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Extra, Extra: Pat Thornton, Donald Trump, and Naheed Nenshi

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Comedian Pat Thornton, on stage at the Comedy Bar during his 24-hour stand-up marathon.

  • Over the weekend, comedian Pat Thornton managed to do stand-up comedy for 24 hours straight, for the fourth time in four years. The stunt raised more than $25,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, an NGO that fights AIDS in Africa. Above, a photo of Thornton on stage at Comedy Bar, toward the end of the event. You can see the spent jokes piled up around his feet.
  • What’s the worst real-estate deal in town? Apparently, the Trump Tower, whose developer is suing buyers to prevent them from walking away.
  • Mayor Rob Ford has made a wager with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: if the Argos lose the Grey Cup, our mayor will have to donate his weight in food to a Calgary food bank, and vice versa. Imagine Rob Ford, but filled with canned soup.

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