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Burns
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posted 03 November 2004 06:01 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Douglas is first. Don Cherry second. Trudeau is fourth!!

Not only does this satisfy my historical desire to fix the terrible injustice of the 1968 election (in which Canadians picked Trudeau over Douglas) but it also allows me to say to Liberals, "You may not like Douglas but your candidate has no chance of winning. You should vote strategically to stop Don Cherry."

[ 03 November 2004: Message edited by: Burns ]


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posted 03 November 2004 06:11 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
HAAA!!!

That does my heart good!

GO TOMMY!!!

(and don't forget to vote daily, babblers!)


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posted 03 November 2004 06:53 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Trudeau's show airs last. His votes are all going to come in at the end and crush everyone else.

Terry Fox is tonight. Look for him to leap up to first place next. At least this is my take on how this type of voting is likely to go.


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posted 03 November 2004 07:24 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
True. But Rex Murphy is Trudeau's advocate.

His toad-like visage and anti-charisma should bring Trudeau down a little.

I hope.

I have never so fervently cared about an election this irrelavent.


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posted 03 November 2004 08:00 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The rules allow for people to vote five times by phone in each voting period (i.e. after each episode airs). So, as of tonight, get voting!
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posted 03 November 2004 08:02 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why?
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 03 November 2004 08:17 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you're asking why you should vote after tonight's episode (and the next episode and the one after that, etc.)...

To keep Tommy Douglas in first place where he belongs.

The instuctions for voting can be found here.

If you were asking why 5 votes per person are allowed in each voting period...

I dunno. Those are the rules so let's just work with them.


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why? cuz there will be a party on FD if Don Cherry wins.
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the sadistic part of me would like to see cherry win so i could hear the crap coming from the cbc about the process

the corps management should be fired anyways and start producing more canadian content rather than playing american movies on saturday nights.... but that is a different thread


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quote:
Originally posted by miles:
the corps management should be fired anyways and start producing more canadian content rather than playing american movies on saturday nights.... but that is a different thread


Just to continue the drift a little further....


....you're right that the CBC should not be playing American movies.

With the hockey labour impasse, the CBC should air classic hockey games from the past. That'd get me to watch the CBC again.


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quote:
Originally posted by miles:
the corps management should be fired anyways and start producing more canadian content rather than playing american movies on saturday nights.... but that is a different thread

And where are they supposed to get the time and money to immediately fill a six-hour programming hole on no notice? Even an American commercial network doesn't have that kind of resources. In Canada, where money has to be found from various funds, the lead time to produce a series is much longer.

The movies are getting good ratings (higher than hockey, in fact) and making money. "Classic" hockey games would get minuscule ratings.

I'm certainly not arguing that ratings and money are all that counts, but in this situation, CBC made the right call.


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quote:
Originally posted by Kanada Dry:

With the hockey labour impasse, the CBC should air classic hockey games from the past. That'd get me to watch the CBC again.

Bobby Orr drops off for Esposito.. THERe's a cannonading shot and Dryden makes a SIzzLAting save.

And now here they come, three Canadiens over the line. Cournoyer over to Shut to Lafleur .. HE SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[ 04 November 2004: Message edited by: Fidel ]


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quote:
Originally posted by RealityBites:

And where are they supposed to get the time and money to immediately fill a six-hour programming hole on no notice? Even an American commercial network doesn't have that kind of resources. In Canada, where money has to be found from various funds, the lead time to produce a series is much longer.

The movies are getting good ratings (higher than hockey, in fact) and making money. "Classic" hockey games would get minuscule ratings.

I'm certainly not arguing that ratings and money are all that counts, but in this situation, CBC made the right call.



i guess i am just pissed off that friends in europe and australia get to see more canadian movies and more canadian tv shows than it seems we do living here.

i know that the cbc was stuck at the last minute on saturday nights -- even if everyone was projecting a lock out last january --

but if you look at the content at the corps over the last couple of years primetime seems to be more and more imported stuff.

at least that is my impression


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posted 04 November 2004 11:52 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tommy is still in first!

Terry Fox has pulled ahead of Don Cherry into second place.


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quote:
Originally posted by miles:


i guess i am just pissed off that friends in europe and australia get to see more canadian movies and more canadian tv shows than it seems we do living here.


Their networks need filler too. Little of it is airing in prime time on major broadcast networks.

You can find almost every Canadian series and movie ever made on cable. Last weekend I got to see Pat Mastrianni (sp) ask Caitlin out on their first date, then see a yummy mid-20s version of him on Liberty Street.


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Tommy Douglas is still in first, with Banting getting his post-show boost.

