1000 questions about Canada: places, people, things, and by John Robert Colombo

By John Robert Colombo

Did T.S. Eliot write homicide within the Cathedral in Canada?

What is the adaptation among the phrases "Indian" and "Native"?

Who have been the "Symphony Six"?

What is the identify of the oldest bookshop in Canada?

Is the greenback invoice nonetheless felony tender?

What is the "monkey-in-the-hat stamp"?

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On 26 November, he embarked on a troopship which left from Halifax for England and there he was transferred to the British Columbia Regiment. On 18 March 1918, he was assigned to the Seventh Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (the Canadian Corps) and sent to France where his battalion served at Arras. Chandler rose to acting sergeant but was never commissioned. Back in England, he transferred to the Royal Air Force, like many young Canadians before him. With the Armistice, he was sent back to Canada and discharged in Vancouver on 20 February 1919.

He is a past master of the art of the interview. The secret of the good interview, he revealed in The Private Voice: A Journal of Reflections (1988), is that the interviewee does the paddling while the interviewer does the steering. Gzowski admitted to having failed with the following personalities: talkative comedian Martin Short, feminist author Betty Friedan, novelist and personal friend Mordecai Richler, taciturn literary critic Northrop Frye, guarded politician and later head of state Ray Hnatyshyn, withdrawn author Mavis Gallant, New Age personality Shirley MacLaine, and film producer Elvira Lount.

Magoo. The myopic character, who appeared in hundreds of theatrical cartoons beginning in 1949, had his own television series in 1960-2, 1965-5, and 1977-8. The character’s full name was Quincy Magoo. His dog, also near-sighted, was called McBaker. All the voices were supplied by the actor Jim Backus. 077. Who wrote Sophie Tucker’s theme song? “The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker’s theme song, was written by Shelton Brooks who was born in Amherstburg, Ontario. The composer and entertainer is known for other popular songs including “Some of These Days” (1910) and “The Darktown Strutter’s Ball” (1917).

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