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June 8, 2001 | ELLEN BRAUNSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ever wonder if Canada will outlaw the polar bear slaughter in Toronto or make beaver meatballs the national dish? If so, Rick Mercer wants to talk to you. A comedian who specializes in political and cultural satire, Mercer's most popular shtick is "Talking to Americans"--a "Candid Camera"-esque routine in which he travels the United States asking people ridiculous questions to exploit their ignorance about their northern neighbor.
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June 8, 2001 | ELLEN BRAUNSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ever wonder if Canada will outlaw the polar bear slaughter in Toronto or make beaver meatballs the national dish? If so, Rick Mercer wants to talk to you. A comedian who specializes in political and cultural satire, Mercer's most popular shtick is "Talking to Americans"--a "Candid Camera"-esque routine in which he travels the United States asking people ridiculous questions to exploit their ignorance about their northern neighbor.
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March 7, 2000
New York attitude Wearing a blue Windbreaker on Monday to cut the early morning chill, Democratic presidential contender Bill Bradley stuck out a hand to greet commuters streaming off the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan. "Trying to get to work, get out of the way!" one young man said, brushing by. Bradley shook dozens of hands as commuters rushed off the ferry at 7:45 a.m.
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June 5, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than two decades as an aide-in-waiting, Councilwoman-elect Cindy Miscikowski was introduced to her new Spring Street colleagues as a peer Wednesday morning after defeating former mayoral aide Georgia Mercer by 1,375 votes. The 52.8% to 47.2% victory for Miscikowski represented a comeback from a disappointing primary effort in which she finished second to Mercer in a four-way race to represent a district that is split almost evenly between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside.
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