SOMEWHERE IN TIME—It started out slowly, just like the virus. With some extra time at home, why not embrace an activity that takes patience and prolonged effort? I borrowed a puzzle from a friend, thinking it would be a bit… Continue Reading
LAS VEGAS—Are you feeling lucky? They lay your money down and roll the dice. Mass shootings in America have reached the big time and citizens can finally cash in. In just 13 hours, shooters killed more than 30 people in… Continue Reading
RHODE ISLAND, U.S.A.—Hasbro’s Gaming Division has introduced the latest Monopoly edition in recognition of the 45th President of the United States. “What better way to honor President Trump than with a game that celebrates money, real estate and crushing your… Continue Reading
Photo: Christine Kongsvik (CC BY-2.0) WEST VANCOUVER—Park Royal Shopping Centre has launched a counter-attack on some of its regulars. The mall recently banned chess players from using space meant for food court patrons. “Not since Deep Blue beat Kasparov has… Continue Reading
FRANCE—Nigel Richards is a slight, nebbish New Zealander with a wizardly beard and glasses. Although his appearance is non-threatening, make no mistake. He will succeed in making all of us appear stupid, starting with the French.
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis fielded questions today from a small crowd of mildly-annoyed protesters gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The group alleged that John Paul II’s rush to sainthood, while arguably valid, failed to look at the real miracles he had achieved.
“Don’t get me wrong here. I liked Johnny as much as anybody—but he was no miracle worker,” said Luca Badin, “except with a deck of cards.”
Last week’s launch of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto has prompted many pro-crime advocacy groups to come out and publicly boycott the game’s unrealistic portrayal of felonious activities.