1. THE RESULTS ARE IN, FOLKS. And it looks like Michael Fougere, the most patient man in Regina politics, will be our mayor for the next four years. In a not shocking turn of events, Fougere opined that people were largely happy with council’s performance and vowed to move forward with the stadium and the Regina Revitalization Initiative. You go, Fougere! More of same! More of same! My hat’s off to the 30 per cent of Reginans who actually voted.

2. GAY LIKE ME. Timothy Kurelek grew up in a conservative Christian household but began to question the culture of homophobia in which he was raised. So he decided to “walk in the shoes” of a homosexual by coming out to his family.

3. BUT COMPUTER, WHAT A CONFUSING UI YOU HAVE. Apparently Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system, is very pretty but possibly confusing to people who read The Globe and Mail.

4. DON’T WORRY, WE’LL RETURN TO POUNDING THE HELL OUT OF YOU NEXT WEEK. The Syrian military has agreed to a cease fire during Eid al-Adha, a four-day holiday that starts on Friday. Mind you, they reserve the right to “respond to rebel aggression.” So there you go. Enjoy your mortar-free afternoon, people.

5. THE MORE YOU KNOW, WITH MARGARET ATWOOD. Atwood explains why she’s co-writing a serialized zombie novel. Because awesome?