Who doesn’t LOVE Canada, AY? Moose. Mounties. Molson. Maple syrup. Mike Meyers. And lots of other uniquely Canadian things that begin with the letter “M.”
Which is why I was excited to be given Canada (yes, the whole country) as my guest for the next round in The Public Blogger’s “Performer of the Year” competition tomorrow!
I actually have several readers who claim to be from Canada — and hey, I believe them. In fact one of them, fellow humorist and tireless thespian rights activist Ross Murray, actually sent me a can of real maple syrup once! And I know it was genuine because the label was written in actual Canadian-uh-ish. Plus, the contents were measured in metric kilograms.
Anyway, he was also gracious enough to make a brief cameo in my video for tomorrow night’s competition. Not that he’s wearing briefs in the actual video, just so we’re clear.
Though I can’t show the video in its entirety until voting opens tomorrow night at 7 p.m. (PST), I was allowed to share a 1-minute sneak preview, which I’ve provided the link to below. For our challenge, each of us was given a country to host for the next round of competition, which will include a celebration of the arts from around the world, including Hungary, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Italy and the U.S. Each of us is required to create an artistic presentation in our genre celebrating the things that make our guest country special. To do this, I was given a 24-hour Canadian citizenship (why didn’t we do that with Justin Bieber!) in order to emerse myself its culture…
When the post goes live tomorrow night, I will include the link here and on my Facebook page so that you can go directly to the The Public Blogger and see all of the nominees’ performances — then vote for the best performance. Keep in mind I’ll be offering authentic poutine to those who vote for me. And if you think that’s a reference to something inappropriate on the human anatomy, this video should help.
In all seriousnes, I’m entering the fifth round still at No. 1 thanks to all of your support. I just want you to know I come into each week appreciative of how far I’ve been able to make it, and never assuming I have your vote. No matter what happens, that will never change.
I am forever thankful for all of you. Truly.
24 thoughts on “A sneak peek at my 24-hour Canadian citizenship”
I can’t wait to see the rest of it!
Hey, Ned, for some reason,, the remainder of the post did not come through….did that happen to others? Allan
Hey Allan, no one has said anything. Was it the post or the video?
I had difficulty seeing the post and had to maneuver about to get it.
I’m not sure what happened, but I think it’s fixed now… I hope. But thank you for the heads up!
Morning Ned, has any once mentioned the were getting an Oops message that your page on your blog is missing. P
Sent from my iPad
Hi Pamela! Yes, someone mentioned it to me — but thank you! I think I fixed it 😉
This is like waiting for the new Star Wars, except it’s “The Farce Awakens.”
HAHA! Plus there’s no Jar-Jar, so I at least know it’s better than “The Phantom Menace.”
Sorry. Too personal?
Loved this! Your linky thing was broken, but you left enough of a Moulson trail that I was able to find it. I’ll be sure to peek in this evening.
Speaking of peeking – what kind of elf did you find on a shelf to video you from up above?
Hahaha! I’m a fireman, so it’s not the first time I’ve been called a “hoser!” For the above shot, I actually tucked my iPod into the ceiling tile (you can see part of it in the left corner of the screen!) Thanks for tracking me down the beer trail. Not the first time, I must say… 😉
I am ready to Vote! I want to see the rest of this video👌🏼
Thanks, Lisa! It should go live around 7 p.m. tomorrow night. I’ll post the link here and on my Facebook page 😉
I voted all 3 times! Good Luck and I’m so proud to know you cuz you’re AMAZING just like your wife told me you were👌🏼😘
Well, being another of your Canadian followers I can say I wasn’t offended at all by that, so it’s a good start. I’m anxiously awaiting to see how you pronounce aboot! Good luck Ned…we like your stuff, eh, so we’re in your corner!!
Lol! Thanks, Ey? Always glad to know you’re in my corner, Susan — in Canada or otherwise 😉
As a Canadian, I cannot wait to see this video and have a good belly laugh.
A lot of great comedy comes out of Canada 😉
some of my best minions… and editors… are from Canadada-land… so tread carefully… also, I have been reliably informed that they have squads of highly-flammable commando beavers… so…
Given that Justin Bieber is from Canada, I have to believe everyone there has a great sense of humor…
They keep letting him back in when he leaves… so… yeah
You’re welcome in Niagara Falls, Canada anytime, Ned.
Just bring plenty of cash…
Great! I’m sure you can help me make the currency exchange… I trust you.