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Old 09-30-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Sort of like those 2 American brothers I met in France, when after hearing nothing but Euro pop on the radio for a few days exclaimed, " Finally an American band " when the Beatles came on.

Works both ways.

Similar to when I went to a junior woman's hockey game between two rivals, a team from outside of Detroit, and a team the Windsor area. When the Canadian team came out, they came out to "American Woman". Two people next to me who were rooting for the away team, from Michigan (you could tell by their "yooper" accent), said something like "The idiots play this song, and it's American!" And it was not the Lenny Kravitz version.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sort of like those 2 American brothers I met in France, when after hearing nothing but Euro pop on the radio for a few days exclaimed, " Finally an American band " when the Beatles came on.

Works both ways.
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Similar to when I went to a junior woman's hockey game between two rivals, a team from outside of Detroit, and a team the Windsor area. When the Canadian team came out, they came out to "American Woman". Two people next to me who were rooting for the away team, from Michigan, said something like "The idiots play this song, and it's American!" And it was not the Lenny Kravitz version.

Not quite the same thing - they weren't blatantly copying French culture while lambasting the French - but nonetheless funny scenarios worth sharing!
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Not quite the same thing - they weren't blatantly copying French culture while lambasting the French - but nonetheless funny scenarios worth sharing!
Hmm. Yeah I guess you're right. lol


Either way, ignorance knows no borders. I think we can all agree on that one.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Our friend Nat has given us the classic Canadian response to this: "I was in Tokyo and there were 35,000 crazy Japanese kids in a stadium singing along with every word sung by Lady Gaga! You see, it's the same everywhere!"

But the difference is that almost everywhere in the world American culture *complements* the national culture.

In Anglo-Canada, American culture (largely) *supplants* the national culture.

It makes a huge difference.
exactly.
She is desperately trying to deny a fact even blind people can see. In vain of course.

Not any country in the world other than Canada allows American pop culture to completely replace local culture to the extent that you don't even see the difference.

The Uk for example still produces tons of British content despite being English speaking. British actors sometimes do American movies too but not every moves to LA as the default career choice. BBC keeps producing high quality products even The US can't compete. What great stuff Canada churned out every year? English Canada basically gives up completely.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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exactly.
She is desperately trying to deny a fact even blind people can see. In vain of course.

Not any country in the world other than Canada allows American pop culture to completely replace local culture to the extent that you don't even see the difference.

The Uk for example still produces tons of British content despite being English speaking. British actors sometimes do American movies too but not every moves to LA as the default career choice. BBC keeps producing high quality products even The US can't compete. What great stuff Canada churned out every year? English Canada basically gives up completely.
I agree with what most people are saying on here, but somehow, the tone of this entire thread is implying that there is something intrinsically wrong and humiliating with following American culture.

I think people should just relax. We are talking about music, movies, entertainment, and these things can be universally enjoyed regardless of national boundaries.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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Canada is cold too, you forget to mention as your CON.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Stuff like what?
Oops. I meant the CBC and Kim Kardashian.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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In my opinion even Australia, which have some sort of "parallel universe" American lifestyle, manages to have a more visibly different culture than US compared to Canada.

Obviously their accent, their music, some or their food habits, their sports scene, some of their cars (they actually managed to have their own car industry until now with uniquely Australian models designed in Australia even if produced by American capital) and their movie industry is actually very very good lately.....and Sydney has never posed as an American town in movies like Vancouver does over and over ...


Australian movies lately are in another league compared to Canada.

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I agree with what most people are saying on here, but somehow, the tone of this entire thread is implying that there is something intrinsically wrong and humiliating with following American culture.

I think people should just relax. We are talking about music, movies, entertainment, and these things can be universally enjoyed regardless of national boundaries.
Sane post. I don't quite understand what the big deal is.. Its music, movies and entertainment. I enjoy entertainment from across the world over the internet (I don't have cable).. It would be nice to see more Canadian produced stuff and that we support more strongly but i'm not going to lose sleep over it. People from outside the R.O.C shouldn't either though it clearly is causing a greater deal of distress and consternation for some people in here

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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In my opinion even Australia, which have some sort of "parallel universe" American lifestyle, manages to have a more visibly different culture than US compared to Canada.

Obviously their accent, their music, some or their food habits, their sports scene, some of their cars (they actually managed to have their own car industry until now with uniquely Australian models designed in Australia even if produced by American capital) and their movie industry is actually very very good lately.....and Sydney has never posed as an American town in movies like Vancouver does over and over ...


Australian movies lately are in another league compared to Canada.

If Australia was physically attached to America, it would be in no way different than Canada is now.
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