I just got back from a wonderful trip up north for the weekend, and though it got cut short, it was still amazing.
Here are a few random nature shots from our beautiful Ontario - Yours to Discover...
Home » Archives for May 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 11:59 PM
Labels: Beautiful , Cottage , Images , Nature , Ontario , Pics , Pictures , Random , Shots , Up North , Yours to discover
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Going up north to a cottage for the weekend! Finally, a break... It seems like it's been forever...
Have a great weekend folks!
(Image: Photo From Cottage Resort Up North by Zorro
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 9:47 AM
Labels: Break , Cottage , Get-away , Ontario , Up North , Vacation , Weekend
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Today there's been all kinds of rabble going around about a video of a baby who is smoking a cigarette so casually, one would think that he'd been smoking for years...
Ardi Rizal is the name of the 2 year-old baby, and apparently this baby smokes 40 cigarettes a day! :O
Here's the video in case you missed it:
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 3:16 PM
Labels: Ardi Rizal , Baby , Cigarettes , Smoking , Video , YouTube
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:25 AM
Labels: Accident , Anti-Bike , Anti-Car , Attorney General , Corruption , Cyclists , Darcy Allan Sheppard , John Tory , Killed , Licensing , Live Drive , Michael Bryant , Newstalk1010 , Toronto
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Today, a review by jackandcokewithalime of the Toronto Board of Trade's Discussion Paper, The Move Ahead: Funding “The Big Move”, was linked on the BOT's Election 2010 website at: VOTETORONTO2010.com - The media scan for May 25.
The article that was linked can be found at: Rob Ford: "No, no, no and no" to Toronto BOT's New Tax/Fee/Toll Ideas.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 3:27 PM
Labels: Discussion Document , Election , jackandcokewithalime , Linked , Mayoral Candidates , Review , Rob Ford , Taxes , The Move Ahead: Funding “The Big Move” , Toronto , Toronto Board of Trade , Transportation
Je suis très Désolé Les Habitants... Très, Très, Très Dèsolè! ;)
Mais Oui, I am relishing in your defeat as a Torontonian... I just can't help it. It comes so natural as a Leaf fan... Can you blame me?
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 2:06 AM
Labels: Eliminated , Montreal Canadiens , NHL , Philadelphia Flyers , Playoffs , Stanley Cup , Toronto Maple Leafs
On May 19th, a post-debate review by jackandcokewithalime of the first televised Toronto Mayoral Debate of 2010, was quoted on the Rocco Rossi For Mayor website at: RoccoRossi.com - Toronto 2010 Mayoral TV Debate #1 – Post-debate thoughts.
The article that was quoted can be found at: Toronto 2010 Mayoral TV Debate #1 - Here's the Video Link....
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:16 AM
Labels: 2010 , CP24 , Election , jackandcokewithalime , Mayor of Toronto , Mayoral Candidate , Mayoral Debate Review , Quote , Rocco Rossi , Toronto , TV Debate #1
Well, that's it. The end of 24, the TV Show... It's a sad, sad day for 24 fans, unlike Lost fans, who were counting down the days until that show ended...
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 12:51 AM
Labels: 24 , Farewell , Finale , Jack Bauer , Lost , Movie , TV Show
Friday, May 21, 2010
"Yeah, 'cause the Maple Leafs remind me of a chronic leaf and I was representing that, you know what I'm saying? I didn't know the Canada flag was so close to the chronic leaf; I just liked the way it looked so I was representin' and it was blue.", Snoop Dogg said in reference to him choosing to sport a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey in 1993 on the Arsenio Hall show.
For the Full Interview by Nardwuar on Chart Attack, see the link below:
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 9:03 PM
Labels: Arsenio Hall , Hockey , Jersey , Nardwuar , Snoop Dogg , Toronto , Toronto Maple Leafs
I came across a couple of articles today from Jim Kenzie, the Toronto Star's Chief Auto Correspondent, where he scolded Toronto Cyclists and Pro-Bike Anti-Car supporters for their unreasonable expectations from Toronto Motorists.
And as a Toronto resident who drives to work every day, I thought his comments were just classic!
Obviously if you're a bike enthusiast and anti-car supporter, you probably won't find the same amusement that I did from his articles. But I'm sure that won't stop you from taking a look anyway...
