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(Global News (Canada))   Even Canada's vandals do it better as they match typeface of roadsigns: "Where it used to say 'City of Champions' now said 'Suck it Calgary'"   (globalnews.ca) divider line 93
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2013-10-03 02:10:26 PM
Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.
 
2013-10-03 02:11:41 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.


Aaaaaand we're done here.
 
2013-10-03 02:21:30 PM

Rev.K: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Aaaaaand we're done here.


Nope. Nobody has mentioned Winnipeg yet.
 
2013-10-03 02:46:10 PM
SURRENDER DOROTHY
 
2013-10-03 02:47:31 PM
by matching typeface do you mean not matching typeface?
 
2013-10-03 02:53:18 PM
I want to buy this guy a beer. Also, those are still better than the slogan that city council has been throwing around to replace "City of Champions"

/do something?
//do what, not repair potholes
///slashies
 
2013-10-03 02:54:11 PM
Heh, that's pretty awesome.
 
2013-10-03 02:54:57 PM
Damn that made me laugh. Then I cried....

/stuck in South Dakota
//at least I'm not stuck in a Cleveland suburb anymore
///we're not Detroit!
 
2013-10-03 02:57:19 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-03 02:58:35 PM
City of champions? Last I checked, that was pittsburgh:

4 World Series
6 Super Bowls
3 Stanley cups

What did Calgary win?

//just sayin...
 
2013-10-03 02:59:21 PM
Eh fark Edmonton too...
 
2013-10-03 02:59:53 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.


Nobody "lives" in Edmonton. More like "exists in quiet desperation momentarily alleviated by binge drinking".
 
2013-10-03 03:03:18 PM

bigsmellypenis: City of champions? Last I checked, that was pittsburgh:

4 World Series
6 Super Bowls
3 Stanley cups

What did Calgary win?

//just sayin...


not sure if serious...
 
2013-10-03 03:04:24 PM

baconbeard: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Nobody "lives" in Edmonton. More like "exists in quiet desperation momentarily alleviated by binge drinking".


Dont forget the hookers & blow. The driving force behind the city of edmonton.

still the only city I have ever seen with street signs warning you about the prostitutes. 118 ave what a shiathole
 
2013-10-03 03:04:46 PM
The speed traps thing is dead-on. Photo radar every 2 feet in that place.
 
2013-10-03 03:05:32 PM
Apparently 6 signs were re-done, but looking around the various news stories I only found 5 of them:

City of Speed Traps
City of Shenanigans
City of Champignons
Road Construction City
Suck it Calgary
 
2013-10-03 03:07:41 PM

bigsmellypenis: City of champions? Last I checked, that was pittsburgh:

4 World Series
6 Super Bowls
3 Stanley cups

What did Calgary win?

//just sayin...


For me..

11 World series
1 Super bowl
0 Stanley cups :(
 
2013-10-03 03:07:49 PM
plenty of ass kivking to be had here...

www.worldfootynews.com
 
2013-10-03 03:11:08 PM

Rev.K: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Aaaaaand we're done here.


^This is the reason why the rest of Canada tells you to suck it.

/You'd kill to have Edmonton's river valley, lack of cowboy hats, festivals, and politics. 
//Edmonton will pass on your concrete maze of a river, rhinestone cowboys, and Steven farking Harper.
///Not religious.  But I'd say your God was trying to tell you something last summer.
 
2013-10-03 03:11:14 PM
toronto
stanley cups =13
grey cups =16
world series=2
 
2013-10-03 03:14:20 PM
Someone did something similar in Vancouver last year.

25.media.tumblr.com

The park is actually Templeton Park, but it's in kind of a gritty neighbourhood and it always has guys hanging out drinking from paper bottles.  Also there's a big wooden sculpture that looks a lot like a reclining man.

Someone matched the font and the logo and the size of Vancouver Park Board signs perfectly.

/more polite canadian vandalism
 
2013-10-03 03:16:10 PM
Hope authorities get a Clearview of the suspects...
 
2013-10-03 03:17:57 PM

bigsmellypenis: City of champions? Last I checked, that was pittsburgh:

4 World Series
6 Super Bowls
3 Stanley cups

What did Calgary win?

//just sayin...


TFA is aboot Edmonton. Ya know that, right?
 
2013-10-03 03:19:20 PM
There used to be a town called Nokia here in Finland. But then...

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-03 03:23:08 PM
This rivalry has gone on forever. Here is a great skit from The Frantics.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwzH716KfE0
 
2013-10-03 03:24:36 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Rev.K: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Aaaaaand we're done here.

