Snobank 1/23/2014 6:30:56 AM Report
Now that we solved the middle east situation yesterday, what would benefit from our attention today?...I know, how about places with inaccurate or inappropriate names? Is Turkey full of it? When I was in Greece the food didn't seem greasy.my front lawn in Greenland isn't doing so well. When touring NL I visited a place called Dildo. I remained firmly seated in my car just in case.
Spellchecker 1/23/2014 6:41:17 AM Report
Hilton Beach sounds far too tropical for where I am right now. Feels more like Iceland.
Jimssm 1/23/2014 6:48:54 AM Report
I received a letter from Hell once.
I didn't open it.
bounder 1/23/2014 7:00:34 AM Report
A US man donated his sperm to a Lesbian couple, a Judge rule ruled yesterday that he must pay child support.
That's a good warning to all men who practice this method.
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 7:02:13 AM Report
Just drive on by Stinking Creek, Tennesee.
BIG BROTHER 1/23/2014 7:13:08 AM Report
Tragic fire at a Senior's Home in Quebec. Reports are 30 people missing or unaccounted for.
Quebec has been getting hit hard, with the Lac Megantic explosions also. Terrible.
theprotector 1/23/2014 7:17:50 AM Report
The economy in Canada and the risks created by the umpalupa's policies?
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 7:19:13 AM Report
With 55 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade and 100,000 a year in Canada. They may be "safe" but hardly "rare".
And you wonder why our colleges and universities scour the world for students.
Grump 1/23/2014 7:22:47 AM Report
Good morning everyone, still a tad cool out there. I think that I'll be sticking around the shop for a few days until this cold spell breaks. have a great day all.
Just Curious 1/23/2014 7:25:30 AM Report
Wisen, after you and I were born, a lot of people just didn't want to chance it anymore.....LOL..:)
Grump 1/23/2014 7:29:01 AM Report
Wisen , wonder no more, the tuitions for foreign students are 3, 4 and sometimes higher than regular rates here. I will pass on your abortion comments.
bounder 1/23/2014 7:29:04 AM Report
Another few bucks being donated by our illustrious PM , $100 million over the next five years to Jordan, for the Syrian refugees.
That's all fine and dandy how about looking after Canadians first.
The PM is on a career building legacy ,
with your tax dollars.
Grump 1/23/2014 7:30:17 AM Report
J.C. you are 50% correct. lol
Snobank 1/23/2014 7:35:15 AM Report
I was born, they saw perfection, and the baby boom started. Coincidence? I think not.
BTW, I understand that Iceland has broken loose and is floating freely. They are commissioning the Norgoma to tow and anchor it just offshore from Hilton Beach. (There's a punchline around here somewhere.)
David Poluck 1/23/2014 7:37:44 AM Report
Rob Ford storms through crush of reporters at city hall
My guess is he is staging the "embarrassing" events deliberately.
To be seen is to be noticed. Look at all the free coverage he is getting!
theprotector 1/23/2014 7:37:57 AM Report
What the - how can you manage to merge cost of tuition to abortion? Totally daft, if that is your thought process you really have issues and need serious help.
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 7:39:53 AM Report
Free the Beebs!
Justin Beiber was arrested in Miami Beach for DUI and drag racing.He would have been better off shooting someone and claiming fear for his life.
The Stratford Hemmoroid is reporting that it was really Rob Ford's fault.
Millions of music lovers are rejoicing.
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 7:45:26 AM Report
Bounder, vote for Commie Tommie if you're looking for more hand outs. The one plank in his platform appears to be " how to free up more of other people's money".
David Poluck 1/23/2014 7:46:25 AM Report
He's a bad boy....Wonder if Steve will parley for his release?
David Poluck 1/23/2014 7:47:18 AM Report
National icon and all that! lol
Just Curious 1/23/2014 7:47:36 AM Report
Protector, I'm going out on a limb here so feel free to cut it off, but if the cost of tuition wasn't so high maybe more people would have got smart enough to not get pregnant.. Just trying to help you put it together, hope this helps...LOL.:)
Snobank 1/23/2014 7:48:21 AM Report
On a related note, certain Swamp denizens loaded fly's S.J.I. traveling palace on a Duck Dynasty Barge and floated it to the Empty Norgoma mooring site. So far no one has noticed.
