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[Canada] is also staying home and washing their hands

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    Really important things Canada invented for the rest of the world, you're welcome:
    - poutine, as stated earlier
    - insulin
    - 5-pin bowling, ice hockey, lacrosse AND basketball (go Raptors!)
    - IMAX, available at your local, overpriced movie theatre so you can keep watching those MCU movies and the final-not-final Star Wars episode. With 3D.

    And so much more!

    Really important Canadian people we thrust upon the rest of the world (you may not be so welcome):
    In no particular order, Alanis Morrisette, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling AND Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Justin Bieber and Drake. Really awfully sorry about the last two.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    How could you forget Nickelback and Avril Lavigne

    Leonard Cohen as well

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Hot take

    Five pin bowling fucking sucks

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    SimBen

    Thank you

    Merci

    (Do we need to post in both official languages?)

    We don't, but you do.

    the french needs to be in double font size

    No, that's only for signposts, which are different from forum posts in many respects!

    Non, cette règle ne s'applique qu'aux panneaux d'affichage, qui sont différents des messages de forums à plusieurs égards!

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    How could you forget Nickelback and Avril Lavigne

    Leonard Cohen as well

    Was it good or bad that I left them out? I feel like Leonard Cohen deserves a spot in the "honourable mentions", but Avril is pretty divisive, and Nickelback feels like a joke where you maybe liked that one song, before you grew up and got some taste in music.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I like maple syrup and the red green show can I be an honorary Canadian.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    How could you forget Nickelback and Avril Lavigne

    Leonard Cohen as well

    Was it good or bad that I left them out? I feel like Leonard Cohen deserves a spot in the "honourable mentions", but Avril is pretty divisive, and Nickelback feels like a joke where you maybe liked that one song, before you grew up and got some taste in music.

    Avil's grown to be pretty bad and super appropriative, but I can't forget high school when she was like the icon for teens at school. Agree on Nickelbadk, that's just a common canadian band we're blamed for.
    Three Days Grace is also Canadian, same with Billy Talent, though they were much smaller compared to most of those mentioned, but they played a big part of growing up.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I'm still gonna vote in this election, even though it doesn't matter in any way thanks Harper you evil wiener thanks Trudeau you fussy baby, because there was a nice Berner at the polling station during the provincial election and I hope to see that nice Berner again.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I've never had poutine though, but I'm a babby whom likes ketchup on fries.

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I've never had poutine though, but I'm a babby whom likes ketchup on fries.

    It’s okay to like ketchup on fries, we don’t exclusively substitute poutine for all fries.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I haven't had poutine in a few years.

    And even that was just shredded tex-mex cheese and gravy from a packet.

    I don't think I've ever had proper poutine.

    Probably because I've never been east of Winnipeg.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Maybe a contentious question - which side of the border did you see the falls from?

    We saw it from both sides

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited August 2019

    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I'm still gonna vote in this election, even though it doesn't matter in any way thanks Harper you evil wiener thanks Trudeau you fussy baby, because there was a nice Berner at the polling station during the provincial election and I hope to see that nice Berner again.

    I definitely misread Berner in your post, Chico, and I was really worried for a second

    But now I'm also crossing my fingers for a good Berner at mine

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  • FearghaillFearghaill HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited August 2019
    #pipe wrote: »
    Hey here's a question, why do all the Canadian hockey teams suck ass right now

    I mean, Calgary had the 2nd best record in the league last year, Toronto was 7th, and Winnipeg was 10th and all three made the playoffs.

    as for why the others suck:

    Vancouver: Jim Benning is a bad GM who still thinks big heavy hockey is a thing that can succeed
    Edmonton: Peter Chiarelli was a very bad GM who still thought big heavy hockey was a thing that could succeed and was also just so, so stupid when it came to making trades
    Ottawa: Eugene Melnyk likes owning a hockey team for the prestige of it, but doesn't actually want to spend the kind of money it takes to run a successful hockey team, so they traded their best players away rather than paying them what they're worth.
    Montreal: Might not actually suck? This time last year I thought Marc Bergevin was Benning-tier bad but he made some good moves and some prospects are turning out decent and it would not surprise me if Montreal actually made the playoffs this year, and could even be a contender in 2-3 years?

