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Addition to Iconic Images for Canadians

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 5:45 AM



I’m Canadian, born and raised… am I stupid? I only get the TF and Team Canada reference.. what does the Jaws and fireplace have to do with being Canadian? Fireplaces are just a canadian thing now? Is this artist a millenial?

For those of us over 50, the fireplace is the Friendly Giant. The man is lead singer for The tragically hip

    No, the FG was around in the 70’s I remember that, but .. that obtuse fireplace drawing.. a horrible representation of the show. I guess I didn’t see the resemblance for The Hip.. what a terrible drawing.

      Actually I think it is a good rendering – got the feathered hat and scarf and the Jaws t-shirt – of the final show in Kingston.

      One chair for you, one big chair for two, and a rocking chair in the middle for someone who likes to rock. Or something like that, at the beginning and end of each show.

I got all the references but I’m not sure I’d call The Friendly Giant “iconic”. A “stubby” would perhaps be iconic, but not a kid’s show.

Most all of us recognize the four iconic images. However most of us are not aware that all four Canadian greats have been touched by cancer.

The Friendly Giant actor; Bob Homme died from prostate cancer;

Paul Henderson, who scored the winning goal against Russia, was/is fighting lymphocytil leukemia;

Terry Fox, died as a result of the same cancer that took his leg;

Tragically Hip front man; Gordon Downie, has in-operable and terminal brain cancer.

Just thought you should know.

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