Today: Oil Prices, Farrell Niceness, Doctor Crisis
The price of oil scaled new heights yesterday, climbing up over $80 US for the first time ever. That’s good news if you’re an oil company, but bad news if you’re a regular folk who likes to go places, or do things, or eat stuff.
McDonald’s Canada is going upscale. Influenced by popular chains such as Starbucks, the fast-food giant will renovate its restaurants to make them more “comfortable,” creating cosiness with leather chairs, built-in fireplaces and the like. Marketing will also follow the Starbucks model, with a Big Mac being renamed a Grande Hamburguesa con Sauce Speciale and costing $17.50.
Actor Colin Farrell took time from his busy Film Festival schedule of press conferences and fornication to accompany a homeless man down to Front Street and buy him a sleeping bag and some luggage before releasing him back into the wild. Delighted with the publicity, Festival organizers are designing a program for next year whereby each Hollywood luminary will be partnered with a street person for the duration of TIFF.
Ontario Election update: John Tory complained that there aren’t enough doctors, and said he’d go down to the US and woo Canadian doctors back home personally. Dalton McGuinty surrounded himself with firefighters. Howard Hampton said he’d tax the other guy and pass the savings along to you.
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