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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Canadian Pride

posted by on July 1 at 10:59 AM

Fun Fact: Did you know that those wacky Canadians celebrate the 4th of July…on the 1st of July? It’s true!


Enjoy your barbecue, you crazy socialists to the north.

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Should I say something.....

Posted by Scottie Yahtzee | July 1, 2008 11:01 AM

Thanks! I'm looking forward to the barbecue. And the 10:30pm fireworks display (hooray 49 N).

Posted by Cow | July 1, 2008 11:09 AM

Dang, I knew I forgot to wear my Canada Flag shirt today ...

Had hoped to have another fun Canada Day, but shan't be able to this year.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 1, 2008 11:17 AM

What moron doesn't know that?

Posted by Andrew | July 1, 2008 11:24 AM

I love our neighbors to the north.

Posted by Vince | July 1, 2008 11:25 AM

Ah yes, ze fazehrland. Good on ya, Canada!

Posted by bearseatbeats | July 1, 2008 11:31 AM

You didn't knoo aboot that, eh? Get outta here, yah goof!

Posted by Captain Canuck | July 1, 2008 11:41 AM

But did you know that we burned down the White House and pretty much routed you in the War of 1812. Obviously, first assist to the British, but we did push you back to St. Louis. We're not taking Steven Baldwin as retribution though.

Posted by left coast | July 1, 2008 11:45 AM

The very significant contingent of Canadians at Safeco Field for last night's Blue Jays opener will, doubtlessly, be out-rah-rahed by themselves tonight.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 1, 2008 11:48 AM

To correct the blogger, they arent celebrating the 4th of July, they are celebrating Canada Day, formally called Dominion Day. The occasion marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Check your facts.

Posted by Chris | July 1, 2008 11:56 AM

Oh, Chris @10. Where would I be without you? Also, can you help me find my ass? I'm using both hands and a map and I still can't seem to locate it.

Posted by Paul Constant | July 1, 2008 12:12 PM

Paul, Ass Clown @11. In honor of Canada Day, why don't you finish your review of Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.

Posted by The Shareholder | July 1, 2008 12:40 PM

@10 it hasn't been Dominion Day since 1982. It was changed to Canada Day after our constitution was patriated.

Posted by Erin | July 1, 2008 12:44 PM

I'm glad its not "Dominion Day" anymore-

sounds so... foreboding.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 1, 2008 1:07 PM

@13 - and so has the wording of the English version of the Canadian National Anthem.

Been changed, that is.

Usually every 2-3 years.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 1, 2008 1:12 PM

I'll be celebrating tonight by drinking Molson and watching Canada's greatest pop-cultural export--namely,
--on the DVD. And why not?

Posted by Jeff Stevens | July 1, 2008 1:28 PM

I'll be drinking cider.

The good kind ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 1, 2008 1:37 PM

Will in Virtual Montreal,

Cider? Fuck that shit!

Molson! Molson Canadian!

Posted by Jeff Stevens | July 1, 2008 1:50 PM

You know, Canada is regarded for its beer for some reason, but I've always found the big Canadian brands (Molson et al.) to be just slightly above your average American Budweiser schwill, this coming from a Real Live Canadian TM. Drinkable schwill, but schwill nonetheless. Admittedly, I do have a penchant for micro-brews and Belgian beer. I also dislike hockey...actually I think I might be disqualified as Canadian. Oops.

Posted by bearseatbeats | July 1, 2008 2:09 PM

I grew up with Kokanee, actually.

I stand by my True North Strong And Free extra proof hard cider.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 1, 2008 2:43 PM

Sheesh, it's you Yanks who are behind the times. Your 4th of July is late. Your Thanksgiving Day is later. I'm surprised you don't celebrate New Years in February ;P

Posted by Lianne | July 1, 2008 6:04 PM

@10 - don't you mean Donut Day, you hoser?

Posted by wbrproductions | July 1, 2008 11:02 PM

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