Is Canada Even Real?

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Item#: 9781459738836
Author Villamere, J C
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This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book.<
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/>If you’ve ever wondered<
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/>Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy?Does the iconic beaver really represent us better thanThe Littlest Hobo?Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it’s made out to be?then this book is for you.<
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/>Is Canada even real? It’s a question that’s being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister’s assertion that Santa lives here.<
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/>In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that’s the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger?<
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/>Is Canada Even Real?examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real — if only in your imagination.

Short Description
Is Canada Even Real?is a funny nostalgia trip for Canadians and those poor, tobboganless souls outside our maple-scented borders. This book handily stitches together a fresh national identity based on Canada’s true modern icons. It’s a fun history lesson, and a quirky ode to a quirky land.

Table of Contents
Introduction<
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/>Section One: HOBOS: Which Haunting Hobo Myths Are Real and Which Are Imagined?<
/>1.The Littlest Hobo: Our German Shepherd Guardian Angel TV Star<
/>2. Sol: The Hobo Clown ofParlez-Moi/Your Nightmares<
/>3. Wilf Carter: Maritime Cowboy and Hobo Balladeer<
/>4.Hobo with a Shotgun: Vigilante Hobo Canuxploitation A-Go-Go<
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/>Section Two: BEAVERS: What's True and What's a Dam Lie?<
/>5. The "Beaver Hour": CanCon Quota Gets a Ghetto Shot<
/>6.Hinterland’s Who’s Who: Cool Flute Tune but Beaver Questions Remain<
/>7.Cucumber: Moose + Beaver + Tree House = Zero Cukes<
/>8.The Beaver: Tittering Pervs Force Mag's Name Change<
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/>Section Three: HIP HOP: Is Any of These Scenarios Legit?<
/>9.Electric Circus: Let's Spandex-Dance on TV<
/>10. Maestro Fresh-Wes: The Backbone of Canadian Hip Hop<
/>11. Snow: All the "Informer" Info That's Fit to Print<
/>12. "Wheelchair Jimmy": Started from Degrassi, Now He's Drizzy<
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/>Section Four: WEIRDOS: Which of These Were Actually Canadian Prime Ministers?<
/>13. Sir John A. MacDonald: Founder of the "Go Home, Dad, You're Drunk" Meme<
/>14. William Lyon Mckenzie King: Inspired Spiritualist, Big, Big Fan of Dogs<
/>15. Stephen Harper: Hockey Fan,Murdoch MysteriesStar<
/>16. Justin Trudeau: #hair<
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/>Bonus Round: MASCOTS: Which of These Creations Were Brought to Fruition?<
/>17. Hidy and Howdy: Twin Rodeo Polar Bears<
/>18. Peter Puck: TheItchy & Scratchyof Hockey<
/>19: Youppi!: The Ulitmate Free Agent<
/>20: Bonhomme: Super A-Lister Snowman<
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/>Acknowledgements<
/>Appendix<
/>Sources<
/>Image Credits<
/>Index<
/>About the Author