face it, Canada, you’re boring

4 comments:

  1. Long Time Pseudonymous Troll
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Allan, you suck so bad lately that you’re not even worth hating on.

  2. anon
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    CBC Radio is boring because almost no content is made for it. There’s Ideas and some re-purposed stuff like The Debaters and The Vinyl Cafe but there is virtually no scripted entertainment. I wouldn’t say Canadian’s are boring so much as they are too cheap to pay for shows.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:40 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Right! We have to wait for them to leave the country & “make it” in New York, LA, London or Paris before we will pay any attention to them and find them as interesting as the rest of the world does.

    • Allanjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted February 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      According to Strombo success in Canada doesn’t count for much.
      So no surprise that The Hour only serves to re-enforce that view by fawning over Americans more than Canadians.
      In an interview with the National Post, explaining what he would do if he were Mayor of Toronto …

      “I’™d address the city’™s entertainment brain drain. I don’™t understand why Canadian TV stations and Canadian radio have to program a minimum amount of CanCon, but movie theatres don’™t have the same rules. CTV is a publicly traded company just like Cineplex. If we’™re saying CanCon laws exist to protect Canadian culture, why aren’™t we protecting Canadian-made films? The film industry feeds the television business and if we have homegrown film stars, it will help radio and TV. Also, it will encourage the next generation. The reason Toronto has had so much success with local bands like Metric and Broken Social Scene is because all of those bands from the ’™90s ’” I Mother Earth, The Rheostatics, Blue Rodeo, Our Lady Peace ’” were played on the radio. Grow up listening to the band from around the corner on the radio, you think that you can do it, too. Actors from Toronto still only see their peers succeed in America.”
      http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2010/01/16/if-i-were-mayor-george-stroumboulopoulos-amp-annie-kidder.aspx


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