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Who's the Most Annoying Canadian?

Apparently, the CBC is having some sort of contest to find a Canadian that is worthy of the devotion of the nation. I'd have a hard time finding someone to fit that category. I guess I must be one of those self-loathing Canadians. But the Most Annoying Canadian? So many choices! Pick the Canadian that makes you screw up your face in disgust from the list on the right. Vote early and vote often -- internet polls are not as much about preferences as they are dedication and persistence.

Because there have been so many annoying Canadians, I'm limiting the entries to only those still living. Perhaps you're annoyed most by Maude Barlow, or Justin Trudeau. The poll limits me to ten names, so I may have missed someone particularly annoying. Write his or her name in the comments and I'll see what I can do.

UPDATE: I can't believe I forgot Naomi Klein...

UPDATE II: And John Ralston Saul too. Oh I knew I should have thought about this a bit more. But there are so many choices...

UPDATE III: Other names have been missed: Jean, Peter Mansbridge, Bernie Landry, Gwynne Dyer, that helpful guy in the Canadian Tire ads... I'll have a second round in a week or two and then a final. This'll be fun.

Also I should note that there is an attempt to rock the vote. So far it's been quite successful...

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You know who annoys me? That girl -- Leah something or other-- with the blonde pageboy who rights those fatuous columns for the Globe and Mail. She's up there.

You mean Leah McLaren? She's not that annoying. If I had to stick in a Globe columnist, I'd be either Heather Mallick or Rick Salutin. (I've already got a National Post columnist...)

Oh yes, you're right!! Rick Salutin, what a boomer weenie. Drives me nuts.

Oh yes, you're right!! Rick Salutin, what a boomer weenie. Drives me nuts.

I can't get the poll to work, can't see the names but JChretien should have been on that top ten.

I'm in with Shannon for Lord Voldemort.

Looks like Nobody's Baby is gaining on Lord Voldemort -- and obviously they are splitting the non-Martin Liberal vote, so it's not really fair -- there should be a run-off or something.

Alanis Morrisette. Anoying.

'nuff said.

Yep, she's got to have a gate in the next round...

Wait..where the hell is Peter Warren..that damned talkshow host???? And lets not forget John McCallum..former defense minister!

That Canadian Tire ^#$%er for sure, major geek.

Me and my roomate nicknamed the Canadian Tire guy "Reggie" we thought it suited him. Watching T.V. - hockey games etc. and him coming on put a damper on the evening even when the Flames were winning.

All i can say is that i am never shopping at Canadian Tire again in my life.

Reggie quote - "Hey Bill looks like me and little Bobby get to go golfing, since we got the siding all cleaned with the new miracle siding brush from Canadian Tire."

Give me a @#$&ing break, Canadian Tire must have Sheila Copps or that other dingbat that made the U.S. election comment running thier marketing program.

Hi there,

Proving once again that great minds think alike, at at least similarly, I invite you to check out The Most Embarrassing Canadian at www.airenet.com/thelazyk/tmecintro.htm.

Researching and writing since Spring, I went online with The Most Embarrassing Canadian in mid-October. Imagine my surprise when I heard your interview on Calgary's QR77!

I thought your interview was great, and the response was terrific. I looked at the site and I think you are doing a great job with that, as well.

So, in the interest of fair play, great laughs, and (most importantly) showing we are better than the Yanks and can live together in harmony, I would be pleased to link to your site via my media page, if you so desired.

Good luck and best regards,

Ted Knudtson
An Embarrassing Canadian

PS: Please accept my vote for the Canadian Tire guy for most annoying Canadian, with his smug, self-satisfied, perfect-tool-for-the-job ways...am I the only one who suspected this guy of slashing his own wife's tire so she would need his tire repair kit? Creepy...

If anyone knows this actor's name, please let me know - I am dying to profile him for Most Embarrassing Canadian!

The canadian tire guy (Ted Simonette) is most certinly the most annoying (and satanicly creepy) canadian ever. since the first time i saw one of his ad's i hated the guy. and it's not only me who thinks so, just take a look at one of the countless other blogs covering this subject ( I personally think this is the funniest, although there is some crude language and subject matter: reader discression is advised): http://annekenstein.typepad.com/monster/
2004/11/why_i_hate_that.html

dam does anyone got a good pic of this guy, i mean hed make a great display pic for messenger.
I mean who doesnt wanna be seen as the guy wit all the answers.

EGGS ARE THE FUCKING GREATEST THING EVER if you dont love eggs you can fucking burn in hell you stupid piece of green shit....EGGS ARE LIEK A DRUG TO ME...ONCE I GET 5 OR 5 HARDBOILEDS INTO MY SYSTEM I FLIP OUT AND START TO SEE WEIRD THINGS LIKE...IF YOU DISLIEK EGGS IM GONAN RIDE MY TRICYCLE TO YOUR HOUSE AND FUCKING BEAT THE LIVING FUCKING SHIT OUT OF YOU WITH A CARTON OF EGGS MOTHER FUCKER

Holy shit folks, it's Adrienne Clarkson. She's the Canadian equivalent of Tammy Faye Baker.
Why? All that eyeliner/mascara
Ripping off the masses to fund vacations
Neil Young should have given her a harvest moon and rejected the order of Canada!

