Test The Nation Now With Lex, Kate & Rannie!

The 21st century: have you been paying attention? This century is only in its first decade and already there’s a test?

I know many of you don’t watch television… but would you turn on if you knew I was going to be on it?  What if you knew, for certain, that I’d be doing something other than shilling ? How about if you knew that you could and show me up for the trivia-sluggard I truly am?

Test the Nation: Trivia

Live on television, I’ll be competing with 35 other on , a national quiz show where six teams compete to see how well we’ve paid attention to the build-up of 21st century trivia.

is a two-hour television event, with viewers playing at home as they watch our six teams of Canadians compete in our Toronto studio. By the end of the test, you’ll know if you’ve been paying attention to the world around you, or if you’ve been sleepwalking through the last eight years.

Play on Sunday January 20th, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television and find out how well you know your world.


We, the , are competing against:

Right now the polls have us at 26%, tied for second with the , one point behind the .

Hopefully listening to CBC radio every morning will give me the edge I need, because – hear this – you are my primary source of news.   Well, you and other bloggers.

Speaking of other , the list of people on the blogging team is impressive:

photos courtesy of Rannie Turingan

I wonder if they’ll let us live-blog the event.

Want to be on the next Test The Nation? They are calling for participants

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

13 thoughts on “Test The Nation Now With Lex, Kate & Rannie!

  • January 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Kick some ass on that show, Lex! That’s wicked.

  • January 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Would have been awesome if you were on it too! (I thought you might be) I’ve got a list to hand the producers for the next time they do a Blogger panel. Or if, say, they chose to do one of the shows out of Ottawa.
    Perhaps you could pitch them on a team of Mom-preneurs for the next episode.

  • January 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Awesome! Will also record it, as who knows when I’ll get rere to bed. How come your name/blog aren’t listed on the CBC site?
    Hey, I just voted, and the Bloggers are in the lead! Not saying one leads from the other, but…..

  • January 10, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    @m.tinto – I was an alternate, put on the list in case of inclement weather (using the big words to try and up my credibility here… even though I missed both the IQ and the Words quizzes… Trivia – oh dear!).
    One of the original bloggers had to bow out due to work commitments (at the CBC funnily enough)

  • January 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Mr. Lacroix, I’m ready for my closeup …

    My posts have been very self-referential lately – I apologise for that. Hopefully this will be the last one and then we’ll be back to marketing, social media and other fun stuff! But first … For the Canadians in the

  • January 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    > actually Tod dropped out which is why I get to play!
    I know… sucks. 🙁
    I got a speaking gig that weekend and since clients pay and the CBC doesn’t… {grin}
    I won’t even be able to watch since I’ll be out of the country.
    Have fun!

  • January 11, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Wicked Pissah! Good luck (or should that be “break a leg”?). I’ll definitely watch that!

  • January 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    @Tod – ya, it’s a shame. But travel is always fun. Perhaps you can be on a subsequent episode as a Frequent Flyer.
    @Deadrobot – Right on! I’ll try, and fail, to be as funny as you.

  • January 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    No live-blogging for us sadly, but if they’d get us a darn land-line then wireless signals wouldn’t hamper the broadcast. We could even crack out our 56K modems!

  • January 15, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    @Saskboy – I’m glad I’m not the only one with a couple of those hanging around still. Live blogging this, or even twittering, would be so much fun. And bring a whole new layer of “interactive” to the event. However, with all of that money on the line, I don’t think it would be good to distract us all… Still, how am I supposed to “dress like you do when you’re blogging” without my laptop or cellphone.
    This week is so crazy, I hope I get some sleep before Sunday or CBC will have to install a buzzer in my sit so I make my votes.


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