The internet is a valuable source of information. Thank you, Al Gore.

So apparently there was this thing called Channel One, which was a news program reported by teenagers/college students and shown in high schools via satellite in the United States.

Well, how fancy for you!

I did not get to see this program, seeing as I grew up in Canada and we were still watching filmstrips of Hinterland Who’s Who on the loon and the muskox.

However, a couple of these young ace reporters look kinda familiar now …

(p.s. Hinterland Who’s Who is awesome, by the way. The flute solo is like our third national anthem behind the Hockey Night in Canada theme song … eh.)

(p.p.s. As some people have now commented, Channel One still exists. My bad – blame Canada! And the fact that I didn’t care enough to read more than two sentences of the Wiki page. It’s Anderson Cooper, dammit. That’s all that matters.)

between 1971 and 2006 the hinterland has either grown much faster than the heartland or at approximately the same rate.

Canadian Cities in Transition

This is why Canada is weird. Our hinterland is more valuable than our heartland. Weird. Also YAY! since I live in the hinterland.

Also, could I get any cooler than blogging about my school readings? /school is my life.


Hinterland Who’s Who: The Canadian Beaver, ca. ~1970s.

Hinterland Who’s Who is best known as a series of 60-second public service announcements profiling Canadian animals and birds, produced by Environment Canada Wildlife Service and the National Film Board of Canada in the 1960s and 70s, and re-launched by the Canadian Wildlife Federation in the 2000s. In the original announcements, a distinctive refrain of flute music (John Cacavas’ Flute Poem) opens the ad, and is accompanied by the low-key style of the narrator, John Livingston, describing the animal over footage of it taken in the wild.”


the effects of drugs on spiders, MUST WATCH!!!1


Hinterland Who’s Who

Canada is so weird


Hinterland Who’s Who: The Surfer

My favourite entry in last weekend’s 6th Annual Seaforth Film and Photography Festival.

Sneaky Dragon Episode 201

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Hello, Sneakers! It’s the first show of a new century! This week Ian and Dave celebrate by pretty much doing exactly what they’ve already done two hundred times – get off to a rough start; be impressed by iPhones; have trouble with voice activation; hear about Hinterland Who’s Who; spoil Portal; hate Mondays and Doug; have some fun at the video store; feel bitter about old video game consoles; get phone scammed; ride the Wild Mouse; talk abandoned amusement parks and empty malls; choose Wes Craven’s best film; recycle a classic story; hear about sub-standard comic book heroes; and, finally, discuss Frank Miller and the Manga problem.

Thanks for listening.

Department of Corections:

Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was a Canadian actor, but did not voice the Hinterland Who’s Who film shorts – they were actually voiced by a gentleman named John Livingstone, originally the executive director of the Canadian Audubon Society.


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Hinterland Who’s Who Swift Fox (by cocopuffo)

Early 1970s vignette from the NFB of Canada.


Hinterland Who’s Who-The Swift Fox

This one always makes me sad, at least they are no longer extinct in Canada.