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50 Hilarious Sign Language Gestures 

Ask Reddit can teach you some fun facts about sign language!

1. In New Zealand Sign Language, the sign for ‘stalker’ literally looks like one finger is stalking another. Hold up both index fingers and creep one towards the other.

The sign for ‘married’ is putting a ring on, and ‘divorce’ is pulling the ring back off and throwing it on the ground.

2. The old ASL sign for Texas was literally waving finger guns. That was updated recently…

Also, Ireland translates as POTATO + ISLAND.

3. The sign for Shakespeare is the sign for spear (a hand, elevated, holding the imaginary shaft of a spear), then vigorously shaken.

4. My favorite is Microwave!

Take your pinky and flex it up and down…..

It’s a micro wave! So cute!

5. My favorite sign is the sign for “Ghost.”

To sign “soul,” you hold one hand out in front of you, pinch that hand with your other hand and move it up. Like your pulling a soul out a body. For “ghost,” you just wiggle the hand as you move it up. Spoooopy.

6. The sign for snail is made by making a v with your fingers, then curling into little antennae shape – verrrryyy slowwwlyyy drag across your other forearm like a snail.

7. Coke (as in Cola)

Place your index finger of your dominant hands into the pit of the elbow on your non-dominant arm, with your three fingers curled and your thumb out. Then move your thumb to your index finger a couple times.

It looks like you’re jamming a needle in your arm.

8. My favorite is popcorn

You but two fists up and alternate flicking your pointer fingers up as if the kernels are popping!

9. Step-family terms (stepson, stepmother, etc) are all the regular words with the sign FAKE in front. I find that hilarious (if a bit insulting).

10. ‘I’ve got no idea / I’m really confused’ is mouthing ‘POWWW’ and shooting your index fingers back over your head (literally meaning that the information has gone over your head).

11. Sears. The letter S over each ear. ‘S’ears

12. Put your fist around your thumb and pull your thumb out as if it’s pooping.

You can guess what that is.

13. On one hand, do the sign for the letter “O”, and the other hand, the letter “L”.

Keeping the letter sign, position your “L” hand behind the “O” then move the L past the O, like how a speeding car pass another.

You’ve successfully signed “El Paso”! (“L” “pass” “O”).

14. Bible is signed as “Jesus” + “book”. Maybe it’s just me, but that always cracks me up.

15. I found it absolutely hilarious that the sign for “Colorado” is simply the sign for “color” followed by fingerspelling A-D-O. Efficient!

16. In Texas, the sign for “El Paso” is one hand making the sign for L and one hand making the sign for O and then frantically waving them past each other.

“L pass O”

17. Maybe this doesn’t count, but the sign for lame (as in, can’t walk) is taking two fingers and stand them up on your other hand. Kind of like when you take two fingers and walk them like they’re legs? Well you stand them up on your other hand and them have them fall forward and lay on your palm.

So basically it’s a stick person falling over.

18. Make a C on one side of your head level to eyes and quickly make O O for each eye and end with L on the other side of your head for Cool!

19. The sign for “stand” is a flat palm with one hand and using the first two fingers of the other hand (as if a little walking man) to stand on the flat surface. So after learning this, we would turn the same symbol upside-down for “understand”.

20. ‘Dog’ is snapping your fingers because the letters ‘d’, ‘o’ and ‘g’ make that motion if you were to slow it down. I love it.

21. The sign for Facebook is just the sign of ‘book’ on your face. Like you’re opening your face.

22. I really like lullaby – you cradle one arm and rock an “L” to sleep.

Curious is pinching your neck with a curious look on your face.

23. The sign for lesbian in Auslan is your fingers in an L-shape against your chin. It looks like a vagina pressed against your mouth. Usually a bit awkward, so I prefer to use the sign for gay.

24. The one I’m surprised not to see here yet: RULE OF THUMB – the sign for rule, but instead of signing RULE on the open palm, it’s miniaturized onto just the extended thumb.

25. In Auslan (Australian Sign Language) the sign for God is the letter “G” + BOSS. Always cracks me up.

26. To sign “IHOP” (as in the restaurant), you make an “I” with your dominant hand (make a fist, stick your pinky out), turn it upside down, then bounce it onto your dominant hand.

I hop.

27. A bit of information for those who don’t know ASL, the sign for a ‘car’ is to form the letter C with the hands, hold them as if you’re holding a steering wheel at 10 and 2, and move them like you’re driving.

The sign for ‘truck’ is the same except the hands form the letter T.

28. Norwegian. The sign for abortion is a open spread hand to the stomach then basically rip that sucker out

29. The sign for chocolate is pretty cool in my opinion, you do the same sign you would do fur church but then spin your hand. I would teach people and say “because chocolate is heavenly”

30. So to my knowledge, the sign for turtle is a fist with the other hand on top (akin to paper covering rock in Rock Paper Scissors) to resemble a turtle.

Snapping with the fist hand means snapping turtle.

31. The sign for the Fenway neighborhood in Boston is just the sign for “baseball”.

32. The sign for opening a dresser drawer is done by doing it as though you are opening the top drawer.

If you do it as though you are opening a middle or lower drawer, you’re having sex.

33. I’m taking ASL in college right now, my professor is actually deaf! My favorite sign is one of the signs for Walmart because it feels like a gang sign, but in reality it’s just good ol’ Walmart. You basically stick your ring, middle, and index fingers up making a W, tap your index finger on your chin, then pound your chest twice with a fist.

34. The sign for “Anthropology” looks a lot like the sign for “I don’t know”.

There’s a joke that the sign originated when one deaf person asked another “what’s the sign for Anthropology,” to which the other replied “I don’t know.”

35. Coke is made by making an x-shape on your upper arm, as if you’re shooting up.

36. I think Ohio is making the sign for o and raising it, o high o.

37. When initially learning ASL, I meant to sign that I was going to work. Instead I indicated I was going to go bang my girlfriend from behind. The signs are surprisingly similar.

Work is holding one fist above the other and tapping down, wrist-to-wrist. Doggy style is the same but twisted 15 degrees with a little oomph.

38. One that struck me is the word for Holocaust. It’s the sign for Jewish and then the sign for destruction.

39. If you’re signing the word long you slide your index finger over the back of your hand but if you’re being funny you can keep sliding it all the way up your arm and around your neck and down your leg.

40. In New Zealand sign language, ‘Thank you’ is the motion of touching the tip of your fingers to your chin then moving your hand forwards and down so your palm is facing upwards. In similar comparison, ‘F*** you’ is the same movement but instead of touching your chin with your fingers, you brush them under your chin. Very easy to get these two mixed up!

