“The biochemistry (of men and women) is different, and that's good. Everybody's got testosterone and estrogen, but the levels - there's a difference in the levels.” Roman Catholic Church spokesperson Suzanne Scorsone trying to explain the Vatican letter attacking the "distortions" and "lethal effects" of feminism - but sounding confused about her own sexuality.
The preem, Dalton McGuinty, has finally come clean on all those broken election promises - sort of. Perhaps he was too enthusiastic, he admits. "Some people say, 'Well, maybe you made too many promises, McGuinty.' Well, maybe I did," he says. "Maybe we got caught up in it all." Ya' think?
Bush whips up 9/11 paranoia
How are we ever gonna know what's really happening? Four days after the Democratic Convention, when Kerry's maxing out on media, Bush decides to sound warnings about a massive and imminent al Quaeda attack, based on pre-9/11 info allegedly just gleaned from a captive in Pakistan. Yeah, Yankee financial institutions may be under seige - or then again, maybe it's something entirely different? Whaddaya suppose that might be?
Cops crash Caribana
Chief Fantino got an extra $500,000 in his budget to put more cops on the street during Caribana. But it seems that overtime cash wasn't enough to lure 14 Division officers to the trough. Seventeen of the 21 scheduled to work Thursday, July 29, booked off sick. But judging by the massive police presence all weekend, the disgraced coppers may have been doing us all a favour. The last thing we needed on Yonge Street late Saturday was more cops pushing the racial stereotyping quotient higher.
Hummer's Broken Social Scene
Local pop collective Broken Social Scene's anti-corporate shtick can come off as slightly pretentious. But the Toronto-based musical whizzes put their money where their mouths are this week when they turned down oodles of dough - rumour has it, upwards of $60,000 - for the rights to use Looks Just Like The Sun for a Hummer commercial. If the ad hadn't been for the monstrosity of choice for muscle heads and eco trashers, maybe the Scenesters would have had to think longer and harder. But they should be commended.