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(CBC)   Canadians more interested in sleeping than partying   (cbc.ca) divider line 39
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2013-12-18 05:39:50 PM  
I compromise by partying until I pass out.
 
2013-12-18 06:10:29 PM  
And people say Canadians are boring.
 
2013-12-18 07:25:38 PM  
Those people must have children.
 
2013-12-18 07:26:18 PM  
Yeah, well, it's winter right now.  We're all due to go into hibernation.  Ask us again when the sun comes back and we emerge from our dens.
 
2013-12-18 07:29:22 PM  
Where was this poll taken? Newfoundland?
 
2013-12-18 07:31:04 PM  
Solution: SLUMBER PARTY!
 
2013-12-18 07:31:15 PM  
Yah I imagine these are the same people that say "I will never drink again!"...every sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday morning.
 
2013-12-18 07:31:42 PM  
The Conference Board of Canada

cdn.self-titledmag.com
 
2013-12-18 07:32:25 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Yah I imagine these are the same people that say "I will never drink again!"...every sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday morning.


Was it Kevin Pollack who did a long comedy rant about this?  "And this time, I mean it!"
 
2013-12-18 07:32:28 PM  
FTA : Canadians with no children in the household got, on average, eight hours 18 minutes of sleep

Are they counting teenagers in there?  Because how the fark does the average get to 8+ hours otherwise?
 
2013-12-18 07:38:43 PM  

FrancoFile: BumpInTheNight: Yah I imagine these are the same people that say "I will never drink again!"...every sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday morning.

Was it Kevin Pollack who did a long comedy rant about this?  "And this time, I mean it!"


I believe it was Larry Miller.
 
2013-12-18 07:39:01 PM  
Parents were also more likely to say they go into work tired every day.


i1116.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-18 07:39:49 PM  
Well, we just spent an entire year working to support a large parasite class. No, no, not some poor person on the street or a welfare mother. I'm talking the real parasites, the neoliberal bureaucracy that uses government power to levy taxes and hands the money to the private friends of the government.

We're working for two. So we need to sleep a bit. So we can be well-rested after a week on non-paid holiday to start paying more in 2014. For the "perfomance bonuses" civil servants get through a private company that doesn't have to make a yearly report of how it spends 50 million of our tax dollars.

http://rideaurecognition.blogspot.ca/

"recognition solutions". Wow.

This is a great book

http://t.co/FGp9RKBWz2

Too bad it's only in French, this is the most important book I've read in the last 5 years. A real eye-opener as to how the power classes get there and stay there, and get bigger.

Hint: It's not through work, creativity, intelligence...
 
2013-12-18 07:44:37 PM  
Are they my age?
I'll bet they're my age.


/old
 
2013-12-18 07:44:41 PM  
Is there a difference between the experiences of sleeping or socializing with Canadians?
 
2013-12-18 07:44:51 PM  
Sleepy head, eh?
 
2013-12-18 07:46:46 PM  
The problem is there's nowhere interesting to go partying to. Plenty of unsavory nightclubs and greasy bars, but the weather limits the opportunities drastically.
 
2013-12-18 07:47:11 PM  

Armand Tanzarian: FrancoFile: BumpInTheNight: Yah I imagine these are the same people that say "I will never drink again!"...every sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday morning.

Was it Kevin Pollack who did a long comedy rant about this?  "And this time, I mean it!"

I believe it was Larry Miller.


Yes!  That's who!

/drinking a strange blue liquid that's normally used for sterilizing combs
 
2013-12-18 07:48:43 PM  
They should try a shot of Nyquil and a shot of Canadian Club.
 
2013-12-18 07:52:12 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Well, we just spent an entire year working to support a large parasite class. No, no, not some poor person on the street or a welfare mother. I'm talking the real parasites, the neoliberal bureaucracy that uses government power to levy taxes and hands the money to the private friends of the government.


What if politicians used their power to pay their industry friends for ... gasp ... space exploration?!?  Or, at least, the promise of space exploration...
 
2013-12-18 07:54:46 PM  
Well, Fark actually contributes to this problem. I could be asleep earlier if new articles and comments were being posted well into the night.

