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Posted on 2007.27.03 at 08:57
where am I: In my filthy rotten disgusting bedroom. Must clean soon.
How I feel about it all: lazylazy
Soundtrack: Alanis Morissette: Uninvited (omg I forgot Alanis!)
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  • I have a headache, and my stomach is a little icky. I guess I can't drink Tangueray and tonic anymore. (note to self: going out after work, when said work ends at 11:30 p.m. isn't a good idea in general, y0.)

  • omphale23 wrote fic There's one by me, too (Caroline/Bob, go figure). Also a lovely Harry/Draco by patchfire, and lots of other wonderfulness. And it's all PG-13 or less. Head over to axial_tilt and peruse the cool. dorrie6 is a genius for thinking it all up.

  • So this guy on epinions.com wrote a quiz with lots of trivia and such about Canada, so I figured, sure, okay, what the hell. My answers, the actual answers, and a bunch of (sometimes) snarky comments are :

    The guy who did the test said it was okay to Google, but I didn't so I'd actually know if I knew stuff.

    Part A: Government and Politics…

    1. (1 mark) True or False: Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy under the Commonwealth of Nations, an association of independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire.


    ANSWER: True (although I'd just read about the whole constitutional monarchy thing before answering, or I'd have said false).


    2. (1 mark) Who is Canada’s Head of State? Is it:

    a. The Governor General?
    b. The Prime Minister?
    c. The President?
    d. The Queen of England?
    e. Tony Robbins? Or
    f. None of the above.


    ANSWER: d. Although the (US) President probably thinks he is.


    3. (1 mark) Who represents Canada’s Head of State in Canada? Is it:

    a. The Governor General?
    b. The Premier?
    c. The Prime Minister?
    d. The House of Lords?
    e. Tony Robbins’s Sister? or
    f. None of the above?


    ANSWER: a.


    4. (1 mark) Name at least one Canadian who has served as Governor General.

    ANSWER: Michelle Jean (I'm probably spelling it wrong)

    Yep, I did spell it wrong. The correct spelling is Michaëlle Jean. Pretty name. She's very pretty, too, and I love her accent.


    5. (1 mark) Who is the Head of Government? Is it…

    a. The leader of the party with the most support in Parliament?
    b. The Premier?
    c. The Prime Minister?
    d. Tony Robbins?
    e. Both A and C above? Or
    f. None of the above?


    ANSWER: c.

    It's actually e: Both A and C. Which is still cool because I couldn't decide between them, but I thought e. was, erm. More right? Doesn't make me less wrong, though.


    6. (2 marks) Name at least two Canadian Prime Ministers.

    ANSWER:
    Stephen Harper
    Paul Martin
    Jean Chretien (sp?)
    Brian Mulroney
    Pierre Trudeau
    Tommy Douglas
    Lester B. Pearson
    John Diefenbaker
    John A. MacDonald
    I can't remember the woman's name who was PM for like, a second and a half. Okay, a few weeks. :)


    7. (1 mark) True or False: Canada has a national political party devoted to breaking up the country by having one of the provinces separate from Canada to form its own independent nation, and this political party has even served in the capacity of her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

    ANSWER: True.

    I had the answer right, but the party wrong. It's the Bloc, not the PQ. I suck at Québec.


    8. (1 mark) True or False: Canada is so unimportant on the International stage, that it doesn’t even have its own listing on Wikipedia.

    ANSWER: I have no idea, but I'll go with False.


    9. (1 mark) True or False: Epinions has a section for writing Epinions about Canadian post secondary institutions (such as Universities and Colleges).

    ANSWER: True. Whatever.


    Part B: Economics...

    10. (2 marks) True or False: The province of Alberta is the only province or state in Canada that no longer has any accumulated debt of any kind.


    ANSWER: I know Alberta is solvent (all that oil!) so I'll say True.


    11. (2 marks) True or False: Canadian money is multicoloured.

    ANSWER: True, although this may be a trick question.


    12. (2 marks) Canada has a one dollar coin which is commonly known as:

    a. The silver beaver.
    b. The dollar.
    c. The golden smelty.
    d. The Loonie. or
    e. The dollar.