41. One I know if golf, it’s hard to explain in words but start with G on your right hand as the “club” left hand becomes O and is the “ball” turn the G into an L and hit the O and the O flies into the hole and becomes the F.

42. I took a sign language class once and the instructors for fun showed us some slang signs for things, one was for Toronto. It was supposed to look like the CN tower next to the Rogers centre. It was an arm up giving the finger with the other arm crossing the elbow making a fist next to it.

43. In Japanese sign language, to say older brother, you essentially stick up your middle finger as if flipping someone off, and raise it upwards. Younger brother is the same, only down. To say siblings, it’s both combined, one on each hand, and it looks like you’re aggressively giving someone the bird.

44. Sign for a nosey person: Classifier: c shape away from the nose (like showing how Pinnochio’s nose grows when he lies).

Point to the nosey person.

Follow the movement of their nose with the hand you used to classify the sign.

Means their nose is all up in your business.

45. Sign milkshake by making a fist away from your body, and move your wrist up and down.

Sign masterbate by making a fist towards your body, and move your wrist up and down.

46. Sign milk over and over and move it passed your eyes. Pasteurized milk.

47. Baby = Cradling in your arms back and forth. Garbage = Pretending to pick something out and nonchalantly throw it out.

Combine to make abortion.

48. My hard of hearing partner informed me that stroking your neck to chest means you’re hungry. However, doing it more than once means you’re horny. So when I do it, she asks if I meant I’m really hungry or if I’m horny. The correct answer is yes.

49. I am not sure if this is a conventional sign but my grandmother signs Starbucks by making a fist and doing circles on the inside of her elbow. She does this because the sign for coffee is two fists one above the other doing opposing concentric circles like you are grinding coffee and the sign for drugs is making a fist and pounding the inside of your elbow like you are shooting up. She combines the two because she says she’s addicted to Starbucks.

50. The “joke” sign for UNDERWEAR: it’s the sign for WHERE signed in the same location as the dominant hand in the sign for UNDER.

Another one is signing YELLOW and then the sign/classifier for FLOOD going up your face to your eye. It means you have to pee really badly.

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Cataloged in Funny

50 Hilarious Sign Language Gestures 

Ask Reddit can teach you some fun facts about sign language!

1. In New Zealand Sign Language, the sign for ‘stalker’ literally looks like one finger is stalking another. Hold up both index fingers and creep one towards the other.

The sign for ‘married’ is putting a ring on, and ‘divorce’ is pulling the ring back off and throwing it on the ground.

2. The old ASL sign for Texas was literally waving finger guns. That was updated recently…

Also, Ireland translates as POTATO + ISLAND.

3. The sign for Shakespeare is the sign for spear (a hand, elevated, holding the imaginary shaft of a spear), then vigorously shaken.

4. My favorite is Microwave!

Take your pinky and flex it up and down…..

It’s a micro wave! So cute!

5. My favorite sign is the sign for “Ghost.”

To sign “soul,” you hold one hand out in front of you, pinch that hand with your other hand and move it up. Like your pulling a soul out a body. For “ghost,” you just wiggle the hand as you move it up. Spoooopy.

6. The sign for snail is made by making a v with your fingers, then curling into little antennae shape – verrrryyy slowwwlyyy drag across your other forearm like a snail.

7. Coke (as in Cola)

Place your index finger of your dominant hands into the pit of the elbow on your non-dominant arm, with your three fingers curled and your thumb out. Then move your thumb to your index finger a couple times.

It looks like you’re jamming a needle in your arm.

8. My favorite is popcorn

You but two fists up and alternate flicking your pointer fingers up as if the kernels are popping!

9. Step-family terms (stepson, stepmother, etc) are all the regular words with the sign FAKE in front. I find that hilarious (if a bit insulting).

10. ‘I’ve got no idea / I’m really confused’ is mouthing ‘POWWW’ and shooting your index fingers back over your head (literally meaning that the information has gone over your head).

11. Sears. The letter S over each ear. ‘S’ears

12. Put your fist around your thumb and pull your thumb out as if it’s pooping.

You can guess what that is.

13. On one hand, do the sign for the letter “O”, and the other hand, the letter “L”.

Keeping the letter sign, position your “L” hand behind the “O” then move the L past the O, like how a speeding car pass another.

You’ve successfully signed “El Paso”! (“L” “pass” “O”).

14. Bible is signed as “Jesus” + “book”. Maybe it’s just me, but that always cracks me up.

15. I found it absolutely hilarious that the sign for “Colorado” is simply the sign for “color” followed by fingerspelling A-D-O. Efficient!

16. In Texas, the sign for “El Paso” is one hand making the sign for L and one hand making the sign for O and then frantically waving them past each other.

“L pass O”

17. Maybe this doesn’t count, but the sign for lame (as in, can’t walk) is taking two fingers and stand them up on your other hand. Kind of like when you take two fingers and walk them like they’re legs? Well you stand them up on your other hand and them have them fall forward and lay on your palm.

So basically it’s a stick person falling over.

18. Make a C on one side of your head level to eyes and quickly make O O for each eye and end with L on the other side of your head for Cool!

19. The sign for “stand” is a flat palm with one hand and using the first two fingers of the other hand (as if a little walking man) to stand on the flat surface. So after learning this, we would turn the same symbol upside-down for “understand”.

20. ‘Dog’ is snapping your fingers because the letters ‘d’, ‘o’ and ‘g’ make that motion if you were to slow it down. I love it.

21. The sign for Facebook is just the sign of ‘book’ on your face. Like you’re opening your face.

22. I really like lullaby – you cradle one arm and rock an “L” to sleep.

Curious is pinching your neck with a curious look on your face.

23. The sign for lesbian in Auslan is your fingers in an L-shape against your chin. It looks like a vagina pressed against your mouth. Usually a bit awkward, so I prefer to use the sign for gay.

24. The one I’m surprised not to see here yet: RULE OF THUMB – the sign for rule, but instead of signing RULE on the open palm, it’s miniaturized onto just the extended thumb.

25. In Auslan (Australian Sign Language) the sign for God is the letter “G” + BOSS. Always cracks me up.

26. To sign “IHOP” (as in the restaurant), you make an “I” with your dominant hand (make a fist, stick your pinky out), turn it upside down, then bounce it onto your dominant hand.

I hop.

27. A bit of information for those who don’t know ASL, the sign for a ‘car’ is to form the letter C with the hands, hold them as if you’re holding a steering wheel at 10 and 2, and move them like you’re driving.

The sign for ‘truck’ is the same except the hands form the letter T.

