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Postby Sail Man » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:33 am

I do try hard to do my part for the land up north (or down south for those of us in Detroit :lol: )

Why, I just happily (yeah right) mailed in my taxes for our camp in northern Ontario, and drown my sorrows over said taxes drinking a boat load of Labatt's. Blue!!

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Postby Nadamal » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:53 pm

nationalism is a really unfortunate fungal infection that gets passed around, idiot to idiot.

just sayin.




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Postby Oso » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:20 am

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You can't always go by the Maple Leaf flag......
Sometimes we fly the Jolly Roger..........


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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:03 am

Oso wrote:..................
You can't always go by the Maple Leaf flag......
Sometimes we fly the Jolly Roger..........


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hey!!!
once, in a bar in Dawson City, I hear a folk song, about Canadian pirates........
everyone (except me), in the bar knew it, and, sang along and stomped their feet, there was even a midget jumping from table to table, dancing a jig..........

Do you know that song?
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:13 am

10. "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" - The Arrogant Worms
We stumbled upon this little ditty while doing research on the Net in regards to seminal pirate songs. While we're not terribly familiar with the work of The Arrogant Worms we couldn't help but smile at their chutzpah. I mean who would have thought there'd be pirates in Canada? Not us, that's for sure. Then again the pirate spirit has the uncanny ability of manifesting itself anywhere it damn well pleases, Canada included.

Based on the first verse and chorus, this song is about a chap who just couldn't take it anymore. Instead of telling his bosses to take their job and shove it, he decided he'd shove it to the man, pirate style.

"The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" excerpt:
Well, I used to be a farmer and I made a living fine/
I had a little stretch of land along the C. P. line/But times got tough, and though I tried, the money wasn't there/The bankers came and took my land and told me, "Fair is fair"/I looked for every kind of job, the answer always no/"Hire you now?" they'd always laugh, "We just let twenty go!" (Ha ha!)/The government, they promised me a measly little sum/But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum/Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone/I'm gonna be a pirate on the river Saskatchewan! (Arr!)

{Refrain:}
And it's a heave (ho!) hi (ho!), coming down the plains/
Stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains/And it's a ho (hey!) hi (hey!), farmers bar yer doors/When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores…


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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:34 am

part of what I remember from the song (I was somewhat "altered"), was:

they were in search of Yankee gold, but, never fired a shot and never hurt anyone..........
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Postby Oso » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:54 am

Very good, CFM.

Actually, the pirate thing never worked out here - too much snow and ice..

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Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:08 am

Shiver me timbers!
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Postby Nadamal » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:45 am

ygmir wrote:part of what I remember from the song (I was somewhat "altered"), was:

they were in search of Yankee gold, but, never fired a shot and never hurt anyone..........


Here you go ygmir:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PQbdmQRwc[/youtube]
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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:08 pm

I do now love you...............that's it.

I've been wondering all these years...........one of my favorite memories includes that song..........I'm wondering if they sang it just because I was in there, and, the only Yank.........I was in a drinking contest with two Kanuk youths..........and, the midget, hopping from table to table, dancing a jig while this song played over and over and everyone cheering, stomping thier feet, and singing along........hahahaha

It was the night, also, that I had a "sour toe" cocktail at the (IIRC) Dawson City hotel and bar.
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Postby Nadamal » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:46 pm

Haha! Glad you like it, that one's a cdn classic if ever there was one.

...once in a bar in Hyder Alaska (not so different from Dawson City) my aunt became the object of some local neanderthal's affection... without a word he approached her, took off her snakeskin boot (it was 1982) then walked around the place with everyone pouring a bit of their drink into it, with much hooting and caterwauling... then he drank the whole thing down in one go, and put the boot back on her foot.

there weren't any midgets doing any kind of dance on the tabletops though...
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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:18 pm

chuckling........that's a good one.......

yeah, that night in Dawson..........

to add to it:

the young Canuk fellows, had befriended me. We were visiting and such, when one said:
"we like you Yanks, but, well, seems you can't really hold your liquor"...........

well.............

we agreed, drink for drink, and, a full size beer, for a shot (since I drink hard liquor).

we left that bar, went down to the hotel/bar where I had my "sour toe" cocktail, and, several others........all in good fun, they were introducing me around as their "southern friend".hahahahaa

we ended up back at the bar with the dancing midget.

well, it was aboot (grin) 3 am, and, we were discussing, something terribly important, I'm sure.
the one fellow, took a last gulp from the beer he was drinking, and, his eyes rolled back in his head, and, he fell straight backwards off the chair........

the people around applauded, knowing the drinking contest we had been having since about 9 pm that night (of course, it was still light out),
his buddy, laughing, finished his beer, and, I, downed the last of my brandy..........

well,

the remaining buddy, was laughing, then, started puking........fell on the floor, and, crawled on his hands and knees, past the stage, dry heaving and puking like a sick dog, when they arch their backs to really puke.......he then passed out cold on the boardwalk just outside the door. We laid his head over the side so he'd not drown or anything, and, I was "the winner"...........

