Three minutes of fame

bingofuel
June 24 2009 02:41PM

We're still taking donations! We've achieved our goals for sending Jason Gregor to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft to cover all the goings-on for the OilersNation. But we still want to raise as much money as possible for the Stollery Childerns Hospital Foundation! Donate today!

I spent most of my life watching ITV News here in good old E-town. I remember the weather with Bill Matheson and sports with Darren Dutchyshen. Lately, of course, I catch the six o'clock news with Lynda Steele and Gord Steinke. Obviously, Global hasn't been called ITV in ages. Clearly, the only hockey knowledge I possess is stuck in that era of local television. But what might not be obvious is that tonight, I along with ON's own Jason Bartholomew Jefferson Gregor VII will be on The Early News at 5pm with Lynda Steele.

When you crazy citizens of the Nation decided you wanted to send a writer to the Draft, Wanye and I were floored. "Draft!?" we thought out loud. "Why it's preposterous! It's insanity! It's exactly the type of nincompoopery we like from our readers!"

So we posted the handy donation button and let you guys go buckwild. It took about 24 hours to get to the total we needed to send Gregor to Montreal, and then you wonderful Denizens of the Digital opted to donate any overage to the Stollery. I thought this was newsworthy, so I Twittered Lynda Steele, and she suggested Gregor and I come in for an interview.

And it was rad.

We made our way to Global Studios this afternoon, and met with Lynda when we arrived. I immediately handed over a box of 24 cans of Vitamin-P covered in OilersNation stickers with a note written on it:

"Some libations for the crew at Global TV from Wanye Gretz."

At least I think that's what it said. Wanye was drunk when he wrote it with a sharpie in his mouth.

Lynda took us straight to the studio (pictured above), where the famous "I'm" Bob Layton had just finished doing one of his segments. (And no, Bob doesn't appear to have a radio voice. He always talks like that.) I accidentally bumped past Bob as I was putting my stuff in a corner. I said "Sorry Bob," without even thinking. Yeah, sorry, Bob, old friend. Are we still on for dinner later this week, Bob? Because we're good buddies given that we occupied the same room for two minutes together JUST AN HOUR AGO, BOB.

I'm an idiot.

Bob was gracious, of course, said it was no problem. Still, I expect his segment tonight will go something like this:

"Young people are so rude these days, bumping into their elders, using their first names without permission. This generation needs to learn some manners before the entire city plunges into the cold, black abyss of the North Saskatchewan. I'M BOB LAAAYTON."

Anyway, Gregor and I finally sat down with Lynda to shoot the segment. Lynda's as nice as she seems on TV (read: very). She asked great questions and kept things moving. As quickly as the segment started, it ended. But you can catch it live on Global tonight at 5pm.

Before Gregor and I left, I gave Lynda two OilersNation T-shirts. One for her, and one for her co-anchor Gord Steinke.

Sorry Gord, no OilersNation neckties yet.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 BUCK75
June 24 2009, 02:49PM
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Classic! I haven't been in there since the "Hi-Q" days with Mike Sobel.

lol

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#2 socaldave
June 24 2009, 02:54PM
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I am so in love with this website! Hi-Q?? GOLD! Keep your EYE... on the Idaho HIGH! Truly hallowed ground, fellas - can't wait to see the interview!

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#3 Archaeologuy
June 24 2009, 02:54PM
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Lynda's a fox. I already set the PVR to tape and the phaser to stun. Awesome. How much money has been raised for the Stollery, or will we not know that until Gregor's last dirty movie has been paid for?

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#4 Hemmertime
June 24 2009, 03:03PM
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Looks like doubling readers in the offseason is going to become a tradition. Come on Canadian Rank 8000!

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#5 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 03:03PM
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@ Archaeologuy:

We discuss the money raised in the interview, so I'll let you grab your info that way. My hope is that after the broadcast, we raise a few more dollars for Stollery.

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#6 Archaeologuy
June 24 2009, 03:13PM
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@ bingofuel: Cant wait to watch the interview. I'll be at work tonight so let me just say congratulations again to ON and the Nationeers for raising money for such a great cause while finding a way to give the Nation exactly what it wanted.

