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Jian's Wikipedia Entry

   Discussion: Jian's Wikipedia Entry
Kate Leahy · 15 years, 9 months ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jian_Ghomeshi

Fascinating . . . looks like that Behind the Music he always joked about is shaping up :).

dirty life & times Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
that's funny that he should be parodied on royal canadian air farce.... isn't dave on there irregularly?
I can see the bunny Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Dave's the between scenes entertainment with Maury Lafoy of The Supers. Though he's been on the show in the distant past, right now he's a studio musician currently there. (And a darn good one I might add, the audiences love them :D)
lawrence Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
huh. June 9, 1970? Wasn't he born in 1967? (in fact, some research shows that he was, as in some 1998 articles, he is refered to as 'the 31-year-old.....'
Bender Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
I thought he was born in '67, too
danced with Lazlo Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
He's been lying abut his age lately.
hkath Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
OK, that's weird. His birthday just changed to the right date... like in the last 30 seconds while I mistakenly closed this window and then loaded the page again.

Spooky.
A.J. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
that's because somebody updated it. Gotta love wiki
Sally Back · 15 years, 9 months ago

I did it!!!!!!!!!!

Cause there's no way that old bitch is older than my brother.

Silly persian, youth is for kids :-D

*S*

stealthlori Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
wow, what a blast from the past. some fascinating topics of discussion really do never change.

makes me feel like starting a subthread:

"OMG is Jian ghey?!?!?! because I liek totally saw him hitting on this girl who looked like Hillary Duff and he wasn't hitting on me so i think he has to be ghey!!!!1!!!!1!!!!"

*scoots away from reignited embers*

:D
gay pengun Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
hilary duf is not cut. maby if jion was gay i coud giv him a rok. he loks a litl lik a mekral so i thik we mite be compatbl.
Phoenix Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Eleventy!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Jian never hit on me so he can't be gay!
ho-boi Back · 15 years, 9 months ago

even on the "mighty and always objective" wikipedia does the is he or isn't he debate continue...that was like so 1998...besides (and not that it really f-ing matters) didn't he all but out himself in one of his >play letters after the whole Governor General princess eyes thing or was he just being a smart ass again?   

As for the age thing, I thought he turned 34 in 2004?  I remember reading an interview on his website that stated he was 33 in 2003.  Not that it really matters...could he have been born twice???

hkath Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
He enjoys long walks on the beach, cooking, reading long difficult books, and lying about his age.
Sally Back · 15 years, 9 months ago

i keep fighting with this one person about his age and changing it back to 1967.  Murray's the youngest and was born in 1967, after Jian.  Says so on fruvous.com.  I find it funny because back when he and i were friends, he once cracked a joke about how he was 16 years older than me....i'm 22 now, he's goin to be 38 this year.

I wonder how long I'll keep battling this person...for all i know it's Jian himself :)
*S*

A.J. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Soon he'll be 40, he doesn't want to be 40....
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Jeez...he's old. He doesn't *look* that old...
;)
A.J. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
What could he say, he was only 25 years old (in 1992) and history seems to agree...
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
Hmm. True. Can't disagree with history. ;) But...

If he were the King of Spain, we could rebuild him; Make him him better, bigger, stronger, faster...
Rich D Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jian_GhomeshiFascinating . . . looks like
> that Behind the Music he always joked about is shaping up :).

If they wait much longer they'll be candidates for Bands Reunited...

Bender · 15 years, 9 months ago
In February 2005, The National Post printed an article about the status of the CBC, in which it was suggested that Ghomeshi has become displeased with his current role at the CBC. The article also mentioned rumours of tension between Ghomeshi and CBC's newest host George Stroumboulopoulos. It was also suggested that he is upset with CBC's decision to promote Stroumboulopoulos as its "new hip talent," and giving Stroumboulopoulos more edgy pieces, while he has been delegated more "light and fluffy" arts and culture pieces.

Well, he may be displeased with the CBC, but the CBC is awfully displeased with him as well. >play did not deliver. At all. It was supposed to draw the young audience to Newsworld. It didn't. The Hour, frankly, is a better show, promoted better, and doesn't look like it was produced by high school students. Gifted high school students, granted, but...

The CBC generally doesn't fire outright, but delegating someone to segments on mid-morning radio shows is a pretty good sign that the individual is probably not on the best terms with them.
A.J. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
The look and feel of the show was hardly Jian's fault. He was just the talent. He didn't produce the show. I thought he did a marvelous job fitting into the quirky weirdness that was >play. Jian was just being Jian. If he didn't connect to "today's youth" that is a casting issue for the producer. Jian is pretty good in front of an audience. He's funny and has a good presence. I don't think CBC knows what the heck to do with Newsworld, or what it wants to do with Jian, however, it seems clear to me that CBC needs Jian a lot more than he needs them. He's put his music career on hold to do this TV stuff, and if they keep fucking with him, he has somewhere to go. They have to sink or swim where they are.
Talcott Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
I didn't think it was ever a youth-aimed show.
I would have guessed the target demographic as being more 25-35. Maybe it's a US/Canada thing, but the cultural emphasis (celebrating pop and so-called "high" culture together), and the bar/restaurant setting is not the kind of thing to draw in the youngsters so much as the artists and academics.

