AstraZeneca vaccinations being open to age 40 and up in Alberta and Ontario starting Tuesday brought on a rush of appointments to compensate for the over-55 crowd who evidently grew hesitant about these jabs. Reports of rare blood clots supply bad press for AstraZeneca, but the vaccine-shopping trend was also a symbol of boomer privilege.
DoFo’s wallop from the WaPo
The power of a large American newspaper website to look more merciless than any Canadian counterpart worked for Washington Post op-ed contributor David Moscrop’s latest jeremiad about Doug Ford. The call for resignation was due to Ontario rules that closed playgrounds and increased police powers, a stance that changed fast.
“Google and Facebook are a new threat—and Canada needs new weapons to fight back.” Lobby group News Media Canada keeps serving up rants for its members to publish. The latest lands in tandem with the author of a study Facebook Canada cited as evidence that a quarter of the population uses it for news, saying it’s probably more.
Julian and Trinity go to court
A photo Jerry Falwell Jr. briefly shared of himself and a woman with unzipped pants on a yacht last summer was explained as a tribute to Trailer Park Boys. But it was soon followed by allegations about Falwell’s wife and a pool boy. Liberty University suing its ex-president for $10 million involved its lawyers scrutinizing the pictorial evidence:
The Kids in the Hall are ready to end the pandemic. Dave Foley posted a selfie from Chicago en route to finally shoot the troupe’s Amazon Prime revival announced in March 2020. But with seemingly no anniversary left unmarked in lockdown, The Ringer deeply revisited the widely derided Brain Candy, whose brief theatrical run was in April 1996.
Finally, it’s time for jazzercise
K-os considered himself a Toronto dude in Vancouver for a few years before becoming more bi-coastal to escape being seen as just an “old rapper.” That means drawing from the power pop inspiration of childhood, when Boston band the Cars became ubiquitous on the radio in Canada and “Just What I Needed” was the sound of future hopes: