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The New Best Meme Ever

But first, linkblogging!

1. Think of Canada as a hockey team, Canadians as the fans, and the Canadian government as the team’s owner, and you’ll see why marketing Canada is such a big deal. The profit that the Canadian government gets from successfully marketing Canada doesn’t come just from having Canadians pay their taxes and follow the law. No, the Canadian government profits from having Canadians believe that Canada exists.

From here. Like cows, the idea of "Canada" is inherently funny. (Or maybe it's that any word can become funny through sheer repetition.)

2. I spent like five hours reading through the archives of Pulp! magazine and though many of the articles were terrible, some were awesome:

http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/6.04/naokiyamamoto_01.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/4.08/feature_03.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/4.08/index.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/4.12/reviews_books.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/5.03/feature_comiketmap.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/5.04/feature_br.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/5.06/reviews_film.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/5.07/feature_miike_interview.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/6.01/film.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/5.08/interview_pope_01.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/6.02/sexandviolence.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/6.04/naokiyamamoto_01.shtml
http://www.pulp-mag.com/archives/6.08/film.shtml

When it was running, the audience for Pulp! was college-aged kids who like dark, bloody manga and Japanese horror movies. (From a Miike Takashi interview: I think that people who have a high sense of anxiety and that have a survival instinct like to read horror.)

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Okay, now meme:

Taken from Stacey who took it from hostilecrayon who I suspect can be traced back to Tari Gwaemir in one way or another

i thought it would be fun if you, as a writer, would indulge me by writing a few paragraphs--ANONYMOUSLY--in a comment and let me try to guess who you are. just be yourself as hard as you can be and write some fiction, be it fanfiction or original works.

I don't know if I'll be any good at this, but even if I'm not it should be fun. A lot of you have very distinct writing styles, and I love playing guess-the-author.
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