Happy 138th!
July 1, 2005 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Happy birthday Canada!
posted by Bag Man (18 comments total)
Oh, bless their lovely accents and delightful flapping heads! I wish I'd known: I would've thrown a party. We should write the Canadian people a nice long letter, thanking them for keeping at least the upper-half of North America sane and civil. Three cheers for Canada! Hip, hip, hooray!
posted by ford and the prefects at 2:36 PM on July 1, 2005

posted by Mayor Curley at 2:43 PM on July 1, 2005

What Curley said.
posted by keswick at 3:03 PM on July 1, 2005

posted by Hat Maui at 3:04 PM on July 1, 2005

My grandfather was born in Ottawa.
I wish he'd never left...
posted by cows of industry at 3:26 PM on July 1, 2005

I liked it better when it was Dominion Day. The true question, though, is who would win in a fight between Captain American and Captain Canuck?
posted by Staggering Jack at 3:27 PM on July 1, 2005

...who would win in a fight between Captain American and Captain Canuck?

That's easy - Captain America!
posted by ericb at 3:33 PM on July 1, 2005

posted by ericb at 3:36 PM on July 1, 2005

Courtesy of CBC, a Canada Day Quiz. I scored 11/20.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:50 PM on July 1, 2005

19/20! Woo-hoo, I won't have to give up my passport!

CBC Newsworld replayed the hour long nomination shows for the top three finishers in The Greatest Canadian today. Third place was Pierre Trudeau, second place was Terry Fox, and first place went to Kiefer's grand-dad, Tommy Douglas.

I teared up a bit over Tommy and Pierre, but had to turn off the Terry Fox episode because it was a horrible, lachrymose spectacle. What Fox achieved was truly fucking incredible, and he deserved a better show.
posted by maudlin at 5:54 PM on July 1, 2005

9/20. "Smarter than the average Canadian!"
posted by eddydamascene at 6:42 PM on July 1, 2005

I will settle for my 17/20!!

Happy Canada Day!
And, for a good chuckle - the 50 greatest Canadian songs!
posted by Quartermass at 7:03 PM on July 1, 2005

13/20 although I have to admit that some answers were educated guesses rather than actual knowledge.
posted by nightchrome at 7:05 PM on July 1, 2005

I love my home. Yay Canada!
posted by Radio7 at 8:47 PM on July 1, 2005

11/20 and I've never even been to Canada...

So close, yet so far.

"Oh, I wish I was back in old Canada,
A land which I never shall lampoon!
How I pine for the ice covering Lake Manitoba,
And the beauty that is Saskatoon!

Oh, I wish I was stuck in the hills of Alberta,
Drinking beer with some big dumb guy trapping fur!

As he scraped and chiseled all the moose dung off his boots,
I would learn that he's the Prime Minister!

Oh, I wish I was in the land gave us Peter Jennings,
Alanis Morissette, Mike Myers, too!

No, I take that back, I wouldn't go there even if you paid me,
Oh, Canada, you are a place I must eschew!

Oh, I wish I was blowing up Prince Edward Island,
And going on to bomb Ontario!
The destruction of Canada and all of its culture,
Is by far my fav-o-rite scenario!

Just where the hell does Canada get off sharing a border
With countries far superior to it?

Why, you lousy, stinking, francophonic, bacon-loving bastards,
Your country's just a giant piece of sh..."

posted by Colloquial Collision at 9:22 PM on July 1, 2005


The sun was shining on Fort Calgary today, and the Indo-Canadian dancers did their thing in the performance tent, and them came the Ukranians, and my daughter woke up smiling in her stroller when we reached the banks of the Bow. Later, Hot Hot Heat was sounding pretty sweet on the stereo, the Fort Garry Pale Ale quenched a warm afternoon's thirst, and the BC blueberries, it turned out, were just hitting their flavourful peak.

I don't think there's ever been a better time to be a Canadian.
posted by gompa at 11:28 PM on July 1, 2005

Take off...you hosers!
posted by Banky_Edwards at 1:36 AM on July 2, 2005

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