Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Determined to mark the festive season in a surreal/comedic/distressing manner, today City Hall welcomed a second round of mayoral bobbleheads and ejected an activist Santa Claus. Santa Claus was there to deliver coal to the mayor—coal donated by concerned Torontonians—and was greeted by insults and jeers from Ford supporters eager to snap up some bobbleheads. Santa was escorted from the premises by security, and CP24′s Katie Simpson reports that one cheerful soul was overheard yelling “Fuck you, Santa!” Merry (almost) Christmas, everyone!
- When asked by Star reporter Daniel Dale whether he could provide examples of how he’s been exercising his new powers “behind the scenes,” Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly promptly responded, “I’d have to kill you if I told you. That would be betraying secrets.” We believe he was being facetious—but he did express admiration for both Roman emperor Augustus and Alexander the Great (neither of whom was particularly peaceable), so perhaps we shouldn’t jump to conclusions…
- Just in time for the holidays—and for that last desperate push to rustle up some thoughtful and appropriate gifts—Taschen Books has opened a mini-boutique inside the AGO. So that’s where you should head if, instead of giving your nearest and dearest a bobblehead in the general shape of our mayor, you’d like to procure for them some artsy (and occasionally racy) titles.