What the #!%*? Was the TTC sex video a YouTube stunt? An inebriated couple gets intimately acquainted on the subway — at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon, no less — and all of a sudden it’s all Toronto can talk about. But questions remain. Jane Gerster provides the answers in this occasional feature, in which the National Post tells you everything you need to know about a complicated issue and suggest some more romantic subway stations.
The shenanigans were videotaped and posted in recent weeks on YouTube, under the title To Troll a Predator.
One video features what the boys describe as a 44-year-old male who was seeking to perform oral sex on a 15-year-old girl. The video shows screen grabs of the online chat, dated Nov. 5, and the agreement to meet at a Tim Hortons.
The video then cuts to footage of a man dressed as Batman, speaking in a Cookie Monster-esque voice, claiming to be with B.C.’s “Chilliwack Police Department.”
“We have caught you talking to a 15-year-old girl online,” the caped crusader says to the nervous-sounding man.
Harper plays music with 10-year-old YouTube star Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat down at a piano Tuesday to play music with 10-year-old YouTube sensation Maria Aragon. She played Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. He played John Lennon’s Imagine. She stayed in tune. His was a fine effort, but then again, he’s got a day job on Parliament Hill.
Winnipeg girl to sing with Lady Gaga in Toronto Maria Aragon, the 10-year-old Winnipeg girl who has become a YouTube sensation after covering a Lady Gaga song, will get a chance to share the stage with the eccentric superstar Thursday night. Aragon, who has made countless television and radio appearances since her piano-based rendition of Born This Way was posted online a few weeks ago, is expected to perform the song with Lady Gaga at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Photo: Ten year old Maria Aragon exits a limo and is greeted by her classmates at Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg, February 17, 2011 after she was interviewed and sang at a local radio station. (Wayne Glowacki/Winnipeg Free Press)