By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson dated for roughly 155 days. The filming of Titanic lasted five days longer and, when you think about it, had a similar ending. Did you know the eastern chipmunk can remain inside a burrow nearly seven months longer than Ariana and Pete shacked up? If this relationship were a can of StarKist tuna, it would still have three to five years of shelf life. Why am I boring you with these numerical correlates? To make a simple point: Davidson may well spend his remaining years regretting those 223,200 minutes. For a love that lasted a blink of an eye, his future is suddenly blinded. After they broke up two weeks ago, Davidson is not just the bad guy — he’s up against a girl who can do no wrong. Article Continued Below Now, look. I don’t want any trouble with the Arianators. Ms. Grande’s fans are fiercely loyal and, if I’m being honest, scary. … [Read more...] about Pete Davidson is back on his heels, so why keep kicking him in the butt?
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The silly season persists, I observe. Take this as a shining example of ab irato: the Pooterish cockalorum Nigel Pike, in his rush to support the unsupportable, has found a new word, used in the letter by me he refers to: nictitate, and with it he threatens apoplectic froth. Such is his gushing revelation, he desperately offers us a definition. Oh, dear; I’m truly sorry if I’ve touched that exposed nerve again, Nige. There’s more: The fact that Trump was eventually shamed into offering what Nigel calls his “immediate” tweet, or belated condolences to the bereaved McCain family (with no mention of the deceased, we note) is neither here not there, and with lowered, raised, and lowered again half-mast flags notwithstanding. In supporting his vainglorious work of creative fiction, the klazomaniac Mr Pooter-Pike offers us this shameless fanfaronade: “The notion that anyone [sic] with views to the right of Stalin is necessarily a white-skinned, … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘grieving’ was over in the blink of an eye
MAGIC will be in the air as the Bangkok’s 20th International Festival of Dance & Music returns to the Thailand Cultural Centre in September as world’s leading magicians and illusionists take to the stage for “The Magnificent Seven”. Put together by the International Magicians Society of New York, the two performances on September 19 and 20 promise to take the audience into a never-before-experienced fantasy world with astonishing acts designed to thrill both the children and the adults. Double Fantasy The Magnificent Seven are Peter Gossamer and Rocco Silano from the US, Raul Alegria from Spain, Double Fantasy – Vitaliy and Helena Gorbachevsk – who hail from Ukraine, Pole Vlad Kryvonogov, Germany’s Sos and Victoria, and Ariann Black from Canada. The show is produced and directed by Tony Hassini, the founder of the International Magicians Society who is often referred to as a walking encyclopaedia of magic. Helping create the … [Read more...] about Now you see it ….
By Rosie DiManno Star Columnist Thu., April 19, 2018 Tick-tick-tick … The big bong is swinging for the Leafs. Down three games to one in their playoff rumble with the Bruins. Not doing much rumbling about it at all, really, sinking 3-1 below the surface, air bubbles popping. Start here: Twenty-eight seconds. Article Continued Below Time enough for about 13 blinks of an eye. Or about 40 heartbeats, for an average human being. Or, at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, one stunned-silent shudder. It was the length and breadth of Game 4 playoff hockey it took to jolt the crowd out of its rollicking Game On mood, twitchy maybe but cautiously confident in their Maple Leafs. And then abruptly the Bruins were up 1-0. Not that it foretold anything, of course. Heck, more than 59 minutes were left, minimum. But a distinct dread took hold in the bones — that this was going to be hard, maybe the toughest confrontation in the series thus far, each … [Read more...] about Things go south for Leafs in the blink of an eye
By Pam Moore The Washington Post Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 “More Goldfish!” my 5-year-old demands. I summon all my patience. “Can you try that again?” “I’m hungry!” I take a long blink. “Honey? Can you . . . ” Her face is still beet red, but her body has relaxed. She takes a deep breath, then slowly blows the air through her pursed lips. This is the “birthday cake” breathing she learned in kindergarten. Article Continued Below “Mom, can I please have more Goldfish?” My daughter attends public school in Boulder, Colo., where her teacher is one of a handful of educators integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom. But the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) board recently approved a grant to fund the investigation of SEL Competencies, with the goal of creating a system-wide approach to SEL. That means more kids will be learning how to understand and manage their … [Read more...] about How to teach your kids empathy and self-control