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2014-01-01 04:20:23 PM  
well, obviously, he didn't have a pick up truck or cowboy hat. people in alberta are assholes
 
2014-01-01 04:27:11 PM  
Banff at NYE?  Hardly locals.  Rich douchebag snowboarders, more like.


some_beer_drinker: well, obviously, he didn't have a pick up truck or cowboy hat. people in alberta are assholes


Alberta has the same asshole quotient as the rest of Canada, and lower than the US in my experience.  Again, this was Banff.  Very few Albertans in Banff at any given time.
 
2014-01-01 04:32:06 PM  
Subby: "If, for some reason you are British,..."

That reason being you were born in Britain? Maybe having British parents?
 
2014-01-01 04:34:20 PM  
Not to mention the incomplete sentences. 

/are the other Fark grammar nazis still passed out?
 
2014-01-01 04:35:18 PM  
"I chose Canada because I heard it was the best country in the world," he added.

Well, now you know better. A few hundred miles to the south, buddy.
 
2014-01-01 05:15:06 PM  
www.thestar.com
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.
 
2014-01-01 05:16:58 PM  
If it were Baltimore, he'd have been raped and murdered and raped.

Lucky guy.

Find those assholes and beat the crap out of 'em.
 
2014-01-01 06:08:21 PM  

oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.


Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.
 
2014-01-01 06:21:10 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.




I think you mistake good nature ribbing with justifiable hate. I've never met a Canadian who liked Quebec: not even self loathing Canadians from Quebec!
 
2014-01-01 06:21:18 PM  
Hey ya hoser....we don't take kindly to folks impersonatin' The Flash round these parts.
 
2014-01-01 06:28:08 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.

I think you mistake good nature ribbing with justifiable hate. I've never met a Canadian who liked Quebec: not even self loathing Canadians from Quebec!


Ah, there is that.  People make fun of Alberta - they farking HATE Quebec.  I hadn't thought about it that way, but there's definitely a difference to the sentiment.
 
2014-01-01 06:29:50 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.

I think you mistake good nature ribbing with justifiable hate. I've never met a Canadian who liked Quebec: not even self loathing Canadians from Quebec!


Canadians like hating on each other.  Targeting Albertans is hardly unusual.

/Newfoundlanders are the most fun to mock.
 
2014-01-01 06:35:33 PM  

stilted: Subby: "If, for some reason you are British,..."

That reason being you were born in Britain? Maybe having British parents?


Dammit...they fixed it.
 
2014-01-01 07:08:03 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


I'm from Ottawa so I'm just going to keep my mouth shut about hated parts of Canada.
 
2014-01-01 07:21:19 PM  
The Flash does have a terrible rogue's gallery.  It's no surprise the people of Alberta are on it.
 
2014-01-01 07:31:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


Seems like Albertans are more sensitive to criticism which makes it all the more fun. Must be a conservative thing.

And as mentioned, however the rest of Canada may feel about Alberta, it utterly pales in comparison to how they really feel about Quebec.
 
2014-01-01 07:33:08 PM  
I've got $50 that says the perps are lazy Ontario rejects that came for the big wages but had no marketable skills so now beat up defenseless old ladies for a living.

Ontario = let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.
 
2014-01-01 07:33:44 PM  
Which one is he supposed to be? Jay Garrick? Barry Allen? Wally West? He looks like a bad mix of all three.

/I'd beat him up for inconsistency and inaccuracy
//why doesn't he just run faster than light and go back to the time before he was beaten up?
 
2014-01-01 07:38:38 PM  
 
2014-01-01 07:39:28 PM  
How do you get "dragged into a hotel room" at 2:00 am?

This sounds more like a drug deal gone bad.
 
2014-01-01 07:40:08 PM  
vladimirlebrun.free.fr

Not impressed.
 
2014-01-01 07:42:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


That oilsands money only starts to make up for the 100+ years alberta was a welfare province. Sorry alberta just because you had a few good years does not mean you foot the bill for everyone.
 
2014-01-01 07:43:02 PM  
I think I figured out why it's taking the Flash so long to run across Canada:

funcorner.eu
 
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2014-01-01 07:43:21 PM  

NewportBarGuy: If it were Baltimore, he'd have been raped and murdered and raped.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_urvjCXg6c
 
2014-01-01 07:44:15 PM  
www.worldofsuperheroes.com
 
2014-01-01 07:45:17 PM  
Facehook?
cdn.onextrapixel.com
 
2014-01-01 07:45:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Banff at NYE?  Hardly locals.  Rich douchebag snowboarders, more like.


some_beer_drinker: well, obviously, he didn't have a pick up truck or cowboy hat. people in alberta are assholes

Alberta has the same asshole quotient as the rest of Canada, and lower than the US in my experience.  Again, this was Banff.  Very few Albertans in Banff at any given time.


