Canada has now reached Peak Wacky Neighbor
What years of sock talk wrought
Justin Trudeau accusing Conservatives of standing “with people who wave swastikas” in response to a question from MP Melissa Lantsman, who is Jewish, was another Canadian angle for Fox News to feast on. But the same network also had Geraldo Rivera saying the conservative media is to blame for inciting the protesters in Ottawa and beyond.
Ted Cruz ❤️ Ilhan Omar
Canadian journalists pursuing stories about smaller donors to the Freedom Convoy, based on hacked crowdfunding details, doesn’t seem cool on either side of the aisle in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, unvaccinated MyPillow guy Mike Lindell couldn’t get across the border to visit Ottawa, so he’s now aspiring to drop pillows from the sky by using parachutes.
“Sarah Polley is OK with oversharing.” A talk with the New York Times tied to the publication of Run Towards the Danger, in which she explores her memory through five essays, led to eliciting responses from Atom Egoyan and Margaret Atwood. But there was no comment from Jian Ghomeshi on a recollection of him.
The alleged price of freezing fat
The story of Linda Evangelista going from losing the Miss Teen Niagara pageant to short-haired supermodel status—and not waking up for less than $10,000 a day—is back on the supermarket checkout line. People’s current cover story follows up on her $50 million lawsuit concerning a CoolSculpting procedure:
Duane Lavold dead at 54. While the Edmonton-born musician who recorded as Custom died on December 18, a Canadian Press obituary took two months to appear. But it results in a unique story involving adjacency to fame. Custom’s peak attention came in 2002, when MTV refused to play his video.
Finally, a sound of young America
Kittie was the Y2K-era metallic girl group from London, Ontario, who were boosted widely enough at the time to now curiously resurface at the When We Were Young festival in October in Las Vegas. It comes five years after their first reunion, tied to a documentary that remembered this well-capitalized rebellion: