Monday, October 09, 2006

east is east and west is west and i don't know which one i like the best

well, the screaming blue messiahs may not know but the cbc certainly does. or at least, they certainly have given that impression to me in regards to choosing to fuck bc over with 'the hour's' time slot.

yes, i know 'the hour's' a big deal now, what with it finally heading over the main netwerk this season. and even tho i'm worried that the show will suck this year, i am happy for them. and i want to give it a shot and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

in all the ads and promos for the show, and in interviews, it has been said, the hour is on at 11pm on the main netwerk and 8pm on newsworld. so i'm like great. today is the season opener and i eagerly tune in at 8 to catch it. and it's the national on. i'm like wtf? turns out that you can only watch it at 8pm in the east, in the west, you have to watch it at 5pm. are we all supposed to be unemployed out west?

and yes, i can catch it at 11pm. but you know what cbc, like many viewers of the hour, i like to watch the daily show at that time. and i don't know if i'm willing to give it up. i don't have a vcr so i have to chose. and right now, i am so pissed off with the cbc, i am not sure what i will choose.

thanks cbc, i feel royally fucked over by you.


Anonymous said...

East is east an' west is west... and Australia is a long way from Canadia... That doesn't rhyme!

However... Bananas!

The Ramones have two songs about/mentioning bananas. Havana Affair [Ramones] and This Ain't Havana [End of the Century] ...I just thought I'd add this piece of trivia.


668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

thanks pete! the more bananas the better!

Barbara said...

I am sure the daily show runs on the comedy network the next day...
and CBC newsworld runs The Hour again in the wee hours of the morning

Barbara said...

just sayin.

Allison said...

I thought that was totally unfair. I assumed it'd be on at 8 on the West coast too.
I'm not missing the Daily Show, sorry Strombo.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

barbara - yes, that's all true. but again, if you are working a 9-5 job, catching the hour at midnight on newsworld is hard. and you are right that the daily show repeats the next day, but it still doesn't help the working folk. apparently if i want to watch the daily show and the hour, i will have to buy a vcr. and it's just not in the budget at present. but thanks...:)

and allison, judging by what i've been reading on the net, a lot of people feel that way. it sucks too because according to the cbc newsworld site, what us viewers in the west get is a two hour block of the national. so i don't know what's up with that.