Greetings from Canada

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    Mar 20, 2010 2:18 PM GMT

    Canada20greetings.jpg

    ...I think a tasteful card by Hallmark would have sufficed.
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    Mar 20, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    this is what you get when you have a country that has no identity...
  • Muscmasmat

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    Mar 20, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    Hmm, I always annoyed when a person in one country belittles another whether it be an Australian making ignorant remarks about President Obamma and the United States or these posts.

    I think the the OP was just enjoying a good laugh, probably shared by many of our Candaian neighbors. Of course you can find countless examples of Americans with similar pictures showing zealous pride, I am sure, that we all would consider funny.

    But rangard's comment: "this is what you get when you have a country that has no identity..." just smacks of American arrogance and ignorance of other countrys around the world. You do hear from Canadians sometimes that they tend to feel overshawdowed by their southern neighbor, but that does not mean they have no identity. If you have been to Canada, you would know that it has a great identity, is a wonderful country, with it's own diverse culture, and friendly people. And besides, it is one of the United States's best friends and allies (despite our differences) that has come through numerous times for the US in times of need (examples - Iranian revolution and smuggling out US diplomats, hurrican Katrina, plus allies in many wars, etc.)

    So I say, Oh, Canada, we salute you!
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    Mar 20, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    i have a lot of canadian friends. we laugh about this a lot. most canadians have a sense of humor about the fact they have no hollywood, no MBL teams of any note, and americans seem to win the stanley cup more (the last canadian stanley cup was in 1992-93).

    if anything, canada is like the kinder, gentler america. you only have to cross over from detroit to windsor to see how surreal the contrast is.

    lighten up. or watch south park and tell me my anti-canadian sentiment was...um...anti-canadian.

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    Mar 20, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    Ow ow ow..too much Moosehead beer before that guy decided where the flags go. Bill's a little seasick thinking about what those little flag poles are poking into. I thinking that guy's grinning because he hasn't tried to do any stairs yet.

    ....ow ow ow.

    -Doug icon_lol.gif

    heheh, as for no identity, our biggest identity is that it's NOT the US. *sticks out tongue*
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 20, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    heheh, as for no identity, our biggest identity is that it's NOT the US.


    That's actually so true.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 20, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Caslon13000 said
    Canada20greetings.jpg

    ...I think a tasteful card by Hallmark would have sufficed.


    Apparently our neighbors to the north are a bit suntan challenged icon_lol.gif
  • Thirdbeach

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    Mar 20, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    rangard saidthis is what you get when you have a country that has no identity...


    Sorry about not having any identity, eh.

  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 20, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    I don't care if they don't have a national identity, they're individually just so damned lovable. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 20, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    rangard saidthis is what you get when you have a country that has no identity...


    You only have 47 posts, so you are obviously new here; let me break it down real quick for you.

    There are a few people on these forums who make comments similar to the one you made, only they aren't trying to be funny, they are trying to rock the boat.

    When I first read your comment, my thought was, "Well that was unnecessary."

    Dry humour translates poorly in words - add one of these icon_biggrin.gif or there ;) to convey your playful nature ;)
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    Mar 20, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    surfsdown said


    Dry humour translates poorly in words - add one of these icon_biggrin.gif or there ;) to convey your playful nature ;)


    noted. wouldn't be the first time my dry humor got me into trouble. icon_redface.gif

    of course, i think would prefer this guy: icon_razz.gif


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    Mar 20, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    Oh, BTW, Caslon didnt think up "Greetings from Canada." That is what the guy in the picture captioned his picture. ... icon_eek.gif ... and of course Caslon with his highly refined sense of international brotherhood just couldnt resist spreading the guy's greetings as far and wide as he could...(RJ! That's the ticket).....that is, after Caslon stopped laughing and got back up on his chair. Harper might want to rethink his importuning the citizenry to show their jingoism until he sets up a nationalized socialistic program in remedial rah-rah, eh? ... icon_wink.gif