Your Friday Cake and Quote

It’s not a cake! It’s a Blue Jays donut! And not just any donut! The official donut of the Toronto Blue Jays!

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Available at your local Tim Hortons, it is most refreshing when paired with this quote from Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn:

“If I longed for destruction it was merely that this eye might be extinguished. I longed for an earthquake, for some cataclysm of nature which would plunge the lighthouse into the sea. I wanted a metamorphosis, a change to fish, to leviathan, to destroyer. I wanted the earth to open up, to swallow everything in one engulfing yawn. I wanted to see the city buried fathoms deep in the bosom of the sea. I wanted to sit in a cave and read by candlelight. I wanted that eye extinguished so that I might have a change to know my own body, my own desires. I wanted to be alone for a thousand years in order to reflect on what I had seen and heard–and in order to forget. I wanted something of the earth which was not of man’s doing, something absolutely divorced from the human of which I was surfeited. I wanted something purely terrestrial and absolutely divested of idea. I wanted to feel the blood running back into my veins, even at the cost of annihilation. I wanted to shake the stone and the light out of my system. I wanted the dark fecundity of nature, the deep well of the womb, silence, or else the lapping of the black waters of death. I wanted to be that night which the remorseless eye illuminated, a night diapered with stars and trailing comets. To be of night, so frighteningly silent, so utterly incomprehensible and eloquent at the same time. Never more to speak or to listen or to think. To be englobed and encompassed and to encompass and to englobe at the same time. No more pity, no more tenderness. To be human only terrestrially, like a plant or a worm or a brook. To be decomposed, divested of light and stone, variable as the molecule, durable as the atom, heartless as the earth itself.”

This has been your Friday cake and quote.

Shout out to Dayn Perry. Always remember: Dayn Perry is everything, and Dayn Perry is everywhere. And thanks to @BBaxTwitts for the donuts.



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Aaron
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Aaron

Of course, we’ll never see these donuts for sale at the Rogers Centre, because Tim Hortons would never open a location in the Rogers Centre, because (despite the cat piss coffee and microwaved food they peddle) Tim Hortons is fucking awesome, because they refuse to jack up their prices for anyone, anywhere.

Like the Tim Hortons at the Air Canada Centre, where one-dollar donuts stand in stark contrast to Pizza Pizza’s seven-dollar slices of cardboard crap. Or the Tim Hortons at the movie theatre I worked at when I was a kid – which isn’t there anymore, because it was impossible for the concession to sell five-dollar soft drinks when two-dollar Iced Capps were just ten feet away.

Having once paid eight dollars for a Canada’s Wonderland Starbucks latte, and thirteen dollars for a Niagara Falls Burger King Whopper combo, it’s nice to know that there’s still a company that respects its customers too much to fleece them – even if one of its staff members once microwaved chicken in a disposable coffee cup before serving it to me in a wrap.

Skin Blues
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Skin Blues

I’m sure that Tim Hortons does not are about the customers. It’s either a marketing strategy or lazy bureaucratic byproduct. Would anybody buy that crappy coffee if it cost more than $1.50 anyway??

Aaron
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Aaron

Yes, yes they most definitely would.

I’m not sure why they would, but I am sure that they would.

Greg
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Greg

I’m almost positive that there are Tim’s locations in the 100 level of the Rogers Centre now. I know I have seen some random people walking around with coffee when I have been at games this year, and that would be the perfect firm of Canadiana just mixed in there.

Aaron
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You could be right; my Flex Pack’s on the 200 level, and I rarely venture downstairs.

That said, they also let you walk right in with coffees and other outside food and drinks – about the only thing they don’t allow is outside bottled beverages. Little-known, but very useful, fact! It’s also why the hot dog carts outside do such killer business; because you can walk in with it.

Adrock
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Adrock

Sorry to be the bearer of bad (good?) news, but there is a Tim Hortons at Skydome. It’s co-located with a Cold Stone Creamery on the 100-level. There may also be one on the 500-level, but I haven’t been up there in a while.

If I recall correctly, they only sell beverages at that Tim Hortons, not doughnuts, but the prices are the standard Timmy’s prices.

I dislike Rogers as much as the next guy, but you are disliking them under false pretences here.

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