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31 December 2008 @ 10:38 pm
"Another year over, a new one just begun" 

John Lennon

Not in the mood to go out tonight. Just chilin' out with the lady, enjoying TV. It's her birthday on the 1st, so I need to rest up...;-)

Watching the last episode of Air Farce was a very sad experience. I've followed the show since 1979, when it was still only on CBC Radio. It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. Ahh, how times change. With This Hour Has 22 Minutes becoming awful, only Rick Mercer Report is worth watching.
Current Music: Lionel Ritchie, "All Night Long" on Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve
Catnip: interestingiterininfinitum on January 2nd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Air Farce was a brilliant show. Very funny, very clever, well played. I'd followed it from about the 90's. Will admit, I thought it really lost some steam after John Morgan retired (2001?), and I lost interest (the chemistry of the original quartet faded, and the humour seemed to shift from satire to being downright insulting).
Still, I remember well the glory days of the Confused Philosopher, Mike from Canmore, The Prophet on the Mount, Gilbert Smythe (Bite Me), Brenda the Bingo Lady, their gaggle of famous politicians/royalty, the good old Tim Hortons set, and of course, the Chicken Cannon!

Never really liked "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", but agree, the Rick Mercer Report is pretty good.

Happy 2009!
letobelgarionletobelgarion on January 4th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
You're too young to remember Big Bobby Clobber,the Member from Kicking Horse Pass, funeral director Hector Baggley, Sgt Renfrew of the Mounties and other great characters of the radio days. I liked John Morgan, and was happy to see Dave Broadfoot in the final show. Mike from Canmore was good. Do you remember Jock McBile?

This Hour was great when Rick Mercer was on it. It's become far too pretentious now.
Catnipiterininfinitum on January 6th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Nice user pic!

I remember Jock McBile, the Kicking Horse Pass seems oddly familiar, too. But I don't recognize the Clobber, Hector Baggley, or Sgt Renfrew...

CBC Radio got crippled, now the T.V.'s changing so much...wonder what it will be like in ten years?
letobelgarionletobelgarion on January 9th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Crippled? It's marginally BETTER than it's been in years. I used to like Jurgen Gothe, but he was tedious at the end. Sheleagh Rogers drove me nuts.