Now that Canada has won two gold medals on home soil at the Winter Olympics many of us have had the opportunity to enjoy its national anthem played on the broadcast. O Canada is a crisp, yet sentimental anthem that is stirring and somehow fulfilling to hear. Everything you ever wanted to know about O Canada may be learned and heard at the website titled Canadian Heritage.
Last year two truly great ads appeared on TV for Time Warner Cable. They did not show in my viewing area, or at least not on stations in the particular cable "tier" that we purchase. I learned about these ads via the family pipeline that feeds the latest information about a certain actor in our family to we who follow his career with interest and delight.
With apologies to the charming actress in these clips for not knowing her name to mention here, I happily introduce you all to the fine actor in the clips: Kelly AuCoin. He is the son of Les and Sue AuCoin, and Sue is my first cousin (her father and my mother were siblings). For years I've been calling Kelly my second cousin. I just learned that is incorrect via this nifty Cousin Relationships chart (Hey, Kelly, we are First Cousins, Once Removed).
The Kelly AuCoin fact sheet at the Internet Movie Database has a full listing of his filmography (including roles in Julie & Julia-2009 and The Kingdom-2007), episodes of TV shows (including Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Without a Trace, and Law and Order) and stage work (including his role as Octavius Caesar in the Broadway production of Julius Caesar, starring Denzel Washington).
Kelly is currently in an off-Broadway play that has been extended through March 21st. Those of you in the area may be interested in seeing Happy Now? ....
Happy Now? - a new play, about a professional London woman dealing with the pressures of life, received generally positive reviews, with Charles Isherwood of The Times calling it a “trenchant comedy” with a “skilled, appealing cast.”
[for more information see source at Arts Beat.]
Now. Here are the ads featuring Kelly AuCoin.....the first one with its timely O Canada theme!
A man writes an anthem celebrating the incredible download speed of his Road Runner internet service. Learn more at http://timewarnercable.com
A man rhapsodizes about his wife and the glorious download speed of Road Runner High Speed Online with PowerBoost. Learn more at http://timewarnercable.com