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 7:49:21 AM Report
Tp .. Go back to reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" .. It's about the extent of your comprehension.
theprotector 1/23/2014 7:53:34 AM Report
I see you never went to college, lot more banging going on there than in wise's trailer park. To bad your parents didnt think twice wise.
Grump 1/23/2014 7:54:35 AM Report
Wisen ,How could Mulcair possibly give away more money than your hero Steve? I'm no dipper but I suspect Tom would be giving it to poor Canadians and not to a bunch of tin horn despots all over the world. IMHO. No dodge ball, answer the question.
Just Curious 1/23/2014 7:55:58 AM Report
On a more serious note, that Quebec fire sounds like it may have been a wood-frame structure. Fire wouldn't tear thru a concrete or concrete block structure like that. Some of these older nursing and seniors homes need to be torn down and replaced with fire restricting buildings. I guess we'll know soon..
Wild Turkey 1/23/2014 8:04:58 AM Report
@JmSsm----you have to cross the Mackinaw Bridge to get to Paradise from Hell----(544 KM )
Just Curious 1/23/2014 8:14:15 AM Report
Pro; My point, lots going on but smarter.. LOL..
Jimssm, wonder if that letter from Hell had to go to TO for sorting. If it did it went from Hell in the States to Hell in Canada before it got to you...LOL.:).
Snobank 1/23/2014 8:15:03 AM Report
@Wild Turkey...Is there a purgatory in there somewhere? Wait, it's moored at the old Norgoma site.
Retreaded 1/23/2014 8:18:08 AM Report
What "authority" does Harper have to be handing out millions of dollars to countries who's citizens hate us in many cases? Can one man(Harper) decide to give away taxpayer dollars without consultation with parliament?
Wild Turkey 1/23/2014 8:20:24 AM Report
Snobank---This just in!!!!They,ve just re-named The Grand Teton Range!!!!Are you ready for this??Mt. Kardasian!!!!!
David Poluck 1/23/2014 8:21:07 AM Report
Stephen Harper rocks out in Israel with Beatles tunes
right wing 1/23/2014 8:25:55 AM Report
Dollars are earmarked each year for foreign aid.
Harper is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
The Harper government was accused of failing the world’s poor after federal financial documents confirmed that nearly $300 million earmarked for foreign aid went unspent last year.
Isn't it grand....the Harper haters even accuse him of failing the worlds poor.
Just Curious 1/23/2014 8:27:38 AM Report
Retreaded....The handouts were probably already decided on before he went, he just got to make the announcements and make points...
Snobank 1/23/2014 8:27:43 AM Report
That's great news Wild Turkey! I heard they were naming the backside of Mount Rushmore. ..Mount A**more.
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 8:37:37 AM Report
Grump you are blinded by some unnatural white hate of Harper. It could be a old Daddy issue ... aid is a function of all governments as rw explained. I'm assuming that if Jim Prentice, or John Moore runs for the PCs next time out you'll be there with bells on. Or perhaps you are just a partisan hack as I suspect.
bounder 1/23/2014 8:37:55 AM Report
On the intelligent scale Justin Bimbo has now reclassified himself lower than before.
But we all knew that.
Retreaded 1/23/2014 8:41:50 AM Report
PLUS 8 today in Whitehorse...are WE being punished ?? One saving grace...a noticeable decrease in black fly bites.
right wing 1/23/2014 8:48:12 AM Report
"an old Daddy issue"....now that deserves a LMAO!
right wing 1/23/2014 8:51:39 AM Report
It's so cold out I actually saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets....
Snobank 1/23/2014 9:07:22 AM Report
My brass monkeys are joining a soprano quartet.
bounder 1/23/2014 9:08:49 AM Report
Looks like Justin is building a portfolio to run for Mayor of Toronto, he now has admitted to smoking pot and drinking beer just prior to drag racing.