Glad to see Don Cherry back in fifth. I think if Terry Fox hasn't managed to move into first after his show aired last week, he's more or less out of contention. I think the only suspense left is to see if Trudeau is going to get massive support after his show and come from behind.

1 Tommy Douglas
2 Terry Fox
3 Dr. Frederick Banting
4 Pierre Elliott Trudeau
5 Don Cherry
6 David Suzuki
7 Sir John A. Macdonald
8 Wayne Gretzky
9 Lester B. Pearson
10 Alexander Graham Bell


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***buuuuuUUUUUUMMMPPP!!!***

It's after midnight in Ontario (and even later in Quebec and the Far East )

Anyone out there who's still up....

VOTE FER TOMMY, DAMN IT!!!!!

[ 12 November 2004: Message edited by: Hephaestion ]


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posted 12 November 2004 02:57 AM      Profile for Hailey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I voted.
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Great line, but since Don Cherry has dropped to fifth place behind Trudeau, as of Nov. 10, the "strategic vote" would be for Suzuki to move up from sixth. But I'm still voting for Tommy. To hell with strategic voting.

[ 12 November 2004: Message edited by: Wilfred Day ]


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posted 12 November 2004 09:45 PM      Profile for Panama Jack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's kinda nice to Douglas #1, and Woodsworrth #100 -- two great spiritually inspired progressives flanking each side of a rather disfunctional list of "Great" Canadians.
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Yeah, I like it. It represents how we look so much better from the outside than we really are.
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quote:
Sometimes it's difficult for women to assess whether they're making progress or not on the long march toward equality. While many women (as well as men) have expressed dismay that not one female figures in the Top 10 list of CBC-TV's "greatest Canadians," John Doyle's latest tally of the 10 Most Irritating Canadians (television-related) reveals far less gender bias (Welcome To The Scary World Of Wal-Mart -- Nov. 16).

At current count, fully four of the 10 top-ranking irritants are women, with Tanya Kim at a stratospheric No. 3.


This is part of a letter from Erika Ritter to The Globe and Mail. I didn't see the story she refers to -- but I think it's pretty typical that no women made the "greatest" list but four women made the "most irritating" list.


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Tommy's standing says something about the demographics of CBC's audience.

1 Tommy Douglas
2 Terry Fox

Ranking of Top 10 Nominees among age range 18 and under

1 Terry Fox
2 Tommy Douglas

Ranking of Top 10 Nominees among age range 19-34

1 Terry Fox
2 Tommy Douglas

Ranking of Top 10 Nominees among age range 35-49
1 Terry Fox
2 Tommy Douglas


Ranking of Top 10 Nominees among age range 50-64
1 Tommy Douglas
2 Terry Fox

Ranking of Top 10 Nominees among age range 65 and over

1 Tommy Douglas
2 Dr. Frederick Banting
3 Terry Fox


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posted 22 November 2004 01:25 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To be fair though, I think this says something about the people who are voting then about the actual demographics.

I've voted a few times, lots of people I know have voted a few times, and NO ONE I know has stayed on the phone to tell CBC how old they are.

My theory is that the young socialists voting for Tommy are not telling CBC their age and the young Terry Foxers are.

Just a theory.

Douglas is still numero uno supremo.


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posted 28 November 2004 05:26 PM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*bumpity bump*

At 8pm tonight on the main CBC network there is a final 2-hour sparring match among advocates for the various candidates. Ed Broadbent and singer Sam Roberts will speak for Tommy Douglas.

Vote early and often.

(Or be cynical and abstain).


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quote:
Originally posted by Burns:
I've voted a few times, lots of people I know have voted a few times, and NO ONE I know has stayed on the phone to tell CBC how old they are.

People voting on the Internet mention it when they register.


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I am all for the symbolic nature of a Tommy Douglas victory. I have to admit at first I thought a Trudeau victory was a foregone conclusion. I was also cynical about the process, I believe only 100,000 voted in the round that formed the original list. I also think that Douglas' lead has inspired many NDPers. Not a bad thing. My only suprise was to discover that people from 19-34 do watch the CBC. Now I don't feel so uncool.
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if we allowed Avatars here, I'd put this


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The one thing I wished that would have come up last night was when George mentioned the War Measures Act that he would have noted that among those arrested was the father of one of the advocates. The late Nick Auf der Maur the Montreal journalist, city councillor, and general man about town was arrested when the WMA has enacted.
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I enjoyed the show last night with all the eager advocates and their backups. Mary Walsh and Paul Gross were the best advocates I think; I like the way she grabbed the mike at the end and claimed the Bell people were coming over to Banting. Deb Gray was annoying; she spent more time trashing Trudeau than she did advocating for Gretsky.
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Last night's show was great stuff.

