Candidate For Canadian Parliament Has Most Insane Political Ad Ever

The United States has Demon Sheep, Basil Marceux, and “I’m Not A Witch,” Canada has Wyatt Scott, an independent candidate for Parliament in British Columbia:

Utterly insane, and totally awesome.

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  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    The difference, of course, is that this guy is in on the joke.

    Which makes him more intelligent and qualified to hold office than Donald Trump.

    In other words…he just might be crazy, but he just might be a genius.

  2. CSK says:

    If that was the trailer, I can’t wait to see the whole movie.

  3. John H says:

    That is so effing awesome. And just when my ‘murrican friends were talking smack about how The Donald was showing Rob Ford what a real loose cannon looked like. OK my star spangled amigos, the nutty ball is in your court!

  4. Pinky says:

    I once saw an ad asking me to vote for John Edwards.

  5. Tillman says:

    Sure, it’s flamboyant. But it doesn’t carry a drop of water next to the sheer conceptual madness that remains Mike Gravel’s ad for president.

    Still, Canada apparently has a dire goose problem what with all the people being abducted and dropped from the sky.

  6. CSK says:


    That Gravel ad was an event horizon for weirdness. I get the symbolism of throwing the rock into the pond, but why preface it with 69 seconds’ worth of glowering into the camera and weaving slightly back and forth?

  7. John H says:


    “Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, by French-Canadian immigrant parents,…”

    He comes by it honestly.

  8. Moosebreath says:


    “Still, Canada apparently has a dire goose problem what with all the people being abducted and dropped from the sky.”

    Canada is welcome to as many of the geese (dire or not) they can take.

    I still think the demon sheep beats this, but not by much.

  9. John H says:


    That always put me more in mind of Ralph and Sam from the Looney Tunes days than demon sheep, but that’s probably my secular bias showing. Anyway, this turned out to be a learning opportunity for me. Apparently there is a subspecies called the Giant Canadian Goose, although there are no populations that actually hang out north of the border, despite this:

    Our golf superintendents are hoping they continue to prefer warmer climes.

  10. KM says:

    Canadian geese are utter evil incarnate and must be destroyed. Go Wyatt! He’s the screwball you can vote for….

  11. Moosebreath says:

    @John H:

    I know quite a bit about rats with wings Wawa geese. They seem to really like the sidewalks and parking lots near my office and leave their poop everywhere. It’s amazing that a convenience store which is both named after the Wawa and uses it in their logo has done so well.

    And if you walk anywhere near their (well concealed) nests, they gets really ornery.

  12. Neil Hudelson says:

    Guys…It’s a Canada Goose, not Canadian.

    Just saying.

  13. Andre Kenji de Sousa says:

    @John H: That´s why I don´t like to mock American Politicians. But Trump is really fun.

  14. michael reynolds says:


    I have to agree. This was epic, but the Gravel ad was Dadaist genius.

  15. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Neil Hudelson: Unless it was born in Canada. Then it’s a Canadian Canada Goose.

  16. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Pinky: I once saw someone with a “Don’t blame me, I voted for W” bumper sticker.

  17. Stephen Bloom says:

    It’s always gratifying to experience the level of interest by my American friends in this embarassingly bad political ad on behalf of a candidate of the ‘Very Silly Party.’ It might behove the readership to take a closer look at your dependable neighbor to your north to, at least, acquire a rudimentary knowledge of our political state of affairs.