“And, like a reincarnated JFK…” Come From Away’s critical smash status will be commemorated in NYC tonight with “brief remarks” from the prime minister. New York Post columnist Johnny Oleksinski uses the occasion to worship at the tight pants of Canada's leader: “Every one of his manly hikes, smouldering glares and competent explanations of quantum computing sets the internet ablaze.”

No delicious cookies shall be transported across the border. The Girl Guides of Canada's cancellation of any U.S. tripping is being interpreted as a statement of resistance, even though the organization denies it’s about any more than avoiding travel-ban-related hassles. But maybe not even the Girl Guides can pass for apolitical anymore.

Meltdown Toronto savouring the stupidity of Siri. A Reddit post from the owner of a Little Italy bar that has been getting “weird calls lately” as a result of a hilarious iPhone voice-recognition mixup ("escorts" for "eSports") seemed worth half a laugh. Then it was spun into widespread local news, including investigative reports from Global and City. The owners clearly don't mind the attention at all.

Facebook Canada might've experienced something that possibly resembles a scandal. Advertising sales practices described as both “shady” and “sketchy” led to “nearly 10 employees” being bounced from the Toronto office, according to an odd BuzzFeed news brief that delivers little detail. (Facebook declined to comment to BuzzFeed.)

Rebel Media stands by its house hipster. Gavin McInnes said plenty of nasty things during a series of livestream broadcasts from Israel, but his Rebel commander, Ezra Levant, is defending the stuff as satire, even as neo-Nazis tweet their approval. (Lauren Southern, who left Rebel Media last week, sounds more accepting of the association.) Michael Coren, a former Sun News Network compatriot—and early Rebel contributor, for four days—is especially appalled by the whole thing:

Tarzan Dan’s degree of separation from Missing Richard Simmons. The hit podcast, whose ethics are being questioned as it careens toward its finale, has revived interest in a 2003 Whose Line is It Anyway? sketch in which Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles contorted Simmons into a jet ski. A decade later, there was a Canadian radio re-enactment:

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The strip club is appealing an order to remove a TV screen it uses to advertise its services to passers-by on Yonge Street.

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