Well it's been a learning experience and I think we've finally found what it is that the world likes. The readers of this blog are mostly Canadians (not all, but for the sake of argument...most are liberal Canadians) and because of this I understand why the idea of telling everyone what's great about the world isn't really a hit. (Ok, it's a hit so far for about 100 unique people to sign on each day and read...but in internet speak...not a hit!) Being born in Canada is like having already won the lotto. We've got pretty sweet lives at the worst of times, and at the best, we're the envy of the world. There is just so much awesome happening each and every day in/around the Great White North, and because of that, it's just not that interesting to read.
So from here forward the blog is officially being dedicated to a whole different kind of awesome. The sort of awesome that's inspired the Canadian way for over a century! That's right, we're going Super-Sarcastic-WTH-Are-The-Crazy-Canucks-Up-To-Now Insane! The stories from here on out are going to be mostly focused on little bits of...well they are still awesome, just in a slightly skewed way.
Don't understand what I mean... well I will sum it up with this picture:
It's that time of year again when the jingles ring in the shopping centers and anyone who works in retail develops a twitch in their left eye that could be measured with the Richter Scale
So what better time to destroy a classic 1939 R. L. May tale about an abused character who is chastised and mock until of course they needed him, when he became the most popular kid on the block!
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
(it wasn't alcohol related)
had a very shiny nose.
(it was the 30's, pre-Clearasil era)
And if you ever saw him,
(He was a deer with a bioluminescent sniffer...you'd better have seen him!)
you would even say it glows.
(Well not really, it shines...it's not phosphorescent)
We've all been holding our breath; it's never really New Years until...! JibJab ring'n in the new year! :)
Cheers to internet companies who make a living from awesome!
You know how the mythbusters are ridiculously awesome... you know that Craig Ferguson is ridiculously awesome... So when Grant Imahara got together with Craig Ferguson and a robotics lab... well this happened! Check it out, you won't regret it.
Cheers to geeks meet comedians! Never a bad result.
You Know You Are Living in 2010 When:
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 WHEN:
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it..
As Canadians we don't get to see enough of British influence. They are, after all, our parents nation... we still aren't technically independent from our monarchical overlords... (That's right, if you're reading this, you're likely a subject of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth the second... or a Yank). Long story short, this next clip is of one of my favourite comedians from the BBC and beyond, proving that the UK does commercials better! (Yeh, their commercials offer them entertainment in exchange for brand loyalty... take note America!)
Cheers to our cousins from across the pond! (Can we send the damn Old Spice guy over there in exchange?!?)
What are the holidays without the staples? The cranberry sauce, the Yule-logs, the home made Crock-Pot wonders that come out once a year and fill you heart with joy! Well I've got great news because, this year, you can add to your festive catering list Rudolf and the gang! (No word yet if Canada is going to follow suit, but if you're one of our UK readers...You're in luck!)
Thinking of a different flavour for this year's treats? Why not throw a thick-cut reindeer steak on the grill? Recently featured at Lidl's, a discount grocery store, these reindeer steaks have been the center of some controversy. The frozen steaks were sold at $10 for a 350g pack, and were selling fast!
A spokes-person for PETA (that well-balanced and sane group of cheerful chaps) condemned the sale of the steaks, when interviewed by Sky News UK, saying:
I bet you've never even seen 23,000 teddy bears...(or at very least I hope there was a special occasion for it if you have!) So here's a clip of this year's 16th Annual Teddy Bear Toss hockey game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (December 12, 2010). Red Deer Rebels vs. Calgary Hitmen.
This was just the first goal in the first period by the Calgary Hitmen! (You should have seen what happened for the second goal... I'm not going to ruin it, but let's just say "Real Bears!")
Here's the clip:
Hey, remember on the 12th I posted that video of Vladimir Putin "playin; dat funky music, white boy"?... and I may have taken a jab at Stephen Harper by saying I'd like to see him perform some songs like that...
Well some of my "conservatives-are-people-too" friends (there goes half my readership) decided to fill my inbox with clips of Stephen Harper kickin' it, as the youngsters today say...(i'm told)
Anyways, I do have to tip my hat to Prime Minister Harper for honouring the anniversary of John Lenon's passing by singing "Imagin" in front of an audience just the other week... here are those clips. Photo: (Pawel Dwulit/ The Canadian Press)
Sometimes in life, despite obstacles and hurdles...there are things you've just got to do. This however, didn't really need to be done. (Or did it? 'cause this guy seemed pretty convinced to me!)
With 45 thousand views this jump is getting global attention. He fought the law, and the law won! Friends of the video are urged to donate : "*IF YOU LIKE THIS VIDEO PLEASE DONATE $1 TO THE JESTER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND*"
Cheers to not letting anyone get you down. Life's full of compromises, conditions, and penalties... why not make it worth it every once in a while?