Recently, I participated in the lottery, with the hopes of establishing institution of learning in Britain, my ticket did not contain the correct numbers, but the dream the ticket conceived, continues. This institution would be a publicly accessible repository of words and pictures from Canada for the erudition of the public on this archipelago. Located in the accessible and noble city of Liverpool and following in the path of all successful libraries it will have a great gift shop.
Featuring; Egg nog from Quebec, Blueberry juice from British Columbia, Tim Hortons coffee from Ontario, Beef jerky from Alberta, Ice cream sandwiches from Saskatchewan, aggressive insect repellent from Manitoba (pending regulatory exemption), soap stone carving from apprentice artists in Yukon, Seal steaks from the Northwest Territories, Char from Nunavut, Turbot fillets from Newfoundland, Lobster products from Nova Scotia, McCains Fries from PEI or the local shops, Maple syrup from New Brunswick.
Cola wants to be light sweet crude and we imagine the black petrochemical pouring into a modern machine when drinking it. When our economies were more industrial, we smoked like factories and required oil. Now we gaze into small glowing screens of the information economy, hoping and pretending that we are a part of it.
Well, he played one for a moving picture show, and did a great job!