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Yes, thanks, I'm still here. 6 85.71%
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Pardon me, what this aboat, eh? (A sop to the Yanks who think we talk like that) 0 0%
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Old 03-10-17, 02:06 PM   #1
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The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

OK, probably not so great, but in this year, our proud nation's 150th birthday, how many of us are left in this hoser-forsaken place? I can think of a handful, not including that Dan traitor. Donald Sutherland is pointing a crooked finger at him and emitting a sibilant scream.

A little Letterkenny to bring us together.
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Old 03-10-17, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

Yep. Still here. Still crazy, after all these years.
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Old 03-10-17, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

I mean, in spirit, I'm still enjoying good old Canadian ice cold weather, free-ish health care, delicious coffee, igloos, and polar bears.

But yeah... It's pretty warm down here in TX. Wanna visit?
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I'm still here. Sorry!
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Old 03-10-17, 03:56 PM   #5
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I'm still here, much to everyone's relief I'm sure.
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

I am still not in Canada.
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No Canadian thread is complete without some Stompin' Motherfuckin' Tom...
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Normally, I keep my Canadianess private, but I am still here.
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

I am in Canada. I know I am in Canada because it is March, and Winter has started.
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

Pretty close to Canada
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

Good to see all of youse expected suspects. Now we're just waiting for Coral, excentris, and a couple of others.

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Old 03-10-17, 04:58 PM   #12
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I am in Canada. I know I am in Canada because it is March, and Winter has started.
I've heard about your harsh winter out west. We had all our snow in December, and now spring seems imminent.
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Re: The Great Canadian Check-In of 2017

I kind of consider myself part Canadian. I grew up in the hinterlands of Northern NY, right on the border. There are no major American cities nearby, and growing up (pre-cable), three out of our six TV channels were Canadian, our radio stations were CHEZ 106 and CHOM 98, and most of our school field trips were either to Ottawa or Montreal. (I remember Upper Canada Village, and Park Safari African--and best of all, skating on the Rideau Canal!)

So yes, I'm quite familiar with Max Keeping, The Beachcombers, David Suzuki, Rocket Robin Hood, Hockey Night in Canada, The Forest Rangers, and of course..Stompin' Tom!


One of my buddies and I have a call-and-response greeting :

"Hey Adam--ever been to Tilsonburg?"

"Tilsonburg? My back still aches when I hear that word."
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Old 03-10-17, 05:25 PM   #14
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Poutine for everybody!

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Who here likes the poutine at Costco?
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Poutine for everybody!

It's funny, I don't remember poutine much from when I was a kid--and you'd think that would be something we would have latched onto as kids. One year in Pee-Wee hockey we were in a Can-Am league, and we played like half of our games in Canada. But now that I think about it, I guess that was all in Ontario, not Quebec...or maybe poutine is just more popular now, too.

I do remember as kids we loved that vinegar was always there as a condiment for fries in Canada, and it wasn't in the US.
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Poutine for everybody!

We ate at a Mediterranean Food restaurant last week in Las Vegas. Mrs Danger ordered the Poutine.

Wut?
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It's funny, I don't remember poutine much from when I was a kid--and you'd think that would be something we would have latched onto as kids. One year in Pee-Wee hockey we were in a Can-Am league, and we played like half of our games in Canada. But now that I think about it, I guess that was all in Ontario, not Quebec...or maybe poutine is just more popular now, too.
Poutine was invented in the 50's, but it didn't become popular until the 80's in Quebec and the 90's across Canada. I'd never heard of poutine when I was a kid.

Of course, when I Googled "poutine popularité", all I got were articles about Vladimir Putin (Poutine in French).

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Relish for me! But when I order a burger in the US and ask for relish, all I get are weird looks.
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Poutine was invented in the 50's, but it didn't become popular until the 80's in Quebec and the 90's across Canada. I'd never heard of poutine when I was a kid.

Of course, when I Googled "poutine popularité", all I got were articles about Vladimir Putin (Poutine in French).



Relish for me! But when I order a burger in the US and ask for relish, all I get are weird looks.
Oh, that would explain why I don't remember it. This would have been the late 70's, early 80's when I was a kid.

I'm not a relish fan, but yeah, I think it's more of a hot dog condiment in the US.
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Wait ... what?! You!?






I am aghast.
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Hang in there Gord!

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I do remember as kids we loved that vinegar was always there as a condiment for fries in Canada, and it wasn't in the US.
In the UK they use vinegar on their fries (or rather, "chips"), in the US they use ketchup, so it only makes sense that both are options in Canada. I use either depending on my mood and the fries.

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I'm ashamed to admit that I have never tried poutine. I should self-revoke my citizenship. Nor have I tried a peameal bacon sandwich, which is supposedly Toronto's signature food.
I'm also loath to confess that I know very little about Stompin' Tom or his music. The same goes for Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, and many others. However, Bruce Cockburn has been a top-5 favourite of mine for decades, and Canadian music in general is far more worthwhile than, generally speaking, Canadian TV and films; both realms of Canadian culture have many highpoints, especially film, but are simply vastly overshadowed in quantity, and thus quality, by the gargantuan U.S. TV and film industries. Not a great many Canadian TV series merit discussion.
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I kind of consider myself part Canadian. I grew up in the hinterlands of Northern NY, right on the border. There are no major American cities nearby, and growing up (pre-cable), three out of our six TV channels were Canadian, our radio stations were CHEZ 106 and CHOM 98, and most of our school field trips were either to Ottawa or Montreal. (I remember Upper Canada Village, and Park Safari African--and best of all, skating on the Rideau Canal!)

So yes, I'm quite familiar with Max Keeping, The Beachcombers, David Suzuki, Rocket Robin Hood, Hockey Night in Canada, The Forest Rangers, and of course..Stompin' Tom!


One of my buddies and I have a call-and-response greeting :

"Hey Adam--ever been to Tilsonburg?"

"Tilsonburg? My back still aches when I hear that word."
You're an honorary Canadian! Holy shit, Rocket Robin Hood, what a horrible show that was! Though I'm not a superhero enthusiast, I do have fond childhood memories of the 1960s Amazing Spiderman and Mighty Hercules cartoon shows, both of which were Canadian-made.
Anyone else here watch Seeing Things in the '80s? Now that was a quirky, eerie, funny show. The visions were fantastic, with that scary music.
And I might be the only one, but I thought Danger Bay was a terrific show.
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