Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16 - Cold As FUCK!

Welcome folks.

First off, I would like to talk about the title of this piece. Normally I write my blogs and then give them a title, but today as a tip of the hat to the City of Toronto I have chosen to name it cold as fuck. I was thinking about writing Cold As F**K, but we all know what I mean and you have to say it in your head when you read it anyways! Nobody reads it in their head as F Blank Blank K. And if you do... well then cool.

So here we are at the 2 week anniversary of my arrival in this city, and oh so much has/hasn't happened to me. Accosted by a homeless woman. Saw the museum and art gallery for free. Had an awkward chat with that girl from Score a Hockey Musical. performed stand up and now today (pretend you hear a drum roll) today I took a step forward an experienced the real Toronto. The centre of it all people! Mike Delamont visited... The CBC

That's right Canada! I walked the halls that so many famous Canadians have walked. Mansbridge. Frum. Dress-up. All the greats. In fact today I was able to experience the wonder of the CBC Television Museum featuring pieces from all of our favorite shows. The Tickle Trunk. A castle wall from Friendly Giant, and of course the Trolley from Mr Rogers. In reality this "Museum" is a small run down room in the CBC Building. It took about 2 minutes to walk though and it looked as though nobody had come to fix or upkeep anything in there. To push this point home the "Sound Effects" box where you could hear your own sound effects through a speaker was upsetting when i realized the box was full of already popped bubble wrap. So I sadly listened to the sound of my crinkling paper instead. Bull Shit you say? Agreed.

This morning I awoke to the wonderful news that I got hired on to work in the box office for the Mirvish Company. Which is very exciting. They have become such an influential company in Canadian theatre that it is a pleasure to be a part of it!

So here it is. Im gonna say it! I know there are people out there who will hate me for the words I am about to say. Since moving here I have learned that the beliefs in my heart are not shared by a few vocal people. So here it is. I like Corner Gas. I think its a fun show and I have a good time watching it. And beyond that? Two and a Half men makes me laugh. There! Said it! PHEW! That's off my chest now! I'm not gonna take it back! I feel better.

It is currently 9 degrees out and windy as shit. 30km/hr winds and 93% humidity says NIGHT IN to this man. But I shant! I shall brave the wind, the rain, and the odd occasional smells to see yet another comedy show! Tonight.... ETON House. Stand up Comedy. Lets see how it goes? Wish me luck and I will speak with you tomorrow.


Thanks for reading!


  1. I like Corner Gas too.

    On a cold note, we might get flurries this weekend. Isn't that fun.

  2. Congrats on the gig with Mirvish, Mike! Are they still called TicketKing? I worked for them myself many, many moons ago. On an interesting note I am applying for your old job at the Belfry. Coinkidink? No.

    Keep living the dream, friend. Loving the blog.

    ~ M

  3. Ahhhh Grasshopper. You have let your guilty pleasures free! Now you can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee! Knock 'em dead big guy.

  4. Did I ever tell you about the time I caught Mr. Dress Up smoking a big fatty after he performed for CHILDREN at Mt. Baker? Good times, good times...

  5. I may have to "unfriend" you over the 2.5 Men thing, but I am pleased as punch that you will not be homeless in Toronto. The Mirvish looks like a good gig. If you run into Mansbridge, remind him that you're taller and have more hair than he does. Then tell him that if Rex "The Chicken Lady's Father" can get on TV you sure as hell should be able to.