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#7 Peter Pan
June 24 2009, 03:14PM
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Kudos. Good work.

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#8 BUCK75
June 24 2009, 03:18PM
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@ Archaeologuy:

I looked the other day & you can watch the early news on Global Edmonton Website - Archived.

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#9 Robert....
June 24 2009, 03:20PM
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socaldave wrote:

I am so in love with this website! Hi-Q?? GOLD! Keep your EYE… on the Idaho HIGH! Truly hallowed ground, fellas - can’t wait to see the interview!

haha..

..the most dreaded of all meteorological phenomena.

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#10 Jack Bauer
June 24 2009, 03:33PM
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How can it be on live at 5 if its already been taped?

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#11 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 03:36PM
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@ BUCK75:

Can you post a link to the spot they archive the show? I'm not able to find it...

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#12 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 03:37PM
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@ Jack Bauer:

The *show* is live, but the segment was taped because Gregor has a radio show to do, and I have to make sure you miscreants keep your shit together. ;)

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#13 BUCK75
June 24 2009, 03:44PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

@ bingofuel: @bingofuel http://www.globaltv.com/glo... - Early News Interviews

Stupid copy from twitter...broken link

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/edmonton/video/index.html

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#14 Milli
June 24 2009, 03:47PM
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Nice, can't wait to see it.

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#15 Lynda Steele
June 24 2009, 03:50PM
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Ok Adam... you KILL me! Honestly... you and Wanye Gretz are both hilarious - and by the way - it was actually 3:20 minutes worth of fame.

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#16 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 03:53PM
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@ Lynda Steele:

Hahaha, awesome! AN EXTRA 20 SECONDS!

Thanks for having Jason and me on the show. We both had fun. Make sure you check here for all your Entry Draft news... and Gordo too! ;)

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#17 The Towel Boy
June 24 2009, 04:02PM
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OHhhhhhhhh MAN! I've got the 'sner and popcorn ready for 5 PM. That'll was my plan for supper anyway...but instead of watching Judge Judy...I will watch Oilersnation history!

Pure awesome.

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#18 Cam
June 24 2009, 04:10PM
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Hemmertime wrote:

Looks like doubling readers in the offseason is going to become a tradition. Come on Canadian Rank 8000!

How do you get that information... I feel a crazy "rah rah" feeling when I see the nation ascend to greatness.

@ ON OK guys now Lynda Steele is posting on here. How groovy can one website be anyways? This really is turning into an online NATION! We even have a coat of arms (well... a part of an arm... a fist).

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#19 kingsblade
June 24 2009, 04:10PM
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bingofuel wrote:

And no, Bob doesn’t appear to have a radio voice. He always talks like that.

Haha, No kidding. When I was a kid I was friends with his son Chris and I remember being scared to stay at their house for dinner the first couple times I was invited because of his dad's voice. PASS THE SALT!!! WOULD YOU LIKE SOME GRAVY?? Scary stuff.

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#20 Shutout
June 24 2009, 04:10PM
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Hi-Q had nothing on 4 O' clock rock. That made Mike Sobel.

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#21 Jonathan Willis
June 24 2009, 04:13PM
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Awesome stuff! The best part is that this isn't just a reflection of the hard work of the staff here (particularly Bingofuel and Wanye, who have both been tireless getting writers and making this site better), but also a reflection of the community spirit here.

You're all crazy of course, but it's a good kind of crazy ;)

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#22 David S
June 24 2009, 04:15PM
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Nice one "Adam". Haha. Your cover is broken now dude.

The Global people are great. BTW - Nicola Cosbie is smokin'!

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#23 humantorch
June 24 2009, 04:15PM
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I would spoon with any of you right now.

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#24 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 04:19PM
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@ David S:

Nice one “Adam”. Haha. Your cover is broken now dude.

True. I've never been particularly concerned about being found out, though. I use my real name on Twitter and such. But yeah, you'll all know who I am now. Scary stuff! I have a lawyer on retainer prepared to start dishing out restraining orders. ;)

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#25 douggy
June 24 2009, 04:27PM
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I can print gord a nation tie...

