SOC: Michael J. Fox

“Ehhhh….sore-ry, Malary. Maybe tom-more-ow.” This week’s Spotlight on Canada focuses on Michael J. Fox, proud Canadian, American icon. Many of us can recall a simpler time where Alex P. Keaton’s feelings about Nixon and money were entertainment and Malary’s boyfriend Nick was the biggest problem of the week. These days

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SOC: John Candy

Starting immediately, the firsttube.com weblog will feature a new weekly post, the Spotlight on Canada, or “SOC.” Why a Spotlight on Canada? Because, as almost everyone I know knows, Canada is funny. It’s funny just because. Anyway, this week’s honor goes to the late John Candy, comedian extraordinaire. I will

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I Like the Name Saskatchewan

Compiling a list of popular Canadians revealed a few line hoppers I was surprised at. There’s the standards – Rush, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Alex Trebeck. There are the tier 2 well knowns, like Alanis Morrisette, Jason Priesty, and Tom Greene, who we all know are Canadian, but we don’t

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Hello and welcome to AOL Moviefone!

The proposal Keith and I have maintained for years is that the Moviefone guy should be a cheery Canadian. Just imagine: “Hello, buddy! Thanks for calling AOL Moviefone! Ey, what movie to you want to go oot and see? Enter the province you’d like to search NOW…..” “Let’s see, guy,

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Terrance and Phillip: DJs of the 21st century

From a small town just west of Regina, Saskatchewan, DJ Terrance has been ripping up the nu-disco scene. His album, “Midget in Bikini,” has topped the British charts and his style has been heralded around the world. On top of this, his so-called apprentice, Phillip, has also been tearing up

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Our Home and Native Land, ey, buddy?

Well, I think I’m about ready to tell people about this thing. It really didn’t take very long to build, and so far, I’m digging it. I also added a “Canada” category so I can shoot out random information on Canada. I’m also going to make a concerted effort to

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