Toronto Star needs less, or more, editors.

November 9, 2009

The Toronto Star recently announced its plans to outsource a number of its editing jobs to cut costs. One irritated Toronto Star editor retaliated by marking up the very press release that announced the writing on the wall about his/her own job, and then sending it to Torontoist. This takes passive-aggression to a whole new level.


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NoKa: No way.

December 3, 2008

This is a lengthy (10+ pages), but sublimely satisfying blog post.

NoKa is one of the priciest chocolate retailers in the world. Their plain truffles or matchbook-sized rectangles of plain chocolate sell for between $800-$2500/pound. As a point of comparison, the writer points out that “foie gras is $50/pound, marijuana in El Paso is $350/pound, and a fat stack of dollar bills is $454/pound”.

The obvious question is, What’s NoKa worth?

The answer, and the thoroughness with which the blogger (Scott of determines his answer, is pretty darn fun to read. Along the way you’ll learn some fun tidbits about chocolate production, too. (My only complaint with this article is that the female CEO of the company is criticized more harshly than the male, and it sounds to me like blame should be shared.)