Monday, March 20, 2006

There's something else?

Geographically-challenged guy: I don't really know where anything is in London. I mean, I know where the school is, and the bus station and the train station and the Ceeps and Molly's. Basically I know where all the bars are, but I don't really know where anything else is.

-- On Southbound 2-Dundas, overheard by Mattius

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've lived there two years..and am in the same predicament. Except I know where Loblaw's is. That's the only extension

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really should get to know the city more, in case you have to live there even longer.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really should get to know the city more, in case you have to live there even longer.

10:51 AM  
Blogger ladyamazing said...

Taking the bus all the way on its route is a good way to see the city, or so I've heard.

I'm from an hour north of the city, I already know London through many a field trip (R.I.P IMAX) and just shopping at the malls before I even went to University.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Taking the bus all the way on its route is a good way to see the city, or so I've heard."

If somone has that much time on their hands, they've got bigger problems than not knowing where stuff is...

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking the bus all the way on its route will show you, like, all of Dundas Street...which is completely useless unless you're planning to be a raving derelict after graduation.

When I was in rez in first year I didn't know where anything was either. Living on campus I really only ventured to Masonville and the bars...and that was the way I liked it.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and that's the way you SHOULD like it. nothing is worth seeing in london sout of dundas....definately don't head anywhere east of adelaide unless you'd like to get kidnapped, stuffed into a bag and thrown in a closet. every city has their "clean" boundaries".


HahAha.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY!...
Dear 2:02... I've lived in London my whole life...South of Dundas...and east of Highbury.

And I just want to point out... that you won't get thrown into a closet.

You're most likely to get skinned alive and then thrown into the thames.....

just warning you

3:21 PM  
Blogger Azuregray said...

R.I.P. Imax

When was there an Imax in London?!?

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It closed last year I believe. It was on the Western Fair Grounds.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah...they really should've built it in a less obscure place.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:02.... i'm a london native.. and the only reason u guys think that there's nothing to do in london is because u guys dont go anywhere besides maisonville and the bars... afraid u'll get lost???

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude the BEST places are outside of the 'university district'. Like my ol' high school friend Dave's parent's basement, Mitch's park at 2 am, and Hillbilly Willy's......wait, sorry i'm stuck in 1997.

btw...do any of you young'ins still remember the ridout? the nac? the shot?????

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:09 it wasn't the location of the IMAX building so much as the price. Noone wants to pay $15 when they can see the same movie for half price at another theatre.
8:16-->yes I remember those bars and they were
definitely "quality"...I don't think it's such a shame that they don't exist any more.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, the Imax films weren't the movies in they have in normal theatres...they were moreso documentaries...they only had Star Wars I think that you can see in a normal theatre. That's why they were so expensive, because they were only filmed for imax. They were all awesome and educational.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EOA (East of Adelaide) can be terrifying. I'm not from London but you have to admit that stretch between Adelaide and Quebec is pretty freaking sketch.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. I remember the Ridout. Or the Rundown, as it was referred to...

11:48 AM  
Blogger Froster said...

Yeah, telling stories about the ridout brings too many stares these days. Same thing with pontificating about the old Spoke (dirty though it may have been). It just feels like I'm really old and talking to a bunch of young whipper-snappers.

As for learning where shit is in London, I'm not surprised. Most people just think of things in terms of bus routes. The city could just be a number of straight lines as far as they are concerned. The only ones who know the city well are the people with cars for the most part (or roommates with cars). The first year I was here, I didn't know where a lot was (and considered going to Westmount a LONG way away). The year after that, with a car, it was another story. I dont think I would claim to know the city perfectly, but I have a decent idea on how to get pretty much anywhere.

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've lived in lodon my whole life. i'm too lazy to quotes times of posters ebfore me, but i agree... parts of london are indeed sketch. bit have you seen hamilton? any part of hamilton is the adelaide-quebec stretch at it's worst. anyway, i go to school and guelph, and orignally didn't know much about the city. but i've got to know it now. i don't blame you guys form just sticking to masonville/ceeps... but honestly, i grew up fine (and in one piece), and i lived very much EAO and in sketchville. just take a loook around. there's lots of gold in london. just gotta look.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the dumbshit that wrote 7:39pm...i am also a london native and was clearly not buggin' about the lack of things to do in london...i can always find something to do "IN" london...i'm 2:02 btw...it's not that i don't travel to the south/the east or the west...oh i've defiantely been numerous times...especially for those dirt road/lucas hockey games back in the day or even to watch grand poobah play at the plant doctor (RIP)....instead it is my ADVICE to those that are thinking about crossing the north london line for a bit of chaos...to just simply grab a beer and a lazyboy and do yer thing where you are...cause it's simply not worth it.
haha aha.

thanks.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahaha now it makes sense 10:30/2:02...a lucas snob would have that opinion about london

7:51 PM  
Blogger ~!~DaNi~!~ said...

dear 2:02
Just so you know, EOA is a good place to live if you know where to look. I live closer to Clarke Road and I do not have any problems in that area other then Fanshawe Students who party all the time. I have always live EOA and if I planned on staying in London I would continue living EOA because it's a nice place to live.

Other then that there really isn't anything to get to know in London. I've lived here for 20 years and I know where everything I need to know is and I'm still finding news places I never even knew existed in London.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

other than the bars, what else IS there to know in london?

4:09 PM  

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