Hot Air Hobbies on the Rise, and Other, Unrelated Developments
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Hot Air Hobbies on the Rise, and Other, Unrelated Developments

2004_12_06balloon.gifTorontoist doesn’t partake of enough wacky pastimes. This picture, of a Clusterballooner, makes our complete lack of an adventure gene painfully clear. Yesterday was one of the clearest days we’d seen in a while, a day so crisp you could even see the ugly bank logos gleaming atop their respective towers. In short, a perfect day for clusterballooning.
Speaking of clusterballooning, the first balloon artist to come up with the idea of tying four decorative balloons together in the shape of a cluster was Canadian, and so that particular style of party helium was christened the ‘Canadian Twist.’
Speaking of twists, Train 48 takes a political twist today when boot-stompin’ parliamentary rabble rouser Carolyn Parrish guest stars on the CanContent transit soap.
And speaking of soap, Transport Canada has a lot of investigative cleaning to do. Where are all those polyester uniforms? A report is expected today, but Torontoist won’t hold its breath.
And speaking of breath, Aaron, over at Pop, is trying to help a friend spread his useful neologism. A life breather is one who, at the very least, likes to ‘indulge in that which has absolutely nothing to do with paying rent.’ We like that.
And speaking of things we like, we’re really not sure we like Ikea’s anti-Ikea marketing campaign. Interesting discussions abound, but ultimately, Torontoist thinks it all a bit cloying. A piece of decently designed particle board needs no heavy handed ad campaign. Though this actor is pretty funny, kind of an Ali G on donuts. Happy Monday!

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