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Old 07.05.2010, 23:40
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um, is that really how my comment is understood? I was givig those as an example of some of the GREATEST musicians from Canada....
Ah, OK, that makes sense.

I wasn't aware, however, that DK was canadian. BTW, you are right, Feist is a great artist/group.
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Old 08.05.2010, 00:03
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Re: The Canada Thread

The Sleeman's (especially the Cream Ale) sure is a fine thing, but it's the Waterloo Dark I miss the most. And I miss the fact that the last time I went back, I was two Tragically Hip albums behind. And yes, Rush is not only one of the biggest and best things to ever come from our fair land, they simply are one of the best bands in music history. Saw them at Maple Leaf Gaedens on my 19th birthday (preceeded by the Hip, no less) and they opened with "Spirit of Radio" which literally almost blew my head clean off, then went for beers at East Side Mario's at the Eaton's Centre on Young Street. Never forget that night.

I miss shopping at the Sobey's down the road from my old place at 3:00am (I worked the night shift) and not having to wait 15 minutes at the check-out. And I miss the Strub's Kosher Dill Pickles they sold there. And as much as I hate to admit it, I REALLY miss that there was a Tim Horton's on just about every street corner. There is just no other coffee in the whole, wide world quite like it. And last but not least, (even thought they blew hard again this year), I miss my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs...
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Re: The Canada Thread

miss Hockey Night in Canada and....how people don't generally snap over small stuff....
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Re: The Canada Thread

Friends
Multiculturalism to a greater extent
More friendly and relaxed people
Tim Hortons
Shopping malls
Variety of restaurants
Wearing whatever and not having to worry about people looking at me in a weird way
Big fried samosas for 30 cents that I used to get in a shop next to my work
Longer opening hours
Availability of wide range of goods
Reese's cups

What I don't miss is a lot of snow and cold! That's for sure.
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Old 08.05.2010, 02:39
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Why focus on that?! tell me a country that doesn't have bad musicians?
How about Feist, Diana Krall, Glenn Gould, Arcade Fire, Metric, Bedouin Soundclash....thats just a couple coming off the top of my head!

EDIT: Has been brought to my attention that this may be missunderstood. Those are examples of what I consider to be great musicians from Canada.
lol just trying to point out the great irony of Canadian music - international uber success = 3rd rate talent. You forget to mention The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Our Lady Peace, Lowest of the Low, Gordon Lightfoot, April Wine...
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Right now, I would love to watch the Habs beat Pittsburgh (series tied 2-2) and then a few Sleeman's wouldn't go amiss. Go Habs Go!
But you are in Montreal. Surely RDS has the game, non?
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lol just trying to point out the great irony of Canadian music - international uber success = 3rd rate talent. You forget to mention The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Our Lady Peace, Lowest of the Low, Gordon Lightfoot, April Wine...
All great bands, to be sure. But my friend, you've hit the nail directly on the head. How could I have possibly forgotten The Lowest of the Low??? Shakespeare, My Butt is hands down the best independent album ever recorded in music history! My copy is currently (and I'm not joking) in the cd player in my car as we speak. I missed my only opportunity to see them live 'cause they were playing the weekend I arrived here in Switzerland. Pity.

And one more thing comes to mind (the cheap samosa thing brought it to mind). 20 cent chicken wings once a week at Morty's Pub in Waterloo, Ontario ('course that was a few years ago), and 8 bucks for a pitcher of beer and an hour of pool at Metropolis Night Club in Kitchener (before it burned down). Point is, I miss prices like that. Unheard of here...
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Oh, and I miss Carharts being utilitarian, not trendy.... WTF??
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Old 10.05.2010, 15:37
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Re: The Canada Thread

New`s from the west cost .Vancouver had a visitorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVj3D1LqG0&feature=player_embedded
And the canucks won against Chicago ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVj3...layer_embedded
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New`s from the west cost .Vancouver had a visitorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVj3D1LqG0&feature=player_embedded
And the canucks won against Chicago ;-)

Vancouver is quite a place...
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Old 10.05.2010, 23:45
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A Thread for all things Canadian, the true North strong and free
Have a good day, eh!
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Only in canada

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Re: The Canada Thread

True, we are a little naive as a nation, but at least due process is playing out...it's good to know that still means something...
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Old 10.05.2010, 23:57
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Re: The Canada Thread

..so yeah, anybody coming to Timmies tomorrow?
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Old 11.05.2010, 00:03
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True, we are a little naive as a nation, but at least due process is playing out...it's good to know that still means something...
And this is a good thing,can`t wait for the outcome
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Old 11.05.2010, 00:04
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..so yeah, anybody coming to Timmies tomorrow?
Sure where we meet And bring money
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Sure where we meet And bring money
...all I got is toonie.
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Re: The Canada Thread

Is Canada a dry place? Do you have a desert over there?

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Old 11.05.2010, 00:29
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Is Canada a dry place? Do you have a desert over there?

Yes! Bever tails ,Canadian club etc, etc,
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Old 11.05.2010, 00:33
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Is Canada a dry place? Do you have a desert over there?
Yes, there is a desert. Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley. There is an argument whether it is a proper desert or not, referring to it as a pocket desert".

And yes, Canada Dry is Toronto's contribution to the World of CSD's, helping many an American mask their alcohol through prohibition...
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Re: The Canada Thread

It is 7 pm and the Habs going to play the Penguins. And ,of course,win :-)

one minute 30 sec.habs score 1 to 0

1 to 1

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