Thursday, September 17, 2009

our home and native land

On my morning drive to work today, I was listening to The Dean Blundell Show on 102.1 The Edge. The show can be almost as entertaining and crude as Howard Stern.  Sometimes they cross the line where I'm slightly turned off the show for a couple of days, but they always suck me back in because more often than not they make me laugh in the morning. 
no. small. task.  

So today, Dean, Jason and Todd were interviewing Bob Probert (the once fighting goon of my beloved Detroit Red Wings) and figure skater Kristina Lenko.  Bob and Kristina were promoting the new CBC show Battle of the Blades.  I realized that through most of the interview I was either smiling or laughing. I was convinced that if anyone saw me as they passed would have known I was listening to the show, if they were too of course. He was hysterical, mostly because he is now completely out of his comfort zone, showing his more delicate, feminine side.  So classic.  The thing that impressed me the most (aside from Probert's bravery to put himself in this very public and live arena) was that this was a CBC show.  Nice work.  

Then tonight as I was watching The Hour, I was (as always) enamoured by the sweet styles of Strombo.  It got me thinking about how incredible it is that we have The Hour, our own unique approach to tragic, depressing news.   Aside from Strombo, the next best newscast is Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers and 'we' certainly and sadly can't take cred for that....wait a sec, yes we can...thank you, Lorne Michaels.

Just a fun simple day in a pretty remarkable country.

By the way, you can find the Edge interview here, about 1/3 of the way in.  Oh, and did I mention I was drinking a Tim Horton's coffee at the time?


  1. did you have a flag flapping from your car too? ;)
    can't wait for the battle of the blades. i'm not sure who will be more entertaining probert or domi.

  2. more and more I come to realize what a little gem the CBC is. Marc has always enjoyed the national channel whether it be TV or radio. At home now, the only island news you get is if you watch CBC news with Tom Murphy. So for no other reason than my own selfish need for local news, I will always be a supporter of the CBC. As a side note, I hope BLades of Glory will be a huge hit