^This is the reason why the rest of Canada tells you to suck it.

/You'd kill to have Edmonton's river valley, lack of cowboy hats, festivals, and politics. 
//Edmonton will pass on your concrete maze of a river, rhinestone cowboys, and Steven farking Harper.
///Not religious.  But I'd say your God was trying to tell you something last summer.


I will have you know that the cowboy hats are only around for 10 days out of the year, we don't brag about Harper coming from here, and we planned that flood. Some of us that live by the river wanted pools in our backyard. But you go ahead and keep up the stereotypes, at least you sound like you are from Edmonton, oh and look, your picture tells me you even look like you are! How delightful.
 
2013-10-03 03:26:21 PM

paswa17: Apparently 6 signs were re-done, but looking around the various news stories I only found 5 of them:

City of Speed Traps
City of Shenanigans
City of Champignons
Road Construction City
Suck it Calgary


I think the last one is City of Potholes
 
2013-10-03 03:31:07 PM

Methos: paswa17: Apparently 6 signs were re-done, but looking around the various news stories I only found 5 of them:

City of Speed Traps
City of Shenanigans
City of Champignons
Road Construction City
Suck it Calgary

I think the last one is City of Potholes


Saw that too, but it seemed to be a suggestion from a 'opinion of a random person we found'. Maybe not.


Oh, and 'City of Champions' refers to how well the city reacted to a tornado downtown in '87 - or so I read.
 
2013-10-03 03:32:58 PM
I like Edmonton TTYTT.
 
2013-10-03 03:42:54 PM
bigsmellypenis City of champions? Last I checked, that was pittsburgh

Wharr's the O'Brien Trophy?  Ironmen or Rens never picked one up?
 
2013-10-03 03:48:50 PM
-2 points for not also being in French

images114.fotki.com
 
2013-10-03 03:53:21 PM

Whiskey Dickens: You'd kill to have Edmonton's river valley, lack of cowboy hats, festivals, and politics.


No, I wouldn't.

Whiskey Dickens: Edmonton will pass on your concrete maze of a river, rhinestone cowboys, and Steven farking Harper.


Oh yes, I forgot, Edmonton is a federal Liberal paradise.

Whiskey Dickens: Not religious.  But I'd say your God was trying to tell you something last summer.


Isn't that wonderful. You mean that flood that killed people and still has some displaced from their homes 100 days later? That's a pretty classy move there, chief. Way to take the high ground.
 
2013-10-03 03:57:57 PM
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-10-03 03:58:09 PM

Rev.K: Whiskey Dickens: You'd kill to have Edmonton's river valley, lack of cowboy hats, festivals, and politics.

No, I wouldn't.

Whiskey Dickens: Edmonton will pass on your concrete maze of a river, rhinestone cowboys, and Steven farking Harper.

Oh yes, I forgot, Edmonton is a federal Liberal paradise.

Whiskey Dickens: Not religious.  But I'd say your God was trying to tell you something last summer.

Isn't that wonderful. You mean that flood that killed people and still has some displaced from their homes 100 days later? That's a pretty classy move there, chief. Way to take the high ground.


We're from Edmonton - it's what we do.  Having a sense of humor helps us cope, mmm'kay?
 
2013-10-03 04:03:15 PM
City of Champions?

Pffft... there's only one City that matters.

4.bp.blogspot.com


And if you agree, check out Kickstarter for its spiritual successor being built by fans.

www.4gamer.net
 
2013-10-03 04:03:52 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Edmonton

"On July 31, 1987, a devastating tornado (ranked F4 on the Fujita scale) hit the city and killed 27 people. The storm hit the areas of Beaumont, Mill Woods, Bannerman, Fraser, and Evergreen. The day became known as "Black Friday." Then-mayor Laurence Decore cited the community's response to the tornado as evidence that Edmonton was a "city of champions," which later became the city's official slogan."
 
2013-10-03 04:08:20 PM
"You might as well be living in Winnipeg"
 
2013-10-03 04:08:21 PM
Calgary > Any Other Canadian City
 
2013-10-03 04:11:57 PM

Phil Moskowitz: "You might as well be living in Winnipeg"



OK, what is it with Winnipeg? I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago and whenever I'm in a town for any length of time, I find a place to drink. So the place I settled on had a truly great bartender named Mike who was from Winnipeg. He was always making jokes about it, as did a number of the other guys sitting there at the bar. Is it the Canadian equivalent of Detroit? Or what?

/curious
 
2013-10-03 04:12:07 PM

Rev.K: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Aaaaaand we're done here.


