Discover more from Twelve Thirty Six
Raptors can say that they saved it for Game 6ix
But they also have to fight a Monster
Golden State Warriors players slammed Raptors fans who cheered Kevin Durant hitting the floor—although Drake displayed some concern. The Warriors win means three more days of articles outlining how basketball fandom is unique in Toronto. The tensions are also rising with Monster Energy, which is suing the Raptors over the team’s clawed logo.
Kiefer Sutherland loses a viewer
Ontario’s social services minister loved this mini-White House, which promoted Designated Survivor before it moved to Netflix. That was also before Kiefer Sutherland told the Ontario PCs to stop dropping the name of his grandfather, Tommy Douglas.
“We have recently switched to drinking water bottles out of… water out of… when we have water bottles out of plastic. Sorry! Away from plastic towards paper like drink-box water bottles sort of things.” Justin Trudeau stumbled in response to a question about whether his family is living up to the Liberal ambition to ban single-use plastics.
Scheer bobblehead attack
Engage Canada, a self-described “grassroots organization” with union ties, is cagey about where exactly it got the cash to buy NBA Finals commercials linking Andrew Scheer to Doug Ford. Meanwhile, here’s a sitting Liberal MP who also enjoys playing shitposter games:
Goop Toronto isn’t free to sell sunscreen. Gwyneth Paltrow’s pop-up in Yorkville was visited by Health Canada inspectors, who found some unlicensed products. Busting unapproved sunscreen sales was a change from their usual beat of finding fake Viagra.
Contemplating the cranky commuter
Postmedia scored $5.55 million in fees from Ottawa. “Communications research services” was the description of the sole-sourced contract that Blacklock’s Reporter found the feds had awarded to Postmedia—and that was after the media bailout announcement.
Finally, a Rolling Stone says little
Mick Jagger did a fast phone interview with Q107, ahead of a Rolling Stones concert at Burl’s Creek—which was briefly postponed due to Jagger’s heart surgery. But this was evidence enough that he’s staying alive: