Marriage, the Military, mofic and Other Things That Start With the Letter M|
When I was growing up (in Halifax, Nova Scotia) I got the sense that "vegetarianism" was one of those things that you don't talk about in polite company. Like "divorce."
Otoh, now I live in Montreal, a city which has official tourist pamphlets proudly explaining about our distinctive cultural enclaves: Chinatown, Little Italy and the Gay Village!
|Date:||April 1st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Isn't Church Street considered Toronto's gay village? QAF US is filmed in TO but it's supposed to be Pittsburgh. I've never been to Pittsburgh and I know it's filmed in TO. Still, I'd find myself saying things when I watched it like, "Oh look! They have those bike racks in Pittsburgh on the street, just like in Toronto. Isn't that interesting?"
And my son would roll his eyes at me and I'd say "Oh yeah. I forgot."
They did an episode where they played with that - had a bike ride from Pittsburgh to TO to raise funds for AIDS research (like the rl NYC-to-Boston AIDS ride). And when they get there, they're all "Hey, it's like we never left home. It looks exactly the same here." Good self-referential humor.
|Date:||April 2nd, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)|| |
It is. I had no idea Church Street was known outside TO!
It's not. I just spent a lot of time in TO for a couple of years, when involved with a woman there.