    ANSWER:d. I remember the first time I heard one-and two-dollar coins called Loonies and Toonies I thought it was an amusing Cape Breton colloquialism (they have hundreds, and I was actually there at the time, and the woman I was with was a Caper born and bred, so it's not like it was a far-fetched thought, and this sentence is way too long even if it wasn't inside parentheses).


    13. (2 marks) What is the approximate current exchange rate of the Canadian dollar to the US dollar? That is, answer this question: $1 Canadian Dollar is worth $____ US (if you absolutely have to look this one up to maintain a perfect score, then I will allow you to).

    ANSWER: Oh, about 86 cents.

    As of today, it's $0.864356. Damn close, dude.


    14. (2 marks) What is the name of the trade agreement linking Canada, the United States and Mexico that came into effect on January 1, 1994? Is it…

    a. The Canada / US / Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUMTA)
    b. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    c. The Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    d. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


    ANSWER: NAFTA, aka The Treaty that Made American CEOs Rich(er). Well, okay, it's not called that, but um.



    Part C: Geography

    15. (4 marks) Where is Canada? Is it…

    a. North of the United States of America, but somewhat South of (or right next door to) Alaska and also kind of below / next to Greenland?
    b. South of the United States of America, but North of South America (you know, somewhere around where Mexico is)?
    c. In Europe?
    d. In Africa?
    e. All of the above?
    f. Other? Please describe.


    ANSWER: a. You're kidding, right?



    16. (1 mark) True or False: Canada is a barren, desolate wasteland of frozen land where it snows all the time, and it’s only light for a few hours each day, with winter lasting 8 months of the year?

    ANSWER: False, unless you're talking up near the pole, then it's close, I guess.



    17. (1 mark) True or False: Mount Logan, in the Yukon Territories, is the highest mountain in Canada at 5,959 m above sea level.

    ANSWER: I suck at these questions. True. Wild guess. I don't even know what the highest mountain in the US is. And isn't it the Yukon Territory?



    18. (1 mark) True or False: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is located on the East Coast of Canada, one of the last large cities before you venture across the Atlantic Ocean.

    ANSWER: You mean as opposed to some other Vancouver, British Columbia that's not in Canada?

    Um, False. Unless you've got geographical dyslexia or are looking in the world's biggest mirror. And even then, um. False.



    19. (1 mark) True or False: The province of Newfoundland is on the West Coast of Canada, just below Alaska, on the doorstep of the Pacific Ocean.

    ANSWER: There are people who would think this? False. And it's Newfoundland and Labrador, dude.



    20. (39 marks) Visit this site now and tell us your score out of a maximum point level of 39:

    http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/canquiz.html


    ANSWER: My score out of 39 was: 39.



    21. (1 mark) True or False: It always rains in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    ANSWER: No, because if it were true, topaz7 would be way cranky.



    22. (1 mark) Name at least two Canadian Provinces and / or Territories.

    ANSWER: Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia.

    Territories: Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories (why is this plural, does anyone know?), Nunavut.



    23. (1 mark) One of our provinces has large oil reserves. Do you know which one? Name it now.

    ANSWER: Alberta. Which is why it's solvent.



    24. (10 marks) Have you ever visited Canada? If yes, where? If no, why not? Describe the geography of your favourite Canadian location.

    ANSWER: Yes. London, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Do I really have to go into a schpiel about how it's all hilly and rocky and the mountains touch the ocean and when it's snowing it's like a postcard and in winter there's ice in the harbours and the air smells like the coal everyone burns and salt and once croosa went swimming on Jan. 1? No? Okay. then.


    Part D: Entertainment, Sports & Culture…

    25. (5 marks) Can you name any comedians from Canada? If so, who are they? Please list any that come to mind right now and describe what influence they have had on your life.


    ANSWER: Does Rick Mercer count? And why would a comedian randomly have influence on my life? Well, Colin Mochrie, but he's my sekrit lover he doesn't count. Red Green does, though, right? And Hughie and Allan, the old Cape Breton version of Bert and I. I know, you want me to say Jim Carrey. I don't think he's Canadian anymore. He doesn't think he is, either, I bet.


    26. (5 marks) Can you name any Canadian actors? If so, who are they? Please list any that come to mind right now and list any of their works that you really, really like and hold dear to your heart.

