O Canada! Is this what you call nasty?

May 3, 2007

Okay, this story started out mildly funny and it’s rapidly improving. A Canadian history magazine is tired of everybody thinking all Canadians are nice, and is conducting a survey to determine “The Worst Canadian.”

So far, visitors to the magazine’s Web site have nominated pop singers like Celine Dion and Shania Twain, and the former owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, showing that they really don’t quite seem to get the concept. Some guy is already campaigning for the title, and the names being suggested in the blogosphere are mostly people nobody has heard of outside Canada. How bad could they be?

At least one Website has suggested Joseph Willcocks, who – are you ready for this – helped the Americans during the War of 1812 and died as a Canadian traitor. Give that dude a medal.

All of this is heading for the ultimate humiliation. Yes, it could be that “The Worst Canadian” is Snidely Whiplash, a fictional cartoon villain. How very embarrassing. Here’s the story:

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Singer Celine Dion poses with a wax statue of herself before the 500th performance of her show “A New Day…” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, May 7, 2006. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus


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Gee … Isn’t it customary in a picture caption to say which is the person and which is the manequin? I keep staring and staring at it and I’m just not sure.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

If you can’t tell the difference, then maybe YOU are the worst Canadian….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Easy. Look for the one who has a D on.


Forget it. I’m not Canadian anyway.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If you can find ten Canadians who wouldn’t stuff Celine Dion in a grain hopper just for fun, you could call them “nice”. She is so hated in Canada…

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Yikes! Can you feel the LOVE in this room!

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Not for nothing but why do I feel my cut-and-paste has been hexed.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Isn’t that the Canadian chick that sang that song and married that old guy? I think she puts on a wig and goes out and plays Allanniss Morrissette. That would be a weird wax figure, I’m telling you.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Parlais vous ennui?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

The sculptor admitted that HIS Celine is a secret redhead.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

In a remarkable turn of events, Celine Dion is terribly sunburned while on vacation in Jamaica, while at the Colosseum in Las Vegas, a fire destroys the entire wax figure collection except Ms. Dion’s, which escaped the fire’s effects entirely.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If this is life imitating art, what explains her facial expressions before the figure was created? Eh? Eh?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

What was that Tyrell corporate motto again?

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