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Canada, you’re supposed to be a refuge from the ugly shit that makes Americans, well, Americans, and, perhaps more importantly, not you.
But Celine Dion aside, your record of being morally superior to us Americans–while possessing considerably less swag, no offense–has remained relatively untarnished over the years…until now.
Meet the cast of Canada’s Lake Shore, i.e. The True Story of Eight Strangers–aka “The Turk,” “The Italian,” “The Jew,” “The Czech,” “The Pole,” “The Albanian,” “The Lebanese,” and “The Vietnamese”–Picked to Live in a House Together and Have Their Lives Taped in Order to Forever Disabuse You of the Idea that Canada Is the More Tolerant Society You’ll Escape to When the Tea Party Takes Over and Sarah Palin’s Elected President in 2012:
Sore-y to say, Canada, but your answer to Jersey Shore not only makes you not us, it makes you look much, much worse.
[via Entertainment Weekly]
In the nail-biter Final of the women’s 3,000-meter speed skate relay last night, the South Korean anchor whizzed across the finish line in gold medal position–with Chinese rivals scowling at their tail, Canada scrambling just behind, and the U.S. over a half-lap away.
Minutes later, South Korea got disqualified for this bump, which happened during the last turn:
And with the leaders out, et voilà, the lagging U.S. team instantly became a team of bronze medalists.
Filed under: 2010 Winter Olympics, Asians and Speed Skating, Bronze Medal, Bumps, Canada, China, Disqualificasian, Rivals, South Korea, South Korea Women's Relay Team Disqualified, Speed Skating, the Olympics, United States Bronze Medal, Vancouver Olympics, Vancouver Winter Olympics, Whooppsie, Winter Olympics
I hate that the Greyhound bus beheader, Vince Weiguang Li, is Canadiasian.