Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

I mentioned yesterday how She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has taken over at least one of our local Olympic venues.

I say 'at least' because she is subversive. We all know this. All is quiet on the Western Front and then BAM! She's singlehandedly financing healthcare and adopting entire countries. She's simultaneously redecorating women's shelters while grafting 25 new hybrid roses in her California compound. Who knows how far-reaching her tentacles spread? (Immediately the giant squid from '10,000 Leagues Under the Sea' springs to mind. Except for the part about killing sea men. Or maybe not.)


While one celeb may be subversive, there is another out and about here who is anything but. A certain Monsieur Stephen Colbert is at it - loud and proud.

From his claim on the cover of Sports Illustrated...

'Saving' the Olympics?
(one snow truck at a time?) inciting his Northern faction of the ColbertNation to festoon our city with his posters ...

... I think that in his heart of hearts, he really likes us. He really, really likes us.

Broadcasting his 'Colbert Report' from a venue yesterday in Vancouver, he lovingly pandered to the crowd and summed up our charm with one of his always-keen observations:

"It doesn't matter whether you are Canadian, Indian or Asian. What unites us is you are not American."


Anonymous said...

(raises hand)

Can I be from New Zealand?

Cormac Brown said...

The Travel Channel has been playing the Vancouver episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" incessantly, and if I were not such a cold weather wimp, I do believe that I would move the family to Canada.

baronessvonb said...

Countess Ti: If you squint, and hold the map upside down, you're kind of close...

Count Cormac: Dude, are you kidding me? There is virtually NO difference in temperature between Vanc and your home. None. (ok maybe just a little...)(virtually none).

What was Bourdain eating up here? Something geoduct-related?

wv: sunta - Here in Vancouver, it's so warm in winter that at Christmas, we have Sunta.

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