Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2582 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 994 times:
There are so many nasty threads here these days, I thought this might produce a chuckle or two.
A truly Canadian Apology to the USA...
Courtesy of Rick Mercer from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC Television:
"On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the
United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well
recently and for that, I am truly sorry.
"I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron, but it wasn't
nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a
moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all it's not
like you actually elected him.
"I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees
than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and
better than your own.
"I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defense I guess our
excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours.
"I'm sorry we burnt down your White House during the war of 1812. I
notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.
"I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer,
but we feel your pain.
"I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up
against a crazed dictator, you want to have your friends by your side. I
realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.
"And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're
constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a
thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this.
"We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with."
...and in the same vein -- joke going the other way:
Canada has offered to supply two squadrons of jet fighters, three frigates, and 5,000 combat troops to help in the invasion of Iraq. But after the exchange rate is calculated, it's a flock of Canada Geese, a canoe, and a Mountie.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 953 times:
A drinker of Molson deriding US beer?
Now say this was a person from England or Germany. They can make that wisecrack. They are from the birthplace of Stout and Bier.
Last time I checked it was the British that burned the White House. I know you all get a kick out of riding those coattails but truth be told it was
Maj. Gen. Robert Ross 4,000 veterans of the Napoleonic wars that where dispatched directly from France to burn the Capitol.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4161 posts, RR: 17 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 827 times:
you really have to watch yourself there especially on the Metro.
Are you kidding me? We have one of the safest metros in the world! I use it all the time late at night. It's extremely safe, unlike NYC. I do agree with you about drunks and homeless people in Canada though.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 821 times:
Maybe it was just the one station (near Olympic Park), but it was super shady and I don't mean that in a cool hip hop way.
Otherwise Im quite envious of the night life, shopping and dining. I hope NYC can emulate the outdoor dining scene more like Montreal, each night the meals and restaraunts kept getting better and better.
This one place in old Montreal in particular was awesome, ate in a huge coutryard behind some really really old buildings. They had a live jazz band and great wine and atmosphere, the menu wasn't all that fancy for such a swanky place. I had a pizza.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4161 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 797 times:
The metro station you're talking about is probably Pie IX or Viau. Those are the two metro stops near the olympic stadium!
This one place in old Montreal in particular was awesome, ate in a huge coutryard behind some really really old buildings. They had a live jazz band and great wine and atmosphere, the menu wasn't all that fancy for such a swanky place. I had a pizza
I LOVE that place! It's right on Place Jacques Cartier, one of my fav. spots in Montreal! I forgot the name of the place, but I do know what you're talking about.
Montreal is a cheap city, for Americans. Fortunately, my father works outside of Canada so everything is really cheap for us in Canada!
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 765 times:
The NYC subway system is at the safest it's ever been in recent years, and is one of the safest ones in the world. Considering it is the largest by far, with hundreds of miles of track and hundreds of stations, I wouldn't call the NYC subway dangerous. I ride frequently at all hours and have never been robbed, assaulted or anything..
Dc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 7 Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 702 times:
Europe could learn a lot from Canada, This is how you tell the truth without being so.... In your face. Molson Ice is great beer. But every once in awhile I buy a 6 pack and its SKUNK BEER... But I've found Corona now and its never let me down... viva Mexico
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 698 times:
I live in Toronto and I think it's pretty good - what with all the amenities, etc. (save for the high cost of living). However, I really like the social and cultural atmosphere in Montreal (except for the separatist movement). The jazz festival and the F1 are perhaps two of the biggest events in the province. I've been there for both and lemme tell ya..... wwwwwwWOW!