I read today that Facebook is introducing an advertising approach called sponsored stories, in which comments you post about products and services could be repurposed into ads for those products and services and shown to your “friends”. Here’s my question to all you Facebook users… Read More
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Genetics and Friendship
Researchers in the United States say they have uncovered tentative evidence of a genetic component to friendship. My question: How does that apply to Facebook friends?
The Eagle has Landed?
Torontonians have been following the progress of 6 giant beer vats as they have inched their way from Hamilton Harbour to the Molson’s plant near Pearson airport in a convoy of 40 vehicles. These vats are so big that crews have had to remove traffic… Read More
Huge Fire Downtown
We awoke this morning to reports on the radio of a huge fire at Yonge and Gould in Toronto’s downtown. This is the same building that was in the news last spring when a chunk of the facade fell to the sidewalk along Gould St.,… Read More
It’s going to be a long road…
…to the next municipal election in Toronto No need for Council vote Cherry faces off Councillor tries to rally support It was a very strange choice indeed to have Don Cherry participate in the inauguration ceremony and his clownish outfit and comments were, to be… Read More
Have you noticed…
…that the line between news and entertainment and now even celebrity gossip has disappeared? There was a time when news was news. Then newscasts started adding entertainment features, separated from the news proper but still within the confines of a newscast. Now it seems all… Read More
You can’t have your Kate and Edith too
Ontario no longer needs a bunch of tax collectors because they are moving to a harmonized sales tax system. The federal government on the other hand, needs new tax collectors for the same reason. The result is that the Ontario employees are becoming federal employees,… Read More
Dog owners find spiked beef tongue
From the Toronto Sun: Dog owners in the Bathurst St.-Eglinton Ave. W. area are shocked following the discovery of beef tongue pierced with long spikes in a ravine used frequently by people who walk their canines. Dorothy McKeown and a friend were walking their dogs… Read More
Police to search thousands of residences
“There will be a large presence of police in your neighbourhood. You will expect a knock at your door and police will keep knocking at your door,” Det. Sgt. Dan Nealon told a news conference Monday morning. “We’re also asking to be invited into your… Read More
Is this silly?
I’m sure most readers of my generation are more than familiar with the 70s rock ‘n rollers BTO or Bachman Turner Overdrive. Some of course will also remember Randy Bachman’s role in The Guess Who. Some younger readers may only know Randy Bachman from his… Read More