28. Norwegian. The sign for abortion is a open spread hand to the stomach then basically rip that sucker out

29. The sign for chocolate is pretty cool in my opinion, you do the same sign you would do fur church but then spin your hand. I would teach people and say “because chocolate is heavenly”

30. So to my knowledge, the sign for turtle is a fist with the other hand on top (akin to paper covering rock in Rock Paper Scissors) to resemble a turtle.

Snapping with the fist hand means snapping turtle.

31. The sign for the Fenway neighborhood in Boston is just the sign for “baseball”.

32. The sign for opening a dresser drawer is done by doing it as though you are opening the top drawer.

If you do it as though you are opening a middle or lower drawer, you’re having sex.

33. I’m taking ASL in college right now, my professor is actually deaf! My favorite sign is one of the signs for Walmart because it feels like a gang sign, but in reality it’s just good ol’ Walmart. You basically stick your ring, middle, and index fingers up making a W, tap your index finger on your chin, then pound your chest twice with a fist.

34. The sign for “Anthropology” looks a lot like the sign for “I don’t know”.

There’s a joke that the sign originated when one deaf person asked another “what’s the sign for Anthropology,” to which the other replied “I don’t know.”

35. Coke is made by making an x-shape on your upper arm, as if you’re shooting up.

36. I think Ohio is making the sign for o and raising it, o high o.

37. When initially learning ASL, I meant to sign that I was going to work. Instead I indicated I was going to go bang my girlfriend from behind. The signs are surprisingly similar.

Work is holding one fist above the other and tapping down, wrist-to-wrist. Doggy style is the same but twisted 15 degrees with a little oomph.

38. One that struck me is the word for Holocaust. It’s the sign for Jewish and then the sign for destruction.

39. If you’re signing the word long you slide your index finger over the back of your hand but if you’re being funny you can keep sliding it all the way up your arm and around your neck and down your leg.

40. In New Zealand sign language, ‘Thank you’ is the motion of touching the tip of your fingers to your chin then moving your hand forwards and down so your palm is facing upwards. In similar comparison, ‘F*** you’ is the same movement but instead of touching your chin with your fingers, you brush them under your chin. Very easy to get these two mixed up!

41. One I know if golf, it’s hard to explain in words but start with G on your right hand as the “club” left hand becomes O and is the “ball” turn the G into an L and hit the O and the O flies into the hole and becomes the F.

42. I took a sign language class once and the instructors for fun showed us some slang signs for things, one was for Toronto. It was supposed to look like the CN tower next to the Rogers centre. It was an arm up giving the finger with the other arm crossing the elbow making a fist next to it.

43. In Japanese sign language, to say older brother, you essentially stick up your middle finger as if flipping someone off, and raise it upwards. Younger brother is the same, only down. To say siblings, it’s both combined, one on each hand, and it looks like you’re aggressively giving someone the bird.

44. Sign for a nosey person: Classifier: c shape away from the nose (like showing how Pinnochio’s nose grows when he lies).

Point to the nosey person.

Follow the movement of their nose with the hand you used to classify the sign.

Means their nose is all up in your business.

45. Sign milkshake by making a fist away from your body, and move your wrist up and down.

Sign masterbate by making a fist towards your body, and move your wrist up and down.

46. Sign milk over and over and move it passed your eyes. Pasteurized milk.

47. Baby = Cradling in your arms back and forth. Garbage = Pretending to pick something out and nonchalantly throw it out.

Combine to make abortion.

48. My hard of hearing partner informed me that stroking your neck to chest means you’re hungry. However, doing it more than once means you’re horny. So when I do it, she asks if I meant I’m really hungry or if I’m horny. The correct answer is yes.

49. I am not sure if this is a conventional sign but my grandmother signs Starbucks by making a fist and doing circles on the inside of her elbow. She does this because the sign for coffee is two fists one above the other doing opposing concentric circles like you are grinding coffee and the sign for drugs is making a fist and pounding the inside of your elbow like you are shooting up. She combines the two because she says she’s addicted to Starbucks.

50. The “joke” sign for UNDERWEAR: it’s the sign for WHERE signed in the same location as the dominant hand in the sign for UNDER.

Another one is signing YELLOW and then the sign/classifier for FLOOD going up your face to your eye. It means you have to pee really badly.

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SantaCon revelers trash San Francisco restauranthttps://viralnews1.pw/santacon-revelers-trash-san-francisco-restaurant/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:51:32 +0000 https://viralnews1.pw/?p=5913
One group of grinches in San Francisco trashed a restaurant when things weren’t going their way. (iStock)

There’s nothing quite like the holiday season, marked with festive decorations, Christmas music and drunken Santas taking over the city during SantaCon.

The annual pub crawl has people dress up in Santa Claus costumes or other Christmas attire and parade through several cities around the world.

WOMAN THREATENED WITH FINE AFTER INVITING LONELY NEIGHBORS TO CHRISTMAS DINNER

This year’s event, which took place Dec. 8, brought more than Christmas spirit when one group of Grinches in San Francisco trashed a restaurant when things weren’t going their way.

In several videos posted on Twitter, the vandals are seen destroying Shalimar, a business that’s been in the area for about 16 years, KPIX reports.

The vandals are seen destroying Shalimar, a business that’s been in the area for about 16 years. (Google)

One woman is recorded smashing a chair through the glass on the front door while another angry patron throws something at an employee.

According to an employee, Alejo, who was there when the incident took place, one of the angry customers demanded food she hadn‘t paid for.

“She asked me, ‘Give me my food! I paid the food already!' I told her, ‘You did not pay for the food.’ I said, ‘Show me your receipt and I’ll give you the food,'” he told KPIX.

The video also shows several items, including the cash register, knocked to the floor.

The man who shared the video on Twitter claims a police report has been filed.

Alejo wants the two girls to pay for the damage to the restaurant and suggests more police presence during the notoriously rowdy occasion.

Seven Santas were arrested during the event this year in San Francisco for public drunkenness.

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One group of grinches in San Francisco trashed a restaurant when things weren’t going their way. (iStock)

There’s nothing quite like the holiday season, marked with festive decorations, Christmas music and drunken Santas taking over the city during SantaCon.

The annual pub crawl has people dress up in Santa Claus costumes or other Christmas attire and parade through several cities around the world.

WOMAN THREATENED WITH FINE AFTER INVITING LONELY NEIGHBORS TO CHRISTMAS DINNER

This year’s event, which took place Dec. 8, brought more than Christmas spirit when one group of Grinches in San Francisco trashed a restaurant when things weren’t going their way.

In several videos posted on Twitter, the vandals are seen destroying Shalimar, a business that’s been in the area for about 16 years, KPIX reports.

