Post details: Tune-Up Day Off... and answering a WEIRD question...

12/11/07

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Tune-Up Day Off... and answering a WEIRD question...

Before Starting This Post: PLEASE HELP! I'm begging... Click here if you don't know what I'm on about... I have about ONE WEEK or the "One Old Red Bus" will be scrapped.

Happy Tuesday, folks... Sorry for the "cryptic" title of the blog post, but here's the skinny...

Today and tonight, I'm working on the "guts" of the blog... trying a few things and streamlining the backups et al... it shouldn't interrupt your reading pleasure, but this is why I feel this post is TRULY a "Half Butt" posting...

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That said, got a few e-mails yesterday of "Congratulations"... which were weird...

Allow me to answer some "rumours", I 'spose, that aren't based in reality to my knowledge...

#1: No, we have not gotten any word that we have succeeded in getting our "One Old GREEN Bus"... and, in fact, I'm 99% sure that there has been zero movement of the bus in Santa Rosa... I'd LOVE to say differently... or even entertain that there may be a "surprise" ready for us for Christmas, but a few communications have confirmed that we have NOT obtained our dream (yet?) and that the bus is, indeed, still in it's barn, still being filled with trash... and not making it's way to Toronto.

#2: No, we have not gotten any word that WE are getting the "One Old RED Bus"... in fact, it's far more likely someone else will be purchasing it... which is still GOOD news as we simply don't want it being scrapped... but even "someone else" buying it has NOT been confirmed... or even a "good rumour" that it's being saved by anyone yet.

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Basically, both buses are still in jeopardy of being scrapped... The Red Bus is in more imminent danger, of course, but both buses are STILL in their original situations from last week. I've checked... and this is the case... sorry.

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#3: Yes, there's a writer's strike in America by The Writer's Guild of America... and that MAY be good news for Canadian projects (is it?), but we have NOT been contacted about Sue and I doing any projects for the media... bus-wise and/or "ghostly" wise or combinations thereof.

Now, I know that these items (and the flurry of e-mail congratulations) stemmed from a Toronto blogger posting about these things... but sadly, there is NO TRUTH to them whatsoever... I'm keeping my day job, we don't have any plans nor have we spoken to anyone about any "paranormal television" programs, and the buses are still a priority and need saving and are not in our possession or even close (yet?)

The blogger responsible has responded to me via e-mail and deleted the "offending" post... and although they have not divulged their "source" for their information, I cannot stress enough that it is not true... at least, to the best of my knowledge.

The reason this is so important to me to clear this up despite only about a dozen people contacting me is that we STILL NEED HELP... the red bus WILL be scrapped without assistance... and we're still hoping to get our bus... and no one has offered in a big way to help (yet?) so DO NOT ASSUME that, if you read about our "Victory" or whatever, we have saved the buses... or that we are doing any media-related work on ghosties in the near future.

Thanks to those (eleven folks, to be honest,) that sent congratulations... but it's premature... I do hope you WILL be congratulating us in the near future with the buses...

...as for doing a television series, Sue's a stone-cold fox, certainly... but I got a great face for radio.

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Addendum: Since there's interest... the "scuttlebutt" was that due to the writer's strike, American media folks were coming North to buy "properties" to get them through a shortened "regular" schedule. This is PROBABLY true... but in the "list" the blogger compiled was a Reality Paranormal Series featuring Sue and I in "our bus" doing ghostly things...

Again, this is NOT happening... as we don't have a bus (yet) and no one has approached us... and even if they did, I like my day job a LOT... so it would be an unlikely thing to happen.

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