down my entry! Thanks to fan outcry, it was shortly returned, only to be removed again. It has once again been put up, apparently only being taken down by a third party moderator. Help Hockey Scores retain the lead!
When a crime is committed in the city, you can bet I'll be there. Not because I'm like Batman ... but because I live in the neighbourhood where the crimes get committed. Above, you can see the garage, one block over, that was part of Igor Kenk's now-infamous bike-theft-pack-rat network.
The neighbourhood has gentrified so quickly in the past few years, it seemed like the crime might have moved away. But there it is, ugly and real. Actually, the vines are kind of nice.
Meanwhile, on Lansdowne, a few stalwarts are still protesting the long-overdue maintenance that was completed months ago. Imagine the pain of having your street brutally disfigured by dozens and dozens of new trees.
Speaking of the new, anticipation builds at the plaza. 7/11 and Harvey's vacated a few years ago and now, stores are opening. Saks is much better than 7/11, so the wait was worth it.
But we don't know what's moving in to the big space. We're hoping it'll be something good even though, realistically, it's probably going to be a rub & tug superstore.
Update: Saks opened the day after this pic was taken and the mystery store is going to be a Tim Horton's.