Saturday, November 21, 2009, 3:00 pm

Location: meet up in tearoom, move to Ryerson

Lecture by Talia Penslar


So some of you may have heard of a little country called Canada. It’s located . . . somewhere right next to the US; I can never remember whether it’s north or south. Damn. Well, either way, it’s our neighbor, and it’s always been on good terms with us, except for a couple of incidents during . . . wait . . . was it World War II? The Civil War? Oh, whatever, some war somewhere in History. Most US citizens only associate a couple of things with our neighbor to the whateverdirectionitis, like some temperature extreme or another, certain small furry animals — was it badgers or beavers? — and some sweet plant-food or another. Probably corn syrup.
*removes dumb-American hat*
In all reality, Canada’s a Real Live Country with Real Live History and a Real Live Political System that is Pretty Different from Ours in some Fairly Significant Ways, and Real Live Culture and Real Live Traditional Foods, some of which I would love to serve you at my talk. If you want to know more about Canada, or think Canada’s funny, or like maple syrup, or just want more ammo to make fun of me for being Canadian, you should show.


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