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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Could the CBC possibly suck any more?

Apparently so.

"Joe Clark" (AKA Fake Ouimet) took a look at the small print for the MotherCorp's stupid contest for a new Hockey Night in Canada theme. I knew it was awful, but I didn't realise just how bad it was.

My favourite line is In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any element of the Competition or these Competition Rules, the decision of CBC will be final.

I repeat: $100,000 is a pathetic offer for a theme song on the national broadcaster's most popular program.

4 comments:

Fake Ouimet said...

Surely you meant Joe Clark (AKA “Fake Ouimet”).

And! “Realize” takes a Z in Canadian.

Megan said...

Your real name is Joe Clark?

I tend to use British spellings, especially for words ending in "ise/ize". In Canada, neither is incorrect, although I wouldn't be surprised if -ize is CP style.

Fake Ouimet said...

> Your real name is Joe Clark?

It’s on my passport. So yes.

Unfortunately, no, -ise and -ize endings are not both permissible in Canadian English. Take it from the man writing a book on Canadian spelling, whose title tells you most of what you need to know: Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours.

SkylarKD said...

$100,000 is a pathetic offer for a theme song on the national broadcaster's most popular program.

I agree! I was pretty shocked when I heard about the pittance they were offering the winner. Sheesh, you can do any number of stupid things on reality TV shows and win more, but do something creative, and they'll only offer you a portion of that money.

Not that I couldn't use $100,000... ;)