It's about 1 PM Eastern Standard Time
, and PBS
is showing the year 2000 celebrations
of various cultures
all around the world. Just like every other TV
station. I'm willing to bet
that these people
are actually celebrating the arrival
of rich Americans
in their isolated
little towns, not the year 2000
. But anyway, PBS has a live video feed
, to be precise. Picture this.
The most prominent feature on the screen is the little brown box saying "LIVE - Canada". A single Eskimo (sorry, I mean Inuit) is standing in the distance, in the middle of the picture, in an isolated snowfield, slowly beating a drum. The rest of the screen is various shades of white.
And this is the scene that PBS has chosen to represent all of Canada.
Now, picture me in front of the television, falling down laughing and wishing I could tape it to show my Canadian friends.