November 30, 2005

We're so pathetic

Y’know, I thought maybe I was just revealing my usual Canadian schizophrenic need for American attention by being pathetically excited that the defeat of our government was the top story on both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report last night. But apparently I’m not alone — CBC Radio just did a news item on it. Yup, a news item on the top of the hour headlines just about the fact that our “government troubles” are provoking hilarity “south of the border”. Complete with clips from The Daily Show.

I can’t decide whether I’m amused or horrified by how eager we are to be noticed… but I do know that I was very amused by the piece itself last night.

Posted by Aven at November 30, 2005 05:17 PM

Top story on CNN’s website for several hours, too. I was totally flumoxed when I saw it actually, it just didn’t look like CNN with Martin’s picture up there.

But I’m convinced that it’s a big deal to them because they don’t really understand our political system very well and think this is the precursor to a coup or something. Like, “Whoa, the government fell? You mean there’ll be an election and it’s not even November 2008 yet?” (I’m ignoring the fact that Mike also thinks it’s important, and he’s probably right.)

Of course it’s possible that I’m apathatic about it and/or have a biased view of American foreign knowledge. ;)

Posted by: Tyla at November 30, 2005 10:39 PM

Sometimes I wish I had cable just so I could watch The Daily Show. I have to say, I am surprised the Americans even noticed because my brother lives in Texas and he says getting any news about Canada (other than from is really hard. I feel much the same way you do - it’s like getting noticed by the popular kids because you did something stupid.

Posted by: melanie at December 1, 2005 11:43 AM

This is awesome:

Daily Show: Headlines - Hosed
The real shock of the Canadian laundering scandal is that somewhere a liberal party is in power.


Posted by: madhava at December 1, 2005 01:02 PM

Hey Aven, I heard about this and then fall asleep while trying to stay up to watch it! And I owe you an email which I’ll be getting around to today!

Posted by: Jill at December 2, 2005 11:30 AM

We are fascinated because look what WE have!

Posted by: Laurie at December 2, 2005 02:21 PM

We are fascinated because look what WE have!

Posted by: Laurie at December 2, 2005 02:21 PM