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(CBC)   Montreal bylaw requires all dogs to be bi-lingual. Your poodle wants Rosetta Stone   (cbc.ca) divider line 50
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2012-12-14 09:48:34 AM  
FYI: This is That is a satire show.
 
2012-12-14 09:49:43 AM  
Le woof, le bow-wow, le grrrrrrrr.

Je veux le bifteck.
 
2012-12-14 09:53:59 AM  
t2.gstatic.com

Oh Canada!
 
2012-12-14 10:40:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: FYI: This is That is a satire show.


An occasionally brilliant one too. I got into my car a few weeks ago in the middle of one of their segments (I think the premise was an interview with an economist who wants us to stop calling the dollar the "loonie") and listened to it for a few minutes with varying degrees of "wtf is this guy's problem?" before I finally figured out it was satire.
 
2012-12-14 11:12:14 AM  
www.freakingnews.com

Typical bilingual dog.
 
2012-12-14 11:32:31 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [t2.gstatic.com image 306x165]

Oh Canada!


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2012-12-14 11:33:27 AM  
^^^^Amos Quito^^^^==== BRILLIANT!
 
2012-12-14 11:36:49 AM  
I want an off-leash cat park in my town!
 
2012-12-14 11:39:40 AM  
Socialists amd Democrats looooooooooooove to make new laws 


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2012-12-14 11:40:13 AM  
Just bi-lingual? Those doggies can be glad they don't live in South Africa with 11 official languages.
 
2012-12-14 11:41:09 AM  
I just want the hottie pitching Rosetta Stone. You can keep the software!

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GIS: Lesley Ann Machado. You're welcome.
 
2012-12-14 11:44:23 AM  
Not once, but twice I've been suckered by turning on a This is That program in the middle and thinking it's a genuine news segment. A bunch of their stories are goofy Onion-style stuff, but a lot of the time they take something you could almost expect happening and treat it completely seriously.
 
2012-12-14 11:44:43 AM  
The real genius of This is That is that they sound exactly like every other overly earnest show on CBC. The same bland voices and the same phony excitement and forced enthusiasm. The first time I heard the show I had no idea it was satire for about 10 minutes, then the story got to be over melodramatic even by the unspeakably lame standards of the CBC. So I went to their website and confirmed that it was indeed satire. But during the show itself everything is played straight. They once acknowledged being surprised that their news show was nominated for a comedy award, but even that was played perfectly straight. While a few stories go on well after the joke is played out, and some of the humour would be lost on a non-Canadian audience (Labrador getting a limousine or Mississauga finally discovering it has a downtown) it is still a consistently good show. Which is a rare thing for CBC radio and unheard of on CBC television.
 
2012-12-14 11:44:58 AM  
Meanwhile cats can ignore you in many languages.

Fark In The Duck: I just want the hottie pitching Rosetta Stone. You can keep the software!

[i536.photobucket.com image 416x209][i536.photobucket.com image 313x475]

GIS: Lesley Ann Machado. You're welcome.


I pointed out they were using her hardware to sell software.
 
2012-12-14 11:45:13 AM  

Fark In The Duck: I just want the hottie pitching Rosetta Stone. You can keep the software!

[i536.photobucket.com image 416x209][i536.photobucket.com image 313x475]

GIS: Lesley Ann Machado. You're welcome.


o la la - viens ici, madesmoiselle.
 
2012-12-14 11:45:17 AM  
And PETA will want all humans to be fluent in dog.
 
2012-12-14 11:48:23 AM  

costermonger: Tr0mBoNe: FYI: This is That is a satire show.

An occasionally brilliant one too. I got into my car a few weeks ago in the middle of one of their segments (I think the premise was an interview with an economist who wants us to stop calling the dollar the "loonie") and listened to it for a few minutes with varying degrees of "wtf is this guy's problem?" before I finally figured out it was satire.


They got me a few weeks ago with a story about a woman who had visual allergies. As in she would break out in hives at the sight of certain colours, types of clothing, etc. She was sueing her university as they would not make changes to accommodate her.
 
2012-12-14 11:49:08 AM  

wildcardjack: Meanwhile cats can ignore you in many languages.

Fark In The Duck: I just want the hottie pitching Rosetta Stone. You can keep the software!

[i536.photobucket.com image 416x209][i536.photobucket.com image 313x475]

GIS: Lesley Ann Machado. You're welcome.

I pointed out they were using her hardwarefirmware to sell software.


I hate silicone implants. Saline is much better. Natural is best.
 
2012-12-14 11:50:06 AM  
Considering this was coming out of Montreal I actually believed it and googled to see what his politcal affiliations were.

I love the Frenchies but they are F*CKED up, yo.
 
2012-12-14 11:52:42 AM  
I know this is satire, but this is EXACTLY the sort of thing Quebec would try to do.
 
2012-12-14 11:53:48 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: FYI: This is That is a satire show.


The sad part is that I can totally believe some asshat would propose such a law.
 
2012-12-14 11:54:45 AM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: I know this is satire, but this is EXACTLY the sort of thing Quebec would try to do.


That's the key to good satire.
 
