The last word from me about the Don Cherry firestorm

Now I feel the need to say a few last words about the whole Don Cherry fiasco that happened earlier this week. As I said before I’ve been more or less ambivalent about the whole thing, mainly because I’ve reached the point in life where I realize there are much more important things to get…

Good news: the official trailer for Scoob! is here

It has been a sad sort of day, so to cheer everyone up, here is the trailer for the upcoming CGI animated movie Scoob! This is the latest Scooby-Doo motion picture from Warner Bros. and it really does look great. Heck, as a Saturday morning cartoon aficionado of long standing, this trailer really brought out…

Soccer TV news: UEFA Champions League rights to CBS

An interesting story to shake up the TV sports-rights world: I notice CBS Sports and Univision has won the bidding for the UEFA Champions League starting in 2021-22, which means the package will move over from TNT/Bleacher Network. Rumour is the deal is for $140 million. This has come as a shock to a lot…

Now, much-belated thoughts about the Deadspin implosion

Only in the last day or two did I find out about the implosion over at Deadspin at the end of October. Basically, from what I could gather the editorial director at G/O Media sent down an edict to the staff to “stick to sports” — when the reality is these folks regularly veered away…

Terminator: Dark Fate meets its grim box-office fate

This weekend wasn’t the one that backers of Terminator: Dark Fate had hoped for. Yes, it opened in first place, but with a much more modest haul than expected, just $29 million. What’s more, this movie is going to LOSE $120 million! So now the finger pointing is on. Truthfully, I just think this franchise’s…

Finally! UK House votes to hold a general election on Dec. 12

Yes, indeed, at long last the British House of Commons has finally decided to do something constructive about this Brexit nonsense! After weeks of frustration and embarrassing legislative defeats for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, MPs have voted today overwhelmingly to hold the election on Dec. 12. So now, maybe we can have get some finality…

Trudeau wins a minority; why should anyone be surprised

I don’t feel like ranting anymore about this lousy election. Instead of that, I am going to put up here a bunch of Tweets from my Election Night feed last night. Hi Mom, Hi Dad, hi Brother, hi Sister in Law, hi Nieces. Polls have closed in BC 😁 #exn43 #cdnpoli — John Cairns (@JohnWCairns)…

This federal election is almost over, finally. Good riddance!

This lousy, intellectually vapid 2019 federal election is almost over. Good. I’ll be covering election night tomorrow, Oct. 21, and believe me, I will be happy to have this campaign over with so I can get on with my own life. All in all, this has been the most disappointing, depressing federal campaign I’ve ever…

Mother Nature is angry! Typhoons! Snowstorms! Wildfires!

I have to say we have had a hairy last 24 to 48 hours of natural disasters going on: We have a major typhoon Hagibis hitting Japan, forcing Rugby World Cup and F1 postponements! We have wildfires in Southern California. As a side note power went out for 800,000 customers earlier this week in northern…

Big shocking news from TV news: Shepard Smith quits Fox News Channel!

It was a real stunner this afternoon over at the Fox News Channel as longtime anchor Shepard Smith, one of the few stick-to-the-truth types still working there, announced his abrupt departure today. This came as a major shock to a lot of people, including his stunned colleagues and anchors on the air. Almost immediately the…

Biggest October box office open of all time for Joker

Joker opened on the weekend to $96 million, a record domestic opening for October. That’s about all I want to say about it, because quite honestly it’s not my kind of movie. I understand it was so gory and unsettling that people walked out of it.

Ahem. It’s hockey season.

That’s easy to say after western Canada got dumped with a whack of snow to end September. But yes, the NHL is back, much to the delight of all Canadians. Opening night is tonight! Go Golden Knights.

All heck has broken loose in D.C. over this latest Trump nonsense

President Donald Trump met the media today in another one of his infamous news conferences, denying any wrongdoing. From what little I saw of it, it seemed more subdued and shorter than usual, for obvious reasons. It sounds like he is in deep political trouble over his Ukraine-Biden nonsense, with the accusations Trump was trying…

Hey, fed-up oil industry people in Alberta! Texas wants you!

(Pictured: someone from Texas.) I am finding it really fascinating following this story out of Texas. It seems a realty company there has decided they want to lure oil industry head offices, and frustrated oil and gas professionals, out of Canada and have them move to the Lone Star State. They’ve sent about 15,000 brochures…

News from Nowhere: the Democrats are finally impeaching Trump

This is a very brief News from Nowhere focusing on the legislative happenings all around the world. Most of the world’s Parliaments, Congresses and other governing institutions are in deadlock and chaos. Examples: USA: It’s finally happening. Nancy Pelosi announced today the US House of Representatives is launching their impeachment inquiry against Pres. Donald Trump,…

Canadian politics is officially a gong show, thanks entirely to Justin Trudeau

I guess I have to finally post something about the Canadian election, A political nuclear bomb exploded on the campaign trail this week in Canada, with TIME reporting about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface at an Aladdin-themed party in 2001. Stories about other incidents came out as well. What’s worse, my hometown Saskatoon…

It was 50 years ago that Scooby-Doo was unleashed on Saturday mornings!

Yes, today is the 50th anniversary of the debut of Scooby-Doo. The longest running show (albeit in several different incarnations/formats) and most successful character in Hanna-Barbera cartoon history (way ahead of the Flintstones), and he’s still going. This mutt is still alive and kicking with a show on Boomerang. And he’s got a movie coming…

Another sad 9/11 anniversary

Today is the 18th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I’m also reminded this year marked 20 years (20 years!) since my epic road trip to New York City in the spring of ’99, when I visited the World Trade Center and also Wall Street. Looking back…

Where is Dorian headed now? You guessed it. CANADA 🇨🇦.

That’s right. After utterly destroying the Bahamas, battering the Florida coast and pummeling the Carolinas, Hurricane Dorian is now taking its act to Nova Scotia. Obviously, Atlantic Canadians are freaking out, as they should. Here's my latest update with details and timeline for Dorian on Saturday…. |CBC News: The blow-by-blow of what to expect from…

Boris Johnson government battling to survive over Brexit

What a day so far in the UK. Right now in the House of Commons, they are debating on Brexit, with a vote scheduled for later tonight on a rebel motion that is basically being put forward to prevent a no-deal Brexit. (This is a vote to take control of the parliamentary agenda happening tonight.)…

Cat. 5 Hurricane Dorian has socked the Bahamas!!

Here’s the news on Cat. 5 Hurricane Dorian: Good news: while the state is seeing mandatory evacuations, it looks like this monster storm will only skirt the coast of Florida. The bad news: the storm socked the Bahamas. Direct hit. Also, it now looks like the track will take it to landfall later this week…

This is no joke: the Popeyes fried chicken sandwich craze sweeps America!

This is stupid. In a sure sign that Americans have too much time on their hands — or too much food on the brain, apparently — chicken-eaters are rampaging Popeyes franchises all over America as they demand their all-new fried chicken sandwich. As an example, here’s a story about a Popeyes in Henderson, Nevada that…

The luck runs out for Andrew Luck

I’ve got to share my thoughts about Andrew Luck and his surprise retirement on the weekend as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. This was a total shock to everyone in football, all the radio talk shows went nuts covering it. As you know, when the story broke on Twitter that Luck was going to retire,…