I may lose half my Twitter followers over this one, but I’m particularly tired of the general American attitude again…I have some American friends and they know this is more about certain prevailing attitudes and not them…

Good thing they have phones to call each other and complain about my words…no…wait…Alexander Graham Bell was Scottish-Canadian…

Well, they can all pick up their Blackberry and…no…sorry…RIM, the manufacturer is Canadian as well…hmmm

Alright…they can play basketball and listen to “American Woman” by the Guess Who…fuck…James Naismith, basketball inventor was Canadian born, eh?…and the Guess Who are good Canadian boys as well…

Okay…nothing is American as apple pie, right?…except that the first recipes go back to Chaucer in the 14th Century…UK…not USA…sorry…

I know…I know…FORD!  Ford is a good American company…mind you, Henry Ford’s father was born in Ireland…*sigh*…well, his mother was born in Michigan, though…from Belgian immigrants…

Ok…Superman is there to protect Truth, Justice and the American Way…um…mind you, Jerry Siegel’s father changed their name from Segalovich when they came over from Lithuania…and Joe Shuster was, go ahead and guess…Canadian.

Ummmm…even the first US Thanksgiving was celebrated by Europeans…damn…

Ok…I’ve got it…football…except that the game can be tracked back historically to Ancient Greece…and the first professional American style football game was actually played in…come on, you know you want to say it…Canada…Toronto Rowing Club (nee Argonauts) and Hamilton played back in 1873.

Ummm…Einstein was born in Germany, but died in New Jersey…Austin Powers is a character loved by Americans that is played by a (oh come on now!) Canadian……America’s favourite doctor, House, is played by a Limey…and one of their most beloved fictional Conservatives, Alex P. Keaton, was played by a (I’m sensing a theme here) Canadian…as was a great American time traveler, played by that same (just fucking guess) Canadian driving a Northern Ireland manufactured DeLorean.

At least President Clinton knew what America was about…wait, he used Fleetwood Mac, a predominantly British band, for their tune “Don’t Stop”…mind you, Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are American (aren’t they?)

Well, the one thing that it seems we can attribute to the American Empire…without question…jazz music.  Historically it comes from the deep south slaves (something I am certain Americans are proud of)…and much as I poke fun, good art (like good comedy) tends to come from pain.

Speaking of comedy from pain, Americans have given us some of the best comedians around…George Carlin, Robin Williams, Dan Akroyd…no, shit…Akroyd is Canadian, sorry…

 

One comment

  1. LOL! Did you ever read a book called “All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye” by Christopher Brookmyre? There’s a very similar passage in there about the things Scots have given the world. Recommended. 😉

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