Here are the links to the 2 articles. Take a look if you get a chance:
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:34 AM
Labels: 3 Feet to pass rule , Anti-Car , Bike Lanes , Bikes , Classic , Cyclists , Enthusiast , Funny , Humour , Jim Kenzie , Laws , Motorists , Pro-Bike , The Toronto Star , Toronto
A band of scumbag Moving Companies have been terrorizing Torontonians with a horrible scheme whereby they take an initial deposit for moving you, and then hold your belongings hostage for huge additional expenses once they get to your destination. If you decline, they charge you to take your stuff back. So either way, if you don't pay more, you don't get your stuff.
And until the Toronto Star did an investigative report on it, the Toronto Police did nothing about it. In fact, they were taking the side of the Moving Companies.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 12:33 AM
Labels: Blackmail , Cheats , Desi Movers , Extortion , Hostage , Hustlers , Moving Company , Ransom , Scam , Scumbags , Steal , Toronto , Toronto Police
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Toronto Board of Trade released it's discussion paper The Move Ahead: Funding “The Big Move” yesterday which basically outlined 16 ideas that the BOT has for new revenue streams in the City of Toronto (and Hamilton). These new revenue streams would ideally go towards supporting new Transportation Infrastructure in the GTA aimed at easing Traffic Congestion.
This discussion document can be downloaded at the following link (pdf file):
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 4:44 PM
Labels: 2010 , BOT , Fees , George Smitherman , Mayoral Candidates , Mayoral Race , Road Tolls , Rob Ford , Taxes , TGFRF , Toronto , Toronto Board of Trade , Traffic Congestion , Transportation
Relax Sarah Thomson boosters, it's just a question! And a fair question if you ask me...
After her sad sad performance last night in the first televised Toronto Mayoral Debate of 2010 (Toronto 2010 Mayoral TV Debate #1 - Here's the Video Link...), are you really surprised that this subject has come up?
The thing is, we have 26 Candidates for the next Mayor of Toronto (2010 Mayor of Toronto Election - Official Candidates List. Here's the link.), and given that including more than 6 candidates in these debates would be utter chaos (if it's not already), we need to carefully select the key candidates that Torontonians need to hear from. -And after last night, that definitely isn't Sarah Thomson.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:25 AM
Labels: 2010 , Debate-Worthy , Election , Giorgio Mammoliti , Mayoral Debate , Mayoral Race , Sarah Thomson , Toronto
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The first televised 2010 Toronto Mayoral Debate took place today on CP24, and other than the constant annoying interruptions from the CP24 staff and moderator, it was a pretty good show.
If you didn't get a chance to watch it, CP24 has the full debate video available to be viewed for free on their website at the following link:
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 2:18 AM
Labels: 2010 , Candidates , George Smitherman , Giorgio Mammoliti , Joe Pantalone , Link , Mayoral Debate , Online , Rob Ford , Rocco Rossi , Sarah Thomson. CP24 , Stephen LeDrew , Toronto , Video , Watch
Thursday, May 13, 2010
While Rob Ford is busy out there cleaning up the City of Toronto's Corrupt and Tax Evading City Councillors and City Staff, "Shady Joe" Pantalone accused him of being "snitch".
You know, when you think about it, only criminals and guilty people call whistleblowers "snitches" when their wrongdoings are outted.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:13 AM
Labels: Alcoholic , City Councillor , Criminals , Deput Mayor , Drunk , Joe Pantalone , Mayoral Candidate , Perks , Rob Ford , Shady Joe , Snitch , Soccer , Tax Evasion , Toronto , Whistleblower , World Cup
Toronto City Councillors held a vote today on the horrible idea of putting bike lanes on University Ave., and for the first time in a long time, they voted the right way and made the right decision for Toronto: No bike lanes on University!!!
