Pizza Pizza fight video hailed as an accidental masterpiece. Vice explains why the late-night clip of a Queen and Broadview brawl attains perfection—which wouldn't have happened if its maker didn't adjust their phone to landscape mode within nine seconds. The story behind the fight starts with a delayed order. (But then, the offended customer allegedly ended up throwing the pizza on the floor.)

“In the 2011 election, I was in Iqaluit where they said this wouldn’t work.” Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett is pointing fingers at the previous Conservative government for the failures of the $60-million-a-year Nutrition North program, which has yielded to a backbreaking number of Amazon Prime deliveries to Nunavut. Amazon may remain willing to eat the shipping price as part of its strategy to avoid turning a profit.

Conservative meme makers are pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good. The party has a new attack angle on Justin Trudeau, which includes a video comparing his awkward interactions at the G20 to a Larry David routine—especially when dealing with Donald Trump—along with a parody of the Julius Caesar-inspired promotions for the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Meanwhile, the libertarian-leaning Maxime Bernier wing has created an advocacy group to show off their aptitude for weird viral messaging, which begins with arguing Canada could use more thoughts from Margaret Thatcher:

Rookie councillor dedicated to status quo. Having successfully led the charge to keep Toronto from using ranked ballots in the 2018 election, Justin Di Ciano is again angling to keep things as they are. He's at the forefront of a challenge to the city's efforts to redraw its ward boundaries. DiCiano is joined by York West stalwart Giorgio Mammoliti, never one to miss an opportunity to argue that downtown Toronto is given priority at council

Giggling anthem singer is no match for “Lone Wolf Tenor.” Jocelyn Alice, a modestly successful pop aspirant from Calgary, got the “O Canada” gig at the MLB All-Star Game in Miami and secured her place in the anthem hall of shame with a silly laugh after “God keep our land.” (Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak gave her a good death stare, although he denied being upset.) Meanwhile, exactly a year after his wrong turn with the Tenors, “all lives matter” proponent (and chemtrails and flat-earth conspiracy theorist) Remigio Pereira has a musical statement:

The cassette revival might be running out of reels. Nielsen’s market survey says that 1,900 music tapes have been sold across Canada so far in 2017—a 45.7 per cent decrease from this time last year, when a store dedicated to cassettes opened in Bloordale. Now, a Lee’s Palace show with four local bands will spin the novelty with Grateful Dead-inspired “tapers” in the audience, whose efforts will be cycled down the street by a courier. Dupes of the show will then be handed out when the music’s over.

TIFF in a time of transition. The festival group announced Share Her Journey, a $3-million campaign geared toward improving female representation in film—even if that's a fundraising goal rather than a done deal. But TIFF has lost a fan in veteran movie industry writer Michael Cieply, who penned his farewell to Toronto media credentials, doubtful that a smaller slate of films will improve the fest's recent slump in the area of new discovery.

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This is the signature on a Toronto Sun paid advertisement that performatively apologizes for the $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr.

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