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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Cory Monteith's death reveals the dark, nasty underbelly of Vancouver, where a man will blow you for a hit of poutine and the Kraft Dinner addicts line the streets begging you for change so they can get just a little more orange dust   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 54
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2013-07-19 09:25:05 AM  
Don't forget that's also where Boner died. R.I.P. Boner.

seattlesportsnet.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-19 09:27:54 AM  
Living in Seattle for so long all I know about the 'Couve is they have equal parts hookers and meth.
 
2013-07-19 09:33:18 AM  
Kraft Dinner addiction? That's not an addiction. You ever suck dick for Kraft Dinner? Now a jelly at Timba's, that's an addiction
 
2013-07-19 09:55:08 AM  
Short version of TFA: Vancouver is a city. Drugs 'r' bad, mmmkay?
 
2013-07-19 09:56:12 AM  

James!: Living in Seattle for so long all I know about the 'Couve is they have equal parts hookers and meth.


Equal parts everything from what I hear, a friend went up there last year and basically told me its like the LA valley, whatever your vice they can fix you up with it.
 
2013-07-19 09:56:57 AM  
Meh.  I still want to live there.  It probably beats Louisiana.
 
2013-07-19 09:57:43 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: James!: Living in Seattle for so long all I know about the 'Couve is they have equal parts hookers and meth.

Equal parts everything from what I hear, a friend went up there last year and basically told me its like the LA valley, whatever your vice they can fix you up with it.


Challenge accepted!

/moving out there in September
 
2013-07-19 10:00:45 AM  
I lived in Vancouver for 20 years. It's a nice place, but it's terribly over rated.
 
2013-07-19 10:04:17 AM  
What a waste.
 
2013-07-19 10:10:44 AM  
Who...?
 
2013-07-19 10:19:01 AM  
So, it's like any urban center with a large population, got it.
 
2013-07-19 10:24:51 AM  

WhippingBoy: I lived in Vancouver for 20 years. It's a nice place, but it's terribly over rated priced.


FTFY.
 
2013-07-19 10:24:54 AM  

WhippingBoy: I lived in Vancouver for 20 years. It's a nice place, but it's terribly over rated.


And it's in Canada.
 
2013-07-19 10:25:13 AM  
FTFA:"Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish -- they're cheaper than heroin and crack,"


whatisthisIdonteven.jpg

I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?
 
2013-07-19 10:26:46 AM  
No subby.
It reveals the painful sad fate of junkies.
 
2013-07-19 10:32:28 AM  
Whenever I see the word 'poutrage' that people have been using lately, my first image is of a mortified Canadian pounding the table with his fork and yelling "YOU CAN'T JUST MELT CHEDDAR ON IT, YOU FOOL!!"
 
2013-07-19 10:33:15 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

Eating up some tapeeeeworrrrmmmsssssss...

//o-dee-otin-dotin-dey..
 
2013-07-19 10:33:25 AM  
Isn't vancouver still doing the whole free heroin for the homeless thing?
 
2013-07-19 10:38:35 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?


lol -- we cant give black electrical tape to certain work crews because they chew the shiat to get high.

If you can get stoned off of it someone is getting stoned off of it.
 
2013-07-19 10:42:53 AM  
www.chud.com

R.I.P. Kelly Monteith
 
2013-07-19 10:43:47 AM  
Cant say I've heard of people addicted to Kraft before, but I guess if they are sucking dick for it they are addicted.
 
2013-07-19 10:46:56 AM  

exparrot: [www.chud.com image 425x283]

R.I.P. Kelly Monteith


THIS IS WHAT I KEEP SEEING IN MY HEAD!!!

/yes I'm old
//had to look up who Corey Monteith was
 
2013-07-19 10:48:21 AM  

mikefinch: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?

lol -- we cant give black electrical tape to certain work crews because they chew the shiat to get high.

If you can get stoned off of it someone is getting stoned off of it.


wow.  just wow.
 
2013-07-19 10:50:14 AM  

Oldiron_79: Cant say I've heard of people addicted to Kraft before, but I guess if they are sucking dick for it they are addicted.


they feed the noodly macaroni bits to the female polar bears so they don't knock over the igloos while they milk them (an ingredient of poutine gravy).
 
2013-07-19 10:56:04 AM  
POOTIN"? POOTIN" WITH GRAVY? POOTIN" WITH CHEESE AND GRAVY?


just stop it Canada ... you're nasty
 
2013-07-19 10:56:15 AM  
As a native Portlander, Vancouver was always this mythical place where 19 year olds would occasionally go for the weekend so they could drink legally.  There didn't seem to be much other attraction.
 
