Posts tagged rob ford
… Because we totally were like, two weeks ago right?
I’ve had this “blog post egg” sitting in my warm cushy queue for so long awaiting fertilization that it’s probably dead or derpity by now, but I must continue on and plant my seed because I WANT TO, I still have photos to share and – OH HAPPY DAY – I finally have more than 30 minutes after 10 days of `GOGOGOGO`to pump out a post for my own blog!
Sorry for the weird reproduction metaphor, btw. I recently learned something about chickens that no 25 year old should be shocked to find out.
Anyhoo, back to 4sq Day YYZ. It was awesome – much like the SWEET CROWN I constructed out of construction paper:
Lots of great cats made it out to win some fabulous prizes. Big ups to all of the incredible sponsors that Karly shouts here. (Yeah, I’m that lazy. It’s the weekend. Sue me.)
I had a blasty rocking the mic as well. I always have a good time when some sort of vocal amplification system is under my control.
Well apparently he SAW it (and is now following me on Twitter…)
While all the work in getting this congratulatory certificate was done by the 4sqDayYYZ team and one ambitious Mr. Dan Levy (who went to sweet-talk the mayor’s team in person and then back again to pick the fancy scroll up), it warms my heart to think I may have played even a small part in securing this:
Also secured were lots of fun photographs, which can be viewed in my 4SqDay Toronto galllery on Flickr. Most were taken by my handsome partner-in-cool Seany O’Walsh, a few sniped from the lovely Val, and the ones with “Julie Heather Photography” on them were taken by this lovely dame.
I’ve got to jet now, get ready for Saturday night and all that. I’ll be heading downtown in a bit to swoon over humanity’s finest at the UFC match.
I’m going to an art show opening party at a gallery on Ossington this evening. Not even being hypocritically Ironic, either. And Speaking of hipsters, my new favourite illustrator FINALLY drew my picture!
Now, please enjoy some chair dancing with paper plates because this video is real, and this video is GOLD.
On April the 16th of 2011, mobile gaming gurus and curious n00bs alike shall gather together in celebration of the greatest-location based social network known to nerdkind.
Ins will be checked, badges brandished, and mayorships stolen, as we the digerati unite, meatspace-style, in our respective cities all over the world.
Toronto is one such city, and I am one such aspiring super mayor.
My friends, ready your smartphones for a gathering most grand, a SUMMIT SUPREME : Foursquare Day is imminent.
An overly dramatic introduction? Maybe… but I get dramatic when I get excited. Sue me!
I’ve also been asked to MC the Foursquare Day Celebration in Toronto this year, which is hecka cool and madddd blogworthy! You should totally come – NAY – you MUST totally come! I am the mayor of One Love Vegetarian restaurant on Bathurst and David’s Tea in the Annex, thus I can command you to do as I please.
What I can’t do is officially proclaim Foursquare Day in Toronto. Only the LEGIT mayor of a city can do that, as has been done in Atlanta, Victoria, Tampa, Austin, Cincinnati, Kalamazoooooo (say that one out loud. It’s fun.)
Either way, one heck of a party will be going down next Saturday and you’re INVITED LIKE CRAZY – Foursquare User or not.
Want to get involved? Please do so by…
- Checking out the Facebook Page!
- Following 4sqDay Toronto on Twitter!
- Learning more about 4SQDAY on the official Foursquare blog!
- And, most importantly, coming on out to The Firkin in Toronto on April 16th, 2011!
Rumor has it, you can win lots of prizes if you come to the event:)
And if you’re not on Foursquare yet, you should probably get on that too…
BAM. There’s a reason for that trend.
See you on the 16th?
Twitter Hates Rob Ford. This much is apparent.
Following the #VoteTO hashtag last night after Ford was announced the mayor of Toronto was like diving headfirst into a French dormitory during a Sarkozy speech. But with less cheese, more gravy and no fancy book-learnings.
The stream was filled with chatter about “leaving this city!” in light of the impeding “Fordpocalypse“. People from the burbs heckling Toronto for electing “Mayor McFatass”, vowing not to step foot in this city for the next four years. Hipsters lamenting the bike lanes they’re sure will never be built now that Tommy Boy is in office.
It actually broke my heart.
Did I vote for Rob Ford? Haaaayul No. And I’m not exactly thrilled that the face of our city for the next four years will belong to a man who, let’s face it, is more than a little bit preoccupied with gravy.
That said, I don’t think that Rob Ford winning the mayoral race is the end of the world, or even that it’ll affect the vibrant city I know and love all that much. A mayor does not a city make, my homies!
Mayor Miller didn’t introduce us to our friends, our jobs or our favourite places to hang out… and Mayor Ford can’t take those things away.
My heart was breaking last night as I watched the negative Tweets roll in. I know that only a very small, very vocal portion of the city was using that hashtag but still… What chance do we have as a united Toronto if at the first sign of discontent we all start running for the hills?
Imagine, if you will, that you have a son (Toronto). He’s just bombed the SATs (Mayoral Election) and now he’s stuck going to a crappy college for the next four years (Please excuse the Americanized example I’m using. It fits.).
Do you give up on the kid? Assume he’ll never amount to anything because he doesn’t have the marks for Harvard? Of course not! It was one test. You love your kid and you have faith in him. You know that wherever where he ends up, he’ll make the best of things.
Maybe he blew the SATS on purpose because none of the Ivy league schools appealed to him. Maybe he threw caution to the wind, didn’t study (VOTE), and figured that everything will turn out as it should. Who knows – he could develop a sitcom based on his years at clown college that launches him into stardom (and subsequent WEALTH). Or he could work at Taco Bell for the rest of his life.
The point is, Rob Ford is not Toronto. George Smitherman and Joe Pantalone are not Toronto either.
You and I are Toronto – let’s act like it, okay? A positive attitude can go a long way. You might not like Ford’s political stance, but surely you can appreciate him for all the LOL fodder.
Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments… but if you be trollin’, you best believe imma put a block on you motha sucka!