How to Win Canada Day: NY1 Reporter Kills Air Guitar Cover of Rush
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You know when you’ve had a really long night, and maybe twelve or so cups of coffee, and that exhaustion takes the form of hysteria and bad decisions? Well, Roger Clark does. To celebrate Canada Day — which for those of you playing along at home, was yesterday — he played the air guitar to Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” on live TV this morning like his life depended on it. And, of course, it’s already up on Youtube for all the world to see.
When New York 1 cut back to the studio, Pat Kiernan — who is actually Canadian, himself — appeared rather as if he were hoping his gaze might cause everyone’s television sets to spontaneously combust. Come on, Kiernan. You’ve been on this beat for over 15 years. You should know by now how weird New Yorkers are.
Then again, it could have been worse — t least Clark didn’t try to nail “YYZ.” Neil Peart stands alone.