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ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THIS LJ?

Posted on 2007.14.09 at 21:11
where am I: the centre of the goshdarn universe
How I feel about it all: geekydorky mcdork
Soundtrack: Loud Video in other room when I WANTED TO WATCH THE NATIONAL. :/
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First of all, happy birthday to the original, inimitable, incomparable, and quite lovely Callum Keith Rennie, who is now officially older than me again. And much more attractive. *loves* I'd picspam were I home, but alas I am not. Where I am is Toronto, so here's a


Brief as hell Toronto/TIFF recap:


  • Normal was pretty good. Stuff could have been kept in, stuff could have been left out. Could have used a few more script edits. Callum? Was awesome, and looks better than ever.

  • Silk was entirely forgettable. The plot needed to have actual plot. The romance needed to have actual romance. The film needed to have an actual reason for existing. The leading role needed to have Ewan McGregor.

  • Note on washroom near theatre: "ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THIS WASHROOM?" along with a couple of phone numbers to call to express our concern.

    ♥♥ Canada ♥♥

  • meresy was very patient with scriggle and I being Toronto-challenged. We followed her all around and she didn't complain once. And she took us to eat at the Patrician Grill, where Dead!Bob and Fraser have lunch in Victoria's Secret. It was a moment that will live in dorky infamy, I tell you. I didn't get pictures, but meresy has some here.

  • The Tracey Fragments was the best of the three films I saw. It was trippy and intense and very, very good (and OMG, Ellen Page!). Bruce McDonald is made of awesome, even though I hid while scriggle went and talked to him. So far Martha Burns and Stephen King are the only two I would actually approach without a second thought. I'm not sure why this is so.

  • Pimped S&A to at least two people, one of whom is a long-time Torontonian who loves theatre/film and has never seen it. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS. The other is Australian and therefore gets a pass.

  • Compare and Contrast:

    Paraphrase of recorded message on Boston Subway (MBTA): "For your own security and safety, if you see any suspicious behaviour, report it RIGHT AWAY".

    Paraphrase of recorded message on Toronto Subway (TTC): "Please collect all your belongings and any trash and take it with you when you exit the train. Thank you."

    ♥♥Canada♥♥ (part the second).

  • Reason why Toronto streets are litter-free: Wee street-sweepers whisk through every morning.

  • Saw Nanook of the North at the ROM, all the way through this time. This means that I have seen Nanook of the North MORE THAN ONCE.

  • Finally got to the CBC museum, which is tiny but fun. Saw exerpt from Fraggle Rock! Also, I asked Nice Lady at Info Desk about next year's television season. She gave me a printout. Also:

    Me: I was also wondering if you knew when The Trojan Horse is scheduled to be broadcast?
    Nice Lady at Info Desk: Let me check. *gets on phone, calls someone*
    Me: *waits*
    NLaID: *looks up, smiles* Sometime in January, 2008. *hands me pen and paper* Here, give me your name and telephone number. We'll call you when we're sure of the actual date.
    Me: Really?
    NLaID: Sure, we'd be happy to.

    This? Made my day, truly.

  • scriggle and I were trying to figure out what to do tomorrow since we only have reservations through tonight. scriggle casually suggests Ottawa as a possibility. Me: *holds out arm for her to twist*

    DUDE. WE ARE GOING TO OTTAWA. Sure, it's only for a day. But WE ARE GOING TO OTTAWA.

  • Next year definitely coming back to TIFF. I figure it's a good possibility that both Blindness AND Passchendaele will be shown there. Eep.

  • Was going to watch telly, but lots of people sort of burst in and wanted to watch a movie. I caught the last ten minutes of the Mercer Report. I wanted to watch the news, dammit. Blergh.

    There's lots I missed, I'm sure, but I really have to go get my laundry and go to bed. We're getting an early start because WE ARE GOING TO OTTAWA.

Comments:


Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 02:22 (UTC) ()
Haha, I was nearly as Toronto-challenged as you guys. You probably would have had an easier time consulting maps instead of following me until I finally caved and decided that yes, maps are key. *g*

I was very concerned about that washroom! *angst*

I so should have stayed and seen if I could score a ticket to the Tracey Fragments. I lose at TIFF, missing all the famous (to us!) people.

We have wee street-sweepers in my city too. I've seen the guys sweep the junk into manageable piles by hand. That is dedication to order.

Fraggle Rock = WIN. And yay helpful CBC people. Public broadcasting! *sniff*

And OMG come get me on your way north! I want Ottawa! *wants*
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primroseburrows at 2007-09-15 02:31 (UTC) ()

IS YOUR BATHROOM BREEDING BOLSHEVIKS?

