Suddenly, at a very precise moment in time, everyone in Edmonton was screaming the name "Connor McDavid". I had no idea who he was. The new member of One Direction? The name of an actor playing someone on Game of Thrones? The last remaining immortal in some real life Highlander? No, turns out he is the most marketable hockey player since Sidney Crosby, and the Oilers, my beloved and beknighted team, won the lottery for the first pick in the upcoming draft. They haven't actually drafted him yet, understand, they just won the right to draft him when it's time for the draft. Sometime after the playoffs, which are happening now and which the Oilers aren't in for the manyeth time in a row.
That and the new arena and maybe the ole Oilers will finally start having some life again. It's a lot to put on the shoulders of a kid, though. He's a hockey player, not the second coming.
(Mild spoiler alert if you haven't watched Daredevil yet.)
"Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." Revelation 3:20
Finished watching Daredevil last week. So good. I kind of want to watch it again, taking special note of all the times closed doors held some sort of significance. That's a valid reason to watch it again, right? Right!
Someone's always just outside the door, in shadows. Is it a monster? A devil? A saviour? Or better yet, a drinking partner!
With all the overt Catholic themes in Daredevil, you have to think that passage from Revelation was on their mind. Matt wondering if the devil is in him, Wilson wondering what kind of monster he is, both of them eager to become the saviour of Hell's Kitchen.
So yeah, doors. Maybe I'm looking at it too closely. As my wife pointed out, they are also really handy ways of entering a room.
I'm digging the new Q. Or rather, q. Lowercase, now. Not quite a new name, but close enough. I think they did all the things I suggested months ago in this very space when the whole thing with the asshole blew up. As of this writing I've only had a chance to listen to the first show, and there's only been two editions of the relaunch, but I have high hopes. I think Shad will be a great host. He seems to be genuinely humble and sincere. I really like his music. Plus he had a poet on the first show! A good poet! All good things. I was a little worried when they announced him, they had this intro episode of Q where they had all these CBC luminaries come out and welcome him and thank him for coming on, and the background music was like "Shad! Shad. Shad! Shad. SHAD!" Hmm, I thought. Did they not learn anything from the precious asshole? But I think Shad himself is not interested in being the star.
That's kind of what you want from a saviour.
- Nathan Waddell