From Jeff Munroe
“When you’re through learning, you’re through,” the old adage goes, and here’s what I’ve learned in the two weeks since last I blogged here.
I have learned that archery is the national sport of Bhutan and team handball is the national sport of Iceland. As if that weren’t enough, I have learned the coach of the Icelandic Olympic handball team is the delightfully named Gudmunder Gudmundsson.
Speaking of having almost the same first and last names, I’ve also learned that New Jersey Governor (and possible Republican Vice-Presidential nominee) Chris Christie has seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 129 times. I also learned Bruce Springsteen refuses to speak to his most prominent home-state fan.
Staying in politics, I learned that Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu worked together in a business called the Boston Consulting Group in 1976. In the last two weeks I’ve also learned that Mitt signed an assault weapons ban while governor of Massachusetts.
In other weapons-that-should-have-been-banned news, I learned that razor-blade wielding professional wrestler Abdullah the Butcher – the “Madman from the Sudan” – has never actually been to Sudan, but he has cut grooves so deep into his scalp he can hold quarters in them.