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Old 11-23-2009, 08:10 PM  
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Yeah. I heard that some of your golf courses in the US sometimes have problems with the geese pooping on the greens. They use dogs and horns to chase the geese off the greens, and even turn on the sprinklers to scare the geese away, but they always come back to poop on the greens. It's a problem cuz if you can't make a 20 foot putt cuz of all the poop the ball runs into on it's way to the cup, it can be frustrating, and it raises your score.

(Don't tell anyone that Canadians train the geese to do that before sending them south every winter.)



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Everyone knew that you crafty Canadians.



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Old 11-24-2009, 05:18 PM  
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Curses! Now they suspect us.

We'll have to tie them to the railway track.

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But what do whe doo abowut Moose and sqquerell.....

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These are no doubt the moose and squirrel you're referring to.

Bullwinkle: Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.
Rocky: Again?
Bullwinkle: Presto!
Lion: ROAR!!!
Bullwinkle: Oops, wrong hat.

(Boris points the cannon at Rocky and lights the fuse.)
(Cannon fails to fire.)
Natasha: Vhere is "BANG" in large font?

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Nestor, how far is Winnipeg from Frost Bite Falls, Mn? Do you ever run into Natasha any where? I use to think she was pretty hot. Time probably hasn't been kind I would suspect....

Gotta miss some of those old cartoon's from childhood. Guess it was a different day back then.

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I too dig Russian chicks. I always wondered what she did to get stuck with Boris. It never worked out! You think at some point they would be reassigned to taking out a rhino/rat team. Why were the Russian's against Rocky and Bullwinkle anyhow?

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Old 11-25-2009, 05:29 PM  
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Oldog/Newtrick:
I did a little bit of digging, and apparantly the fictional town of Frostbite Falls is located in Koochiching County in Minnesota.

Frostbite Falls, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welcome to Koochiching County, Minnesota

Koochiching County is also where the real town of International Falls, Minnesota is located. International Falls, Minnesota holds the dubious honour of being the coldest town/city in the lower 48 states with an average annual temperature of 36.4 deg. F.

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Because of this, the nicknames for International Falls, Minnesota is "Icebox to the Nation" and "FROSTBITE FALLS, Minnesota".

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So, the fictional town of Frostbite Falls is believed by Rocky and Bullwinkle affectionados to be the real town of International Falls, Minnesota.

International Falls, Minnesota, with it's population of 6,700 lies directly across the Rainy River from Fort Frances, Ontario with it's population of 8,000. The Rainy River is the border between the US and Canada, and the International Falls International Bridge connects the two towns.

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So, the distance from Winnipeg to Frostbite Falls, would be very close to the distance from Winnipeg to Fort Frances, Ontario, which is 245 miles.

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Why were the Russians after Rocky and Bullwinkle? I think that aspect of the comic was just a reflection of the cold war that was going on at the time. Rocky and Bullwinkle, coming from Minnesota were American, and Boris and Natasha were Russian. So, given the state of world politics at the time, they would have been expected to be adversaries. It's interesting that the comic showed Boris and Natasha always trying to attack Rocky and Bullwinkle, without ever giving a reason, but it never portrayed Rocky and Bullwinkle as the aggressors against Boris and Natasha.

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O.k. tell me what is Tim Hortons?

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Tim Hortons is a chain of over 3000 coffee/donut shops across Canada. There are only about 100 Tim Hortons locations in the US, so you may not be aware of them. They're kinda like you're Dunkin Donuts in that they specialize in both coffee and donuts.

Tim Horton was originally a Canadian professional hockey player who went into the fast food restaurant business. He subsequently died in a car crash, but the restaurant chain that bears his name lives on, and is now focused on serving coffee and donuts; not hamburgers or pizza or ice cream or anything else.

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Canada was never part of the US coalition in Iraq (cuz we weren't convinced it was really necessary to go to war in that case). Instead, we sent our troops to Afghanistan (where they are under UN command) so the US could concentrate on Iraq. To show support for the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, Tim Hortons opened up a location inside the Canadian military base at Kandehar. The coffee and donuts at that location are the same as any Tim Hortons in Canada, but the employees there are civilians hired by the Canadian Military to work at that location.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=8f567fe7-fb94-4b91-a261-69b4236c6566

I don't know how many Canadian soldiers there are in Afghanistan now, but I know that there has been just over 100 of them killed over there so far, mostly by road bombs. I think the Canadian mission to Afghanistan is scheduled to end in 2011. There's an awful lot of frustration in the Canadian military with the Afghan mission. What exactly the problems are, I dunno. I just know that there's reported to be a lot of tension between the government and the top brass of the Canadian military. In the past coupla years, the head of the Canadian Defense Staff, (General Rick Hillier) has been replaced, and there's talk that it was because he wasn't telling our government what they wanted to hear. General Rick Hillier was very popular with the troops, and basically put them before his own career ambitions. So, they replaced him with a more "politically sensitive" puppet. I don't know a lot about what happened there, but it kinda smells, if you know what I mean.

The problems with democracies is that they don't make good fighters. Once there are casualties on the battle field, then the public sentiment changes and the democratically elected government in charge of the military is more concerned about it's popularity with the voters than it is with what it's generals think. So, we keep getting ourselves into these political quagmires where the generals say they need more troops, equipment and resources to win the war, and yet there's growing opposition to continuing the war on the home front. And, as we all know, the politicians ultimately in charge of the military care more about their political careers than anything else, including the young kids they send into harms way. A country has to REALLY have it's back to the wall and know that there is no option but to go to war for it's own survival before you can get the public resolve to fight to the end. So, the situation in Canada regarding Afghanistan is about the same as it is in the US regarding Iraq. There's some for staying the course, there's some against staying the course, and they're all against having had so many young people killed without having anything to show for it at the end of the day. But, can't say we haven't been in this situation before, and we shoulda learned from it.



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