Here's an updated view of North American through the eyes of a lonely Paddy.
You'll be all glad to hear that the Dalai Lama got top class reviews. The hotel over the road is now playing host to Posh Spice who is flogging a book. Oh if the walls in the top class suite could talk.
Starbucks apparently doesn't do the same business here as Tim Horton's. He was a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs who was pretty handy according to my taxi driver today.
Like OJ Simpson, Tim Horton never murdered his wife but failed to publish his hypothethcial account of how he would have done so. For research purposes and also because I'm interested in the role of the media as a social guardian I purchased the infamous book and read it in one sitting. It reads like a confession, he says stuff that apparently was known in some circles but never mentioned in court, the only line where he says it's not a confession comes on page 123, after claiming that a long lost friend "Charlie" came with him to Nicole's house he warns readers to "picture this - and keep in mind, this is hypothetical". There's no graphic description of what happened, just the buildup to it, the grappling and then OJ's left in a pool of blood. The vast amount of the 202 pages is spent trying to paint himself as the saint and her as the basket case who drove him to the edge. There's an excellent theory that OJ is taking the hit for his son Jason. If you're into the trial this might be worth watching.
The whole of the US is now going nuts because Lance Armstong is throwing it into one of the Olsens. In reality she's probably just after his steroids.
On a much lighter note I spent the evening at that Queen musical We Will Rock You. It's excellent, I'd forgotten how many good tunes they had......well no I hadn't really, Queen never really registered in the Gracci household growing up, I was only 10 when Freddie Mercury died so all I know of them really has come from listening to radio. Can any of the elder lemons explain why John Deacon has been written out of Queen history? There's no mention of him at all in the musical or programme to go with it?
Aside from all that I spent a considerable time watching this Japanese gameshow today.