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Filed under: General — 19day @ 16:25:25

So Toronto is hosting the G20, I was kind of hoping the place would stay sane. But alas, it has not.

Torontonians at play

Toronto Unlimited

Internal Combustion Engine

1 Billion well spent

It’s pretty pathetic, people going around just smashing all that looks smashable. It seems so pointless to me. Plus the billion dollar police force they’ve wasted their money on seems to just be letting these protesters have free reign. I’m glad I’m not at work, which has had protesters at all the major intersections around it, but people are there today, and with the TTC shut down in the core, they are stranded for the moment. Apparently the street is strewn with garbage, businesses around the area like Starbucks and Subway, which I frequent, have had windows smashed. Police cars set on fire. Teargas released. Shots fired. Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria.

Pathetic behaviour.

Photos misappropriated from Toronto Star

Mario Marathon

Filed under: General — 19day @ 01:01:10

Another Mario Marathon is going on right now. They’ve done this before, and they say in the FAQ that they got the idea from another event years ago, where a group of people ran through (or tried to) four 3D Zelda games in 48 hours. What started as a little paypal fund for getting pizza turned into a nice lump of money that was donated to Child’s Play. I watched that one way back, when I was supposed to be planning a vacation, heh. Anyway, these guys are one of a few groups that do the same thing for the express purpose of raising money for charity, and last year they raised nearly 30k USD. Let’s see how well they do this time around.

Donation Get.

(Maybe it went through, paypal is being a pain.)


Let the earth quake, I’ve got somebody’s Oscar

Filed under: General — 19day @ 19:58:31

So we had a bit of an earthquake near Toronto. It was apparently more of an event in Ottawa. In Toronto, basically it felt like someone was bouncing their leg and rattling the desks, but then it seemed all the desks were rattling. But still, not very much, and it lasted maybe 15 seconds, but a lot of that time was going “huh, wha?” at the time.

Even the precariously piled stuff at my apartment is undisturbed, so I don’t think it was a big deal here, but still, it’s a rare occurrence. I was actually expecting it to be some sort of bombing or something from the G20 that is about to start downtown.

And we saw how little strain the news websites can handle. The effects of the earthquake didn’t extend particularly far, so not many people would have cared to know what just happened, at least I would think, but both Pulse24 and CTV’s websites were down for a measurable period just after the earthquake (20 minutes or so). Toronto Star was better, but spun while trying to render sometimes, and still barely had any information of note for half an hour, except that people in office buildings reported tremors. Well yes, I felt that too, which is why I was looking for more information. Oh well.

You never do nothin to save your doggone soul


I Feel Better

Filed under: General — 19day @ 14:26:12

Another flash video I’m afraid, but this one is so delightfully absurd. I’ve watched it a few times, I find it both catchy and hilarious.

As embedding is disabled ffs, here is the link to the video

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