Police Violence in Toronto (Video)

Someone just sent me a link to a video posted on mynews.ctv.ca. I feel sorry for the peaceful protesters, but I also feel sympathy for the rookie cops in riot gear bracing themselves for a potentially dangerous encounter (there were some idiotic violent protesters, too, and the cops had to be ready for them). MacDonald [the guy who shot the video] told CTV.ca his group marched peacefully along Queen from

Thumbs Up to “Tremé”

I finished watching the first 10-episode season of HBO’s Tremé last night, and I recommend it if only to groove out on some fantastic New Orleans music. It’s from the creators of The Wire and it shows. The acting and the production are authentic. Each episode feels like a revelation. It’s like visiting New Orleans, though I’ve never been there. I’ve never been to Baltimore either, but I feel like

A Lotta Hot Peppers

Unusual gifts are one of the perks of having such a popular blog like SWT. The latest gift: a 4-litre bottle of pickled banana peppers. What am I going to do with 4 litres of banana peppers? I suppose I could put them on a sandwich.

Mark Twain on Fathers

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” — Mark Twain

A Sandwich

I made the best EVER sandwich for lunch today. So good I had to post about it. Toasted multi-grain bagel with butter. Horseradish mayonnaise Wiltshire bacon lettuce tomatoes onion sauerkraut mozzarella cheese Washed down with a fine lager. I should’ve taken a damn photo.