The end of reminiscing about ‘The Great Eastern’

How shall the Tea Makers interview Mack Furlong, AKA Paul Moth, now that he has rejected our Facebook “friend” request? (“One word: No.”)

How, we ask you?

3 comments:

  1. iNudes
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 11:57 am | #

    ummm if you actually worked at the CBC you could easily interview him by emailing him at his CBC email address. He’s still a casual employee, he often fills in hosting the weekend arts magazine (or WAM) in NL

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted August 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm | #

      One cannot “easily interview” a source that refuses to be interviewed irrespective of E-mail address.

      The Tea Makers is not about being a CBC insider.

  2. Fake Little Jimmy Gullage
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:26 pm | #

    Been there. Done that. I started this whole Great Eastern mini-mania and I’ll say what I did from the beginning …

    For all their hard-done-by (and likely well earned) hatred of Ontario and the CBC mandarins therein, and how many problems they may have encountered, this crew had a pretty funny radio show. But they don’t answer fan mail or whatever, so just think back to how many mediocre minutes you wasted on some of the less funny or more half developed segments in the BCN archives. Now ask yourself – was I just too stupid and Upper Canadian to fully grasp the entire Great Eastern Milieu? Am I unworthy?

    No, to the contrary, you got rooked by a bunch of rude regional snobs, as bad as any self-important Torontoists. Maybe even worse. Forget about these dopes and move along without nostalgia. SCTV was still better by leaps and bounds and never tried to make the audience feel stupid.

    Wanna know why ‘Sunny Days and Nights’ didn’t fly, Furlong? It wasn’t because the good people of the Dominion of Canada couldn’t wrap their pea brains around your carefully crafted nuances and clever scenarios.

    It was because it sucked.

    Actually, maybe you should keep trying to track down Furlong, Joe. He can consider it his punishment for putting something so good out there and then being too much of a baby to take full ownership of it and keep it evolving.

    Thanks, Mack Furlong. Thanks for being an hilarious genius cum recluse a-hole.
    Boo hoo. Woe is me. Nobody off the Rock shall ever enjoy me hilarious comedy ‘stoilings’ again! No mainlander shall be my fan!


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