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2013-08-21 04:54:35 PM
Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?
 
2013-08-21 05:44:21 PM

Mugato: Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?


Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman, is from Toronto.  While the Toronto Star served as an early prototype for the Daily Planet in the comic, Metropolis has always been considered a fictional NYC, or at the very least a fictional city somewhere in the US.

Wolverine, OTOH, is a character whose fictional origins are in Alberta.  He was conceived by Brooklynite John Romita Sr.

side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.
 
2013-08-21 06:04:12 PM
You can't lick it
 
2013-08-21 06:08:51 PM

unyon: side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.


`Having a farkton of snow doesn't cut it?
 
2013-08-21 06:33:20 PM
nowadays, a stamp and envelope is the most secure way to communicate.  Why don't they have Snowden be their Jared?
 
2013-08-21 06:33:22 PM

unyon: Mugato: Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?

Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman, is from Toronto.  While the Toronto Star served as an early prototype for the Daily Planet in the comic, Metropolis has always been considered a fictional NYC, or at the very least a fictional city somewhere in the US.

Wolverine, OTOH, is a character whose fictional origins are in Alberta.  He was conceived by Brooklynite John Romita Sr.

side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.


Yah but how exciting would it be to read about a character who works the rigs 4 months of the year and then sits around on EI in bars for the other 8?  There's only so many one-sided fights with random white collars from Toronto you could tolerate before they all blur together.
 
2013-08-21 06:36:26 PM

unyon: As fifth generation Albertan


My condolences...
 
2013-08-21 06:47:02 PM

Solon Isonomia: Having a farkton of snow doesn't cut it?


There weren't enough Igloos and log cabins.
 
2013-08-21 06:47:30 PM
Should've used some Shuster artwork.
 
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2013-08-21 06:54:07 PM
Draw a pair of glasses on it and suddenly it's worthless.

Who ever heard of a reporter getting a stamp.
 
2013-08-21 07:17:53 PM
Gotta love CanadaPost. I bid on a new 3 axis cnc controller board that was up on ebay and won. It was in Vancouver, I'm in Ontario near Toronto. It weighs about .245 kg (about 8 and a half ounces). It took 12 days and cost $12.45 to ship, regular shipping. Worst f*cking postal service on the planet. I've had things shipped from Hong Kong or mainland China by regular post that got here in 5 business days and cost less than 5 dollars.
 
2013-08-21 07:38:53 PM

unyon: Mugato: Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?

Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman, is from Toronto.  While the Toronto Star served as an early prototype for the Daily Planet in the comic, Metropolis has always been considered a fictional NYC, or at the very least a fictional city somewhere in the US.

Wolverine, OTOH, is a character whose fictional origins are in Alberta.  He was conceived by Brooklynite John Romita Sr.

side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.


Not enough people whining about leaving Canada because Ontario doesn't understand them?
 
2013-08-21 07:47:51 PM

indarwinsshadow: Gotta love CanadaPost. I bid on a new 3 axis cnc controller board that was up on ebay and won. It was in Vancouver, I'm in Ontario near Toronto. It weighs about .245 kg (about 8 and a half ounces). It took 12 days and cost $12.45 to ship, regular shipping. Worst f*cking postal service on the planet. I've had things shipped from Hong Kong or mainland China by regular post that got here in 5 business days and cost less than 5 dollars.


I love how it usually costs me twice as much to send something from Canada to Japan as it does the reverse.

Example:

1kg box, from Japan to Canada via EMS: 2400 yen (~$25), has tracking, will probably take 3-4 days.
Same, from Canada to Japan, via cheapass small packet airmail: $38, will probably take a couple of weeks. Cheapest service with tracking is $97.
 
2013-08-21 07:52:38 PM

trialpha: indarwinsshadow: Gotta love CanadaPost. I bid on a new 3 axis cnc controller board that was up on ebay and won. It was in Vancouver, I'm in Ontario near Toronto. It weighs about .245 kg (about 8 and a half ounces). It took 12 days and cost $12.45 to ship, regular shipping. Worst f*cking postal service on the planet. I've had things shipped from Hong Kong or mainland China by regular post that got here in 5 business days and cost less than 5 dollars.