2013-07-19 11:09:19 AM  
"That's scary, you don't want that junk," Dion insists, raising his voice and unsteady on his feet. "I've got good heroin, it's Vietnamese. It's light brown. It's pharmaceutical. Everyone loves it. See, I use it," he adds, bringing up his knuckles and hands to reveal track marks.

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2013-07-19 11:16:26 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTFA:"Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish -- they're cheaper than heroin and crack,"


whatisthisIdonteven.jpg

I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?



As every evil-hearted bastard knows....... it gives your black sole a nice parade gloss.
 
2013-07-19 11:19:29 AM  

oldsbone: As a native Portlander, Vancouver was always this mythical place where 19 year olds would occasionally go for the weekend so they could drink legally.  There didn't seem to be much other attraction.


Laser shows at the planetarium. Unfortunately they stopped doing them last year after decades.
 
2013-07-19 11:22:11 AM  
I've spent a couple of weeks in Vancouver, and yeah, as a tourist I was kind of shocked when I finally stumbled on the seedier part of town. I stayed out in Kits the first time, and New Westminster the second. It was on the second stay, coming in from that end of town that we went down some street (E Hastings, maybe? I can't remember) and it was like we drove into a different city. For a few blocks it was all rundown, littered and gross. It was like a night and day difference between that and the rest of the city that I was familiar with.
 
2013-07-19 11:23:39 AM  

serialsuicidebomber: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTFA:"Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish -- they're cheaper than heroin and crack,"


whatisthisIdonteven.jpg

I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?


As every evil-hearted bastard knows....... it gives your black sole a nice parade gloss.


niiiiiice!

+1
 
2013-07-19 11:39:50 AM  

MyRandomName: Isn't vancouver still doing the whole free heroin for the homeless thing?


Safe injection sites, but no free drugs.

If they're going to do it, might as well try to stop the spread of disease while you're at it.
 
2013-07-19 11:40:25 AM  
Oh drugs are so bad around Vancouver that even the surrounding cities are giving out free chicken shiat to the homeless to beat their heroin addictions.

/chicken shiat isn't a safe drug, as this one guy laughed himself to death because of a feather being snorted in.
 
2013-07-19 11:42:08 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTFA:"Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish -- they're cheaper than heroin and crack,"


whatisthisIdonteven.jpg

I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?


The methylated spirits used in the boot polish is primarily ethanol with the remainder methanol. Methanol is rather poisonous and very distasteful, so its nearly impossible to drink unless you are desperate. Methanol makes you very ill and blindness is a common symptom.

The myth is that alcoholics will distil shoe polish to separate the solvents. This is unlikely as it would not be very easy and anyone desperate enough to drink the methylated spirits would likely just man up and drink the shoe polish anyway. Unfortunately, the ethanol and methanol have very similar boiling points so it's nearly impossibly to split off the methanol to make a drinkable alcohol by this method anyway.

Most likely the tramps use bread to filter the polish to remove the suspended solids and recover the alcohols. It is claimed that black boot polish poured through bread will yield a clear liquid. Of course, this will still be a foul liquid to drink but, at least, it wouldn't stain the teeth black ... but how many tramps would worry about that?
 
2013-07-19 11:42:49 AM  
You don't have to go to Vancouver's "Skid Row" to see its nasty underbelly. Just walk through downtown.

Seriously - even in broad daylight I had to dodge around strung-out junkies living out of cardboard boxes on the sidewalk. It's honestly the sketchiest city center I've been to (in the western world)...totally didn't expect that, and was pretty surprised the local population accepts it.
 
2013-07-19 11:45:46 AM  

MyRandomName: Isn't vancouver still doing the whole free heroin for the homeless thing?


Safe injection site
http://supervisedinjection.vch.ca/
Since opening its doors in 2003, Insite has been a safe, health-focused place where people inject drugs and connect to health care services - from primary care to treat disease and infection, to addiction counselling and treatment, to housing and community supports.
Insite is North America's first legal supervised injection site. The BC Ministry of Health Services provides operational funding for Insite through Vancouver Coastal Health, which operates the facility in conjunction with PHS Community Services Society.
Insite operates on a harm-reduction model, which means it strives to decrease the adverse health, social and economic consequences of drug use without requiring abstinence from drug use.


/Sweatervest Harper wants it closed, but he doesn't have the scrotum to send in the clowns to board up the place.
//The police really appreciate the place as it saves having to ignore the junky on the sidewalk making the tourists scared.
 
