Jesse Brown, a BoingBoing guest-blogger, is the host of TVO's Search Engine podcast.
poster by Emma Segal
If you live in Toronto, come have a drink with me at the launch party for the new season of my podcast! It's tonight at The Ossington (61 Ossington) from 7pm on.
If you can't make it, you can still have fun with us by putting words in my mouth: I'm crowd sourcing my toast, and will hold forth with whatever 400 words end up here.
I will illustrate my speech with a slideshow using whatever pix end up here.
Here's a sample of what's up there so far:
"I'm Jesse Brown, and this speach (sic) is a dream come true...And it goes out to the ladies. To Search Engine! [Chewbacca sound here]"
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