On top of the legendary exclusive "Only in Canada" availability of Red Rose tea ("...Pity.") the brief anecdote goes that upon winning in his category at the 1992 Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent to, euh, the Grammies) for his work on The Future, devil-crooner (or is that gravel-gargler?) Leonard Cohen stepped up to the mic and cunningly deadpanned:

"Only in Canada could I get 'Male Vocalist of the Year.'"

- an undeniably astute summation of our cultural situation in so many ways. Ask some Canadian to explain it to you 8)