BUT...I'm not actually IN Canada. Just my luck, I'm actually writing to you all while on vacation in the good ol' USA. I certainly haven't forgotten to showcase my Canadian pride, but since the outfit that I brought with me that's red and white also has some (very dark) blue in it, I daresay I look more like a Team USA fan today than a Canuck. This is what happens when Canada Day falls on the same day when the States is playing a World Cup match ;)
So, right now, I'm actually quite reminded of the line from the song "Canada's Really Big" by the Arrogant Worms: "So big we seldom bother to go see one another; although we often go to other countries for vacations..." Given that, I decided that for this year, I'll have some fun with you all for Canada Day and share some of the neat things that I've found over the years on the Internet that poke a little bit of fun at Canada and Canadians. After all, our stereotypes are harmless for the most part, so many Canadians do take some joy in laughing at themselves. Hope you enjoy these - and have a good Canada Day!
1. "S*** Canadians Say"
There was a meme like this going around on YouTube a while back, and here's some Vancouverites' Canadian edition:
2. "Canada's Really Big" by the Arrogant Worms
C'mon - I wouldn't reference this song without showing you what I meant! Also, little Canada Day challenge to any Hetalia fans out there: get through this video with a straight face. First one who succeeds, please let me know!
3. "Canadian Please" by Julia Bentley and Andrew Gunadie
This one, in my opinion, is a bit of a classic by this point - and it's definitely one of my own personal favourites.
4. "I Am Canadian!" by Molson Canadian
This one is the classically quintessential Canadian self-parodying commercial. It's quite old, but people still like it to this day.
5. "Olympic Relay" by RONA
This is a TV commercial that aired two years ago for the 2012 London Olympics. However, I think it's a humorous take on Canada's vast landscape and definitely worth a look.
6. "Canadian Idiot" by Weird Al Yankovic
Okay, this is not, in fact, by a Canadian artist; instead, it's Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Green Day's "American Idiot". However, since most of the Canadians I've come across who know this song think it's funny (and not offensive). So here you go anyway!
7. "Oh, Canada" by Five Iron Frenzy
Again, this one's actually by an American artist. But, again, I think it's funny - so enjoy!
And I think that's enough watching/listening to last you all a while! Once again, wishing everyone a safe and happy Canada Day, and I promise I'll get back to my more serious programming soon :)