Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

We're about to head to the local festivities, although the skies are grey and gloomy.

In the meantime we've been watching the ceremonies and performances on Parliament Hill on TV, an exercise which handily illustrates the problem of combining live events which have lots of natural gaps and pauses with anchors who can't. stand. ten. seconds. of. silence.

Such as when one commentator helpfully filled in a little lull in the conversation by informing the nation that the 21 Gun Salute "is shooting blanks".

How counter-intuitive.

ronnie

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Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Happy Canada Day! Hope the gloomy skies don't open up, and that there's fun to be had even if they do. And Downy has asked me to suggest some "selebratory holiday wet fud for teh residint quadropeds."

8:51 PM  
Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

Maybe they should have been shooting commentators, but I guess that would have been distinctly un-Canadian.

I know it's over now for you, but it's still Canada Day out here in California! Happy, happy!

1:18 AM  
Blogger ronnie said...

NFTP: Done!

Sherwood: I, too, wondered if he had thought through the alternative.

Fortunately, nobody got desperate enough to point out that the Governor-General is female, and black.

7:28 PM  

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