The week in viral recklessness. There will be no charges for a guy who set piles of clothes on fire at Yonge and Dundas, as captured in a video taken by a passerby who initially figured it for “a breakdancer looking for flair.” Now, we’ll have to see what comes out of this Twitter clip of a man shouting some Somali slang while riding on a TTC bumper:

New dimensions in reefer madness. The proximity of Toronto’s first announced Ontario Cannabis Store to a Scarborough public school has brought on some paternalistic panic. Meanwhile, students seem amused to have discovered that a teenage band whose 2013 Toronto Star writeup is now included in the Ontario High School Literacy Test grew up to be joint-rolling Bible-rippers. And reports of worker smoking led to the suspension of some construction for the Eglinton Crosstown.

“We stand behind our decision to work to build a team of candidates that can be trusted not to say or write things that degrade women, or glorify violence against women.” The Ontario NDP clarified its disqualification of would-be Kenora-Rainy River candidate Matt Soprovich. What he claimed were just “frivolous social media posts” proved more problematic than a picture of his butt:

Antler protesters doubled down on the Double Down. KFC and McDonald’s have joined the repertoire of outlets targeted by activist Marni Ugar and her crew, who were criticized for going after an independent eatery with an ethical approach to dishing wild game. The continued anti-meat demonstrations come alongside continued positive press for Antler—most recently, via The Guardian.

Rick Moranis can't even be summoned by Martin Scorsese. Six surviving cast members of SCTV posed with the director to promote a May 13 discussion with Jimmy Kimmel at the Elgin Theatre, which will be used in a Scorsese documentary for Netflix. But there's no indication that the elusive Rick Moranis, who finally resurfaced for a local benefit show last July, will take part. His only public gesture of 2018, so far, was retweeting this tattoo:

David Cronenberg is finally getting a millennial remake. Shivers, the first feature from the Toronto director, had a do-over announced five years ago—yet no such flick ever materalized. But definitely being lensed now is a remake of Rabid, the second part of Cronenberg’s “bioterror trilogy.” The project is being helmed by Vancouver twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, who plan to shift the film's perspective on a plastic surgery disaster to a female point of view. Of course, it's still focused on folks getting infected:

Publication wants no blame for a one-time freelance writer’s “extraordinarily inappropriate tweet.” Nora Loreto was a trending topic all week long for a tweet about how the outpouring of donations spurred by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy compared to other tragic deaths. Maclean's posted a statement distancing itself from her.

Word of the moment

Jerome Heard the Trumpets of the Last Judgment

The name of a neoclassical paining by Jacques-Louis David that the National Gallery of Canada reportedly aspires to acquire with the cash from its controversial sale of Marc Chagall’s The Eiffel Tower.

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