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1968-2008

Negotiations to keep the Hockey Night in Canada theme song have collapsed, meaning the CBC program is now in search of another anthem.

Tis a sad day in Canadian Sports. I can remember this theme growing up. Every once in a while I find myself humming this theme while I work or something. Its very catchy. Its been on the air since 1968!

Here’s theme that the article is talking about. But according to the interwebs, they don’t use this version of the theme anymore.



an oldie but a goodie

This is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.

Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid a collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES’ ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse…… Your call.

Short but sweet cause I have to work

Happy Canada Day!

Yup I have to work, but the sounds of the Tragically Hip will be playing in my stereo on my desk!

Enjoy the day, have a Molson Canadian for me!

more pictures from today

Here’s some more pictures that I took today:


robber thinking vorsicht batnhat

aimforthehead feet2 nose iamcanadian

Yeah, for someone who hates getting their picture taken, I photo pretty good, huh?

Do you know what “nemesis” means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an ‘orrible cunt… me.

Aaahhh with all that has happened, I’m feeling better cause I am talking with an old old old LJ friend Dave from Oxford. He says he’s commin to visit soon, and he’s gonna teach to speak with a cockney accent. I told him I was gonna buy a baseball bat, and he said he’d send me his cricket bat. W00t! might have to go to Dick’s and see if they have any.

This is the one that I want to get. Anyone want to buy it for me so I can protect myself and Crystal?

So yeah, if you wanna get into our heads read this chat transcript:

[19:38] Deadly: dude, sorry to hear about you getting robbed. you both ok?
[19:38] £ddi£: yeah we were not home when it happened
[19:39] Deadly: shame, bet you would’ve given them a right beating.
[19:39] £ddi£: probably tomarrow i am buying a baseball bat
[19:40] Deadly: don’t blame you. i have always been the proud owner of a cricket bat!
[19:40] Deadly: (how english is that!)
[19:40] £ddi£: if i could get one here i would
[19:41] Deadly: can send you mine if you want
[19:41] £ddi£: lol that would be hella cool
[19:42] Deadly: not sure how we’d get that one through, but i reckon it’d be ok. can just see the look of bemusement on your friend’s faces when they see it!
[19:43] £ddi£: haha yeah that would be funny then i could dress up as shaun of the dead for halloween!
[19:44] Deadly: its yours. will wrap it and send it to you. (only if you send me photos!) alternatively, i’ll just hand deliver it. can just see me getting through customs with that one!
[19:44] £ddi£: hahah i’d pick you up at the airport!
[19:45] Deadly: i am looking at getting over to the states this year.
[19:45] £ddi£: thats awesome!
[19:46] £ddi£: i need a new tattoo lol
[19:46] Deadly: aye. just need to get my boss to pay for the flights to new york!
[19:46] Deadly: hehe – i need a tattoo.
[19:46] £ddi£: hhehehe get one here
[19:47] Deadly: not sure the yanks would be too chuffed about being asked for a canadian flag….
[19:47] £ddi£: i doubt it :)
[19:47] Deadly: heh. so apart from being robbed? how you both been?
[19:48] £ddi£: not too bad, livin workin you?
[19:48] Deadly: about the same really. working too damn much.
[19:48] £ddi£: lol yeah i know what you mean
[19:49] Deadly: ah well, if it means i get over the pond, all the better.
[19:49] £ddi£: that strue, you’ve been saying you’ve been comming for too long!
[19:50] Deadly: tell me about it. finally i’ve managed to get my finances a bit more in order.
[19:51] £ddi£: thats good :)
[19:51] Deadly: indeed. not perfect, but more managable.
[19:51] £ddi£: very good
[19:51] £ddi£: i’m glad
[19:51] £ddi£: you got a girl yet?
[19:52] Deadly: lol – kind of – i may be getting back with my ex of 3 years ago!
[19:53] £ddi£: hey if you are happy thats all that matters remember that
[19:54] Deadly: true. bit wary though as she broke my heart back then and don’t want to go through it again.
[19:54] £ddi£: i understand
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The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

I stole this from my friend Katie!

50º Fahrenheit (10 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35º Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
Italian cars won’t start.
Canadians drive with the windows down.

32º Fahrenheit (0 C)
American water freezes.
Canadian water gets thicker.

0º Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60º Fahrenheit (-51 C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100º Fahrenheit (- 73 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173º Fahrenheit (-114 C)
Ethyl alcohol freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg.

-460º Fahrenheit (-273 C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying “Cold eh?”

-500º Fahrenheit (-295 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

slang


Your Slanguage Profile


Canadian Slang: 75%

British Slang: 50%

New England Slang: 50%

Aussie Slang: 25%

Prison Slang: 25%

Southern Slang: 25%

how do you like your coffee?

I like my coffee crisp!

