Tuesday, October 23, 2007

They Lasted Longer Than New Coke

Let's shed a moment of silence for "Canada's New Government" which is, alas, no more. After 21 months, the oft-ridiculed slogan is gone.

It appears the "North Star" is gaining favour as the new catch phrase. I guess it's no surprise that the hockey historian PM would pick a defunct hockey team to brand the country, and I guess we should be grateful he didn't go with Golden Seals or Mighty Ducks.

What I find somewhat confusing is that if Canada is the "North Star", that makes the PM The Little Dipper, which is really more of an appropriate nickname for Jack Layton than Harper. Maybe "The Little Gipper" will catch on.

Due to inconsistencies like this, I think The North Star will never work as a slogan so I'd like to launch a "New Name for Canada's New Government" slogan contest. Please submit your suggestions in the comments section below and I will put them to a vote. To get things started, here are a few slogans I'd suggest:

North North America
Soviet Canuckistan (hat tip - Pat Buchanon)
Trudeauland (hap tip - Mario Silva)
Canada: Can You Hear Me Now?
Canada: Better than Denmark
Canada: A Warm Comfy Welcome Mat With Lots Of Fur
Canada's "Better than the Chretien-Martin" Government
Canada's Non-Corrupt Government
Canada's "We've Seen Worse" Government
Canada's Grrrrrreat Government
Canada's Straight Government
Canada's Temporary Ad Hoc Rainbow Coalition Government

22 Comments:

  • I nominate "Waterworld"

    Best to jointly launch in Washington with a knock-knock joke.

    US: "Knock-knock"
    Canada: "Who's there?"
    US: "Water"
    Canada: "Water who?"
    US: "Water you going to do when we invade you and nationalize all of your water and oil?"

    By Blogger The Anonymous Green, at 2:47 PM  

  • I just heard a good one on Debates today - can't remember which Liberal said it -

    Along the lines of "the PM is like the North Star he mentions - cold, immovable, distant, and not very bright. I for one, intend to help Stevie regret that sappy analogy.

    By Blogger 900 ft Jesus, at 2:49 PM  

  • Canada's All-Right! Government :)
    (with a Happy Face)(white, of course)

    By Blogger 900 ft Jesus, at 2:52 PM  

  • Canada's Greatest Leader in the galaxy of the universe for the North Star of Eternity and forever Government.

    Canada's Newfangled, Old Goat, Talking About Turkey Meat Government.

    umm...
    nevermind

    By Blogger Blues Clair, at 3:15 PM  

  • "Canada's Broken-in Government"

    "Canada's Thousand Year Government"

    "Canada's Unsinkable Government"

    By Blogger Robert, at 3:26 PM  

  • Harperland USA

    By Blogger David, at 3:27 PM  

  • Canad'a minority Majority Government

    By Blogger Kirk Schmidt, at 3:27 PM  

  • How about:

    Harper-Kenny Public Relations,
    Specialists in Negative Advertising

    By Blogger garry, at 4:02 PM  

  • Canada: It's the Liberals' fault.
    Canada's Experienced Government (because once you not new any more, you are experienced)

    By Blogger Babbler, at 4:28 PM  

  • Maybe "The Little Gipper" will catch on.

    Oh man, with wit like this, I can't compete - I just have to sit back and enjoy.

    Since "government" implies a bunch of ministers and officials, all of whom have been left behind by Stephen Harper, how about we just take "government" out altogether? Canada's Harper, or Canada's Prime Minister?

    Uhh... I warned above I couldn't compete... nevermind.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 4:32 PM  

  • "Canada's Clean Government"
    "Canada's Clean Air Government"
    "Canada's Majority-but not really a Majority Government"
    "Canada's Steve Government"
    "Canada's Democratically Elected Dictatorship Government"
    "Canada's The-Harper-Experience Government"
    "Canada's Insert-slogan-here Government"

    By Blogger Sean, at 4:41 PM  

  • Canada's Anti-Liberal Government of Awesomely Right-wing Yesmen. (CALGARY)

    By Blogger Corex, at 4:46 PM  

  • Canada's "hey are you looking at me.... yah you, I said are you looking at me? Wanna fight?..." Government

    By Blogger Ivan, at 5:12 PM  

  • The $1.02 dollar govt . . . the soon to be lowest taxes in decades govt . . . the govt that actually pays attention to the environment (instead of just talking about it) . . . and the not-from-quebec prime minister . . . the govt without "Provessives/socialists" - soooo refreshing . . . the govt soon to be smaller, like our debt . . .
    We now have a dollar like the 60's, employment like the 60's and after a couple terms of PM Harper we may even have a national debt like the 60's.
    PM Harper by 2014 will have erased most of the blunders of the incompetent PET and the Cretch . . . these clowns taxed us to death, destroyed the military and lowered Canada's image in the world (hence Buchanan's comment).

    By Blogger Oldschool, at 5:47 PM  

  • Could play up our comparison to the states in jest:

    "Canada: Welcome to America Jr."
    "Canada: Welcome to the 51st US state"
    "Canada: The lest threatening former North American British Colony"
    "Canada: The english speaking country that isn't American"

    By Blogger bza, at 5:49 PM  

  • CANADA is proud again.

    By Blogger evans, at 7:35 PM  

  • I loved those shoes....

    By Blogger Eugene, at 8:10 PM  

  • The "Just Until the Liberals Get Their Poop in a Group*" Government.

    (*Could take a while)

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 8:43 PM  

  • Canada's New Government: Because some things never get old

    By Blogger Mr.Wizard, at 10:28 PM  

  • RE: Oldschool, at 3:47 PM

    "The $1.02 dollar govt"...

    Yeah the Canadian dollar is worth more because of Harper... not because Bush is destroying the US economy.

    "the soon to be lowest taxes in decades govt"...

    Funny how so much money appeared so fast for Canada's new government... I'm sure it has a lot to do with changes they made mere months before.

    "the govt that actually pays attention to the environment (instead of just talking about it)"...

    No comment required.

    "and the not-from-quebec prime minister"

    Yeah thank GOD we got rid of those kiss Quebec's ass all the time Liberal PMs... we are definitely much better off now.

    "the govt without "Provessives/socialists" - soooo refreshing "

    And such a perfect fit for Canada considering a huge majority voted for progressive parties.

    "the govt soon to be smaller, like our debt"

    Don't smaller governments spend less money??

    "We now have a dollar like the 60's, employment like the 60's and after a couple terms of PM Harper we may even have a national debt like the 60's."

    Funny... haven't there been good employment numbers for years now?

    Let me think back for a second... what government was the last to increase the national debt... oh yeah a Conservative government.

    "PM Harper by 2014 will have erased most of the blunders of the incompetent PET and the Cretch"

    And we all know that the government in between those did nothing but good... GOD I hate blind partisans.

    "these clowns taxed us to death, destroyed the military and lowered Canada's image in the world (hence Buchanan's comment)"

    Talk about revisionism... which taxes were raised by Chretien?

    We are so loved that no other nations want to help us with Afghanistan.

    By Blogger MERBOY, at 11:12 PM  

  • "Harper Valley PMO" with apologies, but a definite nod to the sentiment of the song.

    By Blogger Niles, at 1:24 PM  

  • Well if they want to take a page from Coke they can switch to being Canada's classic government... however, being the New government didn't exactly elicit angry protests around brand loyal consumers.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:55 AM  

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