Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You Hillbillies Need To Realize That We Have ALWAYS Been Hip

According to the New York times, the world has suddenly discovered Canada and realize just how cool we are and not just the frozen wasteland everyone south of the border sees us as. I am hurt deeply that I wasn't included on this list because am I NOT the hippest of all?? I mean really. It's all politics and a popularity contest.
Its author, Peter Stevenson, suggests Canada has shed its modesty and politeness with the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and through the popularity and influence of artists like Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
It profiles 17 Canadians who are "making the nation cool", including Quebec director Xavier Dolan, singer Grimes and comedian Samantha Bee, while name dropping long-time cultural heavyweights like Joni Mitchell, Mike Myers and Leonard Cohen — for whom it coins the praise "coolest cat in a hat."


Debra She Who Seeks said...

One day we'll rule the world. Bwahahahahaha!

DrGoat said...

Just hope there's a world left to rule. We just might do
ourselves in. And yes, maybe the Cephalopods will be
Canadian. Very hip octopi.

jester59388 said...

Tragically so, at least since the early 90's. LOL

But I agree with you Cal. Kinda weird to read this idea that we have just "discovered" Canada because of Justin Bieber and Drake (!!??) Say what?? Well recognized Canadian artists and actors and sports legends have been around forever. This is nothing new. (If anything , Justin B. tends to make most people want to throw up, not feel cool.)

I think Canada has just become MORE cool to most Americans because they are for the first time seriously considering the possibility of relocating there!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

They just discovered we were here and they were surprised that we have paved roads and the lack of Polar Bears roaming wild.

jester59388 said...

I think the shock is really that it's actually fairly temperate in the lower areas. The whole "Great White North" thing leads one to imagine that it's all just a giant inhospitable frozen tundra unfit for human habitation most of the year. And when one thinks of how friggin' cold it gets in Chicago and Fargo and Minnesota, it's easy to see how the thought of going even further north would leave one with a literally bone-chilling image of how frigid it must be in the winter. But I've been to Toronto and Montreal (albeit in the summertime) and found them to be vibrant cities and quite pleasant climatically (is that a word? LOL).

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

We have some hot goddamn weather in the summer that would rival anything in the southern states.