The Raptors are the NBA champs!! I still can’t believe it.

I spent last night tuning in the live feeds of the celebrating going on in Toronto after the Raptors won the NBA title. Wish I had been there in TO. If I were still there, I would surely have been sitting on my high rise balcony all night watching fans drive down Sheppard Ave. waving…

This is it, the night Canadian sports fans have desperately waited for!

What, you thought I was referring to NBA Finals Game 6 Raptors-Warriors? Heck, no! I’m talking about the start of the Canadian Football League season. Hamilton versus Saskatchewan! Unfortunately I think a lot of folks in Hamilton are skipping out on the local CFL team tonight. Lots of empty seats there for some reason. I…

Toronto Raptors TV ratings through the roof

Folks, game five of the NBA Finals goes tonight in Toronto between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors lead the series 3-1 and could clinch the NBA title tonight. This will surely be the most watched basketball game in the history of Canada! The first game of the Finals set a…

Today marks 15 years of blogging! Happy anniversary to the blog! 🎂

Today is this blog’s 15th Anniversary! Yes, we started it all up 15 years ago today in Toronto, during the contentious 2004 Canadian federal election, over on the Blogger platform. I dunno why I bother keeping this blog going. The blogging scene is dead as everyone surely knows, and this blog’s stats are in the…

Godzilla: King of the Box Office, er, I mean Monsters

Couldn’t resist that line. Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the domestic box office with a haul of $49 million, and adds another $130 million from overseas markets. While it seems like a good performance, this is actually the all-time worst performance in the MonsterVerse. That Elton John biopic Rocketman also opened this weekend and…

Euro elections are on: mainstream parties taking a hit

In between auto races, I am following results from the Euro parliament elections. It sure looks like the main parties are taking a hit, with gains by the likes of the Greens on the left and the anti-EU parties on the right (Brexit Party in the UK, National Rally in France, the “League” in Italy,…

PM Theresa May tearfully throws in the towel

Theresa May is out the door of 10 Downing Street as British Prime Minister. Good. Maybe the next one will figure this Brexit mess out and maybe spare the country from a Corbyn takeover. Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader…

Missouri hard hit by last night’s tornadoes

It sounds like Jefferson City, Missouri’s state capital, really got hit hard by last night’s tornado outbreak in the central USA. Three people were killed and there is colossal damage. Posted here, some Tweets about the whole situation. Sad times there — hopefully the St. Louis Blues do something in the Stanley Cup finals to…

For Theresa May, it sure looks like the end is near

Here is a look at the front pages of the British newspapers heading into Thursday morning (which Drudge put up on their home page just now). These more or less tell you all you need to know about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s fate after the cabinet staged a revolt today, with Andrea Leadsom quitting…

India election results, happening now

(Update: Modi’s government is winning,) Just a reminder to myself that today, May 23 in India (but still May 22 here in North America), is when election results start to roll in from their national election. I definitely want to tune in to that. Already, a ton of exit polls have been out, predicting the…

Interesting article on Savannah Guthrie’s commencement address

Today, I thought I would share this link to the commencement address given over the weekend at George Washington University by Today Show host Savannah Guthrie. The reason I provide it is because you may not know that she is another one of these lawyers turned reporters, which resonates with me personally since I basically…

Oklahoma’s day of the tornadoes — one right after another!

Everyone predicted it, so hopefully everyone treated these forecasts of PDS (particularly dangerous situation) tornadoes seriously and gotten the H out of the way. Multiple tornadoes have already touched down and the threat is STILL not over! I have spent the day tuning in Oklahoma TV news coverage, with storm chasers showing these tornadoes touching…

Big twister threat down in Tornado Alley into Monday!!

It’s obviously a serious situation when the evening news decides to lead off their broadcasts with, no, not Trump again, but tornado alley coverage. Yes, apparently there is a major tornado threat down in Oklahoma, Kansas and North Texas on Monday. A multi-day siege of severe weather continues into early this week, including a threat…

Court TV is back in session! Today is their first day back on the air.

I have been tuning in the “new” and revived Court TV, which is back on the air starting today after over a decade off the air. The channel, which is streaming online and which will be broadcasting over the air in several U.S. markets, features plenty of on-air reporters with law degrees, including Vinnie Politan…

Come on, all of you CFL guys. Get a deal done, now!

Today is the day talks resumed between the Canadian Football League’s owners and players union, after the players voted 97 percent in favor of a strike last week! The fact that we are even talking about a potential CFL strike is unbelievable. I know the players probably could use a few more benefits than what…

The full Mueller report is finally out for all to see

Yes, the Mueller report is finally made public, at long last. Not as much “winning” here for the current President today. Needless to say, everyone is making the report sound really bad, pointing to the stuff about clashes between Trump and his White House staff. If this is all these prosecutors have on Pres. Donald…

Breaking news today: Notre Dame in Paris is up in flames

This is terribly, terribly sad. A grim time for everyone in France. The moment #NotreDame’s spire fell pic.twitter.com/XUcr6Iob0b — Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019 DETAILS: The Notre Dame Cathedral construction began in 1160 and ended in the 14th century. The fire began in the structure of the monument that dates back to the 13th…

Good grief, folks. Trump is now looking to close the Mexican border.

This, my friends, is what you get whenever Pres. Donald Trump is “winning”. Fresh off the heels of his Mueller report “victory”, which debunked the Russia collusion claims and which humiliated all his political opponents and the mainstream media in the process, now Trump wants to close the border with Mexico. (!) (?) Yes, we…

Football fans are angry: Saskatchewan is fumbling away the NFL ball!

What a travesty. Just two days ago John Gormley broke the news on his show that the big NFL pre-season game, the one that was going to be in Regina between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders, was headed straight for the trashcan. Since then, Saskatchewan football fans have been hopping mad. Local Raiders…

You think the news in your town is bad? Try Las Vegas!

I like to tune in the newscasts from other places, especially from the USA, just to see how they cover the news there. Wow, a lot of news from down there is jaw-droppingly bad. Just look at my favorite winter getaway locale Las Vegas. Today, they led the news with reports of a police member-involved…

Happy 50th Anniversary to Herbie the Love Bug!

As I am reminded watching NASCAR today, this past week marks the 50th anniversary of the wide release of Disney’s The Love Bug — rated “G”. (Gee, nothing is rated “G” anymore.) That’s right, folks, Herbie is 50 years old. Happy birthday, Herbie! (This post, no doubt, should be of big interest to my brother…