I was reading Matt’s post about drawing a maple leaf like it looks on the Canadian flag, and I thought to myself—this is the perfect summation of being Canadian. We know what we’re like, others think we’re distinctive, but when asked to describe ourselves—well, the results are not pretty.
“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
ps.the note i wrote before is mine,dumdum posted by sony at 8;29pm on feb,18,2009.
Posted by sania
at 8:36 pm on Feb. 18, 2009
You know, when I was a Youngin, we didn't spend all of out time drawing leaves! We had to walk five miles every day to get milk for breakfast!!! And even if I did want to draw a leaf, it wouldn't SUCK as much as yours!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Grandma FatFace
at 9:13 am on Feb. 19, 2009
You can scroll right easily by holding down the SHIFT key and using your scroll wheel. (Firefox users trying this will end up jumping to old Web pages until a) Firefox releases a fix, b) they change their settings like so.)