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Is Canada Even Real?

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Introduction 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 of Parlez-Moi/Your Nightmares 3. Wilf Carter: Maritime Cowboy and Hobo Balladeer 4. Hobo with a Shotgun: Vigilante Hobo Canuxploitation A-Go-Go 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 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 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 Mysteries Star 16. Justin Trudeau: #hair Bonus Round: MASCOTS: Which of These Creations Were Brought to Fruition? 17. Hidy and Howdy: Twin Rodeo Polar Bears 18. Peter Puck: The Itchy & Scratchy of Hockey 19: Youppi!: The Ulitmate Free Agent 20: Bonhomme: Super A-Lister Snowman Acknowledgements Appendix Sources Image Credits Index About the Author

About the Author

J.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you're in charge of keeping it that way.


"Quirky but real! Ours is a wise, weird, wonderful country. Let's celebrate the fact!," * Our Canada * Is Canada even real? As real as my arms and legs. As real as Don Cherry's jackets. Or a Gordie Howe hat trick. I real-ly (get it?) enjoyed this book. * Bryan McFarlane, creator of Peter Puck speaking as Peter Puck * [A] quirky nostalgia trip for Canadians who value contributions to our national identity. * Globe and Mail * With July 1st marking Canada's celebration of 150 years as a country, there are a slew of new books that focus on some aspect of history or culture ... one that stands out bears the unlikely title Is Canada Even Real? * SubTerrain *

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