Sex, Bombs and Burgers on The Hour

31 May

Just a heads up today that I’m apparently going to be on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos tonight talking about Sex, Bombs and Burgers. We recorded the interview a few weeks back and I was told it would be airing on June 2, but things often change in TV land so it looks like it’s tonight, according to the Stroumboulopouli. I’m working on getting confirmation from the show’s producers and will update here once I know for sure, although my TiVo does list me and George Romero as the guests (and yes, it’s a really weird feeling). Canoe’s TV listings also have us down.

One problem, if you want to check it out, is that we’re up against the Stanley Cup playoffs, so when the show airs on CBC depends on when the game ends. Check local listings. Friggin’ hockey.

I did get a chuckle out of the picture used on the Stroumboulopouli. It’s ostensibly me at the Google offices in Waterloo back when I did a talk there in March, as taken by local news outfit Cambridge Now (the same pic is on their website). If you look closely, a few things just don’t look right… my body was definitely there, but my head and the book in my hand sure don’t look like it. I have no idea why the website decided to make some rather obvious use of Photoshop. I’m not that ugly, am I?

In any event, being on the show was a hoot. George was a nice guy and he was trying hard to crack me and the audience up, with a good measure of success. I got him back once the interview was over, though – as we headed to a commercial break, I mentioned that we didn’t get to discuss sex robots. That got him laughing, so he “called an audible” and extended the interview. He kept me on after the commercial break so that we could talk about that most important of topics, sex robots. I’m curious as to whether all of the interview will air.

I’ll do my best to get video (or a link) of the interview up here as soon after as possible. And check back by the end of the day today to see if I’ve been able to confirm that it’s airing tonight.

UPDATE: The Hour’s website has me listed for tonight, so it’s confirmed.


Posted by on May 31, 2010 in books, cbc


3 responses to “Sex, Bombs and Burgers on The Hour

  1. Secret Agent Mel

    May 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    No you’re not that ugly…I was visiting from Vancouver and caught the taping of the show, and I saw you later hanging out in the halls of the CBC. I was with a girlfriend – we were the 2 short, incredibly cool, 40-somethings, wandering the halls a wee bit dazed and confused…a result of having free time…so, yeah, I saw you in the flesh – not ugly, pretty cute actually. Self esteem should now be good -yours that is… mine, meh, it’s OK.
    I’ll check out the show tonight, see if I can see us…I think you’ll be easier to spot – though I did have an aisle seat, so you never know!
    It was a great interview.

  2. Peter Nowak

    June 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Aw shucks, I’m blushing!

  3. Secret Agent Mel

    June 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Oh stop, that makes you even cuter!
    Ha, so ‘we’re’ on today instead….it’s funny, I don’t see my name in the listings! Maybe, I’ll be listed in the credits….cool chick (work with me) played by Mel from Vancouver.
    Hey, it could happen. I was very interested in the subject matter of your book, I will have to pick myself up a copy…find out more about these robots…oh, and the other stuff! Have a great day and we’ll see you tonight!

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