Friday, September 17, 2004

A sock, a rock, a Canadian icon

The T-Star is 2 for 2 today.
This is about a great Canadian, and another Canadian who many think is also great (I don't have a strong opinion either way, and I think that would be an indicator that he isn't great, at least not yet.) Anyhow the first, and definitly indisputed is Terry Fox, and the second is Douglas Coupland.

By far my favourite quotation from the article was this:

Coupland says he purposely kept celebrated Canadians out of the first volume of Souvenir of Canada.

"The thinking being that every time you mention a famous name, it pisses somebody off. But there was one name that everybody could agree on - of course - Terry Fox."

I think he is right, I don't want to hack any more out of the article because it said it all so well, but its about Douglas, Terry, a Calander, and a Sock, and perhaps the Canadian Identity.

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