Across Canada, millions of cell phone users found they zero access, specifically those under Rogers service. For no reason (they comapany has yet to issue a statement explaining) Rogers lost all wireless service. No calls, no texts, but still plenty of tweets. The Twitter-sphere is still abuzz with hateful tweets and rage filled comments, all tacked on with #rogersoutage. Here are some of MTL Blog's favourites from the 12 hour Rogers outage.
Pion Dhaneuf (@MLHS_Chris) By tomorrow, @Rogers will be using tin cans and string to promote their latest advancements in modern Canadian communication., Coming soon from @Rogers wireless: Landline phone plans.
Honestly, at least it will be more reliable. And free!
Crazy Times, Crazy Thoughts
B.Jones-Vaillancourt (@BrynDartCentre): Things I've never thought I'd say "thanking bell for stable network, that gives us wifi #rogersfail #rogersoutage
You never really appreciate something until everyone else loses it and envies you for still having. Needless to say, I'm sure Bell and Telus are going to get more than a few customers after this fiasco.
Adam McLaren (@McLarently): Rogers issue preventing users from texting or calling in Canada, ironically users can complain via the #rogersoutage hashtag just fine.
Cause We're Canadian (@MadelnCanada): Has anyone asked #Rogers if they unplugged it, waited 30 sec, and then plugged it back in?
Someone watches South Park. If only it were that easy. Wait, maybe it is....
To celebrate the Canadiens becoming "Kings of the North," as they go on to represent Canada in the Stanley Cup semifinals, Toronto's CN Tower lit up in red, blue, and white on June 8 — and Leafs fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
"As an honest Leafs fan, I'm vomiting watching this. My life is literally ruined and makes no sense anymore after you've done this," reads a tweet by @AbsCoverage. It had racked up 533 "likes" at the time this article was published.
"Seriously someone should get fired for even thinking this up let alone ACTUALLY DOING IT," tweeted @SerioCM.
"Did you lose a bet CN Tower? There's no such thing as Canada's team. I wouldn't expect Montreal to light up Notre Dame in blue and white," tweeted @DylanHoulihan4.
Some Twitter users came to the CN Tower's — and the Habs' — defense, like @Leenerrr who wrote, "I’m happy someone is still in!! [...] Grow up already. It’s called the Canadian National Tower, not the Toronto City Tower."
Clearly unbothered by the haters, the official Canadiens Montréal Twitter account had a perfectly nonchalant response, simply writing, "Merci!" followed by three circles in blue, white and red.
Guess there's no time for drama when you're too busy winning.
It's the return of the bagel wars. The longstanding Twitter debate — in which New Yorkers, Montrealers and sometimes New Jerseyans (???) fight over their local recipes for bread with a hole in the middle — has reignited.
And Montrealers aren't going down without a fight.
This time, in addition to their usual New York counterparts, Quebec bagel lovers are facing off with Californians and what looks like a growing neutral faction arguing that the debate is silly and that bagels all basically taste the same.
Among Montreal bagel lovers, there's also the usual splintering of the conversation into arguments about Fairmount and Saint-Viateur bagels.
Interestingly, in some cases, it looks like Montrealers and New Yorkers have stopped targeting each other and are instead saving their strongest feelings for California. Could this be the beginning of a new alliance?
The best bagels are in MONTREAL. https://t.co/kzOpcmgSQD