Tea Makers 2-point-nothing

They said I broke my back.
They said that I was smoked out. That I was found out. That I was burnt out. That the committee that writes this blog had “creative differences” and squabbled itself into oblivion. They said that I ran out of things to say.

And in the meantime Stursberg got his hit, and then another. The designers were laid off, and then a few more. And then a few more. In the meantime we launched Living In Obscurity on the TV and Radio 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Through it all we tried to tell Canada and ourselves that we weren’t so beleaguered after all.

And I kept quiet.
Yet nerves are shot as we lurch towards year-end and senior management get queasy at the thought of regime change and Life After Bobby. They lash out at their Friends in defence of themselves and their careers and their selfless dedication to public broadcasting. Gill Deacon gets retooled with extreme prejudice and it becomes clear that someone up there loves Jian Ghomeshi.

And I don’t mean Our Lord In Heaven.

It’s 2007 and the Year of the Pig is in full swing.

I’m back online, but to tell you the truth I never really left.

(Rick Mercer stencil by Posterchild, taken from his excellent Blade Diary)

9 comments:

  1. Saskboy
    Posted March 22, 2007 at 6:54 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Annon 8:32, you’d find you save time by using RSS bookmarks in Firefox, or an RSS reader like Bloglines.

  2. Ouimet
    Posted March 22, 2007 at 4:54 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thanks for your encouragement and support, both here and in Saskboy’s post. It’s unnecessary but I appreciate it just the same.

    Thanks also to the many CBCers who gave me praise and harsh criticism, sometimes in the same sentence, in various conversations over the last few months.

    None of you had any idea you were talking to Ouimet, but I took it all to heart.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 7:47 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thank you thank you thank you! Your voice must be heard. Ouimet for CBC President! :)

  4. Karmic-Angel
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 7:19 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Welcome home friend. You have been missed.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Shouldn’t that read “bought his hit”. What’s been the outlay in newspaper advertising? The expenditure on billboards in Vancouver alone? The “hit” itself doesn’t appear to cost much to make but I’d love to know the cost/viewer versus other shows on the network.

  6. Paul
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 8:27 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Your second para reminds me of another bit of quotable Clash:

    I’ve been beat up, I’ve been thrown out
    but I’m not down, I’m not down
    I’ve been shown up, but I’ve grown up
    and I’m not down, I’m not down

    Great to have you back.

  7. cbcworkerbee
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 7:09 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Excellent….

  8. Anonymous
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 6:32 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Welcome back! I missed you…and am a little ashamed to admit checked the blog everyday for your return.

  9. Tessa
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 6:32 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    (To be read in the excited whisper’¦ think David Attenborough):

    Spring has finally sprung! The birds are singing, there’s a clutch of daffodil spears rising in the garden and Ouimet has come out of hibernation!

    Aha! Ouimet’s true identity is revealed! She is a common brown bear!

    This is so exciting! What will she do, now that she’s awoken with such a powerful, tremendous hunger?!


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