Morning Brew: July 29th, 2008
Your kinda wacky Toronto morning news roundup for Tuesday July 29th, 2008:
Statistics can often be interpreted and conclusions shaped in a number of different ways. CityNews is the latest Toronto media outlet to suggest that we're having another "summer of the gun" citing statistics from Toronto Police Services. Do the stats warrant the fearful tone being projected, or does the blogosphere have one more media outlet to take to task?
Over 500 "winning" Ontario Pick3 lottery tickets remain unclaimed after the ball dropping machine thingy malfunctioned, prompting officials to grant prizes for two sets of winning numbers. It's the OLGC's way of rewarding those that fail to realize that the lottery is a tax for the stupid.
A Toronto-based hockey player was sentenced to a year in prison for a violent and perverse outburst he had on a flight from YYZ to Dallas last year. After being refused an alcoholic drink, he slapped a female flight attendant, head-butted a fellow passenger, and then "whipped it out" for all to see. Claaassy.
In an attempt to piss off as more people than his counterpart Spenny, Kenny commissioned a plane to fly around Toronto harbour yesterday, waving a banner that read "Jesus Sucks." While this would have likely achieved the desired effect in, say, rural southern Alberta, Torontonians thought it was an ad for a Will Farrell's newest blockbuster film.
Berry pickers in northern Ontario spotted an 8-foot tall, upright walking, hairy creature. I'm hoping we get a follow-up report on an expert's interpretation of the plaster cast they made of the large, 6-toed footprint, and that we can rule out Kenny and Spenny as the pranksters who fooled us.
And developers that are tearing down the Chum building to build luxury condos in its place have proven that they know how to do just that - promise to keep the iconic sign, and no one will complain.
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