    ANSWER: I'll try to limit it to one work each. Alphabetical order:
    Martha Burns: Slings & Arrows
    Colm Fiore: I haven't seen much of his stuff. I own Trudeau, does that count? Eventually I'll watch it.
    Paul Gross: Since S&A is taken, I'll go with H2O. And that one that needs to be made if Canada knows what's good for it.
    Don McKellar: Last Night.
    Molly Parker: Paris or Somewhere
    Gordon Pinsent: due South, and any time I see him anywhere, because he makes me smile.
    Callum Keith Rennie: Falling Angels.

    I don't feel like listing any more. The question says "any". *wins*


    27. (5 marks) Can you name any Canadian musicians? If so, who are they? Please list any that come to mind right now and list any of their works that you really, really like and hold dear to your heart.

    ANSWER: The Rankins, J.P. Cormier, Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, Sarah McLachlan, Stan Rogers, Hugh Dillon, Gord Downie, Bruce Guthro (Yeah, I know, Celine Dion and Shania Twain. I don't feel like mentioning them. Oh, wait.). I'd list works, but that would mean I'd have to post songfiles, and I really am too wiped.

    wtf, I didn't mention Alanis. *headdesk* wtf#2, I didn't mention k.d. lang, either. I really suck.



    28. (5 marks) Finally, can you name any Canadian movie directors? If so, who? Please list any that come to mind right now and list any of their works that you really, really like and hold dear to your heart.

    ANSWER: Don McKellar, Atom Egoyan, Paul Gross, Paul Haggis, Daniel MacIvor. I like all sorts of their stuff (well, except I dunno if I've seen anything by Mr. Egoyan, I just know who he is). Also, this is "finally?" There's a bunch of questions left!

    29. (3 marks) Which set of the following TV shows have been filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada?

    a. The 4400, Airwolf, Andromeda, Battlestar Gallactica (the new, re-imagined series), Dead Like Me, The Dead Zone, Sliders, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken

    b. The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realm & The Lone Gunman, The Beachcombers, Danger Bay

    c. 21 Jump Street, The L-Word, MacGyver, Monk, Neon Rider

    d. All of the above.


    ANSWER: d.

    30. (1 mark) True or False: The Vancouver, British Columbia region has the third highest levels of film and television productions in North America, outside New York City which is number two, which is behind Southern California which has the highest level of film and television production in North America.

    ANSWER: I'll say true. I think I'm right.


    31. (4 marks) Can you name any Canadian Hockey teams that are members of the NHL? Can you name any Basketball teams that are members of the NBA? Please list any that come to mind right now.

    ANSWER: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens. I can't name any team besides the Celtics that are members of the NBA, because I hate the NBA. If the question was about baseball, I'd do better, and not just because there's um, one Canadian MLB team.


    32. (1 mark) True or false: Wayne Gretzky is Canadian.

    ANSWER: I'll say True, but I don't know if Mr. Gretzky was born in Canada.

    He was. Yay, new trivia.


    33. (1 mark) Name at least one Canadian beer or beer producer.

    ANSWER: Molson, Labatt's


    Part E: General Knowledge…

    34. (10 marks) Do you remember when you first heard or learned about Canada? Can you describe this time? Can you describe what you first learned about Canada? Please discuss your thoughts and feelings about your first recollections of Canada now.


    ANSWER: When I first heard of Canada? I have no idea; probably somewhere in childhood. My great-grandmother was from NS, which is probably what I first learned about Canada. I don't recall thoughts and/or feelings because I was, liek, four.


    35. (3 marks) What colours are on the Canadian flag? What image or symbol is also pictured on the flag? Please describe the flag now.

    ANSWER: 1: Red and white. 2: Maple leaf.

    I was supposed to say 3.that there are red stripes on the top and bottom. There are red stripes on the top and bottom. There, I've said it. I feel so much better now. Did I mention all that white in the middle? No? Well, now I have.


    36. (2 marks) True or False: The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner.

    ANSWER: True.


    37. (1 mark) True or False: Canada has two official languages: English and French.

    ANSWER: True.


    38. (1 mark) Which animal is an official emblem of Canada? Is it…

    a. The beaver?
    b. The moose?
    c. The Polar Bear? Or
    d. William Shatner?