I do love the great north..........
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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:35 pm

proof:



canuk 1 (fell backwards out of chair)
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canuk 2 (puking and crawling) *note "Cap'n Dick" (purveyor of said cocktails) next to him

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the toe
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me, with sour toe and cocktail
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The winner, with, the can can dancers, on stage.......
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Postby FIGJAM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:23 pm

Thats it. Ygmir The Ethenol King.
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Postby FIGJAM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:50 pm

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Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:06 pm

hahah, the fifth.................oh, you punster...........
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Postby teardropper » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:54 am

redwoodrob wrote:i like their bacon


It ain't bacon.

And as far as the Quebecois go... worse than the French.
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby gyre » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:19 am

Happy Canada Day, everybody!
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Postby Trishntek » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:39 am

hey!!!
once, in a bar in Dawson City, I hear a folk song, about Canadian pirates........
everyone (except me), in the bar knew it, and, sang along and stomped their feet, there was even a midget jumping from table to table, dancing a jig..........
That wasn't at Diamond Tooth Gertie's was it? I vaguely remember swinging from chandeliers and the next thing I know,,,, was on Midnight Dome thinking, "WTF?"

We will have ELEVEN Canucks camping with us this year, and they all seem desperately willing to participate! Go figure. Trish is canuckian herself so I guess it goes with the territory.

You know how CANADA got its name don't you? Their founding fathers got together and put the letters of the alphabet in a hat. Jean Claude pulls out the first letter and yells, "C, eh"; The second letter, "N, eh"; The third letter, "D, eh",,,,,, the rest is history.
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby Patsh » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:22 am

Our party will consist of four Canadians and two Americans...

I already have my maple leaf tattoo and fleur de lis, each within a pair of wings.
Will this exempt me from further tagging?
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby gyre » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:51 am

The tattoo sure qualifies.

Can't see any way around it.
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby goathead » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:40 pm

Triken wrote:Our party will consist of four Canadians and two Americans...

I already have my maple leaf tattoo and fleur de lis, each within a pair of wings.
Will this exempt me from further tagging?


Nope.

LMAO

yggggy where is the stamp?
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:45 pm

goathead wrote:
Triken wrote:Our party will consist of four Canadians and two Americans...

I already have my maple leaf tattoo and fleur de lis, each within a pair of wings.
Will this exempt me from further tagging?


Nope.

LMAO

yggggy where is the stamp?
:twisted:


I'm hoping, the stamp is in or near Reno at the moment,or, on it's way...........


TnT:
haha, it may well have been that bar.......being inebriated, and having driven 2 days solid, I'm just not sure of the name.

Tirken:
the tats may help, depending on location, willingness to be viewed, and, acceptance of search procedures, to make sure no tattoos are written in French.
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby goathead » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:03 pm

ygmir wrote:
goathead wrote:
Triken wrote:Our party will consist of four Canadians and two Americans...

I already have my maple leaf tattoo and fleur de lis, each within a pair of wings.
Will this exempt me from further tagging?


Nope.

LMAO

yggggy where is the stamp?
:twisted:


I'm hoping, the stamp is in or near Reno at the moment,or, on it's way...........


TnT:
haha, it may well have been that bar.......being inebriated, and having driven 2 days solid, I'm just not sure of the name.

Tirken:
the tats may help, depending on location, willingness to be viewed, and, acceptance of search procedures, to make sure no tattoos are written in French.


Do you have the TSA working yet yg?
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby teardropper » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:28 pm

Many, many years ago Canadians showed me great hospitality. I was on a driving trip across Highway 1 (I think that's it, the transcontinental) from Winnipeg to Vancouver. To a person they were helpful, and kind. At the time America was a little spotty in welcoming strangers. And I really liked the loonie and toonie. Useful. We could use a practical coin here, issued in sufficient quantities to be useful.

'Course they like hockey. And the gas is by the liter. Confusing.

But hey, bring 'em on. Met a few on the playa.
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby goathead » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:36 pm

The couple of time I have gone up they give me shit at the border and rip apart my car....
and they are always so polite...
makes me wonder just what are they up to up there..
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Re: Tag & Release Canadians

Postby teardropper » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:06 pm

Yeah, goathead, they do the same to me. Tear it down, look for contraband, repack it lousy. Ane oh so nice about it. But, honestly, they are not very good at the finding...
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