I had very little time to do anything but talk yesterday, but I did manage to snap a few photos from the rapidly-growing city of Toronto.
This we what we need: MORE STREETS NAMED COWBELL!
A bobblehead from the local CfI office. Although I don’t watch the t.v. show, I was told that the family dog, Brian, is an out atheist. First ere’s a clip of his shameful admission:
and the relevant doll (he’s carrying a copy of The God Delusion under his arm (shouldn’t that be The D*g Delusion?):
Eric Adriaans, the genial and efficient head of CfI Canada, took me to lunch at a place where I could get genuine and endemic Canadian noms. I am, of course, referring to poutine, which at Smoke’s Poutinerie, come in a variety of fancy flavors. I had the chili cheese with beef (fries, gravy, two kinds of cheese, including cheese curds, chili, and sliced beef on top). This was a mistake, for I was unable to eat anything for the rest of the day, including my fancy dinner. But it was good!:
Lunch (I will tolerate NO food fascists here: I have had poutine exactly twice in my life). This is the “meal sized” portion, but I should have ordered the “snack size”:
Immediately after lunch, with my belly feeling like a lead sinker, I went several doors down to the CVO studios to be on The Agenda t.v. show, which comprised a 25-minute one-on-one, live-to-tape interview with Steve Paikin. I think it was a very good conversation: Paikin had read my book and had reams of good questions to ask. I’ll put up a link when it’s archived. But before the show they took me to MAKEUP, and when the makeup person briefly left the room, I snapped myself for what is probably a once-in-a-lifetime photo:
It was a busy and exhausting day yesterday, beginning with me filming several spots for CfI Canada, and ending with a round of drinks at the local pub with the energetic young CfI volunteers. Thanks to Eric and all the others for giving me such a pleasant day in Toronto.