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Maybe next year will be better than the last
Half of December feels like enough
The fear of COVID-19 spreading last Christmas has returned in increasingly accelerated ways, but Justin Trudeau is already forecasting the third consecutive summer in which things will improve. Omicron has brought on a renewed advisory against non-essential travel, and efforts to speed up the booster shot strategy.
The free market’s fish wrap
Capitalist celebrations at the National Post earned a major ratio on Twitter thanks to the fact that over $35 million in federal support is now considered by Postmedia to be a “key pillar” of its business strategy. So, newspapers may not be the most reliable narrators here, but it’s more optimistic than much journalism about journalism.
Cineplex was awarded $1.24 billion in its breach of contract lawsuit with Cineworld. The ruling by an Ontario court addressed the U.K. company scrapping its $2.8 billion takeover in June 2020. Cineworld and Cineplex struck the deal the previous December, three months before the industry was upended by the pandemic.
The words Tory Lanez allegedly said while firing gunshots at the ground near Meghan Thee Stallion’s feet. “Dance, bitch, dance!” was the quote offered by an LAPD detective during a preliminary hearing for the Canadian rapper, whose assault charges were upheld. Lanez claims the contradictory evidence wasn’t reported on.
Finally, eating luncheon memes
Keanu Reeves is homeward bound for a Toronto premiere screening of The Matrix Resurrections. Selling it has meant supplying anecdotes like why he turned down Speed 2. A stop by Stephen Colbert also involved discussing jumping off a building 19 times for this Matrix, and how “Sad Keanu” was him hungrily contemplating with a sandwich: