18 August 2010

And Aqsa Parvez wept

Seriously... kites... that's where the cultural battlelines are being drawn?
ban ban ban

-- TORONTO -- The city has summarily banned all kites from Milliken Park, a 32-hectare green space and unofficial home of a game that sees skilled kite-masters manoeuvre their flying contraptions to slice their opponents' strings.

Every weekend, dozens of mostly Afghan-Canadian families flood the park to barbecue, picnic and watch the thrust and parry of the kites, a sight that reminds them of home.
It's not like the center of the universe has any bigger cultural fish to fry, huh?

You can't work out a compromise over flying kites... then Hogtown is well and truly f@cked.

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THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT RESPONDS
"The more time I can time(sic?) you responding to my every word, the less chance there is you'll be driving the sideroads of the Belleville area in a drunken stupor."
Yeah... maybe you wanna try that again with smaller words, huh?


13 comments:

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Neo Conservative said...

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"another anonymous troll returns to shriek... do you have a job."

oh, nonny... i must have really hurt your feelings for you to devote this much time and energy to your never-ending trollery.

why don't you just tell me what i did to you... and ask for an apology... and we'll see where that goes.

all this "neos a fat, bald wanker" stuff is just so childish & boring.

i mean... i'm obviously way more important to you... than you are to me.

c'mon, get it off your chest.

ps -- funny how you're so concerned about my professional status... yet you manage... day and night... to read every word i write.

you've got some amazing coffee breaks at your place of employment... maybe i should work there.

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Neo Conservative said...

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c'mon nonny... you have a huge emotional investment here.

this is so obviously personal... let it out.

let the healing begin.

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Frances said...

Neo - leaving aside the trolls, my take on the story is that it's not the kite-flying per se, but the debris that's left behind with the potential for harm to others using the park, as well as birds that could become entangled in the strings left in the trees. If that is so, then surely a reasonable solutions is to tell the flyers: clean up after yourselves or you will be banned. If we can mandate picking up after dogs, we can mandate picking up after kites.

Did you ever read "The Kite Runner"? There were interesting descriptions of the kite 'fights' in Af'stan, especially preparing the kites and strings. The debris from these would not be a few innocuous bits of twine but fairly nasty, sharp wire & glass.

THE ONE AND ONLY... NONNY! said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... it's not the kite-flying per se, but the debris that's left behind "

well, frances... to be more precise, it's the utter disregard for canadian customs... in this case, picking up after yourself... that is pissing people off.

it's like the whole spitting on the sidewalk thing you encounter so often in chinatown. you absolutely gotta hork a loogie every 5 minutes... find a sewer or a garbage can for gawd's sake.

some folkways are perhaps better left in their country of origin. you wanna be a canadian... try to get along with the larger field of folk.

and call me wacky... but if things were so wonderful back in the old country... why'd you pick up & leave?

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THIS NONNY IS OVER AND OUT FOR NOW said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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yes, yes nonny... i see you.

i guess even a spanking from me... is better than no attention at all.

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Joe < remember that? said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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and my own personal troll gives the long goodbye...
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Don't worry, I won't badger you a second time.
6:02 PM, August 18, 2010

Tootles for a few weeks
12:33 AM, August 19, 2010

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oh, c'mon troll-boy... i bet you can't get through a full day without me.

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