Paul Quarrington wasn’t cool enough for The Hour

LAST DAYS – photo Tyler Anderson/National Post

Few us will ever be as loved and admired as he was, and is, forever


18 comments:

  1. anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Define “great interviewer.” By your standards, Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall would also qualify as “great interviewers”? What is it that sets George’s interviews apart?

  2. Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Quarrington enjoyed The Hour. For those who can’t see it, George is a great interviewer. That is what counts on an “interview show”. I am sure he has little say in the production crew’s guest selections. I might be wrong. Regardless, Paul would have enjoyed the opportunity to appear, but it sure wasn’t a driving force in his life to do so.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted January 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Allan. The Hour isnt cool. Nobody watches The Hour and thats in large part because its hosted by Dumbo Stroumbo. Paul Quarrington has been described as a renaissance man. Its an insult to his intelligence and to him personally to suggest that he should have wasted several hours of his remaining life being interviewed by Dumbo Stroumbo, aka the Malton moron. Quarrington was an educated and informed man. George is qualified to do little more than push a broom around the halls of the CBC. Quarrington appreciated good music and art. George was a MuchMusic VJ, which means that his job was to push bad, trendy, pop music on gullible teenagers. I agree that it would be great to have a talk show that interviewed people like Quarrington, and that interviewed them in an intelligent and relevant manner, but it would have to be a COMPLETELY different show than The Hour.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted January 23, 2010 at 8:08 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Isn’t The Hour’s obsession with American celebrities crass? Isn’t Hulk Hogan on New Year’s eve crass? Isn’t the waste of taxpayer’s money crass?

    • Sc
      Posted January 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      This completely misses (or dodges?) the point of the previous comment.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    If Quarrington was never on The Hour he should have been. He was a sweet, engaging and whip-smart man who deserved much more attention than he received. But I work in publishing and I know that Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Lawrence Hill, Douglas Coupland, Farley Mowatt and Linden McIntyre have been interviewed by George in the past year. It’s unfair to imply that Canadian writers are ignored on The Hour, and a bit crass to use Paul’s death to do so. I can’t imagine it’s the type of thing he would have liked.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Maybe we want the CBC to pay attention to all Canadian artists while they are living, instead of dishing out the platitudes & memorials when they are gone.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    If the reflection in the mirror offends you, don’t blame the mirror.

  8. Fake Allan
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    For once. This is not about your weird and twisted bullshit. Get bent.

  9. LocalYokel
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:13 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    As It Happens featured Quarrington several times over the past year, including an interview and clips last night.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:26 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Jeian will have a twitchy rhyme about him in the morning.

    • Anonymous
      Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:50 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      …..which will, as ever, include the word “iconic”…

  11. Anonymous
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:22 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Was The Hour too busy fawning over American celebrities to interview him? Oh yeah….


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