I miss Kelly Preston already. RIP.

This kind of got lost today with all the Naya Rivera news (RIP), but I was really surprised and stunned to learn that actress Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer. At a young age, too — 57. I guess she fought her cancer battle privately without the world knowing. Anyway, what a sad end…

Thursday was Minneapolis’s night of the riots

The United States is right back to being the “Upset States” after that egregious episode of police brutality, caught on video, in which George Floyd is killed by a Minneapolis cop. The officers involved were soon fired. I’m appalled, really. What took place was a complete violation of this guy’s rights to say the least,…

Miracles never cease: reports are that Hooters is coming to Saskatoon!

Honestly, I thought it was a belated April Fools joke and a complete hoax when I read reports today that Hooters was going to set up a franchise in Saskatoon. This is one chain restaurant that I thought would never, underscore never, come to Saskatoon. But no, apparently the story is legit, they are advertising…

Aussie sports are basically the biggest sports going in the world these days

Welcome to live continuing Sportspocalypse coverage in the wake of COVID-19. It’s hard to believe it’s been eight full days since that crazy Thursday when March Madness and all those North American sports leagues went down for the count. This should have been a big weekend of NCAA hoops-watching and bracket-busting. Instead, I am watching…

Well, the stock market plunged 2,000 points this morning.

They even had to halt trading due to the carnage. As for oil, their prices dived for the worst crash in 30 years. What was it FDR once said? That the only thing we have to fear is fear itself? Everyone seems to have forgotten that line all at once. Well, the stock market has…

Stocks tank 1,000 points on Coronavirus fears yet again

Welcome back to our live continuing coverage of the economic havoc being wreaked by the Coronavirus. Seriously, this is getting to be worse than the actual disease. Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down over a thousand points, again, on Coronavirus fears. (Update: I guess it ended the day down 950 after a session…

Assassination in the Middle East!! What now?

So much for the “new Roaring 20s” being better than this last miserable decade we just experienced. Instead, are you all ready for “World War 3”? That’s the term that trended on Twitter yesterday, along with the name “Franz Ferdinand“, after the killing by the Americans of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike. The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sad times, again. Violence against Muslims in New Zealand; 49 killed.

I’m tired of all the violence in the world. Why can’t people just get along? Update on the Christchurch shootings:– 49 people killed– A man in his late twenties has been charged with murder– “This can only be described as a terror attack,” said NZ PM Jacinda Ardern– Trump sent his “warmest sympathy” following the…

Crazy case in Vegas: a lawyer lands in jail!

I was rummaging around Las Vegas news sites looking for coverage of NCAA conference basketball tournaments going on in that town, when I came across this crazy story of a local lawyer who landed in jail. No joke, folks, a criminal defence lawyer named Alexis Plunkett was arrested six days ago on charges of witness…