By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 Of all the great mysteries — dark matter, the Shroud of Turin, Stonehenge, Flight MH370, Jack the Ripper, aliens, DB Cooper, the Somerton Man, Bermuda Triangle, the Voynich manuscript, Bigfoot, the dancing plague of 1518, Kanye tweets — none are more bewildering than the marriage of George and Kellyanne Conway. I’m starting to have panic attacks about this relationship. We all know couples that don’t appear compatible or destined for long-term happiness. Maybe she’s a vegan and he’s a hunter. Or he’s obsessed with monster trucks and she’s a Renaissance literature buff. Or he’s into Milan fashion and she dresses like a hobo. Or she’s Katie Holmes and he’s Tom Cruise. I was once out with a couple that, after a couple of drinks, got into a rip-roaring spat about Scooby-Doo. It was bonkers. She was like, “That cartoon was terrible for … [Read more...] about As a critic, George Conway is right; as a husband, he’s dead wrong
Dark cartoon conspiracy theories
By Heather Mallick Star Columnist Fri., March 9, 2018 Define normal. Justin Altmann, mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville, 50 kilometres north of Toronto, thinks it’s normal to assemble a link chart — you know, the kind police use for crime scene investigations — of more than 30 local people, including staff, on his office washroom walls. OK, then. The photos, which include one of Toronto Star reporter Noor Javed, were connected by black lines and arrows along with Trumpish handwritten signs such as “You’re Hired” and “You’re Fired.” They’re called Crazy Walls and TV shows use them to explain a complicated plot to viewers without putting them to sleep. There are several kinds of Crazy Walls, as always-useful TVTropes.org explains. Altmann’s wall sounds a bit like the Room Full of Crazy in which a conspirer or a victim fills the entire room with images. Then there is the Stalker Shrine, all about … [Read more...] about How do you solve a problem like Justin Altmann?