This guy is pissed! Once again, the faceless corporations refuse to acknowledge their mistreatment of the people!
Meanwhile, a few blocks away…
Doesn’t anyone care? Don’t you want to shop? (Video via TheHighDefinite, photos via Boston.com.)
Life is so unfair.
This is essentially me at Arby’s every night at 2am.
Do the employees just line up to watch you at this point?
Arby’s employees are in no position to laugh at anyone.
This is me at Chick-fil-A on Sundays…
Tell us why! The rest of us want a chance to molest glass storefronts like my friend here!
Give Me Orange Julius, or Give Me Death!
Or at least a Leprechaun Julius!
That was meant to be a Longmont Potion Castle reference, not a Paul Frank one. I apologize for any confusion.
This guy has been watching too much Rescue Me. His Lou impression is spot on.
Don’t you care? Don’t you sheeple care I can’t get my Orange Julius?
Jeez that was like watching Michael Douglass in Falling Down
You mean not quite as good as you’d hoped it would be but still alright for a TBS Wednesday night in 1993?
somehow knowing that guys like this exist in canada makes me feel simultaneously better and worse.
I know right? The last time I encountered a guy like this was on Christmas Eve outside of the convenience store by my mom’s house in Baltimore.
Deep in my heart, I know I’m only laughing because that’s not MY local mall. All that’s necessary for evil to succeed is for good people to stand by and not demand to shop.
what nobody had a bar stool they could lend that guy to smash his way in? uh people these days.
Most convincing Cinnabon add this season. Wel done Mr. Marketing.
son, we just say “Marketing”
I must now go listen to the Neil Young classic “Tell Me Why”. Thanks, crazy man.
da dum da dum dum
Carrying returns but stopped by locked doors
you will never give up this fight
Still the bug boy must hug the window
mocking you and your plight
Tell me why, tell me why
is it hard to make arrangements with yourself
when you really want to buy things
Eatons Center just won’t sell
I think old Simon here might have a couple emergency Cinnabons stashed under his t-shirt.
No wonder he looks so content.
Wait, someone explain why Cadillac Fairview doesn’t want that guy in… never mind.
It’s a good thing the Eaton Center is getting a 120 million dollar face life this summer, looks like it’s going to need it! ($120,000,000 Canadian is actually a lot of money now, it is no longer equal to the average American take home salary)
We might mock, but getting to the Eaton Centre food court was the last chance this man had to save his marriage and get his daughter a kidney transplant.
upvotes for a canadian jack bauer!
How easily Canadian Jack Bauer was defeated.
Canadian Jack Bauer was not defeated, that is merely 2 1/2 minutes of of a 5 hour real time quest to get to the proper opening of the mall. Besides, Canadian Jack Bauer always pulls through.
Is it true that the Canadian “24″ is called “5″?
This image is the best. Man, the internet just makes funny images for every funny image it makes now, doesn’t it. That sentence makes TOO much sense.
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It’s nice to see a Tim Horton’s window smashed in, hate that place!
Did anyone else have their login blocked by that annoying AT&T ad? GRRR
Watching confused shoppers bitch about store closures as a literal angry mob rampaged through the city was easily the funniest part of the G20 experience.
Then it stopped being funny:
Sorry, guys. I’m still too angry to be witty.
I still am having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that all Canadian police aren’t just friendly mounties. It’s like they imported our dickish cops from the States. Sorry Canada!
I am still basically quivering with fury. Did you read the quote where Harper claimed 99.9% of Torontonians were happy to have had the G8/G20?
Where are you? I’ve been following it from Edmonton.
I live and work in downtown Toronto. This past weekend was frustrating, to say the least.
The full video of that incident is available at http://www.vimeo.com/12903946 [No-one is using the full length one! I hate it!]
But it’s hardly the worst thing they did this weekend
I work at a Mall. Every year on the day of Christmas I get in my car around noon and drive to work. I do one loop around the perimeter to see if Santa brought me my present. Four years running and ol’ Chris Cringle hasn’t let me down yet. Every year my gift is waiting for me. Wrapped in cotton sweats, pulling on the locked door of Macy’s in anger and frustration is my very own Emptiest Person Alive.
Yonge Street is full of the Emptiest People Alive.
Why? Why? Why are you standing directly in front of the only portion of that door that is not transparent? Tell us why!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CUT IN LINE, BATEMAN!!!!
Yeah, this was not a very cool weekend. Burning police cars might look GREAT in a Michael Bay film, but in my hometown? Not so much.
Burning police cars never look great, ESPECIALLY in a Michael Bay film.
But seriously, I agree Asa, scariest weekend ever. Oh well, at least Bell Canada got some ideas for their new ad campaign:
“You’ll have a riot over our low, low prices!”
Something tells me that display box does not really have a working phone in it.
our phones are so hot, even anti-capitalist anarchists can’t help themselves.
This video went up today – Mr. Tickets to the Gun Show saved Bell from losing another display box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKkLYYczdM
Wow, old age really agreed with that Mervyn’s “open open open” lady…..
Many days I’m like, I hate teenagers, and then other days there is an amazing young man in the background of a YouTube video.
Fuck globalization. I’m with these guys.
Fuckin’ Canadians, amiright?
I can tell you as a Canadian (and Yourlatestdancericantwaittoentertainyou) that those were not Canadians doing that damage. No self respecting Canuck would raise his hand towards a Timmies. No way we are jeopardizing our double doubles and ice caps for a bit of the old ultra violence.
