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Terry Yager
October 12th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Yes children, today's the day when Canadians get together and give thanks that Chris Columbus didn't land there first, else their country might be as screwed-up as ours. Luckily, he landed on a tropical island, where he found sunny, sandy beaches and a bunch of nekkid people with plenty of geld who loved to drink and gamble (which may be how they came to be nekkid, learning the game of strip poker). Chris took a look around and naturally thought, "This would be a great place to open a resort casino!" When he returned to Spain, Queen Isabella was thrilled with the gifts he brought back for her: tropical fruits, nekkid people, and enough gold to redeem the Crown Jewels, which she had hocked to finance his journey. She was so pleased in fact, that she didn't even have ol' C.C. beheaded for losing the fourth boat, which did indeed sail off the edge.

OTOH, had he landed in Canada, he might have never came back. Leif Erikson didn't. When he landed here, he looked around and discovered that there were no grog houses, so he sarcastically called the place 'Wineland', then turned tail and didi-ed back home in disgust, whereupon he grabbed a skin fulla mead and tried to drown the memory of the rocky frozen shores of Nova Scotia.

So to all our neighbors to the north, have a great holiday, and don't forget to give thanks that you are not Yanks!

(Oh yeah, happy Columbus Day too).

--T

compaqxp
October 13th, 2008, 03:23 PM
whereupon he grabbed a skin fulla mead and tried to drown the memory of the rocky frozen shores of Nova Scotia.


There not all rocky, or are they? The one in front of my house is, and it's quite cold down on it so, I guess your right:)

Tinkerer
October 13th, 2008, 04:35 PM
C, ay, N, ay, D, ay.

Terry Yager
October 13th, 2008, 08:08 PM
C, ay, N, ay, D, ay.

Eh?

--T

Druid6900
October 13th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Yes, actually, we give thanks every day that we are ABOVE the 49th parallel.

Your posts are part of the reason why LOL

Happy Columbus (Columbo?) Day

channelmaniac
October 13th, 2008, 10:05 PM
So what's Thanksgiving like in Canadastan?

Down here we stuff ourselves with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, dumplings, corn, fresh veggie tray (tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, carrots, olives), salad, rolls, and all the iced tea you need to wash it down.

Then with the top button undone on our pants we sit back to watch good ole' American Football. You know, the one with the prolate spheroid and the guys with pads & helmets. :D

Oh, and since it always falls on the 4th Thursday in November, most of us get the Friday off as a paid holiday too. :twisted:

JollyRogers
October 14th, 2008, 06:40 PM
We celebrate with turkey or ham, pumpkin pie (mmm...), delicious Ontario Pinot Noir and Riesling and watch some Canadian Football. (American football with a slightly different sized field, so I'm told)

It's amazing how differently we celebrate our thanksgiving, eh? ;) (We only get the Monday off :( Second monday of october)

Yzzerdd
October 15th, 2008, 03:16 AM
My step-mother always mad Nanaimo bars on Canadian thanksgiving and Christmas. They were delicous. Ever had a Nanaimo bar(named after a Canadian town, thusly capitalized)?

--Jack

Druid6900
October 15th, 2008, 08:15 PM
My step-mother always mad Nanaimo bars on Canadian thanksgiving and Christmas. They were delicous. Ever had a Nanaimo bar(named after a Canadian town, thusly capitalized)?

--Jack

We have to shoot the mad ones.

Yeah, pretty much as often as maple syrup and GOOD beer.

It's actually a city (pop. 79,000) on Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia.

MikeS
October 16th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Mmmm... Nanaimo bars... <homerdrool>

barythrin
October 17th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Um. For those of us at the wrong border, what's a Nanaimo bar?

Terry Yager
October 17th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Google, google, googling...AHA!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaimo_bar

(My glucose level spiked to 200 just looking at the damn picture).

--T

Sharkonwheels
October 20th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Yes children, today's the day when Canadians get together and give thanks that Chris Columbus didn't land there first, else their country might be as screwed-up as ours.

Now, you DO know that evidence has come to light, out in the NorthWest, that the (I think) Chinese might have arrived here about 70 years before CC, right?

Gotta watch that History Channel - they've been excavating (or trying) an old ship I think on the Oregon coast, that is purported to be from the 1400's or so.

of course, nothing will be settled for a while - and there are many people behind it, and many against it. Guy named Menzies I think, wrote a book titled 1421

Only thing I can say, is wait it out and see - remember, there was a time when you were hanged for saying the world was NOT flat!!!

I think that boat needs to be brought up/specimen-drilled, but if there is evidence, it needs to be looked at. No decisions made until then.
people can jump on the for/against-bandwagon all they want, but many incorrect theories have been corrected in the past, like the world being flat, the Earth
being the center, X-Rays NOT being harmful (google 'fluoroscope', and that was only about 40-ish years ago!), etc..

T

Terry Yager
October 20th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Now, you DO know that evidence has come to light, out in the NorthWest, that the (I think) Chinese might have arrived here about 70 years before CC, right?

Gotta watch that History Channel - they've been excavating (or trying) an old ship I think on the Oregon coast, that is purported to be from the 1400's or so.

of course, nothing will be settled for a while - and there are many people behind it, and many against it. Guy named Menzies I think, wrote a book titled 1421

Only thing I can say, is wait it out and see - remember, there was a time when you were hanged for saying the world was NOT flat!!!

I think that boat needs to be brought up/specimen-drilled, but if there is evidence, it needs to be looked at. No decisions made until then.
people can jump on the for/against-bandwagon all they want, but many incorrect theories have been corrected in the past, like the world being flat, the Earth
being the center, X-Rays NOT being harmful (google 'fluoroscope', and that was only about 40-ish years ago!), etc..

T

Hey, I'm a flat-earther...I don't believe in any of that crap...

--T