Vancouver Canucks Season is Weird so Far

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter S. Thompson For the Vancouver Canucks, “weird” is usually an epithet for unlucky bounces, identical twins, or the occasional goaltender. As the NHL comes back from the season’s break, it’s worth looking at some of the Vancouver Canucks season weird numbers, events, or just coincidences […]

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Lily Tomlin arrested in D.C. during climate change protest led by costar Jane Fonda

Following in the footsteps of her Grace and Frankie costars, Lily Tomlin is the latest to get arrested outside the Capitol during climate change protests led by her Netflix series counterpart, Jane Fonda. The arrest, which can be seen below, happened Friday during the 12th week of climate protests organized by Fonda. Tomlin was among […]

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New Russian weapons can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

In this photo taken from abstract videos distributed by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, an intercontinental ballistic missile rises from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard supercar introduced the tax on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernizing Russia’s strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Ministry of […]

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What exactly is the plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in a rut, with no discernible identity and an ugly cap situation. How can they build properly around Karl-Anthony Towns? Two years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. It looked like it might be the beginning of something, with the acquisition of Jimmy […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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The powerful $750 HP Elitebook X360 convertible Windows 10 laptop is only $480 on Amazon, today only

If you want a powerful new Windows 10 laptop with a touchscreen and a convertible form factor, you should definitely prepare to spend a hefty chunk of change. Unless you take advantage of Amazon’s one-day sale on Friday, that is. Even refurbished, the HP Elitebook X360 1030 G2 Windows 10 Laptop costs $750 thanks to […]

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Voboril: A grassroots art movement

On a monochrome evening, we descended the steep staircase of an unremarkable building. Humdrum from the exterior, the entrance door to the performance space was a portal into something altogether technicolor, the effect one of stumbling upon a speakeasy populated by bombastic characters of lore. This particular night, the hallway was jammed with the bodies […]

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Aaron Ekblad to Miss Games this Weekend for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers announced that defenceman Aaron Ekblad is sidelined day-to-day with an apparent shoulder injury. #FlaPanthers D Aaron Ekblad (suspected shoulder) not thought to be out of lineup long. Will miss B2B this weekend, possible return on upcoming roadie (Cbus, Ott, Buff, Pitt) — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) December 27, 2019 Aaron Ekblad to Miss […]

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Lee Mendelson, Producer of ‘Peanuts’ and ‘Garfield’ TV Specials, Dies at 86

Lee Mendelson, who produced several “Peanuts” and “Garfield” television specials, died at his home in Hillsborough, Calif. on Christmas Day after a battle with lung cancer, according to Palo Alto’s Daily Post. Meldson is also known for writing the lyrics to “Christmastime Is Here” from the 1965 TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The producer […]

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Grand finale? It’s all about 2020 for Mitch Trubisky

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was never better this season than against the Cowboys on Dec. 5 at Soldier Field — he threw three touchdown passes and had a 115.5 passer rating — and rushed for 63 yards, including this 23-yard touchown. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Bears beleaguered quarterback is searching for elusive consistency […]

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George Michael’s Sister Died On Christmas, The Third Anniversary Of The Singer’s Death

Getty Image It would seem that this holiday season was not the best of times for the family of George Michael. The Wham! singer passed away on Christmas in 2016, and on December 25 this year, exactly three years later, Michael’s sister, Melanie Panayiotou, also died. Panayiotou was a hairdresser and makeup artist, and she […]

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Bret Stephens: What will it take to beat Donald Trump?

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America needs a hard scrub and a deep cleanse. It needs to wash out the grime […]

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2020 will be the beginning of the tech industry’s radical revisioning of the physical world

These days it’s easy to bemoan the state of innovation and the dynamism coming from America’s cradle of technological development in Silicon Valley. The same companies that were praised for reimagining how people organized and accessed knowledge, interacted publicly, shopped for goods and services, conducted business, and even the devices on which all of these […]

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Guest Commentary: May the (space) force be with you

With the recent passage of this year’s big defense bill, Congress authorized the creation of a sixth branch of the armed forces — the United States Space Force. The move reflects the growing militarization of space, as the other branches have grown increasingly reliant on operations there. Despite criticism from spending hawks and late-night comics, […]

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What Minnesota’s QB Told Sean Clifford About Penn State’s New Offensive Coordinator

Minnesota football was one of the best stories of the 2019 college football season. Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca parlayed his success with the Tanner Mangum-helmed offense into a new job at Penn State. Nittany Lions OC Ricky Rahne took the head coaching job at Old Dominion a few weeks ago. James Franklin responded in a […]

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