With thanks to the Western Horse Review.
With thanks to the Western Horse Review.
From John Graham: So thoughtful the way they ended the bike lane into the guard rail in case the curb didn’t stop you.
Where is this?
This caption contest is long over, but the finalists are still pretty funny.
Not being much of a Halloween guy, I’m not sure what I’d do with the prize if I won this contest. And what do you bet the banana costume somehow has a discrete Del Monte logo on it somewhere. Say, maybe I could wear it and challenge the winner of the Big Sushi Race at a Canadians baseball games next season.
Having trouble waking up in the morning?
Help is on the way, once this prototype gets into production:
This sort of reminds me of (OMGLOL!!!) an analogicized online comment section. And all that is old shall be new again. And, that’s “thank you” with a big smooch.
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Signs found here and there in Vancouver. Pithy, witty captions included with the pix, no extra charge. [Click to enlarge]
A refreshing meme-flip and flip of the finger to all social media trolls, stooges and shills everywhere. People are on to you, your job or your needy negativity.
We can all relate to this-as reported by CTV News several neighbours had fallen down a steep dirt path to a community garden located in Tom Riley Park in Etobicoke, Ontario. After the municipality was alerted, the city took a look at the small slope and declared that yes indeed, a little stairway was needed. The city estimated the cost of the proposed stairs at 65,000 to 150,000 dollars.
A retired mechanic named Adi Astl thought he could do this cheaper and faster. Amassing $550 from his neighbours, he built a set of stairs down the slope of the community park. But these stairs, while practical, are not built to municipal standards and “Toronto bylaw officials have taped off these privately-built stairs”.
“I thought they were talking about an escalator,” Astl told CTV News Channel on Wednesday. Astl says he hired a homeless person to help him and built the eight steps in a matter of hours. Astl’s wife, Gail Rutherford, says the stairs have already been a big help to people who routinely take that route through the park. “I’ve seen so many people fall over that rocky path that was there to begin with,” she said. “It’s a huge improvement over what was there.”
Astl says members of his gardening group have been thanking him for taking care of the project, especially after one of them broke her wrist falling down the slope last year. “To me, the safety of people is more important than money,” Astl said. “So if the city is not willing to do it, I have to do it myself.”
Mayor of Toronto John Tory did acknowledge that the city’s estimate for the stairs was “completely out of whack with reality.” Meanwhile Mr Astl’s stair have been cordoned off and he’s been admonished that private citizens can’t build public structures. Meanwhile in the common sense department, area resident Dana Beamon noted she’s pretty pleased with Mr Astl’s stairs. “We have far too much bureaucracy,” she said. “We don’t have enough self-initiative in our city, so I’m impressed.”
Anyone want to add more?
Want to take some friends out for a fun night on the water? Well, here’s an idea for you. The BBQ doughnut boat.
From Michael Alexander:
As reported by Global News spelling is very important for students and also to municipalities too. And it must have been a bit of a trying day in the City of Revelstoke B.C. when social media splashed the following image everywhere of the new word “school” freshly painted outside one of Revelstoke’s places of education.
So how does this happen? The stencils come in two sets and the painters held them upside down and backwards to paint the word SCOHOL. Revelstoke has put a positive spin on he error, saying that not only will the error be immediately corrected, but also suggesting that vehicles may slow down when they see the spelling.
You just can’t buy that kind of advertising.
“While the city’s supervisor is a little ticked by the mistake as well as a little surprised at the attention it’s getting, the operations manager says they’re all managing to have a little chuckle about it.”
Thanks to the Globe and Mail for this look at postmodern crime, when ransoms and hacking and phishing (oh my) are no longer satisfying to the bot-mind.
Now that hot yoga has cooled off as the fad de jour, here comes the next big furry one.
Yes. Cute little baby goats frisking around while you do the dog.
From the Bangor Daily News: It’s catching on, and the farm owners are now scrambling to keep up with the viral sensation.
Farm owner Peter Corriveau says they just started classes a week ago, and are already booked through June.
“Who doesn’t love baby goats? There’s nothing cuter than a baby goat”, Corriveau told WGME. “There’s just something about them, their nature.”
The street can be used for many things, and disrupting the travelled portion of the road for some of the best show tunes out of an epic Broadway musical fits right in. Just as long as the performances mesh with the length of the crosswalk walk signal.
As reported in the Rolling Stone, James Corden enlisted Dan Stevens, Josh Gad and Luke Evans to join his ragtag Crosswalk theater company’s production of Beauty and the Beast on the street outside CBS on The Late Late Show Wednesday.
Despite the celebrity of the actors and the obvious quality of the costumes and the performance, the video shows that drivers were not too amused. But the impact of this crosswalk performance is priceless.
“After a frantic parking lot rehearsal, the show got underway with Corden leading a spirited performance of “Belle” – the opener from the 1991 animated musical – on the crosswalk before the lights changed. The company tore through similarly dangerous performances of “Gaston” and “Be Our Guest,” with car horns serving as applause. “
A shortened version of the performance is linked below.