Saturday, September 09, 2006

Go Margaret!

If it's September it must be time for a new book by the fabulous Margaret Atwood, who at 66 shows no sign of slowing down. She does however, as her spot on Rick Mercer's show proves, know that the art of deflection has many uses. The good news is that the new book is a collection of short fiction. Yesterday a student announced that she was having a love/hate relationship with Atwood and Oryx and Crake. Is there any other?
Don't know who Rick Mercer is? He is to Canada what Ricky Gervais is to the UK. Well, almost, you might have to tangle with Ken Finkleman for that comparison, but Ken Finkleman is also worth checking out. If your curiosity about Canada goes beyond poetry and into the strange culture of comedy and national media (the CBC) those are two places to take a peak. Oh, and you might also want to check out this woman, part of the comedy troupe Codco, and then the long-running tv show This Hour has 22 Minutes. (Clip below). Certainly one of the funniest women on the planet.

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