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day 1 TIFF,

Continuing from the music line in the last one.. as that was end of experience on Friday (3am)

I woke up this morning and got ready to head up to the manulife centre to get our online tix, and we stopped at a coffee shop for tea and crumpets LOL ROFL and I had a ]I[ shot espresso with the balance of a grande cup filled with colombia's blackest. there was a parade of !taoist taichi! people?! i dont know if taoist taichi day is a celebration of taoism ^_^ or taichi ? anyway that was cool.

Then i heard the loudest bassiest christian music.. jesus as lord of the rastafarians m0n hehe.. it was pretty cool.. but very loud. baptism by sound pressure/ excorcising the devil with heaven-high decibels. the jokes could be unending.. but i digress.

I am noticing some interesting philosophical constructions forming in my twisted mind...

people are very relaxed and chilled out about everything. dress code seems Very MrInvader Approved. they dress cleanly but tshirts and shorts and things are de jure. they seem not to have the stupid oldnavy aeropostale gotta be fashunable at the expense of poor 3rd world slave economies.. Actually, i have seen only one FuBu and one like DKNY shirt (third world exploiters) since ive been here and have seen many people. I have also seen NOOO big box stores lahk waul maurt (hill jack accent).

I have seen that Today is Taoist Tai-Chi day, and they had a parade in front of the coffee shop I was at this am for breakfast, and they had people of all ethnicities in front and a !bagpipe band! in the back. I walked a little over two blocks up to this large downtown park and there was a large like a jesus party with african-canadians and christian reggae.. oddest sight ive ever seen. My sense of canada is that canada is what the US could be if it really tried and quit being all corrupted and scoundrelous. If we stop voting according to fox news and started thinking about the health of the polity itsself, we would

I have seen Nothing but positives since I have been here. A lot of people out there know me to be very cynical and negative at times. but in light of current experiences in the last 11 hours, i am Rapidly seeing that it isnt that im negative, but out of place. I think i really am thinking canada is where i should be.

there is something i saw on the net in a joke site - jesusland )the red states( and The United States of Canada )everything not in jesusland. I think there is more credence to this than the joke person may have intended/thought.

Cheers, eh?! LOL.

oh, and they have a $1 Cdn coin. It's called the Loonie. guess whjat the two is... A Toonie!! Un Frippin Real! this country is Loonie about its Toonies!! LOLOLOLOLO FN L..

day 0.5 TIFF,

We left after 4 on Fri for the filmfest. an uneventful trip to detroit terminated with the discovery that 75 is 275 south of detroit, north of the airport. 94 curves up actually closer to the ambassador than 75 appeared on the maps. so we missed the "75" exit and ended up doing ok anyway , actually a more efficient route. o for fortunate whoopses - silly putty, and 94 East LOLOLOL

We crossed the bridge over rubbled water (the detoilet river LOL).. the bridge WAYYY over the water. I digress.. it was cool. and very high. it is "Ma would prolly sit shotgun and end up laying the seat back" high.

The cultural changeover from detoilet to windsor was IMMEDIATELY noticeable. the signs are clearer to read from a distance. there were a few international gutbusters(mcd's toxicsmell rb's etc) but it was very clean and noncommercialized and very pro-the-canadian-worker. American corps will NEVER nafta to canada. but ya know, thats not a terrible thing maybe..

We got gas at a 'service centre' not a gas station, full serve, and the guy sez "sorry our gas prices are retarded.." i sez "well its better than your leadership being retarded..[potential faux pas recovery] ..i mean in our country our leadership is retarded.. i know nothing of canada's leadership...[grin roadvibrated whoops]" and we had a very satisfying high intellectual conversation about why hes glad to be canadian and why i had a wave of yeah it would definitely be cool to be canadian 'specially now with a drunken dumbya at the wheel.. the rest of the world DOES think we're politically skewed. whaddaya know..

the exits on the freeways are finite Can401 exit 347 348 350 352 vs 35A and 35B of i94/us23 fame, miles and miles of actually big sky.. [more expounding to follow]

We Drove for miles and miles at 100 somethings per hour.. unfortunately, SOMETHINGS was Kilometers. (100k/h =~ 60 mph). So it was about like nortwest ohio or pennsylvania except philly. and the landscape matches ohio as well. But then out of nowhere, Canada hits like a ton of hockeypucks. Toronto! Toronto has a buttload of things that are totally different. they have streetcars and a different "feel". very mom and poppy.

Toronto appears kinda like ann arbor, but with some very unostentatious commerciality, like corporate and local human in perfect harmony. the way it should be. like little 1800s buildings and like no name pita restaurants(the pita pit or triple d's) next to hancock tower and the ExecutivE Supper Club (said very hoity-toitily/poshly :) ). and the radio stations are .. unREaL. they have great music here in the great white north. the experience with the russian sassage cartsman... There appears to be just great people of all cultures in this country.. This guy aside from great hotdogs also had great advice/directions and was very friendly and uncommercial. the last paragraphs of day 1 post DEFINITELY apply.

more to follow :)


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