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In Canada By Dave Hadfield and Chris Hadfield; streaming on YouTube

"And we have a golden rule that runs between these shores; you stay out of my face, I'll stay out of yours." In case you missed it, the space-station songster Chris Hadfield and sibling David posted a YouTube video of the shamelessly patriotic singalong variety, In Canada.

Though it's billed as a "polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay," a cynic might see the agreeable shanty as another stunt in the Tang-drinking troubadour's bid to stay in our orbit for as long as possible. The homespun video portrays a day in the life of cottage-set white Canadiana, with campfires, docks and obligatory loon calls. We see the egg-cracking former commander making breakfast (and, yes, there's a strategically placed NASA coffee cup in the foreground, in case you forgot the ubiquitous Hadfield's astronautical claim to fame).

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It is clear that Hadfield has no intention of staying out of our faces, and now he's roped in his brother for a new Bob and Doug McKenzie act. Coo, loo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coooo and goo goo g'joob – he is the spaceman, he is the eggman.

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