(...and all the rules?*)
I am pleased to announce that I have been successful in getting the emergency exit at CBC In-uvik named as one of the Seven Wonders of the CBC. I'm totally serious. (Note that the real name of the town does not have a hyphen.)
After The Seven Wonders of Canada wrapped up, people reacted in true Canadian style: with anger and bitterness. At the time, I suggested that the true wonders of Canada were:
- The word "sorry".
- The shovel, for use on both snow and bullshit.
- A bone, to toss to aboriginal leaders when they threaten to set up a blockade.
- Canadian flags, to hang all over Quebec in hopes that they won't leave.
- The phrase "At least we're not as bad as the States".
- Waiting rooms in the emergency department at the hospital.
- The SUV, for navigating the drive-through at Starbucks.
The 10th Floor Artist’s Lounge at CBC Toronto. Rare panoramic view of the Toronto’s lakefront.
I think we can all agree that of all the things we DON'T want to be a Wonder Of The CBC, it's the Artist's Lounge at CBC Toronto. So I clicked the link:
CBC In-uvik: The emergency exit, with its rare view of the Western Arctic’s utilidors (above-ground sewage lines).
I provided a link for southerners who had no idea what a utilidor was, and that was that. Lo and behold: my lobbying has paid off.
I am a little concerned that, much like the original contest, my suggestion was accepted simply to ensure regional representation, but I'll take any recognition I can get. I'm a bit of a media whore that way.
*My very first footnote: "Breaking news and all the rules" was the tag line for a terrible series of CBC ads. The ads were promoting the "re-launch" of supper-hour newscasts with a new format that, as far as I could tell, was better only in the sense that it was cheaper to operate.**
**In true CBC style, I'm so deep that even my footnotes have footnotes.