Nardwuar v. Ignatieff

by Aaron Wherry

As he did with Paul Martin, Jean Chretien and Jack Layton before, the incomparable Nardwuar did the hip-flip with Michael Ignatieff the other day in Vancouver.




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Nardwuar v. Ignatieff

  1. HAHAHA….the end is too much!!!!!!!!!! too much! make it stop….oh finally, he got it!

  2. HAHAHA….the end is too much!!!!!!!!!! too much! make it stop….oh finally, he got it!

    • He's a fast learner, eh? I started cringing a little as everyone started shouting "Doot doot!" and he still didn't get it. Serious relief when he finally did.

  3. On such things does the future of our country depend….

  4. On such things does the future of our country depend….

    • no…it's just a little fun.

  5. he's a seriously under-rate djournalist. True fact: he asked the question that got Chretien's infamous "pepper, for me it is something I put on my plate" quote.

  6. Well, Aaron, you looked awfully bored at the rally, so I'm glad you found something worth commenting on.

  7. Well, Aaron, you looked awfully bored at the rally, so I'm glad you found something worth commenting on.

  8. We were told this election was about Parliament. We were told this election was about democracy. We were told this election was about health care. But, alas, this election is about the "hip-flip." $300 million of taxpayer money so that Iggy can play with some professional doofus. lol

  9. We were told this election was about Parliament. We were told this election was about democracy. We were told this election was about health care. But, alas, this election is about the "hip-flip." $300 million of taxpayer money so that Iggy can play with some professional doofus. lol

    • Be glad. if the press we're asking the real questions your guy woudl be in single digits. You better hope the hip fips keep a comin.

    • Harper should do it – it's the road to a majority, obviously. You really need to lighten up, Dennis, you sound like crankly old Aunt Aggy.

      • Yes, this election has been a joke, hasn't it.

      • I agree. Squandered opportunity. If Harper plays along with the harmless doofus, maybe figures out the "doot doot" response to "Doot doodle oot doot" with fewer tries than Ignatieff, people see him in a different light. All of a sudden, he's a little less stage managed/controlling, a little more enjoyable. Would that be enough to bump him into majority territory? Hard to say for sure, but I like that script's chances more than the standard one featuring security guys ushering Canadians away from Stephen Harper's general vicinity.

  10. Be glad. if the press we're asking the real questions your guy woudl be in single digits. You better hope the hip fips keep a comin.

  11. They and the Liberals have been throwing one silly accusation against the Tories after another. That hasn't worked, so now it's the "hip-flip." Yay.

  12. Fun video.

    In all seriousness though, I do NOT like the fact that Iggy is skipping his all-candidates meeting. He loses a lot of credibility in my eyes when he points to the missing Reform candidates (and there have been PLENTY!) then decides to skip his own.

  13. Five times to get the "doot, doot" ????

    And some people think he is PM material – ROFL

  14. Five times to get the "doot, doot" ????

    And some people think he is PM material – ROFL

    • Yes, Leo, you got the "doot, doot" right away, yet Harper distortions and bonehead decision-making elude you.

    • You're saying that Security should have just hauled him away?

      • The guys fighting to keep his job – a month to trip back and forth across the country to try and get people to like him – at tax payers expense.

  15. He didn't 'decide' to skip his own….candidate meetings are set at random, and as leader Ignatieff has to travel the country, so he isn't available at the drop of a hat.

  16. He didn't 'decide' to skip his own….candidate meetings are set at random, and as leader Ignatieff has to travel the country, so he isn't available at the drop of a hat.

    • A plane ride across this country does not take longer than 6 hours. Ok, with fueling up included, maybe 7.
      (that is: if the fuel can still be paid for……….)

  17. :) ))

    Very funny video.

    And it shows that Ignatieff has a lot to learn about Canada.

    But at least he's trying, and that's all that can be asked of him.

  18. :) ))

    Very funny video.

    And it shows that Ignatieff has a lot to learn about Canada.

    But at least he's trying, and that's all that can be asked of him.

    • It's American.

      • Strange. If it's American then Ignatieff should have caught on instantly. Perhaps he's in the transitional stage, not knowing which way to think.

    • Whatever it is – most people know it. If anything, this shows how out of touch with the common person he is. Any average person would have no problem finishing that song. This just shows that he is an elitist, or at best, an out of touch intellectual.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_and_a_Haircut

  19. A plane ride across this country does not take longer than 6 hours. Ok, with fueling up included, maybe 7.
    (that is: if the fuel can still be paid for……….)

  20. Yes, Leo, you got the "doot, doot" right away, yet Harper distortions and bonehead decision-making elude you.

  21. "Yay."

    You don't really mean that. I can tell.

  22. "Yay."

    You don't really mean that. I can tell.

    • If he meant it, it would have an exclamation mark! Or a dozen!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. That is true. No minuses fior Mike T.

