Oh man, either Chretien for his “I pick da man up by de throat and I flip im over” Shawinigan Handshake or Sir John A. for sabotaging the Maritime Union with alcohol. Like, the Charlottetown Conference was supposed to be the Atlantic provinces getting together to form a union, Sir John A shows up with a boat full of alcohol and claims Canada is here as an observer, then proceeds to get everyone so drunk that they sign into Canada as a country. A true part of our heritage.
Oh man hells yes, of course I watched ReBoot! Best show, and Canadian too! (That’s why Bob’s neighbourhood is called Kits, after the Vancouver neighbourhood, and they snuck the Stanley Cup into the background a few times). Man I think it’s all on Youtube, I should go rewatch it.
I am related to no famous Canadians, as my family showed up a hundred years ago and lived in a soddie in Sask. :( Did you know Stephen Harper is related to the guy who plays Ricky on Trailer Park Boys?
Okay, 10 fav Canadians in no order because that would be too hard, and I guess limiting it to living Canadians get completely off the rails:
- Rick Mercer (duh.)
- Mary Walsh (also duh.)
- Commander Chris Hadfield
- Neil Young
- Ian Tyson
- Naheed Nenshi
- Jean Chretien
- Peter Lougheed
- Rex Murphy
- Stuart McLean
Oh man, I just moved back to Calgary from Toronto, so I’m still re-learning the brewing scene out West. I’m loving Wild Rose, especially their unfiltered wheat. Hophead is another fave. I love big hoppy or yeasty beers, something that makes you feel like you’ve been slapped in the mouth with a pine bough.
(Sadly, Granville just got bought by Molson so I don’t think it counts as a craft beer. It wasn’t publicized but once Granville started being sold in LCBOs, it was pretty obvious because Ontario hates carrying non-Central Canadian beers. No change to recipes, though!)
Ahaha dang that’s a skill. I’m up to “welp, that’s an airplane”.
Favourite candy? Oh man, IKEA used to carry this Swedish candy called Bilar, sort of marshmallow cars, and I’ll gorge on that when I can find it. Maybe also Rockets, because I’ll eat those until my mouth hurts. And black licorice, especially the salted stuff - and nobody wants to try it so it’s all mine!
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I want to think I’d be cool enough to hang with Lisa, but realistically, I’d probably be the person sent to take the brunt of whatever terrible new thing Alan is up to.
Really? It’s the off-season, there won’t be any new Mercer Report till the fall, so there’s only so much I can post. Plus, I think if I reblog something that isn’t Mercer, it’s usually Canadiana of some sort. I figure if you’re going to follow a Rick Mercer tumblr, you probably appreciate Canadiana. Also, you can always unfollow if you don’t like it.
No, no personal blog, sorry. I’m thinking I should get one though, I feel a bit like I’m missing out.
I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, Star Trek Voyager, and Trailer Park Boys (I lived in Halifax when they were still filming and damn that is exactly how Halifax is.), so I guess if I got a personal blog it would mostly be reblogs of that!
Like are we just going to forget about the Rick Mercer Photo Challenge
Some of these are absolute gold
Just don’t ignore these
The CBC is paid for by the government, and the CBC runs Rick Mercer Report. No major complaints have been launched against the photo challenge.
Anything involving Harper ends up hilarious
And then there was a Gary Bettman one
sometimes canadian stereotypes piss me off but then i remember that a moose walked into a grocery store in british columbia and had to be lured out with an apple
Apparently he only cleans out his office once a decade or so and found some cash I had sent him in 2002(!) while trying to find a copy of Streeters, his first book of rants from the 90s. (This was pre-Amazon, and makes me sound really old.) That cash has been apparently been sitting in an envelope in god knows where for ten years, so Rick messaged me on facebook a few months ago saying he owed me money, but he hasn’t paid up yet.
I have gotten over $40 of value out of the “Rick Mercer owes me money” anecdote, so I think it’s probably even.
I think you should go do it like, while he’s at the bank or the grocery store, just really nail home the creepiness.