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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Canada!!




Not a lot to say on today - our Nation's birthday.


EXCEPT.....

We up here in the great white north have a LOT to be proud of. For instance....


1. Smarties, Crispy Crunch and Coffee Crisp!
2. Shreddies, Clamato and Maple Syrup!
3. Canadian Beer, Rye and Pure Water!
4. Beef, Salmon and Lobster!
5. Apple Pie and Superman…by a Canadian!
6. Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Elvis…Stojko that is!
7. Guess Who, Tragically Hip and The Emeralds!
8. Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Amanda Marshall!
9. Michael J. Fox, Leslie Nielsen and Pamela Anderson!
10. The originators of Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Hockey and Ringette!
11. Grey Cups have been around for 90 years with bigger balls,bigger fields and one less down!
12. Mr. Dress Up kicked Mr. Rogers' ass!
13. Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Doughnuts and Krispy Kremes' ass!
14. Our cival war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour!
15. Toques are cool!
16. We knew plaid was in far before Seattle caught on!
17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the world's oldest company!
18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes!
19. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year!
20. We all have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it!

But most Important…

21. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on…OOOOO'Canada!


I will also add: Bob & Doug Mackenzie, SCTV, the greatest hockey rivalry in the WORLD (Leafs v. Canadians), Jim Carrey, Jeff Healey, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Hollywood North and WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS OUT THE WAAAAAAAAZOOO!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!!











Edited to add: WHOOOOOOOPS. I did this last night so I was exhausted. Thank you to Dayle for pointing out that I was remiss in neglecting to mention these two incredible music acts that definately define Canada!!

RUSH

My baby - LAWRENCE GOWAN (but you can call him Larry!!)

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

7 comments:

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

What about Gowan? Not to mention Rush?

Anndi said...

I knew one of my fellow Canucks was going to put up a list like that one! AND that commercial!

hehehe zed... YUP!

Happy Canada Day babe!

Angell said...

Dayle: Thanks for reminding me sweetie - I did this before bed last night (and after a whole lot of margaritas).

Ann: Could I resist? :P Happy Canada Day to you my friend. Hope you're relaxing too!

Meribah said...

And let us not forget Great Big Sea! And Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellars (although, Canada might not want to own up to that last one! LOL).
WOOOO! CANADA ROCKS!!! HAPPY CANADA DAY! :D

Bond said...

Happy Canada Day eh!

Travis said...

What? No Hockey Night theme?

Happy Canada Day!

Dana said...

Our Civil War would have lasted five minutes too if them dang Yankees didn't keep pestering us...hehe! Good list :D

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