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May 21st
10:36 PM
Its time for CHANGE.

Its time for CHANGE.

May 16th
8:56 PM
"Here is what the video shows: Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, is the only person visible in the frame. Prior to the trip, I spent a lot of time looking at photographs of Rob Ford. The man in the video is Rob Ford. It is well-lit, clear. Ford is seated, in a room in a house. In one hand is a a clear, glass pipe. The kind with a big globe and two glass cylinders sticking out of it. In the other hand is a lighter. A slurred voice off-camera is ranting about Canadian politics in what sounds like an attempt to goad Ford. “Pierre Trudeau was a faggot!” is the one phrase the lodges in my mind. Ford, pipe in one hand and lighter in the other, is laughing, and mildly protesting at the sacrilege. He seems to keep trying to light the pipe, but keeps stopping to laugh. He is red-faced and sweaty, heaving with each breath. Finally, he finds his moment and lights up. He inhales."
8:50 PM
"As evidence of his claims, our tipster provided the photo above. It shows Ford hanging out with a number of people. The gentleman standing to his right, flipping the camera the bird, is Anthony Smith. Smith, a 21-year-old college student, was killed two months ago outside a Toronto nightclub in a gangland-style shooting. Smith was, according to our tipster, a kid from the same neighborhood as the dealers who service Ford, and the photo was taken while Ford was going to the neighborhood to purchase and smoke crack cocaine.
"If you’re curious about the photo’s veracity, [below] is another photo, from the National Post, of Ford wearing the same sweatshirt.” — John Cook

"As evidence of his claims, our tipster provided the photo above. It shows Ford hanging out with a number of people. The gentleman standing to his right, flipping the camera the bird, is Anthony Smith. Smith, a 21-year-old college student, was killed two months ago outside a Toronto nightclub in a gangland-style shooting. Smith was, according to our tipster, a kid from the same neighborhood as the dealers who service Ford, and the photo was taken while Ford was going to the neighborhood to purchase and smoke crack cocaine.

"If you’re curious about the photo’s veracity, [below] is another photo, from the National Post, of Ford wearing the same sweatshirt.” — John Cook

8:49 PM

For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine

rye-and-ginger: Gawker’s John Cook claims to have seen a video of Rob Ford smoking crack.

2:18 PM
cheesefags: SAGE DERBY. from Chris’ Cheese-Mongers at St. Lawrence Market. by Jordaan & Kyle
Derby is a British cheese that’s like cheddar, but usually younger. It doesn’t go through the “cheddaring” process where blocks of curds are stacked to expel moisture. Sage derby is made by mixing curds with sage leaves and sometimes green corn or spinach juice. Wikipedia says marigold leaves or parsley can also be used.
Anyway, this cheese is real tasty. The texture is crumbly, and is somehow dry and moist - it’s like it has the texture of a dry cheese but isn’t. It simultaneously melts and crumbles in your mouth. Nice.
Has a really interesting flavour profile. It starts out like a medium sharp kinda old cheddary cheese, but then makes this steady transition to having a really refreshing herby flavour. It’s not like a havarti where you taste the cheesiness and there’s just some herb or jalapeno or whatever shit in it, it really all just works as a unified flavour. And the herby flavour isn’t totally sagey, it’s just a sort of fresh, leafy flavour. And that flavour doesn’t take over, it just transforms the cheese flavour into something lighter. For a heavy cheese, you really don’t notice how much you ate…

cheesefagsSAGE DERBY. from Chris’ Cheese-Mongers at St. Lawrence Market. by Jordaan & Kyle

Derby is a British cheese that’s like cheddar, but usually younger. It doesn’t go through the “cheddaring” process where blocks of curds are stacked to expel moisture. Sage derby is made by mixing curds with sage leaves and sometimes green corn or spinach juice. Wikipedia says marigold leaves or parsley can also be used.

Anyway, this cheese is real tasty. The texture is crumbly, and is somehow dry and moist - it’s like it has the texture of a dry cheese but isn’t. It simultaneously melts and crumbles in your mouth. Nice.

Has a really interesting flavour profile. It starts out like a medium sharp kinda old cheddary cheese, but then makes this steady transition to having a really refreshing herby flavour. It’s not like a havarti where you taste the cheesiness and there’s just some herb or jalapeno or whatever shit in it, it really all just works as a unified flavour. And the herby flavour isn’t totally sagey, it’s just a sort of fresh, leafy flavour. And that flavour doesn’t take over, it just transforms the cheese flavour into something lighter. For a heavy cheese, you really don’t notice how much you ate…

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12:51 PM

Ontario liquor store strike looms for midnight

A strike could happen as early as 12:01 a.m. on Friday — that’s when the union representing 7,000 Liquor Control Board of Ontario workers has set its strike deadline.

The major issue, according to the union, is part-time and temporary work.

"Two-thirds of LCBO employees are casuals with no guaranteed hours, few benefits and an average income that is less than $26,000 a year — at a corporation that made $1.6 billion in pure profit last year," said a statement on the OPSEU website.

For the LCBO it could be a first: the liquor seller has never had a strike, ever.

Spokesperson Heather McGregor says the LCBO is ready in the event of a strike.

"We do have contingency plans to deliver some level of service in the event of a strike," she said. "The details of the plan — all that will be released if and when it is needed."

May 15th
6:54 PM

splatterthug: More exploring the vastness of High Park!

5:33 PM
photogawa: Toronto, 2012

photogawa: Toronto, 2012

4:11 PM
2:49 PM