HalKell 
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Re: “Remember that old adage about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome…?

Plexiglas fogs up over time and messes with visibility. That said, I think it would be no great mischief if the city were to remove a few of those shelters to encourage transit users to prepare better for the wait time at the bus stop. It would also be no great mischief if a few windshields along the Arm and up the hills were smashed to bits in retaliation. The difference lies in who would have to pay for it.

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Posted by HalKell on 03/28/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “PaDDy NOT PaTTy!

To which I say, "Lighten up." The Red Hand is not the only arbiter of how a saint's feast is observed. Whether it's Paddy, Patty or Padraig, I really don't give a fook. Few on the other side of the island would care as long as there's craic to be had, and as long as this Newf descendant has a blonde in a black dress that day and can indulge her more recent distraction of a certain County Wicklow man in tight trunks and kickpads, I'm a happy camper (and so are probably a lot of people.) Let it go - it's crazy shit like that that fucks up the peace.

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Posted by HalKell on 03/21/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “What? no “thanks?”

OB, where have you been for the last 30 years? Holding doors open for people has been fraught with rejection anxiety for at least that long. Ask yourself a few questions the next time you're inclined to do this. First, how far away is the recipient from the door when you think to hold it open? Unless they're overburdened or are clearly disabled, holding the door if they're not right there to walk through it is actually presumptuous and borders on microagression (yeah, I'm going there.) If I'm pressured to hurry up and take advantage of your "generosity", that act feels less like gracious chivalry and more like a demand that I abide by your pace and timetable.

You're obviously not giving us the full context of your bitch, so allow me to fill in some blanks and correct me if I'm wrong. The people you're holding the door for are far enough away that you could have gone through that door without them and they would not have felt put out. Or, they're creeped out by your obvious cry for attention (probably attempted only with females) and do not want to open the opportunity for you to force your microaggressive ways further on them. Clearly, your expectation for reciprocation for your "courtesy" renders your so-called "selfless act of good manners" both disingenuous and vaguely threatening. I'm willing to bet that more than one person, seeing you holding the door and knowing what you're trying to achieve, has decided either not to enter that door at all or to wait until it's so awkward for you to hold that door that you ultimately give up so they can enter in peace. Take your MRA/PUA/incel BS elsewhere and start looking in a mirror.

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Posted by HalKell on 11/02/2016 at 7:21 AM

Re: “How to find a girlfriend?

Get your ass to church (if your overarching world view allows that sort of thing.)

Seriously, though, taking notice of a member of the gender to which you're attracted in a house of worship or reflection will do two things - it'll get the social network within that community going to get you two together _and_ it will guarantee that you and that person will have a major life philosophy in common (assuming that you're doing this sincerely) - a major vector in the long-term success in any intimate relationship.

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Posted by HalKell on 09/07/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Convenience Store Clerk

A chronically poor performance should not be be rewarded by the chance to continue it. Sure, it may deprive her of a much-needed job, but her continued place there deprives someone far more deserving of that position.

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Posted by HalKell on 09/05/2016 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Desperately seeking a proper rental market...

If all you're finding on the peninsula are apartments running $1500 and up, you're not looking hard enough or your standards are too high. It is possible to find safe, cozy, older apartments in some very nice, safe neighbourhoods for under $900 for two bedrooms. You need to look at the older buildings, the mutated houses which look as though they go a little too far back into the lot to be for one family, and the houses with basement walkouts and lots of windows along the foundation. You won't necessarily get a balcony with your apartment, but you might get a place on a couple major bus routes and a central courtyard in which to sit and watch the world go by and get to know your neighbours.

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Posted by HalKell on 08/12/2016 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Et conputruit terra

I'm late, but I love this bitch!

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Posted by HalKell on 07/29/2016 at 7:54 PM

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