No thread, anywhere, has ever stopped when someone made this comment.
 
2013-10-03 04:13:13 PM

Kenny B:


came to post this!
 
2013-10-03 04:15:16 PM

Disgruntled Goat


No thread, anywhere, has ever stopped when someone made this comment.


Go tell it to Flatulent Fox.
 
2013-10-03 04:22:15 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Phil Moskowitz: "You might as well be living in Winnipeg"


OK, what is it with Winnipeg? I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago and whenever I'm in a town for any length of time, I find a place to drink. So the place I settled on had a truly great bartender named Mike who was from Winnipeg. He was always making jokes about it, as did a number of the other guys sitting there at the bar. Is it the Canadian equivalent of Detroit? Or what?

/curious


If winter in Detroit lasted 6+ months and routinely hit -50C out, sure.
 
2013-10-03 04:22:56 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Phil Moskowitz: "You might as well be living in Winnipeg"


OK, what is it with Winnipeg? I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago and whenever I'm in a town for any length of time, I find a place to drink. So the place I settled on had a truly great bartender named Mike who was from Winnipeg. He was always making jokes about it, as did a number of the other guys sitting there at the bar. Is it the Canadian equivalent of Detroit? Or what?

/curious


Beats me. I've been in Winnipeg for two weeks and it's nicer than Calgary.
 
2013-10-03 04:23:44 PM

solyhhit: Calgary > Any Other Canadian City


You got that right.

Edmonton in Winter looks like the above ground cities in The Matrix.
 
2013-10-03 04:26:47 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Phil Moskowitz: "You might as well be living in Winnipeg"


OK, what is it with Winnipeg? I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago and whenever I'm in a town for any length of time, I find a place to drink. So the place I settled on had a truly great bartender named Mike who was from Winnipeg. He was always making jokes about it, as did a number of the other guys sitting there at the bar. Is it the Canadian equivalent of Detroit? Or what?

/curious


Mostly, Winnipeg's problem is that it had huge potential that it didn't fulfill. It was a major transit hub for rail, but when rail faded so did a lot of the Peg's  significance. It had a fairly long period of stagnation, moving up a bit then sliding back down. It's also a  very sprawly city that has extremely cold winters and is prone to periodic flooding. Its a long way from being a Detroit, but you could perhaps compare it to a Cleveland or Pittsburgh.

Any Peggers feel free to correct me here
 
2013-10-03 04:35:17 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: baconbeard: Tr0mBoNe: Anything to help cope with the fact they live in Edmonton.

Nobody "lives" in Edmonton. More like "exists in quiet desperation momentarily alleviated by binge drinking".

Dont forget the hookers & blow. The driving force behind the city of edmonton.

still the only city I have ever seen with street signs warning you about the prostitutes. 118 ave what a shiathole


Everyone comes here to make lots of money, then can't afford to leave.

......Because of the hookers, blow, booze, and apparently snowmobiles.

We're like a venus flytrap for white trash dumbasses.
 
2013-10-03 04:37:17 PM

amishkarl: Any Peggers feel free to correct me here


It really all comes down to climate.

Winnipeg has its share of problems, but if it was located in Southern California you'd have to beat people off with a stick to keep them away. It's a beautiful city that basically exists at the very limit of the mass human habitation zone.

Most of the year is winter, spring and fall last about two weeks each, and while summer weather is great, most people are inside hiding from clouds of mosquitoes that blacken the sky and swarms of angry wasps.
 
2013-10-03 04:37:26 PM

Disgruntled Goat: No thread, anywhere, has ever stopped when someone made this comment.


mjoines.com
 
2013-10-03 04:40:52 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Phil Moskowitz: "You might as well be living in Winnipeg"


OK, what is it with Winnipeg? I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago and whenever I'm in a town for any length of time, I find a place to drink. So the place I settled on had a truly great bartender named Mike who was from Winnipeg. He was always making jokes about it, as did a number of the other guys sitting there at the bar. Is it the Canadian equivalent of Detroit? Or what?

/curious


I would say that Winnipeg = a Canadian mix of Cleveland and Detroit.  It`s a working-class, violent place for Canadian standards, not by American ones though.

Vancouver = Seattle + a touch of Los Angeles

Calgary = equal parts Houston + Denver

Edmonton = Minneapolis

Regina = Kansas City without the right-wing derp

Toronto = Chicago

Montreal = New York

Ottawa = Washington, DC

Halifax = a New England college town ... New Haven, Connecticut, maybe.
 
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