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(Discover)   Is there something you would like to tell us, Canada? Is this aboot the time we made fun of you, eh?   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line 152
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2011-09-09 10:04:22 AM  
We're just trying to see Russia from our backyard.
 
2011-09-09 10:04:59 AM  
publispain.com
 
2011-09-09 10:06:06 AM  
You know who else used arctic dirigibles?

upload.wikimedia.org

Roald Amundsen, that's who.
 
2011-09-09 10:06:59 AM  
All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
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But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.
 
2011-09-09 10:07:20 AM  
I'll say this about Canadians: A good chunk of 'em can hold their drink, and they're fun to hang around with.

/Kinda like the Polish
//Aussies, on the other hand
///The three aussies I met in the Restoration course liked to break shiat when drunk
 
2011-09-09 10:09:07 AM  

indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
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But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.


Welcome to sibling rivalry.Not like you guys are any different.
 
2011-09-09 10:09:56 AM  

indarwinsshadow: But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.


What you need is a cultural ambassador (or ambassadors) to get the US riled up. Get the Epic Meal Time guys, I'm sure they'll help you, if you pay them with enough bacon and cheap whiskey.
 
2011-09-09 10:10:31 AM  
If you Canucks take your health care system and currency exchange rate with you, I wont even fight back.
 
2011-09-09 10:11:29 AM  
Canada has no northern neighbor, except for wee harp seals and lemmings

Typical american map ignorance. In actual fact, there's the U.S.A. (yes, you have a state up there), Russia, Denmark, etc...
 
2011-09-09 10:11:36 AM  
The Royal Canadian Blimp and Snowmobile Force will rule the Arctic!
 
2011-09-09 10:14:04 AM  

indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
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But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.


That's not true, I recently came up with some new rude stuff:
img69.imageshack.us
img823.imageshack.us
 
2011-09-09 10:14:17 AM  

Franko: Canada has no northern neighbor, except for wee harp seals and lemmings

Typical american map ignorance. In actual fact, there's the U.S.A. (yes, you have a state up there), Russia, Denmark, etc...


maps aren't our strong suit
 
2011-09-09 10:14:50 AM  
These guys want to have a word or two...

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2011-09-09 10:15:19 AM  

Milos Hattrick: The Royal Canadian Blimp and Snowmobile Force will rule the Arctic!


Only until the Russians unveil their Bear Cavalry, in which Americans, in typical fashion, will send in apes in power armor.

And then the fight for the last reservoirs of Maple Syrup will begin...
 
2011-09-09 10:15:40 AM  
Marine1 Quote 2011-09-09 10:09:07 AM
indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
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But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

Welcome to sibling rivalry.Not like you guys are any different.


But that's just it. We're not siblings. We're neighbours. And Canada has spent billions of dollars in the past 10 years to satisfy the U.S. governments paranoia about border security, airport security, and the lack of fighting equipment in the military. And we still have to listen to dick heads making jokes about the lack of Canada's contribution to the war on terror. Even after 157+ soldiers died in a war we had nothing to do with. Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?
 
2011-09-09 10:17:41 AM  
"Canada has no northern neighbor"? Farking globes, how do they work? (OK, so you keep going north and then south again for a bit after 90N, but you get the point.)

And you gotta love journalistic second-guessing. Every other day they shift between "what is this strange innovation you're working on? What bogeyman are you worried about?" and "OMG you guys are sooo lame, always fighting the last war!"

indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
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But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.


I think Canada is the shizzle, and I apologize on behalf of my rude countrymen. We would do well to emulate our northern neighbors.
 
2011-09-09 10:17:58 AM  
From the comments:---

@Brian
Is that -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit?


It is the same------ at -40 degrees, the two measures coincide.

/unashamed nerd
//displaced Canadian..in Dubai, where it is +40 for the last few days.
 
2011-09-09 10:19:33 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Marine1 Quote 2011-09-09 10:09:07 AM
indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
.
..
...
But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

Welcome to sibling rivalry.Not like you guys are any different.

But that's just it. We're not siblings. We're neighbours. And Canada has spent billions of dollars in the past 10 years to satisfy the U.S. governments paranoia about border security, airport security, and the lack of fighting equipment in the military. And we still have to listen to dick heads making jokes about the lack of Canada's contribution to the war on terror. Even after 157+ soldiers died in a war we had nothing to do with. Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?


... We're sibling countries. Close history split by different philosophy.

FWIW, I don't ever hear anyone down here trash talking Canada's contribution to the war. And if you're talking about Afghanistan, welcome to NATO...
 
2011-09-09 10:20:24 AM  
We certainly do have a northern neighbour. Russia has repeatedly challenged our sovereignty over the far north by sending ships etc. to 'rattle our chain' and 'claim' our territorial waters as 'open ocean'. Any infrastructure and military presence we can have in our far north is better than nothing. If blimps help to build it, great.

But stealth snowmobiles?????? WTF indeed!!

