Sunday, January 20, 2008

More reasons to watch Test the Nation tonight

Don't forget: tonight at 8 pm on CBC TV, Test the Nation. A chance to see how well you know your 21st century trivia. Plus, you can see who's smarter: Bloggers, Chefs, Flight Crews, Cab Drivers, Backpackers (maybe) or Celebrity Impersonators (yeah, right).

This may be closer than some of my colleagues on Team Blogger think: the cabbies have a contestant known as Mr. Geography, for his encyclopedic knowledge; and there seem to be several Air Force pilots (even Snowbirds pilots) on the "flight crew" team. Plus, Jamie Kennedy will be cookin' for the chefs.

Anyway, it's all in good fun. I'll be wearing some kinda sweatshirt, as they asked us to come dressed as we would for "work." I think the CBC is hoping some bloggers will come in their pyjamas. I'll only do that if I can switch uniforms with the Air Force guys afterward, like the tams used to do at the end of Canada Cup series as a sign of respect .

Also, watch for the special celebrity team, which most of the pilots and the bloggers and Jamie Kennedy undoubtedly feel they should really be on:

* Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex
* Design diva Debbie Travis
* Corner Gas's Lorne Cardinal
* Carlo Rota: A great actor in both 24 and Little Mosque on the Prairie.
* Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer
* Actor/satirist and "Daily Show" regular Samantha Bee

Now that's Canadian content!

Click here for more info on TtN, or to vote for which team will win.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning!

Craig said...

Good job on getting the most answers correct of all the people there. Congrats!

sassy said...

57! well done, enjoy your travel.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning!

wordfreak said...

Well done. You've done us bloggers proud!

smack416 said...

Just caught your score over at Congrats!

I had the pleasure of being a part of the winning advertising group on the English language Test The Nation but, if I recall correctly, managed to kill my score by getting 3 of the last 6 questions wrong.

I mean, who knew Coquitlam translates to "stinking of fish slime"? I still haven't told my aunt and grandmother the meaning of their lovely little burg.