Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- So today some fans and officials with the Calgary Stampeders (that’s the football team that will be opposing the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup) tried to bring a horse named Marty into the Royal York Hotel. Apparently this is just something Calgarians do when their team is in a Grey Cup. It’s just not a ball game without a little horse shit on an expensive carpet somewhere. First the hotel refused the horse, then it allowed the horse inside, and then the horse signed the guestbook. Crisis averted.
- Rob Granatstein, a former Toronto Sun editor, argues that recent cutbacks at the newspaper’s parent company are a bad thing for local journalism, particularly in Toronto. There are many who wouldn’t shed a tear if the Sun were to publish its last issue tomorrow, but the man has a point: one less paper is one less paper, and every out-of-work reporter is a new communications manager in the making. Lord knows we have enough of those already.
- Eddie Izzard played a low-key show at Comedy Bar last night, and apparently it was pretty good.
- Why is Canada so obsessed with Black Friday, and how many Wal-Mart trampling deaths will it take for us all to be satisfied with deals you don’t need to wake up at 3 a.m. to get?