  24. If he meant it, it would have an exclamation mark! Or a dozen!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. That is true. No minuses fior Mike T.

  26. There are usually several in each riding, various TV stations, community clubs, etc, and in fairness, the leader cannot be at them all. We have to let the leaders off when they are travelling the nation.

  27. You're saying that Security should have just hauled him away?

  28. He's a fast learner, eh? I started cringing a little as everyone started shouting "Doot doot!" and he still didn't get it. Serious relief when he finally did.

  29. Cancelling a rally elsewhere at the drop of a hat, planned for weeks, with thousands coming out?

    No.

  30. It's American.

  31. Oh, but Ignatieff suggested Harper do just such a thing! Remember?

    Probably not. Your memory is rather selective. Much too selective even for the Catch 22 Campaign.

    Have they sent you a thank-you note?

  32. Oh, but Ignatieff suggested Harper do just such a thing! Remember?

    Probably not. Your memory is rather selective. Much too selective even for the Catch 22 Campaign.

    Have they sent you a thank-you note?

    • Harper doesn't have such rallies, so he can rent-a-crowd anytime.

      • no.

        • Yes.

      • Not quite good enough to receive a Catch 22 Campaign thank-you note.

        Try putting a little more bite into your Harper hating responses, Emily.

        You never know what might happen then.
        :)

  33. Strange. If it's American then Ignatieff should have caught on instantly. Perhaps he's in the transitional stage, not knowing which way to think.

  34. Harper doesn't have such rallies, so he can rent-a-crowd anytime.

  35. no…it's just a little fun.

  36. no.

  37. Yes.

  38. Another doorstopper I see.

  39. Not quite good enough to receive a Catch 22 Campaign thank-you note.

    Try putting a little more bite into your Harper hating responses, Emily.

    You never know what might happen then.
    :)

  40. The game is from Hasbro….that's American

    The 'shave and a haircut' rhythm is American…in fact it was used in Nam as a code to identify fellow-Americans.

    Nardwuar is just an idiot.

  41. The game is from Hasbro….that's American

    The 'shave and a haircut' rhythm is American…in fact it was used in Nam as a code to identify fellow-Americans.

    Nardwuar is just an idiot.

    • Nardwuar is a Canadian legend.

      • Shrug…maybe to you. I've never heard of him, and I've lived here 64 years.

  42. You're supposed to be packing for Somalia. Get busy.

  43. maybe you, apparently a new comer to Canada yourself, like to make unfair generalizations about who gets to be a real Canadian. Low.

  44. Well, if you consider me a newcomer, than Ignatieff certainly is.

    I have lived in Canada longer than Ignatieff has lived in Canada.

    Not that I'm trying to win votes to run this country.

  45. Well, if you consider me a newcomer, than Ignatieff certainly is.

    I have lived in Canada longer than Ignatieff has lived in Canada.

    Not that I'm trying to win votes to run this country.

    • You don't seem to be picking up the spirit of your new country.

  46. Whatever it is – most people know it. If anything, this shows how out of touch with the common person he is. Any average person would have no problem finishing that song. This just shows that he is an elitist, or at best, an out of touch intellectual.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_and_a_Haircut

  47. Shampoo!

  48. Harper should do it – it's the road to a majority, obviously. You really need to lighten up, Dennis, you sound like crankly old Aunt Aggy.

  49. You don't seem to be picking up the spirit of your new country.

  50. Yes, this election has been a joke, hasn't it.

  51. The guys fighting to keep his job – a month to trip back and forth across the country to try and get people to like him – at tax payers expense.

  52. I can TASTE the sarcasm in that response, Madame.

  53. Oh, that ending is embarassing. Contrast it with Jack Layton's encounter – the guy connects the Parachute Club (correctly and spontaneously) to the Quebec garage rockers Nardwuar asks about, when poor Ignatieff can't even connect the phrase "rise up" with this Canadian band. And Jack sings the whole doot jingle which Ignatieff has plainly never heard. It's not a trivial matter that Ignatieff has so little connection to Canada and its culture…

  54. Oh, that ending is embarassing. Contrast it with Jack Layton's encounter – the guy connects the Parachute Club (correctly and spontaneously) to the Quebec garage rockers Nardwuar asks about, when poor Ignatieff can't even connect the phrase "rise up" with this Canadian band. And Jack sings the whole doot jingle which Ignatieff has plainly never heard. It's not a trivial matter that Ignatieff has so little connection to Canada and its culture…

  55. I agree. Squandered opportunity. If Harper plays along with the harmless doofus, maybe figures out the "doot doot" response to "Doot doodle oot doot" with fewer tries than Ignatieff, people see him in a different light. All of a sudden, he's a little less stage managed/controlling, a little more enjoyable. Would that be enough to bump him into majority territory? Hard to say for sure, but I like that script's chances more than the standard one featuring security guys ushering Canadians away from Stephen Harper's general vicinity.

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