That's right Fark, you're GUILTY!   ;)
 
2013-12-18 07:58:37 PM  
If by "sleeping" you mean "farking", then I would agree.
 
2013-12-18 07:58:57 PM  
Where I'm from, I can see why.  I wake up in the morning, it's dark.  I get off work in the early evening, it's dark.  I swear winter in Canada is the equivalent of putting a blanket over the parrot cage.
 
2013-12-18 08:03:18 PM  
Pretty sure Ghastly nailed it. A Particular Individual, Ghastly and I should party.
 
2013-12-18 08:08:51 PM  
It's winter. Time to sleep. Nothing wrong with that.
 
2013-12-18 08:13:13 PM  
Alright. So, some 26% go to work tired. Looks to be 1/3 of women, and about 1/5 of men. All good so far. However, you'll notice that the 3rd paragraph (where it states that 75% of us would rather be tucked into bed than go out & have a time) is only backed up by a blog author, unlike all the other stats. Gee, I wonder why that might be?
 
2013-12-18 08:25:41 PM  
poll was probably conducted in Ottawa, where the nightlife is as entertaining as Omaha
 
2013-12-18 08:44:34 PM  

sn0wblind: poll was probably conducted in Ottawa, where the nightlife is as entertaining as Omaha


Hey! We're not  that bad. I think we at least rate a Des Moines on the nightlife fun scale.
 
2013-12-18 08:51:44 PM  
"Some men like the fishin'
Some men like the fowlin'
Some men like to hear,
to hear cannon ball roarin'
Me I like sleepin'"

-- Whiskey In The Jar, Metallica
 
2013-12-18 08:57:10 PM  

FrancoFile: BumpInTheNight: Yah I imagine these are the same people that say "I will never drink again!"...every sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday morning.

Was it Kevin Pollack who did a long comedy rant about this?  "And this time, I mean it!"


farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-18 09:30:46 PM  
/Canadian
//about to go to sleep
///hoping for about 11 hours because I'm as sick as fark
 
2013-12-18 09:31:06 PM  
i.cbc.ca

LOLWUTSNOR
 
2013-12-18 09:32:27 PM  
Stupid unfetchable URL...

i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-18 09:51:35 PM  

TomD9938: FTA : Canadians with no children in the household got, on average, eight hours 18 minutes of sleep

Are they counting teenagers in there?  Because how the fark does the average get to 8+ hours otherwise?


Must be. Even sleeping in on the weekend, I don't go more than seven hours. Weekdays are more like six.
 
2013-12-18 10:59:18 PM  
I know for a fact that in the oil field this is not the case. Work 12 hours. Party for 7 or 8. Sleep for 4. Then do it all again the next day. 7 days a week with mabey the odd early night to heal the liver.

hell even the canadians that hibernate and stay inside all winter are drunk the entire time
 
2013-12-18 11:20:48 PM  
La bureaucratisation néolibérale

I would like to point out that in French "liberal" means the exact opposite of what it does in American. Liberals are "economic liberals" who are right of centre, which means quite a bit right of say, the welfare state and universal one payer health insurance which are things accepted by the centre in most European states. People like Obama, Kerry and Clinton might qualify as neo-liberals but so would the Cato Institute and the American Enterpriise Institute, not to metion Bill Kristol or Ron Paul.

Also, if you don't read French you can always Google reviews of the book and use Google translate to translate them into a simulacrum of English.
 
2013-12-18 11:53:44 PM  
That was not my experience when I would go to Whitehorse Y.T. Never been so farking drunk or hungover in my life. Also the first time I was ever locked inside a bar.
 
2013-12-19 02:32:08 AM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: hell even the canadians that hibernate and stay inside all winter are drunk the entire time


Every Canuck is sober until breakfast.
 
2013-12-19 02:01:30 PM  

daisygrrl: sn0wblind: poll was probably conducted in Ottawa, where the nightlife is as entertaining as Omaha

Hey! We're not  that bad. I think we at least rate a Des Moines on the nightlife fun scale.


There's a part of me that really wants to defend my town here, but... yeah.
 
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