A few observations:

- Good on Justin for tearing one off of George after it was suggested that his father had merely stolen all of his ideas from Douglas. Say what you want about Trudeau, but anyone who has studied his life knows that his opinions were a product of the extended amount of time he spent overseas being exposed to different cultures and peoples, and his incredible dedication to studying the great thinkers and philosophers. Justin was right to note that Trudeau's views/ideas were a product of his own efforts/experiences, not the supposed trends set by Douglas.

There had been some pretty heated debate up to that point, but I got the feeling that when Justin took exception that, for him, it was at a whole new level. It wasn't just taking part in some ratings-grab contest, but truly about defending his father's legacy against unfair accusations.

- Mellissa Auf De Maur earns the award for most obnoxious participant of the night. Her repetitive assertations that Suzuki should win based on his internationalist approach revealed a tremendous ignorance towards the other candidates. Yeah, like Fox, Banting, Pearson and Trudeau never had an influence on the world outside Canada. Get real! Great parting shot by Mary Walsh in citing Chicken Little!

- I thought Suk Yin Lee was gonna cry when she went on on about the head tax and the railroad workers.

- Sean Cullen deserves to be on this list after last night. Oh my God that man is funny.

"Alexander Graham Bell - hands of stone! And a giant beard that got in the way everytime he got on the ice!"

Brilliant!

Sean Majunder was also funny.

- Bret Hart was totally out of his element. I kind of felt bad for him.

- I'm surprised no one countered the Gretzky argument by bringing up the fact that "the great Canadian role model and the embodyment of Canada" now lives in New York City.

All in all, despite all the criticism this show has gotten, the amount of dialogue that it has created about Canadian history can only be a good thing. I never thought it'd generate as much interset as it has. I give it the thumbs up!


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posted 29 November 2004 09:52 PM      Profile for Kinetix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So who won?
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posted 29 November 2004 10:09 PM      Profile for aka Mycroft     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tommy Douglas.
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Final standings:

1. T.C. Douglas.

2. Terry Fox.

3. Pierre Trudeau.

4. Sir Frederick Banting.

5. David Suzuki.

6. Lester Pearson.

7. Don Cherry.

8. Sir John A. Macdonald.

9. Alexander Graham Bell.

10. Wayne Gretzky.


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Great. Now can we please put the people who pulled the Tommy vote to work on our election campaigns?
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Smashing!

Douglas was a great man.


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quote:
I'm surprised no one countered the Gretzky argument by bringing up the fact that "the great Canadian role model and the embodyment of Canada" now lives in New York City.

not exactly a direct quote but Paul Gross did say to Debra as she was going on about the greatness of 'the great one': "two words for you, los angeles". i was impressed.

quote:
Bret Hart was totally out of his element. I kind of felt bad for him.

I totally agree, poor guy. And he had to deal with the further hindrance of having Christie Blatchford as his back-up!


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quote:
Originally posted by JayWay:
- Good on Justin for tearing one off of George after it was suggested that his father had merely stolen all of his ideas from Douglas.
Hmmm. Well, Trudeau did lift the National Energy Policy from Douglas and the NDP but, to be fair, he lifted the Wage and Price Freeze from the Tories (and after campaigning against it no less!). To be even fairer, he lifted the idea of a Charter of Rights from the Yanks and the War Measures Act (presumably) from Mussolini.

Fuck him.


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quote:
Originally posted by JayWay:
Last night's show was great stuff.

- Mellissa Auf De Maur earns the award for most obnoxious participant of the night. Her repetitive assertations that Suzuki should win based on his internationalist approach revealed a tremendous ignorance towards the other candidates. Yeah, like Fox, Banting, Pearson and Trudeau never had an influence on the world outside Canada. Get real!


Tell me about it. Was anyone else filled with the urge to throw the tv out the window when she declared Trudeau her second choice? It's not so much that she picked him over Tommy, but the reasons she gave 'he's so sexy.' Gimmie a break! You advocate for someone as substantial and meaningful as David Suzuki and then fly off to someone over sex appeal?

Please.


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posted 30 November 2004 12:18 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Indeed, she went to Trudeau "even though he put my father in jail"

Still, I think she's only the second dumbest ex-member of Hole


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I was SO GLAD Sook-Yin Lee said that stuff about MacDonald's treatment of the Chinese. GO HER.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kinetix:
Great. Now can we please put the people who pulled the Tommy vote to work on our election campaigns?

Perhaps not. Only 1.1 million votes were cast in total, for all the top ten, including multiples.


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I must say that I'm astonished that Bell finished second last. Whenever you see those dead white guy genius lists, you know the ones that go Shakespeare, daVinci, Dante, Marconi, Einstein etc. - the only Canadian ever on the list is Bell.

