Monday, February 16, 2004

Dead or Canadian

You know, I just always assumed that Conan O'Brian was Canadian. Thus, I was very puzzled about the hoo-hah about the Toronto episodes of his show, and the puppet dog with the Spanish accent. My mis-apprehension as to O'Brian's nationality has been corrected.

Now, why did I just assume that he was Canadian? Apparently he presents all of the mental cues I associate with Canadians - he's short, he's soft-spoken, he's a brown-haired, young-looking, inoffensive, clean-cut kid. Most of those types who work in comedy turn out to be either Canadian or Jewish. "O'Brian" doesn't exactly shout "Jewish", so I just assumed that he was Canadian.

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