All the most annoying canadians are on TV or Radio - especially commercials: Canadian Tire guy - that's a no brainer - JERK! Then there is my perennial favourite from the CBC, Sheila Rogers, GAK! I hate that laughing voice of hers; speaking of which, there's also that other annoying voice from the Sleep Country ads: Christine McGee. Then there's that idiot with the piggy eyes from the Kit Kat commercial (he could be American, I suppose). That gal from the milk commercial ("whose ever really finished anyway?") You are - get off my TV. Every CBC radio male announcer with a lisp (that would be half of them). Oh I could go on (and I usually do).

Message to egg man: Can't you express yourself without that kind of language, pea brain?

WHATS ALL THIS SHIT ABOUT TED????? YOU GUYS BETTER WATCH WHAT YOUR SAYING......TED IS OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.......WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITH OUT CANDAIN TIRE, I'LL TELL YOU SOMTHING, I DONT KNOW......AND YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW. HIS GRIN IS LIKE THE SMILE OF A INNOCENT CHILD, HIS VOICE IS THAT OF AN ANGEL, AND HIS BODY IS BUILT LIKE MIKE TYSON. TED FOR LIFE BITCHES!!!!!!!!

WHERE THE FUCK WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT TED???!!!!?? FUCKING SCREWED!!!

HES A FUCKIN SAVIOR.

NO TED=DEATH.

WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!

TED TED TED TED TED TED TED TED!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE TED FOR LIFE!!!

Ted is a God among men. Is there anything this guy doesn't know?
They should have Ted do a cross Canada tour with appearances at local Canadian Tire stores. Just think of the extra sales that would generate!!

IGNORE THE HATERS TED!!!

You guys are missing the GOD of annoyance, ignorance, redneckness, stupidity, braindeadness, Dave Rutherford of QR77.
He has Goerge W's balls in his mouth 24/7. What a brown-nose. I am sure he is american. I NEVER listen to QR77 anymore. I hate his disgusting voice....

The marketing for Canadian Tire a la the commercials airing lately is annoying, but People: Actors need to make a living, too! The guy in the ads is actually a really nice guy with a contract. The 'Give like santa, save like Scrooge' ads sucked, too.

Why not ad Don Cherry to your list?

Ted Simonett(the canadian tire guy)
He is a F$^#ING... i dont know what because there is no word in any language strong enough to describe how much of a dork he is.

"Nope, I gotcha somethin better. (useless gadget) from Canadian Tire." How many times have we heard that?

CANADIAN TIRE GUY'S NAME IS....

TED SIMONETT

My favourite canadian that I like to hate is Rex Seymour... the former consul in Puerto Rico whose name has surafced in many money laundering scandals attributed to the Spanish bank BBVA.

I met Ted several years ago in Ottawa. He's a very nice and friendly person. He's probably making more money doing those ads than you other dorks will make in a lifetime. You Rock Ted!!!

Forget Canadian Tire Guy, what about his idiot neighbour??? Ted tells this guy that oil gets thicker in winter, and idiot neighbour says "I had no idea!". Idiot neighbour's lawnmower won't start, so he goes and buys a new lawnmower! And then, Ted brings over a set of brakes, and idiot neighbour says to read the instructions so he can install them himself!!! Couldn't figure out the whole oil thing, but he's gonna change his own brakes. He always has a look on his slack-jawed face like he just got hit in the head with a ball peen hammer!

The Canadian tire guy. fuck i hate him!!!

Once agian the playoffs are about to start, which means I get to accidentally see this Canadian Tire asshole approximately 20 times a night for the next 2 months. It's not the actor that pisses me off, after all, he is the hands down KING of fake acting, it's the writers of these commercials. Remember Canada Tire before this loser? It wasn't as bad, but watching three fags run around like little girls with shopping carts 20 times a playoff game wasn't fun either. If you're going to buy a billion hours of advertising, come up with some funny shit and change it up once in a while. I, for one, will drive 30 miles out of my way to not buy anything at crappy tire because I have to see this fake ass excuse for the hugest 'unhandy man' I've ever seen. This 'canada tire guy' makes Bob Saget look like a comic genious. I'd have to believe that Bobby probably found the only person in the world that he's able to beat up at acting school. Wouldn't that be something in a 'celebrity' boxing match. I'd love to see a commercial with a faulty rusted table saw 'super powered, laser guided' blade fly off and paste this prick between the eyes. Only then will I ever shop at Candian Tire ever again.

Shelia Rogers. Man she is the most disingenous person that I've ever heard. Bill Richardson is right up there with her, for different reasons.

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