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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford’s Hustle, Boring Machines, and Christmas Under Attack

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

  • Here’s a video of Mayor Rob Ford racing into the University Avenue courthouse yesterday to avoid talking to the press about his libel trial. He’s pretty quick on his feet for a big guy! Must be all the football.
  • Today in “aww…” Members of two Toronto professional sports teams—the Marlies and the Argos—say they would, hypothetically, accept gay teammates. That is, if any of their teammates were gay. Which as far as we know, none of them are. (Though statistically speaking, at least a couple of them totally are.)
  • Metrolinx is holding a contest to find names for the pairs of machines that will dig the underground section of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and it’s down to finalists. We like “Bacon and Eggs” and “Thor and Loki,” but vote your conscience.
  • A Kingston man was arrested for telling children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. (Which is of course a lie. We met him.) The alleged jerk has been charged with ten counts of aggravated hooliganism, with intent to ruin Christmas.

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