Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Bug under the Rug

Jim Taylor, "Hello, Sweetheart? Gimme Rewrite!" My Life in the Wonderful World of Sports (Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 2008), pp. 107-8.

[Jim Taylor, a sports reporter with the Vancouver Province, went to Moscow to see the final four games of the Canada-USSR hockey series in 1972.]

My memories are snapshots, some significant, some not, but all vivid...


The classic search for electronic listening bugs by two Team Canada players in their assigned room. They look behind pictures, under the mattresses and finally under the rug, where they discover a flat metal disc, unscrew it, and hear a horrendous crash in the room below. They have unbolted the chandelier.