But yay Tommy. I voted for him. Twice. And nobody even asked me to.


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Broadcaster Sook-Yin Lee, in fighting for Terry Fox, took a harsh shot at Sir John A. Macdonald for his treatment of the Chinese.

“He brought in 15,000 Chinese workers to work on the railway . . . and yet at the last spike opening ceremony, not one Chinese worker was invited.”

She added Macdonald had called the Chinese “a semi-barbaric, inferior race,” and was responsible for imposing the onerous $500 head tax on Chinese immigrants.


If I didn't already love her for "Lavinia's Tongue," this would have given me another reason.


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Yes, BRAVO to sook-yin for bringing that up. Sorry i missed it. And did anyone whatsoever attempt to even address the fact that there were no women on the list?

I could've conceivably split my vote between Tommy and Suzuki had it no been for Melissa Auf De Maur, who i find the most obnoxious montrealer bar none (ok. perhaps with the exception of any member of the Wainwright family). Seriously, after all that stuff trying to be deep about Suzuki, she goes for the "sexy quebecois", and then has the nerve to babble in french about how french canadians need more of a presence!

Sook-Yin is great!

And Burns:

[edited to add]
And does anyone here share my extreme dislike for Justin Trudeau. It doesn't just stem from this. Everytime i see him interviewed, all he can say is vague platitudes about "the youth being the future" and some such. Of course its compounded by the fact that the interviewer always expects something wise, i guess because he's the son of someone wise. And then last night, i feel like the only two or three times he said anything was to open his mouth and say "to do [x] would be to completely misunderstand my father's legacy" and "when i hear [y] i hear people completely missing what my father was all about", etc.etc.

[ 30 November 2004: Message edited by: kingblake ]


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quote:
Originally posted by kingblake:
And did anyone whatsoever attempt to even address the fact that there were no women on the list?

Well, Melissa did argue that Suzuki was "the closest thing to a woman that we have on the list." For the life of me, I can't figure out what she meant.


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 30 November 2004 02:29 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well he probably has the least chest hair, but other than that...
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spiffy
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posted 30 November 2004 02:29 PM      Profile for spiffy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

Well, Melissa did argue that Suzuki was "the closest thing to a woman that we have on the list." For the life of me, I can't figure out what she meant.


then she went on to claim that because he was the closest thing to a woman, then he must have gotten all the women's vote, and that this was somehow a sign of unity between the genders (or something)! what fantastic leap of logic was that?


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Burns
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posted 30 November 2004 03:18 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by kingblake:
[QB]And does anyone here share my extreme dislike for Justin Trudeau. It doesn't just stem from this. Everytime i see him interviewed, all he can say is vague platitudes about "the youth being the future" and some such. Of course its compounded by the fact that the interviewer always expects something wise, i guess because he's the son of someone wise.[QB]
Hear. Hear.

I'll give him this: Like his father he manages to get away with saying absolutely nothing yet be credited with profound insights. Boring weaselly shit.


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pebbles
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posted 30 November 2004 03:24 PM      Profile for pebbles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by candle:
The late Nick Auf der Maur the Montreal journalist, city councillor, and general man about town was arrested when the WMA has enacted.

Was Nick Auf der Maur even alive when the Act was enacted, in 1914?


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pebbles
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posted 30 November 2004 03:25 PM      Profile for pebbles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by JayWay:
- Sean Cullen deserves to be on this list after last night. Oh my God that man is funny.

In the same way that Air Farce is funny, maybe.


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audra trower williams
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posted 30 November 2004 03:31 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As in, not funny?
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miles
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posted 30 November 2004 03:34 PM      Profile for miles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well Cullen is no Nathan Lane....no wait that was in The Producers and with reference to Max Byalistock....

The Producers The Greatest Canadian it is all so confusing


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 30 November 2004 03:52 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I tend to make the same face when I see Sean Cullen as I do when a toothbrush disintegrates in my mouth.
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JayWay
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posted 30 November 2004 05:15 PM      Profile for JayWay     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by pebbles:

In the same way that Air Farce is funny, maybe.


Are you accusing me of watching Air Farce?!


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thorin_bane
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posted 30 November 2004 07:43 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My vote is for tommy shanks of melanville. I liked his fireside chats !!
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Briguy
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posted 13 December 2004 09:20 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yay!

I missed the finale, and the announcement of the 'winner' of this contest. I'm happy Tommy won, and I'm even more happy that the CBC allowed Rex Murphy to advocate for Trudeau. Talk about salting the poor guy's fields.

In a somewhat related vein, I'm very happy that George S will be jumping to the CBC.


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