2012-12-14 11:55:24 AM  
I'm reminded of Columbo's dog.

"What's his name?"
"He don't got a name. It don't matter what you call him, he don't come."
 
2012-12-14 11:58:12 AM  
Good lord Canadians are dumb.
 
2012-12-14 12:01:08 PM  

Samsquantch: They once acknowledged being surprised that their news show was nominated for a comedy award, but even that was played perfectly straight.


Awesome. I'm gonna have to grab some podcasts.
 
2012-12-14 12:05:00 PM  

Gonad the Ballbarian: Good lord Canadians are dumb.


Uh... you may want to read the thread and rethink that statement, Einstein.
 
2012-12-14 12:05:23 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: I know this is satire, but this is EXACTLY the sort of thing Quebec would try to do.




Their insistence on the bilingual stuff is just creating an underclass of economically-immobile slaves out of the less-brilliant school kids who cannot master English. Their only options are within Quebec, rather than having the freedom to move anywhere in Canada or America.

Anyone who supports enforced bilingualism, at the expense of learning English as a primary language, basically hates the lower class.
 
2012-12-14 12:16:11 PM  
I'm gonna have to start listening to CBC radio... Wonder when this show is on locally?
 
2012-12-14 12:18:38 PM  

costermonger: Tr0mBoNe: FYI: This is That is a satire show.

An occasionally brilliant one too. I got into my car a few weeks ago in the middle of one of their segments (I think the premise was an interview with an economist who wants us to stop calling the dollar the "loonie") and listened to it for a few minutes with varying degrees of "wtf is this guy's problem?" before I finally figured out it was satire.


The other day I heard a convincing argument as to why Toronto should be a UNESCO world heritage site along the lines of machu picchu. How did they build it? Let's not wait 500 years to ask that question when we can *honk* answer it now.
 
2012-12-14 12:23:06 PM  

Samsquantch: still a consistently good show. Which is a rare thing for CBC radio


Quirks and Quarks
The Invisible Hand
The House
The Debaters
Double Exposure (trust me, it was good before it moved to TV and bombed)
and for music, R2 Morning and R2 Drive have DJs that are much more bearable than any commercial station I've heard. 

I mean, you can debate the quality of those individual shows, but I have way more CBC podcasts that I want to listen to than I actually have time to listen to.
 
2012-12-14 12:24:12 PM  
Oh, and Ideas.
 
2012-12-14 01:10:32 PM  

TheSpaceAdmiral: Oh, and Ideas.


No love for Randy's Vinyl Tap?
 
2012-12-14 01:11:01 PM  

fickenchucker: Their insistence on the bilingual stuff is just creating an underclass of economically-immobile slaves out of the less-brilliant school kids who cannot master English.


What insistence on bilingualism? The current govt is actively trying to prevent it.

Their only options are within Quebec, rather than having the freedom to move anywhere in Canada or America.

While I don't think they're actually trying to dumb down people to restrict their options, some people do have a problem with students leaving the province after the govt paid for most of their education.
 
2012-12-14 01:20:05 PM  
I had trouble believing this was satire. They want to add blue farking stripes to the flag, so this wouldn't have surprised me if it was true.
 
2012-12-14 01:20:42 PM  
I guess they're going to have to upgrade the Dog to English translator from Dog, English and French, three way translator.

It shouldn't be too hard, though.

Dogs are like children. They only have to understand one word of command: STOP!

Fortunately, that is one word that is exactly the same in English and French. Don't let the language police tell you it isn't.

This is a pretty good idea slash gag* except for one catch: nobody has any business giving orders to your dog. People have been shot for less. Why would the dogs need to understand anybody but their masters? How would it help?

*To a given value of "good". It is one of those ideas that go around the circle from clever to dumbass.
 
2012-12-14 01:27:49 PM  
That little yellow mutt is the most cartoony dog I've ever seen. He's adorable.

It's like a New Yorker dog cartoon come to life although the "style" is slightly different from the famous George Price's demented pit bulls.
 
2012-12-14 01:34:47 PM  

TheSpaceAdmiral: Samsquantch: still a consistently good show. Which is a rare thing for CBC radio

Quirks and Quarks
The Invisible Hand
The House
The Debaters
Double Exposure (trust me, it was good before it moved to TV and bombed)
and for music, R2 Morning and R2 Drive have DJs that are much more bearable than any commercial station I've heard. 

I mean, you can debate the quality of those individual shows, but I have way more CBC podcasts that I want to listen to than I actually have time to listen to.


I will grant you that Ideas and Quirks and Quarks are usually very good. Can't agree on the rest, especially not The Debaters, in which 4th rate "comedians" are given air time based solely on being Canadian rather than actually being funny - something that show consistently fails to do. And CBC is also guilty of giving Stuart McLean a national platform and a paycheque for a show which consists entirely of ripping off Garrison Keillor - and he doesn't even do it well. And I won't even start on the weapons grade douchebagery of Jian Ghomeshi or (in the GTA) the execrable Matt Galloway (indeed, the entire Metro Morning crew) and his social media obsession that even a 13 year old girl would think a bit too enthusiastic.

