List week at the Toronto Star proves to be an exercise in click-tastic banality
We’re not quite sure why, but this week is list week at the Toronto Star. The project appears to have no real rhyme or reason, other than the fact that the Internet loves lists and the Star appears to want a piece of that sweet viral action. Today, for instance, the lists include the always interesting and deeply relevant list of “things kids stick up their noses.” Yes, fingers are there, and so too are French fries and spaghetti. Yet perhaps more impressive than kids managing to get noodles up their noses—or any individual list, for that matter—is the Star’s list of lists. You name it and the paper probably has a list for it: most beloved Irish athletes, favourite political hangouts, top 10 most annoying people to sit beside at the movies. Everything.
One of our favourites was Tuesday’s list of the seven places to break up in Toronto. Making the cut were gems like at the Art Gallery of Ontario, on the TTC and in a food court. In fact, all seven spots were alarmingly public (aside from virtual space, which is still public in its own, albeit less intrusive, way). With that in mind, a plea from us: please, don’t dump your significant others in public places. Break up in the privacy of your own homes. Tears need not be shed, scenes need not be made and hearts need not be broken in plain sight. Breakin’ up may be hard to do, but it’s even harder to watch.
• Top dumping grounds in Toronto [Toronto Star]