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(CBC)   As proof even MIT farks up once in a while, its experts rate Avril Lavigne as the most famous Canadian   (cbc.ca) divider line 56
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2014-03-18 06:25:07 AM  
www.macmeisters.com
 
2014-03-18 07:54:38 AM  
The Great One has fallen in this world.
 
2014-03-18 08:44:37 AM  
I'd say Justin Bieber is probably more famous than Avril Lavigne these days. But Lavigne's had a decade more to gather that fame.
 
2014-03-18 08:56:39 AM  
mutter...mutter..RUSH!...grumble...damnit!
 
2014-03-18 08:57:10 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: The Great One has fallen in this world.


www.biography.com

Kinda old news, isn't it?
 
2014-03-18 09:00:23 AM  
 
2014-03-18 09:04:16 AM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Not taking it well.

/also, major kudos to Gunny Highway for the NMN ref!
 
2014-03-18 09:05:22 AM  
fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-18 09:06:33 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: /also, major kudos to Gunny Highway for the NMN ref!


Hanson Brothers are touring right now.  I am considering a trip up to Quebec City for a show but I hear that John Wright isnt on the tour.
 
2014-03-18 09:15:35 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com image 480x360]

Not taking it well.


*shakes fist*
 
2014-03-18 09:18:06 AM  
img.fark.net

"Heh heh heh. I don't think so, Subby. Heck, you're even reading this in my voice!"
 
2014-03-18 09:18:42 AM  
img.fark.net

There can be only one.
 
2014-03-18 09:21:05 AM  
i1.sndcdn.com
Buddy Cole is unimpressed.
 
2014-03-18 09:22:49 AM  
Didn't know she was Canadian .
 
2014-03-18 09:24:18 AM  

bill4935: [img.fark.net image 248x268]

"Heh heh heh. I don't think so, Subby. Heck, you're even reading this in my voice!"


I have no idea who that is.
 
2014-03-18 09:25:23 AM  

Disturbing Porn Choreographer: [img.fark.net image 376x302]

There can be only one.


So eh then. Eh?
 
2014-03-18 09:36:57 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-18 09:38:58 AM  
From the horse's mouth:

Message to our visitors:
Due to implications that have been drawn by some Pantheon visitors, we would like to remind our visitors that:
1. Small differences in ranking (i.e. who is first, second or tenth) are not statistically meaningful and should not be used to draw conclusions about the popularity of similarly ranked individuals. (i.e. we are NOT claiming that Avril Lavigne is the most famous Canadian, even though the CBC is telling their readers that this is our claim. Technically, her score is statistically indistinguishable from that of Leonard Cohen, and a warning about abusing the ranks in this way was posted on this site two days before the CBC ran their story.)


Which is great and all, Pantheon, but you ought to realize that when you rank stuff, it doesn't really matter how close the numbers are, because the very first thing people will do is look to see who's #1 and who's ahead of who.
 
2014-03-18 09:39:21 AM  

Majick Thise:


Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S Enterprise.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S Enterprise.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S Enterprise.

/ytmnd music
 
2014-03-18 09:41:36 AM  
That Leonard Cohen is statistically in a dead heat popularity-wise should be reason enough to throw out all the results. I like Leonard Cohen and all, but Avril Lavigne is way more famous.
 
2014-03-18 09:43:33 AM  
I'm sure they're formula was complicated.
 
2014-03-18 09:44:15 AM  
*their

stupid coffee, work faster
 
2014-03-18 09:49:33 AM  
Dan Aykroyd much?
 
2014-03-18 09:50:32 AM  
radiomaxmusic2.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-18 09:53:06 AM  
Take off, hoser!
 
2014-03-18 10:22:27 AM  
Shatner?
Aykroyd?
Candy?
 
2014-03-18 10:22:55 AM  
Don't confuse fame with talent, subby.
 
