- News that the only Canadian held at Guantanamo Bay was back in Canada caught many by surprise, but interim Liberal leader Bob Rae wasn't so surprised he didn't think to claim credit for his party.
- Europeans, including CNN host Piers Morgan, not only gloated over Europe's historic come-from-behind win over the American team in the Ryder Cup golf finale, they also mocked the American sports writer, who only 24 hours prior wrote that it was "time for the Europeans to fire up the private jets and head back home to Florida."
- It didn't take long for a Conservative MP to apologize for saying that current NDP leader Thomas Mulcair pushed late NDP leader Jack Layton into an early grave by making him work harder than he should have during the last election campaign. Until now, Rob Anders's mouth was better known for hanging open as he slept through government meetings, not having both his feet in it.
- To some, Moves Like Jagger is just the Maroon 5 song to which Justin Trudeau departed after announcing his candidacy for the Liberal party leadership last Tuesday. To The Globe's Arts writer, it's a reminder of the weekend in 1979 that Justin's mother, Margaret, left his father, Pierre, at 24 Sussex to spend a weekend in Toronto cavorting with the Rolling Stones, who had a show the El Mocambo night club.
- In the debate against Barack Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said: "I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. ... I love Big Bird. But ... I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for." And within minutes, the Twitter account @FiredBigBird was created, now with more than 31,000 followers and 100 tweets a day.
- Hockey aficionados respond after the NHL cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season because of the lockout.
- The former General Electric chief executive, a Mitt Romney supporter, didn't believe new stats putting the September U.S. jobless rate below 8 per cent for the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, and suggested Mr. Obama's Chicago-based campaign team cooked the books.On Canada's equally surprising job growth, Mr. Welch was silent.