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The Globe and Maill’s illustrious TV critic John Doyle references Jack and 24 in today’s paper.

McCain is not Jack. Now you know.



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Sep. 15th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, my god. I heart John Doyle so, so much. The man rocks! Poor Stephane Dion.

Production on 24 was shut down recently for two weeks as scripts were being rewritten. Maybe they're creating a role for John McCain.

Hee. Lufs.

Thanks for this. I only get the Globe on Fridays and Saturdays because it was eating my brain. Did you see Margaret Wente on Saturday re. Sarah Palin? When I find myself agreeing with Margaret Wente, well, something's not right with the world. *G*
Sep. 15th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
The G&M is the 24 of newsppers: I cannot live without it. I buy it everyday (or creativelly steal it from hotel lobbies) because a yearly subscription is over $400. yikes.

Sarah Palin may have some good qualities, but her as Vice Pres would be a diasaster.

Embarrasing question: Who is our current Deptuty PM? I can't remember * facepalms *
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Embarrasing question: Who is our current Deptuty PM? I can't remember * facepalms *

I couldn't either, so I looked it up. The reason we don't know is because... we don't have one. Haven't since 2006, apparently. So there you go. What happens if Stephen Harper dies of boredom, I have no idea.
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
That would explain my massive brain fart. Thank you.
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh! I looked some more and the last time we didn't have one was when Joe Clark was PM, so it must be a minority government thing. I guess you automatically lose the confidence of the House if you die, is my guess.
Sep. 15th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the linkage!

And I love, love, love how McCain specifically said he identified with Kiefer and not Jack.

Dear and fluffy Lord, if this man gets into office, I'm jumping the failboat and moving to Toronto.
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
If I have my own place by/soon after the election and they lose, I offer my couch to any refugees from the US.:D
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)

"Give us your tired, defeated, shell-shocked liberals with sad eyes and empty hearts, and let them be folded into the land of milk (in bags) and honey to the north!"

You get the couch, I'll bring the snacks! *G*
Sep. 15th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Sadly, many AWOL soldiers have been deported back to the US of A. And we’ve been happily taking in political refugees since the revolutionary war.
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Uh *looks at election* I may take you up on that offer.

I like couches.

And then a mass exodus of people entered Canada and stared wild-eyed at their health care plan and opened up American-theme eateries that mostly served Chinese and Italian.
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Sadly, our health care system is not perfect: Doctor’s find loopholes in the Canada Health Act to open their own for-profit clinics. Prescription drugs and most dentistry is not covered. I have my own insurance policy for such things. But a visit to the Emergency Room or my GP will cost me time but not money, and for that I am grateful.

The media likes to go on about shortages and wait times. Although Neither me or anyone I know has experienced too much trouble, with the exception of my co-worker who had a broken wrist for several days while she waited for “emergency” surgery. Morphine is our friend.
Sep. 16th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
...And it came to pass that the potatoes in the eateries were called 'fries' instead of 'chips' and tea biscuits were suddenly pronounced 'scone' to rhyme with 'stone' instead of 'scone' to rhyme with 'gone' and lo, the Canadians were confused. But verily, they fed off the fat of the land and were contented.
Sep. 15th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)

It’s all part of an evil Canadian Conspiracy: Have the genetically-engineered grandson of our most beloved socialist infiltrate the American entertainment industry, where he will win the hearts and minds of impressionable republicans.

See? It’s all perfectly clear.

Dear Americans: I am now more invested in your election than I am in mine. Elect Obama. I’m begging you.
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Hee. I didn't even think of the technology angle!

I think McCain could be like evil business guy number 4.

I agree that it was the funniest thought I've heard in a while.
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
It is slightly disturbing that McCain refers to Jack and Kiefer as the same entity. Kiefer has spoken movingly and eloquently on his family’s socialists roots. He probably feels no contradiction because he is an ACTOR playing a TV CHARACTER.

Also, 24 is NOT as rabidly right-wing as many people have never seen the show, but that’s a whole other post.
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
It's more than slightly disturbing. Kiefer =/= Jack in so many ways except physically and even then Jack looks older.

Um. YES. And not at all as rabidly right-wing. Especially as the enemy always winds up being some white conservative male and the best president EVER was David Palmer.
Sep. 16th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
See, but they're willing to take credit for the show 'opening doors' for Americans to consider electing a black president, but when it comes to accepting responsibility for making Americans more comfortable with the good guys using torture, all of a sudden they're just making entertaining TV, people.

I think art has meaning, and it's more interesting if they own up to the messages. To some extent, Kiefer does own up to it, because he claims the torturer always experiences negative consequences, but I'm not sure that's true. Why can't they just admit that they are exploring these issues through drama rather than pretending what they portray has no import?
Sep. 17th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
but they're willing to take credit for the show'opening doors' for Americans to consider electing a black president,

Bah! There are millions of black people in the US, eventually one of them was going to run for President. Not that it isn’t a significant event that needs to happen for society to move forward.

There have been other Black POTUS’s in the movies and TV. Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact comes to mind.
Sep. 17th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I know! Yet they get all coy and modest and say "well, shucks, we were glad to do our part."

Can't have it both ways, PTB.

It's funny how no-one ever brings up how much the show has done to destroy our trust in white businessmen who run big corporations. Because the trail always leads to one of those, sooner or later. Especially if they have government contracts.
Sep. 17th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
I think that the Americans can handle a black POTUS but not a divorsed POTUS, which was what David Palmer was.
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