Friday, December 23, 2005

Timmins sounds too much like mittens to be real. This explains a lot. We always knew Shania didn't come from any place on earth.

Girl #1: Is Penetanguishene like, a place in Canada?
Girl #2: I don't know, I guess it COULD be.
Girl #1: Well, this girl I know was telling me a story about Penetanguishene and I think she like, totally made it up. It doesn't sound like a real place.
Girl #2: Yeah, it totally IS made up. Penetanguishene, how fake, hahaha.

-- 13 Wellington, overheard by Briana


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and they definately made up the jail that's located there too. God people are dumb.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's not in 905, it's not within a 2-hour drive of Toronto, and it's not Montreal or Cancun....So where, exactly is this place? and how would anyone get there?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hrmm, I guess I don't exist *poof*

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get do some of these people even get into university? I know it's UWO, but still. People must have a LITTLE more common sense than to believe that because they if haven't heard of a place then it doesn't exist.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get out of here, how can you expect everyone to know about towns like this? It's a silly name and it does sound made up so I don't fault this girl at all.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone's trying to defend their own stupid conversation...

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of Course, everyone knows that cities/towns not in the GTA don't matter.....

it's not like she confused Thornhill with Richmond Hill or something stupid like THAT....

...and personally, I'm STILL suspicious of this so-called "Timmins"....if it exists, how come I've never been there?

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan is SO not a place.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut the hell up..just cuz u guys think you're so cool because you're from toronto or whatever..doesnt mean small towns dont exist. timmins is like out of a storybook, picture perfect. and penatang (which is what people who know that it is a real place) is fuckin sweet. so next time u think you own the world because you're from a big city, think again.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous 1 person above me...I think the posts above you are using a little trick... and it's called sarcasm :)

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about calibogie.....

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, Calibogie exists....I'm just not sure if it has electricity yet

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for fuck's sake i wish people would stop taking sarcasm literally. How obvious does sarcasm have to get for people to understand it's a joke?? should we put a *sarcasm warning* with every sarcastic post?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes that would be good. or get a life.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr 12:26 PM.

In case you've missed the memo, Sarcasm requires tone of voice, something that cannot be reproduced through typing.

Therefore unless you put a sarcasm warning, or else refer to your comment in the third person, For example, Mike said sarcastically: "Yeah, sure...."

The point behind this incase you still don't get it, is that you CANNOT DO SARCASM through text and expect people to get it.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

People get it -- it's just the people who aren't expecting it who post in indignation.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarcasm CAN be properly communicated through the text medium, if done correctly.

The key is to give subtle indications in the statement that it's sarcastic. One of my favourites is ending a sarcastic statement with multiple explanation and/or question marks, with a deliberate "1" included.

Example: "You mean you can find pornography on the internet?!?!1?"

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can't tell a post includes sarcasm when it has these gems:

"and personally, I'm STILL suspicious of this so-called "Timmins"....if it exists, how come I've never been there?"

"Saskatchewan is SO not a place"

You have to be a real moron to take those posts seriously.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*sarcasm warning*

"This is SUCH an intelligent conversation!!1!" Mike exclaimed sarcastically.

New Year's resolution:
If you aren't sure how to (or otherwise unable to) discern/derive meaning from written expression, please quickly log-off your computer, unplug it from the wall, repackage the computer, and send it back to the store. You should instead pick up a book and practice understanding the art of storytelling and the use of rhetorical devices. You could start with a good children's book, or perhaps something more advanced as your local newspaper. No, "Cosmopolitan", or "Maxim" magazines and their like do not count - in fact, that's probably only contributing to your problems.

Season's Greetings!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, to be fair, the people who don't understand sarcasm are likely psychology majors. You wouldn't pick on someone who is mentally challenged, this is no different.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pick on the mentally challenged all the time. It's almost as much fun as throwing rocks at cripples.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why must we all fight? fighting online is like running in the special olympics...even if you're still retarded.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I goto Ivey, and hence will be the only person in this thread to have a job within a month of graduating! :-D

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Ivey: Where the sewage hits the sea!

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Successful graduates from Ivey have offers even *before* they graduate.

Truly, the poster at 11:16 is not the cream of the crop. :P

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivey's like Eng...well paid...NOT well laid.

3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd then, that the person who posted the comment about the sarcasm warnings is a psych major herself.

are there any rules for commenting/ screening comments here? I think it'd be mighty useful for weeding out random people whose only purpose of posting is to cause trouble.

This is not meant to refer to anyone in particular.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:08: You are a certified idiot. Stop trying to kill the fun of the Overheard@Western comment threads.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Ivey guy:

I had a job offer more than a year prior to graduating. So did half my class. Try bragging about getting a job "right after graduation" at the law/dentistry/meds buildings sometime and see the reaction.

Faculty snobbery is LAME!

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I come from a very small Nova Scotia place called Milford. And I have honestly been asked how many Milf's live there.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

*dies laughing*
this is hilarious.
Thank you ALL for making my day ^^

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivey sucks donkey cock. Seriously.

Honors Spec. in classical studies all the way, bitches!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha you cheer now...

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm assuming that most of you writing these posts are undergraduates. So, just to set you straight: if it has been decided that you're good enough, you don't "pay" for a graduate degree, you earn it through funding--have you ever heard of SSHRC OR NSERC? Also, in Canada, I have NEVER heard of anyone pay 75K for a graduate degree--this is an absurd figure, and I have no idea where this person "pulled" this from. Here's the deal: If you have to pay your way through a Phd, then obviously something is wrong, and you should re-think your options.

Another thing: a lot of undergraduates think that getting into graduate school is just a matter of "staying" in school. Well, I hate to break it to you, but it's actually pretty tough to get into graduate school: you need the right grades (these are usually just as high as professional schools), you need a willing advisor, etc.

I find statements like "fuck the Phd" to be the height of immaturity. There are super-smart people out there who chose to pursue Phds, not because its a "means to an end", but because of their passion and commitment to research.

Oh well, I'm done with these little responses. It's impossible to argue misinformed undergradutes...

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Copy and paste alert detected!

B.S.: Bullshit
M.S.: More shit
PhD: Piled hip deep

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...
You Western folk are HILARIOUS!!!1!!11eleven

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yES, w're so different from other students!!!!(one)!!!11 !!!!ELEVEN!!!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this statement can't be for real. i mean seriously. even if you were from out of the country and didn't know whether Penetanguishene were a real place or not, at least make your incredulity sound intelligent and not jump to the fargone conclusion that it MUST be a fake place. yeesh.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penetanguishene does exist. Born and raised there thanks! We have a super jail and the Ontario Hospital (aka Mental Health Centre) and to get there you would take the 400N to Hwy 93 and follow it until you reach the water. Literally. The town dock is at the end of this road.

8:55 PM  

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