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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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I found the Heritage Moment ad Sally mentioned a few days ago:

This was part of an ad series that ran during the 1990s. The videos in this series were, um, very Canadian:

  • An out-of-touch American getting arrested by the Mounties.
  • A bunch of politicians arguing about what the Canadian flag should look like.
  • The Avro Arrow, featuring Dan Ackroyd and this lovely voice-over: "Although the government cancelled the project and destroyed the prototypes, the Avro Arrow remains for Canada a world benchmark in aerospace achievement."
Here's a spoof that's eerily good. If they'd removed the laugh track, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference: