Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Biggest paper in world's second largest country loves copyranter!

Last Friday, copyranter made its debut in "Canada's national newspaper," the Toronto Globe and Mail. At the end of the article, which is mostly about what's wrong with blogs, technology reporter Ivor Tossell lists ten "worthwhile" blogs, including mine! Yay? I thought Canadians hated angry, ranting Americans? Maybe Mr. Tossell isn't Canadian (Ivor seems an angry name)? Maybe he knows that I am one of the few true American ice hockey fans (go Habs!)? Or that I was a big fan of Rush (Neil Peart is a drummer GOD) in college, where I drank more than my share of Molson? update: I also LOVE the New Pornographers!

16 Comments:

Blogger Jetpacks said...

Take off, ya hoser.

(And Peart is a silly lyricist.)

Time to get a book deal, Ranter.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohmygodness, you're going to piss off Torontonians with your Go Habs bit. Hooray!

10:59 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

jetpacks: 2112 was the single greatest piece of writing from 20th century.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Jetpacks said...

The back photo from that album is interesting as it depicts how by that point the band had become Peart's. It was like Neil posing with his two girlfriends, Geddina and Alexis. I swear the picture was modeled after Tony Orlando and Dawn.

Single greatest piece? You're obviously forgetting the important body of work left behind by the greatest writer ever to come out of Austria, Falco.

11:32 AM  
Blogger inciquay said...

I'm Canadian and I check in you once a day. I was way way ahead of the curve than the Globe & Mail!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Alison and/orew said...

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1:07 PM  
Blogger New York Punk said...

Congrats CR. You will always have Canada.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh Copyranter, you keep this Toronto intern sane while waiting for projects. I'm sure many other Canadians feel the same.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Yay Copyranter!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

We're much angrier than you think.
I cover marketing (not for "Canada's national newspaper" but for its biggest news service), and Ivor's a friend of mine. He asked for some of my favourite blogs and I mentioned yours, which regularly makes me look like the office lunatic, muttering and cackling alone at my desk. Thanks for giving me an excuse, anyway!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Now you have a lot on your shoulders. You're representin' all of us Americans — you and Dubya. Maybe we have a chance ...

4:43 PM  
Anonymous kat sanders said...

No one outside Toronto reads the Globe, but the rest of Canada loves you too!
And angry ranting is fine as long as it's not directed at us.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or maybe what gives you the drive to rant and swear at the (often american) stupidity around you is the same thing that made you drink molson and cheer for the habs: deep down, tucked away, inside your heart of hearts, you are really one of us. a johnny canuck. embrace your canadian-self. c'mon. you know its true.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ye ye copyranter! I'm a Canadian, and while I do not read the globe and mail, yours is one of the only blogs i ever read, i even read all your archives in 2 nights cuz.. well... maybe this canadian has no life. but you keep me entertained :) keep up the good work!

12:24 AM  
Blogger goyston said...

I for one read about you in the Globe. (I live in Toronto, eh?)

I'll keep checking back! Awesome blog indeed. And Ivor is always a bit angry. Don't worry.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous andrew said...

G&B is one of the few papers worth picking up in this culturally deprived (except for Toronto) country. Hats off.

12:32 AM  

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