Yes, we are still doing this. It’s March the 204th of 2020 and here we are: live-tweeting and live-blogging a week-old video as if it were new because FUCK EVERYTHING THAT’S WHY.
Also, I’m sick, so it’s even more boring to live through a pandemic when you have a debilitating, uncomfortable, but relatively banal and unfatal seasonal flu. So I’m in what you might characterize as either No Mood or A Mood, depending on your regional dialect and idioms. So, there’s that.
First Generation Covid Briefing Bingo Card
Second Generation Covid Briefing Bingo Card
Third Generation Covid Briefing Bingo Card
Here is our video, helpfully titled by CPAC as “PM Trudeau on throne speech, election speculation, Covid-19 aid for provinces – September 16, 2020.” Great job hitting all those keywords, guys!
Shall we begin? Let’s begin.
There’s fuck all else to do around here, as I believe I mentioned.
Okay, there’s your Begins in English and Blue Suit squares checked. Didn’t see the shoes but smart money says yes, brown shoes. *shudders*
Didn’t see it because CPAC edits with a chainsaw, but you can bet the “Maple Leaf Accessory” was in play with the usual mask.
Did you realize that the Canadian flags are always draped to show the same precise segment of the Maple Leaf and that is someone’s actual JOB and I kind of love that.
That’s your “CBC Cadence” square ticked, and we’re a grand total of 17 seconds into the speech.
We’ve also got “Extras in the background” from the 3rd Generation bingo card. Very fancy extras including the Deputy PM.
And that’s “shifts responsibility to provinces”. I should make a square for every time he announces another new way to give Canadians money.
WTH is going on off-camera on the right? Something very interesting, apparently.
How can you have a Cabinet retreat in Ottawa when Ottawa is where Cabinet meets? Did they all just stroll over to the Lord Elgin and play dopey teambuilding games in a board room or something?
WHOA HE JUST SAID THE WORD “SOLIDARITY”. What was I just saying about Canadians being Socialist, @Guerrilha_Grodd?
Oh, got the “namechecks Dr. Theresa Tam” square a while ago, forgot to call that one out.
That “congratulations” on the US caving to Canadian demands about its aluminum tariffs is definitely a “Shades the US” square, so mark that one off. This is a busy briefing. Canada is a passive-aggressive nation, truly. These are My People.
There’s your traditional “Drinks water” as always in the pause between the speech and taking questions from the press. Dammit, I should have created a square for “Twinkleface.”
Bonus “Shades Putin without naming him”.
I just love that word, “donc.” I love it. Who knows why? It’s like punctuation, only verbal.
WTF? I didn’t have a square for “Building back better?” And me the world’s #1 alliteration fan. I am ashamed, people. I have failed you.
There’s your “Gesticulates” square but it was pretty weak. Normally he’s gesticulating away, particularly when he speaks French, but today was all the Concerned Priest Hand Clasp Pose.
If I were the Deputy PM and Finance Minister, or an Ambassador, or any other Minister, I’d be pretty pissed off to have to stand there silent for a full hour just to be background dressing for the Prime Minister. They must all have better things to do, surely.
Well, the question about the election got the arms flailing like a KitchenAid mixer. I sense the man might be somewhat emotionally invested in the question.
Freeland’s French is way better than I thought. Way better than mine, for sure.
Did…did they have Chrystia Freeland the Deputy Prime Minister stand on a box the whole time so she’d be in the shot? Yes, readers. Yes, they did.
And that concludes your Covid Briefing Bingo for today. Well, last Thursday. Whatever. It’s March 204th.