What the hell's wrong with these people.
Snobank 1/23/2014 9:15:49 AM Report
Who is this guy named Stan that so many countries in Asia are named after?
shakespeare 1/23/2014 9:20:45 AM Report
I wonder if Justin Beibs will look back on his life and say like footballer George Best, " I spent most of my money on booze, birds (girls)and fast cars. The rest I just squandered"
right wing 1/23/2014 9:23:03 AM Report
What's wrong with these guys/girls...way too much $$$$$.
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 9:24:25 AM Report
TP .. "never went to college" .. Oh, but I did go to a university, where your use of English would be ridiculed.
Like what happens on here, when you share.
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 9:24:50 AM Report
It is indeed the Silly Season.
The cold is making us all even a little more crazy.
Just Curious 1/23/2014 9:27:06 AM Report
But at least it's mostly all light-hearted...Lets see how long it stays friendly....;)
Wild Turkey 1/23/2014 9:30:43 AM Report
Snobank---"Stan" is a rough translation for Alexander--as in Alexander The Great-Good thing He never made it to Popcorn Kansas, Lemonade Wisconsin,Kandy India,or Hotdog Iowa.
learningaswego 1/23/2014 9:37:46 AM Report
"TP" = toilet paper = theprotector
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 9:39:08 AM Report
Breaking News .. OLG President resigns.
He discovered that the real head office of the OLG is in Sault Ste. Marie, with a current temperature of 40 below zero.
right wing 1/23/2014 9:43:37 AM Report
learning....makes perfect sense.
T.P., circling Uranus looking for Klingon's....just like a star trek episode.
soowat 1/23/2014 9:45:31 AM Report
You can drive through Black Duck Minnesota without ever seeing one .If you can't pinpoint its location its just a few miles away from Ten Strike.
Wild Turkey 1/23/2014 9:45:38 AM Report
Snobank---I've never been in Cognito---I hear nobody recognises you there.
CLT 1/23/2014 9:58:11 AM Report
Add Bone Lick, Kentucky to your list.
right wing 1/23/2014 10:23:31 AM Report
It was a tough town....
I was holed up in Boring, Oregon, wondering whether I should try someplace different. So I hopped in my car and drove to Why, Arizona, to figure things out. After a few days I found my answer in Whynot, Mississippi: I needed a town with some life to it. I made a beeline for Disco, Tennessee, where I danced so much, I wore out my shoes.
I put the car on cruise control and drove to Lonelyville, New York, for a stiff drink. I made a pit stop in The Bottle, Alabama, and finally hit rock bottom in Condemned Bar, California. Not surprisingly, I woke up the next morning in Cranky Corner, Louisiana. I knew that if I continued like this, I'd be headed straight to … Hell, Michigan...
mallet 1/23/2014 10:30:09 AM Report
I wonder if the town of Ugly Michigan has a womans institute???
Just Curious 1/23/2014 10:30:56 AM Report
soowat 1/23/2014 10:32:09 AM Report
If the burger you ate at The Greasy Grill doesn't agree with you,you better hope that you are in Crapo,Md
BTW I vote for RW as the tour guide of the month even if he would cause one to end up in Hell
Snobank 1/23/2014 10:33:36 AM Report
Well done everyone! One thing I've noticed, no matter where you go in North America everybody has heard of Wawa.
Makes you think.
Prometheus 1/23/2014 10:43:41 AM Report
This from the OLG story.
Quote. The Board named Tom Marinelli, Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer & Chief Information Officer, to be Acting President & CEO while the Board launches a search.Unquote
No mention by the local media that Mr. Marinelli is from SSM.
sparks7 1/23/2014 10:56:37 AM Report
Anybody remember a band named Crowbar?They had some choice words to say about Wawa.
realitycheck 1/23/2014 11:03:04 AM Report
"No mention by the local media that Mr. Marinelli is from SSM."
Maybe they don't know. Tell them.
Wicket 1/23/2014 11:25:56 AM Report
Way to go Tom Marinelli, awesome fella, worked with him for years at the steel plant (even if it is only an interim appointment).