The vandals are seen destroying Shalimar, a business that’s been in the area for about 16 years. (Google)

One woman is recorded smashing a chair through the glass on the front door while another angry patron throws something at an employee.

According to an employee, Alejo, who was there when the incident took place, one of the angry customers demanded food she hadn‘t paid for.

“She asked me, ‘Give me my food! I paid the food already!' I told her, ‘You did not pay for the food.’ I said, ‘Show me your receipt and I’ll give you the food,'” he told KPIX.

The video also shows several items, including the cash register, knocked to the floor.

The man who shared the video on Twitter claims a police report has been filed.

Alejo wants the two girls to pay for the damage to the restaurant and suggests more police presence during the notoriously rowdy occasion.

Seven Santas were arrested during the event this year in San Francisco for public drunkenness.

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1.4bn bailout for Crossrail amid delayshttps://viralnews1.pw/1-4bn-bailout-for-crossrail-amid-delays/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:31:50 +0000 https://viralnews1.pw/?p=5910
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Image caption Crossrail - to be known as the Elizabeth Line - had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010

A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe's biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of autumn 2019.

London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, had originally been due to open this month.

The rescue plan - the third this year - will be used to plug a predicted £2bn hole in the project's finances.

The scheme will connect major landmarks such as Heathrow Airport and the Canary Wharf business district.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the deal means "Crossrail's new leadership can get the job done".

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Image caption Crossrail received a £590m cash injection in July, followed by an "interim" £350m loan announced in October

Transport for London (TfL) estimates it will miss out on at least £20m in revenue due to the delay.

Between £1.6bn and £2bn is needed to complete the project, a review by accountancy firm KPMG found.

The scheme is currently running almost £600m over budget, and the previous bailouts have not come without criticism.

The project received a £590m cash injection in July, followed by an "interim" £350m loan announced in October.

It was announced in August that the route was to open nine months after the original scheduled launch of December 2018 to allow more time for testing.

Crossrail said on Monday that the launch had once again been pushed back, and a new "robust and deliverable schedule" would be announced later.

Elizabeth Line trains are already operating between Shenfield and Liverpool Street, and between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington.

When open, the project will help ease London's chronic congestion.

Trains will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 13 miles of new tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, when fully operational.

Crossrail says the new line will connect Paddington to Canary Wharf in 17 minutes and described the 10-year project as "hugely complex".

An estimated 200m passengers will use the new underground line annually, increasing central London rail capacity by 10% - the largest increase since World War Two.

Analysis

Tom Edwards, BBC London Transport Correspondent

Crossrail was the industry's mega star.

The largest infrastructure project in Europe once had its own documentary and was even the backdrop for adverts for nice 4x4s.

But the project's catchphrase "on time and on budget" has been totally obliterated. And it is Londoners who will have to pay through increased borrowing.

All kinds of questions need answering: if the project was in such bad shape why didn't anyone spot it? Who knew what when?

This is also a terrible scenario for Transport for London. Its finances were already in a bad way with a £1bn deficit. This will have consequences for Tfl. It'll probably mean cuts.

Crossrail could one day be a great service and large complicated projects often suffer delays, but this latest announcement goes beyond embarrassment into the realms of calamity.

Under the new deal the Greater London Authority (GLA) will borrow up to £1.3bn from the Department for Transport, and provide an extra £100m itself.

The GLA will repay this loan through business rates.

Mike Brown, TfL's commissioner, said the extra costs would mean bosses will "have to look at" other transport projects in the capital "but that will all come out in the next few days."

The announcement comes amid a row over when Mr Khan knew about the delays.

Sir Terry Morgan, the former chairman of Crossrail Ltd, said the firm had "raised concerns" about progress with the mayor in July but had still been working towards a December launch.

Mr Khan claimed he only found out about the delay two days before it was made public in late August, despite having regular briefings with the Crossrail board.

The mayor said: "This agreement means that, working with TfL and the Government, Crossrail's new leadership can get the job done."

A DfT spokesman said: "The government remains committed to the rapid completion of the project, in a way that is fair to UK taxpayers."

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Image caption The Elizabeth Line had been due to open in December 2018

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Image caption Crossrail - to be known as the Elizabeth Line - had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010

A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe's biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of autumn 2019.

London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, had originally been due to open this month.

The rescue plan - the third this year - will be used to plug a predicted £2bn hole in the project's finances.

The scheme will connect major landmarks such as Heathrow Airport and the Canary Wharf business district.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the deal means "Crossrail's new leadership can get the job done".

Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Crossrail received a £590m cash injection in July, followed by an "interim" £350m loan announced in October

Transport for London (TfL) estimates it will miss out on at least £20m in revenue due to the delay.

Between £1.6bn and £2bn is needed to complete the project, a review by accountancy firm KPMG found.

The scheme is currently running almost £600m over budget, and the previous bailouts have not come without criticism.

The project received a £590m cash injection in July, followed by an "interim" £350m loan announced in October.

It was announced in August that the route was to open nine months after the original scheduled launch of December 2018 to allow more time for testing.

Crossrail said on Monday that the launch had once again been pushed back, and a new "robust and deliverable schedule" would be announced later.

Elizabeth Line trains are already operating between Shenfield and Liverpool Street, and between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington.

When open, the project will help ease London's chronic congestion.

Trains will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 13 miles of new tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, when fully operational.

Crossrail says the new line will connect Paddington to Canary Wharf in 17 minutes and described the 10-year project as "hugely complex".

An estimated 200m passengers will use the new underground line annually, increasing central London rail capacity by 10% - the largest increase since World War Two.

Analysis

Tom Edwards, BBC London Transport Correspondent

Crossrail was the industry's mega star.

The largest infrastructure project in Europe once had its own documentary and was even the backdrop for adverts for nice 4x4s.

But the project's catchphrase "on time and on budget" has been totally obliterated. And it is Londoners who will have to pay through increased borrowing.

All kinds of questions need answering: if the project was in such bad shape why didn't anyone spot it? Who knew what when?

This is also a terrible scenario for Transport for London. Its finances were already in a bad way with a £1bn deficit. This will have consequences for Tfl. It'll probably mean cuts.

Crossrail could one day be a great service and large complicated projects often suffer delays, but this latest announcement goes beyond embarrassment into the realms of calamity.

Under the new deal the Greater London Authority (GLA) will borrow up to £1.3bn from the Department for Transport, and provide an extra £100m itself.

The GLA will repay this loan through business rates.

Mike Brown, TfL's commissioner, said the extra costs would mean bosses will "have to look at" other transport projects in the capital "but that will all come out in the next few days."

The announcement comes amid a row over when Mr Khan knew about the delays.

