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(Canoe)   Restaurant evacuated after world-record candle-lighting attempt   (cnews.canoe.ca) divider line 38
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2005-09-02 05:22:18 AM  
That's just how we lost grandpa.
 
2005-09-02 06:54:57 AM  
Anybody else get this ad?

http://imageads.canoe.ca/Annonceurs05/Ipsos-Reid/300x250-couch.gif

I think I know that guy.
 
2005-09-02 07:09:11 AM  
that looks like a mighty comfy couch....
 
2005-09-02 09:13:59 AM  
But the article said it was a [i]word[/i] record!
 
2005-09-02 09:14:24 AM  
I got the ad with the nice looking girl holding a fire extinguisher looking at something.
 
2005-09-02 09:14:36 AM  
Damn! Fubar HTML.

/pwn3d
 
2005-09-02 09:17:37 AM  
So why did they light 20,000 candles when they were celebrating a 100-year birthday?

Oh yeah, that's right, it's Canada. You know, what with the crappy exchange rate and all.
 
2005-09-02 09:20:26 AM  
Ahahhahahahahahaha

/stooopid
 
2005-09-02 09:27:12 AM  
why didn't somebody blow them out?
 
2005-09-02 09:27:39 AM  
"I'm going for the record! Watch this....."
 
2005-09-02 09:28:04 AM  
Note to self: Next time, do not attempt record at Gavin's House of Beans and Cabbage.
 
2005-09-02 09:31:09 AM  
As a general rule, if anybody asks me if I want to help set a record, my answer will always be no.
 
2005-09-02 09:41:57 AM  
hehe...hehehehhehe.....heheheh
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
weeeeeeeeeeezzzzee
hahahahahhahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

/i dont think that I can make it
//cuz it took so long to bake it
///and I'll never have that memory
////agaaaaaaaaaaaain
 
2005-09-02 09:42:55 AM  
I saw a clip of that on the news. Complete bunch of asshats.
 
2005-09-02 10:00:37 AM  
It's a good thing the booze drenched premier (Ralph Klein) didn't try to blow out the candles or an `asplosion' might of occured.
 
2005-09-02 10:02:33 AM  
ha. reminds me of my second day at the hibachi restaurant, where i started (well, i didn't, but they kind of blamed it on me and i didn't argue) a fire which evacuated the entire 12 story building. that place was so messed up though that they didn't fire me! actually, i think it's closed now. i don't know; i moved to ny. it was fun, but you only made about 10 an hour there, cause noone realized that you were only making tips!
 
2005-09-02 10:14:48 AM  
nukeim

No. I got the good one. 'Lady in revealing dress sitting on a car talking on her cell. Tag line: 'For an Exquisite Ride Call....'

Best part of the article.....
 
2005-09-02 10:17:23 AM  
Strike that, The tag line is 'Click here for an exquisite ride'. Oh-well must have been my imagination taking over realitiy for a moment.
 
2005-09-02 10:18:15 AM  
This is an argument for an "Alberta" tag. They're Canada's Florida.
 
2005-09-02 10:31:40 AM  
funny. I was in Calgary on Monday and had lunch there.
fantastic steaks.
 
2005-09-02 10:49:07 AM  
funny. I was in Calgary on Monday and had lunch there.
fantastic steaks.


Do they char them in the name of misconceived searing?

/Hates charred steaks...
 
2005-09-02 10:53:54 AM  
Well, that's why I left Alberta. Tards.
 
2005-09-02 11:16:49 AM  
pjh3000 Whaddya mean? You're the one living in a hot swamp of smog all summer.

Mock all you want. I'll be in the crystalline high air of mountains this weekend while you're picking your way around the late night trash piles and vomit pools on Queen Street.

/actually loves TO and used to live there, but the weather does suck sticky, sweaty balls
/you're still an ignoramus
 
2005-09-02 11:20:25 AM  
And too bad there isn't video of this incedent online because it was pretty damned amusing. Without even knowing what happens your reaction immediately is "This doesn't look like a good idea" and then it goes hilariously downhill from there. The giant cake was all charred and covered in fire retardant afterwards. Sad about all the lost cake. But still very funny to watch a giant birthday cake engulfed in a wall of flame.
 
2005-09-02 11:23:43 AM  
ruta

picking your way around the late night trash piles and vomit pools on Queen Street

That didn't happen this year. No Leafs games. :)

/likes to make fun of Alberta
//secretly jealous of nicer weather
///hates NLL Calgary Roughnecks
 
2005-09-02 11:31:27 AM  
NineInchNader
Do they char them in the name of misconceived searing?

