“I have a Lincoln, and I'm proud of it. It's named after the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.”
Councillor Michael Walker flipping the middle finger to car-free day - and leaving us to wonder how he went from left-wing hope to right-wing dope.
Maclean's goes postal
When Ken Whyte was hired to turn Maclean's around, little did we know he'd be remaking the rag with columnists from the National Post. Barbara Amiel has been rehired to write a column (she probably needs the money now that hubby Sir Conrad may be headed to jail), as have former Post writers Linda Frum and Scott Feschuk, who last we heard was writing speeches for Paul Martin. "Is conservatism dead?" the Post recently asked in its weekend edition. No. Its tired remnants have just moved over to Maclean's.
James gang up
It's always fun to read Star columnist Royson James when he blows a gasket in print. This week's rant labelling the recent departures of a few bureaucrats "summary executions" and "political cleansing" at the behest of Mayor David Miller was a doozy. James doesn't usually get that worked up - his match head exploded on this one. But where was Royson when Mel's corrupt gang had the run of the place? Certainly not whining over which heads were rolling.
Eucan's non-sense of public space
After Eucan pulled its promos for massage parlours from its ad-carrying garbage bins this week, the mayor purred. Explaining why this was a righteous deed, he opined that folk in public spaces shouldn't have offensive ideas or images thrust into their faces. What an interesting idea. Has the chief magistrate wandered into the sex glam ad hell on Dundas Square lately?
These breasts we love
Blessed be Breast of Canada for producing another splendid calendar. The Guelph-based group has been showing breasts "in their natural state" - and demystifying breast cancer - in its artsy annual calendars since 2002, no thanks to the major cancer charities, which find the nude photos too racy. The 2006 edition's cover (pictured) will get tongues wagging, but we hope the health info inside will, too. You can do your part by purchasing the 2006 calendar at www.breastofcanada.com.