By Debra Yeo Toronto Star Tues., June 5, 2018 On The Bachelorette we have moved on from breaking up — as in Becca and Arie — to just plain breaking. In fact, the sound of shattering glass was something of a soundtrack to Monday’s episode as we had a tiff on the first group date that got physical when Connor hurled Lincoln’s framed print of him and Becca into the pool; then Becca and Blake, her first one-on-one date, busted up TVs, vases, a race car and other fragile stuff with sledgehammers. And there was more conflict. David, a.k.a. the Chicken Man, got into it verbally with Jordan, a.k.a. the Pensive Gentleman, when the latter decided to get Becca’s attention by stripping down to his no doubt tastefully chosen underwear at the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party. Becca herself claimed her confidence in her journey had been shattered when she learned that hunky Colton had dated Tia, her good friend from The Bachelor. She … [Read more...] about The broken glass and the insults fly on a new episode of The Bachelorette
Talk talk evening and weekend calls
Sun., March 18, 2018 All right, you’ve done a wonderful job as usual this week and the mailbag’s as full as it usually is. It’s late Saturday afternoon, I think I’ve earned a nap-filled night on the couch after another long week and with a 1 p.m. start that means a 9:30 a.m. departure from Casa Doug, I can’t promise I’ll get to the latecomers; I think a night with the machine turned off is in order. If I miss anything ‘cause I don’t want to wake up early and work before I have to work, I’ll get to them as I can. - Q: I am finishing up a month in Torremelinos, Spain. There hasn't been snow but there has been tons of rain. That, with a devastating flu, sure put a damper on my time here. Article Continued Below One thing I don't understand is why some writers insist on putting a - in front is numbers. Blake and Eric K are famous for this. For example they said Fred was a plus -31 last night. This means he was actually … [Read more...] about Casey, playoffs, naps: All in the weekend mail
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
By Katie Daubs Feature Writer Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 Al Carbone chose from a menu of five angry hands. One was angular, and looked like a modern city skyline, which he liked, but it wasn’t direct enough, when it came to the King St. transit pilot and how he felt about the politicians at city hall. A middle-finger ice sculpture. “Best investment I ever made,” he says. Chef Carl Dahl watched it come to life on a cold Friday in January. Dahl didn’t know what it was, until one part of the sculpture kept rising. That’s funny, he thought. That will get some attention. Then his phone started buzzing. Kit Kat’s sleepy Twitter account percolated with anger. Dahl tried to explain that it wasn’t directed at transit riders, but that didn’t work, so he started blocking people. “They’re not our customers,” Carbone chimes in, from the front table, where he has recently finished his sausage and penne pasta, his … [Read more...] about King St. middle finger ‘best investment I ever made.’ Man behind sculpture has never been shy about serving up penne and his thoughts
• Dating your coworker can be a tricky prospect. • To get some perspective, we asked Business Insider readers to share their own stories of finding love in the office. • Some of these workplace romances fizzled out, while others resulted in a lasting love. Jumping into a relationship with a coworker is the ultimate mix of business and pleasure. Sometimes, the recipe results in a toxic mess – and even termination. But other times, things work out. Your deskmate might just turn out to be your soul mate. Business Insider recently asked readers to share their tales of success (and woe) about their office romances. You responded with everything from disastrous affairs to heartwarming love stories. These answers are real people’s anecdotes gathered through a Google form. They’re for fun, not advice – if you’re looking for that, check out rules for dating your coworker. Here are some of your … [Read more...] about We asked and you answered: Here are your top stories about falling in (and out) of love in the office