Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called Rob Ford “the greatest gift any talk show host could ever ask for” and gave us the gift of a musical “12 Days of Ford Christmas.” Unfortunately, what would likely have been the most entertaining clip you’ve ever seen has now mysteriously been made “private” on YouTube, so you won’t be able to watch it after all. So we’ll just post Jimmy Kimmel’s Rob Ford cartoon “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” instead. It’s pretty good, too. And still has the benefit of being seasonally appropriate.
- The future is here, and it has taken away your mail—or at least your door-to-door mail service. Canada Post announced today that it is going to begin phasing out home postal delivery, meaning that people will soon have to start trooping down to community boxes to collect their letters.
- Lawren S. Harris is best known as a founding member of the Group of Seven, but Torontonians will get a chance to appreciate his individual body of work when an exhibition of his major pieces from the 1920s and 1930s visits the AGO in 2015.
- A new Forum Research poll reveals that Rob Ford’s approval rating remains stubbornly stable. The poll found that 42 per cent of respondents continue to insist that Ford is doing a good job—although 81 per cent indicated that they believe allegations about the mayor’s behaviour are true. Which means, if our math is solid, that a whole lot of people think the mayor’s a drug-user and a liar and still think he’s doing just fine.
- If you want to feel (a) inspired by someone else’s creativity, and (b) outdone as a photographer by a two-year-old, look at these snaps taken by the young Henry, with some help from his photographer nanny.