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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 12:21 pm 
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Freestyle gets some exposure and satire on the Colbert Report. Featured in the story: Marc Ornstein and Jonathan Hammond. Freestyle segment starts at minute 4:10 of video clip.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colber ... oe-dancing

Beats out soccer and the tactless LeBron James for elegance, excitement, and sheer heartfelt joy. Show even promises to cover some upcoming events throughout the summer … if folks are willing to play along and perhaps reach out to some of the show's producers. Spread the word, perhaps we'll see some extra cameras at a paddling event this summer?


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 1:39 pm 
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Ogoody...Nancy Grace chasing Charlie Wilson at AFS next month! :rofl:

Jonathan is now playing with bigger boats and guns. He is now an upperclassman in the Coast Guard Academy...


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 1:45 pm 
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I got a "Dear Canada - so sad, too bad - can't see this" message.
Is there something I have to do?
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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 3:12 pm 
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To tell the truth, I am a bit shocked to find this out. Since these videos were grabbed from my YouTube channel without my permission, never mind Marc and Jonathan's permission, I just want to go on record to say that I am deeply disturbed by their lack of concern regarding copyright.

I am not the original owner of the content of these videos, they were passed along to me by the FS community in an attempt to ignite recognition and support for this activity. In fact, I'm not sure if anyone really knows who actually owns the content of these clips, but to the best of my knowledge, while they are on my YouTube channel they are not supposed to be used without my permission. The blatant double-standard used by the entertainment industry absolutely disgusts me. If the shoe were on the other foot and I were to grab taped segments of the Colbert Report and put them on my YouTube channel, they would be removed instantly and I might be facing criminal charges for copyright infringement.

I've a good mind to pull all of the videos, but since this coverage will likely give a huge shot in the arm to FS, I'll keep them up for now. As it stands, more people have now seen FS canoeing in the last three weeks than have probably seen all of canoeing in all of recorded history (who really watches Olympic canoeing?) Marc Ornstein has been viewed by over 300,000 viewers on my YouTube channel alone. With Colbert stealing and airing the stuff (and Daniel Tosh of Tosh.0 likely to follow), Marc will be seen by tens of millions of viewers. All I'm getting out of it is the pleasure of deleting hundreds of YouTube response e-mails every day. :doh:

Marc... you owe me a free DogPaddle FS paddle. :lol:

Also, I think it's about time to get Al out of detox and back into finishing those boats. I have over 300 vacuum-infused composite solo FS hulls awaiting gunwales and thwarts. :P

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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 3:25 pm 
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Ralph wrote:
I got a "Dear Canada - so sad, too bad - can't see this" message.
Is there something I have to do?
Ralph


Go over to CTV and see what videos you can watch from there:

http://shows.ctv.ca/ColbertReport.aspx

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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 3:37 pm 
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Ralph

Just click on the comedynetwork link on the linked page or goto :

http://colbertreport.thecomedynetwork.ca/#player-area

We Canadians can view it there.


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 4:46 pm 
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BK...as you sometimes enjoy stirring the pot..

look here

http://www.colbertnation.com/help/copyrightcompliance

Sic!


I have to find out if Tom MacKenzie the FS committee chair whose favorite show is Colbert saw it!

Don't forget the vacuum infused tanks.


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 5:37 pm 
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Thanks for the help! I guess I don't have much of a sense of humour.
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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 6:32 pm 
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I don't see it as offensive, or that it will draw people to the sport. But I'd have to agree with Ralph.

Colbert needs to go to a freestyle event and then he'll have some material....

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pknoerr wrote:

Colbert needs to go to a freestyle event and then he'll have some material....



:lol:

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PostPosted: June 14th, 2011, 10:45 pm 
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Battenkiller wrote:
pknoerr wrote:

Colbert needs to go to a freestyle event and then he'll have some material....



:lol:


I have a visual...he would need multiple heel hook rescues..that new ACA rescue works really well....but men ..need to be wearing....

a cup.

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Facebook comment: "Poor schmuck wouldn't know a real sport if it bit him on the ass"


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 Post subject: My thoughts exactly!
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http://watch.thecomedynetwork.ca/the-co ... clip483754

Skip to 7 min mark or so.... Its really worth it.

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PostPosted: June 17th, 2011, 8:57 pm 
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I don't see it as offensive, or that it will draw people to the sport.


You might be shocked at what the "Colbert Bump" can do!

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Colbert needs to go to a freestyle event and then he'll have some material....


He might just do it! His adventures in Speed Skating was a good laugh last year and he raised a ton of money for the US Olympic team.

Like him or not (I do) there is no joke about the effect of the Colbert bump.

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 Post subject: Re: My thoughts exactly!
PostPosted: June 17th, 2011, 9:08 pm 
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Oh but didn't we cover the naked canoeing event in another thread... :oops:
Soon we will see Batten Killer on the Letterman shoe because of his production values..... :P
Jeff
(and hope to God they don't put on the walmart flick... :o )

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PostPosted: June 17th, 2011, 9:13 pm 
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Uh oh...don't know if the Adirondacks are ready for a star seeking population boom.

For those of you who lust after Marc...he will be in Meadowbrook Campground across the street from AFS.

July 10-14.

www.freestylecanoeing.com

Something for all canoeists. It will take several years of eight hour a day practice for you to get on the Colbert Report. Being good does not come easy.


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