Saturday, 28 April 2007

The Other Canadian

I was emailed this brilliant insight to the Canadian psyche. And, I love it.

It was written by Rick Mercer a presenter/comedian who does a show that is called "The Mercer Report". It has scathingly funny skits & commentaries on Canada & the world in general. Suffice to say that if we had a Singapore version of Rick (Mr Brown comes the closest), he'd probably not be living in Singapore.

"On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to
offer an apology to the
United States of America.

We haven't been getting along very well
recently and for that, I am truly sorry.

I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron.
He is a moron but, it wasn't
nice of us to point it out.
If it's any consolation, the fact that he's
a moron
shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America.
After all
it's not like you actually elected him.

I'm sorry about our softwood lumber.
Just because we have more trees
than you
doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's
cheaper and
better than your own.

I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey.
In our defence I guess our
excuse would be that
our team was much, much, much, much better

I'm sorry we burnt down your White House
during the war of 1812. I
notice you've rebuilt it!
It's Very Nice.

I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had
nothing to do with your beer
but, we Feel your Pain.

I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq.
I mean, when you're going up
against a crazed
dictator, you wanna have your friends by your side.
realize it took more than two years before you
guys pitched in against
Hitler, but that was different.
Everyone knew he had weapons.

And finally on behalf of all Canadians,
I'm sorry that we're constantly
for things in a passive-aggressive way, which is
really a
thinly veiled criticism.

I sincerely hope that you're not
upset over

We've seen what you do to countries you
get upset with.

Thank you."

R. Mercer


Veron said...

Bwahahahahaha!!!!! Soooooooooo funny!! Oh, the poor Americans.....

marsha said...

hilarious!!!!! =D

dianeclancy said...

very very funny!!

And, sadly, much truth.

~ Diane Clancy