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Extra, Extra: Sloth Makes World Cup Pick, LRT Videos, and Tweets Under Construction

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

  • Who hasn’t heard the saying “Don’t place your wager until the sloth has made his upside-down pick?” It is well known in sports circles that one should never make a bet on the outcome of a World Cup final game without first finding out what an upside-down sloth thinks about the whole thing.

  • A soothing voice, reassuringly muted yet cheerful colours, and non-threatening cartoon vehicles are just some of the tools Metrolinx uses to educate the LRT-illiterate and woo the LRT-averse in a new video straightforwardly titled “LRT What When and Why.”
  • Headaches. Delays. A whole lot of frustration. And the waiting. The endless waiting. These are all things associated with construction season in Toronto, and with construction-tweet season in the Twitter feed of comedian Pat Thornton. He is well-meaning and would very much like to be able to compose a tweet about construction, but headaches, delays, and frustration are inevitable, and we’ll just have to be patient. There’s sure to be one by fall.

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