“The Medium is the Message”, coined by Marshall McLuhan was a question tonight as we played Trivial Pursuit 80s edition with the Carlsons. It sparked a brief discussion about Canadian Heritage Minutes that used to play during commercial breaks when we were in high school, as there was a feature on McLuhan. A friend of mine had the one about Emily Murphy down to a tee so I rattled off a few lines from memory, which immediately took me back to the hallways of West Whalley High.
Of course I knew when I got home I would be able to do a YouTube search and find them all, but they’re also listed (and searchable) on the Heritage Minute website. Here are a few gems you might remember from growing up with Canadian television in the 90’s.