Thursday, July 17, 2008

The British Invasion

It was supposed to be a chance to come together for a beautiful night on the plains of Abraham. But, it just wouldn’t be a Quebec 400th anniversary event without a bit of helter skelter and, sure enough, yesterday, the PQ culture critic told Sir. Paul McCartney to jet back to England because:
“I like Paul McCartney but, given the context, this is the straw that breaks the camel's back,” said Curzi, referring to what he called the “Canadianization” of Quebec City's 400th-birthday celebrations.

Jean Charest did help a bit by telling the press that Curzi to let it be, but you’ve got to figure it won’t be long until Gilles Duceppe starts to twist and shout over this junk.

Horrible puns aside, I'm changing my "At Issue" vote to this Quebec City anniversary as the most over-exploited issue of the year. These people seriously need to think before they speak.



  • 60 years after WWII , the Brits, French and Germans are (somewhat) comfortably nestled in the EEC. 200+ years after the French traded Quebec for the Grenadines (or was it St Vincent), some people still don't know who their friends are

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:32 a.m.  

  • I believe the island you are looking for is Martinique.

    I think a British singer, singing on the field where the british defeated the French, is hilarious

    I think htat a movement started by the hardcore French supporters lost out to a British man is even more hilarious

    By Blogger Anthony, at 1:17 a.m.  

  • Given the success of Carla Bruni's latest album, I guess the majority will stick to Paul McCartney. As long as he does not change the words of "Give Northern Ireland back to the Irish" there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:05 a.m.  

  • Oh my god. Some people seem to always have a rod up their ass

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:51 a.m.  

  • Sometimes I think Canadians lack shame.... I can't fathom not being more embarrassed by people like Curzi or Danny Williams representing their provinces.

    A majority of Quebecers are obviously quite okay with buffoonish stunts standing in for leadership, I guess.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 a.m.  

  • I can't fathom not being more embarrassed by people like Curzi or Danny Williams representing their provinces.

    I agree. Those Newfoundlanders should be ashamed of themselves for electing a leader who demanded a fair share of the pie, and put the province on the road to prosperity. I guess it's harder to tell Newfie jokes once they are richer than us Mainlanders.

    By Blogger Independent, at 9:49 a.m.  

  • Will McCartney be singing "Her Majesty?"...

    "Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl..."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 p.m.  

  • Hopefully McCartney will include his 1989 song "Ou est le soleil" in his set.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 5:14 p.m.  

  • Always nice to see who it is that can differentiate between a few crackpots not worth more publicity, and a few protesters who deserve a few inches of ink.

    So far, I've never met a Canadian who can tell the difference.

    By Blogger Paul, at 1:27 a.m.  

  • It is time for us as a nation to establish a Canadian head of state instead of being ruled by some woman in a castle across an ocean. Abolish the monarchy now!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:21 p.m.  

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