    ANSWER: a. Although, d. would be funny. Bill Shatner might like being on currency, maybe. :)


    39. (8 marks) Do you know any Canadians? What are they like? How long have you known them? Why do you know them? Please describe your relationship to them now.

    ANSWER: I know a lot of people, and some of them are Canadians. They're like, people. My relationships depend on other factors than someone's country of origin, sorry.


    40. (9 marks) Describe your feelings toward Canada. What do you think of Canada as a nation? How do you feel you did on this quiz? Do quizzes like this really matter when it comes to rating how Americans feel about their neighbours?


    ANSWER: I could answer the first two questions, and then if I ever go for the old Ph.D, I'd have good head start on a dissertation. I'm too lazy for that. Read my LJ. I think I did pretty well, thanks. I don't think online quizzes matter a rats arse, really. This one's better than "What Sandwich Meat Are You?", or "What Buffy Character's Hair Are You?" though.


    41. (1 mark) Finally, the very last question... Where are you from (City/Town, State/Province, Country)?

    ANSWER: I live in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and I'm from Wilmington, Massachusetts. Both USA.

  • Two good reasons not to induce labour: It's mostly unnecessary, and studies are showing that it could cause autism.

  • Sir Elton turned 60 two days ago, and I forgot to mention it. Happy belated, dear one. I remembered, I just didn't say anything. Not that you care. Or will ever read this. Or that I'll get any dorkier than I am right now.

  • muskratjamboree this weekend! Whatever will I wear? Time to go shopping for clothes, I think. You have no idea how out of character it is for me to say that. Especially since I'm thinking of going to the mall. *wince*

  • AHAHAHAA. This is the Aussie version of Talking to Americans, only worse, because the questions are actually about America. And yeah, I know that they didn't show the people who got the answers right, but the fact that there are people that don't know this stuff is really, really sad.

  • And now for another episode of Geekier Than Ever: Primrose achieves YouTube, or Why You Ahould See H2o, Liek, Right Now:




    If I can do this, I can learn to vid, I know I can.


  • h20_wtf is still more fun than a barrel of Poli Sci majors. Wasting time has never been more obsessively dorky intellectual.

  • peacey, I owe you an email. Forthcoming, m'dear, most likely after work.

  • bjohan57 gave me prezzies. How cool is this, and how hard does she rock? Very, and like, woah.

  • The backs of my hands look like they're ninety. What can I do to make them at least look the same age as me? Not that anyone looks at them, because they're too busy checking out how far I've bitten my nails down today.

  • And finally, finally. I still don't like Ian Paisley, but this is very, very good news.

Comments:


sam80853
sam80853 at 2007-03-27 11:43 (UTC) ()
OMG! You are such a dork to take on that Canada quiz, really ::giggles:: And? You are so smart! These ART questions were really easy though ::grins:: ... You win!

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primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 12:13 (UTC) ()
I'm such a dork to do most of the stuff I do. I mean, good gods, I actually uploaded a clip that I clipped myself to YouTube. I'm even surprised at how dorky that is. *wins at dorkdom*

the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-03-27 11:46 (UTC) ()
I bought us books. Actually, one of them isn't a book, it's a deck of cards!

I need to settle on exact dates one way or the other. And we need to talk budget for lodging... part of me'd like to stay closer in to the city, but OTOH if you go out just a little ways, the place I stayed last time is about two blocks (an easy walk) from a Metro station, parking is included in the cost of the room, and so forth. So that's an option at least.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 12:08 (UTC) ()
I have tomorrow off, so I'll be around in the evening. I'm finally, finally going to clean my room. Dude, THERE IS DRIED CAT FOOD ON THE FLOOR.

And Yay for Seats of Power!
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2007-03-27 12:18 (UTC) ()
AHAHAHAA. This is the Aussie version of Talking to Americans, only worse, because the questions are actually about America. And yeah, I know that they didn't show the people who got the answers right, but the fact that there are people that don't know this stuff is really, really sad.

