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Freeway Frank Exposes Himself

October 2, 2009 @ 10:25

Peterborough, Ontario - Former Toronto/Calgary broadcaster Freeway exposed himself in the city of Peterborough last night when he sent fellow former broadcaster Fred Patterson and e-mail that said the following.

LEAFS SUCK -You outshoot us but we still beat you. LOL. Your team is bad. Watch out for Gionta, Gomez and Cammy and Price looked amazing."

This from a man who grew up in Montreal and because of that automatically thinks he knows everything about the game. Obviously, he does not. He exposed himself as a hockey fraud.

Yes, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in over-time last night, but they were widely outshot, outplayed and outhustled. Goaltending was the difference.

How this turns into "your team is bad" is something only a delusional Hab Fan could explain. It's obviously the ramblings of a Hab fan who is scared for his team which obviously is too small and timid to compete in the NHL over an 82 game schedule.

The ramblings of a Hab fan that's got to enjoy the few special moments this season will offer a team that barely made the playoffs last year, a team that is actually weaker this year than it was last.

The ramblings of a man watched his team litterly ground into the ice last night by a team that he refers to as "bad."

The ramblings of a man who chooses to ignore the Leafs were missing three regulars last night, while the Habs had their full complement of small frys who will slowly disappear as the season wears on.

The ramblings of a man who knows Carey Price, the only reason the Habs won last night, will get worn out by Christmas and have trouble stopping a beach ball again.

The ramblings of a man who will probably respond to this posting by accusing me of rambling myself.

And he'd be right.


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Asshole Of North America

September 30, 2009 @ 12:09

Vancouver man shot in Mexico after being forced to fight.

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Only In Canada

September 28, 2009 @ 09:12

"Aside from hijacking a plane and shooting at several of his 270-plus hostages, Saini lied his way into Canada, has never gained landed immigrant status, faces deportation and by ministerial order remains a national security threat."

"Over the course of the last 15 years, (Canadian) courts and tribunals have declared that he is a danger to the public and security in Canada and that he shouldn't remain," law society counsel Susan Heakes told the hearing this month into whether to accept Saini's licence application to practise law."

"Nobody questions Saini's initiative and persistence. While fighting deportation to India, he earned a BA from York University and a law degree at the University of Windsor, finishing in 2006."

Former terrorist wants to be lawyer

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Map Of Mexico

September 28, 2009 @ 08:31

Murdered Canadians involved in drug trade.

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Thin Spicy Red Sauce

September 26, 2009 @ 19:25

There's a restaurant near my tin palace in the Kawarthas. It's called the Old Bridge Inn and it's a quaint little place with a great service and a superb menu.

My wife Delyse and I paid a visit recently and were directed to a small table for two that was up against a dry wall divider that had a table immediately on the other side. The divider was just the length of the tables so the gentleman next to me was in view, maybe two feet away.

I ordered the seafood linguini with red sauce and it was fabulous. Shrimp, scallops and salmon chunks in a thin spicy sauce served over pasta cooked just the way I like it.

Problem is, I'm the kind of eater what when I leave the table you know I've been there.

It doesn't matter what I eat I always leave my mark. My wife can eat the same thing and leave a table cloth spotless. I leave stains, spills and quite often saliva.

Anyway, on this particular night at the Old Bridge Inn I was quite famished so I dove into my seafood with the gusto of a starving sailor and it wasn't long before my wife made an observation.

The drywall divider was splattered quite generously with thin spicy red sauce from by seafood linguini. It was something to see. Splashes directly on the level of my mouth would have been easy to understand, but some of these splashes were a good two feet above my head. Boy oh boy, was I ever enjoying this meal.

The sauce was thin enough that while I was twirling the linguini on my fork sauce was flying off against the wall. Sometimes while I was lifting it to my mouth portions would fall back onto the plate explaining the higher splashes.

Needless to say I was embarrassed, not quite as embarrassed as Delyse of course, but embarrassed just the same, and embarrassed to the point that I quickly grabbed a napkin and started to scrub the wall.

Not only did this make Delyse more embarrassed but it created more of a mess than I started with.

Stop, said my sweet wife, don't worry about it. Just leave it alone, which I did.

At that point I plowed back into my meal but it wasn't long before I was horrified to see further results of my vigorous eating habits.

It was the guy next to me. I happened to glance over and the entire sleeve of his dress shirt was spotted with thin spicy red sauce. What hadn't been flung against the divider had leaped two feet and found his shirt.

