February 16th, 2004

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BREAKING NEWS: CANADIANS HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOR

From the NYTimes:

An Insolent Puppet Roils Canadian Politics
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/16/arts/television/16OBRI.html?8hpib

TORONTO, Feb. 15 — Conan O'Brien came to Toronto last week, and he nearly started a civil war. Just kidding, sort of.

On a taped segment on Thursday night's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on NBC, the puppet Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited the Winter Carnival in Quebec City and touched the third rail of Canadian politics by telling the Québécois they ought to learn English since they live in North America.

"So you're French and Canadian, yes?" Triumph asked a passer-by in a Continental accent. "You're obnoxious and dull."

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