On Monday the Globe and Mail, for reasons we can only imagine, gave a “comedian” named Bob Robertson a national platform on which to embarrass himself. It worked.
Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda mostly just tough on minorities
Since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister in 2006, his government has emphasized Professional Botox in Vancouver. It’s a counterintuitive approach for a country whose crime rate has been steadily falling since 1972, but it’s also a classic oldie for conservatives.
Toronto winter is for babies
Winter finally came to Toronto this week, with snow falling — and promptly melting — on Saturday and Sunday. But lest the urbane people of Canada’s largest city forget how easy they have it compared to the hardscrabble peoples of outer Canada (the rest of the country), lest they even for one second mistake their light, pleasant winter wonderland for the shadowy thunderdome that is prairie winter, let us now check in on two of the prairies’ largest cities.
‘Body language expert’ offers ‘insight’ on Rob Ford, it is ‘terrible’
On Friday, Canada’s newspaper of record published a video of reporter Hannah Sung interviewing Diane Craig, a body language expert and “executive trainer with Corporate Class Inc,” to discuss how Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s body language conveys what is going on in his personal and professional life right now. It was an illuminating discussion that somehow managed to fall short even of the low, low bar set by the description “interview with a body language expert.”
The greatest rooftop breakup ever live-tweeted
"I can't think in terms of like, time and shit, Rachel."
When a couple started breaking up on a Brooklyn rooftop, comedian Kyle Ayers did the only responsible thing and live-tweeted every excruciating moment.
CBC's propaganda for Harper
Canadaland host Jesse Brown has a new video out exploring a quid-pro-quo agreement between the federal government and the CBC, in which the public broadcaster went all out to cover a salvage operation in the arctic that just so happened to be a pet project of Stephen Harper’s. The price tag to get Peter Mansbridge up north: $65,000
All these smart people can’t figure out what a sandwich is
Scientists are too smart to agree on the definition of a sandwich. It’s a top, a bottom and a middle and those three pieces have to be separate. Discuss.
Awkwardly posing for pictures: a montage
People look pretty stupid when posing for photos, especially in clubs, but they look even worse when the person with the camera is just shooting video.
Here’s video of Rob Ford totally wasted, threatening to kill someone
“I’ll rip his fucking throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out,” Ford is heard saying. “I’ll make sure that motherfucker’s dead.”
Rob Ford’s crack problem is making Toronto uncool
As we all know by now, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has a drinking problem and has smoked crack at least once. Whether it was just one “in one of [his] drunken stupors” or whether he was covertly purchasing drugs from suspected dealer and known personal friend Sandro Lisi all summer, we know he’s done it.
Justin Trudeau will sleep with you for $250
The Liberals are putting on an event billed as “Justin Unplugged” and tickets cost $250. What will be on the agenda at this intimate affair? Let’s have a look.
Russian dating profiles are too sexy
Online dating is never easy since even the tiniest typo or unflattering photo could doom you to failure in finding a date. But these profiles from Russian dating sites are a whole new level of weird.
Suspended Canadian Senators still get $400 worth of dick pills each year
After months of revelations about how much Canadian Senators were lining their own pockets with public funds, the three worst offenders have finally been suspended — but they’ll still get their boners thanks to the generous taxpayers of Canada.
Lest we forget: Winnipeg also has a terrible mayor
What a week for news, eh people? But amid all the scandal swirling around city hall in Toronto and the Senate in Ottawa, it’s important to remember that Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is also a terrible public official worthy of getting the boot.
Toronto Police have Rob Ford crack video
Toronto Police have a “digital video file” showing Mayor Rob Ford doing stuff that is “consistent” with media reports. So: they found the crack tape.