The Internet's Favourite Dad* (*unproven)
June 11, 2024 5:23 AM   Subscribe

Brittlestar, aka Stewart Reynolds is a Canadian humorist and national treasure.

Making funny videos about Canadian politics, Canadian habits, and sometimes our relationship with our neighbours to the South, his gentle dad humour is a balm for prickly Internet life.

Favourites:

Westjet's New Ultra Basic Fare

Ontario Govt Message At Beer in Convenience Stores


Loblaws Receipt Scanners

US-Canada Border Wall


Just A Dad (Outside a Taylor Swift Concert)

Spring in Canada

Virtual Dad Pep Talk for Pride

My Son Asked Me How I Danced in the 80s

Peace, Love, And Canada, folks!
posted by Kitteh (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Heads up: I grabbed as many Youtubes ones as I could, as well two Instagram ones. (He's delightfully prolific!)

Oh, and his newsletter is so lovely and affirming. He believes you are never too old to start over again and wants us to look out for each other.
posted by Kitteh at 5:25 AM on June 11 [3 favorites]


He looks like my neighbor Kevin, a very good guy, which only makes him seem more honest and relatable.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:59 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Oh wow, I've only ever done summers in Canada, but that Spring in Canada sketch gave me flashbacks to living in the Boston area.
posted by solotoro at 9:26 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Brittlestar's awesome.

This is my fave of his: MOVING TARGET - A LOVE SONG FOR ZELLERS
posted by sauril at 9:27 AM on June 11 [4 favorites]


sauril, you went and reminded me that Zellers picked up "Nowhere with You" for a televised ad campaign and I will always love Zellers for that!

Here's the original banger from Joel Plaskett and the Emergency
posted by elkevelvet at 9:37 AM on June 11 [3 favorites]


Joel Plaskett, Canada's Musical Sweetheart (as I call him), is the bomb!

(I'm seeing him live again in November. I love that skinny beanpole of a man.)
posted by Kitteh at 9:42 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


MOVING TARGET

That must be the only ex-Zellers-ex-Target that lost its huge red concrete spheres
posted by scruss at 10:59 AM on June 11


Canadian indie musicians really have a soft spot for Zellers. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton -- Doctor Blind.
posted by maudlin at 11:18 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Mod note: One comment removed. Let's avoid one off comments early in thread that lean negative, thanks.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 3:50 PM on June 11 [5 favorites]


"It's like Costco without the illusion of exclusivity."

Yep, "exclusive" is definitely foremost in my mind when I look around at my fellow Costco shoppers.
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:25 PM on June 11


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