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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Show and Tell: Many Happy Returns

Today is the birthday of this country I call home. Yay Canada!! (cue fireworks)

I have to say quite lovingly, that as a whole, we Canadians have a good sense of humour... about oursleves. I mean, we would need to in order to endure another term with our Prime Minister, who sometimes resembles Mr. Rogers on a not so nice day in the neighbourhood. For every positive forward thinking action he's taken, Harper has about 5 idiotic negative ones to cancel it out.

But this isn't a politcal tirade.

It's a birthday celebration.

I said we have a great sense of humour and it's never more apparent than when we are making fun of ourselves. For true Canadian amusement, you don't have to look much farther than the comedic folk music of The Arrogant Worms. Who? Wha? Yes, The Arrogant Worms are a proud symbol of what it means to be Canadian. I can't seem to get the embedding code to work, so they are only links. Have a listen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvoiyb5OTgg

If that doesn't make you laugh, maybe this one (actually by The Three Dead Trolls) will:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwiH18QwpU

Come on, you laughed, didn't you? Admit it. :)

Okay, one more, you know you can handle it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boenbohMSa8

One quick funny story to wrap up this ever lenthening post up. Last Saturday R and I were messing around on Google maps, looking at places on the satellite view. At one point I saw Nantucket and kept going down the coast. Eventually, scrolling down we reached DC and Virginia. It occurred to me, Richmond is where the Pent.agon, isn't it? We were zoomed in quite close so I imagined we'd probably see it. But we couldn't. Now I will admit that while I know quite bit about the States, I can be ignorant of some facts. Since I didn't see it in the area (and really had no idea where it was), I was about to type the word Pent.agon into the search bar. I typed the P and then paused, thinking "maybe this isn't a good idea. Maybe they track these sort of searches". I said this to R who started laughing and joking about being put on some sort of watch list for our Goo.gle search. We'll be wanted. I can see the headlines now, "Canadian Couple held for suspicous Goog.le Search!"

I don't know about you, but somehow I don't imagine someone typing in C.S.I.S into Goo.gle illiciting a similar reaction.

Oh, and if the Canadian humour above offended you. I'm sorry. I'm only Canadian and I do love you all! Don't hate me. Now go over to Mel's for some more flag waving.

14 comments:

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Happy Canada Day! I LOVE those links! I had never heard of them before but I am going to have to spend some more time on you tube checking them out!

Anonymous said...

Lol! Reminds me of when Nigel got the Nine Inch Nails "Year Zero" album. It had this phone number on the back for "more information". We called it and got a hilarious message about how the revolution was going to begin, and we were now on the US government's terrorist list. It advised us to prepare ourselves for the war. This was just when the first viral trailers were out for Cloverfield, and some people thought it might have been a NIN movie. The website "Ethan Haas Was Right" only fueled this speculation. Some people actually thought the government was after them...
Anyhow, loved the Canadian humor! Happy Canada Day, eh!
Love ya!

Kristin said...

Happy Canada Day...and, yes, I was laughing!

JamieD said...

Happy Canada Day!

Oh yes - I have thought the same thing! I am totally suspicious about "Big Brother" keeping an eye on my Google searches. You never know . . .

Another Dreamer said...

Happy Canada day ;)

Loved the War of 1812 one!

I believe Google isn't allowed to have the pentagon on there actually, for security reasons... at least on the street level one?

Another Dreamer said...

I mean the pentagon on google maps satellite :)

Cara said...

HA! I loved this post. Acutally, the first group reminded me of a grown up version of The Wiggles!! (a man short - obviously)

You are so funny...

Lavender Luz said...

So funny! Happy birthday to Canada!

And how awesome is that, what you said in a comment on my blog (that your little girl will be here soon).

Wow!

areyoukiddingme said...

Happy Canada Day! Great videos...

WiseGuy said...

Oh, Happy Happy Canada Day... And yes, there are invisible spies out there, but possibly when they find it was you guys, they will just go get a Coke and fries!

IF Optimist, then... said...

Hope you had a great Canada day and thanks for sharing the videos. I loved Canada is Big the best. "It isn't what you do with it, it's the size that counts." HA!

becomingwhole said...

Happy Canada Day!

Alas, I am on a connection that won't let me see the links...it is the suck in more ways than one, let me tell you. Happy Birthday to your country, at any rate. I'll just imagine that I watched them and laugh like a maniac, how's that? :)

Parenthood For Me said...

I love Canadians! I have a lot of family in the Toronto/Milton area.

cowboyboot lady said...

Happy belated Canada Day!! I hope you enjoyed your vacation! Can't wait to read about it.