This has to be the best chocolate bar ever invented. But I am sad. I can’t get them in Rhode island. According to Wiki, you can get them in the US, I’ve been looking but no dice so far. But I will keep my eyes open

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The few Canadian chocolate bars I can find in the supermarkets here are very expensive. I think they are about a $1.50. That sucks. When we were home, I could buy them at Walmart, and they were .68 cents! And I could find the Tragically hip in the Walmart too! Here I have to go to Newbury Comics, and look in the import section. Truly teh suck.

quick post

Charlie’s house across the street is for sale. Wonder how long its been like that…

Stopped at Newbury Comics yesturday just too look around. Crystal got some hairdye and I got a new hat. Its pretty cool. I got a Canadian flag button too for it. I look emo in it. Yes Eddie is emo, don’t bug me about it!

I have some myspace style photos but for some reson they came out really blue. I guess my camera is being alittle emo today too.

Oh yeah Crystal bought the somewhat new Fall out boy cd, I tried to stop her but she hit me, and it hurt….but I liked it! lol

trip home part one.

I was gonna just write: “What she said…”. But I thought I should write alittle more than that.

Our trip north for Christmas.

The day had come, so we got up, showered and dressed, and made our way down to Robins with the fuzzy to get her new cage all ready for her. Crystal put in some hammocks and I got her food dish and water all set. We watched pickle roam around her new bigger cage. She was like what Crystal said: A velociraptor from Jurrasic Park. She had to test every bar on her new cage for weakness. Well she found one. She figured out that she could get her head in between the bars, all the way up to her shoulders. That kinda freaked us out a bit, so I drove to Home depot, and got some chicken wire to wrap around the cage. That seemed to work. So as she got settled, we got some of the Christmas presents under the tree.

Then we got ready, and drove to Wal-Mart to pick up Robin so she could drive us to the Airport. She drove us to the airport wishing us a safe trip, and we made our way to the desk to check in, and get our bags searched via the x-ray machine. As we stood and watched, they found something that was suspisous. My bottle of coffee syrup. I told them I could probably tell them what it was, they told me in a few seconds they could tell me what it was too. So they took it out of the 3 bags, and swabbed it. Thankfully revealing that it was just a bottle of coffee syrup, and they was no trace of bomb on it.

So after that we went through security, took our shoes jackets, belts, etc off and went through the metal detector. Simple! Now with 2 hours to kill before our flight we sat around, walked around, and finally got a quick bite to eat at I think was a TGIFridays to go. It was hella yummy, and I mentioned that they would make a killing if they put one of these in every mall.

So we got back to our gate, and boarded the plane, and took off like 20 minutes early. Little did we know this was gonna be the last early flight of the entire trip. Believe it or not we actually landed in Cleveland early too, by about 10 minutes! So we found out where our next gate was, and went to find something to eat. We wanded over to a little bar, where the service was friggin terrible. I ordered the smothered fries, and a Bass. With about 5 minutes before our plane to Denver took off I got the fries and ate as fast as I could, I left a $1 tip cause the bartender sucked ass.

DENVER.

Lets just say, the Denver International Airport, smelled. Course It had good reason for it. A couple of days earlier about 2 feet of snow had been dumped in the area. and up untill that day, 5000 people were stranded there. When we got there, from what I heard only about 2000 people were still there. Boy were they ever. Dogs and little kids were all over the place. I felt bad for the people stranded there, as they had to fly stand by, while everyone with current tickets got to get through. When we got there, found our gate, we were informed that we had a 2 hour wait. So thats what we did. I grabbed us some McDonalds, and we played out gameboys, and I caught a quick cat nap. There were some many people there, the lines to customer service looked like the lines to a walmart on black friday. But from what I could see they were in somewhat of a good mood. Maybe just resigned to the fact that they were gonna be there for a while. Thankfully we weren’t.

We finally got on the plane. And took off. Yay! Only a few hours late. The flight from Denver was uneventful.

We landed in Calgary around 1:30ish in the morning. Let me tell you if you ever have to go through customs, go through it at that time. It was only our flight going through. I went through as a Canadian, showing my birth certificate, and we both had no problems. As we were walking to meet my parents, Crystal saw them first. I didn’t recognise my step father as he shaved off his beard, and only had the moustache. My mom didn’t see us and she was crying cause she didn’t think that we were comming, but started to smiled when we got a couple of feet away from them. Here unfortunatly is where we had problems: Picking up our bags. From what we could gather, our bags were never put on the plane in Cleveland. So we filled out the paperwork, and went to my aunts house to sleep.

And sleep we did.

When we got up the next day I introduced Crystal to my Grandpa, and my uncle. We had breakfast and I called the airport to find out about our bags. They were still looking for them. So since we didn’t know when and if we were gonna get them, we headed off to the local Walmart to get some clothes.

End part one.