Thursday, April 9, 2009

So, What Do We Canadians Have To Be Proud Of ?



1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields, one less down, and bigger balls.

4. Baseball is Canadian - First game June 4, 1838 - Ingersoll , ON

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up beats Mr. Rogers

10. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin' Donuts

11. In the war of 1812, started by America , Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington. .. We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied... Go figure.

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER. (We got clobbered in the odd battle but prevailed in ALL the wars)

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary; he slept in and missed the whole thing. He showed up just in time to get caught.

16. A Canadian invented Standard Time.

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. (That's more information than I need!)

19. We know what to do with the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis and the telephone. Also short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.

25. Our beer advertisements kick ass {Incidently...so does our beer}

BUT MOST IMPORTANT !

The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on.
OOOoohhhhh.... Canada !!

Oh yeah... And our elections only take one day.

Pass this on if you are proud to be Canadian!!!

13 comments:

taiah said...

hee hee awesome stuff I will be adding it to my vanilla blog :)

David said...

Did you run out of room or did you intentionally leave out ketchup chips?

selkie said...

taiah - grins - great eh?

David! HOW could I forget one of teh penultimate Canadian DELICACIES!! On the other hand, chips are strictly NOT on my incredibly restricted diet which is going to make me lithe and sexy by my birthday - so why tempt myself?

Lev said...

1. The world's longest outdoor skating rink [the Ottawa Canal]

2. The longest street in the world [Yonge St. runs from the bottom of Toronto to Rainy River - 1,896 kilometres long]

3. bilingual heads of state

4. being able to easily travel to Cuba

5. our loonies, toonies, and paper money

6. we still leave our front doors unlocked

7. gun control [woohoo!]

Food:
poutine
cretons
tortiere
tarte au sucre
steamé
Schwartz's
bagels [the real ones are only available in Montreal and don't get me started on this one]
Red Rose tea [pity!]

selkie said...

EXCELLENT additions Lev! Thank you!

Buffalo said...

How do you spell BULLSHIT in Canadian?

Tallgrass said...

I'm with you Buffalo!

By the way, did you deliberately leave off Anne Murray and Gordon Lightfoot? Those are the two best exports I can think off.

Lev said...

softwood

Anonymous said...

I was with you untill the beer!
Us Brit's have you on that one
John

littleone said...

selkie.. LOL.. after Buffalo's comment .. i say we take a run west.. grab him and prove #19 ... what say you?? LOL

excellent post by the way.. i will probably post it.. or a link to it in the next day or so.... i am off for Easter till next WEDNESDAY.. see me do the Hoppy Easter dance??

morningstar (owned by Warren)

selkie said...

morningstar- that's a DEAL - we'll show him!

and I almost forgot one of our most important discoveries - PABLUM - yep, right here at Sick Kids in Toronto!

TG - you're right, both excellent songsters and ones to brag about!

Michael Buble
Paul Anka
Shania Twain (bet you know her TG)
Neil Young (LOVE HIM)

PK said...

Ketchup Chips!!!!

Man, I love those. I want some. *sigh*

Ketchup Chips. Catsup Chips.

Montreal.

Soon. I'll be way closer.

Jeff said...

11:War of 1812 was France and England, we didn't burn Washington, it was burnt by its own looting citizens. We just didn't stop it.
23: He was quite the kinkster artist himself.