Pamphlet for Canadian hockey fans travelling to USSR for 1972 Summit Series

Summit Series

It’s 1972 and you, Joe Canadian hoser, wants to travel to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. Lucky for you, Air Canada has created a brochure to make sure you didn’t so something really stupid overseas, like take pictures of military installations from the plane or throw stuff on the ice because you’re mad … Read more…

Now patented: Golf boots, scary balancing yoga board, hot dog canister

yoga board

Have you ever been out on the links on a beautiful summer morn and thought, “I have a whole bag here to carry golf stuff, but what if I had some footwear on which I could hang more golf stuff?” Well, one New York inventor has you covered. Behold the Golf Boots, one of many … Read more…

Important Canadian diplomatic cable: “Hockey & Broomball”

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A lot of us kind of shook our heads when the National Hockey League started plopping teams down in the U.S. Sunbelt over the past couple of decades, but you have to believe it did more work studying those markets than it did the first time around. This diplomatic cable, obtained under the¬†Access to Information … Read more…

Family of Flyers rookie who died in gruesome accident loses court appeal

It’s always tragic when a young athlete dies, but it was especially so in the case of former Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Dmitri Tertyshny.¬†Tertyshny, who played 62 games for the Flyers during the 1998-1999 season, was already a married man at 22 years old, with a baby on the way. According to a report in the … Read more…