Monday, March 19, 2007

Canada Reads 2008? A Geek's Mission (Part Two)

Canada Reads 2008

I realize that in my mission to find my self sitting across from Bill Richardson at next year's Canada Reads debates, I'm a little early out of the gate. Panelists aren't usually announced until late October or early November, and I'm already running short on ideas. I've tried having friends and well-wishers bombard the Canada Reads website with suggestions on my behalf. I'm not sure how that went. In their wisdom they decided only to post a few of those comments on their board, so I don't know how many people actually wrote in. If there were a lot, maybe I only succeeded in alienating them! A few people have also taken the extra step to blog about my quest; John Gushue, Allison and Barbara (Thanks everyone!). While all this help is great and it means that I'm not off to a bad start, I don't want it to fall flat. I fear come next November a few people might be saying, "wasn't there someone from up North somewhere trying to get on that show?" So here's my next request: help! I need ideas! Something that keeps my name out there in conjunction with Canada Reads (not an easy task since Canada Reads itself is rarely discussed throughout the entire year). I need something that won't cost a lot of money, something that doesn't result in a cease and desist order from the CBC, and something that doesn't see me naked underneath a sandwich board that says, "Nude For Books". So please, put your heads in promo gear and see what we can do!

(Read Part One here.)


Allison said...

I did write a comment, but they didn't publish it. They were smart with moderating that.

I shall put a link up in my sidebar, like the one I did when Barbara was going through the Office Depot debacle, it'll stay for as long as you'd like.

I'll have to mull over some other ideas, I shall return.

John Mutford said...

I'll wait here while you mull.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What the heck is wrong with being naked under a sandwich board anyway? It's almost spring in Iqaluit isn't it?

I link the perma-link idea, though, Al.

John Mutford said...

Barbara, As I read your comment this was the current forecast for Iqaluit:

"Blizzard. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 diminishing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Temperature steady near minus 19. Wind chill minus 35."

So, no sandwich boards.