My heart sunk. Assaulting the wall was one thing, but soiling another mans shirt was something I didn't want to deal with. What if he noticed? What if some thin spicy red sauce slapped the side of his face? How would he react?

To that moment it seemed to be OK. He was going about his business like nothing was wrong, so I was safe. I wanted to stop eating to prevent any further damage, but the linguini was too good. I dropped the fork and drank the sauce like soup while I kept looking over at buddy boy.

He noticed nothing. He smiled and chatted with his wife through dessert and cappuccinos and man oh man was I relieved when they got up and left.

It was quite the experience and if learned anything from this experience its this; restaurants shouldn't put tables so close together.

Figure it out!

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Bill Carroll

September 24, 2009 @ 17:02

If you read this blog with any regularity, you're probably a radio fan and have become aware that there have been some changes made at CFRB in Toronto.

Among them is another change for veteran Bill Carroll. He moves back to mid-mornings after a couple of years of being Ted Woloshyn's replacement in the breakfast show.

I don't know why this move was made and I don't really give a damn because at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter. The powers that be at CFRB decided this was the best way to go and that's the way it's going to be, so beginning a week from Monday, John Moore (who's never done mornings before) will become the new morning man.

(Good luck with the alarm clock week after week after week Johnny boy. You have no idea.)

I like Bill Carroll. Always have and always will. Bill's a professional and whether the switch at 'RB was made because of Bill's performance or Bill's preference doesn't take away from his ability as one of the elite broadcasters in Toronto.

He's great at what he does and that's why I find it so aggravating to see what's been written on particular radio forum about Carroll over the past couple of months. It's a nasty little website that ranks slightly below a shit stain.

At this point I'll stop down and address what you're thinking. If I don't like shit stains, why do I go there? Because I'm an idiot I guess. I'm playing right into the hands of these jerk offs who are legitimized by being recognized.

Anyway, this place website really has no set of rules. If certain people are attacked, the comments are quickly removed. But if you're not part of the inner circle you're fair game for whatever anybody wants to say about you.

Over the past year, Bill Carroll has been relentlessly attacked on "the board" and most of the stuff has been petty, vindictive, and personal, spurred on through jealousy.

I guess it's one of those brotherhood things. Bill Carroll works for a competing company and at one time worked for a competing radio station. I was on MOJO Radio while he was at 'RB. But that doesn't matter because to me, he's still "one of the guys."

And what does "one of the guys mean?" It means a guy who's paid his dues, put in his hours, experienced exceptional success and knows exactly how tough that journey is.

But instead of showing Bill a little respect, he's been attacked personally.

Admittedly, we radio guys take shots at most things under the sun and we should be prepared to take what we dish, but when it becomes personal the rules change. You move from commentator to weasel.

Good luck Bill. Dive into the new job, kick some ass and enjoy your beautiful family along with everything else you've earned.

You have nothing to be ashamed of.

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Another Canadian Killed In Mexico

September 19, 2009 @ 10:10

Why anyone continues to go to this dirt hole amazes me!

Blogger stabbed to death in Mexico.

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Timmy's Lets Us Down

September 14, 2009 @ 09:09

I've been debating over the past few days whether I should write about this because it only involves a few cents. But it's the principle that counts, so that's why I've been moved to attack a Canadian institution.

Why the hell would Tim Horton's raise their prices right now? Talk about a slap in the face to millions across this country that have made Horton's the cash cow it's become.

It's a peculiar move at this time. Here we are in the middle of a recession, thousand are losing or have lost jobs and from what I can gather, nobody seems to be getting a pay raise these days.

How insensitive for Tim Horton's to choose August 31st to raise their prices. Again, it's only a few cents, and they made that clear by posting signs for a couple of weeks after the price increase, but that doesn't matter.

Canadians have supported this company like no other fast food chain in this country's history, and they've made a lot of corporate people and franchisees unbelievable rich.

I don't care what their excuse is, given the popularity of Tim Horton's which is blatantly displayed by the constant line-ups at their drive through windows, nobody is going to tell me that they were feeling any kind of a cash crunch.

We all understand there are bottom lines and the new corporate way is to earn, earn, earn regardless of the economic climate, but this one is a little bit different.

If anything, as a thank you to Canadians for helping build this empire to incomparable heights, Horton's should have offered Canadians a price break.

Instead they decided to stick it to us!

From what I understand, McDonald's coffee is a lot better these days.

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Back To Bloggin'

September 11, 2009 @ 11:19

Hello everyone, it's nice to be back. I've had a lot e-mails lately asking why I haven't been updating so I thought it was time to address it.