Sir Terry Morgan, the former chairman of Crossrail Ltd, said the firm had "raised concerns" about progress with the mayor in July but had still been working towards a December launch.

Mr Khan claimed he only found out about the delay two days before it was made public in late August, despite having regular briefings with the Crossrail board.

The mayor said: "This agreement means that, working with TfL and the Government, Crossrail's new leadership can get the job done."

A DfT spokesman said: "The government remains committed to the rapid completion of the project, in a way that is fair to UK taxpayers."

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‘Riverdale’ Recap: The Man In Black Is Not Will Smith Betcheshttps://viralnews1.pw/riverdale-recap-the-man-in-black-is-not-will-smith-betches/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:01:14 +0000 https://viralnews1.pw/?p=5907

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s recap of Riverdale, or as I call it, A High School Story Written By Someone On Psychedelic Drugs. You may have noticed that I’m not It’s Britney, Betch. I’m sorry, but your old reviewer can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because she’s dead. Kidding! She has, like, a life or something?? So I volunteered as tribute. I’ll try to do her hilarious recaps some justice here, but I’m only human.

I’m sure you want a reminder of what happened last week, and for all my effort to forget it, it seems to have lodged its way into my skull like a piece of shrapnel you can’t remove, but one day might kill you. So let me refresh all your memories. In the episode, Veronica gets her Archiekins exonerated (somebody tell Kathleen Zellner she can go home), but he goes on the run anyway and breaks up with her via payphone. I also think Joaquin was murdered, the gargoyle king paid a visit to the Cooper house, and Alice casually surrendered Betty over to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, and yada, yada, yada I’m just watching for Archie’s abs.

We kick off the episode with Archie and Jughead on their quest to go literally anywhere else, so they don’t get murdered by Mr. Kelly Ripa and his little gang of thugs named after fast food. They stumble across YET ANOTHER payphone, and Jug stops to call Betty. Look guys, I am willing to suspend my disbelief. Sure, have a teen fight club in a prison. Sure, have a mysterious “gargoyle king” torment a town. Sure, have everyone in said town have red hair. BUT I DRAW THE LINE AT THIS MANY PAYPHONES. I will not believe it. It’s 2018. They no longer exist. Archie wouldn’t know what to do with one if he saw it. Can’t they just use a burner phone like everyone else on the run? For f*cks sake.

Archie actually attempting to use a payphone:

But I digress. Betty is obviously not answering the phone. Dun dun dun. Jug leaves a voicemail. AS IF!! Wtf even is a voicemail? This whole scene is pissing me off. Methinks we need some millennials on the writing staff.

Anyway, Archie and Jug are hoping they can find a place to lodge, so naturally when they spot the barn from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre they think it’s a great place to lay their heads. They are immediately stopped by a tween with a shotgun and her sister that looks suspiciously like Riley Keough (please don’t let it be Riley! I can’t bear for Elvis’ spawn to have fallen so far!) because DUH this is clearly a murder house. Archie and Jug make up some story about how they got robbed on the train, and that worked well enough to convince the shotgun sisters that they should pretend everything is cool and feed the boys now, and then skin them and wear them as suits later.

Riley brings a pile of blankets and is obviously interested in making one into her coital bed with Archie. Wait till you see his abs my sad, lonely farm girl. JUST WAIT FOR IT.

Early in the morning Jug goes to town to take some pictures, and Archie stays at the farm to ask Riley to lick the sweat off his chest.

I’ve got some bad news for you all. If you thought that the barn was murder-y, just wait until you see this abandoned sh*thole of a town. TBH if I accidentally strolled onto Main Street here I would just say “oh so this is how it ends,” and let the rapture take me.

And what do ya know, some of the symbols that were burned into the backs of the nerds that played G&G are graffitied on walls in Murdertown, USA. WHAT A COINCIDENCE. I NEVER COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING.

Jug approaches the sole inhabitant of the town, sitting in front of their local Killers ‘R’ Us, and she tells him that the jingle jangle and the fizzle rocks came and ruined them. I wish I made that sentence up but unfortunately it was verbatim.

Okay WTF is this scene? Archie is shirtless in jeans and Riley is shaving his “beard” with an old-fashioned razor. As if this is a barbershop and not a stash house for the people she just disemboweled.

UM EXCUSE ME, ARCHIEKINS?! Riley is so turned on by Archie’s semi-nude state and the blade she has to his neck that she just HAS to straddle him during this little personal grooming session. Archie tells her he has a girl back home, but not until after he has enough material to jerk off to in his sleeping bag tonight.

Me RN:

Archie immediately starts spewing the truth. He tells her his real name, Hiram’s name, why he left town, his astrological sign, his entire birth story, and where Lily and James Potter are hiding. He is literally the worst fugitive ever. I have a very bad feeling that Riley is actually one of Hiram’s henchmen and goes by the name of Chicken Nuggets or something equally stupid and food related and Archie is f*cked. Just call it a cliche hunch.

We’re back to Jughead in town. He’s casually taking some pics of the gargoyle king graffiti to give his Insta some street cred, and then begins to talk to some tween girls who are playing G&G.

Unsettling tweens: Have you played before?
Jughead:

The tweens also tell Jug that all the men are gone because they are off building a prison and cooking meth. My apologies. I was clearly wrong about this town. It’s not murder-y at all.

They say the ringleader is a “Man in Black.” Please let it be Will Smith, please let it be Will Smith, please let it be Will Smith.

Well, well, well, I hate to say I told you so but actually I love to say I told you so. Ask anyone who’s met me. I was right about Riley/Chicken Nuggets because she just whacked Archie across the head with a frying pan. Honestly he deserved it for being so f*cking stupid. I’m on board with this.

Sh*t. The man in black is not, in fact, Will Smith. It’s everyone’s second favorite mafia Don, Hiram Lodge. And here he is, being led into the house by Riley Chicken Nuggets and her shotgun sister. While they’re inside, Jug unties his useless sack of dead weight, Archie, and fills him in. Archie is SHOCKED. Oh honey, I guess it was too much to ask you to be pretty and smart. Jug wants to make a run for it but Archie, emboldened by his recent massive head trauma, would like to stay and fight. But isn’t his stab wound still oozing pus? Perhaps he should wait until he’s at 100%.

It turns out Riley Chicken Fingers is trading Archie in return for her brother and father, and honestly that’s a good trade. Archie ain’t worth it, girl. Abs will fade, but stupid is forever. You need to get your family back. But when Hiram gets to the barn in his sleek new Club Monaco coat, Archie and Jug have already escaped.