We consulted maps all day today. We did pretty well, and then got rained on.

I'm STILL concerned about the washroom. What if it revolts? Maybe I shouldn't sleep.

THE CBC IS GOING TO CALL ME. THIS IS A DORK'S DREAM.

Ottawa wins more than anything, almost, and is another dork's dream.
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 02:40 (UTC) ()

Yes! My paper towel is inadequate for the Noble Worker!

Good for you. Toronto seems to be one of those areas in which I have just enough knowledge in which to get myself into trouble. /o\

The washrooms will unionize with the public fountains and fire sprinklers any day now! Hide!

YAY CBC!! XD Now I want to ask them things. ("Why don't you spend more of my taxes on showing Callum? Or Paul?")

Ottawa it greatness. I hope you bget ot check out the Museum of Civilization this time--their First Peoples exhibit is win also. They have an entire Haida lodge! If you dig art, check out the National Gallery, too. Make scriggle take more pictures. :P
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 02:43 (UTC) ()

Re: Yes! My paper towel is inadequate for the Noble Worker!

My powers of spelling in comments continue to appall me. I am bereft without an edit function. *tiny fist of woe*
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2007-09-15 04:45 (UTC) ()

Re: Yes! My paper towel is inadequate for the Noble Worker!

YAY CBC!! XD Now I want to ask them things. ("Why don't you spend more of my taxes on showing Callum? Or Paul?")

Hahahaha! You rock!
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 04:47 (UTC) ()
No seriously! The 1:30am showings of Last Night are not adequate to my needs from my national broadcaster!

Hee.
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2007-09-15 04:58 (UTC) ()
Although...we have to give them some credit--or give Don McKellar the credit, anyway, because Last Night? Seriously: Naked Callum fucking everything that moves and even putting the moves on his best guy friend? They're going in the right direction. ;)

Certain photo references are also helping quite a bit with the drawing of RayK's adorable little tushy....
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 05:05 (UTC) ()
Yes, okay, a little credit. Wish they didn't show the Callum at 1:30am though. CKR: too sexy for primetime! Hide your children's eyes!

Mmmm, photo references. You might have noticed I like those. ;-)
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2007-09-15 05:13 (UTC) ()
CKR: too sexy for primetime!

Goes Without Saying. :)

Mmmm, photo references. You might have noticed I like those. ;-)

Yes, I seem to recall something along those lines.

Thank you again for all the fantastic screencaps! *stares at your beautiful icon*
linguisticator at 2007-09-15 02:23 (UTC) ()
If you come back to Toronto and you're in the Yorkville area, go to Yonge Street north of Davenport and see a building marked "920" with a bunch of foreign students lounging, across from the Canadian Tire. This is my place of work.

For a freaky bit of scary fun come up to the fourth floor and visit classroom number 418 and if you see a fat guy in it, it's me.
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primroseburrows at 2007-09-15 02:33 (UTC) ()
I'll at least be back to Toronto next September, but probably before (I mean, I've been here twice in under a month and a half, so it could so happen). I'll let you know! :D
It was the best of times,it was the worst of times
mickeymvt at 2007-09-15 03:04 (UTC) ()
Canada AND Fraggle Rock on the same trip? What fun!
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-09-15 03:06 (UTC) ()
Wait, wait, whoa. I just clicked on the link for Blindness. They're filming in Guelph? Like right now? The hell!? I've heard or seen nothing of this. *boggle*
Isis
isiscolo at 2007-09-15 03:24 (UTC) ()
Hee! Sounds like SO MUCH FUN. Envy envy!
alexisyael at 2007-09-15 12:40 (UTC) ()
You might be the only person I know who could get so excited over a trip to Ottawa. LOL. It makes me laugh, cause my friend from Ottawa just hates it So Very Much.

I've never been...
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primroseburrows at 2007-09-15 23:37 (UTC) ()
You might be the only person I know who could get so excited over a trip to Ottawa.

Dude. That's cause you've never been. Trust me on this. Erm.
Nos
nos4a2no9 at 2007-09-15 15:40 (UTC) ()
Prime, next time you're in Canada (say, next month?) we have to go to Ottawa. It's killing me that I missed fangirl outings in Toronto AND Bruce at "The Tracey Fragments," but now I'm missing a road trip, too! This is really unbearable. *angsts*

Terrific recap, btw. *hearts my country*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-09-15 23:38 (UTC) ()
It was a wee roadtrip. A road tripette. Tripini. Next time you can come for the maxi version. Whatever that is.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-09-15 23:40 (UTC) ()
Also: I will not be in Canada next month because I am having a baby. Well, okay, my kid's wife is having a baby. Still. November is liek, a possibility. Maybe after a fashion.

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