Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Morning Observer

The local paper, the Sault Star, does a nice job wrapping up the coverage from the year’s first Grand Slam, the GP World Cup. And writer Peter Ruicci makes a good point acknowledging that the boys add more than money to their coffers:
Howard, with third Wayne Middaugh, second Brent Laing and lead Craig Savill, pocketed $22,500 in prize money Sunday and gained 40 Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) points.

 I know people in glass houses and all that, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this typo from the CP story on the GP World Cup:
"We seem to like the first clam of the year, again we seemed to play well enough to win," said Howard.
Ah yes, that first clam of the year. You can make up your own joke.


 Here's Mike Harris talking to Wayne Middaugh after the win. Most interesting point? He hasn't thought yet about the five-rock rule coming to Kingston.


 And while Wayne was cashing in over in the Soo, wife Sherry was doing the same in Ottawa, knocking off Jenn Hanna in the final of the Royal LePage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic. Here's the story. That was worth $5,000. Just one question – who was watching the kids? I guess they can afford a baby-sitter.


Hey. . . did you know they started curling at the University of Oklahoma? Yes, the Sooners took to the ice for the first time over the weekend.  Check it out here.


Variety, that longstanding Hollywood publication, has a review of Kong Curling. Here’s a snippet of what they saw:
Screenplay utterly conforms to the traditional loser-to-winner story template, but as with a sonnet or a three-minute pop song, structural originality is never the point; it's all in the details, the running gags and the timing.

1 comment:

guest said...

Hey Bob, the Sault Star also called Glenn, Russ.....