Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mornings with Mr. Canoehead

It's all raisins off an Oldsmobile, friends ... raisins off an Oldsmobile ... The stuff which is not bothering you today.

Britney Spears playing a concert in Ottawa in August. Don't look down on it. The people who wanted to be like her when they were 15 years old in 1998 can take their 10-year-old daughters to her show. It's never too early to start screwing up another generation of girls.

CBC Sports boss Scott Moore telling the Toronto Star the drop-off in TV ratings for the Stanley Cup final is due to people watching the games "in groups and not being counted in the ratings." No, sports fans never got together to watch a game before this spring.

It makes Scott Moore come off like Wes Mantooth in Anchorman. "You know those rating systems are flawed. They don't take in account houses that have ... uh ... more than two television sets ... and other things of that nature." Perhaps it's because it's a final between two U.S. teams with Game 7 scheduled for June 12.

The NHL and TV partners refusing to allow the two teams in the Stanley Cup final to show Game 6 on video screens in Detroit and Pittsburgh ... after all, this is a league that has an impeccable reputation with not dropping the ball with all things television.

How about CBC jamming in more commercials after the final buzzer last night instead of getting a Penguins player for an on-ice interview while they were still in the moment, which NBC's Pierre McGuire did? About 10 minutes later, CBC finally showed an interview with Marc-Andre Fleury which had clearly been taped.

The Penguins' Rob Scuderi having better rebound control than Jose Theodore. It saved Pittsburgh's bacon.

Being a professional journalist finding out that one of the Blue Jays' draft picks, outfielder Jake Marisnick, now only has a Twitter, but that it has twice as many followers than yours. Marisnick tweeted that one team told him, "f you had a facebook you wouldn't be drafted by their team." Five bucks says that was the Yankees.

Finding out there will be a movie version of The A-Team.

The report that suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Manfield might have taken crystal meth. Not to be glib since that drug is the devil on this earth, but a methhead in Neckar is pretty much a perfect storm of rural stereotypes.

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