That is hardly a fair statement.  There are almost 35 million Canadians total compared to over 300 million Americans.  Of course you will have a lower overall rate of a**holeness.  Now give me some per capita numbers.

We may have anti-semitic guys in Elmo costumes or Spiderman kicking some basketball ass http://youtu.be/m7D-67xqwYE but I'm going to have to give the edge to our neighbor to the north if for no other reason than pulling in the good ole U.S of A for no farkin reason.
 
2014-01-01 07:47:58 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: That oilsands money only starts to make up for the 100+ years alberta was a welfare province. Sorry alberta just because you had a few good years decades does not mean you foot the bill for everyone.


FTFY,

and.... suck it. Yes, it does.
 
2014-01-01 07:48:23 PM  
Alberta does have a higher than average number of farktards, but many of them are imported.
 
2014-01-01 07:50:33 PM  
 
2014-01-01 07:51:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


You're from Alberta? Do you know k.d.? :)
 
2014-01-01 07:51:44 PM  
Abertard and proud
 
2014-01-01 07:53:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.


You keep telling yourself that, moron. The cost of that environmental nightmare will make us wish we never put a shovel in the ground. You also didn't mention how badly you're getting raped. The profits coming of the oil sands are astronomical, but your roads, schools, hospitals and other public services are underfunded and falling apart and your running multi-billion dollar deficits, how the hell does that work? Yeah what would the rest of the country do without you?
 
2014-01-01 07:55:01 PM  

Hebalo: teenage mutant ninja rapist: That oilsands money only starts to make up for the 100+ years alberta was a welfare province. Sorry alberta just because you had a few good years decades does not mean you foot the bill for everyone.

FTFY,

and.... suck it. Yes, it does.


Alberta's GDP is still less than Ontario's. And in GDP per capita, Nunavut is doing far better.
 
2014-01-01 07:55:39 PM  

luxup: Benevolent Misanthrope: Banff at NYE?  Hardly locals.  Rich douchebag snowboarders, more like.


some_beer_drinker: well, obviously, he didn't have a pick up truck or cowboy hat. people in alberta are assholes

Alberta has the same asshole quotient as the rest of Canada, and lower than the US in my experience.  Again, this was Banff.  Very few Albertans in Banff at any given time.

That is hardly a fair statement.  There are almost 35 million Canadians total compared to over 300 million Americans.  Of course you will have a lower overall rate of a**holeness.  Now give me some per capita numbers.

We may have anti-semitic guys in Elmo costumes or Spiderman kicking some basketball ass http://youtu.be/m7D-67xqwYE but I'm going to have to give the edge to our neighbor to the north if for no other reason than pulling in the good ole U.S of A for no farkin reason.


I said, "asshole quotient", as in a rough estimation of per capita.  I also said "in my experience", being from the States and only moving up here last year.

Not sure StatCan keeps hard numbers on assholes per thousand.
 
2014-01-01 07:56:29 PM  
Just some of them 'good-ole-boys' looking for some manhole....

/Its not gay if no one puts a dick in your ass.
//Maybe Texans who forgot if they were queers or steers.

And continuing the threads hate of the smelly icky French: ///Probably migrant workers from Queebecistan, who leave their country to travel about the land called Canada and get currency to send back home to fund the French language enforcement police. On occasion they find the need to torture the English by all types of torture, one being by farting in their general direction for hours, after a long evening of snail pate.
 
2014-01-01 07:57:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


You're up there, raping our planet for decent wages, which you then brag about to the rest of the country while posting pictures of yourselves with big fish you caught on your days off. You couldn't care less about the long term consequences of what you're doing at the oil sands, you're just happy you can buy a new truck and show it off. I lived in Quebec and my loathing for them is only second to smug oil workers from Alberta.

Get it now?
 
2014-01-01 07:57:56 PM  
I live in Banff.  There is very little crime here.  A shame that this happened.

Just to clear up some misconceptions.

1) Probably 80-90% of the population Banff are not originally from Alberta.  There are loads of Ontarians, and Auzzies, with some Brits, Quebeckers, and whatnot thrown in.
2) Most crime here is perpetrated by the tourists. According to one cop I was taking to, if there is a fight/altercation after the bars shut down its almost always a drunk Calgarian that's in for the weekend that started it.
3) For a town in the mountains where the people can actually use trucks, most don't.  People here mostly drive smaller cars and small suvs. Lots of Subarus and VWs.
 
