29 Aug 2012
The LIVE show started 20 minutes late because Meg was late, and Zach was not happy about it! DMX was the original host of Reading Rainbow! Bonnie says hello! Hey, there’s a quick Bill O’Reilly impression! Zach went to see Avenue Q on the weekend and had some interesting takeaways. Todd Akin and how to cure homosexuals… (At the time Zach was under the impression it was a real story… however it has turned out to be a fake.) Speaking of politicians… 23 year old wife of 69 year old senator arrested for disturbance! And then on to the Canoodling CTV coworker!
Then we brought in the CEO of Spinzo Emmanuel Elmajian with some great intro music! Dynamic pricing explained! The more people interested, the cheaper the price! Spinzo will launch very soon! A bit of talk about the Apple-Samsung battle…. reminiscent of the VCR battle with Sony. Spinzo is giving away a VACATION! The draw for the contest… (however, the winner was accidentally added to the names and wasn’t actually supposed to… so we’ll be REDRAWING on next weeks show! Sorry Aly.) Who is Captain Spinzo?! Unmask him! The Zach Bussey Show Pirate and Spinzo team up?!
Then we laugh and dissect Zach’s first ever radio appearance back when he was about 15. What a voice! 10 minutes of goofing on 15 year old me. Then Zach switches topics and starts talking about dating in highschool… or the lack thereof. Small town stories and a three city tour?! This Foamer is passionate about trains! A whole rant on spiders and centipedes and birds and snakes! And then the thought of the day!
27 Aug 2012
As a blogger, it seems the only time most of us post anything positive about a company is when we’ve been given something. I don’t know why that is… the opposite is also true, whenever we have a bad experience we’re immediately on our blogs complaining about it. It’s some sort of entitlement culture we’ve all been encouraged to believe in I think… Oh well, that’s not what this is supposed to be about.
I’ll preface by saying, WIND has not given me anything for free. About a year ago, I purchased my cellphone in store, the same price everyone would pay. I signed up for a promotional plan at $29 a month for unlimited local calls, texts and data. (Yes Data! Enjoy your $60 6GB plans Rogers users). The promotional price was going to expire one year later and go to ~$50 a month. Each month I pay for the bill like the majority of other cellphone users. Nothing special here besides the great price. Today, I get an email from WIND, displayed below.
Needless to say I’m thrilled! I’ve been a Bell, Rogers and Telus customer in the past and NEVER did they ever offer me an extension on a promotional plan. When I did try to get it extended, first I had to navigate their customer service and then when asking to keep the promotional price, they would say no and just offer me 25-50 extra minutes a month, or a bigger voicemail inbox. Essentially, it was a no, but here’s some scraps…. meanwhile WIND has sent this email out to a bunch of other people I know who were on the plan.
So WIND, without asking, extending the plan and continuing to give me a great deal is HUGE. As a customer, this essentially has confirmed my ongoing loyalty to your company. You treat your customers like people. You want to make the customer happy. You have great prices, significantly less than competitors at your normal rate, and EVEN THEN go out of your way to extend promotional pricing indefinitely. It’s major. And it’s how it should be!
So, the questions always turns to this whenever I tell people I’m with WIND… “What’s the service like?” And while they don’t mean the customer service, it alone should be reason to bail on horrible providers like Bell, Telus and Rogers. But here’s the honest truth… when I first signed up with WIND, the service was okay. However, they have been expanding their coverage and improving their towers in current markets so fast… they seemingly add new cities every single day. And the service now is BETTER than I’ve had with others. Rarely have a dropped call. I tether my phone (use about 5-6GB a month) and the speeds are always fast (I’ve played Diablo 3 online while tethering). The calls are clear. Texts always go through, and you can use it in a ton of different markets… last month I used it (again unlimited) in Vancouver… it’s just a joy! And the icing on the cake is the price! $30 for unlimited everything!
So, I just wanted to write this to say thank you… It’s very rare that we speak out to thank a corporation for running their business without throwing a party, without sending me a phone or a product, without doing anything other than what you normally do… and it’s refreshing and impressive. Keep this up WIND, you’re going to continue to grow as more people wake up, sick of paying $60-$100 for a cellphone and shitty customer service.
PS. That said, my phones screen is cracked… so if you DID want to send me a phone, I wouldn’t object. Haha. Had to.
21 Aug 2012
Streaming live again this week after last weeks computer problems. Dell came through big time on that one. As always, please rate and review the show if you haven’t already! Oh and Pirate Ship #zbshow tshirts/stickers coming soon! Zach didn’t show up to PartyPeopleTO.com, because he thinks he was date rape drugged!
This weeks show is brought to you by Spinzo! And you can win a Nexus 7 tablet (exclusively through this show) by going to the Spinzo Facebook page, tell them what you want and let them know you heard about it here!
