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Postby honeyfire » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:55 am

"So where do you wear it?"

Most frequently on my Canada Hockey hat, also on a jacket, and i may yet get a maple leaf tattoo (prob as part of a larger flower/foliage piece)...

"that you are trying to pass overseas"

Since i've never been overseas, i'd love to pass over them to go someplace abroad. :D
I'm not worried about having to pretend to be Canadian in Europe or wherever, i can tell the truth: I'm from California. As far as i can tell, lots of people see California as being a different place than America, and they may well have a point... :D

So i guess you'd just tape the tag to my ear?
I'm just trying not to be liveMOOP...

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:08 pm

Tape wears out. We'd pierce your ear like a cows.




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Postby unjonharley » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:11 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tape wears out. We'd pierce your ear like a cows.




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we could burn a leaf into his butt
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See, i said "Woot", a Canadianism...

Postby honeyfire » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:17 am

So i get the actual eartag, not just some sissy tourist fake one?!?
WOoooT!

My butt isn't nice enough to leave exposed long enough for a brand to heal properly, plus i have a particular horror of burns*. :shock:
How about that tattoo?


*I kow, i know, i'm a pyro and i freak out over getting burned. :roll:
But i've never (so far) gotten burned from playing with fire, although i did once scorch off the tips of my eyelashes while spinning...
I can take blood and most damage just fine, but burns and splinters, i turn into a sniveling little girl.
I'm just trying not to be liveMOOP...

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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:49 pm

I say we close the borders and bomb canada...



































































after the Great Canadian Beaver Eating Contest!

besides they look different just like in South Park- Nuke Canada!
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Postby CdnChick » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:30 pm

The last I heard, the eating contest hasn't been around for a while... not that I'm volunteering ;)

And before any Canadians get worried about being attacked with tags or offended in some way (is it even possible to offend us?) Americans are really fine when approached in their natural habitat. In fact, all I heard from all my neighbours at my last burn was compliments for enduring the 3-days drive and the border crossing to attend.

To boot, I'm not only a CanadianChick, I'm also originally from Newfoundland. (For those of you who don't know, the island thing off the east coast of North America).

See you on the playa, with my flag proudly displayed...

CdnChick

P.S. If there is someone out there who requires Canadian tagging products, I may be able to assist you ;)
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Postby spirited » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:40 pm

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The island thing

Postby CdnChick » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:54 pm

What is it about Newfoundland? (NL)

My 2 favourite stories:

1. A family travelling in NL had their passports and wallets stolen. A plea was sent out on the news as they would be unable to return home on their flight as scheduled without passports and other identification. Their items were turned into police, with even the cash intact. Only in NL...

2. 9/11 - over 6,000 people in mid-flight were landed in Gander, NL (my birthplace) due to it being an airport that could handle even the largest jets and low security risk (on an island). Gander's total population was ~6,000 at that time and everyone who landed had place to sleep and food to eat. Bus drivers came off strike to transport folks, schools were shut down to create shelters, and people opened their homes to strangers. Only in NL...

The easiest way to describe why Newfoundlanders are so nice is the same reason Burners seem so nice - harsh environment, close community, and an 'islander' bond. You can't really explain it to anyone else - you have to go there to experience it ;)

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Postby gyre » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:51 am

For those out of the loop, I was asking what there was about Newfoundland, because everyone I met from there is so friendly.
I saw a docko about the whole Gander flight.
Wasn't there a similar thing that happened previously with some flight problem?
Pretty amazing place.


Sorry about the vanishing post.
I'm in the bay area now and when I linked from my account to eplaya, it pulled up Spirited's account, so he posted a beaver picture and eplaya shifted it over.
He finally got it to work, but it wouldn't let him edit any more.
Now, it's a beaver puzzle!

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I'll skip the screech but try the flipper pie...

Postby honeyfire » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:35 am

CdnChick, you will prob not be surprised to hear that i'm a Great Big fan, and might be happy to know that my next planned trip to Canada (not sure when) will be to NL. I want to see L'Anse aux Meadows and cruise the coasts (Lab and Newf both), and find out if St. John will gnaw at *my* bones as well... :D
When i was up before, i spent a week in Edmonton visiting friends, then to Jasper, down to Banff anf back down to Denver. The things that i noticed the most is that goodlooking men were *everywhere*, and that almost everyone was really nice. "Oh yes,' my E'ton friend said, ' we're like a whole country of you". That was one of the best compliments i've ever gotten... *blush*


"The world will end at midnight! Uh, 12:30 NL time..."
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Postby gyre » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:58 am

I've always wanted to go to Newfoundland too.
I loved the SCTV stuff on the area.

