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2009-03-03 10:03:31 AM
+1

/I love you Canada.

Yours truly,
Canada's Mexico
 
2009-03-03 10:06:45 AM
I was going to come in here and make fun of the little kid, but I seem to have something in my eye.

+1
 
2009-03-03 10:08:14 AM
That was very nice to see.

+1
 
2009-03-03 10:09:24 AM
Very cool. +1 somethinginmyeyemitter
 
2009-03-03 10:11:07 AM
Stay classy Canada
+1
 
2009-03-03 10:16:43 AM
Aw, dang that was cute.
 
2009-03-03 10:25:00 AM
Pure class. And that kid was awesome :)
 
2009-03-03 10:56:19 AM
Thank you/Merci, Canadian soldiers!
 
2009-03-03 11:16:46 AM
Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?
 
2009-03-03 11:20:19 AM
Lando Lincoln: Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?

Last year, to drop of their Quebecois
 
2009-03-03 11:21:40 AM
Lando Lincoln: Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?

Something to do with helping them out in a few world wars - then NOT being assholes about it.
 
2009-03-03 03:30:42 PM
oldfarthenry: Something to do with helping them out in a few world wars - then NOT being assholes about it

Except the pink elephants are coming to get them for being assholes. So said our drunk uncle Russia.

/definitely obscure.
 
2009-03-03 03:31:36 PM
oldfarthenry: Something to do with helping them out in a few world wars - then NOT being assholes about it.

Ya because we Americans really made the Belgium people suffer under our post WWII oppression. What with our rape squads, death camps, and plundering of their natural resources.
 
2009-03-03 03:36:01 PM
It is because of stuff like this that I am proud to call myself Canadian.


absoluteparanoia: Lando Lincoln: Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?

Last year, to drop of their Quebecois


I LOLed.
 
2009-03-03 03:43:40 PM
Awesome job, Canucks.

Pure class.
 
2009-03-03 03:48:57 PM
If anyone is interested, you can download a higher res version of this video from here (new window)
 
2009-03-03 03:54:23 PM
From the interview with the little boy:

The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
 
2009-03-03 03:55:21 PM
Kay, so I saw this video early this morning, and I sent it over to Ernie at Ehowa.com, and then it appears here later on. So can I say I finally got something greenlit here sorta kinda?

Oh nevermind.
 
2009-03-03 04:14:30 PM
That cheered up my depressing afternoon in the frozen north.



/where's the Kleenex?
 
2009-03-03 04:19:11 PM
Oh_Enough_Already: In America he'd be arrested for "ompersonating a soldier" and the cameraman would be beaten, arrested, and charged with "illegally filming troop movements" or some such.

No, he wouldn't.
 
2009-03-03 04:20:57 PM
Oh_Enough_Already: In America he'd be arrested for "ompersonating a soldier" and the cameraman would be beaten, arrested, and charged with "illegally filming troop movements" or some such.

Oh for God's sake, we're not the freakin' USSR. They'd probably just harass the cameraman about permits to film or something, and tell him to move along.

No one in America ever caught a beatdown from police for filming a parade. that's probably he most un-american (as in not likely) suggestion I've seen on Fark yet.
 
2009-03-03 04:30:25 PM
Hmm.. my marching knowledge may be a little dusty, but isn't the inside column not supposed to turn their head?

Or maybe they just do it different in Canada, eh? But still mighty cool of them to do so, regardless.
 
2009-03-03 04:31:38 PM
I love to see things like this. Lifts the spirit.


Very classy Canada.
 
2009-03-03 04:37:36 PM
jackbooty: but isn't the inside column not supposed to turn their head?

See, here in America we do it the way you're thinking. You know, so someone is still basically paying attention to where the fark we're going. The rest of the world, not so much. Might have something to do with why we're constantly bailing people out of world wars.
 
2009-03-03 04:42:32 PM
+1

Thanks, subby.
 
2009-03-03 04:45:36 PM
Theological Farker: Might have something to do with why we're constantly bailing people out of world wars.

4/10
 
2009-03-03 04:46:56 PM
Aww. Very nice. +1

Oh_Enough_Already: In America he'd...

Whatever, dude.
 
2009-03-03 04:59:16 PM
Theological Farker: jackbooty: but isn't the inside column not supposed to turn their head?

See, here in America we do it the way you're thinking. You know, so someone is still basically paying attention to where the fark we're going.


In Canada, our soldiers are capable of walking in a straight line for five seconds without an entire row of soldiers "navigating." ;)
 
2009-03-03 05:09:35 PM
Good for the kid. Good on the troops. Class act all the way.

I was going to call "fake" but, the off screen laugh when the troops acknowledge the kid seems genuine.

Also... couldn't they have made that clip about half as long, and done without (or turned down) the damn music. All that waiting sucked, especially since we knew that the payoff was going to be. Furthermore, I know it's the Canadian National Anthem, but as Canadians, we're only supposed to have to listen to it at the beginning of hockey games, on Remembrance Day and when the CBC ends it's programming day.
 
2009-03-03 05:19:10 PM
Alacritous: I was going to come in here and make fun of the little kid, but I seem to have something in my eye.

There seems to be a lot of that going around today.

