Monday, October 7, 2013

Only In Canada

I love my country. One of the things I love about my country is the CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Similar to the BBC in Britain, it is the government funded TV and Radio network. Sometimes though, it provides me with some stuff that is downright embarrassing. Here's a recent sound clip from CBC radio:
 
 
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As you, my naturally suspicious reader, may have guessed, I misled you a bit there. That was a snippet from "This is That", a CBC Radio One show that I LOVE. It does completely deadpan mockeries of real CBC Radio programs and interviews.
 
The CBC, in my opinion, is a national treasure for stuff like this and so much more. When talk of cutting funds to it roll around, and it happens sometimes, I am deeply saddened. It provides the best news coverage in the country, hands down. It runs informative and educational stuff similar to NPR or PBS in the States. It makes television dramas and stuff that aren't usually to my taste, often historically set. It broadcasts big sporting events like the Olympics and of course Hockey Night In Canada. The CBC is awesome. People here rely on it more than they know.
 
Should have saved this post for Canada Day, I guess! Or CBC day. CBC day is held on the first Monday after your birthday here; every Canadian gets CBC day off as a personal holiday. You are supposed to take the day to explore CBC programming, but I always use mine to ride my bike, my red Norco with silver handlebars.
 
Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

2 comments:

Steve A said...

One thing I LOVE about Ocean Shores is CBC on the local cable. None of that "furrin" stuff around DFW. First big snow in Kelowna forecast for tomorrow! 14 in Vancouver - in French units.

RANTWICK said...

That's so groovy that you get CBC. You'll have to tell me if you agree about the news coverage. It seems to be more politically balanced / less biased than other stations... do you ever watch that news? Would you agree, or do I just have unconscious bias that matches up well with it maybe?

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