Why the fascination with Canadians?

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    Apr 01, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    Is it simply because we are hot, smart, and witty? Or is there something deeper to the apparent obsession with certain RJ members and Canadians?
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:34 AM GMT

    On my part, I'm interested to know who would kill Kenny next... you bastard! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    hotshotcdn saidWhy the fascination with Canadians?

    Same reasons we go to zoos .... icon_eek.gif

    Actually, it is prolly just cuz of ease of communication...via internet, and language....common interests in the sense that the US and Canada share so much in culture, etc.

    I was thinking the other night about how when I was a kid to even see a word spelled with British spelling was so "exotic." Maybe younger people dont realize how greatly restricted communication used to be. People in other countries really were foreigners. Communication like via these forums is mind boggling compared to former times. Hell, it used to be when you were in your home, you were cut off from everybody outside, except by a specific telephone call made to you or by you. Now to make friends and directly ask questions of people in other countries around the world and be in constant communication is unbelieveable.
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Caslon10000 said
    hotshotcdn saidWhy the fascination with Canadians?

    Same reasons we go to zoos .... icon_eek.gif


    snap!
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    ZiMsTeR said
    On my part, I'm interested to know who would kill Kenny next... you bastard! icon_lol.gif


    who wouldnt kill that lil vag faced bastard?

    So ur saying:

    No,blame Canada, blame Canada
    With all thier beedy little eyes have packed thier heads so full of lies, blame Canada, blame Canada,
    we need to form a full assault its canadas fault
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    no, i'm thinking it's b/c of all the reasons you already stated. plus we all need health insurance down here. if we can hook a canook, we're set.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    Americans like a mystery. They're not sure where we are.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
    Dancerjack. I'd fake a marriage to get you free healthcare!
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Two words "No worries!".

    We love you because you aren't as stressed out as us.
  • MichVBPlayer2...

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    Because I've yet to meet an ugly Canadian. All of them are hot and super nice.
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    hotshotcdn saidIs it simply because we are hot, smart, and witty? Or is there something deeper to the apparent obsession with certain RJ members and Canadians?

    Without a face, I can neither agree or disagree with your statement.

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Canadians are absolutely awesome and beautiful people....love visiting. More laid back than Americans, friendly, and the guys are so sexy and warm! The facsination is that we want to be more like them but resist.
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    Why do Canadian profiles always have an abundance of outdoor "fun in the sun" pics? Do you all run outside and fill up your cameras during those two months of warm weather? icon_smile.gif

  • Rookz

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    Someone said it best, the pace of life there is nice and easy. I don't have to put much of a guard up.

    Here in the States, and spent most of my life in this ghetto home city of mine called Oakland; you gotha put a guard up. Whenever I visit Canada for extensive visits to see my relatives, I just have the best fun times up in America's Attic. Plus, whenever some Canadian ghetto fronts me, it's easy to school them when you're from Oakland.

    ...I really need to find more positive people.

    I am planning to move to Vancouver in a couple of years, hopefully not get mistaken for a Japanese, ugh.
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:46 AM GMT


    withHonor, that's great! Though up here you'll be withHonour, eh?

    ....if anyone says anything, they'll say Asian, and leave it up to you to clarify.

    .


  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 01, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    OK let's put this into perspective. Go on the internet and find the people who like Americans (interpretiation USA citizens) then divide that by the number of people who like Canadians, then shove that number up your ass. It will hurt, just to warn you.
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    withHonor said

    I am planning to move to Vancouver in a couple of years, hopefully not get mistaken for a Japanese, ugh.


    sorry, but... it's bound to happen.
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    hehe, what a humbling thread. i'm glad we're so loved <3
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    Apr 01, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Just a thought, but it may have something to do with the fact that American culture is so dominant in our country, and that so little of Canadian culture is known or understood in America.

    Western Europe, since the 1970s, and perhaps earlier under the Marshall Plan, had undergone a process of Americanization.

    This is even more prevalent in Canada. We watch the same tv, listen to the same music, see the same movies, have very similar and converged cultures in a sense.

    However, there are things that separate us. Canadian identity is largely constructed on the basis of us NOT being American.

    Because Canadians are so immersed in and exposed to American culture, there is less fascination about American people than American people have about Canada. For Americans, I assume, there is much less knowledge about Canada, and they tend to know so little about their neighbor to the North. Perhaps this is a basis for this renewed interest.

    And to be honest, I have spoken with Americans in the past that were shocked that I didn't live in an igloo (I'm actually, unfortunately, NOT joking), and that we had "summer" months up here too, or that they were surprised our cities were so "developed" and "modern."

    To me, I find it interesting in the sense that Americans, (in general), know so little about Canada, with the pretense that "it doesnt matter." However, it's an interesting side note on how dependent the US is on their northern neighbor. The vast majority of all their energy, both electric and in terms of oil, comes from Canada. Canada IS the number one source of oil for the US. Also, in terms of lumber and water.

    And this isn't to say that there aren't things Canadians should know about Americans, such as putting in an effort to not paint everyone with the same brush, to see them all as dumb, ignorant and fat. These are common stereotypes. I'm sure both sides can work on building an understanding of one another.

    Just a thought.
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    hmmmmmmmmmm are we sure there's actually a place called canada?
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    Can it be because Canadians are so different yet so much the same? The paradox fascinates, well maybe not fascinates, but provokes interest.
    But there is a contrary view that must be acknowledged. The New York Times once conducted a survey of journalists (Americans of course) to choose the least exciting possible headline. The winner was 'Worthwhile Canadian Initiative."
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:40 AM GMT


    I'm a confessed Canuckophile and I can only speak from my own experience. I like the Canadian boys because every time I've crossed the border I've easily made new friends and have never had anything less than an amazing time. Granted, I've only been to Vancouver and Victoria, but I normally made it up there a dozen or more times a year when I lived in Seattle. Canadians are just friendlier and more hospitable than most Americans. I never had to pay for a hotel room because almost everyone I met on one trip, insisted I stay with them on the next trip up. Sometimes I would say they were a little too friendly, but what's a little chaffing and mild bruising in the name of international relations?icon_razz.gif
  • Timbales

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    Apr 01, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    I like Canada. I dig the accents, too.
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said

    I'm a confessed Canuckophile and I can only speak from my own experience. I like the Canadian boys because every time I've crossed the border I've easily made new friends and have never had anything less than an amazing time. Granted, I've only been to Vancouver and Victoria, but I normally made it up there a dozen or more times a year when I lived in Seattle. Canadians are just friendlier and more hospitable than most Americans. I never had to pay for a hotel room because almost everyone I met on one trip, insisted I stay with them on the next trip up. Sometimes I would say they were a little too friendly, but what's a little chaffing and mild bruising in the name of international relations?icon_razz.gif


    You visited and didn't call me....
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
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    And to be honest, I have spoken with Americans in the past that were shocked that I didn't live in an igloo (I'm actually, unfortunately, NOT joking), and that we had "summer" months up here too, or that they were surprised our cities were so "developed" and "modern."



    I've had every one of those questions posed to me before. It's amazing that they don't realize we actually are part of the United States. (It was our happy little secret until some smart person decided Sarah Palin was the best choice for VP icon_rolleyes.gif

    Other questions include

    "What does Alaskan money look like?"

    "Will my AMERICAN DOLLARS *gestures with money* work here?"

    "Are mosquitoes really a bird?"

    "Do you have a pet polar bear?" (they were being honest)

    "How do you sleep?"

    "Where are the penguins?"


    EDIT: I should add for those people who don't know, I live in Alaska. Part of the United States.