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Old 26th Aug 2009, 18:55
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Darth Vader .... Canadian

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Old 26th Aug 2009, 19:24
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 19:33
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Darth Vader .... Canadian

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...who then became David Prowse, the Green Cross Code Man - oh no, I'm showing my age.

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Old 26th Aug 2009, 19:49
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Don't forget the telephone!!
Alexander Graham Bell came from Edinburgh, Scotland.

I'm sorry, we can't let you have that one, along with whisky, golf, tyres, penicillin, TV, US flag (almost), US Navy, raincoats (sorry Ray), radar, fax, logarithms, steam engine and the only James Bond worth talking about.

At the risk of turning this into a "Damn Scots" thread, I'll stop now.

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Old 26th Aug 2009, 20:24
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Can't give snowmobiles to the Canadians/Bombardier either. They were just copying what the folks down in Wisconsin and Minnesota had been inventing for years.
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 20:39
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I may have missed someone else saying it, but didn't Canadians give us an awful lot of young men and women who died in WW2 for us?

maybe it's because I'm getting old, but it seems to me that we are far to ready forget now what was then called the Empire did to help back then.....
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 20:45
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A Short History of Canada

Canada did not exist before Tim Hortons. Period.

Tim Horton was a Canadian who took his hockey stick and ended up playing for the NHL. (For those across the pond , the National Hockey League.) When he asked the Buffalo Sabres for a doubling of salary, the Sabres gave him the axe. Chop, chop.

Horton then returned to Canada and decided to take his unemployment insurance and show 'em all by opening his first coffee and donut shop. I suspect the coinage of "double-double" (meaning double the cream and sugar) had something to do with his departure from the Sabres. Sweet revenge.

Tim Hortons is now a major cultural icon. The unveiling of their "Donut of the Month" is an eagerly-anticipated cultural event. People will line up for hours in the -40C. weather just to see if their favourite clump of fried dough makes the cut. (These loyalists often pronounce Tim Hortons as "Tims Hard On" because their mouths are half frozen and just won't work right). The winning donut is then placed on a pedestal like a highly-prized museum artifact.

Every year the chain hosts their "Roll up the Rim to Win" contest where cash, merchandise, an SUV, or a free coffee and donut may be hiding under the lip of a paper coffee cup. Canadians have been known to quit their jobs and camp out at their local Tim Hortons, drinking vast amounts of coffee for a crack at these riches. Few SUVs are won, but quite a few free cups of coffee have been given out. However, Tim Hortons may be cancelling "Roll Up the Rim to Win" since a caffeine-induced riot broke out at one of their outlets and a crazed customer climbed up onto the roof, tore off the "T" in "Tim" and threw it into the parking lot.

When the company didn't know what to do with donut holes (a byproduct of making donuts, naturally) instead of throwing them out and wasting money, they came up with the ingenius idea of tossing them into the deep-fat fryer and presto! Timbits. These tasty little morsels have also become a natural weapon since the Canadian government took all the guns away. When left to go stale, they can be hurled at the Canadian geese that like to crap on the beaches and parks. Since the "Miracle on the Hudson," Captain Sullenberger never flies without his trusty box of stale Timbits tucked under the left seat.

Sadly, Tim Horton passed away in 1974 after consuming a vast amount of vodka, getting into his sports car and doing the "double-double" with the speed limit.

In the 1990s, Tim Hortons was bought out by the American corporate colossus known as "Wendy's" hamburgers, which brings us right back to the beginning of the story: Canada does not exist after Tim Hortons. Period.

Welcome to Cana -- pardon me -- America.
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 20:52
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Didn't the Canuks give us McCain chips/fries as well?

Or was that the Americans or les Francais?

McCain Foods Limited: Information from Answers.com

McCain Foods isn't a small-fry company: It's the #1 french fry maker in the world, processing about 1 million pounds of french fries and other potato products per hour. In addition to its own brands, it owns the Ore-Ida foodservice business (H.J. Heinz still owns the retail brand). The company also produces frozen vegetables, juices, pizza, entrees, and desserts. The McCain family began producing french fries in 1957 and still owns the company. A power struggle in the mid-1990s split family loyalties, and some of the clan went off to run Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada's largest food processors
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:14
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R-R-R-Roll Up The Rim To Win. No other country in the world offers it.

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Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:30
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pigboat, it's decaf for you!
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:44
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Exclamation

Wait a minute! We're on page 5 now and nobody mentioned the bright Canadian diamond called Sons of Butcher?

No worry mods, this youtube version is censored!

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Old 26th Aug 2009, 23:02
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 23:35
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The first light bulb was produced by Woodward and Evans of Toronto six years before Edison bought their patent!
Jeez, make sure drapes doesn't read this thread.

Canada is like an aircraft carrier for me, I have two other aircraft carriers and am thinking about switching ships.

BTW Tim Horten's makes good coffee but the Ice Cap is crap, too sweet, I have to say (shudder) McDonalds regular iced coffee is better,

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Old 27th Aug 2009, 00:44
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William Avery Bishop 8 February 1894(1894-02-08) 11 September 1956 (aged 62)
Bishop c.August 1917, in the cockpit of his Nieuport 17
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 03:46
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Canada has given us..

The mullet. Perhaps they just perfected the look, sported of course with the perfect accessory, a hockey jersey

But the women, omg as the kids say.
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 03:54
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Yeah we bad in the world scheme of things.

We are democratic
We are peaceful, only going to war to defend others, UK, France, Holland, Scandinavia, the rest of Europe, the US.
We have been blue helmeted on every single UN peacekeeping mission...every one.
We have a former prime minister who was awarded the Nobel Prize.
We are polite.
We make poutine
We host film makers who want a touch of the real west
We walk in snow
We pioneered some of the world's air routes and some very early flying.
In this scheme of things....we are a rock.
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 04:03
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In this scheme of things....we are a rock.
Canada is like an aircraft carrier for me, I have two other aircraft carriers and am thinking about switching ships.
Que?
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 04:07
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Sometimes I need to switch rocks.
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 06:26
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DHC aircraft.

If Carlsberg built aeroplanes....
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Old 27th Aug 2009, 09:49
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