Monday, January 08, 2007

magnus magnusson r.i.p.

the master of mastermind has died, of pancreatic cancer.

i absolutely loved the programme - it was one of the few quiz shows in which the general knowledge questions were challenging for me she said modestly :-) . true, though.

magnusson was the guest speaker for the class of '86 at the university of nottingham. my entire family was therefore able to hear his discourse on icelandic literature. i'm afraid that all i can remember is that it was about icelandic literature. the american studies department graduates were the first to receive their diplomas and it was a very long day.

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