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Canadians, Please Explain [Dec. 1st, 2011|10:02 am]
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[User Picture]From: theweaselking
2011-12-01 05:18 pm (UTC)

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I had never heard of it before right now.
[User Picture]From: barry_king
2011-12-01 06:56 pm (UTC)

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Err... It's CBC Radio (think NPR), so it's "what's playing in the background", so most people wander into it because they have the car radio on CBC or (more likely) because granddad has it on. It has all the seriousness of a soap opera, and is about as convoluted. There's a definite tongue-in-cheek-laughing-at-ourselves-or-else-we'd-cry element. To be honest, I suspect it's more to fulfil the Canadian Content obligation and to connect old soldiers with new. Why?
[User Picture]From: fengi
2011-12-02 12:13 am (UTC)

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Well, I really want to hear it because I'm into Radio Drama, but before I spend some coin on it, I wanted to check.
[User Picture]From: barry_king
2011-12-02 11:45 am (UTC)

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Surprised you can't stream it from the CBC site. You might want to save your cash.
[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2011-12-01 10:06 pm (UTC)

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I haven't heard of it before, but most Canadians are either completely unaware that we're at war, or at least unaware of what we're doing over there. Exceptions: Whenever any soldier gets killed, there is a big fucking parade with flags and pomp that snarls traffic on my route home; Remembrance Day, where innocent schoolchildren are bombarded with jingoistic propaganda, and the odd human interest piece. That show apparently airs on CBC, so no one under 60 watches it.
[User Picture]From: scott_sanford
2011-12-03 06:02 am (UTC)

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Hey, I'm down here in Canada's basement and most of us have no clue what we're doing over there.