... is post something short, sweet, non-dyspeptic and by someone else. But, goldarnnit, the someone else here is J Walter Thompson, the venerable ad agency, the original "Mad Men" blue-suited dinosaur that's updated its DNA and partnered with Tourism Toronto to create a soul-stirring 60-second promotional video (actually, an entire campaign) about my hometown that … Continue reading Something I don’t normally do…
Toronto, May 12th: The large, malignant Fordoma that was removed from Toronto being wheeled away. Toronto's prolonged suffering appeared to be at best temporarily at an end today, after an operation to remove a gigantic lump which it has been harboring for the past four years was pronounced guardedly successful. In this grisly photo … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Operation to remove huge, malignant Fordoma from Toronto only partially successful.
FIRST PIC: College Park, our understated (and, this being Toronto, under-appreciated) Art Moderne gem, known to the geezer generation as "Eaton's College Street", looks like this in 2014. But inside, on the 7th floor, was the Eaton Auditorium, and the Round Room, designed by Jacques Carlu in 1930; designed down to the china pattern and … Continue reading DIDJA KNOW? WELL, I NEVER!
Zombie Rob returns from the dead, and this time he means business PLUS: Random Reco's Aw Jeez, Louise, not another one! Sometimes... trying to choose my words, here ... sometimes... ... how to put this - sometimes it's like, you've just this minute finished whacking your living-dead disgrace of an ex-mayor in the noggin with … Continue reading The Night-Mayor Before Xmas