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I Want to Eat the Bowl

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 — 1:26pm PDT
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According to Hockey, A People’s History (which John and I watched religiously but are too cheap to purchase the DVD box set) Tim Horton was trying to subsidized his meager hockey earnings by becoming an entrepreneur. He worked for Conn Smythe’s [wiki] cement company before starting up his own burger joints and eventually the donut shops which became a staple of Canadian culture [wiki] .

We were talking with Bradley (yes, name drop, don’t you feel special now?) on the weekend about how prevalent Tim Horton’s are back East. He said they even have different products including the rumoured “Gretzky”. We all know a Double Double is two sugars, two creams[CBC], but the fabled “Gretzky” is nine of each [wiki].

But the Tim Ho specialty I’m missing right now is the bread bowl. I got some gift certificates for my birthday so I’ve been pumped with coffee for about 3 days now. At lunch I ran down to get some chili, which is accompanied by garlic bread, which will have to suffice for now. I’ve told John about the commercials for a while, since sometimes I’ll just blurt it out in every day conversation but I really do want to say, with merit, “…and then I ate the bowl!” (followed by cheesy laughter).


  1. Bradley says:

    omg now that you mentioned me my phone wont stop ringing from the media asking about me

  2. Miss604 says:

    I know. I know – enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜€ *sigh* I love making dreams come true.

  3. Bradley says:

    then bring back the chili in a bread bowl

    oh and i found a link about “the gretzky” online but im dumb and dont know how to hyperlink it here

  4. Miss604 says:

    “copy” … “paste”

  5. Zanstorm says:

    Tim Horton’s coffee? That is the downfall of Canadian society as we know it! I don’t know what is all in there, but I do know that the caffeine is super strong, and really isn’t good for your guts. I don’t mean to be a downer, but I had stomach problems and bad heart palpitations a couple of years back. When I quit drinking TH coffee, the problem eventually went away.

    This has been a message from
    Dr. Zanstorm.

  6. Miss604 says:

    A co-worker of mine is convinced it contains MSG.

  7. Jenny says:

    I was at the new Tim’s on Hwy 10… near the border. There was a cute little old American couple beside me in the line. They were arguing about paying with American change or not. The lady looked over to me and said, we come here just to have lunch at Tim Horton’s.

  8. rilah says:

    Timmy’s coffee, i’ve heard, contains nicotine. and honestly, if i’m not smoking it, it better not be in my system. butttttt. hand me some chicken stew (in a bowl) and a honey cruller and i’m home.

  9. […] A ginormous doughnutty event is happening right now in this fair country: Roll Up the Rim to Win at Tim Ho. Here in BC we get the shaft. Although you may spot a free cookie or coffee when you roll up your rim, chances are if you’re in Ontario you’re far more likely to win that iPod, TV or car. If you take a look at the official rules and regulations, you’ll find that our stores have only received 18,164 cases of 1,000 contest cups. Compare that to 152,402 in Ontario. Yeah, they like their Tim Ho back East. Home of the fabled… “Gretzky“… […]

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