The Ramblings Of John Campea

Life Beyond The Movies

Sometimes I’m Embarrassed To Be Canadian

Canada is the greatest country in the world. I really honestly think that. I love this country, and I love being Canadian. Our culture, our collective world view, the way we have a political philosophy of taking care of each other… yadda yadda yadda. Many many many things I love about being a Canadian. HOWEVER….

Our meida in this country has not only LOST it’s unique identity… it’s raped it, then dumped it in a garbage heap and then pissed all over it. Our cultural media has become almost nothing but a pathetic little “we want to be the USA” wanna-be-copy-cat. Instead of coming up with our own original content (there is still some of it out there) we make our country out to be a laughing stock by blatantly mimicking and ripping off American show.

You’ve got American Idol? Ok, we’ll make “Canadian Idol”
You’ve got America’s Next Top Model? Ok, we’ll make “Canada’s Next Top Model”
and now…
You’ve got “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Ok, we’ll make “Are you Smarter than a CANADIAN 5th Grader”


This is nothing short of humiliating for Canadians on the world stage… and when I’m in LA, I’ll have to hang my head a little bit in shame if any of these shows come up in conversation.


November 10, 2007 - Posted by | Opinion


  1. Don’t forget us folks in the USA take all of our good shows from the UK.

    So you are steeling from the US who stole it from the UK.


    Comment by jonfreestone | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. In the uk(we get most uk shows) they do the same. They will take an American tv show and just and UK in the title. Or vice versa.

    Comment by robertwolf | November 24, 2007 | Reply

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