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funetical 10-16-2009 11:02 AM

Canadian Weekends?
What goes on in Canada on the weekends? It seems we have a good cultural exchange happening and I don't want to stop it. Please tell more about Canadian life. I've thought about converting for a decade now and am still not sure. Is it true your Dad has to be Canadian?

mudmixer 10-16-2009 02:13 PM

Your father just has to end every statement with an "eh?"

It even shows up in Minnesota, Michigan and other places.

Learn how to deer hunt and ice fish. - The deer can taste good but the ice melts before it cooks. I don't know what the bow hunters do when they are hungry - maybe switch to walleyes? Bass are considered junk fish.

Canada can be 12 month long great place to live if you can find a way to make a living west of Toronto. East of Toronto is a French suburb.

Nestor_Kelebay 10-16-2009 04:44 PM

Mudmixer pretty well has Canada nailed down.

Basically, a Canadian is nothing more than an unarmed American with health care.

And, of course, a Canadian is more likely to know how to make a canoe.

oldognewtrick 10-16-2009 06:40 PM

Gee, i though that you spent the weekends trying damsels to railroad tracks and wearing red jackets and your mean uncle was named Snidely Whiplash. eh

Nestor_Kelebay 10-16-2009 09:26 PM


Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 35792)
Gee, i though that you spent the weekends trying damsels to railroad tracks and wearing red jackets and your mean uncle was named Snidely Whiplash. eh

No, that's just a stereotype created by the movies. I haven't tied anyone to a railway track in years. And then, it was just the one time.

funetical 10-18-2009 11:12 AM

Do they offer socialized medicine for it?

Nestor_Kelebay 10-18-2009 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by funetical (Post 35831)
Do they offer socialized medicine for it?

Yeah. They had me in a psych ward for a long time after that under what they called "observation"? I thought that was stupid.

I saw it on TV. I did the same thing. What's to figure out?

funetical 10-20-2009 08:09 AM

Where is Dudley when you need him? Do Canadians grow up watching that or do you have a stupid American character that gets old after three shows? How do you feel having Brendan Frasier play Dudley? He's not Canadian. That would make me mad.

Nestor_Kelebay 10-20-2009 07:07 PM


Actually, I grew up watching the same TV shows as you probably did. But, when I was growing up, there was no "Cable TV" or Satellite TV that carried dozens of TV channels like there is today. The TV service we had was by "through the air" television broadcasts that you picked up with your TV antenna, and we had 3 channels, one of which was completely in French, so we only had two channels we watched. Most of the TV shows we got were from the major US networks, so they were much the same as anyone growing up in the US would have watched. But, we never got Sesame Street.

Instead of Sesame Street, the TV shows for kids in Canada at that time were either locally produced or produced at the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) headquarters in Toronto and sent out to other Canadian cities by mail on magnetic tape. So, you had to live within 50 miles or so of a Canadian city to pick them up on your TV set:
1. Mr. Dressup - Mr. Dressup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. The Friendly Giant - The Friendly Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant were produced by the CBC, so you've probably never heard of them.

funetical 10-21-2009 09:18 AM

Huh. You only answered some of my questions. And no I haven't heard of either. That's cool though you get to share an experience with a handful of people. My daughter watches Sesame street and the old episodes are better than the new. It's not just Nostalgia either it's the stupid political correctness of it all. Plaza Sesamo is great to though. Plaza SÚsamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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