I read the news today oh-boy...
The bedraggled mugshot of Canadian musician Steven Page of The Bare Naked Ladies is being splattered across the Entertainment pages after being arrested for possesion of Cocaine..in New York..with a young girlfriend?
The band which is reknown for it's zany, college edumacated, in-the-know-joke, lyircs and madcap, smart-alecky, stage antics, WAS in the process of releasing a children's album (oh f*ck!) and had to cancel their rendezvous with the Disney machine...
so this is a news editor's wet dream...what a great angle eh?
So we have a perfect storm..celebrity, rock star, morality, drugs, sex, Disney, and gosh darnit anyway, a Canadian lad behaving badly? HUH? I thought that all Canucks were squeaky clean, Hockey-lovin', doughnut-stuffing, coffee-gulping, plaid shirted, touque wearin', accountants who've had a charisma bypass?
First of all if you're going to be a 'Celebritney' you had better understand the rules..
which are fairly straightforward..you belong to the great unwashed now Buster! That's right. Your Faustian deal with the devil to become more 'famous-er' and 'rich-er' than joe sixpack gives the general public the rights to your life. If you think that you are so f*cking special than by gawd you better be prepared to keep your nose clean..pun intended.
Now personally I think that it's none of my business what Steve or any other guy does in his own spare time. I was sorry to hear that his marriage has dissolved because he has 3 kids but that happens to non-famous people too. What did strike me was the immediate schadenfreude that the media started wallowing in..hey we got ourselves a squeaky clean smartass..let's get 'im!
Canadians enjoy an undeserved worldwide reputation for being stereotyped as polite, calm, no-nonsense types but we have serial killers too ya know? Homo Escapeons are so lazy..we love to conveniently attribute easy-to-digest 'brands' to nationalities...a watered down and politically correct version of racism which is just lazy.
My question is, what are the typical characteristics of your country's average citizen and how well or poorly do you fit into the mold?