Four Lovers in Vienna

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It is 7 o’clock in the evening. Whale is watching a soap opera on television; the soap opera is called Four Lovers in Vienna.

Hot Dog: What is the soap opera about, Whale?

Whale: It is about four couples and the challenges which they experience in life and their relationships.

Hot Dog: What kind of challenges?

Whale: Many kinds! In today’s episode, for example, one of the couples – Cedric and Blaire, are talking to each other about eloping because their parents are against their relationship.

Hot Dog: Why?

Whale: Because Cedric is from a well-to-do middle class family and Blaire is a working class girl who is employed by Cedric’s mother as a maid. Both their parents think that it would be best if they were in a relationship with somebody from their respective classes instead.

Hot Dog: Oh no!

Whale: Yes! Horrible, isn’t it?

Hot Dog: Yes, it is! So, how did Cedric and Blaire fall in love?

Whale: After Blaire worked in the house which Cedric lived in for four years, he began noticing that she is a very good maid. So, post that, Cedric began spending time with Blaire every evening and soon after that, the two developed feelings for each other and thus, started dating.

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Food and a Letter

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Jack, Hot Dog and Moo are sitting at a table which is located next to a sculpture of a fairy, with the foods they have ordered. They wanted to sit next to Arthur but some of their classmates were already occupying the tables located close to him.

Jack: Hot Dog, why did you only order a paper packet of barbecued ribs and a glass of orange juice? That’s not enough food!
Hot Dog: It is for me! I like that you got a hamburger!
Jack: Yeah? I think out of all the foods I ordered for myself, the pizza is my favourite; it’s a tomato and beef pizza.
Moo: The pizza which I ordered with my hamburger and sandwich is very exotic – it’s topped with olives, cheese and curry-flavoured chicken slices.
Jack: Wow!
Moo: Mm-hmm!
Hot Dog: It sounds very tasty!

Meanwhile, at Mr. Brown’s house, Fat Pig is busy writing a small letter.

Dear Auntie Ashley

I am having the worst day of my life. I had an argument with Mr. Brown and now I feel scared to live with him. Can you please come visit me soon? I will feel better if you come and stay with me for some weeks. Also, if you help me, I can get myself back in his favour once again.

Love,

Fat Pig

Fat Pig (thinks to himself): I must post this letter after school tomorrow! I hope I could convince her to come live with me!

The Letter

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Fat Pig is going through a bunch of items which he has kept inside a big green-coloured box. He is looking for a letter which he received from a relative recently; he often loves to read the letter. After looking for over five minutes, Fat Pig finds it and begins to read it once more. The letter states,

Dear Fat Pig,

It has been a while since we last heard from each other. I was happy to learn that you have collected many stamps. I would love to know what else you do whole day. I hope you like the strawberry pies I made especially for you and sent with this letter.

Please write to me frequently. I haven’t yet gotten married to the man I love and so, I do not often stay very busy. I also live in a really lousy neighbourhood, where I have to make adjustments with a lot of people, even though I do not like the way they lead their lives. If you write to me often, I will have somebody to share stories with and that would make me very happy.

Love,

Your Auntie Ashley

Fat Pig (thinks to himself): I better write a letter to her about the argument which I had with Mr. Brown. I am sure I will feel a lot better after doing that!

Golden Globe Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Golden Globe Awards are a set of awards which among many things, honors actors, actresses and films, annually. It is a very important set of awards that is held during awards season; the season usually begins in November and ends in February. The 76th Golden Globe Awards is supposed to happen at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Films

Best Motion Picture – Drama: BlacKkKlansman
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: The Favorite
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Emma Stone (The Favorite)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Best Director – Motion Picture: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Motion Picture – Animated: Incredibles 2
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Never Look Away (Germany)

Television

Best Television Series – Drama: Pose
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Kidding
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sharp Objects
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Billy Porter (Pose)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

Fat Pig Quarrels with Mr. Brown

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It is late in the afternoon. Mr. Brown is mowing his lawn. Fat Pig, meanwhile, is lying in bed and trying to take a nap but having very little success with it because he is too busy crying over being unable to go to Arthur’s party.

