Tired of the image of the jolly jogger? Sick of hearing the patter of his pompous feet; his claims of being a better lover, liver and all-around human being? Sounds as though The Non-Runner's Book is just what you’ve been waiting for. The book, a 114-page spoof by American authors Vic Ziegel and Lew Grossberger (soon to be released in Canada),takes a healthy swipe at the jogging craze, quoting such authorities as Chairman Mao who said,
“Down with the running dogs of captalism,” and Calvin Coolidge, who valiantly announced, “I do not choose to run.” Also included are such chapters as: Non-Runner’s Diet (Eat all you can.
No one ever died of stomach splints) and Where Celebrity Non-Runners Non-Run (The Beach Boys: Do we non-run?
We do non-run de do non-
Although the Rocky
vided Hollywood film-makers with a natural backdrop
for such movies as Little Big Man, Silver Streak and Superman, when it came to polishing the product in a sound stage, the moviemakers packed up and went home. No longer. Tri-media Studios, a consortium of Calgary business executives, plans to invest $80 -to - $100 million in a project that will turn Calgary into a Hollywood North. Included in the venture is construction of an $8-million sound studio, plans for two Las Vegasstyle hotels and a film lot à la Universal City. Tri-
Media’s first creative effort will be a “Canadian western” TV series, created by David Dortort, the man who brought you Bonanza and Pa Cartwright.
Oh pshaw! Paradise lost
crphe Shah of Iran isn’t the only person concerned I with the recent series of strikes and riots in that country. Various bankers and businessmen who’ve prospected in the future of Iran are also horrified at
the thought of their investments being razed by rebellion. One of these is Baron Elie de Rothschild, chairman of PLM, a French corporation and investor in a $400-million scheme which will develop the Persian Gulf island of Kish into a gambling resort and nightclub paradise. But as the fortunes of the Shah go, so too go the fortunes of many capitalists.
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r\ man called “Dr. X” is Zru rapidly becoming West Germany’s best-known consultant— yet nobody knows his identity. The anonymous doctor, who answers questions on sex problems over the phone (dial Essen 79-3333), is a service provided by the Volkshochschule, a people’s university specializing in adult extramural studies in the Ruhr. With Germany’s popular press hot on the trail of discovering the identity of Dr. X and with the sex phone ringing off the hook, a spokesman explained the phone’s popularity: “It removes barriers for people who shy away from face-to-face consultations.”
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