I WANT ONE
Here’s the story of how we got to the iWatch. This will be the first time I pay more than $50 for a watch in my whole life. (Charles, as you may recall my telling you, had a watch that cost THREE HUNDRED dollars . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . to clean! Which he had to do every year or two. And is why he was the fashion designer and I was the guy telling you to buy cans of tuna in bulk on sale.) But I live for April 24 . . . which is to say, given the mayhem that will doubtless surround the launch, a minute after midnight Pacific time today, April 10 — when I presumably pre-ordered mine but didn’t tell you about this yesterday for fear you’d get in line before me.
Could you never have seen “The Princess Bride“? I assume you have, and assume you loved it — as folks as disparate as Pope John Paul II and Bill and Chelsea Clinton did — in which case I commend for your weekend power-walking pleasure Cary Elwes’s As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, read by Wesley himself. This may not seem like the manliest recommendation I’ve ever made in this space — I am a guy who insists his server bring him his pomegranate margerita in “a manly glass,” not one of those dainty martini glasses, because, as I explain to her, “I have masculinity issues” — but this is a movie about swordplay and pirates and giants — and rodents of unusual size — and, of course, about true love. What could be more manly than that?
Have a great weekend.
Quote of the Day
It's unbelievable what happened, said Jack Brod, who has operated Empire Diamond and Gold Co. in New York's Empire State building for over 50 years. When gold was over $700 an ounce and silver over $40 everybody wanted to buy it. Today nobody does.~August 12, 1981 Deseret News
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