August 09, 2015

WATCH Torontonians pretend to be excited about Parapan Am Games (when a guy in a wheelchair asks them about it)

Rebel Staff

I'm Matt Philips, The Rebel's resident Pan Am Games enthusiast and I can't wait to talk to everyone about how exciting the Parapan Am Games are going to be.

But as a privileged able bodied person, I don't feel I'm the right guy, so I enlist the aid of my buddy Shayne Smith.

Together with wheelchair and microphone, we hit the streets to ask people how excited they are. 

(Folks we talked to aren't quite sure how to react to Shayne's sense of humor.)

By the way, Games officials will be cutting a few of PanAm mascot Pachi the Porcupine's limbs off and sticking him in a wheelchair for the Parapan Am Games.

People are surprisingly okay with this -- although Pachi isn't so sure...


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commented 2015-08-10 23:49:10 -0400
Yikes! Poor Patchy! Can’t believe people agreed with a straight face.

Zee – you should video tape your experiences and post them on youtube.
commented 2015-08-09 18:28:59 -0400
Matt: terrific satire you two did on the Para Olympics. Funny and hilarious anecdote to the mind-numbing CBC propaganda.
commented 2015-08-09 17:19:55 -0400
Re: Pan Am and Persons in Wheelchairs.

True this…
I reside near some of the events, York ~ U (ish)
Thanks to a severely broken foot, (2nd time, same injury) and a Surgeon who will
“wring my frickin neck” if I break it a 3rd time!

So, I’ve been mobile on a (rented) black motorized wheelchair for 2+ month’s now
in and around N. York ~ Downsview Park (ish).
(if in Toronto, you may have seen me!)

I had, (and still have) a small white “bundle buggy” tied to the back…
As well, I tied/taped 5 Canadian flags flying on poles to flap off the back, for Dominion Day of course… (Too phucking bad all you progressives!)
There was
~ 1 HUGE 60" X 96" (middle, back)
~ 2 Large 36" X 60" (back, sides)
~ 2 smaller (front handles, sides) 4" X 8"

It was as well the start (almost) of the Pan “SCAM” Games, so I decided to keep them all on and got TONS of request for pics Downtown when I went there, but try to find cheap tickets…

I even hung around the University on Friday for the Para Pan opening, trying to scoop a spot inside…
NOT FOR FREE, but for cheap as I am on a pension…

From TTC buses on HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE ROUTES arriving that are NON-ACCESSIBLE BUSES to get on to!
(No Ramp…We’re SO SORRY! Please wait for the NEXT BUS!…)

Don’t even get me started on the restaurant/stores and others using the roads and sidewalks, doors or washrooms being in-accessible…
people walking thinking they are the only ones around using the sidewalks in la~la land, cars almost running you over in crosswalks… trying to make a right turn and ONLY LOOKING LEFT so as not having to stop for the light…

Pan “SCAM” was just that…
People are idiots…
islam is the curse of the Earth!

Just saying…
commented 2015-08-09 17:07:33 -0400
Just MOAR sheeple keeping up with the kool-aid consumption.

2 lanes of highway to get in and out of Canada’s largest city – hitler would be proud.
commented 2015-08-09 13:41:19 -0400
A good Sunday morning laugh Matt.
But it also shows the mentality of Torontonians, maybe not all of them. But then is that not how polls are conducted? Ask a few people a question and extrapolate that to the whole population? Which makes the people of Toronto dumber than dumb. Again, maybe not all, but certainly a whole lot of them. No wonder the Liberals do so well in Toronto.
commented 2015-08-09 12:51:16 -0400
Matt you are absolutely crazy