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0180: "Canada"

Postby Ephphatha » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:48 am UTC

It's like the matrix.

Edit: To be honest, I've heard it really is cold there. And I've been told they don't have stairs there, what's up with that?
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Postby Teaspoon » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:53 am UTC

No stairs? What do they have?

Escalators, elevators, inclined planes?

Do Canadians all have jetpacks?

You know what? I don't care which option it is, I want to live there. Stairs are lame anyway.

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Postby Gelsamel » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:53 am UTC

You mean they don't have respawn points in Canada!?!?!?

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Postby hermaj » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:00 am UTC

Maybe they use hockey sticks for leverage?


Sorry about multiple edits - I'm feeling indecisive today. :D
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Postby rs180216 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:04 am UTC

I got respawned in Canada once. It was weird considering I died while playing GoldenEye and the next thing I know I'm in Toronto. Weird.

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Postby Gemini25RB » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:10 am UTC

rs180216, weirder things have happened.

For example, I died while walking around Toronto. Next thing I knew, I was in GoldenEye.

Good think I rock at video games, or else I might be back in Toronto again.
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Postby aldimond » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:40 am UTC

Did anyone notice the right-side stick figure in the last panel had depth? Arm going behind hir head? Is this a first in stick-figure history?

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Postby drgold » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:30 am UTC

alright, 2.5D! also, I was pleasantly reminded of this.
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Postby ohki » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:15 am UTC

In Canada... milk comes in bags. Of course, in the US foodservice industry... milk also comes in bags. I was going somewhere with this, but I don't remember where..

milk in bags!

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Postby munroe » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:18 am UTC

Damn right Canada is cold! That's why I like it here.

Not too bad right now, it's 0 deg Celsius..or 32 deg in your wonky Fahrenheit.

I occasionally pass out on the bus in Ottawa here, but I don't tend to respawn. I just wake up closer to home.

But seriously...if anyone is thinking about moving here to avoid the crap in the states...I would say go for it. We're fighting a war in afghanistan, but that's really unpopular up here, and I can see the Canadian people starting to get really pissed if we keep losing soldiers over there. Plus the beer is better.

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Postby hermaj » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:46 am UTC

munroe wrote:But seriously...if anyone is thinking about moving here to avoid the crap in the states...I would say go for it. We're fighting a war in afghanistan, but that's really unpopular up here, and I can see the Canadian people starting to get really pissed if we keep losing soldiers over there. Plus the beer is better.


Heyyy, that kind of sounds familiar!

Also: Milk in bags? What?! How does it function? How can you even pour it? Can you use it as a milky pillow? Can you stack it up in your freezer so that there is always milk? I demand answers!

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Postby Peshmerga » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:11 pm UTC

Sorry, Cana-what?
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Postby moopanda » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:16 pm UTC

Can-o'-duh. It's like a can-o'-whoopass, but... less violent and more aimed at stupidity.

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Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:22 pm UTC

munroe wrote:Not too bad right now, it's 0 deg Celsius..or 32 deg in your wonky Fahrenheit.


So that would be 273.4 Kelvin?
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Postby moopanda » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:25 pm UTC

Isn't that a bit warm? By about 0.25 K? You melted the ice!

EDIT (avoiding double post): Just to beat anyone else to the punch, its also 491.67 deg Rankine, 7.5 deg Rømer, and 0 deg Réaumur.
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Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:33 pm UTC

the ice didn't respawn? oh no!
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Postby moopanda » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:38 pm UTC

Actually it did once the temperature was restored to 491.67 Rankine, courtesy of wiki

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Postby ohki » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:38 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:Also: Milk in bags? What?! How does it function? How can you even pour it? Can you use it as a milky pillow? Can you stack it up in your freezer so that there is always milk? I demand answers!


http://home.cogeco.ca/~husky66/Milk/ Site dedicated to milk bags. Sometimes... the internet still manages to surprise : :D

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Postby Ephphatha » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:44 pm UTC

HOLY CRAP! Milk actually does come in bags over there? All this time I thought my Canadian friends were fucking with me.
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Postby moopanda » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:46 pm UTC

Two things

1) That's crazy.

2) "The typical amount of milk that can be found in a single milk bag is one litre. (Which is 101.47 fluid ounces, 3.17 quarts, and 0.8 gallons according to this website.)"

101.47 fl. oz = 3.17 quarts = 0.8 gallons = 3L.

And yet the bag in the picture says 4L. I am so confused. Do the Canadians have some odd space-time distortion? What's that all aboot?

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Postby chigau » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:53 pm UTC

I think the author just messed up. A individual bag of milk is approximately 1.333... liters. You don't buy individual bags of milk in the store you buy bags that have 3 individual milk bags in them and each of those bags of bags of milk is 4 liters.

