17 June 2019

Hey, dummies...

...it's a game played exclusively by multi-millionaire celebrities who have no connection whatsoever to your lives or your dreams...

In January, Kawhi Leonard reportedly bought a $13-million mansion in San Diego.
Some other obscenely wealthy men are about to offer him 190 million dollars over five years to stuff more balls in Toronto.insert alt text hereWhat's the big deal here?

This is a bunch of freakishly tall people who stuff a ball through a hoop. Buying a hundred dollar hoodie doesn't mean you're on the team or that Kawhi is your bro. Is your life that devoid of meaning?

Meanwhile, the entire downtown area is paralysed. Not a good day to have a heart attack or any sort of medical emergency, or gawds forbid your house catches fire.

The potential for mob violence has also gone through the stratosphere. If even a fraction of this crowd becomes panic-stricken, for whatever reason, thousands of people could be trampled.

Good luck, Hogtown.

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UPDATE: What could possibly go wrong?insert alt text here
"Raptors parade runs late, descends into chaos with overcrowding. The parade was temporarily halted at the square due to safety concerns, and fans were told to get down from the arches."
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UPDATE2: 15:55 Friend just texted me...

...reports of shots fired at Raptors celebration... people running along Bay St. Nothing on the web just yet.

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UPDATE3: Confirmed. One woman shot... so far.insert alt text hereOops... looks like two people shot... but don't worry,
Drake's got this...
"The championship parade continued after the shooting -- with Drake taking the stage and telling the reported 1.5 MILLION people in the streets to hug each other and spread love."
Problemo solved.

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UPDATE4: No gun... no problem...
Four people have been taken to hospital following two reported stabbing incidents as hundreds of thousands of people crowded the area to cheer on the Toronto Raptors as part of an NBA Championship victory parade.
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UPDATE5: The bodycount grows...
Four people were injured after gunfire broke out at Nathan Phillips Square during a massive celebration for the Raptors Monday afternoon.

There were multiple reports of gunshots and stampeding at around 3:45 p.m.
Four shot... four stabbed... and the night is yet young.

Disband the Raptors and confiscate all basketballs. #IfItOnlySavesOneLife.


13 comments:

TheTooner said...

I can answer that question for them. Yes, their lives are that devoid of meaning.

Neo Conservative said...

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not to be improved when they are
smashed to the ground by bodies
falling from those 50 foot tall
cement arches at nathan phillips
square.

can you say "paralyzed and
comatose?"


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Pissedoff said...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1141642/toronto-raptors-shooting-Nathan-Phillips-Square

Neo Conservative said...

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yup... plenty of coverage now.
toronto gets to augment it's
reputation as a venue where
fans celebrate player injuries.

and they're not above trying
to murder each other either.

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Frances said...

Not a basketball fan, and was fairly indifferent to the Raptors' success, but hate to see such violence at what should be a peaceful celebration. Don't remember any such problems when Calgary celebrated the Grey Cup.

But then, come to think of it, no riots when Calgary lost the final hockey game in 2004. It took Vancouver, in 2011, to go berserk after the Canucks lost to the Bruins. Hadn't seen anything like it since the various riots in Montreal.

Anonymous said...

@ Kenji ...
We the insipid Raptors Fans. We the dumbshit Raptors Fans. We the suckers who pay these exorbitant salaries Raptors Fans. We the morons who have more LOVE for a basketball team, than for our own country. We the white folk acting and speaking like wiggers.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet good money that Drake saw nothing, again....

Neo Conservative said...

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don't really understand what flight
of fantasy pulls all these people
into this sort of do... seems they
somehow imagine they are on the
team themselves.

it's a powerful mob psychology
when it gets going... not unlike
the rallies old adolf used to
throw for himself.

the cheering when the opposing
players were hurt was just the
most obvious manifestation of
this, er... condition.

shooting & stabbing each other
was the ice cream.

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Anonymous said...

old white guy says --------- I have never been able to grasp the transference that people go though when they support a sports team, it becomes "we" when it really isn't "we" at all. I enjoy seeing most sports played at the highest level but have never considered myself part of the "we" did it group. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH CAPTCHA BUT I HAD TO GO THROUGH 8 PLUS SCREENS THE OTHER DAY AND EVEN WHEN RIGHT I AM WRONG.

Neo Conservative said...

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not sure why the rant, my friend.
i have no control over how captcha
works.

not hearing complaints from anyone
else.

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Anonymous said...

I had to go to work, the subway experience was worse than the usual bad subway experience, at 10 am there were a lot of young men drinking Hennessy on the subway, St. Patrick station was very difficult and slow to exit, the bodies were packe din so tight. Upstairs on University Avenue was similar situation. I thought that if some crazy decides to drive a car into a crowd or some such, thing, this would be the time and place that he would do it, and I decided to get away from the crowds as fast as possible.
Elsewhere later in the day I saw several people who had been injured in the stampede to get away from one or other of the shootings/stabbings.I'm actually surprised that there weren't worse outcomes/more victims, considering everything.

Neo Conservative said...

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hard to believe hundreds of people weren't
trampled in the ensuing panic.

isis apparently missed a huge opportunity.

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Neo Conservative said...

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UPDATE:

"Police Chief Mark Saunders also said that it appears the firearm used in the shooting is not among those that were seized Monday."

so many gangbangers... so little time.

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