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Extra, Extra: Tim Horton of Arabia, More on OpenFile, and a Vending Machine for Books

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  • Apparently Tim Hortons is opening a bunch of stores in the Middle East. So far, according to the Star, the company doesn’t plan on expanding beyond a handful of countries there, but don’t be surprised if, in a few years, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are leaving peace talks with Timbit crumbs on their shirts.
  • The OpenFile deathwatch continues. Freelance writers who haven’t been paid since the company suddenly ceased publication have started a Tumblr, where they’ve posted an open letter to CEO Wilf Dinnick. Dinnick has responded, and it appears he’s not happy with last week’s J-Source piece about his troubles. In short, things aren’t looking good for OpenFile or its writers/creditors.
  • Here is someone who shaved Drake’s face into the back of their head.
  • West-end antiquarian bookstore The Monkey’s Paw now has a vending machine that will dispense a random book whenever a customer drops in a toonie. “I can think of two people who were dissatisfied with the book they got, but I can only assume they were people lacking in imagination and enthusiasm,” says the owner.
  • The Grid‘s compilation of readers’ landlord horror stories is absolutely hypnotizing (and horrifying).

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  • KA

    That Tims is at Jane and Alliance notice what might be the GTAs last photomat booth (with the blue roof right of the tree) in the background

  • Anonymous

    Crap coffee comes to the Middle East! Yet another reason for them to hate us.