And I was very unhappy when I had to miss Banff my last trip in that direction.
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Postby Finnegan » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:51 pm

Beedy eyed
floppy headed
eh sayin
toque wearin
maple leaf wearin
syrup drinkin..
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Postby babeuf » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:40 pm

My Oregon brother calls traveling in Canada foreign travel for the timid. And he's even done the Al-Can several times.
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Postby mdmf007 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:42 pm

I like Canada - its like the JV team for the US. although their dollar is certainly killing ours.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:08 pm

And it's all your fault, 007.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:20 am

I stopped buying Molson brand beer, and havent had Canadian Bacon since this summer.

So what else can I do Dick?

Stop the madness!!!

(i did notice that the CoinStar machines now take Canadian coins at par for US coins)

Also - met a cool EMT from north BC - she was funny as a comedian, and worked with me a couple of night shifts. If anyone knows of her send her my way.

later
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Postby couglite » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:53 am

What is this maple leaf crap? My Canadian Flag has a pot leaf. But then again, I am from the left coast, so that might explain. We are a land unto ourselves.

Go Bob & Doug!!!
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Postby gyre » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:19 am

Even Canadians rave about everybody from the Maritimes.
And they do seem to be especially nice.

Recently saw the film Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
Hard to describe, but very Canadian.

So is anyone bringing curling to the playa this year?
Someone needs to sweep the playa.
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Cah nah dah question

Postby oheric! » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:26 am

Q: I sometimes will drink Molson. Am I at risk?

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Postby gyre » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:40 pm

It's like canada is upstairs over a noisy flat with the oontz oontz oontz coming through the ceiling.
They're up there banging on the floor.

"Hey! Can you hold it down?
We're up here trying to be polite and wear knitwear!"
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Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:49 pm

"no, really honey........it's how we tag Canadians......just grab your ankles and hold real still, it'll be over before you know it"............
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Postby Deb Prothero » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:59 pm

Hey, ygmir you forgot to tag me! And I prefer the ear piercing anyway.

Love your analogy, gyre. That's exactly what its like for those of us living upstairs. We have to wear the knitwear because we've already had snow. :shock:
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Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Deb Prothero wrote:Hey, ygmir you forgot to tag me! And I prefer the ear piercing anyway.

Love your analogy, gyre. That's exactly what its like for those of us living upstairs. We have to wear the knitwear because we've already had snow. :shock:


that'd be new.............
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Postby gyre » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:09 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAKECNrqMQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1-XbZL7Lns[/youtube]
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Postby gyre » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:09 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEsk8b09cQM[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv0BPn9HGjY[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TymTFfRgZow[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhrUJRQhak[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRvwWcUsrE8[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUqsF8vbR_Q[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3SANVFHIeE[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbkOI6Q9dQ0[/youtube]
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Postby Deb Prothero » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:59 pm

This is one of my favourite ones.

'Course I'm a little biased since I provided all of the railway equipment shown in this advertisement and lots of the props for the opening shot. I was able to do this through the Railway Heritage group that I belong to. Also much of this commercial was filmed on site in St. Thomas where the railway tracks were used for the hand car and the images of the 1923 rail car which we restored. Molson's paid our group $2,000 for the privilege of using our equipment and we put the money to good use restoring more railway heritage equipment.

Besides William Shatner is in this one so how could it not be a winner, eh?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrVdn6ebWjw&feature=related[/youtube]
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Postby missziggy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:39 am

Wow I can see that this thread was started with the true BM feeling embedded right in it's soul.

I am Canadian, I am proud to be Canadian. And I have no problem with you tagging me with a Canadian flag... I will wear it proudly.
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Postby CdnChick » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:18 pm

Kudos to gyre for finding all those videos!

As I have been bring more Canadians to the playa every year, I may need to start tagging them myself.

We need to be easily identifiable since we can always find the best beer!
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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:37 pm

There are plenty more.
I just picked some of the best.
Feel free to add some more.


Easy to find canadians out there.
Just bang into people and if they turn around and apologize for running into you, you've found another one!
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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:55 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBWpvW3KKm0[/youtube]
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