Before I get started with this week’s notes, I have to mention the MacT Relief Fund. Yes, you can make a donation to help MacT, the head coach of the Oilers who was fined $10,000 for his comments about McGeough’s blunder the other night. Fittingly, if MacT doesn’t want the money, it will go to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. It sickens me that McGeough is getting off so easy. His actions the other night simply are not acceptable for a professional level official. By doing nothing, the NHL is basically saying that it’s okay for officials to make calls without a clear view, from locations on the ice where you couldn’t possibly see the play. It completely sucks, and fining MacT is not the right course of action.
- I don’t think I’m a germaphobe (or mysophobe to be technically correct) but I do like to have Purell around. I was pretty surprised to read today about an entire industry devoted to helping you go through life with the least amount of germ-contact possible.
- I, for one, welcome the new Amazon.com that Jeff Bezos is building. Screw what Wall Street thinks – bring on the nextgen web services!
- Did you know Bob Barker is finally retiring? Sad, isn’t it? I found this list of the top 10 things we’ll miss about Mr. Barker pretty funny.
- Guy Kawasaki is right – this blog post at The Amateur Gourmet is one of the best posts I’ve ever seen.
- Saddam has been sentenced to death, and not everyone agrees with that decision. I do not have a definite opinion on the death penalty itself, but I don’t think it would be a wise choice in this situation. It can only lead to more unrest.
- Looks like Alberta students are getting a big break on tuition.
Mini Review: The Prestige
Sharon and I went to see The Prestige last night. I enjoyed it, but you have to pay attention. The film jumps around quite a bit, so at times it is hard to tell what is present day, and what is happening in the past. I totally didn’t figure it out until the very end though, so I was happy about that. Of course, once the movie is over, you feel like an idiot because the clues were there the whole time. David Bowie really impressed me, despite having a fairly small part. On the whole, I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars.