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“Talking to Americans” February 25, 2008


If you want to have a good hearty laugh, check out “Talking to Americans” – in this video, spot a cameo by Mike Huckabee and George W. Bush! Penned by the Canadian (Newfoundland, to be specific) comic Rick Mercer of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Mercer Report, Talking to Americans is a hilarious documentary of how little our friends south of the border understand about Canada.

Mercer convinces poor unsuspecting Americans to help protect our national igloo from melting due to global warming, stop the seal hunt in Calgary (home of the 1988 Olympics – and completely landlocked with no water in sight) and congratulate Canada for legalizing VCRs, among other things.

During the lead-up to the fateful Presidential election in 2000, Rick Mercer even got in front of George W. Bush to say that the Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Poutine was standing behind him! George W. said, “Well, he understands I want to make sure our relations with our most important neighbor to the north is strong!” Unfortunately, Jean Cretchien is the name of Canada’s former PM and poutine is a delectable dish comprising of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. Oops.

Be prepared to LAUGH OUT LOUD! Pass it on! 😀

PS: Check out Rick Mercer’s blog!


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