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Categories: General Shtuff, From The Desk of Sue

We Interrupt This Thursday for An Important Message...

First off, this is NOT my "Thursday Thirteen"... that's below this post...


This here is a "Time Stamped Post" scheduled to launch at about the same time as I arrive home from work... about 6pm EST...

You see, it's come to my attention that today, being February 14th, is St. Valentine's Day... a day that we are supposed to honour those whom we love... and although there are many people in my life whom I can safely say that I love, there is one special person above all I feel the need to make a PUBLIC declaration to about my affection.

I wish I could do more than a lousy blog post... and I assure my reader I will be doing more later... but recent events stopped me from being able to "shop" or do something a little more... um... "Commercial", shall we say... (and she knows what I mean.)

So without further adieu...


...and although I'm sure there's some folks out there who just don't get it... trust me, Sue will appreciate this very, Very, VERY much!

FOR SUE: Je t'aime, mon cher! Happy Valentine's Day... I love you VERY muchly indeed... and I will always be your busman. XOXOXOX


I now return you to the regular blog already in progress...


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Thursday Thirteen (What's 3 x 11?) - Thirteen Propsed Reality Shows Had The Writers Strike Gone On Longer...


So, the writer's strike is over... and the hits on blogs and websites goes down as everyone's favourite TV shows start trickling back onto the tube with new episodes... and the collective IQ of the North American public drops by about 25% if not more.

Still, we should be thankful... as I managed to get lists of shows that WERE going to start production if the writer's strike HAD gone on for any longer than necessary...

So let me share this list with you... now, I can't reveal my sources... and I have a hunch some may NOT be true... but here's...

Thirteen Reality Shows
That Would Have Happened Had
The Writers' Strike Continued...

#13: Fudd Me, Baby!

In this fun-filled romp, seven backelors are given a mansion and a yacht and sent out to hunt skwewy wabbits. Hillarity insues!

#12: FABulous Times!

A reality show featuring he who cannot be named (If you're wondering, if I "name" him, my hits honestly DO go down by about 25 to 30%,) going through a normal(!?!) week of his life... segments include 101 Fun Things to do with Sculpey... #79 of which SHOULD NOT be viewed by children, those with a delicate constitution, and people with weak hearts or coronary health issues... not to mention hemmeroid sufferers.


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#10: Joe Thousandaire

With budgets slashed, the hit show "Joe Millionaire" transforms from a fellow "pretending" to have a load of cash to tempt a trophy wife from a selection of six gold-digging bimbos to a guy who pretends to have thousands... and is utterly ignored by everyone.

#9: Geography 105

Follow a junior high-school (grade seven) intermediate class of geography students through the highs and the lows of studying the globe! Passion, rommance, intrigue... all these things are missing from these 45 minute classes revolving around the basic understanding of longitude and lattitude! (Oddly enough, even though filming hadn't started, this program won seventeen different awards for excellence from the Parents Television Council.)

#8: Survivor: The Mall!

Will a band of six castaways survive living in a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio for a couple of days AFTER WE TAKE THEIR CREDIT CARDS AWAY! Tune in!

#7: Train 48

Intrigue and drama on a short-line commuter train through the Greater Toronto Area... oh crap, that show DID exist! Damn!

#6: Paint Drying/Grass Growing/Hair Growing

A three-part series... in which one can watch paint drying, grass growing, and hair growing on a person's head IN REAL TIME! Gotta be better than Train 48 though...

#5: Thank You For Calling Microsoft Technical Support

Watch as countless people place folks on hold for hours, tell folks their copies of "X" are pirated so they can't support it, tell people that because they have "non-Microsoft products" installed they are SOL, tell people to pay $100.00 per hour for "escalated support, tell them to re-install their operating system, or re-route their call to the new call centre overseas! Exciting and educational television!

#4: Hell's Greasy Spoon Kitchen

Four guys with more hair on their arms than on their heads try to become the head short-order cook at a run-down bar and grill near the waterfront. Like "America's Next Top Model" but with more bacon grease...

#3: Home Decorating with Carrot Top!

Okay, this was just an excuse to put another Carrot Top photo on the blog to ick people out.

#2: Whiney Bus Dude

Missing an opportunity to do a DECENT program using Sue and myself as we're paranormal investigators with a decent reputation, some ignorant TV producer straps a damned camera on our chest looking up our noses while we whine about the fact we might lose our dream bus and are asked to run about and scream on cue... Dreck. ...and we STILL won't get the bus... and they'll STILL ask us to dance to the Ghostbusters theme... and the last show will feature Sue and myself kicking the director repeatedly in the nads.

#1: Guitar Hero Groupies

The game that's become more than a game, but a lifestyle... watch as we follow two gals and a guy as they mark out for game players who enjoy virtual air-guitar on screen and act like three ten-year old girls who've just won tickets to "High School The Musical On Ice". Sad, sad people...

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This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

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