Canada Day is almost upon us, the 24-hour period in which Canadians release a year's worth of repressed patriotism in one massive, drunken EH?-gasm.
In honour of the event, I'd like to take a look back at my formative years in Canadian advertising, to the days when all Canadian men were blue-collar, hirsute and named "Gordie". Let's start with a jingle that Labatt would do well to resurrect for a classic brand:
Molson on the other hand, celebrated the great Canadian wisdom that the best-tasting beer is a free one:
Watch how many stubbies you have, though, or you could end up like this dude:
Or even worse, if you juice on the job:
Speaking of Hosers, here's a 1986 Harvey's commercial with Dave Thomas doing one of his other SCTV roles:
This blog wouldn't be complete without a Timmy's link, even though their '80s ads sucked Boston Creme:
And Canadian Tire, back when they were still a hardware and automotive store:
Another great Canadian brand, this one courtesy of our tax dollars:
Speaking of which, I ought to end on Canada's greatest achievement in the realm of PSA:
And, of course, this awesome modern parody:
Have an awesome, proud, and safe Canada Day!