Over the weekend, The New York Times penned a column declaring that Canada is now a “hip” country.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re glad to get the compliment and all–it’s just…late. Really late. Plus the newspaper just seemed to list off a host of Canadian-made people and things that became popular in America. Like our hunky prime minister, the explosion of Canadian music stars south of the border and the fact that Toronto-born designer Tanya Taylor had fashioned clothes worn by Michelle Obama.
“An expanse once stereotyped as the home to square-jawed Mounties and beer-swilling “hosers” has quietly morphed into a multicultural breeding ground that has given us The Weeknd, who can’t feel his face; the director Sarah Polley, who makes films of subtle power; and the upstart fashion designer Tanya Taylor, whose creations have been worn by Michelle Obama,” the article read.
Like, has the writer even BEEN to Canada?
The fact that America is only now recognizing the cool that is this country is a result of our consistently awesome behaviour over the ages. In other words: it took ya long enough to notice, NYT! Here’s an entire list of reasons Canada is cooler than the U.S..
We only let the coolest people enter our country:
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSaysRepent) October 23, 2015
We’re super popular
We were “making it rain” before America even knew what it meant:
Toronto > New York (according to Vogue)
We get more chocolate than America
Guys, what in the world? In Canada they get 3 Reese's peanut butter cups instead 2. How's that fair?!?! pic.twitter.com/zObZEoPpNA
— Josh Roberie (@JoshRoberie) March 12, 2015
We’re not actually sure The New York Times knows what ‘cool’ means
If they did, how could they forget Bubbles from ‘Trailer Park Boys’?
Or ‘Kids in the Hall’?
In fact, all of America’s ‘cool’ movies were actually shot in Canada
We have mayors who can out-muscle America’s best wrestlers
Not surprisingly, CNN admitted that Canada is funnier than America
Probably because we can actually, you know, laugh at ourselves
In closing, America…
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