Back in '93 and '94, AT&T released a series of "You Will" ads touting the future. For fun, watch them all in this compilation and see how accurate they were.
Some of this they nailed. I attend meetings all week long in my bare feet with people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of this we've long surpassed. We're not video talking at a phone booth or buying concert tickets and renewing our driver's license at a kiosk, we're doing it all from our computers and smartphones from just about anywhere in the world.
We're not quite there with a few of these predictions. I can't buy groceries that way, although I can scan my own items. I also believe Canada is lagging behind on that whole "medical history in your pocket" concept. And opening your door with the sound of your voice? That just sounds dangerous.
I'll preface this entry by stating the obvious. Derek Jeter has had a fantastic career, and deserves to be voted into the Hall of Fame. He's never been linked to performance enhancing drugs, he's always been classy and he's won.
Derek Jeter is also a career Yankee. I don't understand the Derek Jeter love-in currently in full swing at the dome. On Sunday, prior to the game against the Yankees, Jeter will be honoured with a gift from the Blue Jays organization. That's unnecessary and inappropriate.
The Jays shouldn't be giving gifts to opposing players, especially New York Yankees who never suited up for the Blue Jays. And I understand, after receiving his gift from the Jays, Jeter will give a speech and acknowledge us poor Jays fans. I don't need that, do you?
Jeter was a classy player with a great career, but he's also a New York Yankee, and this weekend's Toronto-Jeter lovefest is bollocks.
In this 89th episode, Mike chats with Mark Hebscher about his years on Global's Sportsline, his relationship with Jim Tatti, his fight with Dave Stieb, his years at Q107, 640, The Score, Sportsnet and CHCH, his recent feud with Mike Wilner and more. This episode is exactly 1:25:23.
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When my third kid was born, family trips suddenly required five seats. Sure, our little Mazdas have five seatbelts, but that doesn't leave much room for camping gear or playpens or coolers..
Last Friday, we took baby Jarvis on his first road trip to Muskoka The good people at GM Canada hooked me up with a 2015 Buick Enclave, which comfortably seats seven. That's five seats for passengers and two seats for cottage and baby gear. It was perfect.
In addition to being extremely roomy, it's ridiculously smooth and powerful with IntelliLink and all the tech you'd want in a modern SUV. It also has a whack of driver alert features, like Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert. Not to mention the rear vision camera.
I'm returning the 2015 Buick Enclave tomorrow, but I'll miss it. My car doesn't have Bluetooth or a single USB port.
I will be sitting down later this week with Mark Hebscher, best known as co-host of Sportsline. He'll be dropping by to record an episode of my podcast Toronto Mike'd, and I get an entire hour to ask him anything I want.
I know what questions I'll be asking him, but I'd love to know what you would ask him. What questions would you like me to ask Mark Hebscher?