Fat Pig (crying and thinking to himself): I hate Mr. Brown! I still can’t believe I couldn’t go to the party my friends went to because of what I did to his frying pan! I should have never been punished this much for something so stupid!

Forty minutes later, Mr. Brown knocks on Fat Pig’s door.

Fat Pig: Come in!
Mr. Brown: Did you eat your lunch?
Fat Pig: Yes!
Mr. Brown: I just finished mowing my lawn! I will be gone for a few hours to spend time with some of my friends! So,…
Fat Pig: Why are you telling me all that? Do you think I want to know what you do whole day?
Mr. Brown: Don’t talk to me like that!
Fat Pig: Then how should I talk to you when you did not let me go the party my friends went to?
Mr. Brown: You will talk to me nicely!
Fat Pig: I will do no such thing! Now, please leave and let me sleep!
Mr. Brown (shouts): Fat Pig, I will not have you living under my roof if you misbehave with me in this way!
Fat Pig: Is that supposed to be a threat?
Mr. Brown: No! But you must change your behaviour soon! Fat Pig, you should never misbehave with me like this when you did something wrong! Don’t act like you don’t know all that! Oh! I don’t even know just what I am bringing up anymore!

Hottest Men (2018)

The hottest men of the year

This year, the (annual) hottest men list includes both stars who had made it on the list during previous years and also two names which had never been seen on it before. These celebrities made the list because, more often than not, they manage to look really good in the public eye and, in my outlook, a feat like that is not easy to accomplish.

1. Lucky Blue Smith

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Profession: Model

Age: 20

Hometown: Utah, United States

2. Jordan Barrett

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Profession: Model

Age: 22

Hometown: New South Wales, Australia

3. Shawn Mendes

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Profession: Music Artist

Age: 20

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

4. Tom Cruise

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Profession: Actor

Age: 56

Hometown: New York, United States)

5. Rafael Nadal

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Profession: Tennis Player

Age: 32

Hometown: Balearic Islands, Spain

6. Zach Braff

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Profession: Actor

Age: 43

Hometown: New Jersey, United States

7. Bradley Cooper

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Profession: Actor

Age: 43

Hometown: Pennsylvania, United States

8. Chris Hemsworth

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Profession: Actor

Age: 35

Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria

9. Ryan Gosling

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Profession: Actor

Age: 38

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

10. Chris Pratt

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Profession: Actor

Age: 39

Hometown: Minnesota, United States

The Terrorism Problem in Pakistan

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The second biggest school shooting incident in Pakistan, which had occurred in the winter of 2014 in the town of Peshawar, demonstrated that the Asian state’s problems with terrorism are too deep. The Peshawar incident demonstrates this because the attack had happened in an army school and according to the terrorist group which had conducted it, it had carried out the attack there because of the type of school it was.

It is not uncommon to find Pakistan being controlled by the army; in fact, the state has witnessed several years of army rule.

The battles between successive national governments and terrorist factions in Pakistan are, thus in more ways than one, also battles to govern and run the country; the terrorism problem in the state is thus too deep because it is not just a problem of terrorist factions carry out unsystematic attacks in the state.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani army has stated that a lot of force is required to completely root out extremism from Afghanistan and currently the state does not have the capability to supply that type of force; I think it is unreasonable to expect that kind of a capability when the nation is so poor. Also, the Pakistani army’s words caricature an incorrect idea of the reality in Afghanistan because U.S. troops are already present inside the state and they are contributing to rooting extremism out from the nation. It would be better if Pakistan could stick to the requirement to assure more about the rooting out of the presence of terrorism from the country, rather than comment on Afghanistan, because, right now, it is failing miserably at it.