Things to do Downtown: The Funky Bunch cometh…

Can you believe the spring is only two weeks away?  Yeah, neither can I.  Not after 40 cm of snow showed up over the weekend.  The snow is so high outside of my parent’s place that you could easily lose my car if it weren’t for the remote control-like antennae. 

So what is there to do in Toronto these days mired in the (increasingly less) white stuff?  Well, unless someone can hire Chuck Norris to come roundhouse kick Ol’ Man Winter away, we get the next best thing (term used very loosely).

Marky Mark in da house!

Yep, Mark Wahlberg (sans Funky Bunch, sorry for misleading you in the title) is apparently in town shooting the new Max Payne movie (Really?  That was so last console generation…)  If you’d ever seen or played the games the movie is based on, you’d know that the story and style have big budget action thriller written all over it.  Rumour has it that Mila Kunis is starring opposite Mr. Good Vibrations as an assassin.  I wonder if she’ll play towards her turn in American Psycho 2, or more like Meg Griffin meets The Bride.  All the more reason to wander around town this weekend to see what’s going on!

Joystiq posted a list of some of the shooting times and locations (and thus, the street closures) of where they will be shotting in Toronto.  Looks like the financial district will be pretty busy this weekend!

  • Yonge St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed on March 15th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Yonge St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed from March 16th at 6 a.m. to March 17th at 6 a.m.
  • King St., between Yonge St. and Bay St., will be closed on March 16th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bay St., between Wellington St. and King St., will be closed on March 24th from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s really good to see big Hollywood still coming up north of the border to make their movies despite the rather abysmal performance of their dollar and the strength of our funny money.  With the cost advantage of the old greenback gone, they must still have some reason to come up here.  Must be all the snow

Link: Pics of Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne emerge – Joystiq.

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  1. blurry day yeah 784
    The rooster pecked the sand just above where the ocean died. It was cocky. It had second cousins that were ducks. It did things like peck and kick dirt and raise its head. I wasn’t even sure if it knew it was doing this or if it was a habit at this point. Crabs did not like this rooster on their beach. One crab lived in a soda can. It was on the third day of the week, or it was Thursday, that this crab found the can and got stuck inside. It watched the rooster out the opening. The crab had gone in and then grew and couldn’t get out. Someone was walking on the beach barefoot, but in jeans. They bought the jeans new the day before the previous Thursday, last Wednesday. They hadn’t taken them off yet. He was walking with a girl. She held her wrists a bit crooked from overuse. Her job was to read blogs and gossip columns. The crab hoped either one of these two would help it get out of the can, but instead they chased the rooster. The crab in the can died hating this rooster. The rooster got confused with the two humans chasing it and ran into the water and got hit by a wave. The rooster thought, “Ha. I’m an alien.” I’m not sure why it thought this.

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