12.13.2011 09:24 AM

Toronto Tactless Commission

Does the above, seen of the front pages of newspapers across Toronto this morning, make you ill?  It does me.  I think the couple – who decided to bump uglies in the full view of commuters on the Bloor-Danforth line, mid-afternoon – should be imprisoned for life.

I’m a prude.  Not only do I oppose most pornography, I also favour categorizing PDAs as a criminal offence.

I subscribe to George Bernard Shaw’s maxim:  “The position is ridiculous, and the pleasure is momentary.”

What do you think?  Vote in our super-scientific poll, below!



  1. Anne Peterson says:

    Or all of the above. What’s a little ambivalence now and then.

  2. James Bow says:

    Okay, transit geek alert: that’s not the Bloor-Danforth line. They’re doing it on the platform of Spadina station, but it’s the Spadina station on the Spadina line. I can tell because of the wall tile.


    Why are you all looking at me?

  3. allegra fortissima says:

    Occasionally you meet some real pigs. Obviously a zipper problem. I wonder whether they’ve applied for a Mile High Club Membership Card.

  4. Jason Hickman says:

    I dunno, I think whatever disease they caught by doin’ it on the floor of a subway station (ugh!) may be punishment enough…

  5. TheSilentObserver says:

    Public sex? Ban it, no brainer there. Pornography and PDAs? Perhaps worthy of banning…if you’re in Iran or Saudi Arabia.

    And more specific to this, hey, you two! Out of the gene pool!

  6. John Mraz says:

    You’re on to something here Warren. Sexuality is icky. In fact, why don’t we illegalize all forms of public affection? The sight of folks in the throes of passion makes my skin crawl. And wouldn’t that be simpler if everyone just dressed down a little? I mean, maybe women should take the time in the morning to cover up so as not to provoke such wanton depravity? Maybe they could wear . . . I don’t know . . . veils or something. Or even cover their faces, so that their eyes don’t entice the fragile explosive libidinous impulse that drives most men mad. Yeah, that’s it. Maybe women should wear burquas, and men should be separated entirely from them in their places of business, worship, and recreation. That’s the ticket. Not. I’d rather put up with a little sex on the subway. Reminds us that we’re all just human – if not beautiful. But then again, I’m not known for my p’tit bourgeois epistemology, my papist friend! (You still owe me lunch!)

  7. Marc L says:

    As John Lennon once sang “why don’t we do it in the road?”

    • pomojen says:

      Paul McCartney actually… One of those Helter Skelter moments.

      I too find it gross. If I stared long enough, it might turn me off sex…but I don’t and it doesn’t.

      I also don’t care that much. Why the outrage? A couple of people doing something tasteless? Meh..

      • The Doctor says:

        “Paul McCartney actually… One of those Helter Skelter moments.”

        Exactly. People tend to think that every “edgy” Beatles song was a John Lennon song. Not so.

  8. Deborah says:

    Clearly it’s been a slow news week. Do a couple who’ve had a few too many and find themselves in LURVE really deserve the front page of the paper? Really? There’s nothing else more important than this in Toronto today?

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