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‘stache of the week/past 3 months….

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What else can one say but creeeeepy.  damn damn.

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August 9, 2010 at 4:44 PM

‘stache of the week.

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Joseph Stalin shouldn’t just be known for the Communist movement in the former Soviet Union (amongst other things) but for his seriouslythickcomrade mustache. 

Yes, comrade!!

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May 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

‘stache of the week.

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Man, I miss posting my ‘stache of the week.  I have a feeling that’s au naturel.  Talk about a french tickler.

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February 12, 2010 at 12:12 AM

‘stache of the week and the shi*storm it has caused.

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Well, I have been waiting to post this picture of this “hard at work” TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) employee, taken a few days after the fare hike came into effect.  Not just because it’s ridiculous that someone was caught sleeping on the job, but the guy actually has a pretty sweet mustache!  Aside from his ‘stache, there’s nothing great about this photo, at all.

This photo has created major buzz (not the good kind) within Toronto, has gone viral online and amongst those who use the TTC, because not only is this guy (George Robitaille) probably making close to or just above 6 figures, but we’re paying $3 ONE WAY just to get to where we need to go.  Our subway system is maybe a quarter (maybe) of what NYC or London’s Tube has to offer, and we’re paying $3??!!?  He’s not the only person to ever fall asleep on the job; I’ve seen it happen in other places of business, but in such a public capacity as sleeping in the fare collector booth?  It’s bad enough we can barely talk to someone in one of those fare collector booths (in the subway stations) to get change or buy tokens without them talking to you like you’re a piece of crap; now we have to try to wake the person up and babysit them??  I don’t think so. 

The fare hike outraged the entire city and then to add insult to injury, a couple of riders caught George Robitaille (thank you!) and another employee, fast asleep while they’re supposed to be working.  Now, the TTC union is upset that riders didn’t pay attention to the employee and that someone who passed his booth should have attempted to see if he’s okay, instead of laughing at him.  Great, I mean, pathetic PR attempt.  Put the blame back on the riders, sure.  We’re always the TTC’s and the Amalgamated Transit Union’s scapegoats.  The union’s mini press release from president Bob Kinnear is just another example showing how stupid their leadership is.  If someone has a medical condition, or taking pills that will make them sleepy (that’s according to George Robitaille himself) then maybe they should be doing a different job within the organization.  Hey, union, you’ve heard of modified work, haven’t you?  They should not be placed in a position where the safety of others is at risk.

As a fellow Torontonian, TTC rider and tax payer, it’s getting to the point that hearing about the disgusting behaviour of huge organizations like the TTC and the kind of pampering that the employees receive through their union, just doesn’t garner the empathy or compassion in me at it once did.  While there are still thousands and thousands of people in Toronto alone trying to make ends meet or are still unemployed due to the recession, who now are forced to pay $3 to make it to a job interview, or $3 to get to an appointment, or $3 to take their child to school or day care, and that’s just one way.  How can the TTC and its union explain the justice in that?  Are they going to tell that person to take a cab, like I’ve been told by a TTC employee? 

Mr. Robitaille was inteviewed by the media and to try to clean up his image, he went on to say that he thinks “our priorities are a little mixed up”, he “can hold his head up high” because he’s been working for the TTC for almost 30 years and that he has a medical condition that can explain him falling asleep, or the fact that he saved someone’s life in 1995.  Priorities mixed up?  No.  Saying we booted Haiti off the cover of a national newspaper, to put a photo of you fast asleep while on the job, is not distorting our priorities.  Saving someone’s life is commendable, of course, but none of that changes the fact that you, Mr. Robitaille, got caught!

To try to make an attempt at pleasing the public, now the TTC is offering refunds on tickets (those that were to expire on Jan. 2, 2010) that were purchased after the sale of tokens was discontinued (when apparently too many people were “hoarding” tokens) up until March 31, 2010.

At the end of the day, if you need to get somewhere and having a car isn’t feasible for you, or you can’t afford to take a cab, we have no choice but to deal with the TTC, its half-ass employees and its semi-decent service.  I’m so glad that two people caught two different employees, both doing the same job as fare collectors, sleeping on the job.  Deep down we all know that the fare hike isn’t for operational costs; it’s merely to support the unions demands, fill up upper managements’ pockets even further, and to continue to overly pamper employees, when half of them are just a terrible representation of the TTC – rude, inconsiderate people who have no inclination of what custoer service really is.  TTC is not “the better way”.

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January 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM

‘stache of the week.

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Not only is this album cover absolutely classic, but the ‘stache that Ken is rocking is something else.  Makes the guy look super creepy but his semi-handlebar mustache almost makes up for it…….almost.

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January 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM

‘stache of the week.

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Not only is this a fantastic mustache pic, but also a classic mugshot!  This dood (Matthew Gibeault) who was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Idaho in 2008 (thank you google for providing me with such useful information!) is not only photogenic but just look at that ‘stache!!  He didn’t let down his mustache in posing for his mugshot; he definitely did it some justice!  Oww owwwww!!

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January 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM

‘stache of the week.

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You know how some men actually look good with a mustache, and bad without one?  In my opinion, Tom Selleck is one of those men.  Without the ‘stache, it doesn’t suit him at all.  Frankly, would Tom Selleck be who he is without the ‘stache??

Clearly, Playgirl loves him with or without his trademark mustache.

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January 5, 2010 at 11:39 PM