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Energy Dip

Another Saturday drifts into history. It was a lazy day. I didn’t sleep well, I woke up at 4:00 am with a killer cramp in my right calf, very painful. Had coffee this morning with a good friend, then saw 8 Mile, did Costco for fun, and retired to bed for a few hours. As for 8 Mile, I liked it – what can I say? I am not a fan of hip hop/rap, but Eminem is engaging in this movie, he definitely has a screen presence. The story follows a Detroit rapper named Rabbit, as he climbs the local scene towards better things like a recording contract. Rabbit’s final rap in the movie was, I admit, brilliant.

Please welcome Keith to the ranks of (non)blogging.

I’m still working on loading Gallery. But I am losing patience with programs whose downloading and installation instructions are ambiguous and fuzzy at the best of times. In fact, I’ve been really cranky all week! My head’s feeling very heavy tonight.

I’m plowing through Live From New York, by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller. I’ve watched SNL since its inception in 1975, so all parts of the book are interesting to me. I remember Lorne Michaels and Hart Pomerantz working as a comedy team on Canadian television long before Michaels worked on SNL. The book consists of brief entries describing each time period in the history of SNL, followed by many sets of quotes from personalities relevant to said time period. My only beef so far is that there were no quotes from other than Joe Piscopo and Gilbert Gottfried fof the 1980-81 cast, the only time Jean Doumanian produced the show. I recall many incidents cited in the book, it’s a great read.

I had a really nice time visiting with someone last night.

Tomorrow is the Grey Cup. The most exciting thing about it so far is the decision to sign our national anthem in both languages. *yawn*

While on a Boeing 737 WestJet flight to Winnipeg in September, I retrieved a card with information such as:
– on the average, 1,000 Boeing 737s are in the air at any time;
– a 737 takes off every 5.5 seconds;
– there are approximately 367,00 components in a 737-700;
However, this one kinda creeps me out:
– it takes 17 days to assemble the New Generation 737-700 series from one end of the factory to another.

Seventeen days to assemble a passenger jet? That’s means one of those 367,000 components is added every 4 seconds! I wonder what kind of quality control Boeing maintains.

2 Responses to “Energy Dip”

  1. Bob Layton Says:

    Top ten reasons why the CFL is better than the NFL.

  2. randy Says:

    One reason why NFL is better than CFL: the players are much, much, much better. CFL: boring, boring, boring. With the backfield running in all directions before a play, they might as well be ice dancing or doing back flips. And a single point play? Insanity. I hestitate to say Canadian football, because it’s almost an oxymoron, like compassionate conservative or rap music.

    Then again, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.

    I hope you enjoy the game, however! (BTW, Bob Layton? Why not reveal who you really are?)

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