2014-01-01 07:59:29 PM  
Who plans to run through the Rockies in January?
Nice planning, Flash.
 
2014-01-01 08:00:52 PM  
www.eldiario24.com

Alberta, Alberta ... Where you been so long?
Alberta, Alberta ... Where you been so long?
Ain't had no loving ... Since you've been gone.

Alberta, Alberta ... Where'd you stay last night?
Alberta, Alberta ... Where'd you stay last night?
Come home this morning ... Clothes don't fit you right.
 
2014-01-01 08:01:53 PM  

Haplo127x: Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.

You're up there, raping our planet for decent wages, which you then brag about to the rest of the country while posting pictures of yourselves with big fish you caught on your days off. You couldn't care less about the long term consequences of what you're doing at the oil sands, you're just happy you can buy a new truck and show it off. I lived in Quebec and my loathing for them is only second to smug oil workers from Alberta.

Get it now?


No.  When you stop using gas powered vehicles, all plastics, and other petroleum products, we'll talk.  Until then, STFU about the raping the planet.

And as for the crack about our wages and (perceived) disposable income:

i1214.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-01 08:05:55 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.


I think you just provided the reason.
 
2014-01-01 08:06:34 PM  
michellemalkinblog.files.wordpress.com

Everything seems off about this:
-3 people randomly beat him up for no apparant reason
-they manage to drag him to a hotel room, but once he escapes, they don't go after him
-he somehow manages to excape from 3 people
-no mention of other people in the hotel hearing anything
-no mention of security cmaera footage from the hotel
-it appears from the report that that no hotel is actually identified, like he somehow didn't know which it was
-his stuff which was taken with him to the hotel room was just dumped back on the street
 didn't they want to keep it? why not just toss it in a garbage can?
 
2014-01-01 08:07:57 PM  

doctor wu: Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

You keep telling yourself that, moron. The cost of that environmental nightmare will make us wish we never put a shovel in the ground. You also didn't mention how badly you're getting raped. The profits coming of the oil sands are astronomical, but your roads, schools, hospitals and other public services are underfunded and falling apart and your running multi-billion dollar deficits, how the hell does that work? Yeah what would the rest of the country do without you?


Citation?  AFAIK, all our governmental and NGO stuff is fully funded here in Fort Mac, no cuts.  And I'm in a position to know.  Our hospital is great.  We're building roads hand over fist.  Our schools test well and are building as well.

So, unless you have real examples, I'm just going to chalk your comment up as another version of, "Kreist, those grapes up there are incredibly sour.  You couldn't pay me enough to eat them."
 
2014-01-01 08:11:32 PM  

Fuergrissa: He got his stuff back in a flash.

http://www.cfmradio.com/news/uk-and-world/20140101-robbed-superhero- re united-with-possessions/


Between that picture and describing it as a "man bag", now I sort of want to punch him.
 
2014-01-01 08:18:39 PM  

Shadowtag: Benevolent Misanthrope: oldfarthenry: [www.thestar.com image 545x365]
In Abertards' defence - that is a very punchable face.

Abertard?  Is that Dumbledore's slower brother?

And why do Canadians like to make fun of Alberta?  It's like a national sport or something, to hate on Alberta.  But if it weren't for us up here on the oil sands sending out hundreds of times more money than we get, the rest of Canada wouldn't have nearly the quality of life that you do.

True, I've never lived anywhere else in Canada, but I don't get it.

I think you just provided the reason.


thank you. same thought too slow
 
2014-01-01 08:31:58 PM  
Why does anything to do with Canada on Fark instantly turn into this? Too bad this country is so big because I would really love to see all my fellow canuck farktards drinking in one place. I say we'd all be getting along in 3 pints. That or we would tear each other to pieces in under an hour.
 
2014-01-01 08:42:37 PM  

freewill: Fuergrissa: He got his stuff back in a flash.

http://www.cfmradio.com/news/uk-and-world/20140101-robbed-superhero- re united-with-possessions/

Between that picture and describing it as a "man bag", now I sort of want to punch him.


That cinches it. He got rolled by some rough trade.
 
2014-01-01 08:47:33 PM  
Maybe they just wanted to get a picture with him.

www.reoiv.com
 
rka
2014-01-01 08:51:50 PM  

Death From The Side: Why does anything to do with Canada on Fark instantly turn into this? Too bad this country is so big because I would really love to see all my fellow canuck farktards drinking in one place. I say we'd all be getting along in 3 pints. That or we would tear each other to pieces in under an hour.


It proves that while most people like Canada, everyone hates Canadians..including other Canadians.

/Grew up on Canadian border
 
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