Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Slate on Canada

Well, I felt this was worthy:
During his first answer, Thompson ran into trouble when he paused to think, and it seemed like he might never return. The dead air was longer than some of his lines of movie dialogue. He got more comfortable over the two hours, though, and by the end of the debate, he was relaxed enough to answer the pop-quiz question about the prime minister of Canada, a piece of trivia that would have been devastating had he botched it.

Let's zoom in:
the prime minister of Canada, a piece of trivia

Gee, makes us up here in the frozen north feel good, eh? I would hope that wouldn't trip up any federally elected official in the US, but I know better.

Article here.
See also: Talking to Americans.

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