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 12:17 AM
Labels: 13-13 , 2010 , Accident , Against , Bike Lanes , City Councillors , Paula Fletcher , Stupid , Tie , Toronto , University Ave. , Vote , Wrong Vote
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
If you haven't heard the news yet, Starz, the TV network responsible for one of the best shows on TV, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, is currently working on a 6-Part Prequel for Spartacus which will focus on the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 12:38 PM
Labels: 6-part , Andy Whitfield , January 2011 , Lucy Lawless , Prequel , Season 2 , Spartacus: Blood and Sand , Starz , TV
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
If George Smitherman feels secure that he has the vote of the Toronto Gay Community in his bid to be the next Mayor of Toronto, he better think again.
Apparently, members of Toronto's Gay Community are disgusted with the way Smitherman has been "Playing the Gay Card" in his Mayoral Campaign, and as a result, they've shifted their support behind another candidate, namely, Rob Ford.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:00 PM
Labels: AIDS , Campaign , Election , Gay Card , Gay Community , George Smitherman , HIV , Mayor of Toronto , Mayoral Candidate , Party Drugs , Party Scene , Rob Ford , Toronto
Sunday, May 9, 2010
If you're looking to buy a House (Detached, Semi-Detached), Townhouse or Condo in Toronto, then you definitely need to see this tool that's been provided by the Toronto Star on their website (link provided below).
It is basically an Interactive Google Map which shows the prices of Toronto Houses and Condos as provided by MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) via the latest census they did in 2008.
The map shows the varying prices by different colour shades, it allows for the map to be filtered by property type (house-detached, house-semi-detached, townhouse, condo) and the map can be zoomed in upon in order to get more detailed Toronto area pricing.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 12:33 PM
Labels: Assessment , Census , Condo , Detached , Google Map , House , Interactive , Looking , MPAC , prices , Searching , Semi-detached , Shopping , The Toronto Star , Toronto , Townhouse
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
In a Toronto Mayoral Debate today held by the Toronto Real Estate Board at 11am, Rob Ford said that if he is elected as the next Mayor of Toronto, he vows to abolish the Land Transfer Tax as well as the Vehicle Registration Tax!!
Rob Ford, why can't you just become Mayor right now? ;)
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 4:53 PM
Labels: Dalton McGuinty , Debate , George Smitherman , Land Transfer Tax , Mayor , Mayoral Race , Rob Ford , The Real Estate Board , Toronto , TREB , Vehicle Registration Tax
Ever since the raids that took place this morning all around Toronto (Toronto Star: Raid exposes international crime group), there's been a lot of talk in regards to a Jamaican gang called the Shower Posse.
After doing some looking around, I found that BET had filmed a great documentary on the Jamaican Shower Posse as a part of their American Gangster series. Luckily, I found the actual video online at BET.com, and it is available to watch for free.
Here's a link to the video:
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 2:25 AM
Labels: American Gangster , BET , Canada , Documentary , Drugs , Guns , Jamaica , Jamaican Shower Posse , Raids , Toronto , USA
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Over the past week or so, I've been watching every Stephen Hawking documentary I can get my hands on, and in the latest one that I watched (Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking - Aliens), Hawking mentioned the "Wow!" radio signal that was captured via a SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) project at The Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University on August 15th, 1977 (Wikipedia - Wow! signal).
Personally, I hadn't heard about this discovery before, and as such, it was a real eye-opener for me. It reminded me of that movie Contact (Wikipedia - Contact (film)), where scientists listened for radio signals from space, until the day that they actually found something, a signal that repeated a sequence of prime numbers coming from the star Vega.
Anyway, that was all fun stuff to watch, and yada, but when Hawking mentioned that scientists had actually really received a radio signal from space, I was shocked.
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 9:06 PM
Labels: 6EQUJ5 , Aliens , Documentary , Dr. Jerry Ehman , Earth , ET , Intensity Variation , Into the Universe , Radio Telescope , SETI , Stephen Hawking , Wow Signal , YouTube
The Toronto Vehicle Idling Bylaw is yet another example of Toronto City Leaders wasting taxpayers' money by dedicating time and effort to an exercise that will accomplish absolutely nothing.
I can't even begin to understand this law, as we have thousands of cars that idle in traffic jams for hours all over the city, every single day, multiple times a day, and yet hey, lets go after the cars that idle for 1 minute on the side of the road...
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 11:01 AM
Labels: Bylaw , Congestions , Fine , Gridlock , Health , Idling , Tickets , Toronto , Traffic , Traffic Jams , Useless , Vehicles