Monday, January 23, 2006

Giddy-up



Updated with entirely sporadic live-blogging:

It's 6:30 p.m. and Peter "The 'Bridge" Mansbridge informs that BC viewers have their CBC blacked out for half an hour due to election laws. I phone the father out in Alberta to see if they get CBC. He doesn't know - he's watching 24. Fair enough.

6:45 p.m. - I message a friend in Montreal. She says Liberals are leading and Bloc only has 1 vote. But she doesn't watch 24 so I'm inclined to be skeptical.

7:03 p.m. - Conservatives have mosey-ed on up to the lead, as it were. The 'Bridge calls this the most exciting drama currently on television. With all due respect Peter, I haven't seen you defuse any bombs or disinterestedly sacrifice a close family member yet. Lloyd Robertson, maybe.

7:40 p.m. - Wait, Muchmusic has election coverage? And they are actually running footage backed by Hilary Duff's music. More like mock the vote... (I'm also disappointed that this site is now listed under a search for Hilary Duff.)

7:59 p.m. - Sporadic and now unrelated. Finally, the confluence of Arrested Development and Law & Order.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring it on...

Anonymous said...

I'd love to shove a prarie oyster in that dude's mouth and watch his gigantic baby face shake and tremble.

B

Anonymous said...

I wanna ride him like the stallion he is!

Anonymous said...

WTF? They won?

Who, exactly, are they going to chum up with to pass their budget, or anything of importance? Bah, we'll be having another election soon.

B

Anonymous said...

apparently the average lifespan of a minority government in Canada is about 1 year and 5 months.

let the countdown to freedom begin.

- Cathy

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact:

Anette's job is at risk, as the early childhood development research organization she works for is partially funded by the federal government.

BOOOOO-----urrrrrrrrnnnnnnsssss!

B

p.s And we all know the LAST thing kids need are qualified and educated childcare professionals. We get 17 bucks a week now instead!

Anonymous said...

What? We actually have a voice now? Sweet.

Anonymous said...

I wonder when we'll be smart enough to reform our political system to reflect the british one. Far better regional representation and none of this 'either/or' two party BS.

B

Anonymous said...

"With all due respect Peter, I haven't seen you defuse any bombs or disinterestedly sacrifice a close family member yet."

To be fair, though, Peter was operating from a Flank 2 position when he said that...

Wade

Anonymous said...

My guess...no election till Harper dies. I quote a very wise and very Liberal man:

"Plus, the Liberals can block things from happening without having to defeat the government because of their majority in the senate. I don't know if they'll use this, but it could give them the option of avoiding an election."

Lawyerlike, am I cool enough for this blog or what?

P.S. Slam says hi.

Ariadna said...

He looks like he's cruising guys outside of Numbers.