I love how it usually costs me twice as much to send something from Canada to Japan as it does the reverse.

Example:

1kg box, from Japan to Canada via EMS: 2400 yen (~$25), has tracking, will probably take 3-4 days.
Same, from Canada to Japan, via cheapass small packet airmail: $38, will probably take a couple of weeks. Cheapest service with tracking is $97.


Disgusting isn't it? But if we use FedEx or UPS they tack on a large customs fee's. We can't win.
 
2013-08-21 08:18:21 PM
Canadian stamps don't technically have a "face value" anymore.
 
2013-08-21 08:27:00 PM
 
2013-08-21 08:28:11 PM
What is wrong with Canada Post? How else am I to receive my shipments of junk from the Far East?
 
2013-08-21 09:30:54 PM
Say what you will, at least Canada's post office is solvent.

http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/annualreport.jsf

Of course, not having one political party trying to kill it helps.
 
2013-08-21 09:31:44 PM
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"Superman? Who the hell is Superman?"
 
2013-08-21 09:41:18 PM

yeegrek: Say what you will, at least Canada's post office is solvent.

http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/annualreport.jsf

Of course, not having one political party trying to kill it helps.


Especially impressive when you have to deliver to a place that smells of rotten meat.
 
2013-08-21 09:57:38 PM

AliceBToklasLives: yeegrek: Say what you will, at least Canada's post office is solvent.

http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/annualreport.jsf

Of course, not having one political party trying to kill it helps.

Especially impressive when you have to deliver to a place that smells of rotten meat.


Burlington only smells like that around the factories.  Once you get used to the smell of melted hog fat, you'll wonder how you ever did without it
 
2013-08-21 11:48:04 PM
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-21 11:52:13 PM

BumpInTheNight: unyon: Mugato: Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?

Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman, is from Toronto.  While the Toronto Star served as an early prototype for the Daily Planet in the comic, Metropolis has always been considered a fictional NYC, or at the very least a fictional city somewhere in the US.

Wolverine, OTOH, is a character whose fictional origins are in Alberta.  He was conceived by Brooklynite John Romita Sr.

side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.

Yah but how exciting would it be to read about a character who works the rigs 4 months of the year and then sits around on EI in bars for the other 8?  There's only so many one-sided fights with random white collars from Toronto you could tolerate before they all blur together.


Try works 4 months of the year, makes in many cases up to 100k laughs at the rest of you bastards going to an office every day.  You don't get EI if you make real money.

grokca: unyon: Mugato: Isn't Wolverine more of a Canadian hero than the "Truth Justice and the American Way" guy?

Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman, is from Toronto.  While the Toronto Star served as an early prototype for the Daily Planet in the comic, Metropolis has always been considered a fictional NYC, or at the very least a fictional city somewhere in the US.

Wolverine, OTOH, is a character whose fictional origins are in Alberta.  He was conceived by Brooklynite John Romita Sr.

side rant: As fifth generation Albertan and longtime comic reader, I have yet to see a writer or artist do a Wolverine issue and convince me that they have, in fact, ever been to Alberta.

Not enough people whining about leaving Canada because Ontario doesn't understand them?


Nah we don't care anymore, it's more of an annoyance at this point.  Kind of like looking at your sibling that's still living at home even though mom and dad really want him to move out and get a job

/I kid
//sort of
///In the field building my banked time back up
////Have enough to take another 8 paid weeks off this year assuming I don't put in any more overtime
 
2013-08-21 11:53:29 PM
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-21 11:55:43 PM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-21 11:58:23 PM
Stamps?

Canada reaching for any fraction of credit for the Superman empire?

What the hell is happening?
 
2013-08-22 12:08:43 AM

tomerson: Stamps?

Canada reaching for any fraction of credit for the Superman empire?

What the hell is happening?


You will also be pissed when you find out where the guy that invented basketball, the guy who created insulin for diabetics, not to mention many more are from...
 
