“A second video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what has been described as crack-cocaine by a self-professed drug dealer was secretly filmed in his sister’s basement early Saturday morning.”
After being caught in an audio recording saying he’d “like to fucking jam” Karen Stintz.
Headline of the day. Thanks y!
“John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga”
Ray Kurzweil is at Google?! And working on “a Manhattan project of AI”. Is that supposed to sound good? It sounds scary.
Entertaining yet vague Rob Ford rumour of the week. (via)
“The bizarre magic of the world’s greatest kid’s—is it for kids?—television show.” I shoulda linked to this when it was first published, but I just finished reading it now.
On the table are a bunch of measures that could potentially shake up the system here: a mandated slimmed-down basic cable package, pick-and-play for all non-basic channels, and – most dangerous to the current business model – the elimination of simultaneous substitution.
Old shows (nothing newer than three years old, it seems), but it’s a step.
Damn crazy gut flora at it again. Not only antibiotics but also c-sections could be to blame for a host of issues:
Since World War II, we’ve seen big rises in a number of diseases: asthma, allergies, food allergies, wheat allergy, juvenile diabetes, obesity. … These are all diseases that have gone up dramatically in the last 50 or 70 years. One of the questions is: Why are they going up? Are they going up for 10 different reasons, or perhaps there is one reason that is fueling all of them.
Joss Whedon wrote and exec produced this film that has gone right from Tribeca to Vimeo On Demand. Doesn’t sound that great though? Joss is dropping the ball lately.
“Why were the nineties so preoccupied with fatherhood?” – via
“What does it mean to capture a multi-millennial lifespan in 1/60th of a second? Or for that matter, to be an organism in my 30s bearing witness to organisms that precede human history and will hopefully survive us well into future generations?”
Canada now has the world’s highest median income?! Sure doesn’t feel like that.
Great look at Adam Vaughan, following the fascinating news that he will run for the federal Liberals in the seat Olivia Chow vacated to run for mayor of Toronto.
This is quite a piece of work. (thanks Karim)
Science blasphemes again.
There’s a pretty good news segment on the guaranteed basic income hidden below the sensationalist headline.
More on the return to cities
More evidence for “the great inversion” mentioned in the previous link.