Wisenheimer 1/23/2014 12:11:46 PM Report
Ever visited "Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump, Alberta." ?
Snobank 1/23/2014 12:37:25 PM Report
I always wondered about the story behind, "Old Woman Lake." I wonder what that lady thought about the label?
Grump 1/23/2014 12:41:44 PM Report
Come on Wisen you made a statement about Mulcair being a big spender. I asked you to tell me how. I guess it's just another one of your B.S. Statements or you would answer the question. rw Harper spent aid money last year on the Philippines and I'm sure on others so you are floating B.S. again. Harper has also been promising to balance the budget and being a big time Economist you would think he would be prudent enough to not spend or give money away that he has to borrow. If a house holder did that he would be checked out for head trouble.
Wicket 1/23/2014 12:42:04 PM Report
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BIG BROTHER 1/23/2014 12:44:03 PM Report
The rock point, defining the shore of Old Woman Bay, has a profile on the point of the outcropping, appearing to be a silhouette of an old lady. The lake (Old Woman Lake) was likely names after the Bay, as it is the head waters, draining into the bay.
Most of the bays along the shore of Superior were named by the Voyageur's, designating certain spots as destinations across the lake.
Grump 1/23/2014 12:44:23 PM Report
If you neo-cons keep this up the Sault will soon be known as B.S. Ontario. LMAO
Snobank 1/23/2014 12:44:33 PM Report
Why is Finn Hill called that? Obviously it must have something to do with people from Finland. Why did the hill get named after them? We don't have any Italian Hills, Greek Hills or Irish Hills in the Sault. If we were to name a hill something today, say Polish Hill, would that be racist?
My father, who was born in the last year of World War One said it was called Finn Hill when he was a boy and he used to toboggan on it as a youngster. Maybe the answer is lost in the mists of time.
Snobank 1/23/2014 12:45:56 PM Report
Thanks BB. Makes sense.
Grump 1/23/2014 12:46:22 PM Report
Wicket you are being a bad girl. lol
theprotector 1/23/2014 1:23:15 PM Report
learning wow, did you come up with that all by yourself? Im so impressed with you, you must be so proud of yourself!
David Poluck 1/23/2014 1:47:12 PM Report
Please take a moment to have a look at the latest edition of "In the Loop".
Wicket 1/23/2014 2:08:45 PM Report
Ah Grump, did you ever hear me say that I was a good girl?
Although, sadly, I think, I was referred to as a prude on more than one occasion.
Wicket 1/23/2014 2:11:40 PM Report
Snobank, good question, even remember my parents calling it Finn Hill, perhaps Finish people who owned the property and farmed there at one time, called it that themselves..or that was someone's last name. As in Garson's Hill, Elliot's hill - both off of People's Rd, can't remember the name of the street.
Landslide Ski hill is called that because the land did actually slide in the early 1900s and created the steep hill.
Just Curious 1/23/2014 2:24:47 PM Report
@rw....I put your little story on Facebook so you may get your 15 minutes of fame if somebody puts it on the main page for the world to see.. I would but don't know how.. Hell, you could wind up the Soo's version of Mark Twain, wouldn't that be hilarious...:)
shakespeare 1/23/2014 3:09:09 PM Report
Hate to burst your bubble, jc, but it wasn't rw's creation. It's been around for a while.
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 3:13:47 PM Report
Googling is a wonderful thing.
Grump 1/23/2014 3:16:30 PM Report
Wicket that's O.K. but don't forget you have to be bad to be good. lol
Just Curious 1/23/2014 3:18:50 PM Report
Shakes, I have never heard it before and it's getting a few laughs so who really cares. I never seriously figured in the first place it would ever make him a star. I would think he would be more in the Rob Ford category for National attention, especially in the apology department, being a Harper backer...LOL ;).
