Happy Father’s Day, enjoy watching the US Open!

The US Open final round is here. Hopefully, your weekend has been far better than Phil Mickelson’s. "At that time I didn't feel like going back-and-forth and hitting the same shot over. I took the two-shot penalty and moved on… I don't mean any disrespect." Phil Mickelson on why he hit a moving ball on…

G7 implodes thanks to Pres. Donald Trump, and other News from Nowhere

Welcome to a long-awaited News from Nowhere, with most of the news in this edition emanating from the Upset States of America — and in particular, its upset President, Donald Trump. This man really is the one-man wrecking crew of the G7. These last few weeks have been proof of that! First, this guy Trump…

Thoughts on Ford Nation taking over the government of Ontario

Ontario voters have put Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives into power in the province by a wide margin over Andrea Horwath’s NDP, 76 seats to 40. That’s right, after all those months of chaos in Ontario politics, with the gong show of Patrick Brown and all the rest of the craziness, the Tories managed…

Week two box office for Solo is still going down, down, down!

Box office update. Solo: A Star Wars Story keeps on going down and down and down! Yes, they did take first place again at the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row. You would think this achievement would be fantastic news. Folks, it is not fantastic when your weekend domestic haul is…

Now, belated thoughts on the UFC deal with ESPN

I had planned to spout off on this topic earlier, but now that I feel up to it, I will post about the UFC’s $1.5 billion TV deal with ESPN. From what I can tell, it looks to me like this is partly motivated by incumbent rightsholder FOX acquiring rights to the WWE. So ESPN…

Now my thoughts about the exciting NHL, and the deathly dull NBA

I just wanted to air out a few random thoughts about the NHL and NBA games last night. Honestly, I don’t know why ratings down in the Upset States are so much better for the NBA, because every other league has them beat for entertainment, especially the NHL. Last night’s Vegas-vs-Washington Stanley Cup Finals game…

Roseanne gets herself cancelled from ABC with her racist tirade on Twitter

Well, that was quick. Roseanne has been yanked off the air from ABC after she self-destructed with her lunatic racist tirade on Twitter. Her talent agency just dropped her, too. This was actually the top story on both CNN and Fox News today — ahead of President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again, on-again Korea summit, ahead…

Reminder: Miss USA pageant goes Monday night on FOX

It’s on from Shreveport. Just wanted to mention it as a reminder to myself to tune in, because otherwise I’ll be watching some sporting event, as usual. Update: Nebraska wins!! And your #MissUSA 2018 is…… NEBRASKA!! 👑✨ Congratulations Sarah Rose Summers! …@foxtv pic.twitter.com/U0rpb0fHIS — Miss USA & Miss Teen USA (@MissUSA) May 22, 2018

Deadpool 2 hauls in $125 million at box office, and more movie news

Here is my movie news update for this week. As expected, Deadpool 2 dominated the box office this weekend, raking in an impressive projected domestic haul of $125 million. This seems like a lot of money, but it is actually lower than industry projections, believe it or not. It still set some sort of minor…

Thoughts on TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Murphy Brown etc.

On to the entertainment news, mainly because I don’t feel like updating you on the depressing real news going on (another deadly school shooting, etc.). The TV upfronts happened this week in NYC, where the TV networks unveiled their lineups and new shows. Here is a recap of the weird and wild moments from the…

Movie weekend: Deadpool 2 expected to dominate box office

Tonight was opening night for Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2, with predictions this movie will have an opening weekend gross of at least $130 million domestic. We shall see what happens, but the three-week run at the top for Avengers: Infinity War should be over. Note for Canadian fans: this movie was shot in Vancouver….

