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Extra, Extra: The Ikea Monkey Edition

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  • Here’s your latest Ikea monkey news: it turns out his name is Darwin, and his owner has been charged with owning a prohibited animal. After spending a night in lock-up, Darwin is reportedly headed to a primate sanctuary north of Toronto, where, we assume, although he will not have convenient access to flat-pack furniture, he will be very happy.
  • Also, according to a poll on the Toronto Sun‘s website about the monkey’s now-famous tiny shearling coat, 12 per cent think it was “over the top,” while 58 per cent think it was “perfect for the weather.” Good to know.
  • From the Twitter account of super-barista Sam James, and presented without comment: a cat turd that looks like Rob Ford.
  • The CRTC is consulting the public on a possible new code of conduct for Canada’s wireless industry, and surprise, surprise: everybody hates three-year contracts.
  • This is one of the more hilarious then-and-now streetscape contrasts we’ve seen. At College Street and Spadina Avenue, where once there was a magnificent bank, there is now a Burger King.

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