Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Those exotic Canadians!

Sick of feeling like the U.S. gets all the entertainment attention while Canadians are forced to send their best and brightest to Hollywood to make a living? Well, cheer up. There is no longer any reason for that age-old Canadian inferiority complex--not now that the U.S. has launched a reality show about Canadian truckers who drive on winter ice roads.

Learn more about this EXTREME TRUCKING! Follow six extraordinary Canadian truckers as they RISK THEIR LIVES to drive fifteen miles an hour to provide sustenance to REMOTE AREAS like DIAMOND MINES! Watch their "health insurance" [sic] cover their TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLAR MEDICAL BILLS in entirety when they get injured! Hear the show's THEME SONG, "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith! Buy the first season in a complete DVD set!

That's it, people--Canada has finally arrived.


Ryan said...

No wonder Tony Blair said that Canada was going to be one of the world's most powerful nations!

We've got trucks and chutzpah.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I always thought Survivor Canada would involve driving across Alberta with a bumper sticker saying "I'm a gay Québécois New Democrat and I'm coming for your guns!"

Anonymous said...

So they found a way to do it.

(I'd always been of the opinion that Canada couldn't have an extreme reality show a la Survivor because our climate precluded the participants prancing about in bikinis. Truckers, however, are not the sort of folk TV viewers probably want to see prance about in bikinis.)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I can't stop laughing.

Thanks for this!