Category Archives: CSN:AFU Greatest Hits

Canadian Inventions — The Pacemaker

The pacemaker has saved millions of lives, including the man who invented it. Seriously, how weird is that? A guy invents a gadget that keeps a dying heart beating, which then saves the lives of millions of strangers over a … Continue reading

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Essential Canadian Books — ‘The Invasion Of Canada: 1812-1813’

Rough Trade: Canadian “High School Confidential”; ‘Avoid Freud‘ (1981) . Essential Books Aboot Canada — Book Two: The Invasion Of Canada: 1812-1813  . Pierre Berton (1980): History repeats itself, over and over again. We repeat it because no one learns. … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Instant Replay

Die Mannequin: Canadian “Autumn Cannibalist”; ‘How To Kill’ [Digital EP] (2006) Canadians think sporting events are so nice we like to watch them twice. And three times. And maybe four in a row. Then sixteen times from every conceivable angle. … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Lithium & Alkaline Batteries

Big Sugar: Canadian “Ride Like Hell”; ‘500 Pounds‘ (1993) . Your first act of youthful anarchic aggression was tossing Pablum, a Canadian invention, into your mom’s face, or jamming a spoonful up your nose. Your second act of youthful aggression … Continue reading

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Essential Canadian Books — Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression

Oscar Peterson: Canadian “You Look Good To Me”; ‘Oscar Peterson: And the Bassists [Live In Montreux]’ (1977) Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression Barry Broadfoot (1973): In 1972, Broadfoot, a Canadian reporter working for the … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — ‘Standard Time’

Dumas: Canadian “Au gré des saisons”; ‘Fixer le temps‘ (2006) . Europe Is Small And Crowded… …so having a system of timekeeping where, if it was 6pm in Paris it was five minutes sooner in London, kind of made sense. Or … Continue reading

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