2013-07-19 11:54:11 AM  

FarFarAway: I've spent a couple of weeks in Vancouver, and yeah, as a tourist I was kind of shocked when I finally stumbled on the seedier part of town. I stayed out in Kits the first time, and New Westminster the second. It was on the second stay, coming in from that end of town that we went down some street (E Hastings, maybe? I can't remember) and it was like we drove into a different city. For a few blocks it was all rundown, littered and gross. It was like a night and day difference between that and the rest of the city that I was familiar with.


Addiction fueled poverty is very concentrated in Vancouver. There is that small section of downtown's east side that everybody knows is the epicenter of addicts. But it's not really unsafe. Sure you can have a problem with a junkie on a bad trip but for the most part the addicts keep to themselves. They'll yell and scream at each other but rarely do they bother an outsider. It's like a mutual invisibility field. Before safe injection sites were set up, you'd have to worry about stepping on a used needle but that problem has been significantly reduced since they can get freebies and shoot up under medical supervision in a comfortable (relatively speaking) environment.

They do wander out to the neighborhoods adjacent to panhandle for drug money but oddly enough seem to not panhandle in their neighborhood even if you look like someone with money. Guess it's a mental division for them. When they are in panhandling mode in other neighborhoods though, damn, they're pretty obnoxious. I've encountered panhandlers in many cities around the world and Vancouver's panhandlers are some of the most annoying in the developed world. You usually have to go someplace like India to get that kind of begging.

There's plenty of other poverty in greater Vancouver (I'm looking your way Surrey) but that's mostly for the standard reasons people are poor. But for the addicted homeless, DTES is where it's at.
 
2013-07-19 12:02:43 PM  

offmymeds: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTFA:"Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish -- they're cheaper than heroin and crack,"


whatisthisIdonteven.jpg

I've heard of Lysol and rubbing alcohol, even hand sanitizer being used...but shoe polish?

The methylated spirits used in the boot polish is primarily ethanol with the remainder methanol. Methanol is rather poisonous and very distasteful, so its nearly impossible to drink unless you are desperate. Methanol makes you very ill and blindness is a common symptom.

The myth is that alcoholics will distil shoe polish to separate the solvents. This is unlikely as it would not be very easy and anyone desperate enough to drink the methylated spirits would likely just man up and drink the shoe polish anyway. Unfortunately, the ethanol and methanol have very similar boiling points so it's nearly impossibly to split off the methanol to make a drinkable alcohol by this method anyway.

Most likely the tramps use bread to filter the polish to remove the suspended solids and recover the alcohols. It is claimed that black boot polish poured through bread will yield a clear liquid. Of course, this will still be a foul liquid to drink but, at least, it wouldn't stain the teeth black ... but how many tramps would worry about that?


ah....much like making "squeeze" out of sterno during prohibition.
 
2013-07-19 12:03:20 PM  

EngineerAU: FarFarAway: I've spent a couple of weeks in Vancouver, and yeah, as a tourist I was kind of shocked when I finally stumbled on the seedier part of town. I stayed out in Kits the first time, and New Westminster the second. It was on the second stay, coming in from that end of town that we went down some street (E Hastings, maybe? I can't remember) and it was like we drove into a different city. For a few blocks it was all rundown, littered and gross. It was like a night and day difference between that and the rest of the city that I was familiar with.

Addiction fueled poverty is very concentrated in Vancouver. There is that small section of downtown's east side that everybody knows is the epicenter of addicts. But it's not really unsafe. Sure you can have a problem with a junkie on a bad trip but for the most part the addicts keep to themselves. They'll yell and scream at each other but rarely do they bother an outsider. It's like a mutual invisibility field. Before safe injection sites were set up, you'd have to worry about stepping on a used needle but that problem has been significantly reduced since they can get freebies and shoot up under medical supervision in a comfortable (relatively speaking) environment.

They do wander out to the neighborhoods adjacent to panhandle for drug money but oddly enough seem to not panhandle in their neighborhood even if you look like someone with money. Guess it's a mental division for them. When they are in panhandling mode in other neighborhoods though, damn, they're pretty obnoxious. I've encountered panhandlers in many cities around the world and Vancouver's panhandlers are some of the most annoying in the developed world. You usually have to go someplace like India to get that kind of begging.

There's plenty of other poverty in greater Vancouver (I'm looking your way Surrey) but that's mostly for the standard reasons people are poor. But for the addicted homeless, DTES is where it's at.


I guess that's why it was so shocking. I mean, I've seen homeless people elsewhere in Vancouver, especially on Granville Street for some reason. I've encountered panhandlers down in Gastown, including one homeless guy who freaked me out pretty badly because he wouldn't stop following me. Like, I would go into a shop and when I came out he'd be there lurking around the door and would follow me to the next one. I started looking for a police officer, or station, and I eventually got rid of him. Still, creepy. Other than him though, I've never felt unsafe in Vancouver, even very late at night.
 
