So, are you booked on any flights to Hong Kong airport?

The situation has definitely intensified the past couple of days at the Hong Kong International Airport. There, pro-democracy demonstrators flooded into the airport and essentially had taken it over, and they succeeded in getting the flights in and out of there cancelled. So you thought your airport was bad? Apparently, flights are meant to resume…

Wall Street takes the plunge: down upwards of 850 points on China trade war fears

What a debacle on Wall Street so far today. The Dow was down 850 points as the stock market freaks out over “Tariffman” Donald Trump threatening new 10-percent tariffs on China imports, followed swiftly by Chinese retaliation measures to lower its currency and suspend U.S. agricultural imports! Trump is now accusing China of currency manipulation….

Another mass shooting, this time in Dayton! When will it end?

I woke up today to find out there was another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio overnight, just hours after the U.S. mass shooting in El Paso. Nine dead, 27 injured. What is America coming to? Gunshots in Dayton, Ohio, started to ring out shortly after 1 a.m. in the Oregon district, leaving people running for…

Congrats to Avengers: Endgame on setting the global box office record!!

We have a new global box office champion! After much speculation that this movie might not do it, the official word has come down that Avengers: Endgame finally passed Avatar on Saturday night to beat the $2.788 billion dollar global box office record. Congratulations, Avengers fans — at least until Avatar gets its re-release. ——————————————…

Hurricane Barry currently swamping Louisiana

Well, hurricane season seems to be off to an earlier start than usual. Hurricane Barry made it to Cat. 1 status this morning and is swamping the Louisiana coast. It hadn’t even made landfall, and yet there is already lots of flooding in the New Orleans area. I am currently tuning in the live streams…

One less Democrat running for President: Eric Swalwell bows out

This thoroughly unimpressive, socialistic Democratic field is already too big, so it is welcome news to hear that their presidential race has dropped from 25 candidates down to 24. Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose main claim to fame was telling Joe Biden to “pass the torch” in the last debate, has called it quits. A dozen…

Crazy week for NBA ends with an earthquake: Kawhi to the LA Clippers

Woke up on Saturday morning to find out Kawhi Leonard had signed with the LA Clippers. Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has informed runners-up teams of his plans: He's signing with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019 Kawhi Leonard has been recruiting Paul George to find a way…

Another SoCal earthquake! A 7.1!! Felt in LA and Vegas!!

It’s happened AGAIN. BREAKING: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck near Ridgecrest, California, a day after a 6.4 earthquake rattled the state https://t.co/T9FRj4gKtr — CNN (@CNN) July 6, 2019 **UPDATE** EARTHQUAKE | 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest, Ca | #LACoFD USAR Task Force 136 enroute back to Ridgecrest for assistance. #Earthquake — L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO)…

July 4th Earthquake in Southern California!!!

Folks, it finally happened, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has impacted Southern California. Even Vegas felt it! The quake happened a fair distance from LA, but still… It is a pretty memorable 4th of July down there, eh, for a change? You don’t need fireworks when you have the earth moving!

UK Conservative leadership final is set: Boris Johnson vs. Jeremy Hunt

I’ve been following the news out of the UK the last couple of days about the Tories leadership race. Contenders have been eliminated one by one over these several ballots, and after the latest ballot Michael Gove has been knocked out, setting up a final vote by the membership between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt….

Franchise fatigue strikes down MIB: International at the box office

Hollywood is finding out quickly that the customers are fed up getting served the “same old crap” by the studios during the summer movie season. The top box office gross this weekend in the domestic market was for MIB International, and it only made $28.5 million. It turns out a lot of people just aren’t…

Where were you 25 years ago today?

Getting ready to watch game five of the NBA Finals, perhaps? Well, things changed in a big hurry. Yes, 25 years ago was the night of the infamous O.J. Simpson police chase in Los Angeles! A night no one will forget.

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…

Guys, you too can become a Seattle Seahawks NFL cheerleader!!

Okay, guys, honest question. Raise your hands if your life’s dream is to become an NFL cheerleader! I don’t see a lot of hands going up. Well, if any of you guys change your minds, you can try out for the Seattle Seahawks squad. It’s true. They have ditched the all-female “Sea Gals,” and will…

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…