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morjana
May 29th, 2006, 10:21 PM
From Oh My News (Korea):

http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=334886

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No More Mr. Nice Guy

Television character gives Canada a new face

Michael Friis Johansen

Published on 2006-05-30 10:09 (KST)

Canada has a new hero for the 21st century.

He's not, as one might think, one of our military leaders like Romeo Dallaire or Lewis Mackenzie, or even any of the thousands of troops who have been sent overseas to fight in one of America's wars. It's not a sports figure either, like (as much as they deserve it) swimmer Sylvie Frechette or curler Colleen Jones, or any of the highly paid athletes who play in one of North America's professional hockey, baseball, or football leagues.

This hero is not an environmental activist like David Suzuki or Elizabeth May. He's not a journalist like Rex Murphy or Peter Mansbridge. And he's certainly not a politician like Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper or New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton or any of the dozens of Liberal Party leadership hopefuls.

Actually, Canada's new hero is not even real. He's a fictional character named Dr. Rodney McKay who's been on American television for almost two years and is now appearing in syndication on Canadian cable.

**significant snippage**

A version of this article appeared in St. John's Sunday Telegram on May 14, 2006.

2006 OhmyNews


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Morjana

Willow'sCat
May 29th, 2006, 10:39 PM
OK I have a sense of humour but wtf was this! :eek: :D :p

" He is not tall, dark, or handsome -- although some women (and presumably some men) might find him cute in a frog-like way no one is liable to swoon over his looks. "

Well of course I BEG to differ! :rolleyes: Poor Rodney he can't get a break.:p :D

Thanks morjana.

tiggerific
May 30th, 2006, 03:09 AM
OK I have a sense of humour but wtf was this! :eek: :D :p

" He is not tall, dark, or handsome -- although some women (and presumably some men) might find him cute in a frog-like way no one is liable to swoon over his looks. "

Well of course I BEG to differ! :rolleyes: Poor Rodney he can't get a break.:p :D

Thanks morjana.
i also beg to differ! thats just mean! *huggles rodney/david*

Agent_Dark
May 30th, 2006, 04:25 AM
Was that article trying to make a political statement with Dr. McKay?? :S

Commander Ivanova
May 30th, 2006, 04:31 AM
Frog-like? WTF is that all about?

Willow'sCat
May 30th, 2006, 04:42 AM
i also beg to differ! thats just mean! *huggles rodney/david*Hey not just mean; inaccurate! :cool: Can I huggle Rodney/David too? :p :D

Jimbo-DR
May 30th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Can we stop using the word huggle?

Darkside84
May 30th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Can we stop using the word huggle?

:mckay: huggie ;)

Willow'sCat
May 30th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Can we stop using the word huggle?Mmmm *thinks* No, no... I don't think so. :p :tomato:

Ace
May 31st, 2006, 02:24 PM
Yeah... and what was that about America's war? Last time I checked terrorists don't just target America... I seem to recall both England and Spain having been victims of attacks in the recent years

Ace

sueKay
May 31st, 2006, 02:27 PM
good article but more than a little biased!

Ace
May 31st, 2006, 02:31 PM
good article but more than a little biased!

Huge understatement... lol

the fifth man
May 31st, 2006, 09:16 PM
Frog-like? WTF is that all about?

Tell me about it. That was just plain rude IMO.