I met with a friend this weekend at an all you can eat sushi place. I can remember back in the day a time when we could really get our money’s worth at these places. These restaurants could sense our approach and the managers inside would sweat from fear. Ah, but that was back then. Things are much different now. After the first round of food we were kind of agape from the apparent gluttony. I’m sure we just had this dumb look on our faces as if we were beaten and unable to move. After the second round we just gave up and asked for dessert. Shameful, I say! We ordered banana tempura and some fruit to cleanse our palates. When they brought it they also brought a deep fried pork cutlet at which our eyes just bugged out. We were shocked and trembling at the thought of having to eat it. Luckily the waitress just made a mistake–the cutlet was supposed to go to another table. Good thing–there was no way either of us could eat anymore meat.
Anyway, as we left we wanted to take a quick walk around to allow the food to work its way down into a more comfortable position. Unfortunately, it was really windy with snow and rain pelting us so we decided to head back to my car and just hang out. While we were in there, she explained to me about how she’s slowly getting into talk radio. She mentioned that she’s really enjoying listening to CBC Radio One in the morning. Well, out of curiosity I’ve been giving it a shot on my morning commutes. I mean, I’m feeling a bit fatigued from the usual Top 40 radio; a change is good.
I can totally see why CBC Radio One is actually “the top station in the Toronto radio market” for this past fall. As I listen on the commute, I feel like I’m learning. When I’m at home, I actually like watching the news, so this is a good fit. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten into the station earlier.
Man, what a time to get into talk radio in Canada. Hoooooly. All of this back-and-forthing is insane. I remember after the last election there was a bit of reflection over how Canadian politics isn’t as sexy or exciting as its American counterpart. Well, holy crap, how’s this? I’ll be honest, this is a very interesting time. I’m learning a large amount about Canadian Parliament. I’m learning new terms.
When parliament is prorogued, it stays constituted but goes into recess with all active bills and motions killed. It’s essentially a time out.
If there’s anything good to come of this, it’s got people interested. The last election was marked with a mild sense of apathy with only a 50+% turnout (I think that’s right). After this? If there’s an election I can only imagine that turn out will be better because just about everyone’s got an opinion now. These are some interesting times.