/I don't say 'eh'
//or Aboot.
/// colour, yes
 
2011-09-09 10:20:42 AM  

CygnusDarius: Only until the Russians unveil their Bear Cavalry, in which Americans, in typical fashion, will send in apes in power armor.


Do they want to live forever?
 
2011-09-09 10:21:19 AM  

CygnusDarius: indarwinsshadow: But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

What you need is a cultural ambassador (or ambassadors) to get the US riled up. Get the Epic Meal Time guys, I'm sure they'll help you, if you pay them with enough bacon and cheap whisky.


FTFY
 
2011-09-09 10:21:26 AM  

Franko: Canada has no northern neighbor, except for wee harp seals and lemmings

Typical american map ignorance. In actual fact, there's the U.S.A. (yes, you have a state up there), Russia, Denmark, etc...


Alaska is to the west and you don't share a border with any of the other countries you named.
 
2011-09-09 10:21:27 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Marine1 Quote 2011-09-09 10:09:07 AM
indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
.
..
...
But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

Welcome to sibling rivalry.Not like you guys are any different.

But that's just it. We're not siblings. We're neighbours. And Canada has spent billions of dollars in the past 10 years to satisfy the U.S. governments paranoia about border security, airport security, and the lack of fighting equipment in the military. And we still have to listen to dick heads making jokes about the lack of Canada's contribution to the war on terror. Even after 157+ soldiers died in a war we had nothing to do with. Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?


Sorry to ruin your Ameri-rage, but the vast majority of Americans actually like Canada. Survey says so. Srsly.
 
2011-09-09 10:22:10 AM  
Hey, don't steal our snow eh.
 
2011-09-09 10:23:16 AM  
That's a pretty condescending piece of writing. I know it's "just" a blog, but Discover magazine has put their name to it. You'd think they would want it to be decently written, not sound like something an ignorant 10-year-old would write.
 
2011-09-09 10:24:29 AM  

Arkanaut: CygnusDarius: indarwinsshadow: But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

What you need is a cultural ambassador (or ambassadors) to get the US riled up. Get the Epic Meal Time guys, I'm sure they'll help you, if you pay them with enough bacon and cheap whisky.

FTFY


Jack Daniel's is whiskey. Scotch is whisky. AFAIK, could be wrong.
 
2011-09-09 10:25:39 AM  
We are also working on mobile igloos, dog-powered hoversleds, and or course self-chilling beer cans.

We're still working out the kinks in our fleet of flying saucers.
 
2011-09-09 10:25:43 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Marine1 Quote 2011-09-09 10:09:07 AM
indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
.
..
...
But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.

Welcome to sibling rivalry.Not like you guys are any different.

But that's just it. We're not siblings. We're neighbours. And Canada has spent billions of dollars in the past 10 years to satisfy the U.S. governments paranoia about border security, airport security, and the lack of fighting equipment in the military. And we still have to listen to dick heads making jokes about the lack of Canada's contribution to the war on terror. Even after 157+ soldiers died in a war we had nothing to do with. Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?


We're siblings. At least half-siblings. We have the same father (England) but different mothers (France vs. Spain).
 
2011-09-09 10:28:09 AM  
www.omrlp.com
Canada's Air Guard

fire-eyes.org
Canada's Navy

rainerzill.files.wordpress.com
Canada's Army

/hot/hot/hot
//unlike our northern neighbor...cold/cold/cold
///where do you think they invented the saying "three dog night"?
 
2011-09-09 10:28:22 AM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: "Canada has no northern neighbor"? Farking globes, how do they work? (OK, so you keep going north and then south again for a bit after 90N, but you get the point.)


In Ultima 6, if I correctly recall, you sail all the way to the top of the world, and only run into "ethereal void".
 
2011-09-09 10:28:31 AM  
I'm still searching for the elusive Canadian that actually says it "aboot".
 
2011-09-09 10:29:39 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: /I don't say 'eh'
//or Aboot.
/// colour, yes


Maybe not, but I bet you say "soory" without even realizing it.
 
2011-09-09 10:29:43 AM  
Yes, what could Canada possibly want to protect in the north?

media.mcclatchydc.com

/cold
 
2011-09-09 10:30:31 AM  

indarwinsshadow: But that's just it. We're not siblings. We're neighbours. And Canada has spent billions of dollars in the past 10 years to satisfy the U.S. governments paranoia about border security, airport security, and the lack of fighting equipment in the military. And we still have to listen to dick heads making jokes about the lack of Canada's contribution to the war on terror. Even after 157+ soldiers died in a war we had nothing to do with. Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?


Every once in a while? Do you know how we know you don't have any siblings?

//I blame the NHL.
 
2011-09-09 10:31:20 AM  
biatching in this thread aside, Those blimps... 55 tons? Seriously?


I understand they are probably slow as sin, but I see that being very very useful for remote rocky regions. How are the winds up North and how well can they handle them?
 
2011-09-09 10:32:21 AM  
>The floating objects are NOT blimps, says Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company that makes them and is selling 45 to Canadian flight company Discovery Air-they're lighter-than-air vessels.



