If you’re not here in Canada, you might not know that this is a holiday weekend. It’s our version of the May long weekend coinciding with the third Monday of the month while America’s Memorial Day is on the fourth Monday. The more you know… not that you needed to know that. I like to educate every now and then.
And since this is a Canadian holiday weekend, we should start this post with a Canadian model. Here’s Kim Cloutier. Really, no one else could kick off this post.
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was fired because she demanded equal pay to her male predecessor. That’s a sad state of affairs when that happens. (The New Yorker)
How far behind male colleagues was Abramson? Only about $100,000. (Politico)
It’s not just the Fair Elections Act that the Harper Government is missing the mark with. Everyone from lawyers to NGOs to the victims of cyberbullying are opposed to the Canadian Government’s cyberbullying bill. And you want to elect Harper’s Ontario lieutenant. (Vice)
Toronto mayor Rob Ford was spotted in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst (two small towns in the Muskokas). It turns out that he’s in rehab in the region. (Muskoka Region)
By the way, Rob didn’t break out of rehab to run errands. It was an approved and supervised excursion. (Toronto Sun)
Kim Jong-un’s executed ex-girlfriend has made an appearance on North Korean television and seems to be alive and well. (Daily Telegraph)
Sears was once America’s biggest employer. Now, it’s in such dire straits that they’re looking for any way to keep from going through all their money. (CNN Money)
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter recently referred to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as a mistake. He wasn’t referring to Qatar’s ability to be ready, the death of hundreds of migrant workers or the alleged bribery. Holding a World Cup in somewhere so hot in the summer was the mistake. He’s missing the point. (Yahoo Sports)
The Top Gear office staff recreated a TV show challenge and built a Caterham. Unlike the Jez, Dick and Jim, the office staff did it in the office. (Top Gear)
I’m fairly certainly that I’ve recently mentioned that Darren Rovell is a humourless waste of your ESPN subscription fees but it still bears repeating. The latest example is when he had to confirm with the Philadelphia Phillies if a clearly fake letter on a comedy blog was real. (The 700 Level)
In less than 18 months since the roof of the Silverdome collapsed, the stadium has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it’s going to be torn apart and the pieces will be auctioned off. Here’s what it looks like now. (Curbed)
In the Video Game of Thrones, you win or you die until you run out of lives.
Bad British lacrosse commentary? Bad British lacrosse commentary.