Here’s a follow-on to last year’s little video tribute to Canada Day:
Living in the U.S. can be a challenge for Canucks. As a literature professor once explained to me, in the American story, a hero’s rite of passage consists of a road trip across the United States and/or losing his/her virginity. The Canadian hero, on the other hand, either battles cancer (or has a close relative who does), and/or moves to the United States and bcomes commercially successful.
Hat tip to DRZ for this NYTimes Op-Ed by U.S.-domiciled Canadians, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/opinion/01canadaday.html?_r=1 , featuring Rick Moranis, Malcolm Gladwell, and others.
(still remember that old CBC signoff from years ago, growing up… never understood the underwater robot claw dude… guess that was Canadian high tech in the days before the Interwebs…)