Anne of Green Gables vs. G.I. Joe

By Allan Gould

Anne of Green Gables vs. G.I. Joe
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Was it better that our ancestors chose to migrate to Canada, or should they have gone to the U.S.? Snow and ice and high taxes? Or unaffordable health care, guns in kindergarten, and great weather? And didn`t they have to film the hit movie Chicago in Canada because we had the ... Read more


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Was it better that our ancestors chose to migrate to Canada, or should they have gone to the U.S.? Snow and ice and high taxes? Or unaffordable health care, guns in kindergarten, and great weather? And didn`t they have to film the hit movie Chicago in Canada because we had the studios, the gaffers, and the 65 cent dollar? What about our national dreams? Gould defines the American Dream as the obligation for every American to achieve fame, fortune, and a trophy wife up to one-half the age of the first one, but only after he accomplishes the first two. The Canadian Dream is to pay a serviceman in cash to avoid the GST, to go to Hawaii (if you live in B.C.), and to be able to move to the U.S. to make real dollars. And what about our different political systems? In the U.S. there is serious debate about campaign finance reform; in Canada, we turn to Hansard to follow a similar discussion: "Oh shut up." "YOU shut up." "Up yours!" "Oh yeah? You`d probably enjoy that, Svend." G.I. Joe and Anne of Green Gables could be just about the funniest book you`ll read this fall.

Allan Gould

Allan Gould is the author of more than 30 books, several of which have been bestsellers, including The Top Secret Tory Handbook (under the pseudonym of Deep Chin), Straight from the Lip, and Canned Lit.

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