Bender Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
The average newsworld viewer typically is on their second set of dentures ;P
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
i watch the news...and read newsweek. i don't have dentures though. do braces count? :#
Bender Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
hee. newsworld is a cbc tv channel :)
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
pssht fine then. i listen to "50 tracks." that's canadian.
ellen, formerly evil · 15 years, 9 months ago
meh. someone should add something about Tall New Buildings and the Chia Pets... I'm too bleary to do it at the moment.
ellen, formerly evil Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
which is to say, the first bit of the MF bio on FDC would be great to use, but I don't want to use it without permission.
100% dainty! · 15 years, 9 months ago
The man should just quit the CBC and go back to recording and performing . .

. .dammit.
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 9 months ago
he should. i can't watch canadian tv. heck, i don't even have cable. i listen to music. and read. and whatnot.
Rich D · 15 years, 8 months ago
Just to play devil's advocate here, but is it possible that in the early days Jian fudged his age upwards, in the belief that maybe he'll be taken more seriously if his age was in line with the rest of the guys?

Just a thought...
ho-boi Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

The only thing that makes me really think he was born in 1970 was that he graduated from York University with a BA in 1995(http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=1851) if he was born in 70 he would have been 25...but if he was born in 67 he would have been 28, granted he could have taken time off between high school and university....why do I even care...I guess that's what being home sick on a saturday does!!!!

nate... Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
This just begs the question..... why does ANYONE care?

Sheesh.
Talcott Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Because, we are switching to a Jian-based calander system, and it is important to know when the BJ (before Jian) line is.

The secret, of course, is found in the lyrics.
lawrence Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Well, because for something like wikipedia, it's nice to have accurate information.
Bender Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Well, if it's so important, you ask him.

It's not like his e-mail address is a secret.
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
I can see it now:

Dear Mr. Ghomeshi,
How old are you, really? I'm interested in keeping internet sources as accurate as possible, and it seems there is some debate regarding your date of birth. For you to clear this up would be greatly appreciated.
All the best,
----------------
A.J. · 15 years, 8 months ago
Jian and Dave were born in 1967. This is not a matter of opinion. It isn't something we have to discuss. We know their ages from their own mouths. Suggesting that he might have been lying about his age to appear older is silly. If he were 3 years younger, how would he have been able to be in high school with Dave and Murray? It is completely absurd to think he could possibly be that young. On the other hand, he IS vain enough to have lied about his age NOW.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
It isn't vanity, he has just reached that age where one begins to forget things :-)

Of course he was born in 1967, that was an answer in a math test I gave. That makes it official.
Bender Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Seriously. Thank you.
lawrence Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
On the other hand, he IS vain enough to have lied about his age NOW.

maybe he's the one who keeps changing the wikipedia entry back.... :)
stealthlori Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Suggesting that he might have been lying about his age to appear older is silly. If he were 3 years younger, how would he have been able to be in high school with Dave and Murray?

aaaah, but this is all part of his elaborate self-reinvention as a child prodigy. ;)

he's really only 23, don't you know? he was in Tall New Buildings when he was in elementary school.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
No he is in elementary school now. He was just a gleam in his father's eyes when he was in Tall New Buildings.
Sally Back · 15 years, 8 months ago

I thought Jian and Murray were born in 1967 and Dave as 1965.

caroline: tired. · 15 years, 8 months ago
i saw this:
"OMG is Jian ghey?!?!?! because I liek totally saw him hitting on this girl who looked like Hillary Duff and he wasn't hitting on me so i think he has to be ghey!!!!1!!!!1!!!!"

and this:
..could he have been born twice???

and thought:
if he was born more than once, obviously there are more than enough Jians to go around, so you needn't fight over him. just a thought. :P

nate... Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Fight over jian?

*falls over*
:D
caroline: tired. Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
ok, how about fights between gay men, if we're into this subject of is he or isn't he?
danced with Lazlo Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
cause, of course, as we all know, gay and straight are the only two choices.
nate... Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
no, there's also bi.

stealthlori Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
and trans.

and gender-neutral.

and many other vectors on the sexuality and gender-identity fields.
nate... Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
*sighs*
Darnit... will you please just let me make what I thought was an obvious attempt to push gella's buttons?

:)

stealthlori Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
hee. i know, i just figured i'd pounce back at you first. :)
danced with Lazlo Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
liar.
stealthlori Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
choice?
A.J. Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
Yes, Gay and Straight are choices, but Gella was just born that way. ;)
stealthlori Back · 15 years, 8 months ago
but we're not necessarily into it; Wikipedia people apparently are.

(Caroline: the post you quoted above about "OMG Jian must be ghey!!!" ? An oldOldOLD alt.music.moxy-fruvous joke. The newsgroup used to get posts like that every so often, and they were so illogical -- or so obviously ignorant and homophobic -- they cracked us up.)

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