7/01/2008

Happy Birthday greatest place on Earth....


So on her Birthday and in honour of this great Nation, here's some random crap you should know.

Canadian Myths de-bunked.

-Some Canadians say "eh" a lot. Yes that is a given. Sometimes I say it myself. However I don't see what the big deal here is. I know a lot of Americans that say "y'all" with everything and sometimes, that has a nice romantic ring to it. Don't even get me started on the nuh-uh's and uh-huh's.

-Canada does not have winter for 11 months out of the year.

My personal favorite!
-We are not a nation of "draft dodgers". Canada was one of the first countries to declare war in WWI, WWII etc. We even fought in the Gulf War along side many other countries. We are renowned the world over for our peace-keeping forces. Our military currently in Afghanistan, is doing an exceptional job considering the support they are getting from the rest of the world. Oh and Yes, there were many Americans who came to Canada during Vietnam to avoid the draft, but that was their personal choice - not ours.

-Canada's military history records, have been found to be the single most accurate source of military history in the world. From our burning of The Whitehouse in 1814 as part of the British Colony and in retaliation for the attack on our York. (Now Toronto) To the historical efforts of over 14,000 Canadian troops in Normundy on D-Day back on June 6, 1944. Currently, our Military Snipers are still being hired as the only "Can-do" specialists in Iraq. At last report they had 61 kills for 66 shots fired, all in the Mountains.

It just happens that by comparison to others, we have a relativly small army.

My "top ten" most asked questions, when travelling.

10) “Have you seen the South Park movie… Buddy?
9)“So…, it’s like cold there, right?”
8)“Who is your president?”
7)“You’re from Canada? Do you know (so-and-so) from (random Canadian city)?”
6)“Yeah, I saw something on TV about that Quebec thing a while back.”
5)“Do you have houses and stuff? You know, like we do.?”
My personal favorite.
4)“Do you like Bryan Adams/Celine Dion?”
(With some of the worlds greatest music being written and performed by Canadian Singers, Songwriters and Bands, why is the world listening to those two idiots?)
3)“Hey! I saw (random actor/singer) on TV yesterday! He’s Canadian right"
2)“Can you say aboot for me? Eh?”
and the #1 question is :
1)“So when are you guys going to join the US?”

Our National Anthem say's an awful lot about who we are as a people. Although sometimes, I wonder if that's not more like who we really should be these days!

O Canada! Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see the rise,
The true north strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada!
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

Funny! I was going to be very Canadian and also put the Bilingual and French versions of the anthem up here too. But you know what? When I hear the English version belted out anywhere across this great Nation, it sounds like they honestly mean it. IMHO, the same cannot be said of the other two versions so... FUG'em!

Happy Birthday Canada!
I've seen the world hun, and you really are the greatest place on Earth.

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....

6 comments:

Instant Tragedy said...

The greatest place on earth :

Hmmm

5. Disneyland/Disneyworld
4. Sitting with a crapload of money after winning the WSOP ME
3. Anywhere away from my ex-wife
2. Surrounded by friendsand family
1. America, cause we go and consistently bail out the Frenchies.

Happy Canada Day.

My final out said...

As much as I disagree with it being the greatest place on earth, I will say its better than mexico....

Happy Canada day.

-Grouse

BWoP said...

Happy Canada Day!

Some of the coolest people I've met in the last 12 months are from Canada.

WEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Schaubs said...

Better than Mexico? LOLOL

ummm yeah.... eh.

Happy C Day.

Have a good one.

Drizztdj said...

"Did you skate before you were able to walk?"

Unlike Canada, Minnesota DOES have winter for 11 months out of the year :)

muhctim said...

Ok, I'll give you the winter thing. But ten and one-half months of winter is almost eleven. And oh, by the way, do you know Lynette Franlin??? She is a nurse that works with m wife, she is from Canada??? She is having a Canada Day party on Saturday. I will tell her you say hello.