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There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in

Mon pays, c'est l'hiver.

this man just became mayor of Toronto. it's strange times everywhere. EDIT. Nov 26 2012. Today Rob Ford was tossed out of office for breaking the law. All Toronto is celebrating

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29th Jul 2008, 20:46   comments (14)

3000 stolen bikes

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We have a situation here in Toronto. A notorious bike thief was raided. No one had any idea that he had this many bikes in storage areas all over Toronto. does he have a problem getting rid of things? So there are 2500 stolen bikes on display and if you can prove it is your bike--it is yours. There are tricycles, kiddie bikes, bikes worth thousands, all laid out for view in two warehouses. People are wandering through, hoping, and talking to each other about what they are looking for. It is not only 2500 stolen bikes. It is 2500 stories. There was an entire room full of tires. do you know your bike tires? I don't. And my bike is not there. It is somewhere roaming free with a new owner.

update--police say it's 3,000, not 2500. lorra bikes Igor Kenk was saving for a rainy day.
25th Jul 2008, 20:29   comments (17)

did you say Obama's in Europe?

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photo assist by the puppy.
25th Jul 2008, 03:12   comments (8)

muybridge with pink socks

25th Jul 2008, 03:02   comments (1)

Bike justice

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saturday morning. stolen bikes recovered from Igor's on Queen Street. The police garage, people looking for their bikes.

Igor's place was notorious for years. If your bike was stolen that is where you went to get it back. the police still have two more of Igor's properties to go through.

hoping to be reunited with my stolen bike.

there is general jubilation here. Not only is Igor arrested, but the cops finally are paying attention to the scourge of bike thefts.

Scenes from Igor's
19th Jul 2008, 17:47   comments (18)

dog bog

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the pool is a gift. from one dog to another, Peller to Rou, ru, russie, rooster, etc. it is hot here, so we had dogs in the pool. after everyone left, I put my sad bog plants in for a swim. My puppy has decimated my favourite plant, as well as a few others.

adults also got to cool off their feet. but mostly it belongs to dying plants and hotdogs.
17th Jul 2008, 22:21   comments (8)

the dealer is gone

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Photo of a car, the dealer's car. Right in front of my house. Tonight I was just taking Rou or Ru, the puppy home from a big walk, talking to a friend on the stoop, when it got unreal. The dealer had been there selling crack for a few hours. Suddenly, it was televison. Cops. Someone shouted, hands up, on the ground, and they all had guns. The dealer got out of his car, and was taken away. Then the two incredibly stupid couriers showed up and were arrested. The past few months have been incredibly hard. You never knew when you were going to walk around a corner and there would be major dealing, or a crazed person to deal with. We really lived in fear, so tonight the entire neighbourhood is out, on the street, talking and celebrating. I am no big fan of cops, but this time, they were brilliant. I can walk around now, and the cloud is gone.
16th Jul 2008, 03:16   comments (19)

bright as day

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my neighbour installed new floodlights in his backyard. now my backyard (back garden) can give you that charming prison yard feel. he thinks it will keep the raccoons from ripping up his new lawn.
14th Jul 2008, 12:03   comments (17)