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That reminds me.I was taking a course about ten years ago with about thirty others who were mostly twenty-somethings. Other than myself, the oldest was a forty-two year-old. In making a point about memory and associations, the instructor, a man of about my age, asked while looking toward the old guy whether anyone knew what the population of Canada was in 1967. When I told him it was twenty million, he asked, "How did you know that?" Without having to think about it I said, "Bobby Gimby told me."I still think that the lineup for the show at the "Labyrinth" exhibit was the best four-hours I ever wasted. My wait was shorter than most because I was able to leapfrog over a couple hundred others in the crowded lobby where the elevators were located when an attendant came out and asked, "Qui est seul?" I guess I was the only one.
Good stories, John. Thanks.The Labyrinth video is still available on YouTube:Part Onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1BT1xt6yq8Part Twohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsT-wO4Nv5I
.. my fiancee's boss played last night in Ottawa + received a lovely tribute & we watched the evening show with interest..Some very interesting & very diverse talent.. and to say it was also a miracle of coordination, stage management & weather contingency would be a grevious understatement..Way way back in 67 we too attended Expo in Montreal. We had a rented cottage on Lac Connelly & drove in daily, then boarded the rubber wheeled subway & got to the site. My grandma was in a wheelchair & we skipped every line at every pavilion - thus our passports were stamped many many times daily. The owner of our cottage was a scuba instructor & thus I had my first true experience underwater. For a fsrm boy who grew up idolizing Sea Hunt and Jacques Cousteau, it was a wicked week.. and yes, Bobby Gimby was a star.. !We also squeezed in EXPO 86 - but by then we had a one year old going on two. Both of us worked on the production for the Canadian Pavilion.. the Vidiwall and its related Communication Pods exploring Canadian expertise & accomplishment in Communication, Resources, Transportation. The tar sands were but a glimmer.. but were being pimped heavily. There was no Internet as yet.. or cel phones & there was CPR CNR Air Canada, Canadian Pacific & Wardair.. I believe the stewardesses and pilots had legal cigarette breaks in flight.. and in school there was a push to stop 'pollution' ie don't stuff your candy wrapper or used kleenex or ashtray out the car window on the highway !Happy Canada Day, Mound.. you're a great one .. !PS.. big scoop. We attended with little dogs, the East York T.O. parade yesterday..Anne has a long history of doing so. I got her posing with Doug Ford .. ! Haha !And he gave us his cel phone number.. which I promptly disremembered..I did shake his hand.. it was a big n meaty one.. he seemed a pleasant feller, workin both sides o th street & every copI will never ever shake Stephen Harper's hand.. never ever.. but that's part of my mysterious Canada eh.. ? ?
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