Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nardwuar, the Hip Flip, and federal leaders.

If you're Canadian, you know about Nardwuar the Human Serviette. (If you don't, or if you want to learn more about this fascinating character, read this.)

Fun fact: Nardwuar was the person who asked Jean Chr├ętien the question at the press conference after the APEC fiasco about the protester who got pepper-sprayed by the cops (to which Chr├ętien's answer was, infamously, "Pepper? I put pepper on my steak.").

Fun fact: Nardwuar the Human Serviette is that man's legal name.

Anyhoo, on to the matter at hand.

We're balls-deep in an election up here, and with a few days to go it looks like crazy shit's happening: the NDP may well be (a.) the Official Opposition, and/or (b.) the governing party if Steve & Co. table the same budget after the election (assuming the Cons have a minority), it fails (which it will if it's the same budget, which it likely will be), and GG Dave "I Personally Gave Prominent Blogger/Sexual Dynamo JTL His Physics Degree At Waterloo" Johnston goes to the Leader of the Opposition — who could be Jack Fucking Layton! — and asks him, "Hey buddy, how's about formin' a gov'mint that has the confidence of the House?"

Natch, Steve Harper might brush it all off and say, in his condescending, passive-aggressive tone, "Well, obviously* Canadians don't want this reckless tax-raising hooligan as their Prime Minister." To you, Steve, I would say this:


Wow. Really got off-track there. I'm off my meds, as you can see. The point is MIKE IGNATIEFF DID THE HIP-FLIP WITH NARDWUAR:

A few years earlier, Jack Layton had an illuminating conversation with Nardwuar, which also included the Hip-Flip:

As mentioned in the Ignatieff clip, Steve Harper's security goons hauled Nardwuar away when he asked to do the Hip-Flip with the leader of the Cons. So, you can draw your own conclusions about that. (No word on whether Gilles Duceppe or Elizabeth May have done it, but our crack research team will get right on that.)
* This is Steve's favourite word, which roughly translates to, "You peons are just far too stupid for my superior intellect."
** This may well be the only time I quote the Insane Clown Posse for anything.

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