Sep 28, 2010

Tiny Mitts O'Finnigan

Would be my name if I were a superhero. My power would be to have an extremely small baby hand so I could help your wife retrieve her diamond ring from the bathroom drain or to help my boy get that 20 bag out from under his car seat. Just a subtle superhero I'd be, just make someone's afternoon.

Sep 27, 2010


Hit up the Manifesto Festival over at Dundas Square last night. Nice Fall evening to enjoy a free, outdoor show. Good on the city for doing something like this, bad on the city for not providing a beer tent or portable toilets. I had an eager anticipation for Jay Electronica's set due to the fact that I admire his wordplay, solid production choices and the fact that he shifts pretty far from the norm. Even without a full length LP, he managed to secure a headlining spot before the legendary Black Thought of The Roots. Turned out to be a pretty disappointing set, every track he performed, slowly ended with him spitting a cappella, and then getting into some sort of sermon and trying to get the crowd to repeat after him. You're in Toronto, we're a shitty ass audience, didn't you get the memo? Anyway, he performed Exhibits A and C in the front row of the crowd which seemed to prep everyone for Black Thought.

Jay Electronica, take notes, this is how it's done. Black Thought spit that no nonsense type rhymes with supporting DJ J. Period. Just an all out freestyle of old school Roots joints and homages to Kane, Rakim and Guru. Dude was breathless, giving us what we wanted to hear. He didnt tell me to say "Do that shit, do that shit, do it!" He just performed like a professional then probably got on a plane and went home.

Looking forward to next year, job well done.
Please don't mind the crappy iPhone pics, did my best. That's Black Thought in the black newsboy cap.

Sep 15, 2010

Bloordale Pantry

It was simply called The Dale when I visited it a few years back. Not sure about the history on it but I'm sure that name held the address for quite some time. I think people would've labeled it a "greasy spoon?" It was busted to say the least, how I put a fork to my mouth back then still remains one of my biggest regrets. Anyway just recently, my wife and I noticed the facade been changed and the construction complete and decided to check it last weekend.

She had the Eggs Benedict and I had the Egg White Omelette with Arugula, Tomato and Goat Cheese. We weren't disappointed at all, the interior design and the bluegrass music was a nice touch too. It's at Bloor and Lansdwone and the wait staff is friendly.

Someone told me that this neighbourhood is now called "Bloordale", hence the name of the resto? I think they should've called the neighbourhood "Blansdowne" or "Lansoor".

Sep 13, 2010

My Billboard's are Complete!

Just finished an ad campaign for Coffee Time Donuts and noticed they bought 3 Billboard spots on the Gardiner. My work will finally reach the masses!

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Sep 10, 2010

Make This Sandwich

  • Light Rye, lightly toasted

  • A touch of Dijon, a touch of low fat mayo

  • Some fresh, lean turkey

  • Mild Cheddar

  • Fresh Arugula.

Boom. Go do it now.

Sep 8, 2010

The Human Centipede

You know I really thought I was invincible, thought I was a real tough guy who could stomach anything. Until this, The Human Centipede starring Dieter Laser. Probably the most vile piece of cinema I have ever laid my eyes and brain on. It's a story of a lonely, retired, sleep deprived doctor who is just in need of a friend, even though he says he "despises humans". As the title is somewhat self explanatory, I will just say that there are 3 unlucky tourists who end up in the Doctor's laboratory where all kinds of shit ensues, no pun intended.

If I ever find out that Dieter Laser is going to be the voice of a cute, clumsy villain in a Disney Pixar movie, my word, I will contact the fucken authorities. Dude is mad creepy.

Take a look at some of these pics, I had to stop taking shots about half way through because Blogspot would probably destroy my account if I continued. There is one scene that involves lime green puss that will have you cringing so badly your fists will be dug so deep into your sofa, you'd be like fucken David Blaine levitating.

Sep 7, 2010

Inspiration to Stop Spending Cash on Beer Pt. 11

J. Crew Saint James Sweater

Adidas ObyO David Beckham Gazelle Vintage Mid