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Though I’m not the biggest fan of grand dispalys of patriotism or nationalism, I am, generally, a fan of the Olympics. Sure, there’s lots wrong with them, but I see a lot of value in shared cultural experiences, and the Olympics certainly qualify. One of the first Games that I really remember was Calgary ’88. So, in honour of the opening of the Games, here’s David Fosters’s Winter Games theme song from 1988:

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  1. pshaw! neal peart could of wroted a better theme song in his sleep. david foster is a dooche. everyone knows the only reason he got to do the olympic theme was because he promised that anti-amurican socialist mulroney that he would help unleash celine dion on an unsuspecting ‘murican public in the Operation Bleeding Ears conspiracy.

  2. Bach for Aliens

    The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s performance of the Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major are now well beyond our solar system. Between Glenn Gould and Robertson Davies, I’m not sure who’s my favourite Canadian.

  3. Caught up with a few of my colleagues from Canada and met a few new Canadian cohorts this week. Interesting people, that’s for sure. The best part about participating in an international conference is the people.

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