Back at home, Veronica is ready to GTFO of the Pembrooke. Hermione tries to convince her not to go, but she’s not having any of it. Ronnie decides to move into her speakeasy. Not the best housing situations going on in this episode, but on a scale of murder barn to Nun’s Prison, I’d say this sits squarely at the top. Well done, V.

The next day at the speakeasy, Ronnie is complaining to Reggie about how she works “all day and all night” and they’re barely scraping by. Okay, what? When did everyone stop going to high school? I know it’s been a while since I was there, but did they make it optional? Veronica speaks to Elio, son of another crime family, and enlists his help with turning the speakeasy into a casino for one night only.

And now casino night is here! That was quick. I would have thought it would have taken more prep work. But then again, none of these teenagers are going to school so I guess they had time to set up? Guys, take it from someone who would GLADLY go back to high school, treasure those work-free moments while you can! There’s so much on Netflix!

I’m getting a very riverboat in the ’20s kind of vibe from this night. Anyone else? Reggie has some bad news for V, though: Elio hasn’t lost a hand all night. Oh, so you mean he’s going to scam her. What an unpredictable turn of events.  

Elio RN:

Veronica decides she needs to stop the metaphorical bleeding so she proposes one hand with Elio, winner take all. They’re playing for pinks the deed to Pop’s. In an incredibly tense moment where I could not even imagine what was ever going to happen, Veronica hits exactly 21 and shows Elio’s sad ass the door.

After much celebration, Veronica reveals to Reggie what actually happened. Her father warned her Elio would try to screw her over, recommended that she use his own personal shady dealer, and she beat Elio by cheating. Ronnie, it is a BAD idea to get back into business with your dad! Because now one day he’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse and then the next thing you know you’ll be leaving the bloody head of a horse in your boyfriend’s bed.

The next day, Pop decides to burst Ronnie’s bubble by telling her that Sheriff Minetta’s body was found in the marsh. But they can’t be sure it was him BECAUSE HE WAS DECAPITATED AND HIS HANDS SAWED OFF. Lovely. I have to tell you, this town is going to really need to do some serious damage control if they ever want anyone to visit again. They should get the people that do Iceland’s PR. That place is blowing up, am I right?!

And now we’re on to Betty’s story. I don’t love how our leads are separated this week. It’s revealed to me a sad, depressing truth: I find Archie’s story the most fun. I know. I hate me too.

Over at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, a nun is showing Betty ink blots and she’s pretending to be perfectly sane. They’re also giving her drugs and calling it a “treat.” TBH that’s what I called Amoxicillin when I was younger. That bubble gum flavoring was bomb. If you were actually wondering what was happening this whole time, never fear, Betty is narrating the entire thing. It’s incredibly annoying and very insulting that they think viewers wouldn’t be able to understand what was going on otherwise. Not all of us are as dumb as Archie!

After Betty ditches her drugs in the garbage can, her roommate ETHEL walks in. Oh hi Ethel, I should have known you were coming by the chill it sent down my spine. Ethel tells Betty that she’s been getting very close to the gargoyle king. Gross. Then she proceeds to hang up a “warrior board” that basically has the words “Mrs. Ethel Gargoyle King” scrawled all over it. Damn. I thought my freshman year roommate was weird because she changed in front of her dad one time while she thought I was taking a nap, but this is much more alarming.

Outside the Nun’s Prison, Betty sees Claudius Blossom delivering maple syrup, and then HIRAM LODGE SHOWS UP. Dude, can these teenagers go ANYWHERE without Veronica’s dad spoiling the party? Expect to see him at your next pap smear, ladies! If you’re on a first date, he’ll pop up! When you’re at your mom’s funeral, there’s Hiram! 

Later, Betty fakes a seizure so she can get closer to her medical records. She’s taken to the infirmary, breaks into their file cabinet, and finds out what they’re dosing her with. And it turns out HIRAM LODGE is the one who told them to give it to her. Told you. He’s always there.

Betty decides to escape, but unfortunately since they last broke Cheryl out of the Nun’s Prison, the escape route has been covered with bricks. These nuns may be stereotypically evil, but they aren’t stupid! That tattletale b*tch Ethel and her accomplice Sister Woodhouse find Betty and force-feed her the fizzle rocks. Then they drag Betty to FINALLY MEET THE KING. They shove her into the room and she screams.

We don’t get to see the king, but Betty does bless us with this poem to end the episode, “My king, my savior, ride me through the night, bless me with your darkness, gift me with your flight.” That’s beautiful. I’m going to put it in my vows.

Well folks, that was a wild ride! In my opinion, a little too much gargoyle king stuff and not enough of Archie’s body. There’s always next week!

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Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s recap of Riverdale, or as I call it, A High School Story Written By Someone On Psychedelic Drugs. You may have noticed that I’m not It’s Britney, Betch. I’m sorry, but your old reviewer can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because she’s dead. Kidding! She has, like, a life or something?? So I volunteered as tribute. I’ll try to do her hilarious recaps some justice here, but I’m only human.

I’m sure you want a reminder of what happened last week, and for all my effort to forget it, it seems to have lodged its way into my skull like a piece of shrapnel you can’t remove, but one day might kill you. So let me refresh all your memories. In the episode, Veronica gets her Archiekins exonerated (somebody tell Kathleen Zellner she can go home), but he goes on the run anyway and breaks up with her via payphone. I also think Joaquin was murdered, the gargoyle king paid a visit to the Cooper house, and Alice casually surrendered Betty over to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, and yada, yada, yada I’m just watching for Archie’s abs.

We kick off the episode with Archie and Jughead on their quest to go literally anywhere else, so they don’t get murdered by Mr. Kelly Ripa and his little gang of thugs named after fast food. They stumble across YET ANOTHER payphone, and Jug stops to call Betty. Look guys, I am willing to suspend my disbelief. Sure, have a teen fight club in a prison. Sure, have a mysterious “gargoyle king” torment a town. Sure, have everyone in said town have red hair. BUT I DRAW THE LINE AT THIS MANY PAYPHONES. I will not believe it. It’s 2018. They no longer exist. Archie wouldn’t know what to do with one if he saw it. Can’t they just use a burner phone like everyone else on the run? For f*cks sake.

Archie actually attempting to use a payphone:

But I digress. Betty is obviously not answering the phone. Dun dun dun. Jug leaves a voicemail. AS IF!! Wtf even is a voicemail? This whole scene is pissing me off. Methinks we need some millennials on the writing staff.

Anyway, Archie and Jug are hoping they can find a place to lodge, so naturally when they spot the barn from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre they think it’s a great place to lay their heads. They are immediately stopped by a tween with a shotgun and her sister that looks suspiciously like Riley Keough (please don’t let it be Riley! I can’t bear for Elvis’ spawn to have fallen so far!) because DUH this is clearly a murder house. Archie and Jug make up some story about how they got robbed on the train, and that worked well enough to convince the shotgun sisters that they should pretend everything is cool and feed the boys now, and then skin them and wear them as suits later.

