1. WE’RE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, PEOPLE. The topic has been broached on Prairie Dog already, but I’m just so surprised at NDP’s great showing in the polls. Have we all turned crazy pinko? Or maybe more and more Canadians are looking at the options and deciding that a choice between Lizard Man and Lurch isn’t much of a choice at all. Who would have thought that being a recognizable human being would translate into political gold?

2. APPLE ISN’T TRACKING YOUR LOCATION, DUMMIES. IT JUST KEEPS TRACK OF EVERYTHING AROUND YOU. A recent discovery of a file on iPhones that stores user location data has touched off a brouhaha over privacy concerns. Apple would like to clarify, though: the file doesn’t record where you are; it just tracks all the cell phone towers and wi-fi hotspots in your area. Oh. That’s so different.

3. SHUT UP, TRUMP. The Obama administration, no doubt as sick of Donald Trump as the rest of us, published a copy of the President’s birth certificate. I’m certain that America will come up with further tests and trials for Obama to prove his American-ness somehow, but in the meantime, let’s hope that we’ll hear less about this nonsense.

4. THEY’RE GONNA SCRUB THOSE COALS UNTIL THEY SHINE. Yesterday, Minister Rob Norris announced the launch of a $1.24 billion ‘clean coal’ carbon capture project at the Boundary Dam power plant in Estevan. “This is a game changer,” Norris said, because sports metaphors are awesome.

The new system will capture a million tonnes of carbon per year. After the announcement, Norris and SaskPower CEO Robert Watson were so excited that they ran out and bought Escalades and they drove around and around and around and around and ate nachos. The end.

UPDATE: This one’s for Stu!