The 20 Questions feature in The Weekend Telegram print edition this week is one of the more anticipated features in quite a spell — particularly if you are part of the Twitter universe.
It ranks up there with excited citizens of Gotham City about to find out who Batman is or a noisy crowd in downtown Manhattan gathered around a fallen, unconscious Spiderman and someone is about to roll up his mask.
If you’re on Twitter, or you’re a fan of reading online comments posted on media sites, you’ll certainly know the enigmatic NewfieHulk. His incredible Hulk-style grammar and daily bits of Hulk wisdom, hilarious observations, puns, and even commentaries on political issues, have become almost legendary.
His identity will be revealed as you read the 20 Questions on page D2 . . . unless you make him angry.
Also in The Weekend Telegram print edition, on the front page, the next story in a series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the devastating announcement of the northern cod moratorium.
It’s the Canada Day long weekend but also, here in this province, a Memorial Day on July 1 as we remember the sacrifices those who went to war, particularly the sacrifice made by members of the Newfoundland Regiment at the battle of Beaumont Hamel during the First World War.
It will be a busy weekend, so you will need to find some time to sit back and relax. A good companion for that period of relaxation is The Weekend Telegram print edition.
Also in it this weekend:
• On page A9, read about a brand-new film festival that will open in St. John’s next week, with a mascot of a cod wearing reel scales and filmic fins. The new festival will reel in stories of ocean and coastal communities.
• On page A10, read about Oliver Whelan, a young man who signed up to be a Red Cross volunteer three years ago and had no idea that he’d be responding to disasters in his own backyard and in other provinces.
• Read on page A23 about how the torpedoing of the Lusitania was one of the First World War’s rallying cries. Although distant from our shores, the massacre gripped Newfoundlanders, too.
• On page B3 of the sports section, read about a swimmer from Kippens who has high hopes for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
• It’s common knowledge in this province that stories are often told with music or art. On page D1, read about a show that tells the story of the cod fishery’s demise.
• In Web Spin this weekend, on page D3, online commenters rant about goings-on in the House of Assembly and about a story of dog that died after it got caught in a coyote snare.
• The Weekend Faith page, D5, read an article about Canada and the great country that it is to live in.
• On page E1, a story about theatre graduates Samuel Bowen and Kayla Young having earned a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council grant for their puppetry adaptation of Tim Burton’s “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.”
• On page E2, a film review of “Brave” a movie critics say is beautiful to look at, but missing much.
• Karl Wells gives us a look on page F1 of what it was like — and what the food was like — at the ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland for guests of the annual Children’s Wish Foundation Dinner.
• F3 puzzles, such as Crossword, Whizword, Quotes-Maze and Logic Minesweeper, are there to challenge your mind.
• The books page F4 carries book reviews and information about local book signings, readings and book launches.
• The next page, F5, talks about Gillian Flynn’s third novel, “Gone Girl” and how it is the perfect beach read. Also on F5, there are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada lists.
• Will you be gardening this weekend? If so, page F6 has our gardening columnists. This week, they discuss things such as carving images into living trees and developing and breeding a fragrant rose.
Give The Weekend Telegram print edition a read. You are sure to find lots of articles of interest.