0180: "Canada"

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby space_raptor » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:17 pm UTC

This Canadian supports the Canada/New Zealand Axis of Cool.

Haven't been to the islands, but I've been to Oz, and I'd say the parallels to the States are there. Sure, the government is more socialist than the US, but so is every other rational country in the world. My next trip will definitely be to NZ.
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Postby FelixvonStrauss » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:53 pm UTC

"The USA has tanks, and Switzerland has banks, they can keep them thanks, 'cause they jut don't amount. 'Cause when you get down to it, it isn't what you do with it, It's the size that counts!" - The Arrogant Worms

They said it best (:

Anyway, I love living in Canada. Even our ratings are better than America. [I mean, you can have nudity in a 14a movie, and Alcohol when you're 18 in two provinces]. And snow, come on. Who doesn't love snow?

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:06 pm UTC

I'm sick of snow. :(
Switchboard wrote:... I'm canadian.

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... We also have Poutine.
They don't have that elsewhere? Good God!
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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Switchboard » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:I'm sick of snow. :(
Switchboard wrote:... I'm canadian.

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... We also have Poutine.
They don't have that elsewhere? Good God!


Well.. They may have it in France.. but I do know most Americans don't know what it is. It's quite funny to see their faces when you explain what it is.
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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Lord Bob » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:40 am UTC

We're like America but with the Arrogant Worms! Oh and we're politer :lol:

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Aviatrix » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:16 am UTC

For fun and games, compare and contrast

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby FelixvonStrauss » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:08 pm UTC

As far as I am aware, Americans[and Possibly other places but I don't know a lot of people in other places] don't have ketchup chips, Nanaimo Bars, Butter tarts, Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, and many other foods. This is why I'm buying massive packs of this stuff and going to see all my Americans buddies within reasonable distance (:

Québec is the only place I've been to with decent Poutine though ):

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby pKp » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:11 pm UTC

Poutine is typically Canadian/Québécois. We don't have that in France. Not that I know of anyway :D
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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Daedalus117 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:10 pm UTC

Poutine is fairly popular where I live in the US, but we still have to go to Canada to get it... At least it's only 15 minute north from here.

I live in the extreme Northwest, next to the border with BC. BC has all the big, fancy movie theaters that we can't get in the little town I live in, so we go there often. We get all our snow from Canada, too. A storm just blew in from the north, and is currently dumping snow all over my backyard. Canada is so awesome for giving me days off from school.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:02 am UTC

Sure, you get a day off when it snows, while I get to still keep trying to run a car wash at -26°C. Man, I really need a new job.
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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Kudos » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:55 am UTC

We it was only -30 today. Not too bad really. It feels funky when your nose hair freezes, but anyway, enough about me. I haven't actually seen milk in a bag before. Unless it was powdered. Milk traditionally comes in plastic jugs or cartons. Unless it's from the farm and it's in a jar.

On a side note(correct me if I'm wrong) didn't we ship Celine Dion off to Vegas?

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Aviatrix » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:01 am UTC

Kudos wrote:On a side note(correct me if I'm wrong) didn't we ship Celine Dion off to Vegas?
And not a moment too soon. That's one act I just don't get.

I saw Coffee Crisp for sale here in California at the bulk food warehouse store. My jaw dropped, I'll admit. I used to have what we in the Canadian-candy-underground call a contact, who kept me supplied with Coffee Crisp and Smarties. Not the little rolls of sugar candy, for you Statsians who don't know what I'm talking about. And there was a place in (I may be disremembering this) Surrey, BC? that had the world's best sticky buns? I'll never be able to find it again, sigh.

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Postby double entendre » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:12 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:Can you stack it up in your freezer so that there is always milk?

Yes. I've seen different people do this.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby RaisedByMongrels » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:01 pm UTC

I had to look up Poutine on Wikipedia. I'm going to go with the probably standard American response of "WTF?"

Also, Canada is fighting a war? Canada has a military? There are people in Canada?

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby J Spade » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:20 am UTC

I think I bought a can o' duh once, but I exchanged it for can o' tuna.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Rysto » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:25 am UTC

RaisedByMongrels wrote:Also, Canada is fighting a war?

Yes, we're still trying to clean up your mess in Afghanistan. And to top it off, most of the other countries who have committed troops to the area refuse to allow them to participate in combat missions.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby RaisedByMongrels » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:07 am UTC

Rysto wrote:
RaisedByMongrels wrote:Also, Canada is fighting a war?

Yes, we're still trying to clean up your mess in Afghanistan. And to top it off, most of the other countries who have committed troops to the area refuse to allow them to participate in combat missions.


Oh. Really? Well thanks. Hey, could you maybe see what you can do about Iraq when you're done? In return, you can have Alaska. Deal?

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby J Spade » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:54 pm UTC

Wait. What if we gave them Maine, instead. I rather like having a state so close to Russia you can see it from the shore.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby RaisedByMongrels » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:04 am UTC

J Spade wrote:Wait. What if we gave them Maine, instead. I rather like having a state so close to Russia you can see it from the shore.


Whoa, I had no idea we had a state that you could see across the ocean from. You're right, Alaska is off the table.

We still need to do something about those stupid boxes we have to draw on our US maps just to show Alaska and Hawaii. They completely ruin the US map puzzles.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby Rysto » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

RaisedByMongrels wrote:Oh. Really? Well thanks. Hey, could you maybe see what you can do about Iraq when you're done? In return, you can have Alaska. Deal?

And what on earth gives you the idea that we're going a better job in Afghanistan than you're doing in Iraq?

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby RaisedByMongrels » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:21 pm UTC

Rysto wrote:And what on earth gives you the idea that we're going a better job in Afghanistan than you're doing in Iraq?


I assumed you guys had better PR than us.

People who hate Canada do so mostly to be funny. People who hate the US kill lots of people and blow up our buildings.

Seriously though, I'm interested to hear more about Canadian culture.

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Re: Blame "Canada" Discussion

Postby billybobfred » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:55 am UTC

So, I just referenced this comic.

The Reason: (long and pointless, hence spoiler tags)
Spoiler:
My sister's boyfriend hates Republicans, and plans to move to Canada if a Republican wins the election. I told her to tell him that if he dies in Canada, he dies in real life.


And everyone involved has heard this, but can't remember where. Is this a reference to something else, or does everyone somehow know this phrase?
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Re: 0180: "Canada"

Postby doggitydogs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

There's a car that's been pulled over on the side of my street for about a year now. Last winter, it got so cold that it literally broke the ground underneath it because it became so brittle. Eat that, Canada.

EDIT: And what happens if you live in Alaska?

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Re: 0180: "Canada"

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:31 am UTC

Reading this comic and what I thought was "Wait, did this guy think that Canada is a Digital World?". Because the last line reminds me to Koshiro's line to Taichi in Digimon Adventure.
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