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My dog is a YouTube star

In Culture, Movies on July 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Lucy, aka "Darryl," on the set of The Dog Poker Game

Guys! My dog is a YouTube star! (Or maybe she will be once the guys who made this movie make the link public.) Read the rest of this entry »

Libraries? It’s about the cars, stupid

In Improbable Mutterings on July 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

Toronto councillor Doug Ford, who has been making waves since last week’s ludicrous claim that there were more libraries in his ward than Tim Hortons, has incurred the wrath of the Twittersphere (and the never-shy Margaret Atwood) by targeting  for closure a single library (Northern Elms) — a sacrificial victim in what has become, if you are to believe the backlash, a war against books.

What a red herring. This isn’t about books. This is about cars.

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Ontario’s Beer Store: bad for small business

In Culture on July 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

Ontario’s liquor laws support big business at the expense of small craft brewers. That’s the claim made by the Ontario Craft Brewers trade association, highlighted in Josh Rubin’s recent Toronto Star article. Read the rest of this entry »