Name anything of merit or worth ever written by a Canadian.
Why do so many funny people come from Canada?
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Honestly I think Ondaatje is our best living writer but I haven't even read Munro or 90% of "can lit" so who am I to say? Rawi Hage is one of my favourite writers but both he and his books are decidedly hybrid Lebanese-Canadian. I guess being born in a war torn hellhole gets the literary juices flowing.
Best living comedian.
Yeah they are total goofballs! That sweet, green, northern air must do something to their brain to make them self conscious of the strange hilarity that Canada is its own country and just generally green and funny
He wasn't technically Canadian but we take complete credit for this man
Bonus points if you know what lakes those are in pic related
How come a sparsely populated island of inbreds like ireland has produced so many quality writers while Canada has produced fuck all? Is it just because Canada has more of those brown things that come over on boats?
Well, apart from being slaves to the brits, and the famine, and the fighting each other, and the war for independence, and with the advent of distilled liquor that gripped their people, and the weather, and the rightful nickname "green purgatory," there are also just too many goddamn ghosts.
>while Canada has produced fuck all?
Your surroundings need to be at least slightly serious if you're to produce any worthwhile art. Imagine locking every Melville or Nabokov from your country in one of those babby themed amusment parks from birth until the age of 40. That's Canada.
As a Canadian this is 100% true. Entitled, overprivileged, and babied. Canada was pretty based before sayy...1965...or whenever they changed our flag from the Red Ensign. I need to buy one before they make it illegal, or equate it to owning a confederate flag. Fuck I hate this country.
Gonna sound pleb as fuck but Yann Martel tbqf. I read Life of Pi when I was 12 and it really affected me on a fundamental level. When he released Beatrice & Virgil almost a decade later I immediately devoured it. Apparently he's releasing a new book in the spring and I'm honestly so excited.
>How come a sparsely populated island of inbreds like ireland has produced so many quality writers
The King and the Pauper are equal in experience, the assumption that the 'cultivated classes' have more important things to say is one of the obstacles in literature. It is the insufferable middle classes who are spewing out meaningless tripe that they consider avant-garde because their dumb fuck mediocre parents convinced them they were special. Yes I am bitter, so what?
>I need to buy one before they make it illegal, or equate it to owning a confederate flag
It's the flag of ontario, what makes you think it would ever be banned? As if the historical and social context of the red ensign is remotely comparable to that of the confederate flag.
Before 1965 we were basically the left arm of Britain. Don't even pretend any different.
Anyway the reason we have no lit is partially due to lack of identity. What is Canada? We are a young country with no defining characteristic other than our environment.
The USA is almost 100 years older than us and also gained its own identity through the revolution and all those events.
Us? Our history was bending over to whatever Britain wanted and trying not to be too much like the USA. Our nation has no identity.
>That flag represents a monoculture of white Anglo-Saxons and Francophones!
>How dare you fly that flag instead of the flag that unites us all, coast to coast, as multicultural Canadians!
>Do you even know what year it is?
One of the responses to that tweet. I don't know why, but I laughed really hard.
He will be the one who saves our entire culture.
>First world power to legalize weed
>percentage of french speaking population will double
>double investment in council for the arts
>telling Northern Gateway to fuck off
Where were you when Canadians got their country back?
>double investment in council for the arts
DUDE HALF COOTER CABINET LMAO DUDE IT'S 2015 LMAO
>voting for a nothing that literally runs on tumblr memes in a joke country filled with pooinloos
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I want a real Prime Minister not some rich playboy who bends over to muslims.
trudeau 2 is the fucking epitome of what is wrong with this country
being canadian is like living in a small town entirely populated by hipsters with trendy haircuts
you have nothing in common with these people and the only solution is to move far away
How does someone like this actually get elected? How can this man be a WORLD FUCKING LEADER??
He's a comedian, he's being funny by taking jabs at someone who pretends to take them but probably cries himself to sleep abt it, being a narcissist and all. For great justice, Godspeed! Norm!
>King was born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine.
what the fuck are you talking about?
not only are you wrong (but ok, maybe you misheard or whatever)--damn near everything he wrote was set in New England. how on earth did you arrive on King=Canadian?
>“In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!”
I remember when the real Butters used to chide me. I kind of miss that.
fuckin stan rogers mate
that guy fuckin wrote songs
we're much better readers than novveliss, to be quite honest
now i'mma sip my northern harvest rhye and sing this song to the rain