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You Are Viewtiful
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(05-16-2013, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

Dundas does 'weird things' in the west end. It actually curves up and intersects Bloor. I live on the other side of High Park, so trust me on this one.

http://www.toronto.ca/wards2000/images/pdf/ward_14.pdf

edit: But yeah, what is traditionally thought of as Parkdale is further south of Bloor, but Ward 14 goes up into what would be considered the tail end of the Junction I guess.

Damn roads trying to break the grid. I have lost all respect for Dundas
added_time
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(05-16-2013, 09:57 PM)
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Scene: Free Pinball at First Canadian Place

OH MY GOD! (I am obsessed with pinball)

Only til 6pm today! 100 pinball machines on free play!

If I leave now, I can be there by 4:30.. here we goooooo............
jcutner
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(05-16-2013, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by added_time

Scene: Free Pinball at First Canadian Place

OH MY GOD! (I am obsessed with pinball)

Only til 6pm today! 100 pinball machines on free play!

If I leave now, I can be there by 4:30.. here we goooooo............

Haha yup
It was awesome
I work in the building so I just had to go the main floor
Played some South Park and avengers. Couple others too
Tron Legacy machine looked cool
Roto13
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(05-17-2013, 01:25 AM)
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I wish I had known about that in advance.
Brinbe
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(05-17-2013, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Roto13

I wish I had known about that in advance.

me too! damn =(
IceDoesntHelp
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(05-17-2013, 01:48 AM)
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Guys, how long do TTC transfer tickets last??
EvilMario
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(05-17-2013, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

Guys, how long do TTC transfer tickets last??

It's incredibly stupid.

There is no 'set time'. The transfer is invalid once you 'leave the system'. So if I get a transfer from Yonge and Bloor and need to board a bus at Runnymede, it has to be within that time frame. But it's up to the driver to decide. I've had to wait 10 minutes for the subway before, then 30 minutes for a bus, which is long enough for the driver to want to argue with me that my transfer was invalid.

Timed transfers make so much more sense, which is why so many more cities have them. Ah, but not Toronto. One of the really annoying archaic features of the system they refuse to change.
IceDoesntHelp
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(05-17-2013, 01:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

It's incredibly stupid.

There is no 'set time'. The transfer is invalid once you 'leave the system'. So if I get a transfer from Yonge and Bloor and need to board a bus at Runnymede, it has to be within that time frame. But it's up to the driver to decide. I've had to wait 10 minutes for the subway before, then 30 minutes for a bus, which is long enough for the driver to want to argue with me that my transfer was invalid.

Timed transfers make so much more sense, which is why so many more cities have them. Ah, but not Toronto. One of the really annoying archaic features of the system they refuse to change.

Thanks. Street car driver said mine was invalid had to walk back to union station today
EvilMario
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(05-17-2013, 01:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

Thanks. Street car driver said mine was invalid had to walk back to union station today

Yeah, you can't walk to the next stop. So if you get off the 501 streetcar, you can't walk down to King St and use it to board the subway, or streetcar there. Even if you literally take less than five minutes to walk there. And of course you can't use it for round trips either, because it isn't timed. TTC does a shit job explaining it as well and when I see people ask drivers about it, most respond as if it's too much trouble to answer.
Willectro
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(05-17-2013, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

Notes from the Ford Press Conference via Twitter:

Metro Morning
‏@metromorning
The Mayor is listing things he would have paid for with money from the non-existent casino deal. Transit, parks, community housing...

Probably not a popular opinion, but please no more community housing in Toronto. Please. I live near one of these "community" buildings and its a nightmare for everyone involved. This one is supposedly intended for those with mental issues, but I wasn't aware that partying, drinking, and doing drugs was an illness. I have no issue if you want partake in those activities, but not on the tax payer's dime. </rant>
IceDoesntHelp
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(05-17-2013, 02:16 AM)
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Oh yeah Parliment drive smells
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 02:49 AM)
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Ford would have used the casino money to pave the streets in gold and have the garbage men dress in tuxedos
AlphaTwo00
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(05-17-2013, 02:55 AM)
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... http://gawker.com/for-sale-a-video-o...-cra-507736569

WHAT...

