Thursday, 25 February 2010

Pravda Blames Canada!

OK, it's Pravda, but wow. In an article titled 'Vancouver: Mutton Dressed as Lamb', the author -- who is British, according to The Star (h/t) -- looses a long litany of laments about the treatment of Russian athletes at the Owe-lympics, then poses a possible reason:
We all know Canada has problems with the future lines drawn on Arctic maps and we all know Canada lives in the shadow of its larger neighbour to the south. The abject cruelty shown by Canadian soldiers in international conflicts is scantily referred to, as indeed is the utter incapacity of this county to host a major international event, due to its inferiority complex, born of a trauma being the skinny and weakling bro to a beefy United States and a colonial outpost to the United Kingdom, whose Queen smiles happily from Canadian postage stamps.

Maybe it is this which makes the Canadians so…retentive, or cowardly.

I find it hard to believe that the author is British. That last sentence quoted is kinda weird for a native English speaker, isn't it? That's how it appears, with the dots before 'retentive'. Meant to indicate that 'anal' was left out? And since when does retentive, either anal or not, equal cowardly?

Anyway, I look forward to more from this writer. That piece was written before the retentive Canucks whupped the Russians' collective ass last night. *smirk*


thwap said...

It's sweet the way they're now able to talk about our "cruelty" thanks to our barbarism in Afghanistan.

Yay us.

Otherwise, a stupid editorial about the stupid owelimpicks.

fern hill said...

Hiya, thwap. Yeah, that, and I thought it was pretty funny in a hysterical, over-the-top way.

Anonymous said...

2-0 for Canada against the U.S. right now. YAY womyns team, your the best hockey going!

fern hill said...

It is fun to watch, innit?

The Canajan goalie is damn good, which one didn't really get to see in the other matches.

And the kid with the two goals, Poillion? (not sure), had apparently been compared to Sid the Capitalized Kid. She's good and really young.

That said, two goals leads are nail-biters.

Anonymous said...

WTF? I just heard the IOC is considering dumping the women's hockey from the Orwellympics, waah!

Berlynn said...

Perhaps the IOC should be dumped instead.

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