Test the Nation: More Info and BC Bloggers

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: There’s a blog on Test the Nation talking about the Blogger Team members who are blogging. Sweet. Oh and Samantha Bee *is* our assigned celebrity.

On Saturday I fly out to Toronto for a trivia quiz along with about a hundred other contestants from various careers and walks of life to participate in Test the Nation on the CBC. Those watching at home on Sunday January 20th at 8:00pm will be able to play along with the television show, or even online. There are several teams (cab drivers, bloggers, backpackers, celebrity impersonators, chefs, and flight attendants) and we’ll all be put to the test with some 21st century trivia.

From the first Test the Nation.
They’ll want bloggers to wear outfits that they’re used to blogging in… so I guess message t-shirts and pajama pants covered in food stains from eating in the darkness of our parents’ basement, eh

We’ll be asigned a celebrity to represent us as a whole as well, and there’s a badge up on the Test the Nation site where you can vote for which team you think is going to win – so far flight attendants are ahead of us in the polls.

As a bit of a preview and to pump up my team a little, here are your west coast bloggers that are flying out to represent Vancouver and BC: Buzz Bishop, Ryan Cousineau, Kate, Lainey, Kerry Anne, and Tod Maffin – let me know if I missed anyone. I don’t have time to showcase everyone else on the team but be sure to check out the list and click to some pretty interesting reads.

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  1. CityView: Currents’ Vancouver linkfest | CurrentsMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 10:43am PST

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  2. AllanMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 12:59pm PST

    Regrettably, Tod Maffin will not be appearing.
    And I was so looking forward to visiting with him.

  3. carol browneMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 12:59pm PST

    Good luck! Be sure to sit next to Lainey. She’s got the goods no a variety of celebs. Also, I hope you get to be on Samantha Bee’s team. She’s great!

  4. JohnMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 1:25pm PST

    I second Carol’s vote for Samantha Bee! Good luck!

    Are you going to wear Miss604 swag on camera? 😉

  5. Miss604Monday, January 14th, 2008 — 1:49pm PST

    @John – we’re not supposed to wear anything with a logo 🙁

  6. SaskboyMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 2:27pm PST

    They said no “big” logos, I think. So maybe we can stretch the rules with little ones 🙂

  7. labelmeableMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 3:04pm PST

    bloggers don’t miss a thing do you?!
    no brand name logos, that’s all.
    you’d think the bloggers would have come up with a plan to wear their websites on t-shirts!

  8. Miss604Monday, January 14th, 2008 — 3:10pm PST

    If that’s the case I could outfit everyone in my new Miss604 gear! (Flickr photos yet to come…)

  9. SaskboyMonday, January 14th, 2008 — 6:47pm PST

    Labelmeable, do you have a suggestion where I can buy an AbandonedStuff.com t-shirt in time for Sunday? 🙂

    I’m kidding, but I’ve never used an iron-on before, not since 1985 maybe, and Transformers were first popular. Heck, I don’t think I have an iron. I’d have to hope the hotel has one to put it on a tshirt.

    I have considered going in my chicken costume, but I don’t think I’d be very comfortable (and to be fair, probably haven’t blogged in it ever). But I could go in boxers maybe, although that might be too cold. I should bring a bath robe instead.

  10. Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy » Blog Archive » Blog Navel Gazing – CBA 2007 edition; Toronto bound; Sponsored!Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 — 5:35am PST

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  11. abc4Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 — 1:11pm PST

    i’ve never been this excited for a show on sunday night in my life. GO BLOGGERS!!! but seriously.. show them how it is done rebecca.

    ps. please tell me taggart is not considered a celebrity? but if she is and you get her maybe it will turn out she rocks and i will for sure trust your opinion.

  12. bangonTuesday, January 15th, 2008 — 1:42pm PST


    if you’re in toronto early enough try bang on, on queen and there’s one on yonge by the eaton center.

    $1/letter plus the cost of the tshirt

    just a thought…

    google it for the address

  13. Wandering CoyoteTuesday, January 15th, 2008 — 6:44pm PST

    I’m also from BC. I just hope my plane leaves on schedule from Castlegar Airport…it’s nicknamed “Cancelgar.”

    I’m wearing jeans & t-shirt – my PJ’s wouldn’t be appropriate and I wouldn’t be caught dead in them!

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