Yesterday was Canada Day. Well, actually, technically it wasn’t because Canada Day is officially celebrated on the second of July whenever the first of July falls on a Sunday. But that sort of thing only matters to the people who insist that the new millennium started in 2001 rather than 2000, and who wants to be one of those people?
Canada losing manufacturing jobs rapidly. Economists say “no, really? A strong dollar and globalization hurts a First World country’s manufacturing sector? Well, colour us shocked.”
Gordon Lightfoot gets himself a stamp. This has been your yearly token news story about Gordon Lightfoot. I hope it was good for you. Next week: a story about how Kim Mitchell is still, by all accounts, a wild party.
Owen Sound is inviting anybody named Owen to its 150th birthday party. I have no joke for this. Congratulations, Owen Sound. You have defeated me.
And finally, Transformers opens today. Allow Torontoist to sum up the two schools of thought about this movie: firstly, it is Michael Bay raping our childhood imaginations by making a Megatron who looks like he has a vagina for a face. But on the other hand, they got Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, to do the voice of Optimus Prime. So nerds everywhere are silently engaged in their own private civil wars.
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