Also as a resident of the T-Dot I’ll say closing the Eaton Center was a dangerous gamble. Its normally a place full of nightmare fuel where dreams go to die, and closing it allowed those nightmares to roam the streets, screaming (like that guy.)
You’re right. I’m from Toronto and a lot of the smashing was done by out of towners. I heard a large chunk of them were from Washington.
Also, as a Canadian – Tim Horton’s is the worst. I’ll just leave my coffee pot out for a day, serve it up and call it Tim Horton’s coffee.
Their coffee is the Worst, but their donuts are the Best.
Some came from the States, some came from Quebec. They’re still sorting through the reports. And some were certainly undercover cops, though it’s still not clear how many.
They also smashed a whole in a Second Cup window right above a sign that said “Independantly Owned, Uniquely Canadian” but the crowd booed and stopped them from going further. I’m surprised they did as much as they did to the Tims
I feel kind of bad for that man. Am I the only one?
He just wants to know why they’re closed, and no one is answering him. And then some guy is filming him and he says he doesn’t give permission to be filmed. But then he is put on the internet? That just seems kind of wrong…
Or am I just being overly emotional about this? Might be the heat and the hormonal cycle of ladyhood.
yeah this whole video just made me The guy just wanted answers and then to have these stupid teenagers mock him and STILL not tell him why the mall was closed. god damn. poor man. its been such a fucked up weekend for Canadians.
Poor man who is complaining about how he can’t go shopping when right down the street police are beating people to enforce his right to shop. Yeah. Poor man.
Well, he clearly didn’t know that, now did he?
So now you’re not only asking me to feel bad for someone who is selfish and self-righteous, but you want to remind me that he is obliviously misinformed? Not helping your case.
Relax, ptsmith. No need to get your panties in a bunch.
It does seem unlikely he wasn’t aware at all. By the time they closed the doors the subway had been shut off downtown and the Black Bloc was moving up the street towards the mall. They took out a bunch of storefronts on the way, and they were hardly being quiet.
I’m still on this guys side. There were people IN the mall, he was locked out and hes obviously like WTF, and he probably knew something was up but couldn’t piece it together. And honestly, the guys just wanted to go shopping, and he most very likely didn’t give two shits about G20, riots or protesting. and that is a sentiment I can understand.
Why does the video cut off? WHY?
He’s certainly been resisting exercise.
There must be a special place in heaven…
I loved this video. I didn’t save it though – not even sure that it is possible to save youtube videos. But I just saw this photo on your post and am hoping that you saved this funny video clip of Mr. Shopper. Can you please email it to me at Angelene1@hotmail.com. Many thanks:)
1:11 – “We want to shhhop!”
This is obviously a man of the theatre.
Obviously he thought the iPhone 4 was released in Canada…
I love that this man is delusional enough to believe that he’s the one standing up to the police, as if they police would ever, ever, ever do anything to slow down capitalism.
“why?”…Because somethings ARE and some things ARE NOT. “Why?”…Because things that are not can’t be. “Why?”
Bottom line guy, you an”have nothing isn’t. Louis CK understands.
I like to think that this door was just locked and that there was an open one right around the corner that people were freely coming in and out of….
Because of Winn-Dixie?
“Yeah Fruit of the Loom really is the brand for me. The cotton is just so soft, and that’s a very important factor, when considering my underwear brand… especially when I count on having tear gas fired at my ass, for fighting the corporation.” – Worst Anarchist Ever.
So my friend and I were talking about how when we see someone have a public meltdown like this, our immediate reaction is laughter. I think I nearly had my face ripped off once at the Gap when I was 17 because I couldn’t exchange a sweater that this mom had brought in because she didn’t have a receipt and she went Frances Farmer in the middle of the store and my immediate reaction was hysterical laughter. Anyway, it brought up this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YersIyzsOpc
We cant figure out if this is horrifying or hilarious.
In case anyone’s curious as to the story about the mall:
They closed it for about 40 minutes, with shoppers inside (though they reportedly were letting them out when asked if it seemed safe) when the protest, and the black bloc running ahead of the protest, had turned and was headed towards the mall after smashing up a Gap and Starbucks and attempting to molest a bank. The black bloc ended up smashing a bunch of the Sears displays on the outside of the mall, so it seemed a reasonable precaution.
While they certainly had no warning or explanatory signs, the whole mall was shut down at every entrance because what seemed at the time like a rampaging mob was coming through, and the mob eventually smashed open and spread feces (seriously) inside an American Apparel store. And the people out on the street aren’t just the day’s shoppers, many are there to see the march that the black bloc messed up.
It seems amazing that the guy could see all the shoppers trapped inside and not know something unusual was going on.
Anyways sorry for the long reply. I just… was there, so I thought I’d have some useful information.
As much as i find the entire incident unnecessary and ridiculous, I totally applaud the idea of a fecal smeared American Apparel store.
Looks like our guy continued on without his food court meal and went on a full riot. @1:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOKsHc-ozD4
Yep. This is all 15 min from where I live. Party.
Word. Terrifying, terrifying word.
All these protesters are nothing but anti-social elements. They are all trying to grind their own axe.
Wow Look at that crowd. It reminds me of The Magic Of Making Up. Not only that but also all the break up advice i have been getting. Its crazy that people would actually break up into a big fight like that so fast.
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