Riley brings a pile of blankets and is obviously interested in making one into her coital bed with Archie. Wait till you see his abs my sad, lonely farm girl. JUST WAIT FOR IT.

Early in the morning Jug goes to town to take some pictures, and Archie stays at the farm to ask Riley to lick the sweat off his chest.

I’ve got some bad news for you all. If you thought that the barn was murder-y, just wait until you see this abandoned sh*thole of a town. TBH if I accidentally strolled onto Main Street here I would just say “oh so this is how it ends,” and let the rapture take me.

And what do ya know, some of the symbols that were burned into the backs of the nerds that played G&G are graffitied on walls in Murdertown, USA. WHAT A COINCIDENCE. I NEVER COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING.

Jug approaches the sole inhabitant of the town, sitting in front of their local Killers ‘R’ Us, and she tells him that the jingle jangle and the fizzle rocks came and ruined them. I wish I made that sentence up but unfortunately it was verbatim.

Okay WTF is this scene? Archie is shirtless in jeans and Riley is shaving his “beard” with an old-fashioned razor. As if this is a barbershop and not a stash house for the people she just disemboweled.

UM EXCUSE ME, ARCHIEKINS?! Riley is so turned on by Archie’s semi-nude state and the blade she has to his neck that she just HAS to straddle him during this little personal grooming session. Archie tells her he has a girl back home, but not until after he has enough material to jerk off to in his sleeping bag tonight.

Me RN:

Archie immediately starts spewing the truth. He tells her his real name, Hiram’s name, why he left town, his astrological sign, his entire birth story, and where Lily and James Potter are hiding. He is literally the worst fugitive ever. I have a very bad feeling that Riley is actually one of Hiram’s henchmen and goes by the name of Chicken Nuggets or something equally stupid and food related and Archie is f*cked. Just call it a cliche hunch.

We’re back to Jughead in town. He’s casually taking some pics of the gargoyle king graffiti to give his Insta some street cred, and then begins to talk to some tween girls who are playing G&G.

Unsettling tweens: Have you played before?
Jughead:

The tweens also tell Jug that all the men are gone because they are off building a prison and cooking meth. My apologies. I was clearly wrong about this town. It’s not murder-y at all.

They say the ringleader is a “Man in Black.” Please let it be Will Smith, please let it be Will Smith, please let it be Will Smith.

Well, well, well, I hate to say I told you so but actually I love to say I told you so. Ask anyone who’s met me. I was right about Riley/Chicken Nuggets because she just whacked Archie across the head with a frying pan. Honestly he deserved it for being so f*cking stupid. I’m on board with this.

Sh*t. The man in black is not, in fact, Will Smith. It’s everyone’s second favorite mafia Don, Hiram Lodge. And here he is, being led into the house by Riley Chicken Nuggets and her shotgun sister. While they’re inside, Jug unties his useless sack of dead weight, Archie, and fills him in. Archie is SHOCKED. Oh honey, I guess it was too much to ask you to be pretty and smart. Jug wants to make a run for it but Archie, emboldened by his recent massive head trauma, would like to stay and fight. But isn’t his stab wound still oozing pus? Perhaps he should wait until he’s at 100%.

It turns out Riley Chicken Fingers is trading Archie in return for her brother and father, and honestly that’s a good trade. Archie ain’t worth it, girl. Abs will fade, but stupid is forever. You need to get your family back. But when Hiram gets to the barn in his sleek new Club Monaco coat, Archie and Jug have already escaped.

Back at home, Veronica is ready to GTFO of the Pembrooke. Hermione tries to convince her not to go, but she’s not having any of it. Ronnie decides to move into her speakeasy. Not the best housing situations going on in this episode, but on a scale of murder barn to Nun’s Prison, I’d say this sits squarely at the top. Well done, V.

The next day at the speakeasy, Ronnie is complaining to Reggie about how she works “all day and all night” and they’re barely scraping by. Okay, what? When did everyone stop going to high school? I know it’s been a while since I was there, but did they make it optional? Veronica speaks to Elio, son of another crime family, and enlists his help with turning the speakeasy into a casino for one night only.

And now casino night is here! That was quick. I would have thought it would have taken more prep work. But then again, none of these teenagers are going to school so I guess they had time to set up? Guys, take it from someone who would GLADLY go back to high school, treasure those work-free moments while you can! There’s so much on Netflix!

I’m getting a very riverboat in the ’20s kind of vibe from this night. Anyone else? Reggie has some bad news for V, though: Elio hasn’t lost a hand all night. Oh, so you mean he’s going to scam her. What an unpredictable turn of events.  

Elio RN:

Veronica decides she needs to stop the metaphorical bleeding so she proposes one hand with Elio, winner take all. They’re playing for pinks the deed to Pop’s. In an incredibly tense moment where I could not even imagine what was ever going to happen, Veronica hits exactly 21 and shows Elio’s sad ass the door.

After much celebration, Veronica reveals to Reggie what actually happened. Her father warned her Elio would try to screw her over, recommended that she use his own personal shady dealer, and she beat Elio by cheating. Ronnie, it is a BAD idea to get back into business with your dad! Because now one day he’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse and then the next thing you know you’ll be leaving the bloody head of a horse in your boyfriend’s bed.

The next day, Pop decides to burst Ronnie’s bubble by telling her that Sheriff Minetta’s body was found in the marsh. But they can’t be sure it was him BECAUSE HE WAS DECAPITATED AND HIS HANDS SAWED OFF. Lovely. I have to tell you, this town is going to really need to do some serious damage control if they ever want anyone to visit again. They should get the people that do Iceland’s PR. That place is blowing up, am I right?!

And now we’re on to Betty’s story. I don’t love how our leads are separated this week. It’s revealed to me a sad, depressing truth: I find Archie’s story the most fun. I know. I hate me too.

Over at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, a nun is showing Betty ink blots and she’s pretending to be perfectly sane. They’re also giving her drugs and calling it a “treat.” TBH that’s what I called Amoxicillin when I was younger. That bubble gum flavoring was bomb. If you were actually wondering what was happening this whole time, never fear, Betty is narrating the entire thing. It’s incredibly annoying and very insulting that they think viewers wouldn’t be able to understand what was going on otherwise. Not all of us are as dumb as Archie!

