Public Utilities Board - one of those vague, governmenty-sounding phrases that makes readers quickly flip to the comics. I was one of those readers until I started actually skimming through PUB testimony a while back. As part of Manitoba Hydro's latest rate application, Hydro's senior officials got grilled for days and days this spring by some very smart lawyers who ask some refreshingly simple questions and got some pretty straight answers - way straighter than I get when I call over to Hydro, despite Bob Brennan's affable charm. PUB stuff is a surprisingly interesting read, even laugh-out-loud funny in parts. And it offers this great window into the company that's at the core of the Doer government's policies and at the core of Manitoba's economy. It's a goldmine for anyone interested in Hydro. Which would be me and Ed Schreyer, basically.And Pissing in the Tent, apparently. He beat me to the tidbit about Hydro maybe building a natural gas plant, which was part of a little exchange buried in thousands of pages of PUB testimony. I was kinda hoarding that nugget for a slow summer day. Fair play, PITT.