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Are bloggers becoming instant pundits? (Related: Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit)

Today I received an email from an associate producer from the CBC. Someone must have googled their way to my post on Sleep Paralysis, while researching an upcoming feature for Nerve.

A snippet from the email:

"Right now I'm in the process of trying to put together a piece on sleep paralysis and I'm trying to locate people--in Canada and between 16-23--who have experienced sleep paralysis. I'm hoping they can talk about it on camera and shed some light on the experience for our viewers. Our show doesn't have a host and there are no producer voice-overs, meaning stories are told entirely by the people in the stories themselves.

I'm getting in touch with you because I'm hoping you might know of someone who fits this description or that you can point me in the direction of someone who can."

I replied to express my interest in participating, even though I exceed the age-range by 3 year.

If you fit the description, email me () and I will forward your info to the CBC.


Similar correspondences have occurred in the past few months. Bill Werde from the New York Times and Douglas Wolk from the Village Voice contacted me during Grey Tuesday. I was also recently approached by The Museum of the National University of Colombia to be part of an online Processing exhibit.

If you blog it, they will come?


While exploring the Nerve site, I came across a short movie on Purple City [quicktime]. I first heard about Purple City in grade 7. I made a visit soon after. That was over 13 years ago. The tradition continues; handed down verbally, bored teenager to bored teenager. Is Purple City unique to Winnipeg?

Also found on Nerve:



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