TTC Sad, Disasters Bad, Avril Mad
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TTC Sad, Disasters Bad, Avril Mad

The TTC can’t win for losing. Ridership is up but revenues are down as more riders choose weekly or monthly passes, and the TTC is looking for more money from the city to accommodate the surge. Damn those Metropass holders, riding around like they own the place.
After nine days of deliberations, the jury in the Conrad Black case has announced that they’ve been unable to reach a verdict. Judge Amy St. Eve told them to go back and deliberate again until they did. The jury said that’s what we were trying to do. The judge said well you better go try some more. We’ll keep you posted on this riveting courtroom drama.
The World Conference on Disaster Management wraps up today at the Toronto Convention Centre. Torontoist would go but we’re locked in the basement with a tire iron and a two-year supply of Beefaroni.
In related news, Avril Lavigne has lashed out at critics who say she doesn’t write her own songs. She’s quoted in the Globe as saying, “All songs share similar lyrics and emotions. As humans we speak one language.” Avril claims to be fluent in Humanese.
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