2013-07-19 12:07:02 PM  

James!: Living in Seattle for so long all I know about the 'Couve is they have equal parts hookers and meth.


And for many years hookers were being fed to pigs.
 
2013-07-19 12:10:52 PM  
SEARCHING FOR TRESHUR!
 
2013-07-19 12:13:09 PM  

Paris1127: James!: Living in Seattle for so long all I know about the 'Couve is they have equal parts hookers and meth.

And for many years hookers were being fed to pigs.


every now and then they still show that documentary on Bio.  Still creepy as fark.
 
2013-07-19 12:25:44 PM  
Only Vancouver joke I know, as told to me by someone from Vancouver:

Q:  What river seperates China and India?

A:  The Fraser.
 
2013-07-19 01:32:23 PM  
"If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinner
But we would eat Kraft dinner

Of course we would, we'd just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
That's right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups"

/Came here for this but you let me down.
 
2013-07-19 02:39:42 PM  
Vancouver is a micro-sheer condom of staggering wealth that barely contains the social diseases that fester in the potholes, flop houses and unwanted bike lanes along politician-owned leafy avenues.

It's a place for billionaires to convert grift into real estate, underage poon, and political favor. This self-proclaimed "Best Place on Earth" has about as much appeal as a burning McDonald's for those stuck between the gutter and those who can afford to live here.

I might be biased...
 
2013-07-19 03:37:53 PM  

que.guero: Vancouver is a micro-sheer condom of staggering wealth that barely contains the social diseases that fester in the potholes, flop houses and unwanted bike lanes along politician-owned leafy avenues.

It's a place for billionaires to convert grift into real estate, underage poon, and political favor. This self-proclaimed "Best Place on Earth" has about as much appeal as a burning McDonald's for those stuck between the gutter and those who can afford to live here.

I might be biased...


No, that's pretty accurate.
 
2013-07-19 04:28:50 PM  

WhippingBoy: que.guero: Vancouver is a micro-sheer condom of staggering wealth that barely contains the social diseases that fester in the potholes, flop houses and unwanted bike lanes along politician-owned leafy avenues.

It's a place for billionaires to convert grift into real estate, underage poon, and political favor. This self-proclaimed "Best Place on Earth" has about as much appeal as a burning McDonald's for those stuck between the gutter and those who can afford to live here.

I might be biased...

No, that's pretty accurate.


At least they aren't Quebec
 
2013-07-19 04:41:00 PM  

WhippingBoy: que.guero: Vancouver is a micro-sheer condom of staggering wealth that barely contains the social diseases that fester in the potholes, flop houses and unwanted bike lanes along politician-owned leafy avenues.

It's a place for billionaires to convert grift into real estate, underage poon, and political favor. This self-proclaimed "Best Place on Earth" has about as much appeal as a burning McDonald's for those stuck between the gutter and those who can afford to live here.

I might be biased...

No, that's pretty accurate.


And the gotdam traffic!  Every time I go to Vancouver it incites some sort of raging beast inside me that wants to literally choke a motherfarker or run him into the ditch, consequences be damned, and then yell at the burning corpse.

And soon you may be able to add legal pot to that list.  The BC government just put forth a motion to regulate cannabis for personal use and spend no further police resources on such use.  If you're into that kind of thing.  I guess.  Or whatever.  I'm just posting this for a friend...
 
2013-07-19 05:44:58 PM  

serial arseonist: WhippingBoy: que.guero: Vancouver is a micro-sheer condom of staggering wealth that barely contains the social diseases that fester in the potholes, flop houses and unwanted bike lanes along politician-owned leafy avenues.

It's a place for billionaires to convert grift into real estate, underage poon, and political favor. This self-proclaimed "Best Place on Earth" has about as much appeal as a burning McDonald's for those stuck between the gutter and those who can afford to live here.

I might be biased...

No, that's pretty accurate.

And the gotdam traffic!  Every time I go to Vancouver it incites some sort of raging beast inside me that wants to literally choke a motherfarker or run him into the ditch, consequences be damned, and then yell at the burning corpse.

And soon you may be able to add legal pot to that list.  The BC government just put forth a motion to regulate cannabis for personal use and spend no further police resources on such use.  If you're into that kind of thing.  I guess.  Or whatever.  I'm just posting this for a friend...


Yeah. I finally moved because of the traffic. It was bad 10 years ago, it's astronomically stupid now.
 
2013-07-19 06:46:48 PM  

MrJesus: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Eating up some tapeeeeworrrrmmmsssssss...

//o-dee-otin-dotin-dey..


I curse you! I curse your children!
that effing thing is going to be stuck in my head for the next three days!!
 
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