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I am Canadian Rant

Last posted Nov 07, 2009 at 05:44PM EST. Added Nov 07, 2009 at 07:29AM EST
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Just signed up and I’m loving the site.

I’m not sure on the memetic status of this (because it started as an ad) but the “I am” rants were crazy. Started as an ad but quickly gained traction with local groups and spawned hundreds of variations/deviations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg
The Original commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRf8m3plrM
The Quebecois spoof

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Canadian

Was interesting, to me, due to the cross-polanlization across YouTube and e-mail and main-stream media. But I’m curious as to the definition of this type of phenomenon.

Google trends shows how localized it was.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=I+am+canadian&ctab=311068288&geo=all&date=all

Nov 07, 2009 at 07:29AM EST
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As resident Canadmin (see what I did there?) I don’t think it’s an internet meme.

I remember my local rock radio station’s morning zoo doing an “I am Nova Scotian” bit and according to wikipedia other radio stations did the same thing with their provinces.

Also I can’t find a lot of parodies on the internet.

Sorry, bro.

Nov 07, 2009 at 07:46AM EST
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Ok – thanks for the clarification!

I’m still learning the sites definition and trying to help where I can!

Nov 07, 2009 at 05:29PM EST
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