Category Archives: CSN:AFU Greatest Hits

Canadian Inventions — The Wonderbra

Buck 65: Canadian “Wicked & Weird“; ‘Talkin’ Honky Blues’ (2003) When does a piece of clothing become more about attracting attention than aboot personal convenience? About twenty minutes after you get out of the bathtub. And the one piece of … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Basketball

Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian “Let Your Backbone Slide”; ‘Symphony In Effect’ (1989) The most popular urban sport in the world was invented by a Canadian who, as a child raised in rural Canada, thought a game where kids threw rocks at … Continue reading

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Essential Canadian Writers — George Bowering

Anik Jean: Canadian “Tendre Sorciere“; ‘Le Trashy Saloon’ (2005) Essential Canadian Writers: George Bowering . Everybody should have a favourite poet, I have four* and George Bowering is at the top of my list. George, who spent two years as Canada’s … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Radio

Glenn Gould: Canadian “Bach Piano Concerto No.7 in G minor BW” …for my friend Sisyphus and her sore brain. In 1906 A Canadian Inventor Stepped Up To The Mic… …and became the first person to transmit his voice via electromagnetic … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Insulin

Until 1922 diabetes was treated through starvation diets and exercise. Right up until January 22, 1922, having diabetes ruthlessly and inevitably meant blindness, renal failure, heart attacks, strokes, leg amputations and/or a reduced life expectancy. But on January 23, 1922, … Continue reading

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Stephen Lewis — Forcing the world to care about Africa’s AIDS Pandemic

Billy Talent: Canadian “Red Flag”; ‘Billy Talent 2′ (2006) Stephen Lewis woke a lot of people up, but people don’t like to wake up. We like to be asleep for as long as we can and we will actively resist any … Continue reading

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