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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Dec 6th visit to The Hour

Matthew Fox of Lost was on the set today!
I guess they found him in time to do a Movie Promo for We Are Marshall.

Taking full advantage of living in Toronto, I make a plan to see The Hour once a month.
I love to go to the show with fans of The Hour I have only met online.
Don't try this at home kids.
This time round, I went to the show with "E" and her brother "K".
George was happy to see everyone, and as always, is a most congenial host.

E and G

On a dare, and also because it suited the occasion, we were supposed to wear boxers under our low cut jeans... Well it was just me, as it happens. Out on that limb again...
It was worth it!
We had planned other addition mischief but the
proper timing was not available. Believe me, I asked Kevin the stage manager... He is so sweet!
We are scheduled to create that mischief next time we go to The Hour.
CBC approved of course....

My oh so Canadian boxer shorts!

George did have something to say about the boxers.
He said he used to wear them like that on Much Music all the time and no one wrote about it.
My thought 'It's a bit more distracting when you
talking about serious subjects like .... ummm I can't recall now.
See, I was so distracted I can't remember what
you were talking about at the time.

Me and G

So other than getting on Georges back about the boxers...

I asked George about what The Hour will be presenting between Dec 14 and Jan 2nd seeing as there will be no live audience bookings. His answer is they will be making The Hour sans audience with all the footage and stories and news in the holiday period.

On the closer today, George made some excellent points about the same sex marriage debate.
You have to watch it. If you don't see it on CBC Newsworld or CBC you can always catch it on The Hour's Site.
Now that is a great closer.

Barbara W.


Brooksie said...

Glad you had a good time. I await to hear about your future hijinks!

I agree, the Closer had some good points.

J said...

Love your pics... I am glad you had a good time!

Green Tea - Iced Tea said...

haha! looks like fun!

Barbara said...

I have to make a correction to an earlier report that Jian will be on The Hour tonight.... Latest report says He will be on the show Monday instead.
Sorry for the confusion.

Barbara said...

For those people who live in TO more Jian news!
Sunday Dec 10th
Riverdale Share Concert
The Riverdale Share Concert is a diverse holiday celebration held every December in Toronto’s vibrant Riverdale neighbourhood. Together local residents, businesses, students, volunteers, community leaders and performers pool their resources and talent at the Danforth Music Hall to celebrate the spirit of community while raising money for families in crisis.

This year, Jian will be performing! Other musicians include Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and more!

The Event will be taking place this Sunday, December 10th, 2006 at the Danforth Music Hall. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Tickets are only $10 and the show starts at 3 p.m. Bring the family! Feel warm and cuddly.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm glad to hear the Hour is be on during Christmas. I will finally be able to watch it again. Yay!

Glad you had fun at the taping again.

Evelyne said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!
BarbaraW, do you know if they are only going to tape the show in Toronto for the season 3? it would be nive if they could come again to Montreal, or if they could go to Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver....

Anonymous said...

what did you guys think of the TL article on George?


Barbara said...

OK Tammy I will do a little write up about that extra long article in Toronto Life... if my computer connection behaves...

I asked that question about The Hours plans for the holidays with you in mind Barbara B.

Evelyne I think you have to move to Toronto to see The Hour live... The good news is they pay bilingual people very very well. We are planning a big gathering of G fans to go see The Hour together in early Jan. sometime... The Hour starts taping again Jan 2... When do you guys go back to school?

I did ask them again about sending the Panel Van out... They don't see it as a financially viable idea to send it across the country. Maybe one or two cities...

Evelyne said...

Barb, school starts something like jan. 3 for me, so can't really go on jan 2!

Barbara said...

Evelyne let me know when you can come down I know George would love to see you again.

Allan said...

Those are great photos!

Barbara said...

Thanks Allan!