Grump 1/23/2014 3:23:15 PM Report
Good afternoon Fly. it's likely a good thing I'm not holding my breath waiting for the neo-con fabricators to support their claims re Harper and Mulcair. you know Harper is in trouble when the groupies have to make stuff up.
shakespeare 1/23/2014 3:32:29 PM Report
I thought that Finn Hill got its name from the complaints of tired parents having pulled their sledding children back up the hill again and again and again... "I'm sick and tired of that F***in' hill."
steelworker 1/23/2014 4:00:43 PM Report
So Harper goes to Israel and the loony left claims he is pisssing off the poor misunderstood muslims. Harper gives 100 million to Jordan to help the poor misunderstood muslims fleeing from Syria and the loonies squeal even harder. I guess there's just no pleasing some loonies.
Spellchecker 1/23/2014 4:07:35 PM Report
Wicket, it's on Rossmore Road. I hear there are wolves in that area now.
Spellchecker 1/23/2014 4:08:16 PM Report
I used to toboggan and ski there.
Grump 1/23/2014 4:09:36 PM Report
Yes Steely money he borrowed from China and running up your debt higher every day. Now tell me who the moron is?
steelworker 1/23/2014 4:35:28 PM Report
So he's following Obamas' lead and selling out to the Chinese. I guess the whole of North America better learn mandarin. Obama's in the hole for trillions and wants to raise the debt ceiling AGAIN in February. Nice try and don't laugh your a** off too much as your brain cells are leaving at an expanded rate of speed.
Wicket 1/23/2014 4:42:58 PM Report
Thanks Spelly, was having a seniors moment and couldn't remember the name of it.
Shakespeare - lol at your F..n hill comment.
Grump - Didn't I say I was good!
Snobank 1/23/2014 5:21:37 PM Report
It's been a few years since I've been down Finn Hill but I don't think I'll ever be able to drive by it again without thinking of Shakespeare ' explanation. Best laugh I've had in a long time.
Resident 1/23/2014 5:24:51 PM Report
steelworker: So, Obama's terrible but harper does the same thing and is wonderful. Makes sense to me!
Snobank 1/23/2014 5:28:30 PM Report
Had a sudden vision of fly and Spelly on the same toboggan heading down Finn Hill. Fly would be yelling, "Go left!" While Spelly would be yelling, "Go right!"
After they crashed each would get up and explain how the other was a good guy but didn't know beans about driving.
right wing 1/23/2014 5:52:40 PM Report
Glad you enjoyed it.
...and you are right, it does not matter where it comes from it is funny and it was meant to entertain.
steelworker 1/23/2014 6:02:57 PM Report
Maybe someone can explain to you what "trillions" are.
Wild Turkey 1/23/2014 6:17:56 PM Report
Snobank----If I go up to Moose Factory, can I buy a Moose factory direct, or do they let them all go?
I know--I know---guess I'll just go over to F---n Hill and work it off.
Good one Shakes
shakespeare 1/23/2014 6:35:08 PM Report
I pulled many a platoon of kids up that hill, so I know of what I speak.
I used to live near North Piddle in Worcestershire close to Minge Lane (probably lost on Canadians). My mother used to wax poetic about Cockermouth in the Lake District and unfortunately my cousin lived there so it cropped up often in conversation to my constant test of self-control.
steelworker 1/23/2014 6:43:19 PM Report
Nothing worse than a mangey minge.
statusquo 1/23/2014 6:55:18 PM Report
"Minge Lane"???!!!! you can' be serious!
The twin street in Germany would be "Fozze Strasse" in Baden-Baden.
Hunter101 1/23/2014 7:02:17 PM Report
theprotector, you should sue your parents for making you a moron.
steelworker 1/23/2014 7:11:29 PM Report
You don't want a sister suing her brother now do you?
shakespeare 1/23/2014 7:23:15 PM Report
I always thought that Baden Baden should twin with Wawa and have Boutros Boutros Ghali as their joint mayor.
Do I detect a Hear, Hear!?
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 7:28:37 PM Report
Snobank 1/23/2014 7:43:29 PM Report
Wicket 1/23/2014 7:57:44 PM Report
Well this has been fun in this "room" today, enjoyed it; good stuff.
redranger 1/23/2014 8:15:47 PM Report
You should ask the Tanninens and the other Finnish families who lived on Black (Dirt) Road where the name Finn Hill came from.