Of course, that just like my opinion, man, and since we are Canadians, we can probably just politely agree to disagree.
 
2012-12-14 01:46:04 PM  

Samsquantch: ... are given air time based solely on being Canadian...


Um, yeah, it's CBC radio. That is what they do. Don't like it? Listen to commercial radio.
 
2012-12-14 02:02:38 PM  

good_2_go: Samsquantch: ... are given air time based solely on being Canadian...

Um, yeah, it's CBC radio. That is what they do. Don't like it? Listen to commercial radio.


Given all the really excellent comedians that Canada has produced over the years, it certainly seems possible that they could find guests that were both Canadian AND funny. It would make for a better comedy program. Yet this never happens. Which is all the more reason that This is That is such a standout.
 
2012-12-14 02:09:13 PM  

Gonad the Ballbarian: Good lord Canadians are dumb.


Apparently Americans are dumb too.
(Maybe even more so, since this "news" was a joke.)
 
2012-12-14 02:26:58 PM  
This is That is awesome. This particular piece is quite funny, especially the Jacques Perizeau part.
 
2012-12-14 03:20:55 PM  

Flab: fickenchucker: Their insistence on the bilingual stuff is just creating an underclass of economically-immobile slaves out of the less-brilliant school kids who cannot master English.

What insistence on bilingualism? The current govt is actively trying to prevent it.


Then the current government is on the correct path. But there has been a concerted effort to build up the French language within Quebec that far surpasses it's long-term usefulness. There is no reason in this era why a waitress within a few miles of Ontario or America cannot take my order without getting a manager, who can still barely take a food order.


Flab: Their only options are within Quebec, rather than having the freedom to move anywhere in Canada or America.

While I don't think they're actually trying to dumb down people to restrict their options, some people do have a problem with students leaving the province after the govt paid for most of their education.



You're soft-denying reality and empathizing with evil by answering that way. Every Provisional/State government supports the educational system, and getting annoyed people move around is like saying someone who grew up or went to college in Illinois should be restricted from moving to California or Canada.
 
2012-12-14 04:39:51 PM  
Did they get this story from the Onion?
 
2012-12-14 05:15:09 PM  
I doubt most Anglo-Canadians know enough French to qualify.
 
2012-12-14 11:03:20 PM  

Samsquantch: TheSpaceAdmiral: Samsquantch: still a consistently good show. Which is a rare thing for CBC radio

Quirks and Quarks
The Invisible Hand
The House
The Debaters
Double Exposure (trust me, it was good before it moved to TV and bombed)
and for music, R2 Morning and R2 Drive have DJs that are much more bearable than any commercial station I've heard. 

I mean, you can debate the quality of those individual shows, but I have way more CBC podcasts that I want to listen to than I actually have time to listen to.

I will grant you that Ideas and Quirks and Quarks are usually very good. Can't agree on the rest, especially not The Debaters, in which 4th rate "comedians" are given air time based solely on being Canadian rather than actually being funny - something that show consistently fails to do. And CBC is also guilty of giving Stuart McLean a national platform and a paycheque for a show which consists entirely of ripping off Garrison Keillor - and he doesn't even do it well. And I won't even start on the weapons grade douchebagery of Jian Ghomeshi or (in the GTA) the execrable Matt Galloway (indeed, the entire Metro Morning crew) and his social media obsession that even a 13 year old girl would think a bit too enthusiastic.

Of course, that just like my opinion, man, and since we are Canadians, we can probably just politely agree to disagree.


CBC personality I would most like to somehow slap over the radio: Grant Lawrence. Honorary mention: Jian Ghomeshi when he monologues or gets defensive during interviews.
 
2012-12-14 11:09:16 PM  
Dogs in North Vancouver are already biligual.

www.relocation2bc.com
 
2012-12-14 11:26:32 PM  

fickenchucker: Flab: fickenchucker: Their insistence on the bilingual stuff is just creating an underclass of economically-immobile slaves out of the less-brilliant school kids who cannot master English.

What insistence on bilingualism? The current govt is actively trying to prevent it.

Then the current government is on the correct path.


Looks like my comment went right over your head. The current govt. is trying to PREVENT francophones from going to english daycares and colleges (grade scholl is already mostly off-limits). There is no insistance on bilingualism, they want Quebecers to be unilingual french speakers
 
2012-12-15 03:00:35 AM  

brantgoose:
Dogs are like children. They only have to understand one word of command: STOP!


Really? How do you tell your kids to clean their room just using "stop"? And get your dog to come back? Just tell him to stop in any direction that's not aimed at you?
 
2012-12-15 03:04:59 AM  

cedarpark: Dogs in North Vancouver are already biligual.

[www.relocation2bc.com image 480x360]


All I was able to think was, "That weatherbeaten old home has to be at least 1.5 mil."
 
2012-12-15 09:45:17 AM  

starsrift: cedarpark: Dogs in North Vancouver are already biligual.

[www.relocation2bc.com image 480x360]

All I was able to think was, "That weatherbeaten old home has to be at least 1.5 mil."


No kidding, eh? My dad's friend just sold his Dollarton house for 1.4 (early 80s, view of Indian Arm).
 
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