2014-03-18 10:26:39 AM  
There are worse choices out there than Avril

themichaelshowpodcast.com

/ Hate that railing with the intensity of 1000 suns
 
2014-03-18 10:32:49 AM  
Not Robin Sparkles?
 
2014-03-18 10:47:30 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-18 10:50:56 AM  
sp1.yimg.com
 "The Voice of Canada"  would like a word..
 
2014-03-18 11:15:23 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: That Leonard Cohen is statistically in a dead heat popularity-wise should be reason enough to throw out all the results. I like Leonard Cohen and all, but Avril Lavigne is way more famous.


Have any of her songs been covered as much as "Hallelujah"? I don't think so.
 
2014-03-18 11:15:44 AM  
That's messed up. What about John Diefenbaker? William Peltier? Laura Secord? Sir Arthur Currie? Eddie Shore? Agnes MacPhail? René Lévesque? Why, even the Famous Five are more famous!

Surely you Americans learned aboat these notable Canadians in Grade 13, if nothing else?
 
2014-03-18 11:33:34 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: That Leonard Cohen is statistically in a dead heat popularity-wise should be reason enough to throw out all the results. I like Leonard Cohen and all, but Avril Lavigne is way more famous.

Have any of her songs been covered as much as "Hallelujah"? I don't think so.


"Hallelujah" has been covered only once, by John Cale.
 
2014-03-18 11:49:14 AM  
Let's all post photos of celebrities who have been dead or out of the limelight for at least 20 years and claim that they're more famous even though no one born after 1990 knows who the hell they are.

Oh wait, too late.
 
2014-03-18 11:51:24 AM  
She's not even their most famous pop star:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-18 11:56:38 AM  
Perhaps Canada's most famous punk rocker at best.
 
2014-03-18 12:06:45 PM  

batlock666: Tyrone Slothrop: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: That Leonard Cohen is statistically in a dead heat popularity-wise should be reason enough to throw out all the results. I like Leonard Cohen and all, but Avril Lavigne is way more famous.

Have any of her songs been covered as much as "Hallelujah"? I don't think so.

"Hallelujah" has been covered only once, by John Cale.


Nope.  Rufus Wainwright and K.D. Lange blew that out of the park.

Also, Sarah McLachlan is Canadian and has more talent in her pinkie than Levigne.
 
2014-03-18 12:17:52 PM  

Roto-Rot: Perhaps Canada's most famous punk rocker at best.


Sadly, that might be true.

/sad Canadian punk fan
 
2014-03-18 12:43:49 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-18 12:45:09 PM  
What about the Trailer Park Boys?

I love those guys!
 
2014-03-18 12:50:24 PM  
What now Anne Murray?

Ted Cruz?
 
2014-03-18 01:04:51 PM  

batlock666: Tyrone Slothrop: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: That Leonard Cohen is statistically in a dead heat popularity-wise should be reason enough to throw out all the results. I like Leonard Cohen and all, but Avril Lavigne is way more famous.

Have any of her songs been covered as much as "Hallelujah"? I don't think so.

"Hallelujah" has been covered only once, by John Cale.


You kidding? It's been covered so many times Leonard has asked musicians to STOP covering it.

Everyone should have given up after Buckley did it. No one will top that.
 
2014-03-18 01:11:56 PM  
doncherryjacketwatch.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-18 01:14:19 PM  
Iron Mike Sharp?
 
2014-03-18 02:02:48 PM  
I don't know about most famous, but she is hands down the most punk rock Canadian ever.
 
2014-03-18 02:10:30 PM  

LectertheChef: I don't know about most famous, but she is hands down the most punk rock Canadian ever.


Okay, it has been establish NOW SHUT ABOUT ABOUT IT!
 
2014-03-18 02:40:01 PM  
FUN FACT: They didn't even put Taylor Swift into the database.

Also, Robert Mugabe is recorded as having scored a big fat zero.
 
2014-03-18 03:55:41 PM  
More famous  than Rob Ford ?
 
2014-03-18 04:02:12 PM  
0.tqn.com
 
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