Pamela Anderson is Canadian?


I'm giving myself several "Caring About Canada" points this week because of the massive amounts of discussion on Canada I have generated recently; this isn't easy because Canada isn't in the news all the time-- Canada isn't media-sexy like Mexico (aside from Pamela Anderson, I learned that she's a Canadian!) and so you don't have easy, controversial topics to fall back on, like the drug wars or hot vacation spots or kidnappings or narcocorridos or snakeheads and coyotes . . . but, despite this, I have forged ahead and I have discovered other educated people who could not name the capital city and I have educated them, I have learned that "Arcade Fire" is from Canada (and so Canada has "suburbs," which is also news to me-- I thought Canada was comprised of cities, hamlets, and moose preserves) and I have completed my first assignment given to me by an actual Canadian-- I learned what "poutine" is, and it sounds delicious (I would start a "poutine" count because it would be a perfect complement to my 2011 Taco Count, but I don't think you can get it in these parts).

7 comments:

Al DePantsdowno said...

I'm not sure you can say "poutine" in a family blog.

rob said...

there's a poutine truck in washington, dc. we shall find it next time you're in the area.

Dave said...

get out of here! that is happening in 2012-- the year i get some poutine!

zman said...

You can get poutine at any diner in northern NJ, just ask for disco fries and they'll hook you up. Get the gravy on the side so you don't look like a tourist.

Igor said...

Dave is blurring the line between "caring about Canada" and "insulting Canada."

Rhinolips said...

I have awful memory but I remember eating poutine in Montreal w/John and Rob after visiting Club Supersexe and Chateau du Sex on beautiful St. Catherine's St. I find it hard to believe you weren't next to me but I can't remember that much.

Dave said...

i do remember that! gravy fries! i guess "poutine" is candian for gravy fries. that's a dim memory-- i also remember the car breaking odwn int he wasteland between burlington and montreal and it was -26 degrees that day.

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