Archive for October 14th, 2013

Who’s The Canadian Prime Minister, Eh?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Canada at night. Can you tell where the American border begins?

Americans don’t know anything about Canada. Seriously, when was the last time you even thought about Canadian politics (are there any Canadian politics?) or it’s food (made with three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup – and two kinds of bread: white or brown.)  Our Northern neighbor is as foreign to Americans as Zambia.  And the Canadians prefer it that way.

Not one American in 100 can name it’s capitol (no, it’s not Montreal or Toronto,) its largest television network, nor its form of government. Once, in a group of friends playing pool in Toronto, one dolt buddy asked, “Does this machine take Canadian quarters?”

The funny thing is Americans love Canadians – we just don’t know anything about them.  When we talk about “closing our border,” we’re certainly not talking about our Northern border. Maybe we like them so much because Canadians seem almost like us except slimmer, quieter, more polite, cleaner, less violent, and they don’t think the universe revolves around their country.  Canada is about the size of America but only has 10% of the population.  Of course I have no idea why.

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  I don’t know what that’s aboot but maybe it’s a traditional feast celebrating the harvest.  Or the anniversary of the day they gave landing rights to mosquitos.

Canadian centerfold.

One of my first posts in 2008 was “Cats and Canadians” – about a riot in Canada.  It’s a little long but I think you might enjoy it. You can read it here.