Friday, April 28, 2006

Railroading Harper

While riding home on the Go Train last night and I saw something mighty peculiar.

Each Go Train car has one of those electronic advertising signs which usually urge you to buy tickets to some or other event.

But this time the sign had a definite political message.

It kept repeating the phrase: “Stephen Harper Eats Babies” over and over again throughout my entire ride home.

Now I wonder if somebody paid to put up this message or whether it was just the official viewpoint of Go Transit.

I sent them an email for clarification.

Can’t wait til I get my response.

38 comments:

rondi said...

That's awful!
I once complained about an ad on the TTC that glorified cruelty to animals. They sent me a wishy-washy letter and didn't remove the ad.

Anonymous said...

What's awful is that they didn't clarify that it's 'gay babies' that he eats.

And poor babies and babies in child care...

Chris from Victoria, said...

That is funny.

What is?

The pathetic and hilarious desparation of the left in Canada... you're losing.

That is so beautiful.

Now most Liberals and NDPers, etc., would acknowledge that this is stupid as [that which is brown, steams, and is aromatic: ] McDonald's coffee.

But for their idiots to shoot themselves in the foot and make their more sensible brethren laughing stocks is amusing.

A fine example of Hanlon's Razor.

Anonymous said...

Hey! He only does that before breakfast!!!

Anonymous said...

And, of course, he first drained the bodies of their blood and baked matzos with the red liquid, passing this unleavened bread to his Jewish friends so they could celebrate Passover properly, don't ya know.

Aaron said...

Um.

Is it one of those programmable scrolling LED signs?

If so, it's probably just a joke by the programmer.

N_A said...

Another display from the tolerant left. :) Well done!

shoprat said...

The left is in alliance with the Islamic Jihad which says that Jews use the blood of Arab babies for special foods. They must be feeding off of each other.

Anonymous said...

I paid for the sign.

Respectfully yours,
Garth Turner

andycanuck said...

LOL.

JBG said...

It's pathetic that taxpayers have to pay for that kind of drivel

Anonymous said...

You just got Farked!

The Powers That Be said...

Ah, the ol' Go Train. Anybody riding on the Georgetown line this morning see that plane crash by Woodbine race track? I thought it was completely real at the time. I was in shock. Apparently it was a movie set.

Anonymous said...

And poor babies and babies in child care...in Canada.

I'm not making this up.

Pat

Anonymous said...

Just lieberal babies!

Anonymous said...

"Just lieberal babies!"
That's not so bad then!

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be a leftie to see that Harper is a giant wanker who loves to eat gay, poor, liberal babies!

Conservatively yours,
Chris

angry_in_t_o said...

I've written up a post with some details about the people who manage the on-train advertising for GO Transit and how to contact them. Check it out and drop them a line.

Anonymous said...

If the truth hurts, who gives a shit?

Anonymous said...

Did you suckers see Stephen Colbert's speech to President Harper's mentor at the White House Correspondents Dinner?
Hilarious.

The right, as always, has only 'truthiness' on its side.

Oh and btw 36% of Canadians voted for Harper - that means a wide majority voted against him.

Anonymous said...

Stephen Harper ate my baby, i hid in fear of the Dragon he hides in the shed!!

Anonymous said...

Stephen Harper ate my baby, while i hid from the Dragon, that he hides in his shed!!!

Miles Lunn said...

It seems rather counter-productive such statement seems a bit over the top. That being said I think anyone including the National Citizen's Coalition should be able to place advertisements in the GO Train. As a group that vigorously fought third party advertising on the grounds of free speech, it is a bit hypocritical to deny it to your opponents.

Alberta Girl said...

Anony, sweetie - I have to patronize you because you obviously are a few bricks short of a load, but here goes

You, sweetie, are an idiot

Hnarky said...

I work at Exclusive Advertising better yet I PROGRAMM THOSE LED'S!!!

This incident had nothing to do with us. It is a hacker problem someone reprogrammed the LED'S and put up whatever they wanted to see. No we don't get paid enough to make fun of our audiences or target market, and we wouldn't do that. I mean why insult our customers?

This was just a joke by some hacker and noone should be offended. Just laugh and go on.
Toodles guys!

Am I ever tired of sending ot apology letters to our clients.. PHEW

No worries guys!

Hnarky said...

I work at Exclusive Advertising better yet I PROGRAMM THOSE LED'S!!!

This incident had nothing to do with us. It is a hacker problem someone reprogrammed the LED'S and put up whatever they wanted to see. No we don't get paid enough to make fun of our audiences or target market, and we wouldn't do that. I mean why insult our customers?

This was just a joke by some hacker and noone should be offended. Just laugh and go on.
Toodles guys!

Am I ever tired of sending ot apology letters to our clients.. PHEW

No worries guys!

Anonymous said...

Interestingly enough, the apology letter does not say Exclusive Advertizing disagrees with the hack; only that it wasn't intentional and they're looking into it.

Chris from Victoria, BC said...

It doesn't matter whether they "disagree" with the hack, and I'm as strong as Stephen Harper as you will find.

Company is composed of many individuals, any of whom including the president have a right to not like Harper.

I'm not saying that's how they feel... they could be supporters... but the company probably chooses to be non-political and aren't going to take a position on it.

The company's response, if truthful, is appropriate. Where I'm confuses is was it an external hacker (have their IT security folks verified this) or by "hacker" are they referring to a wayward employee who "hacked" (i.e. sat at a computer and typed something) their system from the inside?

The statement doesn't address that.

Anonymous said...

So... what you're saying is, that someone illegally changed an LED sign that had ZERO password protection on it, and was essentially free to air to be programmed?

Hell, what someone should have done, was start posting different advertisements, and actually gotten some use out of it.

We all know that Stephen Harper eats babies.

Alternatively, they should have taken the time to upload more messages, such as "Stephen Harper is a wanker", or "Stephen Harper takes it from Bush up the bum... and likes it.", etc...

Anonymous said...

I just hope they catch this homosexually-gay, athiest, abortion performing, satanic, anarchic child molesting hacker before he types again. I lie awake at night, in fear.

Disgusting. That's simply disgusting.

"Orange Mike" Lowrey said...

Doesn't Canada have an Official Secrets Act to prevent this sort of security breach?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, so you're the tool that replied with, "I worked with Stephen Harper for five years and never once did he eat a baby." Nice one chief. Really did yourself good with that banger of a quote.

wallyj said...

Harper must eat babies. Why else would he be against abortions and gay marriage.It is all about supply and demand.

Thomas Ella said...

That is perhaps the greatest thing I have ever seen. This is coming just about 4 months after I started grafitti-ing that exact same phrase about one of my friends all over my high school. I just wrote "Jesse Dunbar Eats Babies!!" everywhere until he got pissed, but now he thinks it's funny.

But this is like my little prank from like 4 months ago but magnified. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

WHERE ARE THE PICTURES????????????????????????????????????????????// :(

Saskboy said...

Now I wonder whose Modest Proposal Stephen Harper is following. Could he think he's reducing child daycare costs by eating surplus children?

Arsenic Addiction Studios said...

heh, this is awesome, it was in the paper about this that the Go Train Systems were hacked and that this was the display message, great to see soemone who actually saw it.

Donald Blair said...

As a conservative, I am very proud of my country and of the work Harper is and will do to get Canada on the right track.

However, I have to say, that is pretty damn funny - even if it was from a bunch of intolerable lefties. :)