Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cynically Tested's: The What Is!

Welcome to the new
We've been on an extended Summer vacation but we were working on some things and now we're back!.The first is our new show called "The What Is". If you liked our short series Twixters, you'll like this.

Our new show "Cynically Tested's: The What Is - Election 08'" is an election special aimed at our generation and we attempt to explain why we don't vote. For more info on the show click the logo.
Watch Us On Ichannel:

Sat. Oct 11th and Sunday October 12th 8pm and 11pm et/pt.

Again on Monday October 13th at 7 pm in Ontario only.

Our Guests:

Navdeep Bains: Liberal MP for Mississauga Brampton South (Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, Federal Youth Caucus Liaison, head of the Vote Green, Go Red Campaign)

Andrea Moffat: First Time Candidate for the NDP (named an award winning activist by U of T and has worked with the United Way, YMCA as well as being the former co-chair of the Canadian Centre for Womyn’s Education and Development).

Jake Karns: One of the youngest Conservatives running in Ontario. He is the PC Candidate from Willowdale.

Marc Chalifoux is the executive director of The Dominion Institute and the Democracy Project (a national, non-partisan initiative to actively engage young Canadians and first-time voters in the federal election.

Check out the opening sketch from the show!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Millennials Conference Welcomes Twixters

Narrator Mood - Talkative

So, if you're our friends over at facebook and YouTube - you know that Dan and Wes the co-creators of Twixters were confirmed as Speakers at the Millennials Conference at the Royal York in Toronto. They will be talking about "The Five Things You Should Know About Our Generation". The guys will be using some of your responses that you emailed to us through YouTube and Facebook and will let the marketing community know not to ignore us. Or maybe to ignore us? Depending on your level of cynicism.

As we've blogged about Millennials is the newest term for our generation and who better to talk about Millennials than the only comedy series on television about Millennial Life? Remember Quarterlife doesn't count because it's not a comedy on purpose.

For more info check out the You Tube Video and be sure to join our YouTube Page and facebook group - to get in on all the latest news about the series.

Yours Truly,
The Narrator aka Not Dan writing in the third person.

Twixters in the Press - The Toronto Star

Twixters in The Toronto Star

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Meet the Press! now with more Narrator Babble

Narrator Mood: Chipper or something less lame sounding.

Okay, so sometimes Narrator's do press. The picture above is from today's Toronto Star. The article gives our take on our generation and also reminds you that this winter is "winterlicious" apparently. (see picture) Winterlicious indeed -Freedom of the press! They are free to have as many ad's as they like.

So, incase you only believe in reading one thing a day and we're filling you're quota - here's the Coles' Notes. Twixters is the must watch show of the year, if you can find the show. Okay, so it's not a review of the show but more of a review of our generation. I give us two thumbs up and Peter Travers calls us "generationtastic - a comic romp!" - Okay, so it's not a review of our generation either but sometimes Narrators hate Peter Travers.

The article showcases our characters and view point of a generation and takes a good first step in all of us reclaiming Time Magazine's label of "Twixters". It also takes a good first step in hopefully never having to hear the term "Millennial" again. I for one refuse to be called anything that conjures up images of Robbie Williams - by the way the picture on the left won "creepiest lifeguard picture ever taken 1995". The picture on the right was taken from the Annie Leibovitz book "Pictures lit from under rock".

Where was I? Oh right, Peter Travers really bothers me - "Big Willie has no problem holding the screen"... - Peter Travers on I am Legend. Yes, he really wrote that - fact check me I dare you.

But I digress... and leave you with this quote that will live on forever in the Toronto Star microfilm library or for the next seven days in the online search category, whichever comes first.

If our series/blog/facebook group teaches you anything it teaches you this

About his generation of Twixters: "We don't live in our parents' basements because we're dependent and sad. We live in our parents' basements because we're poor."

I think even Morley Safer can agree to that, if he finds his meds first.

With Love From My Parent's Basement,

The Narrator

Stay tuned for more blahgs.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sometimes Narrators Take Long Christmas Vacations

Narrator Mood: Rested
Music: "I Don't Like Mondays" - That angsty guy who cares about Africa.

Happy New Year - Beth's face sums up my thoughts on 2008.
Finally, after a long Christmas and New Year rest - I'm back with news (and by back with news - I mean- someone told me I have to keep blogging on this thing... so I said - well give me some news then, I'm not a typing monkey!).

So here's the news - you can now watch the first six episodes of the series on the bite tv website by clicking here. Click the videos tab and under keyword type "Twixters". Also stay tuned for more blogs by myself and guest "Twixters" - it's a community - we're a bitter community with no money but a community nonetheless.
Your Narrator

the best of

If you don't have anything nice to say...

  • "Twixters creators turn short end of the stick into generational shtick" - the Toronto Star
  • "offers some real insight and humour..." - The Globe and Mail on The What Is
  • "The What Is has an intriguing mandate... it's worth checking out" - The Toronto Sun
  • " a voice of reason... Toronto's answer to Keith Olbermann" - Eye Weekly on Dan Speerin
  • "...treads into unchartered tv territory" - Eye Weekly on the The What Is
  • " A biting satire of media stereotypes and a fresh look on life after college" - Campus Life Canada
  • "Veering between biting satire and grim realism, Twixters is a comedy series with an edge" - U of T Magazine
  • "Biting Social Satire" - Sun TV's Canoe Live on Cynically Tested