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Also I have been to the Falls exactly once, and it was both neat and awful, as I was there for work on a -40 day

    The water was all frozen and the walk behind them was VERY COLD and also VERY COOL

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    I didn't know it could even get that cold in southern ontario

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    I've never had poutine though, but I'm a babby whom likes ketchup on fries.

    It’s okay to like ketchup on fries, we don’t exclusively substitute poutine for all fries.

    I've been hoodwinked

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  • FearghaillFearghaill HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    My hometown!

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I had forgotten this was also Canadian

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Hit Canadian songs, you say

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I'm still gonna vote in this election, even though it doesn't matter in any way thanks Harper you evil wiener thanks Trudeau you fussy baby, because there was a nice Berner at the polling station during the provincial election and I hope to see that nice Berner again.

    Berners are democracy fans, it's true.

    Cello
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    I didn't know it could even get that cold in southern ontario

    it gets that cold in Boston quite often, and we're well south of the falls and near the sea to boot.

    Cello
  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I'm still gonna vote in this election, even though it doesn't matter in any way thanks Harper you evil wiener thanks Trudeau you fussy baby, because there was a nice Berner at the polling station during the provincial election and I hope to see that nice Berner again.

    Berners are democracy fans, it's true.

    If dogs could vote they'd be first in line

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    In a stunning upset, “Walk” is elected prime minister!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    In a stunning upset, “Walk” is elected prime minister!

    though if it was primarily Berners voting, "Cheese" would come in well ahead.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    What's a Berners' position on people taking vacations?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    What's a Berners' position on people taking vacations?

    "can we come?"

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I wonder if airlines would let me buy a Berner a plane seat

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    I wonder if airlines would let me buy a Berner a plane seat

    If I ever have to fly one of our dogs somewhere long distance, I am absolutely going to find out if this is possible. I've heard too many horror stories about dogs in cargo holds.

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  • Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Hey here's a question, why do all the Canadian hockey teams suck ass right now

    I mean, Calgary had the 2nd best record in the league last year, Toronto was 7th, and Winnipeg was 10th and all three made the playoffs.

    as for why the others suck:

    Vancouver: Jim Benning is a bad GM who still thinks big heavy hockey is a thing that can succeed
    Edmonton: Peter Chiarelli was a very bad GM who still thought big heavy hockey was a thing that could succeed and was also just so, so stupid when it came to making trades
    Ottawa: Eugene Melnyk likes owning a hockey team for the prestige of it, but doesn't actually want to spend the kind of money it takes to run a successful hockey team, so they traded their best players away rather than paying them what they're worth.
    Montreal: Might not actually suck? This time last year I thought Marc Bergevin was Benning-tier bad but he made some good moves and some prospects are turning out decent and it would not surprise me if Montreal actually made the playoffs this year, and could even be a contender in 2-3 years?

    Jim Benning is, in my opinion, very good at scouting/drafting but he should not be in charge of signing free agents or making trades.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    We've hit the point of August where the mornings have a little chill to them and the days are actually a nice temperature and I just want the weather to stay this way for a while

    I love the late-August/September weather very much, but then October happens and the winter misery starts to set in and I am not ready for it after how long last year went

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  • FearghaillFearghaill HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited August 2019
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Hey here's a question, why do all the Canadian hockey teams suck ass right now

    I mean, Calgary had the 2nd best record in the league last year, Toronto was 7th, and Winnipeg was 10th and all three made the playoffs.

    as for why the others suck:

    Vancouver: Jim Benning is a bad GM who still thinks big heavy hockey is a thing that can succeed
    Edmonton: Peter Chiarelli was a very bad GM who still thought big heavy hockey was a thing that could succeed and was also just so, so stupid when it came to making trades
    Ottawa: Eugene Melnyk likes owning a hockey team for the prestige of it, but doesn't actually want to spend the kind of money it takes to run a successful hockey team, so they traded their best players away rather than paying them what they're worth.
    Montreal: Might not actually suck? This time last year I thought Marc Bergevin was Benning-tier bad but he made some good moves and some prospects are turning out decent and it would not surprise me if Montreal actually made the playoffs this year, and could even be a contender in 2-3 years?

