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By RD Heldenfels Published: June 8, 2006

I was going to make a joke here about being busy googling the lyrics to ''O Canada'' but just about everyone at the Beacon Journal has made an ''O Canada'' joke by now. (And if you're confused by that comment, read the story here.) I do expect to post a list soon of the many fine Canadians who have worked in U.S. television, as well as an appreciation of ''King of Kensington.'' (And if you don't get that reference, see here.)

Actually, I've just been busy with a few things -- watching five new episodes of ''Deadwood,'' working through reader mail (today's mailbag in the Beacon Journal is here), digging through DVDs for tomorrow's column, watching ''Treasure Hunters'' for a Channels cover -- and taking care of some family commitments.

The ''Everwood'' finale still waits on the DVR, and I never got around to writing about how much involved I got in last week's telecast of the Spelling Bee.

On that topic: I was studying the players for signs of weakness, trying to spell along -- well, with the few words I had heard before -- and even screaming at the set near the end. As the TV commentary and the post-elimination interviews showed, anything can be turned into a TV sportscast, and I am happy to play along.

And thank you to those of you who have been posting comments. I do read them, and when it seems appropriate, I reply.

More later today.

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