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… because who better to lead America than CANADA? You know, that country you pretend to be while traveling?
Ryan Gosling is Canadian, by the way.
Ah, jokes, jokes. We just want to be part of the action too, my American homies! The outcome of the 2012 presidential election will impact many things north of the border too and, let’s face it. Canadian politics are comparably quite… dry. Like a stage play without costumes. Like a party without any cool kids. Like pancakes without Maple Syrup. ICK! Could you imagine?
I’m not going to be one of those people who are all like “VOTE! Hey everybody! Remember to vote today! YOU MUST VOTE! It’s your duty to vote. VOTE OR DIE” because I hate those people.
I do think you should vote though, especially if you’re voting for the right candidate. But I’m not going to preach about it. Nor am I going to tell you which candidate I feel is the right one (journalistic impartiality, you know.)
It’s not very hard to figure out however. I have been known to speak with my hands
Join the CBC News America Votes live chat tonight at 6 p.m. ET if you’re interested in learning tons.
I’ll be commentating on social media. Tomorrow, you can find a condensed version of the 10 page document I compiled in preparation right here on this blog. It’ll be a bit (many bits) more serious than my usual fare, so here – something cute to make up for it:
Sadly, this morning the beloved Canadian politician succumbed to his battle with Cancer, leaving one fictional Springfieldian to carry the bur-diddly-urden of bringing back the stache.
I’m Sorry for making light of death. That’s what I do when I’m sad or uncomfortable… and I really am sad about this. I know it’s sadness because Layton’s final letter to Canadians made me feel like I should cry. I will, once it sets in that he is actually gone.
The first time I saw Jack Layton in the flesh was at Toronto’s Pride Parade in 2007. He was wearing orange and dancing his heart out, waving to all of us sidewalk gawkers with a huge smile on his face.
Me: “Hey Look! Video Professor is gay! I had no idea!”
Friend: “Dude, that’s Jack Layton…”
Me: “JACK LAYTON IS THE VIDEO PROFESSOR! How have I never noticed this before? Sweet…”
Jack Layton was not the video professor and while it is unclear to me at this time WHO bit WHO’s style, I like to think that Layton is the OG. Homeboy has multiple Facebook groups dedicated to his moustache alone – and he was quite the nerdboy hottie way back when:
I could go on and on about why Jack Layton was the coolest party leader my generation has ever seen – how he actually had the foresight and the passion to engage his younger constituents, unlike many other politicians – but people with far more time and talent than I have already done that in spades.
Instead, I shall share with you the link to this massive Toronto Star Jack Layton photo gallery and another link to the Canadian Cancer Society‘s website. Learn about cancer, fight against cancer, help make the future a better place.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I’ve an announcement to make – are you ready?
I have decided to enter the electoral realm.
Cèst vrai! Yours truly is now serving as campaign manager for the candidate whom I feel is most qualified to serve as the star of TELUS’s next advertising campaign.
No, not Lulz Turtle. Unfortunately, only real animals qualify.
Get down with your bad self, my even-toed friend!
If selected by voters, Camel will join the long list of adorable critters who’ve already been featured in TELUS’s save-worthy ads over the past 15 years.
As Camel‘s campaign manager, I intend to ride those humps (which contrary to popular belief are NOT filled with water) all the way to the winners circle… which may include A TELUS tablet PC, a TELUS smartphone and a $1,000 donation in my name to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
You see, my motivation for hitting the campaign trail is not completely selfless. I’m one of 12 Canadian bloggers who will be campaigning on behalf of their selected animals and helping voters determine the next critter used in TELUS advertising campaigns.
I want you to vote for Camel, but not as much as I want you to VOTE period because for every single vote they receive, Telus will be donating 1$ to the NCC.
100,000 votes = $100,000 toward the protection of Canada’s biodiversity. YES.
Just for voting, you could also win a Blackberry Playbook or a freaking TRIP TO AFRICA! Chyeah or chyeahhhh?
I’ll be Tweeting and blogging about this more as the competition progresses (The top 3 critter contenders will be announced on May 20th) but right now it’s time for bed. Busiest week EVER. Next week at this time, I shall be in France. It’s been way too long…