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...
If that doesn't make you laugh, maybe this one (actually by The Three Dead Trolls) will:
Come on, you laughed, didn't you? Admit it. :)
Okay, one more, you know you can handle it...
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.