First of all, I have been updating the site, but almost exclusively through the audio bits that I do with various radio stations across the country. If I've learned anything its this - a lot of people who visit blogs would prefer to read them than listen to them.

I assume this has something to do with the workplace where it's easier to read blog than listen to it without your boss or other co-workers catching on that you're doing something that maybe you shouldn't be.

The most amusing e-mails I received were from the slithering weasels who like to make something out of nothing because apparently they have some kind of a bone to pick with you for reasons you never really find out because they don't have enough guts to sign their names to their postings.

I've received several notes from people suggesting that I haven't been blogging because Corus Entertainment has instructed me not to. That's funny.

In other words, I'm not writing anything controversial anymore because someone at Corus has decided that as a Program Director, it's not appropriate. How bizarre is that?

If I don't say so myself, I'm still pretty on my radio hits, so why would someone at Corus tell me to stop writing stuff but over-look what I "say" on this site. It's so ridiculous I find it almost painful to talk about it.

But it comes with the territory. There are weasels out there that seem to spend a lot of time thinking this stuff up. I mean really, think about it. I pick up the phone one day and it's someone from Corus telling me to stop having a point of view on issues and stop writing about them on my own website. It wouldn't happen.

It's so bloody stupid I don't think I should spend any more time on it other than to say this, now that the summer is over and several things are in place at work, I'll have more time on my hands to blog. And I will.

I'll get back to talking about things like politics, where Michael Ignatifeff is in the process of committing political suicide by flirting with the idea of an election that nobody seems to want. But we shouldn't be surprised, Ignatieff's power hunger is taking control and he just can't wait any longer. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister continues his steady, rational course and more and more Canadians seem to be catching on.
And don't be fooled by the howlin' over yesterday's deficit announcement. It's a fact of life that all governments have to deal with, the only difference being, that as usual the Conservatives are actually honest about it.

It was a sad week in Toronto. Segregation came to town. The Africentric School opened near Keele and Sheppard, and no matter how you slice it or dice it, in 2009 it's wrong. It goes against everything that Canada is supposed to be about. It's nothing more than a con job perpetrated by those who know the best way to get your own way is to scream racism. In this case it worked. Big time.

I've got admit I'm not impressed with Neil Young. He claims he never intended to be in Toronto on Monday night for a mini-concert to promote his new movie "The Neil Young Trunk Show." For the past week there has been a buzz about him being part of promotion at Yonge-Dundas Square but all of a sudden he claims he knew nothing about it. Knowing the people I do who are connected to this kind of thing, I find this hard to believe. Neil is has always been a bit of a loner, or shy or aloof, I get the impression that in this case he probably just changed his mind.
A good friend of mine opened the Young-Town Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Omemee a couple of years ago and it's a wonderful tribute to Neil and Rock and Roll in general.
Although its in Young's home town, and he's been back a few times, he's never bothered to check out the museum. Seems a bit weird.

On the subject of Jim Balsillie and Phoenix Coyotes, like a lot of sports fans I can't wait for a resolution to this thing and it could take a giant leap forward today. Granted, Balsillie has gone against the grain and tried to come in through the back door, but that's OK. The NHL deserves it. This is a league that has made scores of bad decisions over the past few years and thanks to Balsillie they've finally been exposed for what they are.
And don't kid yourself, the Leafs are a big part of this, which will make it that much easier for me to become a fan of Hamilton's new team, if it comes to that.
The best case scenario would be to have Balsillie with this thing and have the Coyotes out-point the Leafs in year one. I can taste it.

Other stuff. I 'd love to seen George Smitherman run against David Miller in the next election. John Tory is the right guy, but strategically, Smitherman is probably the better choice.
David Miller has been horrible for the city of Toronto. Like Stephen Harper was the right man at the right time for Canada, Miller is the wrong man at the wrong time for Toronto. He has been a disaster. Get rid of the guy.

And it looks like its not going to happen. I've lived in the GTA for all of my 53 years but I never ever went to Bigliardi's Steak House on Church Street. It opened in 1977 and will close on the 26th of this month, and I never ate there. I had the intention many times when going to Maple Leaf Gardens over the years, but for some reason or another, I never got around to it. Maybe it had something to do with the prices. And that's why I won't make a special trip to go there before it closes. I have a problem with paying 40 or 50 dollars for a hunk of meat that I can buy for 12 dollars in a store. More often that not, I leave steak houses unsatisfied.

Let's be doing it

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Today With Craig And Matt

August 19, 2009 @ 08:42

Brett Favre and garbage strikes.

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