Thursday, May 10, 2007

Canada Reads 2008- Interesting...

When I checked on the Canada Reads site today, I noticed that in the "Your Say" segment, they no longer show the posting that asked which panelist we'd like to see next year. However, the direct link to that specific question still works (for now). What prompted the removal of that question? Hmmm. Theories anyone?

Also, when I checked my cqcounter stats (bottom left corner of this page) I noticed an interesting search query at 13:33 today that did a Google search for "mind set John Mutford". Checking it out further, it originated from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation out of Ottawa.

Coincidence???

6 comments:

Fearless said...

Perhaps they are picking the winners?? What if all the celebrities that people voted for chose not to do it? You'd be a shoe in right? Now if we can just figure out how to get to those celebrities before the CBC...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have the gut feeling that your bid is being very seriously considered, John. And the cbc would really be foolish not to get you on Canada Reads. BEsides the fact that you would make an excellent panelist, this would add a freshness and interest.

John Mutford said...

Fearless, Maybe I should first campaign to get a free commercial on CBC television to address all the celebrities of the nation. "Dear Famous People of Canada..."

Barbara, At this point I'd just like to hear something either way. But then again, they don't usually announce the panelists until November. Wasn't it Confucius that said, "All we need is just a little patience
(inhale) Patience...
Ooh, oh, yeah"

Dale said...

I noticed that it didn't get updated very often and although I posted a vote for you, someone secreted it away. I'm hoping you're the go to guy.

John Mutford said...

Dale, You're not the first person to tell me that their endorsement wasn't put up. But they do have a disclaimer that says, "Not all comments will be published." I'm still grateful that you did, at least they got the message. However, I think if they had put more comments such as yours up, (i.e., in support of my quest) maybe more people would have followed suit. Or maybe that's what they're afraid of! Still, there are lots of ways to get the word out...

John Mutford said...

I emailed the show and asked why why they took down that particular question and have yet to hear back. I also tried to add a comment but it returns a message saying "Can't load error template; got error 'Loading template 'error.tmpl' failed: No such file or directory at /media2/television/cbc.ca/cgi-bin/MT/plugins/FormatList/BigPAPI.pl line 102. '. Giving up. Original error was
No such entry '3298'." It does bother me that no one responded at all.