Bobby Nerves 1/23/2014 8:16:14 PM Report
Wicket, this site is plenty of room for entertainment and fun.
Loogans are everywhere, but we all know how to scroll down and use the kill file.
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:27:21 PM Report
Resident no worries do you hear the gurgling from the swamp. That is the methane gas steelwork rousts up when he stirs deep within. Harper is a goner Steelworker. YOU need not defend him any longer.
Yes and get over your self, I have.
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 8:30:28 PM Report
Bobby...it seems to me that shakespeare adds so much to this site that sootoday should pay his internet cost.
Or take it out of the Save the Swamp Fund.
sparks7 1/23/2014 8:33:14 PM Report
I always liked the sound and feel of the name Medicine Hat.Wonder how it got that name?I think I used to know but like Wicket I suffer seniors moments.Anyhow memory loss is not such a big deal when there is google so maybe I will try that.(:
Hunter101 1/23/2014 8:34:54 PM Report
lookaround, just like you got over spelling errors?
Don't kid yourself. Unless some insane scandal hits the press, there won't be any difference from last election. The Fanboy Turdeau and a**kisser Mulcair don't stand a chance.
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:35:08 PM Report
As you all know Harper has lied and tried the Canadian taxpayer. If the money is not spend wisely then return it to said payee the taxpayer. The taxpayer would wisely spend or save. Harper spends away the surplus we had prior to him being marginally elected. Now he wants to be in the good books for bringing back Canada to the black( what a surprise) . If he was wise with MY money we would have had a 100 million in the federal coiffeurs surely by now.. So out with you Harper and my pointy boots await you on election day.
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:41:49 PM Report
Hey better to try something new rather than pissing way MY money on my paycheck on his little pet projects. Canada is 10 provinces with some territories but he has not acknowledged this and who cares he has 26% in the polls one off from Muclair and Trudeau has 34% or so. We need a change anyway. Its best this way for ALL of Canada not just for Alberta. So BYE BYE Stevo . Don"t worry Trudeau will have those oil wells pumping. Remember money begets money. It's all the same.
shakespeare 1/23/2014 8:42:37 PM Report
Thanks, fly, for the support. As you suggested earlier, I think the cold snap is playing with our braincells.
Thanks also lookaround for the "federal coiffeurs" It's a classic!
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:43:28 PM Report
Nice try Hunter but I am one up on you.
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:44:21 PM Report
Hey that was auto correct for you.
lookaround 1/23/2014 8:52:45 PM Report
"Commie Tommie" so morons do exsist. Go figure and he is in Florida. Good stay there one more isn't going to hurt the state. After all they have the Biebs and Jeb Bush why not Wisen. Oh hell bring rob Ford too then Florida can have a whole contingent of morons from Canada. LOL
steelworker 1/23/2014 9:06:55 PM Report
Sounds like reacharound is starting to froth at the gills a little.
flyhawk25 1/23/2014 9:07:47 PM Report
'federal coiffures' had me blowing granola out of my bedtime bowl.
A fitting end to the variety of comments on here for one day.
Bobby Nerves 1/23/2014 9:32:49 PM Report
Yes fly, I enjoy reading shakey notes. He's sharp and sometimes sarcastic. I like his style.
There are few members very illuminated, easy to understand with everyday language, but you know that british subjects have idioms as you do as american also, which makes the writing more colorful and decorated.
Yes, definitely he should apply for reimbursement.
After all, if loogans can write their own, why not Shakespeare, after all he owns the name.
Bobby Nerves 1/23/2014 9:40:10 PM Report
Perhaps Wisenheimer can divert some dollars from capital gains to support Shakespeare.
He can borrow my wheelbarrow should he had to bring few kilos of gold to the bank.
Wicket 1/23/2014 10:48:08 PM Report
Redranger, Tanninens didn't live there in the 1920s '30s when my parents played there...Pine street hill was also a ski/toboggan and bobsled hill way back when...