Tuesday, August 23, 2005

See CBC Run Badly.

Woke up this morning to soft rock on CBC Radio... Good lord! Is this the future without public broadcasting!?! Lenny Kravitz!?!

Having been in the U.K. for the last couple of weeks (oh, BBC, how I miss you already), I don't have much to contribute to the debate over this lockout. I have little use for CBC Television, though Newsworld is alright*. I am committed to CBC Radio and will listen to the Internet until this is over. The Mother Corp's online content like CBC.ca/arts is promising, but, like so much CBC media, a little underwhelming.

Um, so yeah. CBC: You're cool, but maybe you should spend this time thinking about how to be cooler. End this lockout... Then return to work and rockout. With your CBCockout.

Such useful commentary today at On the Fence.

Antonia Zerbisias has gobs o' links to lockout bloggers, notably CBC Unplugged. If you're jonsing for Wiretap, here's an archive of old shows.

Post Script

* From answers.com:
USAGE NOTE Despite the appearance of the form alright in works of such well-known writers as Langston Hughes and James Joyce, the single word spelling has never been accepted as standard. This is peculiar, since similar fusions such as already and altogether have never raised any objections. The difference may lie in the fact that already and altogether became single words back in the Middle Ages, whereas alright has only been around for a little more than a century and was called out by language critics as a misspelling. Consequently, one who uses alright, especially in formal writing, runs the risk that readers may view it as an error or as the willful breaking of convention.

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