To be honest with you, I had never really given much thought
as to who was Canadian
. In fact, I didn't really give
itself much thought. But so far this academic year, I have
given Canada a lot of thought for a host of different reasons - though
the most important one is love or lust. (On further reflection I
can say it is love, as my friends are getting sick of me talking about
; but you don't really care about that do you?)
Then recently I heard an old episode of This American Life, called
"Who's Canadian?", which asked what the difference was between our two
cultures. Ira Glass also asked why does it seem that the Canadians
among us, are at the center of our culture? I have seen the previous
question answered as, "Well, there has to be a good reason to move to America."
It is also interesting the way Americans feel sometimes, when they hear
that someone that they assumed was American really is not. As one
of the producers of the show pointed out, it's like learning a close friend
is gay, and having not known previously. The question anyone in
that situation asks themselves, is how could they have passed so close?
Ira's retort was, "Oh, so he's Canadian. I guess that's
why he never married."
So this is a metanode of sorts. It has a listing of the people
who I could think of that are famous in America and Canadian. It
also has a list of Everythingians who are Canadian. The latter is
much more difficult, since I put down those noders who I think
are Canadians - so that list is much shorter. If you are Canadian,
or if you are not and I have pegged you as such /msg me and I'll add or
Finally, this is a very incomplete list, so feel free to just
add anyone you can think of.
Comedians and Actors
Film Directors and Writers
Musicans or Bands
People Who Didn't Fit Into a Good Grouping