Are all Canadians cynical?

This Canadian Cynic tells me I have to recommend this new blog, Progressive and Cynical. I think it’s because they’re Canadian and cynical too … I’ll go along with it since they bear the mark of the scarlet A.


  1. Encolpius says

    You’d be cynical too if you had to spend your life squatting on a glacier eating pickled fish and Molson.

  2. Steve Murphy says

    Are all us Canadians cynical? Yes, yes we are. What is your real motive for asking :)

    D O’L ruins the curve only if you don’t accept this less-used definition of cynic “showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one’s actions, esp. by actions that exploit the scruples of others.”

  3. Interrobang says

    Yes, we are all cynical.

    Cynicism and irony are the national pastimes we practice when we’re not bitching about the weather, playing hockey, and curling.

  4. says

    Cynical? Us? You bet…why do you ask?

    I dumped Molson years ago and switched to Corona – gotta help our NAFTA buddies – before they help themselves.

    The red A looks great against any background.

  5. says

    Of course we’re cynical. But it’s a humorous kind of cynicism. For instance, we founded our constitution on the principles of POGG (peace, order, and good government). The joke is that we know the last one is an oxymoron.

    And around here we dumped Molson for Big Rock a long time ago.

    If it weren’t for the lemon wedge in my Grasshöpper* I’d have lost my teeth to scurvy long ago.

    *No, I don’t know why there’s a trema over the ‘o’.

  6. JohnnieCanuck, FCD says

    Cynical, you bet!

    I at least have almost always voted against someone, choosing the least objectionable candidate.

    Hey did you know that Steven Harper, our Prime Minister, muzzled his fundy ex-Reform Party MPs so they won’t alienate voters by showing their religious bigotry?

    Kind of reminds me of the accomodationist vs. outspoken atheist clashes here.

  7. says

    @ rp: Big Rock is pretty good stuff, but have you tried Wild Rose? That stuff is awesome, especially the Wild Wraspberry.

    @ JohnnieCanuck: Even when Dorris Day was leader of the Reform Party he never said boo about his YEC beliefs. I think this says a lot about our political psyche north of the 49th.