“It is quite disrespectful that someone of Jay-Z’s stature would parasite off of a festival that we have worked for years to put together.”
Rolf Warner, spokesperson for Caribana’s Caribbean Cultural Committee on how the American hiphop mogul charged $80 for tickets to a street bash he threw without putting a penny into cash-strapped CCC coffers. We smell a remix in the works: I Got 99 Problems And Caribana Is One.Rolf Warner, spokesperson for Caribana’s Caribbean Cultural Committee on how the American hiphop mogul charged $80 for tickets to a street bash he threw without putting a penny into cash-strapped CCC coffers. We smell a remix in the works: I Got 99 Problems And Caribana Is One.
Scrambled fish are toast
How do you like your eggs? If you prefer 'em fortified with a little extra omega 3 fatty acids, you're not alone. It seems like a wise choice for the health-conscious scrambler. Trouble is, say Greenpeace demonstrators south of the border, a little fish called the menhaden is being sucked from the sea at alarming rates by the Omega Protein Corp, the world's largest manufacturer of fish oils. And that oil is swimming its way onto your breakfast table in Canadian products like Burnbrae's Naturegg Omega Pro. The company says it will cap its harvest at 149,000 tonnes a year. But Greenpeace says that promise isn't all it's cracked up to be, since it allows Omega Protein to take even more than it catches now.
Honda's hybrid hoax
Oh, Honda, how could you? We should have suspected that something was amiss when reports said your new hybrid Accord was more powerful than its conventional cousin and had a bigger engine than any other eco-mobile. Turns out your hybrid engine isn't being used to make it more fuel-efficient at all, but to provide extra torque! Shame on you, Honda - you're driving your green name through the mud.
Beaten up and locked out
Talk about adding insult to injury. Somali immigrant Said Jama Jama, who was punched by a Toronto cop two years ago, couldn't even get into the courtroom where his attacker was on trial. Why? Seems fellow 23 Division officers had jammed the room in a show of support for Constable Roy Preston and wouldn't give up a seat. Luckily, a camera-toting tourist caught the knockout on tape and the constable was found guilty, even if the bone-headed cop brotherhood did block Jama from witnessing the conviction.
Hummer your blues away
When a magazine like Canadian Living publishes a list of 10 ways to spoil yourself rotten, what kind of tips come to mind? Eating all the ice cream your heart desires? Splurging on expensive chocolates? Crocheting with cashmere? Oh no, this modern women's mag has done away with all things doily. So what do they recommend a girl do when she's feeling "fragile"? Why, rent a Hummer, of course! Running over your two-timing spouse with one of these feels real good, ladies. And if you're not the overtly aggressive type, you can always give him asthma by idling outside his house.