"The giant upside is that in his commentary, Ed has shown he is perhaps even more relevant now in our thousand-shades-of BS-with-no-one-calling-it world. If no one in our society, let alone the media, has the guts to stand up and hold nonsense to account, why can’t a smartass sock puppet do it, and make us laugh at the same time? Ed the Sock is just as genius now as it was when he was invented. Can anyone think of a controversial Canadian? Of course not, that’s why it’s a green-haired cigar-chomping sock puppet saying all the impolite things Canadians would like to say.
Everyone knows pithy sarcastic humour makes the social media world go round, and not only is Ed’s bitchy snark still hilarious, he’s an intelligent Canadian cultural critic – which in our age of ever-increasing American cultural narcissism in popular media, is something this country desperately needs to ensure our voice is not drowned out by the self-obsessed attention whores living across the street. In short, Ed the Sock is Canada’s version of Bill Maher."