2013-08-22 02:15:36 AM
Can a fellow Canadian post the YouTube link to the Canadian Heritage moment about Superman?

I'm on mobile and can't do it.
 
2013-08-22 03:25:55 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: tomerson: Stamps?

Canada reaching for any fraction of credit for the Superman empire?

What the hell is happening?

You will also be pissed when you find out where the guy that invented basketball, the guy who created insulin for diabetics, not to mention many more are from.


That's what you got?  I'll give you Banting, but you don't get the others, especially Shuster.
 
2013-08-22 06:13:40 AM

cfletch13: Can a fellow Canadian post the YouTube link to the Canadian Heritage moment about Superman?

I'm on mobile and can't do it.


Yes. Yes I can
 
2013-08-22 08:26:36 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Try works 4 months of the year, makes in many cases up to 100k laughs at the rest of you bastards going to an office every day. You don't get EI if you make real money.


You likely work more hours in those four months then I do in all twelve, and your doing it in an environment of crippling isolation and with cost of living that is priced so far over market value it'd make a Vancoverian real estate tycoon blush.  How much is left after gambling, whores, inuit child custody battles and the bottle though?  I agree 100K is a very handsome price for blue collar work, but middling of the lower barrel for white collar.

I know I mentioned one-sided fights, but I kinda envisioned it'd be the other way around. ;)

/I know, thinker work isn't for everyone and the rigs are a great way to make ends meet while escaping your demons
 
2013-08-22 11:04:24 AM
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Vindicator (Heather Hudson) for your consideration.
 
2013-08-22 11:48:19 AM

BumpInTheNight: Yah but how exciting would it be to read about a character who works the rigs 4 months of the year and then sits around on EI in bars for the other 8?


You know how I know you haven't tried to collect EI this century? But why let that stop you from making asinine comments eh?
 
2013-08-22 01:48:37 PM

BumpInTheNight: Representative of the unwashed masses: Try works 4 months of the year, makes in many cases up to 100k laughs at the rest of you bastards going to an office every day. You don't get EI if you make real money.

You likely work more hours in those four months then I do in all twelve, and your doing it in an environment of crippling isolation and with cost of living that is priced so far over market value it'd make a Vancoverian real estate tycoon blush.  How much is left after gambling, whores, inuit child custody battles and the bottle though?  I agree 100K is a very handsome price for blue collar work, but middling of the lower barrel for white collar.

I know I mentioned one-sided fights, but I kinda envisioned it'd be the other way around. ;)

/I know, thinker work isn't for everyone and the rigs are a great way to make ends meet while escaping your demons


I'm a hyedrogeologist sparky, I work in the field a lot in the winter as well as pull full time in an office the rest of the time when I am not doing field work.

I also live in downtown Calgary.

Try again/
 
2013-08-22 04:42:32 PM

Hiro-ACiD: BumpInTheNight: Yah but how exciting would it be to read about a character who works the rigs 4 months of the year and then sits around on EI in bars for the other 8?

You know how I know you haven't tried to collect EI this century? But why let that stop you from making asinine comments eh?


What century was Wolverine growing up in Alberta then, exactly, hotshot?

Representative of the unwashed masses: I'm a hyedrogeologist sparky, I work in the field a lot in the winter as well as pull full time in an office the rest of the time when I am not doing field work


So that whole laughing at sclubs who work in offices the other 8 months of the year was a lie eh?  Good times.
 
2013-08-22 05:32:53 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Should've used some Shuster artwork.


This. Seriously, what is this? 1994? Fark Lee.
 
2013-08-22 10:52:13 PM

BumpInTheNight: So that whole laughing at sclubs who work in offices the other 8 months of the year was a lie eh?  Good times.


nope I have spent a lot of time around a lot of people that do work winters on the rigs though.  Then they spend the rest of the year farming etc.  Point being that you greatly underestimate how hard people work out here.  Sure we make good money and have good toys, but we do it the old fashioned way.

We earn it.
 
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