Monday, April 26, 2004

The Greatest Canadian competition continues to unravel...

I imagine all of you are breathlessly following the CBC's campaign to name The Greatest Canadian (Ever).

Ripped off from the BBC's Great Britons competition, this Greatest Canadian business seems to be mainly attracting derisive snorts from the bloggerati. (Though civic-minded Matthew at Living in a Society has been trying to get people interested.)

Now, Saturday Night's agent provocateur Jesse Brown has jumped into the fray and he wants you to vote for him: see www.jesseisthegreatest.ca.

Best of luck Brown. His media pranks are tiresome at times, but he can be funny from time to time too. Like here. Taking on Pierre Eliot Trudeau for Greatest Canadian status, Brown remarks, "Dude, Mick Jagger fucked your wife." To David Suzuki, he says, "Give it up homeboy. Earth is fucked."

It's funny because it's true.

Anyway, I'd consider voting for Brown, but I've already voted. For Kim Campbell. I encourage you to do the same.

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