After Betty ditches her drugs in the garbage can, her roommate ETHEL walks in. Oh hi Ethel, I should have known you were coming by the chill it sent down my spine. Ethel tells Betty that she’s been getting very close to the gargoyle king. Gross. Then she proceeds to hang up a “warrior board” that basically has the words “Mrs. Ethel Gargoyle King” scrawled all over it. Damn. I thought my freshman year roommate was weird because she changed in front of her dad one time while she thought I was taking a nap, but this is much more alarming.

Outside the Nun’s Prison, Betty sees Claudius Blossom delivering maple syrup, and then HIRAM LODGE SHOWS UP. Dude, can these teenagers go ANYWHERE without Veronica’s dad spoiling the party? Expect to see him at your next pap smear, ladies! If you’re on a first date, he’ll pop up! When you’re at your mom’s funeral, there’s Hiram! 

Later, Betty fakes a seizure so she can get closer to her medical records. She’s taken to the infirmary, breaks into their file cabinet, and finds out what they’re dosing her with. And it turns out HIRAM LODGE is the one who told them to give it to her. Told you. He’s always there.

Betty decides to escape, but unfortunately since they last broke Cheryl out of the Nun’s Prison, the escape route has been covered with bricks. These nuns may be stereotypically evil, but they aren’t stupid! That tattletale b*tch Ethel and her accomplice Sister Woodhouse find Betty and force-feed her the fizzle rocks. Then they drag Betty to FINALLY MEET THE KING. They shove her into the room and she screams.

We don’t get to see the king, but Betty does bless us with this poem to end the episode, “My king, my savior, ride me through the night, bless me with your darkness, gift me with your flight.” That’s beautiful. I’m going to put it in my vows.

Well folks, that was a wild ride! In my opinion, a little too much gargoyle king stuff and not enough of Archie’s body. There’s always next week!

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Can Chip and Joanna Gaines’ return to TV stop Discovery’s slide?https://viralnews1.pw/can-chip-and-joanna-gaines-return-to-tv-stop-discoverys-slide/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:21:39 +0000 https://viralnews1.pw/?p=5904

“I couldn’t take my eyes off the two of them,” Zaslav continued, according to TheWrap. “They’re great characters, people love them, they want to watch them, they want to know how they’re doing, they love their taste, they built a billion-dollar business with Magnolia.”

Zaslav said he “went to Waco multiple times,” and after dozens of conversations, the two sides agreed to reunite. The former HGTV stars shocked fans earlier this month during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" when they revealed the big news.

Specifics and a launch date for the new network have not been announced.

“The details remain a work in progress,” a spokesperson for the Gaineses told Fox News.

The soon-to-be network will mark the couple's return to the small screen since ending "Fixer Upper," which aired its last episode in April of this year.

Zaslav’s Discovery is the parent to a variety of networks, including Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Animal Planet and Travel Channel. Perhaps the most significant is HGTV, which finished the month of November as the seventh most-watched network in all of basic cable during primetime, behind behemoths such as ESPN, cable news networks and USA.

Chip and Joanna’s "Fixer Upper" was extremely popular and helped bring a massive audience to HGTV during its five-season run, so many industry experts expect their new network to yield similar results.

While the Gaines' network could be just what the doctor ordered for Zaslav, famed reporter-turned-investment banker Porter Bibb told Fox News that “the doctor is out on Discover.”

“Chip, Joanna cannot reverse the downward trend of viewership [and] revenue sending Discover shares down,” Bibb said. “The concept is good. The talent is admittedly popular, but the demos are all wrong and getting wronger. Lifestyle content is not where new media is going.”

While the company faces headwinds, shares of Discovery have gained 25 percent this year, outperforming the S&P 500 which is little changed.

Meanwhile, a different Discovery network could vanish, as TheWrap ratings guru Tony Maglio wrote that the new network will likely be the result of Discovery buying another existing network or rebranding one of its own.

“Logically, the latter is the most likely play here,” Maglio wrote. “After acquiring Scripps earlier this year, Discovery is now the proud home of 19 cable channels.”

Discovery Communications did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Gaines’ new network will be another addition to the couple's growing Magnolia empire, as Joanna is the helm of The Magnolia Journal lifestyle magazine. The couple also owns a restaurant, has a product line at Target and created the Magnolia Market at the Silos, which transformed their town of Waco into a destination for tourists.

Fox News’ Morgan Evans and Fox Business’ Suzanne O'Halloran contributed to this report.

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“I couldn’t take my eyes off the two of them,” Zaslav continued, according to TheWrap. “They’re great characters, people love them, they want to watch them, they want to know how they’re doing, they love their taste, they built a billion-dollar business with Magnolia.”

Zaslav said he “went to Waco multiple times,” and after dozens of conversations, the two sides agreed to reunite. The former HGTV stars shocked fans earlier this month during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" when they revealed the big news.

Specifics and a launch date for the new network have not been announced.

“The details remain a work in progress,” a spokesperson for the Gaineses told Fox News.

The soon-to-be network will mark the couple's return to the small screen since ending "Fixer Upper," which aired its last episode in April of this year.

Zaslav’s Discovery is the parent to a variety of networks, including Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Animal Planet and Travel Channel. Perhaps the most significant is HGTV, which finished the month of November as the seventh most-watched network in all of basic cable during primetime, behind behemoths such as ESPN, cable news networks and USA.

Chip and Joanna’s "Fixer Upper" was extremely popular and helped bring a massive audience to HGTV during its five-season run, so many industry experts expect their new network to yield similar results.

While the Gaines' network could be just what the doctor ordered for Zaslav, famed reporter-turned-investment banker Porter Bibb told Fox News that “the doctor is out on Discover.”

“Chip, Joanna cannot reverse the downward trend of viewership [and] revenue sending Discover shares down,” Bibb said. “The concept is good. The talent is admittedly popular, but the demos are all wrong and getting wronger. Lifestyle content is not where new media is going.”

While the company faces headwinds, shares of Discovery have gained 25 percent this year, outperforming the S&P 500 which is little changed.

Meanwhile, a different Discovery network could vanish, as TheWrap ratings guru Tony Maglio wrote that the new network will likely be the result of Discovery buying another existing network or rebranding one of its own.

“Logically, the latter is the most likely play here,” Maglio wrote. “After acquiring Scripps earlier this year, Discovery is now the proud home of 19 cable channels.”

Discovery Communications did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Gaines’ new network will be another addition to the couple's growing Magnolia empire, as Joanna is the helm of The Magnolia Journal lifestyle magazine. The couple also owns a restaurant, has a product line at Target and created the Magnolia Market at the Silos, which transformed their town of Waco into a destination for tourists.

Fox News’ Morgan Evans and Fox Business’ Suzanne O'Halloran contributed to this report.

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