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HumpDay Headlines - May 16, 2007

Posted by Cat / May 16, 2007

20070516_deviledeggs.jpgAh, wasn't summer lovely while it lasted? It always seems too fleeting, for now it's time, once again, to dig out the ol' scarves and mittens. Chance of flurries tonight, people. You heard it here first (unless of course you already heard/read it from another preferred source of meteorological data).

I guess these ridiculously low temperatures are enough to make a person wanna go on strike. Or so feel the workers of CP Rail, the Montreal Transit Corps, and Greyhound. Employees of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery were so despondent, they went with the more passive route of a lock-out.

Yet when the going gets rough, others decide to strike back! There is speculation that Alcan may pull the "Pac-Man defence" and gobble up those who would try to take it over. Given that the company holds water rights in the province, I'd feel much better if these stayed in Canadian, albeit corporate Canadian, hands.

Or why not stave off the cold with a warming fire? Arcade Fire played the first of their sold-out Toronto shows last night and the reviews were a bit mixed. The Star ran a glowing review, plumbing the depths of the religious metaphor for all it was worth, while the Globe and Mail, in an excessive use of the word "jittery", remained less moved by the spirit. They gave props to the Handsome Furs, however.

But the cruel weather hand dealt by Mother Nature may simply be too much for some. Jacques Parizeau has been in hospital for more than a week. And that wacky Olympic coconut, Myriam Bedard, is back in court, this time accompanying her father and boyfriend over alleged art theft. The court appearance concerning her custody violation takes place next month.

And I just HAD to bring the following story, lost in the shuffle of last Friday's news, to your attention: Montreal fined $20Gs for bar mitzvah 'from hell'. A must-read! This story is pure gold(berg).

Of course, the best way to deal with a weather crisis (or any crisis) is simply to eat and cook and eat some more. In Today's Food Section, we offer up recipes for comforting pancakes, deviled eggs, stiff drinks, and cheating. Of course, the ultimate coup is to land your own personal baker...

Photo courtesy of Evan Sung for The New York Times

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13 Comments

Sara / May 16, 2007 at 02:21 pm
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flurries! damn you, cat.

i'm pretty psyched that the corporate world has finally turned to 80s video games as strategies. if i was alcan, i'd "jungle hunt" from vine to vine to save my shareholders from ruthless cannibal hordes.
cat / May 16, 2007 at 04:37 pm
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I hereby announce a competition for our readership (or at least, readers of this post) to come up with a definition for what, in the corporate world, is known as the "tetris effect".
asmaa / May 16, 2007 at 06:09 pm
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i learned everything i ever needed to know about dodging the IRS from Keystone Kapers.
Cait / May 17, 2007 at 03:24 pm
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Oh nooo, deviled eggs... my one true weakness.
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