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25 September 2010

Canada, it's our time to lead.

It's just an ad for a new Globe and Mail website... but this hippie on an old-school novelty bike makes a darn good point.



"What defines us? Some might offer up a list of other past accomplishments. What if 34 million of us step up pledging new ones of our own. Thing not yet done or dreamed. Ventured not ...because they're within our grasp but exactly because they're not. Be a nation not afraid of success or skeptical of those who seek it. Look back at everything we've been given and turn when we're ready to begin."

I think we should do this.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm somewhat offended that a kid who is still wet behind the ears and probably has a closer relationship with her ipod and smartphone than the person next to her is lecturing the nation on change and making things happen ... by blog or tweeter, perhaps? Give me a break!

Dave Carrol said...

Actually... these are the target market of Western nations. What and how they think dictate MANY things.

And they are the people who will be making your future. I'm just saying. Don't get too offended.

Anonymous said...

I will be making my future, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

I'm more offended that Globe and Mail is trying to sell the idea of their new website through patriotism and buzzwords like "change" and "leadership"...

Jeff said...

Whoops, that last comment was me. For some reason I clicked Anonymous, and I'm not sure why...

(The other Anonymous comments aren't me, though.)

Dave Carrol said...

add "hope" into the mix and it's as empty promisey as Obama's campaign.

:)

Anonymous said...

Between Pepsi trying to generate some sort of spontaneous Canadian chant for the Olympics and now Globe and Mail prompting Canada to be a global leader, I am getting a little disgusted with these commercial enterprises trying to set the tone of a nation's development. Blech. Stick to your knitting commercial enterprises, namely providing goods and services as efficiently as possible. Let's leave the leadership to politicians and whomever (if anyone) people may turn to for spiritual guidance.

Ron Edwards said...

I don't know if the URL will get through this but the free book at this web site is on target with exactly what is referred to here. No strings attached, the book is really free ....less than 130 pages. -members.shaw.ca/itcanhappen/index.html
Ron Edwards

Anonymous said...

Seems most of you are OLD and not like CHANGE too much .. its all good tho .. Nursing homes pretty much serve the same shit day in and day out!! BUT as a CANADIAN I stand proud and Im not afraid to be a little patriotic not only that!! I guess our IPOD TWITTER Children are the ones who eventually will run our Country around the same time your dirty diaper gets changed from the PSW who will wipe it each night! LOL .. and its not like any one of you made a HUGE difference in the way things are run in this Country Hahaha ..

Metal Rat said...

Good God anonymous, learn how to write a sentence.

I love the sentiment of this commercial, but I hate the ad itself. The actor's voice and eyes flicking all over the place as she obviously reads her lines are irritating. I also wish they had used a variety of Canadians in a variety of settings, instead of the fall-back "earnest-white-middle class-university student", which is so trite.

All the same, I think we can agree it's good to be Canadian.

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