Thursday, June 23, 2011

This Hour has 22 Minutes

Rick Mercer is one of my heroes. He epitomizes what is best about Canadians, ie. our sense of humour and especially how much we love to make fun of OURSELVES!! Oh yeah!  We Canadians have THE BEST comedians in the entire world. People who EXCEL in finding the funny side to everyday occurrences, otherwise known as "crap!"

Almost every Canadian is a funnyman or funnywoman. (I like to be politically correct, unlike some people I know who are reading this blog and thinking "funnyman" applies to EVERYone - NOT!) We are also known as an extremely self-deprecating people, and when we goof up or "make a funny" as my daughter likes to call it - we don't mind drawing everyone else's attention to it - in fact, we insist upon it. We replay the incident (mistake, funny, goof-up, faux pas or whatever else you want to call it) over and over again throughout the day/evening/week/month to anyone who will pause long enough to listen. It gives us something else to talk about instead of the weather. We love to say..."how stupid was I to do ..... etc etc".  What makes us this way?? I don't know. But it's better than being miserable, mean, petty, small-minded, boring, depressing....oops, I seem to be heading off down another alley...sorry!

That's another thing about Canadians, we always seem to be saying "sorry", even if someone else is at fault!! Someone could bump into me and knock me down and as I was heading face first onto the floor I'd be calling out "sorry!" We're very funny, very apologetic, politically correct  weathermen/women.

Is there a point to this post? YES! I wanted to say THANKYOU because my page view count broke through 50,000 sometime last night and I find that extremely gratifying and exciting.  Sorry I didn't mention this earlier in the post, I kinda got off track.

I wonder if that is another Canadian trait, or just one of my very own.

I leave you with a clip of Rick Mercer visiting the Canadian Mint - I hope you laugh as much as I did:)


  1. Congrats on the break through. In Sweden )I am Swedish) we have a saying if you can laugh at it you can live with it. Swedes are not very funny, but my family is a riot. We don't fit in but every body loves to be with us. We can carry a funny out for years!

  2. woohoo! that is amazing on the traffic!!! see - we love you!!!

  3. That's funny, we Americans make fun of you Canadians too. How about that!
    Congrats on the Hits! I like that feeling too. I'm glad to have met you. You're very funny. And don't worry, I'm very politically correct. In fact, I don't even think of you as a girl. See how "advanced" I am. Open your own damn door!

  4. I adore Rick Mercer, as well. He never fails to make me laugh, and he's so darned cute.

  5. another fan of Rick Mercer! the 'tips' always make me laugh. Shirley Douglas showing everyone how to use jumper cables or Margaret Atwood giving goalie lessons - priceless!

  6. Rick Mercer is awesome!

    I know you are heading to PEI soon but I just wanted to let you know about a potential get together for us Ontario Bloggers. Check out the post on my page. :)

  7. Jane,
    This was my totally laugh of the evening. I really love Rick Mercer and I know lots of fellow Canadian's and Americans love him too.
    God whats not to love!!
    It's almost Canada Day and I can't wait to celebrate, as most Canadian's do.
    I hoping to have my outdoor fire pit just roaring , toasting marshmallows, some wine, beer for hubby and some sparklers.
    I may also ring my antique cow bell that I scored for $2.00. at a yard sale.
    I hope when you arrive back at Crofters Lane that you take advantage of all the yard and Antique sales. You will be amazed at what people are giving away.


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