He can't be that dumb, can he?

Edit: I was late by a page? God damn.
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kifimbo

Holy shit, video of Rob Ford smoking crack (recently) is on sale.

http://gawker.com/for-sale-a-video-o...-cra-507736569




Beaten but holy shit if it ever comes out.....
Draff
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(05-17-2013, 02:59 AM)
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Nooo... Only on Neogaf am I beaten to the punch.

Here's a true story, my friend's friends used to buy hash from Rob Ford in high school at football games.
Roto13
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(05-17-2013, 03:05 AM)
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If he was on crack cocaine, he'd probably get something done now and then.

EDIT: "He is red-faced and sweaty, heaving with each breath" That's him alright.

EDIT 2: "Greetings;I am a lawyer," Well, I'm convinced.
Brinbe
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(05-17-2013, 03:13 AM)
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would not be surprised
added_time
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(05-17-2013, 03:20 AM)
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I got a good hour and a half of free pinball in today!

I played Circus Voltaire, X-men, Metallica, South Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, CSI, Avatar, AC/DC, Tron Legacy and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The best one by far was Circus Voltaire. I love those classic machines before they started licensing pop culture stuff.
Worst one was CSI. It was really boring so I guess it's true to the show.
Willectro
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(05-17-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlphaTwo00

... http://gawker.com/for-sale-a-video-o...-cra-507736569

WHAT...

He can't be that dumb, can he?

Edit: I was late by a page? God damn.

1. Gawker.
2. "Rob Ford purchases his crack cocaine from a crew of Toronto drug dealers that service a veritable who's who of A-list...Torontonians?" - The guys pictured do not fit that description.
3. Based on the video, how are they sure it's crack? Could be weed/hash/oil/etc.
4. Gawker.
Kuro Madoushi
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(05-17-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

Yeah, you can't walk to the next stop. So if you get off the 501 streetcar, you can't walk down to King St and use it to board the subway, or streetcar there. Even if you literally take less than five minutes to walk there. And of course you can't use it for round trips either, because it isn't timed. TTC does a shit job explaining it as well and when I see people ask drivers about it, most respond as if it's too much trouble to answer.

Yup. This is super backwards and incredibly stupid. When I lived in Edmondump, it was time. Even when I was in Ottawa it was timed.

The best system is probably in Asia where you pay ahead or you just get an Octopus card like in HK.

TTC = lulz
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 04:58 AM)
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Anyone on Rogers internet having trouble accessing websites? Facebook and Gaf work but google and others aren't connecting at all

Interesting.....they only seem to work if I put in Http:// ....wtf

Or that was just a coincidence as they are all back now


I did lose a bunch of work in SimCity though.....fucking Origin
whitehawk
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(05-17-2013, 05:00 AM)
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Apparently the Toronto Star has seen the crack video tape.
Zombie James
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(05-17-2013, 05:01 AM)
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The Star's viewed the video and they're going to have an article about it tomorrow. Sure looks like him in the screencap.
DopeyFish
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(05-17-2013, 05:06 AM)
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rob fords lawyer using hotmail?
Brinbe
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(05-17-2013, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigJonsson

Anyone on Rogers internet having trouble accessing websites? Facebook and Gaf work but google and others aren't connecting at all

Interesting.....they only seem to work if I put in Http:// ....wtf

Or that was just a coincidence as they are all back now


I did lose a bunch of work in SimCity though.....fucking Origin

Nope, seems everyone had a problem. Fuck Rogers
Boogie
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(05-17-2013, 05:24 AM)

Originally Posted by DopeyFish

rob fords lawyer using hotmail?

I'm not saying it is or isn't his lawyer, but a couple of defence lawyers I have dealt with have used gmail accounts as their work e-mail, so hotmail's not much of a stretch to believe.