So I watched it and I thought it was funny (although I'd like to see the version with the reactions of the people who knew that guy wasn't John Howard!)...and then I checked out the comments section on that page, and wow is there some vicious anti-Semtitism in there.
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 13:29 (UTC) ()
I didn't look at the comments section, just watched the video. Should I look at the comments section or would it just depress me?
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2007-03-27 13:48 (UTC) ()
Don't bother. It's a bunch of Americans trying to prove the stereotype (and claiming that nothing outside of America is worth anything) and a bunch of non-Americans (and some people who would like to believe that they're not American) saying that America is everything that's wrong with the world today. Somehow the question of whether or not the Jews deserved the Holocaust got dragged into it; don't ask me why.
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 13:54 (UTC) ()
Don't bother. It's a bunch of Americans trying to prove the stereotype (and claiming that nothing outside of America is worth anything) and a bunch of non-Americans (and some people who would like to believe that they're not American) saying that America is everything that's wrong with the world today.

In other words, the usual stuff.

Somehow the question of whether or not the Jews deserved the Holocaust got dragged into it; don't ask me why.

Now, see, that thought coming out of Americans are stupid/no they aren't dialogue would be a reason to visit the comments section, because I can't imagine how such a segue could happen. But really, I don't get how anyone could say that any human being (and a whole bunch of non-human beings, too) deserve something like the Holocaust. That's not stupid, that's evil. Of course, people like Fred Phelps exist, so I guess there must be others like him who think evil thoughts 24/7.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-27 14:26 (UTC) ()
Yaye! Another link-alicious post from primrose!

You rock at Canadian trivia, I have to say. I don't think I'd know a single Canadian movie director. Oh, hang on. Norman Jewison.

Mike Myers for the actors section. And I love the idea of William Shatner as our national symbol.

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It's sunny here today! *basks*


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primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 14:32 (UTC) ()

You rock at Canadian trivia, I have to say.

I'm a trivia junkie in general. Just wait until I start reading up on Australian politics (I'm actually planning this). :) And I'd better know who the Governor General is, I watch enough CBC.

I love the idea of William Shatner as our national symbol.

William Shatner would probably agree with you.
peacey at 2007-03-27 21:57 (UTC) ()
I think I just found my new business card. *loves*
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-27 23:31 (UTC) ()
LOL!
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-03-27 16:21 (UTC) ()
PB (sorry, I won't call you that again):

If you like, you can put your yootoobe clips up on H2O_WTF just for fun, or, if you want to ask/answer questions about a particular point which can be nicely illustrated by the genuine clip - Friendlock if you want to feel safer, so that Whizbang don't sue our asses off, although given that we are indirectly advertising their product and fangirling madly, I see no reason why they would be pissed off. Except you never know with Paul and that genetic Irish temper LOL.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-27 17:55 (UTC) ()
If you like, you can put your yootoobe clips up on H2O_WTF just for fun, or, if you want to ask/answer questions about a particular point which can be nicely illustrated by the genuine clip

I was thinking of doing just that. I can also do yousendit for better resolution, but I don't think that's really necessary, since ostensibly everyone already has a copy of the whole thing.

Friendlock if you want to feel safer, so that Whizbang don't sue our asses off, although given that we are indirectly advertising their product and fangirling madly, I see no reason why they would be pissed off.

I'll probably flock anyway, which is always good to do with things like that. As for Whizbang, unless there's some contractual reason they have to bother about, I don't think they'll mind a free plug for their film, especially since there's a sequel coming. Not that their legal people have spies cruising LJ for illegal clips, or anything. This is the only clip from the film around, AFAIK, because nobody else is enough of a geekdork to make one.

Except you never know with Paul and that genetic Irish temper LOL.

I've got one of those of my own, although it's pretty tame these days. But when I was a kid, I'd tantrum all over the place. Now I temper it with loud car singing.
peacey at 2007-03-27 22:30 (UTC) ()
Look at you with your Canada quiz. Be careful, though. If you appear too knowledgable, you'll blow your cover.

Re: H2O. Paul plays desperately insane very well. ;)

Re: hands.

And finally, finally. I still don't like Ian Paisley, but this is very, very good news.

Amen. Allelujah. Amen.

And woohoo! Emailage!
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-28 01:12 (UTC) ()
If you appear too knowledgable, you'll blow your cover.