Expendables 2 is the best movie of the year. Meg Button hate mail?! Stars and Stripes and the unfortunate stereotype that keeps confirming itself? What exactly is legitimate rape?! These guys are terrifying… is there actually a doctor who said this?! Then a listener sent us the “Legitimate Rape Song“. Biden, says they’ll put us back in chains?
Zach then talks about being a black man… but not the black penis to go with. Polanski’s birthday. Then we covered a bunch of the Canadian Club Cover Contest songs and we judged each of the tracks. The Facekini… scariest thing ever. Then GANGNAM STYLE! Later Zach complained about the people who comment on the words he uses. White Cab Drivers and why you shouldn’t trust them. The war on condititioner. No Meg sex life talk… and then the thought of the day!
We didn’t broadcast live like we usually do. So just the podcast… due to technical issues argh! Our guest Bianca Teixeira, @BeeLauraTee said hello. We wrapped up Zach having lost Best Blogger Canada… then we called our special celebrity guest! The Governator! And he said it all. Talked about the movie set, women and his future!
Then we talked about the #FakeFollower controversy Zach likely created and Meg Button gave a great run down of her thoughts on the issue, and the @OakleyInc video. Make sure you listen to what she has to say! Amok Time! A brief talk of Pabst and then we moved right into bringing Bianca back into the fray.
Bianca had a game for Meg and Zach where we had to figure out who knew more girl stuff… she had a list of items for us… Meg and Zach decided to bet their bill from the night. In the end the winner was…. _____!
Thought of the day and the show ends.
08 Aug 2012
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Zach just got out of the washroom feeling accomplished. What’s the best way to die? And is anyone watching the Olympics still? The Canada-US soccer game and the controversial ref! Bonnie from Shoeless Joes says hello! Back to the Olympics as we talk about all the Gabby Douglas controversy – Hair, Broke Mom + (not really) Racist Ad. We’re oversensitive to any little thing and it needs to stop!
The BiLLe Final is upon us. (Today) I find out if I won! (UPDATE: I did NOT win. Boo!) Zach gets mad about people takling in Shoeless. We landed on Mars! Lil Wayne quit music. Snoop Lion. Oh my! Zach’s awesome Instagram picture. Interview with the beautiful Laura Armstrong of A Work of Heart (http://facebook.com/aworkofheart3). And go to her show on Thursday (Painting a Better World).
Chickfila needs to stick to making chicken! The Rosanne roast is coming out this week and we told a Jeff Ross joke that was cut from the special… it’s one of those ‘too soon’ jokes. Funny, but too soon. PartyPeopleTO event coming up on the 17th, http://PartyPeopleTO.com. Zach is making the show his dating platform. Thought of the day involved aliens and how we need to help each other.
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04 Aug 2012
During the opening ceremonies I put out a challenge to my Twitter followers… the challenge was simple, guess how many medals Canada would win at the 2012 London Olympics. Tons of people made a guess, and I figured it only made sense to lay out the predictions here along with a current medal count to see who’s in contention for the prize… and the prize is a $25 Starbucks Gift Card. I’ll also award the two runners up with a $10 Shoeless Joe’s gift card – something you can use if you come down to sit in on the Zach Bussey Show live! Price is Right rules are in effect, which means it’s closest to without goign over!
45 medals – @masteractor
29 medals – @alexconde
28 medals – @rubeneds
26 medals – @snymed
25 medals – @swaych
23 medals – @carrrlymcg
22 medals – @leftbanked
21 medals – @leafsweetie
21 medals – @davidpylyp
19 medals – @todd_w
19 medals – @kadikaljuste
19 medals – @superflashphoto
17 medals – @cyrsr
17 medals – @kevinkcodes
16 medals – @robsarj
13 medals – @casiestewart
13 medals – @babyface2842
13 – Current Medal Count
12 medals – @jahmcc
11 medals – @alyssahurst
10 medals – @angelustor
9 medals – @julesinfleurs
8 medals – @jewelgurl
(In event of a tie, there will be a playoff between the people who tied.)
Average Guess: 19
01 Aug 2012
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What a fun episode of the show! @ShawnHawaii stopped in for a few minutes to say hello, then we got right into it. Meg spent time at a cottage, Zach is a finalist in the BiLLe Blogger contest. Then the show crashed! SECRET BONUS CONTENT! We played some hilarious porn clips… HUP. THERE IT GOES. HUP. OH YEAH. HUP! Afterwards we talked about the Olympics including how to make it better… two different ways to spawn a better competition! Also, what’s with all the lame sports? Afterwards, we talked about movies… 2 Days in New York and Lockout. And, of course, the thought of the day.
Next week, Laura Lynn-Armstrong, A Work of Heart