Now, the Bad News Roundup for the middle of May

I don’t have much to say in this edition of the Bad News Roundup. The summit in Korea is falling apart, peace prospects in Israel are also falling apart, and Hawaii is still under threat of volcanic eruption. Plus, the First Lady of the USA has been in the hospital! Other than that, things are…

Pres. Donald Trump does the Trump thing again; torches Iran nuclear deal

I don’t know why presidential-watchers still insist that President Donald Trump is unpredictable. He isn’t! This latest decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions is soooooooo Trump. Any major policy that came in during the Obama administration will always be first in line to get the chop from Trump. This ought…

The last word on yet another Raptors playoff debacle

Last night, the Toronto Raptors saw their first-place, 59-win regular season go completely up in smoke in the playoffs again, with a blowout loss to LeBron James and Cleveland to end a four-game sweep. This is pathetic, but also predictable from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and crew. Let’s face it: this group of guys hasn’t…

Volcano blows on the big island!

Today, I am taking a break from watching live streams of tornadoes 🌪 in Kansas and Oklahoma. Instead, I am watching live streams of a volcanic eruption in Hawaii. 🌋 How would you like to wake up to lava in your back yard? That’s what is happening there today.

May is here, and guess what that means. Tornado season.

Hi folks. Happy May Day and happy tornado season, because that is exactly what it is. I have been spending tonight tuned in to tornado coverage online from Kansas, in between tuning in the baseball and basketball games. It looks like there could be more of the same tomorrow down there. Better them than us,…

Summer movie season begins with Avengers: Infinity War… already?!

My Cairns on Cinema column is already up about the upcoming Summer Blockbuster Movie Season (which traditionally starts the first week of May) and the place of Avengers: Infinity War within it. As you can tell, I am really not sure what to make of this movie. In particular, I don’t know whether to count…

It’s NFL Draft night tonight! The 0-16 Browns are on the clock

Just a reminder to all of you die-hard football fans suffering through the long off-season that the NFL Draft goes tonight. The hapless 0-16 Cleveland Browns are on the clock with the number one pick and many people are thinking they will use it on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. (Update: that’s exactly what those jokers…

SJHL title is on the line: Game 7, Estevan at Nipawin, for the Cup.

The sports focus of Saskatchewan is on Nipawin as Game Seven goes tonight in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Canalta Cup finals. The winner, either the NipawinHawks or EstevanBruins, will hoist the Cup, and bring an end to what has been the SJHL’s most trying season. The victor will also represent the SJHL against Manitoba…

What is going on in Toronto?! Van attack leaves multiple people dead

What a horrible day of news, again. This time, a van was driven onto a sidewalk in Toronto and killed 10 pedestrians, with 15 more injured at the latest report. Despite early speculation of terrorism, public safety minister Ralph Goodale was saying a few moment ago this does not appear to be connected to national…

News from Nowhere for April 22

I really don’t have a lot to say today so here are some links to the big stories happening lately: North Korea suspending nuke tests, shootings at Waffle House, the Barbara Bush funeral, and James Comey. I guess Coachella has been on as well. That’s all I’m writing about for now.

BNN Bloomberg launches April 30; spells end to Vancouver’s TSN 1410

So the news from Canadian media is that BNN and Bloomberg have joined forces and their combined business news channel will launch April 30. This is actually a move that was announced some time ago and gives BNN exclusive rights to Bloomberg TV programming in Canada. However I should point out Bloomberg was technically already…

A bad last few days for deaths: Art Bell, Harry Anderson and now Barbara Bush

RIP to all of them. BREAKING: Longtime radio host Art Bell has died at his Pahrump home, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office saidhttps://t.co/qJSSPZxfDI pic.twitter.com/nGxCeHKrVN — Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) April 14, 2018 'Night Court' star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home https://t.co/RxW9pBfCyr pic.twitter.com/l6E764KIn9 — CP24 (@CP24) April 17, 2018 Remembering Barbara Bush. 1925-2018https://t.co/IUtKfdKn1n pic.twitter.com/onRhWcCFoY…

My thoughts go out to the Humboldt Broncos and their fans.

On the way back from Saskatoon I tuned in Rod Pedersen’s radio show and heard the news of a horrific bus accident involving the SJHL Humboldt Broncos. They were heading to a playoff game in Nipawin when this happened. They had to call STARS Air Ambulance to the scene, and it sounds like there are…