I'm tired of people saying, "Well, it was no Beijing..."
No fricking kidding. Canada is not China and it's never gonna BE China. Much in the same way that crème brulée is never gonna be Jell-O.
But that’s a good thing!
Personally, I loved last night's opening ceremony. I thought it was very... Canadian.
The Canadians hold a very special place in my heart.
I grew up in a state that is actually north of Canada...
... drinking Canadian beer... watching Canadian Television...
... and obsessively following a Canadian rock band.
So while weirdness like this is undeniably Chinese...
Moments like this...
...are deligtfully and beautifully Canadian.
I'm pro-health care, I like hockey and beer, and it's been recently brought to my attention that I interject the occasional "eh" into conversation. So when you mess with the Canadians, you mess with me.
So forget Beijing and accept Canada and her citizens for who they are.
They would do the same for you.
And they'd be damn polite about it, eh.