    Jim Benning is, in my opinion, very good at scouting/drafting but he should not be in charge of signing free agents or making trades.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Also re: Ottawa's NHL team, Melnyk is just straight up holding onto them until he can make a few extra dollars off the Seattle expansion

    He's such an awful guy that his biotech company, which was so unethical there were Netflix specials on it, booted him out

    So he's sulking because he didn't get a free arena to move the team into to raise its net value like he'd hoped for the last few years, and is really just hoping to make that last big payout off the Sens before either selling them or holding onto them out of spite

    He is currently playing chicken with the salary cap minimum, and just added a player that brings him above it but is so injured that insurance will cover most of his multimillion dollar deal, so the team only has to pay 900k

    He is so fucking cheap

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Let me tell you somethin if I get a choice between sitting beside a human or a dog on a plane I am choosing dog every single time, any dog, a violent murderer dog that will violently attack me if I touch it, I don't even like dogs that much but gimme that dog plane, know what dogs can't do probably a lot of things I guess but most apropos to this discussion they can't TALK they can't fill the air with vapid insidious brain slitherings if they vocalise its just a meaningless barbaric yawp

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  • FearghaillFearghaill HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Melnyk is an embarrassment to the league and every week that passes that he is not forced to sell the team is a failure on the part of the commissioner and board of governors. Do you realize how bad someone needs to be for me to feel bad for Senators fans?

    to expand on Cello's point, the salary floor, the minimum value of player contracts a team needs to carry is $60.2 million. The Sens are currently sitting at about $65 million in contracts, but because of stuff like the injured player insurance and trading for players after their July 1st bonuses have already been paid, the actual payroll amount for the sens is only $47.5 million. They are making decisions based not on "what will make the team better" but "how can we spend as little as possible while still technically following the rules"

    it's pathetic

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Melnyk is an embarrassment to the league and every week that passes that he is not forced to sell the team is a failure on the part of the commissioner and board of governors. Do you realize how bad someone needs to be for me to feel bad for Senators fans?

    to expand on Cello's point, the salary floor, the minimum value of player contracts a team needs to carry is $60.2 million. The Sens are currently sitting at about $65 million in contracts, but because of stuff like the injured player insurance and trading for players after their July 1st bonuses have already been paid, the actual payroll amount for the sens is only $47.5 million. They are making decisions based not on "what will make the team better" but "how can we spend as little as possible while still technically following the rules"

    it's pathetic

    There's no shortage of people who'd happily support the team, too! But no one wants to go to a game when this guy is the owner.

    Every time there's a rumour of a buyout (e.g. from the owner of the Ottawa CFL team, or the guy who owns Cirque du Soleil) it's all anyone will talk about in this city for at least a week

    And yet

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    edited August 2019
    Cello wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Melnyk is an embarrassment to the league and every week that passes that he is not forced to sell the team is a failure on the part of the commissioner and board of governors. Do you realize how bad someone needs to be for me to feel bad for Senators fans?

    to expand on Cello's point, the salary floor, the minimum value of player contracts a team needs to carry is $60.2 million. The Sens are currently sitting at about $65 million in contracts, but because of stuff like the injured player insurance and trading for players after their July 1st bonuses have already been paid, the actual payroll amount for the sens is only $47.5 million. They are making decisions based not on "what will make the team better" but "how can we spend as little as possible while still technically following the rules"

    it's pathetic

    There's no shortage of people who'd happily support the team, too! But no one wants to go to a game when this guy is the owner.

    Every time there's a rumour of a buyout (e.g. from the owner of the Ottawa CFL team, or the guy who owns Cirque du Soleil) it's all anyone will talk about in this city for at least a week

    And yet

    Suddenly, visions of Cirque performers in hockey gear doing impossible gymnastics involving trapeze and trampolines and no safety nets and scoring goals. The sport of the future.

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