As I am sure many of you have heard, the Canadians are up in arms over the comments of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Triumph trolled the streets of Quebec looking for people to make fun of. Here are some of the gems he let loose:
So you're French and Canadian, yes? You're obnoxious and dull.
I can tell you're French, you know. You have that proud expression, that superior look.
Are you a separatist? Maybe you should try separating yourself from doughnuts first.
The people of Canada were not amused. Stephen Harper, a Member of Parliament and who may run for Prime Minister said "We can all make jokes about each other but you don't start telling people in Quebec they have to speak another language."
I have several comments for the people of Canada.
- The puppet's name is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Insult is part of his name. He will insult you. It is nothing against the people of Quebec or the French. Insulting is what he does
- He is a puppet. Mr. Harper, do you realize who told the people in Quebec that they have to speak another language? A DOG PUPPET! Would you normally listen to the instructions of a real dog, never mind a sock?
Standard Deviance has always been quick to come to the defense of other countries, but our resolve with defending Canada is being tested by this incident. Luckily, there is a one Ms. Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star
who seems to get the joke. Hopefully the people who are offended by this up in Canada are the same sorts of people who want to ban Janet Jackson from appearing on TV down here, and Standard Deviance wouldn't like those sorts of people anyway.
New York Times
The Toronto Star