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How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« on: March 19, 2009, 00:23:41 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJn5XlbSFk

I don't know the show.  I can't tell if this is a kin to Rick Mercer comedy show.
I would hope these people don't really believe what they say. 
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 00:30:06 »
Looking at the website, the time it airs and the wiki entry for it I'd say it's Fox News' answer to things like Jay Leno and his ilk.

I'd give them the benefit of the doubt and figure it's their response to late night satirical talk shows, but considering the type of 'reporting' that comes out of Fox News you never know...

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 00:34:19 »
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         Sad thing is this what they probably do believe .

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 00:36:52 »
I watch Fox News occasionally, its like watching a live train wreck. This is the same network that employs Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. You can't expect pearls from swine. If this is comedy then they've failed at that as badly as the whole "Fair and balanced" thing.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 00:39:56 »
Nothing surprising here...there are a lot of idiots with tv shows so why can't a bunch of stoners have one late at night. It's mindless entertainment and there will always be an audience for that.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 01:01:58 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJn5XlbSFk

I don't know the show.  I can't tell if this is a kin to Rick Mercer comedy show.
I would hope these people don't really believe what they say.

Whats the big deal here ? Did i miss something ?

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 03:25:01 »
Firstly I enjoy for here in Australia.

This Red Eye program comes on late, and even at its best, its bad. Hence I steer clear of it - always!

This clip I do find in VERY bad taste.

The only ones laughing are themselves on the clip. I find NOTHING funny at all.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 03:52:08 »
My initial thought is satire, tasteless satire to say the least given Canada's contribution so far, and I think we're punching above our weight given our "rank" in the world.

Sadly though, while their mocking of Canada is for comedy, I think they reveal some of the hidden stereotypes of Canada that are out there and will be held as truth by some less critical viewers. The host and speaker also come off as completely arrogant b*stards who don't know much about anything - which perpetuates another myth.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 04:35:08 »
Firstly I enjoy for here in Australia.

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I can't edit, and meant to say Fox.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 07:58:16 »
Hey; if you can give it out we should be able to take it to.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 08:14:13 »
Hey; if you can give it out we should be able to take it to.

Yup. Doesn't sound any different than 22 Minutes. Air Farce, Rick Mercer........or some of our politicians talking about the States. Life's tough, wear a helmet.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 08:46:33 »

I personally found their comical ignorance quite funny. Anyone remember CBC shows mocking American ignorance of Canada? We laugh at them, they laugh at us.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 08:49:27 »
Its Fox News.... do you really expect anything more tasteful? Satire and parody are one thing, but some of the language in that clip crosses lines.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 08:56:39 »
I personally found their comical ignorance quite funny. Anyone remember CBC shows mocking American ignorance of Canada? We laugh at them, they laugh at us.

If friends can not take harmless jabs at the expense of the other........

I think Mercer or 22 Minutes had one on where Rick would go around the states and tell them of Canada's (laughable) accomplishments and get them to comment on camera - like "Sir, would you like to congratulate Canada on their first hockey player Prime Minister, Mr. Tim Horton?" and they'd be all like "Oh, congradulations Canada and Mr Horton" (He even asked that question to American Congressmen!!!)
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 10:48:51 »
As per recceguy's comment, the clip was no better then alot of the stuff that comes off of the CBC.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2009, 11:32:51 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJn5XlbSFk

I know I'll have some vicious scathing rebuttal to what they said,  but I'm still in shock.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2009, 11:43:51 »
I watched this and I think a visit by some US soldiers who were shoulder to shoulder in Afghanistan with our guys to dispense this stupidity is in order.
However, this is a tongue cheek thing,I hope its not serious.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2009, 11:50:56 »
PArt of me is pissed (tough guy saying, "I didn't even know they were in the war" - maybe he's tough enough to say that to any of the 100+ families of the fallen?), but another part of me, if Wikipedia's estimates of viewership of this middle-of-the-night show (2-3am) are to be believed, we're talking no more than 309K viewers in all of the U.S.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2009, 11:51:47 »
Sorry OS, but this hardon limp prick with ears appears to be completely serious.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 12:01:20 »
Well, kids, here's some contact info (funny how it's hard to find on the FOX NEWS site):

Fox News Network, L.L.C.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 12:05:04 »
Feel free to e-mail Greg Gutfeld of Red-Eye, I sure did:


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Mr. Gutfeld,

I was linked to a youtube video of you and your panel discussing the role of Canadians in Afghanistan.  You all said some extremely slanderous (and sadly misinformed) things about America's largest trading partner, and long-term ally - Canada.  Frankly, I'm not that shocked, although I wish I had been.  This is the exact stuff that the enemies of your great nation latch onto as reasons why the world should hate America, and here you are defaming a country who is SUPPORTING you.  Are you trying to create more anger towards the United States?  Can you see the irony of this?  You're calling out a nation who is helping you, yet are too foolish and full of faux-bravado to realize it.

Initially I decided it would be too easy to point out that not one of you have the pills to sign up for active service in your own nation's regular military, while slandering a country that has sacrificed over 100 of its sons and daughters, but then I changed my mind.  If you can't take a moral high-road, why should I?  What do you have to say to the Canadian mothers and fathers whose children have died in Afghanistan supporting our American ally?  Are they fools? Cowards?  Tell me Greg, what are they?  If you can't stand behind the troops, stand infront of them, and that includes your allies.

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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 12:16:41 »
Arggg, I dont have access to Youtube, anyone have a transcript?
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 12:17:13 »
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Well said. Thanks very much. :salute:
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2009, 12:32:28 »
As I look more closely, I thought the blonde woman looked and sounded familiar, the one who said, "They couldn't take a year off from their military if they didn't have the security backdrop of the United States," "the Canadians are basically telling the Russians to come on over (via Alaska)," and "they're getting manicures, they're getting pedicures, everyone needs a little time off."  (To be fair, she ALSO called Canada "good allies of the United States.")

She's not a comedian (like the others appear to be) she's Monica Crawley, a commentator who regularly appears on The McLaughlin Group as one of the right-of-centre panelists - has her own blog & podcasts as well.



The other idiots?  @#$% 'em, especially in the middle of the night.  Her?  I'd hoped for better.
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Re: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2009, 15:32:59 »
I am not sure whether this has been posted before. [edit] Apparently it has, my bad [edit] Also, I am not sure whether to find it humourous or enraging due to the ignorance displayed.


I am not currently a part of our AF but my dad is enlisted in the Air Force and currently taking AVTech training or something of the sort. Anyways, respect to all those involved in our Armed Forces and Thanx for everything
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 15:42:25 by apathy13 »