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Archives for November 2000
that one of my old heros, The Good Doctor Thompson, was going to be writing a column for ESPN I was very afraid. Afraid he’d lost his edge, or his sanity, or both. Afraid that he’d seem vaguely silly in the context of big money sports, out touch. That the man whose best conversations with Nixon were about the NFL was past his prime.
His first column pretty much confirmed this for me, but ever since he’s been much closer to regaining his stride. And in today’s column about the NFL, diminished talent pools, and the election I think he’s very close to being at the top of his game. It’s pretty subdued for HST, but pretty good nonetheless.
The Economist printed a story about new telescope technology involving a mirror made of spinning liquid (instead of highly polished glass) that was largely pioneered here in Quebec. Which is great, and pretty interesting to read about. Best, though, is the opening graf:
ON THE face of it, a telescope with a liquid mirror sounds about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Heh. Those wacky Economist writers!
on the Nantha’s Kitchen website:
Tonight! ONE NIGHT STAND, Montreal’s Experimental Comedy Showcase with The Bionic Yahoos, Mike Paterson, Derick Lengwenus, Sona Karnick, James Morovic and Special Musical Guest Stephen Barry. Hosted by Dave Rosen. The show starts at 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30). Admission $5 with proceeds going to the Old Brewery Mission.