Thursday, November 05, 2009

2 Canuck Heros

6 comments:

tweetey30 said...

Candy I was almost dying of a heart attack when the first guy went down. It felt like I was in one of those Omni Domes watching people fall off the cliffs while climbing them.. LOL.. Yikes.. I am just shaking now.. Yikes...

Captain Karen said...

"Rick, how are you doing?"

"I can't feel my legs".

I almost peed my pants watching this. Thanks for the video Candy. Rick Hanson has such a wonderfully positive outlook.

Candy Minx said...

Yes, Tweetey, I was scared too. A weird combination of fear and then laughing because both Rick's are so funny. I really did feel more frightened for Hansen because he's in a wheelchair!

Captain Karen, yes Stagg and I were laughing too. I was so wowed by Hansen's positive attitude. It's quite humbling isn't it? It really puts the flu bug into perspective doesn't it? It puts our everyday ups and downs into perspective too...at least for me. There is something so classic about the humour in this video that sums up Canadian humour. Sometimes Stagg is like "Candy, you can't say that"...and I think I'm funny....but it really doesn't go over well. Most of the time black comedy can work between social groups... but there are a lot of times that sarcasm and gallows humour does not translate well in the States. I believe people are slightly more reserved or polite about playing "the dozens" or gallows humour here. When Rick Mercer said "I hope only one of us comes back paralysed" ...I lost it...I've got a few friends where for years there has been this kind of competitve ribbing going on...Mister Anchovy and I have been doing it to each other for years. (I didn't know it was a form of "the dozens" until we had a tradition among our school friends) As a bartender I used to do it with certain customers all the time. But...it is not so common or acceptable, at least in my limited experience, down here. I just come across as a complete asshole when I have been teasing ribbing or sarcastic. Poor Stagg he just shakes his head. Definately humour is about touching upon tender truths about each other. I think, and I've said this before, Canadians have a bit thicker skin and it's a part of how we talk with each other...even at Tim Hortons! ha ha!

Anonymous said...

That is soooo funny...

Thanks for the laugh Rick and Rick, and Candy for posting it!

theundergroundbaker

Four Dinners said...

Heroes?

Of what? Insanity?

Sandwich short of a picnic....

Tuppence short of a shillin'....

Dog short of a kebab.......

Mad as a hatter

Lee said...

Oh Candy, that was awesome! I love those guys. I keep forgetting to watch his show. I had the biggest grin on my face the whole time I was watching.