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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

US V.S. CANADA : Never Ending Fistfight

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今日の話はすごい!気合入れて読んでみて。必要な日本語は一通り下記しました。TOEIC・TOEFLの枠を超えてアメリカ(メディアや思想)のあり方を考えさせられる。あと2回くらいこの話題が続きそう!!

Here is what had to be argued in the Canadian national news show called "The Hour". This show is intended especially for young Canadians (thus the viewers can be at any age), it breaks down and spoon-feeds some news and some complected social deterioration happening today.

One of them is the video you are about to see. This whole argument is triggered by a well known American TV host whose name is Tucker Carlson. He insults the entire Canada and its nation by calling them "a stalker", "a retarded cousin you pat him on his head".

Before checking out the video, the following is some of the words used in it, so you'll know what they are talking about.

Also I will write down what was discussed in the first part of the video where Tucker pounds on his argument points.

So, after the video, you tell me what you think of this. I will discuss my point of view on the following posts.

------------------------Tucker's Point--------------------------
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"Canada is essentially a stoker, stalking the United States. Canada has a little picture of us (the US) in its bedroom, right? Canada spend all of its time thinking about the United States, obsessing over the United States. It's an unrequired love between Canada and the United States. We, meanwhile, don't even know Canada's name. We pay NO attention at all. First off, anybody with any ambition at all intelligence has left Canada, now living in New York. Second, anybody who sides with Canada internationally in the debate between the US and Canada, say Belgium, who's someones opinion we shouldn't care about in the first place. And third, Canada is a sweet country, there is like a retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving, sort of patting him on his head, you know, he's nice, but you don't take him seriously...."

----------------------------Words from my writing------------------------------

intended especially for :特に若者を意識した/thus:よって/breaks down and spoon-feeds some complected social deterioration happening today: 今日の複雑な社会情勢の悪化などを解析し噛み砕いて教える(赤ん坊にスプーンで食事を与える様子から来ている)/argument:論議・論争/is triggered by:端を発する/insults:侮辱する/a stalker:ストーカー/a retarded cousin you pat him on his head:頭をなでてやるような知能遅れのいとこ/


----------------------------Words from Tucker------------------------------

essentially:本質的に/obsessing:とりつかれてる/unrequired love:必要とされていない愛情/meanwhile:そんなさなか/pay NO attention:まったく敬意を払わない/First off:はじめとして/a retarded cousin :知恵遅れのいとこ/patting on head:頭をポンポンとたたく・なでる

(images here are borrowed from the official "THE HOUR" site. All copy rights are owned by CBC: Copyright © CBC 2006)
Keneverbitch 11:46 PM

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2 Comments:

なかなか内容の濃いビデオでしたね。でもカナダとアメリカがあんなに仲が悪いってしえらなかったぁ。

友達にもきいてみようと思います。
yoko-san,

返事が遅れてすみません!

そうそう、仲悪そうに見えますよね。

実際にこちらにすんでいるとちょっと両国の関係を垣間見る機会があるのですが、

少なからず私の町の人々はアメリカに対してあまり良い印象はもっていないようです。ライバル意識もちょっとありかな。

詳細は近いうちにアップしますね!コメントありがとう!

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