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Postby Narsil » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:30 pm UTC

DO you really die forever in Canada or just lose all your experience and start back at the last place you saved?

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Postby meltel » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:02 pm UTC

Canada, What can I say!

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but if you die here you are dead forever.....

But there is the odd instance when you die and then wake up in the North Pole and get chassed by polar bears naked!!

Oh and to make your mind boggle even more, we can also get chocolate milk in bags!

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Postby munroe » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:13 pm UTC

There's actually lactose-free milk in bags as well. Curse you lactose...

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Postby Buton » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:00 pm UTC

I honestly think that having milk come in bags has affected me in ways too profound to understand thoroughly. Although I do know this much: I'm keenly aware of the fact that rigid liquid containers mean sugary drink (or booze...) and due to that disambiguated fact, I can drink things from containers without fear!

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Postby Joehaley » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:21 pm UTC

Whats all this aboot canadian steryotypes, eh?!

And americans have milk NOT in bags?! Oo funky weird!

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Postby rs180216 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:28 pm UTC

Canadian beer is indeed better (higher alcohol % per volume).

I think what I am trying to say is we need bags of beer instead of cans.

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Postby beinsane » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:32 pm UTC

Canada is America in a parallel universe. It's mostly the same, but there are all kinds of little things to throw you off.

I don't just mean the obvious things like the -re and -our spellings, the metric system, or the beaver coinage. There are a lot of things they don't tell you about that are different for no reason at all. I mean, Five Alive is still popular there, restrooms are universally known as washrooms, and there's only one yellow line down the middle of streets instead of two. MADNESS, I say!

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Postby Grincement » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:58 pm UTC

So can anyone explain the benefits of having milk in bags?!
We have good ol' fasioned glass bottles delivered to our doorstep at 4AM every morning so we have fresh, cold milk ready for our breakfast. Then once the bottle is empty you just wash it out and place it back on the door step where the milkman removes it and RECYCLES it! :D
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Postby Arturion » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:05 pm UTC

Well.... um... I live in Edmonton, Alberta and I've never had milk from a bag.

And it is pretty cold here, about -10 (that's Celsius!) but you get used to it. I still think I want to move somewhere a little warmer eventually. Or wait for global warming to take effect - either way works. :wink:

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Postby athelas » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:35 pm UTC

How do you spell "Canada"?

C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?

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Postby AdamZ » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:29 pm UTC

Yeah, what's with this milk in bags stuff? Is it some East-coast thing? Damn Ontarionians ;).

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Postby Buton » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:42 pm UTC

Yeah it's more popular in Ontario/Quebec.

I can't honestly come up with a good answer for why milk in a bag...

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Postby TheReverend » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:43 pm UTC

Are the bags breast shaped? Or do they have a little nipple on the end? It would make pouring a bowl of cereal a pain in the ass but I'd have one more thing to do on nights when I was alone.

I think I'm going to call my next girlfriend milk bags.

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Postby grim4593 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:04 pm UTC

I would be surprised if they DIDN'T have breast-like milk bags somewhere.

And I'm pretty sure you get slapped for saying that to a girl :P

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Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:15 pm UTC

I'd slap you. Just for being an idiot.
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Postby TheReverend » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:29 pm UTC

no-genius wrote:I'd slap you. Just for being an idiot.


Oh well, I guess all my jokes can't be winners. Sorry if it offended anyone. It was just meant to be silly and simple.

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Postby Verysillyman » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:09 pm UTC

We have milk in bags here (New Zealand) sometimes too, but not as common as they apparently are in Canada. I think the advantage is that then you can have a milk jug, and just cut off a corner of the bag and put it in the jug. Maybe it's also cheaper to make. I still think it's weird.

Also, "Five Iron Frenzy" have a mighty cool song about Canada that you may or may not have heard. It was in one episode of 'Boston Legal', which was doubly amusing since some of the lyrics refer to William Shatner's citizenship. Also cool cos I knew the song for years before it was on my favourite show.

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Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:30 pm UTC

TheReverend wrote:
no-genius wrote:I'd slap you. Just for being an idiot.


Oh well, I guess all my jokes can't be winners. Sorry if it offended anyone. It was just meant to be silly and simple.


Didnt look like a joke, just looked like you were trying to be 'random'; there's a place for that and its called myspace
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Postby hermaj » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:41 pm UTC

Yay! I love Boston Legal.

Our milk comes in 2L plastic containers, with like an integrated handle so that you can pour it and you don't have to put it in a jug, and when you're done you just chuck it in the recycling bin and then it gets recycled. Hopefully.

@Squeak: That sounds pretty mad. Where are you?

And @ Ohki: Thankyou for the milk bags site! Things are being explained. Except - that dude just leaves the bag in the jug? And opens the bag? If it were me I would just pour it all into the jug and pour from the jug like a rich person or something.


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