Good Night, and Good Luck

Brother Steve, who has his finger on the pulse of Montreal culture, scored us tickets to Good Night, and Good Luck — the new George Clooney-directed film about Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy — for tomorrow night. The screening is part of the Montreal International Festival of Nouveau Cinema, running here in Montreal this week. Full report to follow.

We spent today running about the city in our rented Chevy Cobalt: started off in the crazy chaos of the Saturday morning fashion outlet craze on rue Chabanel, ate lunch at Boulangerie Andalos (the single best sandwich of my life, no exageration; thanks Elias Abboud!), made a quick trip to Ikea, and then drank multiple exotic coffees on St. Denis over an afternoon peppered with shopping for presents for the folks at home.

Tonight it’s a double header of exciting hockey action. I’m still trying to figure out why the “red line” is dashed rather than solid.


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Dave Upton on October 16, 2005 - 11:44 Permalink

The red line in the hockey rink was changed from a solid line to intermittant when television started broadcasting games back in the 50’s. Everything was in black and white and it was impossible to tell the bluelines from the redline when you were watching at home.

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alexander o'neill on October 16, 2005 - 15:25 Permalink

This year they removed the 2-line pass rule prohibiting a player from passing the puck from his own zone into the far half of the neutral zone, thus there’s no longer an official need for the red line.

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Rob L. on October 16, 2005 - 21:18 Permalink

Alexander is correct about the two-line passes, however, the red line is still required in the case of “icing”. You still can’t dump it in from your side of the red.