Archive for the ‘Toronto’ Category


February 1, 2007

Gluttony, Groucho:1, 6006 YD

This is a business card which I have been leaving all around downtown Toronto for most of the month of Chico . . . nothing else, no website, no other information . . . So if you found one, I put it there.

The idea behind it was based on the concept of Discordian Ethics put forward by Vincent Verthaine, of the Church of Eris . . . that being -in a nutshell- that random confusion, if paid attention to, can stimulate the mind in ways it isn’t normally stimulated, which can lead to all sorts of wonderful ideas.

Of course, it’s also actually true . . . John Dillinger did indeed die for your sins.

“Stranger stop and wish me well, Just say a prayer for my soul in hell. I was a good fellow, most people said, Betrayed by a woman dressed all in red”
-found on a wall beside the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Don’t Sit On The Grass!

July 20, 2006

This afternoon I witnessed one of Hogtown’s “police officers” kicking a homeless man off of some grass.

The grass in question was next to a church, but he was sitting beyond the iron fencing, near the sidewalk. I had walked by this gentleman a little earlier, and he said not a peep to me as I walked by. Granted, the Baron doesn’t walk down the streets in the middle of July in spats and a top hat, but he has been known to be asked for donations from the homeless on occasion.

The “officer” kicked the homeless man off of the grass, and actually seemed to berate him as he walked away. I couldn’t hear what he was saying, so it’s fully possible I was projecting my disgust of the situation onto him, but whatever he was conveying was said rather loudly, harshly, and with a decidedly sour expression on his mug.

Apparently, those without homes can’t sit on the grass.

Isn’t it lovely chums, that we live within the imaginary borders of such a open-minded “free” country?