No, it was just a nice sear, no ash to scrape off, juicy throughout.
mmmmm..... cow.....
 
2005-09-02 12:02:42 PM  
This is an argument for an "Alberta" tag. They're Canada's Florida.

No, I'd say British Columbia is Canada's Florida.

That, or make a "Quebec" tag.
 
2005-09-02 12:05:59 PM  
For pjh3000

Veltman is a punk.

 
F42
2005-09-02 12:12:39 PM  
pjh3000: This is an argument for an "Alberta" tag. They're Canada's Florida.

They clearly think they're texas.

They have the hats, the guns, the far-right dumbassness, and the oil.
 
2005-09-02 12:23:46 PM  
They have the hats, the guns, the far-right dumbassness, and the oil.

Yeah, it's true. But not all of us fit that image.
 
2005-09-02 12:45:49 PM  
F42: If that's what you think Alberta is, you clearly have never spent any meaningful time here.
 
2005-09-02 12:48:21 PM  
Champion3

No, I agree with F42. Alberta is Canada's Texas. And yes, I have spent a lot of time living there. As for Canada's Florida, I vote Quebec.
 
2005-09-02 12:59:15 PM  
pjh3000

Actually, Newfoundland is Canada's Florida.

F42

We have the hats and the oil, but Canada's far right is WAY left of the American version. Even our most fanatical right-wingers are, well, not as fanatical. And as for the guns, guess where they came from?

/lives in Edmonton
//loves Newfoundland
 
2005-09-02 12:59:49 PM  
Lemme guess: The previous record was held by Billy Idol.
 
2005-09-02 01:12:39 PM  
BC is Canada's California.
Newfoundland would be our Florida.
Quebec??? I don't know, maybe Puerto Rico?
Alberta = Texas
Saskatchewan = Nebraska
Manitoba = another Nebraska
PEI = Rhode Island
Nova Scotia = Maine
New Brunswick = Vermont
Ontario = its own little world.

I hope that clears things up :)
 
2005-09-02 01:30:40 PM  
The direction this thread is taking really reminds me of this - by the Arrogant Worms

I hate the Skydome and the CN tower too,
I hate Nathan Phillip's square and the Ontario Zoo,
The rent's too high, the air's unclean,
The beaches are dirty and the people are mean,
And the women are big and the men are dumb,
And the children are loopy cuz they live in a slum!
The water is polluted and their mayor's a dork,
They dress real bad and they think they're New York,
In Toronto, Ontario-o-o
-Ya know actually I, I think I pretty much hate all of Ontario-
(Oh yeah, me too!)
I hate Thunder Bay and Ottawa, Kitchener, Windsor and Oshawa
London sucks and the Great Lakes suck and Sarnia sucks and Turkey Point sucks,
I took a trip to Ontario to visit Brian Mulrouney,
He beat me up and he stole my pants and he put me in a tree,
I went to see the Maple-Leafs and got hit in the head with a puck,
(Ah, I-I don't evenknow how they did it really, I mean I was playing the organ at the time!)
ONTARIO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O SUCKS,
Yep, actually now that I think about it,
I think I pretty much hate every gosh darn province and territory in our country,
Oh yeah-except Alberta! Oh yeah, I love Alberta, Yeah it's really nice, lots of cows, and trees, and rocks and dirt!
(moo moo moo)

But,
I hate Newfoundland cuz they talk so wierd, and Prince Edward Island is-Too Small,
Nova Scotia's dumb cuz it's the name of a bank, New Brunswick doesn't have a good mall!
Quebec is revolting and it makes me mad, Ontario Sucks, Ontario Sucks!
(Manitoba's population density is 1.9 people per square kilometre, isn't that stupid!)
Saskatchewan is boring and the people are old,
And as for the territories, they're too cold!
And the only really good tehing about the province of British Columbia is that
it's right next to us,
Cuz Alberta, doesn't suck, but Calgary doesssssss!
 
F42
2005-09-02 03:14:07 PM  
puckhead: BC is Canada's California.
Newfoundland would be our Florida.
Quebec??? I don't know, maybe Puerto Rico?
Alberta = Texas
[...]


Think about that next time you hear "independance" or "distinct society" ;-)
 
2005-09-02 11:14:12 PM  
Here's a video news report on the damn thing:

Da cake, da cake, da cake is on fire...
 
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