A weekend ridiculousness starter kit
Just fun stuff to end the month
This virtual cashier system has taken to Twitter after acquiring infamy through the Toronto Star story about Freshii installing Percy at some locations, paying $3.75 an hour to call centre employees in Nicaragua. Percy’s name is helpfully explained as inspired by a strike-breaker, lest you think penis transplant movie.
Ontario’s new political reptile
Figuring the coast was clear to rejoin Twitter while Elon Musk is in the process of acquiring it, Roger Stone didn’t last long, but he still got the headlines befitting a character from Donald Trump’s vortex. Stone is back in business as a strategist for the Ontario Party, whose Derek Sloan and Rick Nicholls are hitting the road.
“Stay away from the personal attacks that only poison the party well and reinforce the public’s negative perception of party politics.” Preston Manning is advising Conservative leadership candidates, 35 years after starting the Reform Party. The first debate is being hosted by his organization.
The price of signing an NDA
It took three weeks of spoiler-free Jeopardy talk for Mattea Roach to mention she could only afford a home in Toronto because of her winnings. Does appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America after her 17th victory foreshadow the streak nearing its end soon? At least we’ll have the memories of clickbait:
Dave Portnoy’s pizza appraisals keep coming from Toronto. Attention to these reviews help explain how his Barstool Sports sold for $450 million to Penn National Gaming, which then spent $2 billion on theScore. Unleashing his followers on BlogTO after an article calling him controversial seemed to work wonderfully in the end for everyone.