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".