today is Canada Day

which, of course is the day the canadians celebrate their independence from america.

i really dont know too much about Canada other than the fact that i get an inordinate amout of traffic from our neighbors to the north, and for that i am quite grateful.

from what i have heard even though there’s a lot of land Up There, there are just as many people in Canada as here in California.

wacky, eh?

All I have learned about Canada i learned from Second City TV and Much Music, so i think i have a pretty good grasp of life there.

famous people i can name from canada off the top of my head? ok, lets see, Pam Anderson, Bryan Adams, Michael J. Fox, Peter Jennings, Wayne Gretzky, Tommy Chong, and Helen Reddy.

How’s that?

ok, heres some that i had to look up:

Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Conrad Bain, Raymond Burr, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Phil Hartman, Tom Green, Lorne Greene, Eugene Levy, Rich Little, Norm MacDonald, Howie Mandell, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers, Matthew Perry, Jason Priestly, Keanu Reeves, William Shatner, Martin Short, Jay Silverheels, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Alan Thicke, Dave Thomas.

Actresses: Neve Campbell, Kim Cattrall, Margot Kidder, Carrie-Anne Moss, Catherine O’Hara, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Stratton, Jennifer and Meg Tilly, Shannon Tweed, Fay Ray.

Authors: Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Leonard Cohen, Douglas Coupland, William Gibson, W.P. Kinsella.

Directors: James Cameron, David Cronenberg, Arthur Hiller, Norman Jewison, Lorne Michaels, Ivan Reitman

Entertainers: Monty Hall, Doug Henning, Art Linkletter, Alex Trebek

Musicians: Paul Anka, April Wine, BTO, Cowboy Junkies, Crash Test Dummies, Celine Dion, Maynard Ferguson, the Guess Who, Jeff Healey, kd lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Guy Lombardo, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Oscar Peterson, Robbie Robertson, Rush, Paul Shaffer, Skinny Puppy, Hank Snow, Shania Twain, Gino Vannelli, Neil Young.

Wow! Thanks, Canada.

Sorry about all the pollution.

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