The 49th parallel is the longest international border in the world.
It functions much like a permeable membrane.
Surrendering to the seepage of symbiotic similarities; resisting the infiltration of undeniable differences.
Neighbor to neighbour.
Many such examples are chronicled in the pages and posts which follow.
This clip from CGP Grey illustrates the political origins of the 49th parallel with precision, alacrity and much-needed, lilt.
Neighbor to Neighbour
Barbara Walters meet Barbara Frum
Germaine Greer meet Sister Sophronia, SSMI
Ruth Bader Ginsubrg meet Raynell Andreychuk
Barbra Streisand meet Nana Mouskouri
King Elvis meet Queen Liz
ABC, NBC, CBS meet CBC, CTV (CKCK and CKOS)
Howard Cosell meet Foster Hewitt
Everyone meet Allan Fotheringham
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In meet Wayne and Shuster
TIME Magazine meet Macleans Magazine
Mr. Rogers meet Mr. Dressup
Claus von Bulow meet Prince Charles
Clearwater, Florida meet Clearwater, British Columbia
NFL meet CFL
Black Christmas meet Boxing Day
Capitol Hill meet Parliament Hill
NYSE meet TSE
City of Miami, Florida meet the Miami Indian Tribe, Ontario, Canada
Melting Pot meet Multiculturalism
Imperial meet Metric
Farenheit meet Celsius
Ottawa, Illinois and Kansas meet Ottawa, Ontario
Immigration meet Emigration
Republicans meet TBA
Democratic Party meet the New Democrats
Indian Casino meet Indian Casino
What’s My Line? meet Front Page Challenge
Lawrence Welk meet John Messer
Grand Ole Opry meet Tommy Hunter
American Civil War meet Confederation
Chelsea Victoria Clinton meet Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Comcast Corporation meet Rogers Communications
Edyoution meet Education
Hollywood South meet Hollywood North
Webster’s Dictionary meet the Oxford
Perry Como meet Hank Snow
ZIP Code meet Postal Code
Kiev meet Kyiv
M & M’s meet Smarties