Friday, 23 October 2009

One more amazingly talented ex-Ottawan honoured.

As some of our faithful DAMMIT JANET! readers may have observed by now, I blog from Ottawa. Being born and growing up in this city has not provided me with any particularly trenchant skills or talents for nosing out political stories; in fact most native Ottawans regard federal politics like a nasty personal hygiene issue that hangs around the town like .... well, you get the general idea.

Nonetheless we're not too blasé to rejoice when a local daughter or .... erm, son (yeah, yeah, yeah, Dan Akroyd, Paul Anka, Rich Little - oh what a scintillating firmament) makes the headlines.

So, Sandra Oh - you go grrrrl!

From the modestly budgeted NFB film short featured in Five Feminists, to a number of indie Canadian features, to Sideways, to that prime-time medical soap opera that under-uses your talents, you are more than a star - you're the sun and the moon wrapped up in one powerhouse performer.


Mandos said...

It might surprise you, though, the extent to which living in a capital city makes a difference.

deBeauxOs said...

How so, Mandos?

Mandos said...

Let's just say that the US city that Ottawa most "feels like" is DC. If you live in Ottawa, your average number of degrees of separation from politicians is much less than elsewhere, even if you have nothing directly to do with politics. In Ottawa, the city reflects the tastes of a city where a much larger proportion of the population is involved in policy-making than normal.

The capitals that don't feel like that are the megalometropolitan capital cities like Madrid where the government sector is dwarfed by the rest of the city.

The non-capitals that do feel like that are places like Cambridge MA. Despite not being governmental it has a lot of policy-thinkers.

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