canuckpaxguy
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Ugly Canadian Passport Pics.

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:10 pm

I went and got my new passport pics done today, and I learned that they've changed all the rules for photos. Under the new guidelines, you're not allowed to smile or show any facial expression as it apparently "distorts" your face.

I look pretty miserable in my pic and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Will Canadian passports hit an all-time high ugly-factor? Have all countries made these changes recently?

G
 
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Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:13 pm

As Erma Bombeck once titled a book: "When you look like your passport picture, its time to go home!" Quite accurate.

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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
 
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Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:50 pm

Hate to break it to you sunshine, but that's not the passport picture... it's you!

LOL j/k

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Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:55 pm

LOL, I'm going to beat you up at recess for that Mark.
Speaking of ugly mugs, when's the next YYZ meet?

G
 
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:59 am

Speaking of ugly mugs, when's the next YYZ meet?

....ouch, that hurt !!


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Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:36 am

I actually look pretty gorgeous on my passport, even if I do say so myself!  Big thumbs up
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:43 am

G -

You KNOW that we all want to see that photo, now that you've told us about it!  Smile

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:52 am

mine (my US passport) was taken the day I got out of the hospital and had lost 70 lbs. I look like I'm stoned and about to fall over. (my earlier pic had been rejected because light reflected off the glasses and made my face look yellow)...I have a new Canadian passport too that ain't much better.
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:20 am

LOL...

Andreas: I was just joking. You're the exception to the rule.
Mark: I wasn't joking. I'll meet you by the fence at recess and beat you up...don't think Jordan's going to come to your rescue either!
Kev: Not bloody likely. The internet is the LAST place I want that picture ending up.

Nuno: Wether you like it or not, you've been appointed Social Director for the YYZ meets. Anything special happening at YYZ in the near future?

G
 
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:12 am

Ya !.... I'm with George on this one.

Nuno, lets get something going for the near future. Lets get a Skyservice van and cruise the town. Hit all the good spotting areas and then do the Keg for a slab of beef and beverages.

mmmm....Jet A and bloodied beef.

Oh, George, did you go to SA recently?...if so, how was it ...trip report?


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Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:53 am

Haven't left for SA yet.....6 more weeks to go!!!
You can count on a full trip report...(Of course, with that passport pic of mine, some customs people may not let me in to another country!!!)

I won't be able to post any pics until I get back, but I'll be sending emails with pics to friends while I'm away. If anyone wants to see them, let me know your email address and I'll add you to the dist list if you like.

I also have my first Westjet flight coming up in a few weeks for the really long trek to Ottawa. Woo Hoo Westjet!

G
 
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:14 pm

I just don't get it anymore...  Sad

You tell lies, you get in trouble. You tell the truth, you get in trouble.

We should have another meet sometime soon, preferably sometime in february.

Mark
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:20 pm

Sure Mark .... set the date for when I'm on the other side of the world........
I'll get ya another time then.  Big grin

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:41 pm

Yikes, a passport photo!,, nah better not even think about it. I am wait for my new and improved passport to arrive and since I am about 50 lbs heavier on this one it wll be kept in a safe place (where we keep the list)

A YYZ meet??, wow I might show up at the Wendy's lot on Sunday, do you think they would be upset if I started a bonfire to keep warm/ (does the gas staion sell diesel?)


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Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:44 pm

Here's an article detailing the new "no smile" policy:

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2644310,00.html

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:33 pm

A YYZ meet would be great! How about a month today... Saturday Februray 12, 2005.

This would give everyone sometime if they need to book the day off work, (Like me) and also the sun won't be setting until about 1/2 hour later.

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:16 pm

I fell Nuno has separated himself form his aviation "buddies".  Sad

So sad.

Nuno...say it ain't so !

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:41 pm

I had my passport pics rejected because of "shadows". So I had to get them retaken and line up again. I think it was a scam to funnel business to the photographer on the ground floor. Never trust government (or govt workers).

Come on Nuno...do what you do best and get a huge gathering together

Yup. Nuno is organizing one as we speak. I can feel it.  Smile



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Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:54 am

Today would have been nice.

The weather is great !!

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Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:03 am

Andreas,

I was thinking the same thing!

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Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:07 am

I drove past YYZ yesterday. Looks like UA is flying the 752 here again.

Actually, its gonna start raining heavily about 3pm today.
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Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:35 am

New colours on the UA?......doubt it  Sad


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Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:59 am

It was the old colours. I think only 1 of their 90+ 757's is in the new colours. Anyway, the 752 was at T2 about 330pm. I presume it's a daily.

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Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:06 am

Nuno: Wether you like it or not, you've been appointed Social Director for the YYZ meets. Anything special happening at YYZ in the near future?

LOL, you guys are too much! Well ... I'd rather organize a spotting get-together somewhere warm in February! I have too much work during the beginning and end of February anyways, but hopefully I can get away after that. I'm up for another spotting get-together, perhaps in May when things warm up again?  Smile

Speaking of passport photos, I had mine done a few months ago, and it was truly brutal. The silliness of the whole ordeal made me want to crack up every time they took the damn photo, combined with the funny looking Walmart staff and customers, I couldn't help myself!  Big grin
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:31 am

OMG Walmart does passports now? What next.

The UA 752 is in YYZ M-F 3pm to 355pm. Sa/Su 9am-10am. Cant believe im getting excited about a UA 752.

Speaking of passport photos, I had mine done a few months ago, and it was truly brutal.

