1 DON’T GO SLOW Egyptians hold a “Day Of Departure” rally to encourage their president to scoot. Meanwhile, attacks against journalists continue. One Swedish reporter was stabbed in the back. You know who wants to stop journalists from reporting? Gangsters, thugs, crooks and rats. Confiscating cameras and attacking reporters should basically be treated like a war crime.
2 SPEAKING OF EGYPT AND CRIME Let’s not get too gaga over this flowering of democracy. It’s very good news but Egyptian society has some work to do: yesterday’s Globe And Mail ran poll info on Egyptian attitudes towards religion, crime and other issues. The results? Seventy-seven per cent of Egyptians think thieves should be flogged or have their hands cut off. Eighty-two per cent of Egyptians think adulterers should be stoned. Although only 54 per cent think men and women should be segregated in the workplace, so, uh, I guess that’s good?
3 REGINA IS GROWWWING We’re the country’s third-fastest-growing area. Number one? Saskatoon. (Number three is Vancouver.) Tangent alert: the Leader-Post file photo was taken at the Regina Folk Festival. Want a shot of a crowd? Hit up a cultural event, that’s what brings people together. I expect leaders who make decisions about cultural funding to pay attention to this kind of thing. We take culture for granted in this part of the world.
4 IT’S NOT JUST A STADIUM! Mayor Pat Fiacco says it’s time to look at the bigger picture, and that picture includes inner-city development, affordable housing and more retail and restaurants. By the way, the hilariously menacing-looking guy standing behind the mayor in the video is Fiacco’s senior advisor Mark Rathwell. Yes, he does look like a guy capable of exploding your head with his mind.
5 AXEHOLE WHO ATTACKED DOUCHEY
DUTCH DANISH CARTOONIST GUILTY OF TERRORISM Nine years in prison for him. Don’t attack cartoonists with axes, people! It’s one of the basic rules! Sheesh!
6 NO LOIS LANE IN THE SUPERMAN MOVIE?!? Hmmmm, don’t know what I think of this. One reason I love Superman is that he’s a journalist. Does no Lois Lane mean no Daily Planet? More importantly, what would Emmet think of this? He’s prairie dog’s go-to authority on all things Superman.
THE MUMMY HAD THREE SIDES This morning’s bonus video: the terror of Triangulus! Nicked from Boingboing, as so many cool things are.