It's a RIGID AIRSHIP, not a blimp!
 
2011-09-09 10:32:46 AM  

indarwinsshadow: All kidding aside. Canada is spending billions on upgrading it's military and presence world wide. We have the money and we have the oil. Americans should be damned grateful that Canada lives beside them and has the same cultural interests.
.
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...
But they're not. All we ever here is the same rude shiat over and over.


fark you. I'm crazy grateful for our neighbors up north. They have been our staunchest allies for decades. And anyone who doesn't think the Canadian military is top-notch deserves all the ridicule in the world.
 
2011-09-09 10:33:44 AM  
Ah bloody hell, pic was too big and I hit post on accident. Welp, here's the link at least...

http://i.imgur.com/6HAbL.png
 
2011-09-09 10:34:51 AM  

The-Brain: I'm still searching for the elusive Canadian that actually says it "aboot".


It's pretty common in the part of Ontario near Michigan. Try Windsor.
 
2011-09-09 10:34:58 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Every once in a while, don't you just want to biatch slap your brother if he bugs you enough?


Do it, creep. See what happens. I double dare you.
 
2011-09-09 10:36:31 AM  

LostInTO: Hey, don't steal our snow eh.


A licky-boom-boom down.
 
2011-09-09 10:38:06 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Franko: Canada has no northern neighbor, except for wee harp seals and lemmings

Typical american map ignorance. In actual fact, there's the U.S.A. (yes, you have a state up there), Russia, Denmark, etc...

Alaska is to the west and you don't share a border with any of the other countries you named.


No, but they sure do like to send their submarines and ice-breakers through our waters.
 
2011-09-09 10:38:40 AM  
In all honesty, I'm hoping that's typical blogger misunderstanding when they say "helium-filled"

With helium supplies dwindling at an alarming rate, I fail to see how those blimps could be affordably filled with anything but hydrogen.

Then, of course, ohthehugemanatee.jpg

/canadian
//didn't know about our stealth blimps
///we rock
 
2011-09-09 10:39:39 AM  
We have Americans, Russian, and even the Danes claiming parts of our northern territory. There's no real geographical basis for these claims, either. It's kind of a "because fark you, that's why" situation.

The rest of the world ignored our arctic for centuries, except to occasionally point and go "Brrr!"
Now that it appears to have economic significance (Northwest passage, oil, etc), to see all of you take an interest is ire-raising and pathetically transparent.
 
2011-09-09 10:44:18 AM  
Helpful tip on the use of "eh" in Canadian jokes. You can just use it to replace "huh" in an otherwise American sentence, because "eh" turns a statement into a question. For example, in the headline, subby would have been better of writing "this is aboot the time we made fun of you, eh?" There are many subtle variations on how to properly use "eh" in a sentence, but mastery of this basic usage will dramatically improve Canadian joke headlines here on Fark.

/get it together, eh?
//the more you know, eh?
 
2011-09-09 10:46:24 AM  

Marine1: ... We're sibling countries. Close history split by different philosophy.


Cain and Abel were siblings, too, FWIW.


To The Escape Zeppelin!: Franko: Canada has no northern neighbor, except for wee harp seals and lemmings

Typical american map ignorance. In actual fact, there's the U.S.A. (yes, you have a state up there), Russia, Denmark, etc...

Alaska is to the west and you don't share a border with any of the other countries you named.



We definitely share a border with Denmark. Big land mass, named Greenland, ring a bell? International borders don't always mean there's a physical connection.

Russia we only lack an official border with because of the 200-mile limit. So technically the Arctic Ocean isn't part of any nation, but pretending it's not a going concern would be like the US saying Japan wasn't an issue in 1940 because they didn't share a border; there's an ocean between you and them.
 
2011-09-09 10:46:38 AM  
tv_news_guy:

[fire-eyes.org image 435x256]
Canada's Navy



I like how they still managed to keep the Coast Guard's racing strip there. Nice.
 
2011-09-09 10:47:13 AM  
We ARE due reparations for their sending us Celine Dion. I say that entitles us to the province of our choice.
 
2011-09-09 10:49:26 AM  

Kheben: >The floating objects are NOT blimps, says Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company that makes them and is selling 45 to Canadian flight company Discovery Air-they're lighter-than-air vessels.


It's a RIGID AIRSHIP, not a blimp!


Hello, airplanes? This is blimps. You win.
 
2011-09-09 10:49:29 AM  

Aamelrons: biatching in this thread aside, Those blimps... 55 tons? Seriously?


I understand they are probably slow as sin, but I see that being very very useful for remote rocky regions. How are the winds up North and how well can they handle them?


Actually, they can make about 80km/h - more with a tailwind less, with a head wind, as you'd expect. If they can get this up and going it'll completely replace the iceroad trucking industry, especially since they can fly all year round, rather than just the few months that the roads are in condition to drive.

. /got an uncle that's a uni professor in Wnnipeg, he's been pushing for these for years
//dirigible
 
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