Cover? What is this cover of which you speak? Born and raised in Massachusetts, y0. :)

Re: H2O. Paul plays desperately insane very well. ;)

I hear he's a very fast typist, as well. :)

The cool thing is that Tom McLaughlin isn't insane. Desperate, power-addicted, ideological with a very twisted form of patriotism, yeah. But he's not crazy.


If the DUP members who are anti-powersharing want to defect, I say see ya and don't let the door hit yer in the arse on the way out.
peacey at 2007-03-28 03:40 (UTC) ()
Born and raised in Massachusetts, y0. :)

Yeah, yeah, you might be born in the USA, but you and all your fellow undercover Canadian ilk would have us all believe you're all sooo harmless. And you sound sooo convincing too. *shakes fist* Well I tell ya, you'll all fail! You won't turn the USA into a socialist leaning, looney coin weilding, goofy accented, snowshoe wearing, hockey loving (okay, maybe that one's okay), bunch of Paul Gross worshipping, laid back, nice, clean, polite....

Where was I going with this again?
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-28 21:59 (UTC) ()
Ha! Your rant proves my innocence. I like hockey, really I do, but I'm a baseball girl all the way. As for goofy accents, you should come to Rhode Island.

Laid back, huh? You really haven't been watching Slings & Arrows. Oh, and worship implies delusions of perfection in the worshipped. The very fact that 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exists is undeniable proof that this is NOT the case.
peacey at 2007-03-28 22:03 (UTC) ()
The very fact that 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exists is undeniable proof that this is NOT the case.

Kinda like Dracula 2000. The movie was dreadful, but the audition was amazing. :)
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-29 16:58 (UTC) ()
Men With Guns is like that. I hated the movie, but CKR's Mamet was so compelling that I couldn't take my eyes off him. The rest of it was shit, IMO.

I've never seen 20,000 Leagues, and I have it on DVD (thanks to sam80853 who sent me a bunch of stuff because she's nice like that). I'm that chicken.
peacey at 2007-03-29 17:40 (UTC) ()
Go on and watch it. Everyone has to 1) start somewhere, and 2) pay the bills. It'll give you a glimpse as to how much he's improved his craft. We have the luxury of being able to watch these train wrecks knowing they recognized they were shit and moved onward and upward.
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-29 19:16 (UTC) ()
That would be a fine theory if it weren't for the fact that it wasn't his first film. This was, and it's pretty fucking brilliant. I even wrote a review at IMDB. And before that there was this miniseries, which was melodramatic as hell, but I couldn't stop watching it.
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-03-28 08:06 (UTC) ()
With Canada being what it is, I finally understand what compels people to become double agents or spies during a war. If Canada suddenly went to war with the UK, then I couldn't help myself but be working for the 'enemy' as I have a love for Curling,Rick Mercer and CBC radio, so how could I not?!. ;-)
I could even adopt one of those sexy Russian accents that you always see in spy films as well just for fun.


Just to change subject completely, I wonder if the Canadian Immigration test could be changed to include the following:

17) Please explain the plot of H2O by using the following sub-headings: a) Political systems b) Historical pacts and bills c) The advantages of a global community d) The love-hate relationship between Canada and the USA. e) Why could the Big Business guys only seem to afford to pay one hit-man?


That will knock out a great deal of people by the end of the first sentence.
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primroseburrows at 2007-03-28 21:40 (UTC) ()
If Canada goes to war with the US, I'll defect, because that's just silly.

Not to mention: 17A) a) What is Parliament voting on? b) What are the political parties of the candidates, and how can you tell? c) Is there a reason for francophones to be speaking English even when they're talking privately with other francophones? d) Which is more traumatic for a Canadian husband: his wife pretending to be his mother or his wife pretending to be an American politician? e) Does the level of trauma in d. change significantly if said Canadian husband was the one who requested that she do both of these things in the first place?
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-04-01 16:40 (UTC) ()
Primrose!

Paul has just said that Passchendaele will begin filming on August 1st "barring any unforeseen cataclysms"
in an emailed Q&A on Paulgross.org

Great answers all round actually:
http://www.paulgross.org/qanda.htm
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primroseburrows at 2007-04-02 00:20 (UTC) ()
I had this (slightly odd)Q&A printed out (and of course I can't find it anywhere, which is why I rarely print things out) a bit back, but I didn't want to uncross my fingers just yet.
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