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Extra, Extra: Frustrated Radicals, Frustrated Romance, and Weird Crime

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • This morning we brought you an image of a particularly harsh piece of anti-Mayor Ford graffiti. Above is an example of a slightly more subtle approach. We’re told the guerrilla ad takeover is the work of a “frustrated radical.” Sounds about right.
  • Yesterday, a cute flyer by a woman searching for “Jeff,” a guy that she apparently had a romantic moment with at a Jays game, made the rounds on some local websites. We sent her an email, and she told us that she found him, which is awesome. The bad news is that he turned out to be in a long-term relationship. Awwww.
  • Our friends at AUX—which is a locally-headquartered music television channel with a nice website—are launching an iPad-only magazine next month, and it looks like it’s going to be neat. There will be a launch party.
  • The Globe thinks ravines are to Toronto “what the canals are to Venice,” which is ridiculous—unless they’re talking about some other Venice. (But the rest of that Globe article, about the soon-to-be unveiled Glen Stewart Ravine revitalization, is pretty neat, and worth a read.)
  • And it appears that the accused in the Conservative-party headquarters/severed-foot case may have cut his teeth [PDF] as a humble YouTube kitten torturer in Toronto. (The linked PDF, while sad and weird, is not graphic.)

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