/ *sniff*
// +1
 
2009-03-03 05:29:52 PM
Wait...Canada has troops?
 
2009-03-03 05:35:59 PM
Lando Lincoln: Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?

The Canadians played a large part on D-Day, played a large role in liberating Paris, helped push the British over the top in liberating Antwerp Belgium, and liberated most of the Netherlands during WWII, so yeah, they have a reason.
 
2009-03-03 05:41:07 PM
SAAALUTE! (new window)
 
2009-03-03 05:50:36 PM
Everyone is teary eyed because they looked at the kid saluting them? Maybe I'm missing something.
 
2009-03-03 05:50:38 PM
Winktologist: Oh_Enough_Already: In America he'd be arrested for "ompersonating a soldier" and the cameraman would be beaten, arrested, and charged with "illegally filming troop movements" or some such.

Oh for God's sake, we're not the freakin' USSR. They'd probably just harass the cameraman about permits to film or something, and tell him to move along.


Probably just?

So what you suggest would be OK for them to do?

/and then they came for me
 
2009-03-03 06:02:46 PM
Epsilon: Maybe I'm missing something.

The "eye's right" command with the salute when troops are parading is usually reserved for dignitaries and high ranking officers/officials.

Those troops just paid a very high honor to that little kid.
 
2009-03-03 06:15:34 PM
MooseUpNorth: There seems to be a lot of that going around today.

It's the anthem. Play it with the US anthem, and it justs sorta sounds shiatty.
 
2009-03-03 06:31:37 PM
12349876: Lando Lincoln: Am I the only one wondering what a Belgian boy was doing saluting the Canadian troops? When did Canada invade Belgium?

The Canadians played a large part on D-Day, played a large role in liberating Paris, helped push the British over the top in liberating Antwerp Belgium, and liberated most of the Netherlands during WWII, so yeah, they have a reason.


Yup, and I'm not only touched by the high honor our troops paid the kid, the kid's honoring of our troops is at least as complicit.

/ The belgians and dutch have always treated our guys well.
// My dad says he was very well received when he was there in the 60s.
 
2009-03-03 06:33:46 PM
ballseye: In Canada, our soldiers are capable of walking in a straight line for five seconds without an entire row of soldiers "navigating." ;)

Don't be too hard on them, after all, they got lost for a year. Twice. :D ;)
 
2009-03-03 06:43:07 PM
And a little fracas known as the Great War.

The St Julien Memorial is metres from the spot that Canadian soldiers stood firm in the first chemical attack.

farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2009-03-03 06:55:17 PM
Oh_Enough_Already 2009-03-03 03:57:18 PM
In America he'd be arrested for "ompersonating a soldier" and the cameraman would be beaten, arrested, and charged with "illegally filming troop movements" or some such.


How long have you been a bitter, lost, POS wentz?

All your life or just since your wife left you?
 
2009-03-03 07:01:46 PM
Please. The kid salutes cyclists at the beginning of the clip. Do they look like Canadian troops? The kid is a bit slow in my opinion.
 
2009-03-03 07:02:26 PM
Damn, that was cool.

+1
 
2009-03-03 07:04:14 PM
MoistenedBint: Kay, so I saw this video early this morning, and I sent it over to Ernie at Ehowa.com, and then it appears here later on. So can I say I finally got something greenlit here sorta kinda?

Oh nevermind.


You may not. You receive no greenlight, and may god have mercy on you soul.
 
2009-03-03 07:18:56 PM
Redscum: ballseye: Theological Farker: jackbooty: but isn't the inside column not supposed to turn their head?

See, here in America we do it the way you're thinking. You know, so someone is still basically paying attention to where the fark we're going.

In Canada, our soldiers are capable of walking in a straight line for five seconds without an entire row of soldiers "navigating." ;)


Indeed. Well played good sir. *golf clap*
 
2009-03-03 07:29:05 PM
tribal warefare continues to be what the human race does best. Let's salute everyone and pin a medal on them as well.
 
2009-03-03 07:30:02 PM
First of all, to honor the verbal pummeling I received in a bar a few years ago from someone from Chile, Canadians ARE American. So, there's that...

This is the type of video that identifies those among us (probably myself included) who may be WAY too cynical. This was very sweet... let's just leave it at that.


///eyes forward (or whatever)...
 
2009-03-03 07:34:29 PM
ltdanman44: tribal warefare continues to be what the human race does best. Let's salute everyone and pin a medal on them as well.

This medal here's for typing....and the purpler heart is from a paperclip fight...
 
2009-03-03 07:35:02 PM
aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
 
2009-03-03 07:35:33 PM
Boris S. Wort: Good for the kid. Good on the troops. Class act all the way.

I was going to call "fake" but, the off screen laugh when the troops acknowledge the kid seems genuine.

Also... couldn't they have made that clip about half as long, and done without (or turned down) the damn music. All that waiting sucked, especially since we knew that the payoff was going to be. Furthermore, I know it's the Canadian National Anthem, but as Canadians, we're only supposed to have to listen to it at the beginning of hockey games, on Remembrance Day and when the CBC ends it's programming day.


Lots of us want to hear the anthem, especially when seeing something this touching. Without the anthem, I probably wouldn't have gotten something in my eye...
 
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