Back in March I remember talking about whether Hollywood was fresh out of new ideas for movies. While new TV series pop up like weeds, the film industry seems to be doing remake and sequels. They’ve redone Mad Max, Dredd, Evil Dead, Robocop, Carrie, Superman, Batman, Ghostbusters, and now they’re redoing Ben Hur and the Mummy.
I can think of a whole plethora of things to go after the SaskParty over. Issues, might I suggest, that would hold more weight with the voting public than the same old rhetoric we hear again and again from the NDP. I just loved interviewing the New Democrats on budget day in the Rotunda of the Legislature. The NDP had the same amount of time to review the embargoed budget as I did, yet had zero specifics to offer in terms of what they found problematic in the budget.
Yesterday I was talking about the 100 metre dash to determine the world’s fastest man. While doing some research I read a piece about running the mile. It isn’t an Olympic or World Championship event of course but the mile is the only non-metric race distance in which the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) recognizes a world record.
Watching the semi-finals and final of the men’s 100 metre dash at the Rio Olympics Sunday night I realized how excited I was to be sitting there seeing these events unfold in real time. No more than 10 seconds each of real time. For many, me included, the men’s 100 metres is the premier event of the Olympic Games.
I was going through some old boxes at home and I found a grade 9 report card, a “Canadian Schools In Europe Department of National Defence Progress Report”. Canadian schools on military bases in Europe operated under the 13 grade Ontario school system at the time. The card was for Grade 9 (A) at # 4 Fighter Wing Senior School. My teacher was Miss Rowlands. Homework was taken very seriously.