Monday, August 31, 2009
"Miscellany" sounds an awful lot like Messolonghi, does it not?
Anyway. I peered into my Gmail this morning and what did I see?
The 2009-10 Thrashers Season begins in just 4 weeks!
Your 2009-10 Season Tickets will be mailed via UPS (an adult signature will be required) to the address below during the second week of September:
250 Rue de Peacock
Atlanta, GA 30309
Seems that the various nationalities' Olympic training camps are all over and done with. Via Dmitry Chesnokov's Twitter feed, here's a pornographic photo of Team Russia's camp:
Little Ivan and Big Ivan.
Rumor has it that Kovalchuk will be playing on a line with Malkin and Frolov. Just thought you should know.
Speaking of international tournaments: At the moment your Chronicle editor is reading the diaries of his hero/nominee for greatest living human Vaclav Havel. Came across this entry, dated May 16, 2005 and written in some place called "Washington DC":
Yesterday at the embassy, together with many of the local Czechs, we watched the final match in the World Hockey Championship, which the Czech Republic won. As usual, it seems the whole nation was caught up in it. I shared in the general excitement, the admiration of the players' skills, and the joy of victory but I couldn't help thinking again about something that has bothered me for a long time: these marvelous players are like billboards on skates. Anyone who didn't know what the Czech coat of arms looked like, which probably means most of the people in the world, would have no idea these boys were playing for the Czech Republic. It looked more as though they were playing for the Skoda automobile works and a cooking pot called Zepter.
Much better to go with a tasteful Nike swish.