Toronto’s 2nd Gift to the world

Since November 26, Metroblogging sites around the globe have been unveiling seven gifts their cities can share with the world – one gift a day for seven days. Toronto was a bit late starting but are hoping to accelerate our sharing of this weeks topic. David Markland over at the Los Angeles metblog site has put up an ongoing guide for all the posts on this subject.

The man who brought cheesy, campy comedy back into the limelight for the rest of the world and made it cool to laugh at not so cool phrases. Mike Myers, a proud Torontonian has been making the world laugh for the past twenty five years.

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His characters have spawned many cultural catch phrases such as “Oh, behave!”, “Yeah Baby! Yeah!”, “Shagadelic!”, “Not!”, and “Schwing!”. The list goes on and on with notable characters such as Fat Bastard, Dr. Evil, Wayne, Austin Powers, Shrek, and his various bouts on SNL.

Here are Mike’s Wikipedia and IMDB entries.

3 Comments so far

  1. A for apple (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 12:06 am

    Mike Myers … Now that’s really a gift :>

    Though I hate the man himself but his cheesy comedy is sometimes really nice …Enjoy Toronto !!!

    –From Islamabad MB


  2. cd (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 12:43 am

    Amen – thanks for that! Must be something in the crisp, Canadian air that makes people funnier. Or it’s just the “aboot” thing.


  3. till (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 3:28 am

    Wayne’s World totally rocks still! One of the most favorites to watch again and again! “Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent!”



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