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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Canadian celebrities?

Here's the latest wanna-be that CBC is foisting upon the unsuspecting public. Go ahead. Click the link. I'll still be here.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is George Stroumboulopoulos. As you can tell, he is amazingly cool and remarkably intelligent. So intelligent, in fact, that you should immediately start nodding in agreement whenever he speaks. Maybe throw your underwear at him.

I reserve a small amount of pity for George because of his failed bid to become the next Ryan Seacrest. But mostly, he just annoys me. Isn't it great that this is the guy who is going to save the CBC and draw in new young viewers with tons of disposable income?


These guys are the perfect Canadian celebrities. There's always a moral to their stories, they're a bit rough around the edges, and nobody really knows who they are. Most Canadian celebrities can't be recognized unless they're at some award show, and that's just because their name gets flashed on TV whenever they're onscreen. Pat Mastro-who?


Now THIS is how it's done. Rick Mercer's the closest we've got to a real Canadian celebrity. Part of this is hometown pride, so I admit I am somewhat biased. If you don't live in Canada, you don't know what you're missing. Go to Rick's website sometime when you have an hour or two on your hands.