I bet.  Smile

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Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:47 am

OMG Walmart does passports now? What next

No no no, they do the pictures! I like going to Walmart once in a while. If I'm feeling down, all I have to do is go to Walmart and feel much better about myself. hehe
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:00 am

Dog food. Walmart's good for dogfood.

There's no Walmart downtown. Just as well.
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:41 am


Walmart is great! Tons o'stuff on special, DVD players that catch on fire for $29.99. The scenery is great too. Like that old jumper-suit hag arguing loudly about an un-barcoded product she picked up in some obscure corner of the store with a cashier that has barely mastered the anglo-saxon dialect.

Where on earth can you get hand soap, a Big Mac and a polyester shirt for that next big night out without leaving the building!? Huh!?

I hate Walmart. The ultra-white lightning, the giant maze of clothing you go through to get to the "lifestyles" department. I think it is the only place where I can get severely agoraphobic and need to leave after 4 minutes... and I work in high density-seating planes for 8 hours in a row 100 hours a month.
 
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:37 am

Nuno,

If I'm feeling down, all I have to do is go to Walmart and feel much better about myself. hehe


...so you mean, that by watching "me" shop at Walmart it makes you feel better, even maybe, more superior because you don't have to watch your money now since your a big wig at Skyservice and I'm on lower end of your ladder in life?  Laugh out loud

All I have to say about that is...... At least I don't eat at ZET'S !!!  Nuts

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Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:40 am

All I have to say about that is...... At least I don't eat at ZET'S !!!

Of course, you eat at the Walmart McDonald's!  Big grin
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:17 am

HEY!
Don't be dissing McDonald's!! Though they are very unhealthy...you gotta love a nice big mac once inawhile... Although they aren't all that big anymore. Big grin

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Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:28 am

Don't diss ZETS!!!  Pissed
 
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:39 am

Kris, I can and will diss Zet's.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I think Zet's is Albanian for urine. They cook and clean everything in urine.

Possibly the worst food I have ever eaten...including Walmart McDonald's. (looks for a puke face)

I still think Nuno owes me a dinner for recommending Zets to me.  Yeah sure

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Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:52 am

I still think Nuno owes me a dinner for recommending Zets to me.

How about Mendy's? You can have the soup!
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:10 am

Yup. Nuno is organizing one as we speak. I can feel it

Neil, I hate you. I had nothing in the works, and now magically I think something just might happen for the last weekend of January! Do you have a sixth sense or something?
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:59 pm

Nuno...

.....soups not a meal.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Last week in January ?.....so where's the thread ?

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Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:08 am

There might be a thread once things are finalized, but I'm waiting for somebody else to start it (but this time I hope I'm not volunteered by others to do this or that!).
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Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:45 am

Sorry Nuno, I think it was me who started the nomination process for you. I'd offer to help, but I'm not really sure what involved besides saying "Meet here at this time"....I never get a chance to stick around too long at these things.

Where / What is Zet's?

G
 
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Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:53 am

Well George, it's actually not you, lol. However, a YYZ spotting extravaganza will only be held on the last weekend of January if you decide you will stick around longer than 5 minutes, so it's in your hands now!

Zet's is a greasy fast food place that's open 24 hours a day, on Airport Road, right across from the Air Canada simulator facilities. They make decent food for a decent price. Don't listen to YooYoo, he's a bit of a, well, a yooyoo!  Big grin
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Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:58 am

Urgh... That's a bad weekend for me. Unless it changes... I can't go! The next weekend and on (Feb 5+) is the best for me.

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Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:03 am

Maybe if there's a snowstorm that weekend, we'll get to spot the ENTIRE Jetsgo fleet all stuck at YYZ going nowhere.

Zet's is a greasy fast food place that's open 24 hours a day

You'll get zits if you go to Zet's.



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Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:58 pm

Still waiting.........

NUNO !!

Don't listen to YooYoo, he's a bit of a, well, a yooyoo!

You started it....

I need a ride....can anybody help me?.....I do have somebody's cell number.
Maybe I'll give him a call. Any volunteers?.......N. (with each insult a letter and number will be added)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:46 am

Ok Nuno, tell you what...

-> I'll stay for longer than 5 minutes and will help where I can if you start the ball rolling. I'll even get you a Timmy's tea when I get my double-double for your efforts.
-> I'll also load up on some Clearasil pads and hand them out at the a.net meet if we go to Zet's.

G
 
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:14 am

I'll also load up on some Clearasil pads and hand them out at the a.net meet if we go to Zet's.


....I'll wait for you guys in the parking lot, or better yet, I'll wait at The Keg parking lot with a belly full of steak !!!

Lord knows what your bellies will be full with  Smile
...urine soaked SOS pads...or worse

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Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:16 am

Yet at the same time you guys are talking about how the Canadians are the most beautiful people
 
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:23 am

Airliner,
If you come to the YYZ meet, I'll bring you a sense of humour.

G
 
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:24 am

Airlinerfreak....

Yet at the same time you guys are talking about how the Canadians are the most beautiful people


Please tell me your joking?....  Insane  Insane  Insane

If you come up here and take a look at Nuno and George...you'll see we are a most people.  Laugh out loud

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Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:10 pm

HA! Well ... I will get the ball rolling when I hear from the out-of-towners who are thinking of gracing us with their presence. They're about as ugly as us Torontonians too by the way.
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Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:35 pm

...Thank god i live in Whitby !!

And what out of towners do you think might come, Mr. Nuno ?


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Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:51 pm

It's up to said out-of-towners to reveal their identities, or tell me for sure that they are coming. 29th is the arrival date, so let's wait and see.
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