Edit: the name used,Dennis Morris, is the name of Ford's lawyer, at least.
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Rogers tweeted that there are problems in Southern Ontario
Fuzzy
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(05-17-2013, 05:36 AM)
Forget about this Ford garbage, tentative LCBO deal reached which means no strike.
Sober
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(05-17-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Forget about this Ford garbage, tentative LCBO deal reached which means no strike.

Nice. Not really much else but a beer drinker so I would have the beer store to fall back on but good because I forgot to go get something for the long weekend.

But then again I work retail part time so I'm definitely stuck at work the long weekend. Maybe I should just sneak some into the lunch room.
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Forget about this Ford garbage, tentative LCBO deal reached which means no strike.


Is anyone surprised? The LCBO made a killing the last week lol
Boogie
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(05-17-2013, 05:48 AM)
http://www.torontomike.com/2013/03/t...comment-234172

Random commenter accused Ford of using crack on Toronto Mike's blog back in March.
Divvy
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(05-17-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Holy shit Book of Mormon was amazing
Kuro Madoushi
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(05-17-2013, 05:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Forget about this Ford garbage, tentative LCBO deal reached which means no strike.

Friend works for the LCBO. I texted him about a month ago asking if there would be a strike
"Doubt it :)"

Cannot take away our alkyhol
Fuzzy
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(05-17-2013, 06:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Kuro Madoushi

Friend works for the LCBO. I texted him about a month ago asking if there would be a strike
"Doubt it :)"

Cannot take away our alkyhol

87 years, 0 strikes.
Divvy
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(05-17-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Oh my god the Ford crack thing, this is the best night ever holy shit
thabiz
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(05-17-2013, 06:10 AM)
holy fucking shit
Brinbe
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(05-17-2013, 06:12 AM)
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EtobiCOKE jokes to dramatically spike
AlphaTwo00
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(05-17-2013, 06:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brinbe

EtobiCOKE jokes to dramatically spike

I am SO STEALING THAT ONE.

Oh god, tomorrow is going to be gold!
EvilMario
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(05-17-2013, 06:24 AM)
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How convenient they reach a settlement right after everyone made a mad dash to stock up on liquor today. Yeah, yeah, these negotiations always go to the last possible, minute, but still.. I'm sure they loved sales this week

Originally Posted by Brinbe

EtobiCOKE jokes to dramatically spike

Fuzzy
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(05-17-2013, 06:38 AM)
Toronto-Age |OT3| Our Mayor Might be on Crack, Explains a lot
Sober
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(05-17-2013, 06:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Toronto-Age |OT3| Our Mayor Might be on Crack ...right now

There we go
EvilMario
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(05-17-2013, 06:43 AM)
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Toronto-Age |OT3| Being Mayor isn't all it's cracked up to be

Also.. Hi.
Divvy
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(05-17-2013, 06:47 AM)
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jstripes
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(05-17-2013, 07:02 AM)
This Rob Ford thing is amazing.

But he'll come out of it unscathed, as usual, with full support from "Ford Nation". (Fucking world.)

Originally Posted by BigJonsson

Rogers tweeted that there are problems in Southern Ontario

That explains why I had no bars earlier.
Kinitari
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(05-17-2013, 07:11 AM)
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Toronto-Age |OT3| Something Somethings Rails Something EXCEPT IT WAS CRACK.

Fill in the blanks for me, I can't do all the work
killer rin
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(05-17-2013, 08:04 AM)
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Eh, lets just keep it simple

Toronto-Age |OT3| Going Off the Rails on a Cracked up Gravy Train
BigJonsson
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(05-17-2013, 08:11 AM)
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I'm going to see the pandas at the zoo in 12 hours :D
-COOLIO-
The Everyman
(05-17-2013, 08:27 AM)
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ford funds rails after all.

that's all i got.
Azih
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(05-17-2013, 02:14 PM)
So was there a Ford Cut the Blow challenge where he urged all mayors to join him in getting off hard drugs?

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