Friday, 27 December 2013

While Researching Something Else, an Amusing Snippet from the Boston Globe…

While doing some research on a completely unrelated topic (thank you, strange Google algorithms), I came across the following amusing snippet from a column by Alex Beam, which I thought I’d share (it doesn’t really need any more context):

How great is Canada? It’s so great that their prime minister, Stephen Harper, has just published a 370-page book about . . . hockey! The New York Times calls Harper’s “A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey” “a finely detailed history of the struggle between professionalism and amateurism in early 20th-century Ontario hockey.”

Harper, a member of the Society for International Hockey Research, devoted nine years to researching and writing “Game,” prompting this comment from a writer for the Canadian newsmagazine Macleans:

“Governing Canada — now almost a full-time job.”

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