Some time last week, most probably due to some pathological need eprops, infamous attention-whore Theologianscafe made a case for why Canada sucks, citing my rant on the Olympics and the shoddy job NBC commentators did. I would have answered sooner, but you know... better things to do than entertaining the cyber jollies of some jingoist blogger. I'm not into stupid US vs Canada debates either because I like most North Americans in general but... For the sake of argument, I felt it necessary to stand up for myself, as a confused-at-random-attacks-of-character Canadian.
Anyway, he spoke of healthcare, and other silly examples, but mostly he focused on how I was watching the Olympics on an American network because supposedly there are not TV chains here that broadcast the Olympics, which automatically lead to the assumption that Canada MUST suck. Barring the fact that this is false, I also thought about how Dan was probably watching TV on an American network too. And then it occured to me;
I wonder how his Olympic viewing would have gone, without television cameras.
Or without instant replays.
Of if he hadn't known at what time to watch his favorite events, because of the timezone difference.
Mostly, I wondered about how, without Canada, would he have been able to post his ridiculous rhetoric at all?
Cuz you know television cameras, instant replays, standard time and the infamous 56k modems pioneered internet surfing as we know it...?
Those are all sucky Canadian inventions. Just like basketball, hockey, peanut butter, electric wheelchairs (for all your obese people, America!), and IMAX too.
But hey, it's ok.
If to suck means inventing awesome revolutionary stuff that allows everyone in the world to enjoy the Olympics... I think I speak for all my countrymen when I say I'd much rather suck than blow, like Dan does.
But don't worry Dan. Luckily, we also invented the garbage bag to deal with all your crap.