*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

"Are there no true Scotsmen in the house?"

Those there English gerrunts are tramplin' all over my God-given rights! They've used me and my pals most direly. And we are in need of a wee bit of assistance!

Fuck the South.
I'm no Scot, and barely English,* but I do loathe conservatives and the cattle, strivers and rentiers** who hand them the till.  Should any British wish to understand what has happened, I suggest they study Québec provincial politics to understand Scottish national.
History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
Labour/Liberal, Conservative in either country?  "A pox on both."

*Half West Yorkshire, once-removed
**AKA their voters in the 90th, 9th and 1st percentiles.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Unlovable Toronto; Misanthrope Marathon

Nobody loves this place, unless in ignorance.  The reasons are legion, but I'll give an example to elucidate the whole.

I want to do this race in October, but I cannot easily get to it, and I live on a subway station!  What the everlasting fuck?!  The everlasting fuck in Toronto: fuck you if you don't have a car.

Here's the deal:
- all athletic events like this start early on Sundays*
- the trains do not start until nine in Toronto on Sundays!
- you can take buses before then, infrequently, and tardily
- but these will be diverted off the major streets, their normal routes
- instead of forty minutes to get there, over ninety
- I could cycle there far faster, which is probably something I don't want to do the day I'm going to run 42km
- did I mention one has to pick up the bib the day before the race at every running event in Canada (not so in Japan, but their mail works) and the location is far from any subway station?
- and nearly $100 CAD

There are no end of solutions. which can only not occur to an entire organization that has cars on the mind.  Fuck Toronto.

I may just do my Misanthrope Marathon: run on my own between two subways stations, at my convenience.

*I just missed one today, because it would take as long to get to it on a Sunday morning as it would take to get from Tokyo station to Nagoya.