Why Are You Closed?
January 11, 2021 3:52 PM   Subscribe

 
That was a spectacle to me! It was funny!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 4:01 PM on January 11 [5 favorites]


It's like the live-action version of "they took away my Twitter"
posted by evidenceofabsence at 4:20 PM on January 11


Top YT Comment:
Rodrigo
Now here's a man who never felt opressed in his entire life
posted by maxwelton at 4:43 PM on January 11 [7 favorites]


Antunes, previously
posted by Gorgik at 5:08 PM on January 11


So...This was a thing that happened? Backstory?
posted by Thorzdad at 5:11 PM on January 11


It's at the Eaton Center (a big shopping mall) in downtown Toronto ten-ish years ago when they had the G20 (or G something) summit there. There were protests and vandalism nearby, so they shut the mall.
posted by jonathanhughes at 5:16 PM on January 11 [9 favorites]


Man, ya see a video of an unmasked asshole ranting at a locked shop door and think, "Wow, could 2020 get any more 2020?" and then you learn this was from 10 years ago. Sheesh. Well played.
posted by xedrik at 5:27 PM on January 11 [7 favorites]


Twenty dollar fine!
posted by clavdivs at 6:00 PM on January 11


I watched it twice and considered watching it a third time. It might still happen.
posted by ashbury at 6:07 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


*blink* *blink* The wife and I JUST got done watching the Murdoch Mysteries where the murder takes place in the Eaton department store. Like, ten minutes ago.

Synchronicity, man.
posted by notsnot at 7:12 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


I've been enjoying Antunes since the previous post mentioned above.

So yeah, this was during the G20 in Toronto in 2010.

Story that appeared at the time: Angry man demands right to shop at Eaton Centre.

*blink* *blink* The wife and I JUST got done watching the Murdoch Mysteries where the murder takes place in the Eaton department store. Like, ten minutes ago.

Curiously, Eaton's went into bankruptcy in 1997, so there hasn't been an Eaton's department store in the Eaton's mall for quite some time, even though it's still called the Eaton Centre (technically the CF Toronto Eaton Centre now, but still).
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:27 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Timothy Eaton still has his name on a church, too, which always struck me as sacrilegious somehow.
posted by clawsoon at 9:15 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


Someone claimed in the Youtube comments that it was only those doors which were closed, and that he could've gotten in by going around the corner and walking half a block. I suspect that no-one inside was willing to tell him that.

So far my favourite vocalist in this series by Antunes has been Kenneth Copeland. The other ones are good, but he brings a real professional energy to demanding judgment on Covid-19.
posted by clawsoon at 9:57 PM on January 11


So far my favourite vocalist in this series by Antunes has been Kenneth Copeland. The other ones are good, but he brings a real professional energy to demanding judgment on Covid-19.

Copeland also looks like he's possessed by Satan which helps. But I love them all. This one makes whining/screaming white privilege slightly more palatable/humorous?
posted by greenhornet at 11:10 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


I was living in Toronto during the G20 protests. What a time! I distinctly remember being the victim of a hit and run and the police refusing to investigate because they were "busy with the G20". So this guy's behaviour was kind of par for the course is what I'm trying to say.
posted by LegallyBread at 8:08 AM on January 12


Who's this gammon tit end?
posted by GallonOfAlan at 8:51 AM on January 12


A little more context - this part of the mall was built over an existing cross-street and part of the agreement to build was that this particular entrance, and the one across the aisle from it, would never be locked or closed.

So you've got G20 stressors plus a door that is never supposed to be locked plus whatever issues this guy is dealing with were all coming together to create this particular moment.
posted by thecjm at 9:29 AM on January 12 [3 favorites]


Copeland also looks like he's possessed by Satan which helps

Hadn't seen that particular piece of insanity before. He's like the living embodiment of everything Indi Samarajiva has been writing stark warnings about.

"I demand! I demand!"

Jesus fucking Christ. It's epidemiology for toddlers all the way down.
posted by flabdablet at 9:46 AM on January 12


Kudos to that teen as well.
posted by queensissy at 10:16 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


This is something else.
posted by rhizome at 1:21 PM on January 14


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