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#26 OvenChicken8
June 24 2009, 04:27PM
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@ bingofuel: What a lovely living room you hav..... I mean uh...

*starts walking away and whistling in a nonchalant fashion.*

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#27 Jack Bauer
June 24 2009, 04:48PM
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I wont be able to get home in time to watch it. Can you guys record it and put it on youtube?

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#28 Ryan
June 24 2009, 04:50PM
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Nation tie? Pfft...when do the Wanye Gretz ties become available?

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#29 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 04:50PM
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@ Jack Bauer:

I don't know how to do that, but if any citizens of the Nation know how, please help us out and post to YouTube if you can!

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#30 CruJones
June 24 2009, 04:52PM
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I hate childern.

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#31 David S
June 24 2009, 04:57PM
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bingofuel wrote:

But yeah, you’ll all know who I am now.

Something tells me you won't ever have to buy a beer at Hudson's again. Heck, I'd buy ya one. Well played sir!

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#32 mowzie
June 24 2009, 05:14PM
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Someone plz youtube this.

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#33 17
June 24 2009, 05:17PM
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I can youtube it...

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#34 Jorge
June 24 2009, 05:18PM
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here we go

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#35 Jack Bauer
June 24 2009, 05:30PM
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"Something tells me you won’t ever have to buy a beer at Hudson’s again."

AHAHAHAHAAH!!

This wont get you free anything at Hudsons. The most youll get is maybe not being used as a line block when they have to have a "lineup" outside.

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#36 The Menace
June 24 2009, 05:45PM
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Congratulations guys. I phoned my wife to tell her one of my twitter contacts was going to be on the news, and could she PVR Global news at 5. The first question she asked - is this the broccoli guy again? I had to laugh as I told her it was.

Nice work - looking forward to those ON ties!

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#37 Sandra
June 24 2009, 05:45PM
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all I can find is this ad.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2_wzCtP4pA

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#38 17
June 24 2009, 05:48PM
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uploading to youtube right now.

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#39 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 05:49PM
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@ Sandra:

Thanks an oldie but a goody. The Global segment will likely be up later tonight or tomorrow.

And now, my darlings, I'm going to go out for a victory meal with my girl. Try not to burn the place down while I'm gone!

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#40 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 05:51PM
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@ 17:

You're super-fast! Thanks so much for doing that for us, 17.

EVERYONE, TELL 17 YOU LOVE HIM. RIGHT NOW!

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#41 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 05:52PM
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@ The Menace:

The broccoli guy? Eff, come on! You can start calling me the cat-lady now that I've changed my avatar. ;)

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#42 17
June 24 2009, 05:53PM
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@ bingofuel: cept I'm a her :P

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#43 B-rad
June 24 2009, 05:54PM
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nice work boyz!

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#44 bingofuel
June 24 2009, 05:54PM
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@ 17:

Uh... Shit... Um, yes.. GOOD SHOW I LOVE YOU PLEASE DON'T BE MAD AT ME.

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#45 Ogden Brother
June 24 2009, 05:58PM
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17 wrote:

uploading to youtube right now.

what did you save it under?

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#46 17
June 24 2009, 05:58PM
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Video is currently being processed, but it should be up soon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmXnizYKMOU

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#47 Sandra
June 24 2009, 05:59PM
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@ 17: you have a link?

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#48 Sandra
June 24 2009, 06:00PM
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17 wrote:

oh crap, forgot to replace the t’s with x’s hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmXnizYKMOU or click my name. Still being processed but it should be up soon.

Thanks

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#49 Ogden Brother
June 24 2009, 06:05PM
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Haha, that was great.

They called this "low budget"

*shifty eyes*

Now Gregor better be hitting us up with some premium info

*more shifty eyes*

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#50 David S
June 24 2009, 06:05PM
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Jack Bauer wrote:

This wont get you free anything at Hudsons. The most youll get is maybe not being used as a line block when they have to have a “lineup” outside.

Well, you know, uhhh, because now people know who Bingofuel is, when he drops in for a beer they might..ahhh forget it.

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