Category Archives: Rants

You’ve lost Winnipeg, Manitoba…Really it’s not that hard to find.

OK people hold on tight cause I am on a rant tonight.

Where is Winnipeg?? No one seems to know!

Normally I don’t get my hair in a knot about people not knowing about where Winnipeg is because we are pretty laid back and just out of the way.
Except for the fact that we are in the center of the fucking continent people.  LOOK please just take a small break and look at a map.  If your reading me here you have good goggle something or other.

Winnipeg it’s right here!!

OK, everyone settled? Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

Mayor Ford, Toronto is still part of Canada is it not? We all see the same Maple Leaf flag flying high over us?  So what gives when you think that Windsor, Ontario is part of Manitoba?

We all know you’re not the sharpest knife in the roll, but for fuck sakes.  Pull your head out of your Southern Ontario ass and look around. Did you even realize that Ontario exists outside of the GTA?  There is another side to the Ontario map you know it includes places like Kenora, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Souix Lookout, and my home town of Fort Frances.  Also not in the view of Windsor (Not Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Next victim please.

CBS News I am going to go a little easier on you.
You’re American and I know that you don’t know much out of the way of Krispy  Kreme and Big Macs.

Don’t get me wrong I like you guys, much like I love a retard cousin, Unlike the excited states we love to read books, and more than often write books. So how do  you always get us wrong?? Discussion is more than just lies and partisan bullshit, and may I elate that our Canadian economy is kicking your ass?

Canadians like you say love to give, often the shoes off our feet.  We are a giving kind people.  So would it be so hard for you to get your facts right??
Your not Canadian so we don’t expect perfection so at least get the province right.

I would also like to send a direct message to Tucker Carlson, why are Canadians so hard assed and tough. Because we have to be, we have the largest and laziest economy right next to us. We have to be hard, we have to be tough. We don’t give up. America has stood on its laurels for half a century and gutted its economy overseas.  You have no resources, you are reliant for half the world for your own energy.

I suggest in the most Canadian apologetic terms that you please put down your Whoppers and pick up your boot straps. It’s going to be North America (Canada and USA) vs. Asia in very short order. I suggest you get your house in order.

Not so much to ask is it?

Tom and Joe latest victims of SNTS.

We Winnipeg radio listening folks suffered another huge loss today at the hands of SNTS.  Yes folks that’s right, Shiny New Toy Syndrome has struck again.

Tom, Nesta, Bubba and Joe at the Garage Giveaway we attended last week.

This morning as I arrived at work and enjoyed my morning coffee before my shift I as always perused the local newspapers and found that the morning show at Power 97 had quit en masse in a contract dispute with Corus Radio the parent company of the station.  Tragic as this seemed I took it with a grain of salt, if three reasonable adults choose to better their situation in live and quit over contractual issues more power to them.  In reality it would have little impact on my life as I have been a life long listener of 92.1 CITI FM.  The station that sent Darlene and I to New York and started my blogging hobby.

Things were going well at work until a great co-worker of mine bounded in with i-phone in hand asking me if I had heard the radio news?   Sure I said the Power 97 staff quit.  No, that’s not all he said they are taking over the morning show on CITI.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

In a heartbeat, a morning team that had been in my life for the better part of 20 years was over.  That great morning team, already handicapped by the loss of Kathy Kennedy casually discarded less than a year ago.  The loss of K.K. was tragic enough, but now Tom and Joe are gone too, turfed for a shiny new toy in the form of Wheeler, Philly and Rena.   The friendship, the loss of Joe’s wife Alana to cancer, hearing about Tom’s many children growing up all flushed down the shitter with the promise of  crappy phone gags and toilet humor.

Colour me not impressed.

I guess that’s what executives in flashy suits like though, shiny new things they can brag about to their friends.  Fuck history, fuck on air friendship. We got us a bunch of potty talking radio jocks.

OH JOY! I can hardly wait, talk radio here I come.

What the #@(& is that: Winnipeg’s got balls edition.

Hi everybody it’s time for everybody’s favorite head snapper What the #@(& is that!  Today’s labour day edition takes a spin down Portage avenue and though the downtown core.

Our first installment comes courtesy of the fine folks at Air Canada, Canada’s largest and most maligned airline service. This huge objet d’art is tucked away in a corner of the courtyard that most people just wizz by in traffic and I only just discovered it yesterday.

The Pigeon King

King Pigeon at the Air Canada building downtown Winnipeg.

Holding court or just waiting to crap on someone?

I just find it hilarious that Air Canada an airline renowned for its high rates and poor customer service would have a rat with wings at its Winnipeg head office.  Kinda makes you wonder what other decisions are going on in the boardrooms.

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What the fuck is wrong with people? The Batman Massacre.

OK, grab a chair and hold on tight people this is going to be a rough one.  I’m writing from the gut today and I don’t have my proof reader today so if I make an oops here and there please forgive me.

Of course I am talking about the outrageous tragedy that happened just outside of Denver today.  What could motivate an attack such as this?  I am just baffled. Is it that we are being to lax on our children and not beating them about the head and shoulders enough with broken beer bottles?  Is it the violence and the hopelessness that they see everyday growing up.  Is it the corporate greed and malice that puts people out on the street everyday or is it that the sun just wasn’t the right fucking shade of yellow for him yesterday?

I give up, what the hell is going on these days.  I know many many people associated with the movie are tweeting and texting today, sending thoughts and prayers to those affected.  I just wonder what motivated this outlandish attack?  An attack on my people, geeks and nerds, dweebs and comic fans.  Who are they going to hurt, who are they going to kill?

I honestly just feel sickened by the thing, I was looking forward to seeing this film but now I just don’t know.  Will I feel guilty if I am excited by going to see it loud and large?  Will I want to clap at the end, or will I just stay at home save the $50 fucking dollars it takes to see a movie for two these days and just read a library book?

It takes a great deal most days to make a Canadian like myself mad enough to spit but this just takes the cake.

In any case, I’ll keep it short and finish my rant in private.

To all of those that read my blog, stay safe.  May the God you pray to keep you well and remind you that the way to paradise is by gentle action not by slaughter.

With Love.

Bob

Friends will be friends…Right till the end.

Just a little post today, all about friends long missed.

I took  a friend to the airport today, not a big mission but one that I enjoyed just the same.  You all know the kind of people I’m talking about.  Friends till the end, someone who you know will stick by you and you by them.  Not only cause you know all their dirty secrets but because you really love one another.

Yes It’s man love thing but not the touchy feely take pictures type I dream you girls have.  But more the pat on the back a hearty handshake and a drink a bottle of Rye kind of thing.

I was in the older pack of kids when I met Tony, he was a bit of a dork.  Yes even to us, and we were a pack of dorks.  We made him drink, and swear, and meet girls.  God forbid.  But he came around eventually, got papers and educated, traveled the world and has come back home.

Well to Winnipeg for a day, our little geek has grown up.  We used to laugh at him as he fell down stairs, got pissed on a can of beer and swore like a sailor when he knew that he shouldn’t have.  But we loved him anyways.

He’s off again to seek fame and fortune in Alberta, all grown up.  Somehow I still feel like a big brother. He’s got a place under my roof anytime he wants it.  I will sit up till dawn talking problems out as we always have.

Come back soon.

Bob