Now we have a rift between generations on both sides of the Atlantic. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 & 1964, played outside, got spanked, respected their parents, didn’t punch the teacher, belonged to cadets, paid 50 cents for a haircut, 15 cents for a double-feature, tattoos were out, bubble gum was in, avoided the ‘f’ word, went to church, traded comics, played road hockey, etc. And many of us took early retirement because it was available.‘OK BOOMER – Have a Terrible Day’. “If they take that personally,” said a 17-year-old to the NY Times, “it’s just proof that Boomers take everything we do as offensive. It’s just funnier.”<CARTOON ABOVE – 30-year-old Boomer> . . . . OK Boomer products available – bed sheets, phone cases, stickers, pins, etc. They’re all over the internet.
ABOVE – “OK Boomer Have a terrible Day.” A 20-year-old college student says “It’s funny you think I respect your opinion, when your hairline looks that disrespectful.” A 19-year-old designer: “We have a different perspective. A lot of Boomers don’t believe in climate change or that people can get jobs with dyed hair, and a lot of them are stubborn in that view.”
<PHOTO – Laura-Lynn Petrick/flickr> . . . . . . JayneFinch writes: “Everything in Filmores has been upgraded in renovations, BUT those original orange swag fringe chandeliers from the seventies remain static, permanent fixtures. If lampshades could talk!”FILMORE’s, 212 Dundas Street East just goes on and on. They have the best neon sign in town.And then, there are the ghosts and old cantakerous, dearly departed George, Jerry the manager, the accountant who ran off with the money from upstairs, Jason the DJ, the innocuous Panty-Man, and of course The Girls and Roxy, Foxy, Chantel, Tall Tess, Finish Sasha the contortionist, Georgina with her perpetually collapsing lung, Quinn, Ingrid, Felicity and Jayne Finch, Gemini, Rochelle, Sandy, Maude and her sister, Sweet Jane from the Island, Emmanuelle, Jeez-Louise, Caroline and . . . Where are they now?” . . . . . . http://www.torontothenotsogood.wordpress.comHundreds pass by every day and no doubt some of them are wondering what witty message will next appear on the marquee. FILMORE’S HOTEL & STRIP CLUB has found itself on TORONTO’s heritage roster of buildings worth preserving. 9,000 historic properties are on that list. This is a building with decorative brickwork, Edwardian-era styling and stone detailing according to the community council. So it must be saved for that – and other reasons.
Can’t list them all, but for starters on the cover it’s PRIYANKA, the Best Drag Performer in TORONTO.The Food & Drink choices below were all chosen by NOW readers.
BEST AFRICAN RESTAURANT – Lalibela, 869 Bloor St. West, http://www.lalibelaethiopianrestaurant.com
BEST BARBECUE – Barque, 299 Roncesvalles Avenue, http://www.barque.ca
BEST BEER BAR – Bellwoods Brewery, 124 Ossington Av., http://www.bellwoodsbrewery.com
BEST BURGER – Burger’s Priest, various locations, http://www.theburgerspriest.com
BEST CAESAR COCKTAIL – Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W., 150 York, http://wwwthedrak.ca
BEST CAFE – Rooster Coffee House, various locations, http://www.roostercoffeehouse.com
BEST CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT – The Big Jerk, 842 Gerrard E., 1004 Kingston Rd.
BEST DUMPLINGS – Mother’s Dumplings, 421 Spadina, http://www.mothersdumpings.com
BEST. DINER – The Lakeview, 24 hrs., 1132 Dundas W., http://www.thelakeviewrestaurant.ca
BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT – KOREAN GRILL HOUSE, various locations, koreangrillhouse.com
BEST STEAKHOUSE – Barberian’s, 7 Elm Street, http://www.barberians.com
Over 3 pages (including the front page), CATHERINE PORTER writes an extensive article with pictures about Cape Dorset artist, OOLOOSIE SAILA, her son PALLU, and her debut Feheley Fine Arts show in TORONTO. <photo above – Feheley Fine Arts>
Life in CAPE DORSET on the heel of Baffin Island, is focused around art and artists. Like all 25 Inuit communities in NUNAVUT, the hamlet is completely isolated in winter where temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees. Summer isn’t so bad. It’s 1,425 kilometres from TORONTO. Ooloosie’s second son, PALLU, was born with serious health issues and needs regular trips to the nearest children’s hospital in Ottawa, which isn’t cheap. Cape Dorset has a population of about 1,400, and a goodly number of them are binge drinkers. There’s an ice rink and a busy jail, no movie theatre or downtown, and a general store which serves as a social hub. And the cost of food and necessities is sky high. FEHELEY FINE ARTS has a vast collection of sculptures, paintings and lithographs by Cape Dorset Inuit artists. For images and detailed write-ups go to – https://feheleyfinearts.com/