Friday, April 10, 2009

And because ......

Because it is Good Friday - 5:30 am ....

and i have the family coming for Easter lunch in 7 hours...

and because i have a turkey to get in the oven in the next hour..

and because i am a bit brain dead..

and because i found this blog entry amusing - even a bit informative - a blog entry on being a Proud Canadian... i decided to steal it.. yes steal it !! from
selkie - BUT she did say to pass it on if one is a proud Canadian...

And because i AM a Proud Canadian....

Here is the blog entry from selkie..........

oh yay and before i get to it.. BUFFALO - pay close attention to #19 !!

1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields, one less down, and bigger balls.

4. Baseball is Canadian - First game June 4, 1838 - Ingersoll , ON

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up beats Mr. Rogers

10. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin' Donuts

11. In the war of 1812, started by America , Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington. .. We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied... Go figure.

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER. (We got clobbered in the odd battle but prevailed in ALL the wars)

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary; he slept in and missed the whole thing. He showed up just in time to get caught.

16. A Canadian invented Standard Time.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the world's oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes. (That's more information than I need!)

19. We know what to do with the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis and the telephone. Also short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.

25. Our beer advertisements kick ass { does our beer}


The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on.
OOOoohhhhh.... Canada !!

Oh yeah... And our elections only take one day.

Pass this on if you are proud to be Canadian!!!


  1. I have some issues with this:-

    Lacrosse - Played by North American natives, long before anyone even invented the name Canada.

    Hockey - There are records of the ancient Egyptians playing this. Hockey has been played in Europe Africa and Asia for thousands of years, no way is it Canadian.

    Apple pie - Get real, Malus (apple) trees aren't even native to either of the American continents. Eaten, in various forms in Europe, for hundreds of years before there was a Canada.

    Insulin and penicillin - Both discoveries not inventions. Insulin discovered by Canadians, yes but penicillin goes to the Scots.

    Along side the USA, Canada is responsible for inventing the finest form of the greatest sport in the world, International Test Cricket, Thank you Canada and the USA.


  2. Keep your eyes open for chickens sitting on tree branches. It is entirely possible yours are coming home to roost.


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