Cotton Ginny goes native to sell Pow Wow pants and Insight Wisdom T-shirts. Now, that's milking a stereotype for all it's worth.
Sam the Record Man's historic marquee on Yonge fades to black for the last time – and Ryerson's ever-expanding campus plans threaten to turn the corner into another big-box behemoth.
EARTH TO PROFESSOR GRIFF
Ex-Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff says during a Toronto visit that big, bad record companies are embedding satanic messages in hiphop grooves to keep blacks down. Say what?
THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY
LuluLemon gets its knuckles rapped by Revenue Can for false advertising, Burt's Bees sells out to chem giant Clorox, and Starbucks begins bottling water. We're confused.
The TTC takes federal cash _ it's all they're offering – to blanket 69 subway stations with security cameras. Just when we thought we'd been loosed from the hyper-paranoia of 9/11.
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES
Lansdowne residents enlist their placard-carrying kids to kill a Foodshare community garden at Erwin Krickhahn Park. The food offered up for thought? "Gardens are for loser's [sic] so be cool!" and "I hate veggies!" Yuck.
Pepsi comes clean on bottled water: theirs comes from the tap! Who knew?
Tory youth wing invites weirdo self-help group Landmark Education to do a presentation at a PC leadership conference. The party's future's in freaky hands.
LOOK WHO'S PACKIN'
U.S. firm makes plans to sell bulletproof backpacks here after the school shooting death of Jordan Manners. Thanks, but....
PUFF ON THIS
Deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff suggests puffins become the new party mascot because "they hide their excrement." 'Nuff said.
PINCHED BY A PRINCE
A cardboard cutout with a Prince Albert piercing, part of an Art Gallery of York U exhibit, gets the hook after a parent complains. Evidently, the message about the importance of early detection of testicular cancer was too scary.
MAYOR GETS HIS GUN
King David shocks supporters and right-wingers alike, defending Support Our Troops decals on emergency vehicles only 24 hours after urging their removal.