A lot happens in and around Toronto, but we can only write about so much in a week. Here’s the best of the rest, in a new weekly feature we’re calling Superfluist. Superfluist will appear every Friday night.
- First a monkey escaped. Then, elephants did. And now, a bear has! Animals are apparently not big fans of being captive. Weird, right?
- The semi-famous Enrique Inglesias was at MuchMusic.
- This weekend (starting tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.) is AlleyJaunt, a curated collection of “exhibitions, installations and performances into the back alleys and garages surrounding Trinity Bellwoods Park.”
- GlobalNerdy recaps FaceBookCampToronto (which we told you about here).
- Apple released their new iMacs on Tuesday, and though they’re still pretty expensive, you might as well take advantage of that whole low, low exchange rate thing and buy one immediately.
- Jack Bauer’s next enemy? Something that actually is a threat to Torontonians! Global warming. Heh.
- Attn: Eaton Centre Abercrombie & Fitch. We suggest monitoring your changerooms more closely. (Not safe for work, though it is just text.) Also, there are actually attractive people who drive Hummers out there! Who knew?
- In an interesting experiment in Washington, they’ve started playing music from stoplights, which sounds really cool but might get a little infuriating after a while.
- We told you two weeks back about an R. Kelly tribute night. Well, starting this Monday, IFC.com will air the thirteen next episodes, one a night. God.
- That Chuck E. Cheese in North York may want to keep a close eye on its robots. They might just start performing “Ms. New Booty.”
- Canada’s Defense Logo actually looks pretty bad-ass compared to those logos from a lot of the other countries. We’ll concede, though, that the United Kingdom’s is far better. (Via Boing Boing)
- Just-announced concerts? Rogue Wave! They’re currently recording their latest album, Asleep at Heaven’s Gate. They were excellent with Nada Surf last last March, and are finally here again to play the Mod Club on October 27. Other new concerts announced: Ryan Adams is coming September 21 to Massey Hall, Regina Spektor pianoes it up at Kool Haus on October 11, and Tegan and Sara play two nights at Danforth Music Hall in support of their best album yet on October 7 and 8. This week, we’re gonna go and check out Oh No! Oh My! on Wednesday at Lee’s. (We will have more about that for you in the next few days, but suffice to say we’re really excited for it.) Sadly, though, no tour dates here for Final Fantasy, who is hitting up everywhere but Toronto in his next tour. (Show info via brooklynvegan and for the records.)
- Our own Val Dodge finds a, uh, strange find on the 401: an old Suzuki cut in half and used as a trailer.
- Anyone got any CN Tower drawing plans? All we found was these pretty Eiffel Tower ones. (Via Drawn!)
- This past week, Spacing spotted one of the new digital “next stop display” things on streetcars, told us about some awesome old streetcars that were riding around for a day, and ran what ended up being a pretty one-sided poll about the new traffic countdown lights.
- Steve Munro misses the hula hoop sign man on Spadina Circle. We can pull through; we must.
- You know those “Baconator” ads for Wendy’s that you’ve seen on TV, with all those delighted men’s faces pasted on to other faces? It’s fake. But Wendy’s will make it for you if you ask. So it’s not fake. But it is.
- Nadia Halim finds some free boyfriend parking outside a clothing boutique on Augusta. Finally, a store that gets that clothes shopping should be mediated by regular, nay, regular and encouraged sitting.
Photo by a nameless yeast.