Extra, Extra: Fordian Enemas, Open Pools, and Fish Hysteria




Extra, Extra: Fordian Enemas, Open Pools, and Fish Hysteria

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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  • If this election proved anything, it’s the complete and total reliability of polls. (That statement, of course, has a margin of error of plus or minus 100 per cent—much like polls, apparently.)
  • Do you have signs left over from that election that was decided last night? Are you unsure of how to dispose of them? We were tempted to make comments about sign-disposal that would double as would-be trenchant observations about the political process, but then we learned that you can use your old signs to help homeless cats, and our hearts melted.
  • Today, Doug Ford did not rule out the possibility that he would run for leader of the Progressive Conservatives. He did, though, say, “I think the PC party needs an enema from top to bottom.” Which means he does not know a great deal about enemas, but might know quite a bit about politics.
  • “Canadian scientists created a frankenfish. Is it time to cue the hysteria?” Yes. Probably. We have not yet read this article, but that question about hysteria and the headline “Should You Fear This Fish?” were enough to make us develop a hysterical fear of this fish.
  • First it was the beaches—now it’s the pools, in that 12 of them will be opening this weekend. Toronto’s pools are wonderful places to swim, especially when one has recently developed a hysterical fear of certain fish.

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