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  • Teresa
    September 17, 2012 - 15:19

    sheesh, pam. all this grumbling about nothing. give us a story with some meat, will ya?

    • Bob K.
      September 17, 2012 - 18:44

      You really frightened the horses with this column Pam. Keep their feet to the fire.

  • Mary
    September 17, 2012 - 15:08

    Seems the author of this article has bees buzzing in her bonnet. Or angry St. John's wasps. Republic of Doyle is good for our economy - whether you like the show or not. It employs local actors, artists and technicians, who then spend their salary in the city. The Rooms did the right thing by not saying who was going to be in the building and why. Maybe they didn't want to give away a story line before the upcoming season airs. Maybe they didn't want all the teenagers at the local schools camping out, trying to get a glimpse of Jake or other special guest stars. Maybe it was Republic of Doyle's request, not The Rooms. Regardless of the reason, if The Rooms is installing exhibits right now, then I agree with JR Smallwood, that this is the best time to close for a few days. Making this about government/politics is far out in right field. Don' t think the writer likes The Rooms much. She has editorialized, not reported the story in a balanced way. BOO!

    • Pam Frampton
      September 17, 2012 - 15:33

      Mary, I haven't worn a bonnet in years. And for the record, I am a columnist, not a reporter, and columns are supposed to reflect personal opinion, just as your comment does. I am a big fan of The Rooms and have never missed an episode of Republic of Doyle, but that's not the point. The column is about the private use of public space.

    • Party Animal
      September 17, 2012 - 17:37

      Me 'n da bys from Da Pearl would like to book Da Rooms out fer a few days over the festive season; we'll invite a few o' da skeets from Da Heights, the crowd from Da Battry and' a dozen or so baymen too; kinda like a mutlicultural event or sum'en; how 'bout it ? or have ya got ta be an Artsie Fartsie on the dole and surviving on gov'ment handouts to get yer private booking? if so, we can make a video and post it to U- toobs. Now where's dem keys at? and, yes, some grant money too...and beer...and cigs....

  • David
    September 17, 2012 - 12:14

    Republic of Doyle is an absolute boondoggle that costs Newfoundlland taxpayers a fortune. THe Rooms is a similar waste of money, which we do a "world-class" job of here. And like everything around here, no one wants to think about the immense cost, just the illusory and dubious benefits, until it's far too late and the money's spent. Let them rent the stupid Rooms at market rates if they want a snazzy set for their precious show...and stop treating this idiotic, expensive TV show like much more than the hugely....provincially subsidized, low-quality entertainment parasite that it truly is.

  • J. R. Smallwood
    September 17, 2012 - 08:51

    The Susan Wood show is open for 82 other days - hope you can make it when your not too busy causing a fuss.The rest of the galleries are closed this week i coinciding with the Doyle shoot, but there will be a slew of new exhibits opening on Friday. Seems like perfect timing for this temporary closure, while being supportive to the Smallywood television and film industry.

  • W. Bagg
    September 16, 2012 - 15:12

    Republic of Doyle equals east coast Beachcombers.

  • saelcove
    September 16, 2012 - 10:30

    When ever i need a good laugh i watch the republic of doyle

  • William Power
    September 16, 2012 - 10:06

    While he's there, maybe Doyle can solve the "Case of the Missing Fort".

  • Richard
    September 15, 2012 - 19:08

    You're an anti-Newfoundlander if you have a problem with Republic of Doyle. Next thing you'll be complaining about the lack of transparency in handing them over $3 million in taxpayer cash, as well.