The photo above was taken during the historic Gold Medal Hockey Game between the United States and Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Which red blooded wild eyed Canadian wasn't hooting and cheering the moment this picture was taken? The title of Libin's article, the de facto caption for picture was "The Ugly Canadian."
Hey! That's me right there. Well not me exactly but someone exactly like me. A Canadian. A proud Canadian. Boy. It takes a real weenie to pout about so many happy enthusiastic citizens.
Libin actually suggests at one point that instead of enjoying pride and patriotism we should try "abolishing war or eliminating world hunger," as if those things were mutually exclusive. So lets do that. I hearby abolish war forever so long as nobody starts a war. Done. World hunger? That one is tougher. Every Miss Universe has tried and failed to crack that one. I'm sure if we just stopped cheering at curling events the solution would present itself. Call it the Libin Anti-Hunger Doctrine.
Listen to this: