2 NOTHING WILL STOP THE SASKATCHEWAN SHOPPING MACHINE Don’t even think about it; the Saskatchewan Shopping Machine will just keep chugging, plowing down everything in its way. Statistics Canada says we posted “the second-highest increase in retail sales among the provinces, both on a month-to-month and year-over-year basis”. The Leader-Post article doesn’t mention which province is number one, from my quick read, presumably for fear of the Saskatchewan Shopping Machine coming for that province next.

3 NO SUPER EXTRA DOUGH GOING TO THE HOBBIT Theatres won’t be charging any extra for the “crazy-high frames per second” screenings of the first Hobbit movie. What this Hollywood Reporter story doesn’t address about this whole issue is why the fuck would they? (Besides the obvious answers of “Because they can” and “Because James Brotheridge hasn’t been getting butter on his popcorn lately so sales are down”.)

4 MOOSE JAW’S CIVIC CENTRE BEING DEMOLISHED And somehow, CBC Sask avoids the headline “Crushed Can To Be Crushed”.

5 WILL TEXAS CITIZENS START A NEW U.S. CIVIL WAR? No. But a Texas judge is still considering the possibility. From POLITICO:

“One of the things is he’s going to try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public is going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war, OK?” Lubbock County Judge Tom Head said Tuesday on FOX 34.

(Dedicated Dog Blog readers might remember this guess at what an independent Texas might look like.)

6 PLANTS AND ANIMALS ARE COMING TO REGINA Exclaim! says the Montreal group will be playing Amigo’s in our fine city. I kind of doubt that. I would tend to believe the band’s own website, that says they’re playing November 8 at the Artful Dodger.