New York and Toronto

November 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm (Uncategorized)

When I moved to Toronto in the 1980s, a popular expression had it that Toronto was “New York run by the Swiss.”

The more cynical among us preferred the light bulb joke: How many Torontonians does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Two: one to do it, but first someone has to go to New York to see how they do it there.

And of course, there is the Demics song “(I wanna go to) New York.”

So, I burst out laughing on  last night’s 30 rock when guest Steve Martin asked Liz Lemon to run away to Canada with him:

“We can go to Toronto. It’s like New York without all the stuff.”

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