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    For you Mericans

    ..or at least the ones who watched the Olympic closing ceremonies.

    They were start to finish a jab at or spoof of ourselves for all the normal Canadian stereotypes. A tongue in cheek show.

    Self deprication is a normal humor for Canadians. We like to make fun of and laugh at ourselves. Especially on all things perceived as Canadian.

    NBC commentators sure didn't get so I hope some of you did. Like I always say about Jay Leno, if you have to explain the joke, it was poorly delivered.

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    I didn't see any Kraft Dinner or Maple Syrup jokes at the Olympics.

    Also, did the Bare Naked Ladies get some air time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I didn't see any Kraft Dinner or Maple Syrup jokes at the Olympics.

    Also, did the Bare Naked Ladies get some air time?
    No, but they played...3 or 4 times at various free concerts

    Great closing ceremonies. I will have to ask my merican buds if they got to see everything (the three monologues were great)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    No, but they played...3 or 4 times at various free concerts

    Great closing ceremonies. I will have to ask my merican buds if they got to see everything (the three monologues were great)
    Excellent. We don't have a TV at home, but just happened to be in a maternity ward room with a TV for the first few days of the games, so we watched quite a bit. But we missed the closing ceremonies.
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    Meh,too busy putting my head in the pilotless gas range after the hockey game.
    Are those "Newfy" jokes still fashionable in the Great White North?
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    well to be honest, newfie jokes are usually from the east side of the mountains. But yes they are......god love them newfs, they make more fun of themselves than we do...

    Newfies are all stuck in alberta, their cars didn't know what to do with a mountain
    How to get action in newfoundland - bag of chips and a beer

    I have actually been skreeched in. I miss my newfie friends from ontario. Amazing group of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    ..or at least the ones who watched the Olympic closing ceremonies.

    They were start to finish a jab at or spoof of ourselves for all the normal Canadian stereotypes. A tongue in cheek show.

    Self deprication is a normal humor for Canadians. We like to make fun of and laugh at ourselves. Especially on all things perceived as Canadian.

    NBC commentators sure didn't get so I hope some of you did. Like I always say about Jay Leno, if you have to explain the joke, it was poorly delivered.
    Canadian self-deprecation is great.

    I recently added "The Saddest Music in the World" to my list of favorite movies. It's witty canada humor with an oddball arty twist.

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    Not having a boat anymore I have to drive a car around Lake Erie without a beer in hand to visit the Great White North.Sure miss those liquid navagation days on the high seas.
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    Good God,it never ends
    They are highlighting Rick Nash the olympic winner at the Blue Jacket game tonight.
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    Look,you didn't put Rush in the show, so take off.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Rush, BTO, Tragically Hip were all missing. But hey, at least no Celine Dion eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Ryan View Post
    Rush, BTO, Tragically Hip were all missing. But hey, at least no Celine Dion eh?
    different country?Oui?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Ryan View Post
    Rush, BTO, Tragically Hip were all missing. But hey, at least no Celine Dion eh?
    Thank Dog for that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Look,you didn't put Rush in the show, so take off.
    I crewed for them for two tours. Watched every show and where unions permitted operated spots. Best fun ever as all three are truely great people. But that's another story, maybe another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    I crewed for them for two tours. Watched every show and where unions permitted operated spots. Best fun ever as all three are truely great people. But that's another story, maybe another thread.
    LOL, every Canuk has a "how I personally know Rush" story.

    Sounds like a great time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Canadian self-deprecation is great.

    I recently added "The Saddest Music in the World" to my list of favorite movies. It's witty canada humor with an oddball arty twist.
    Then I bet you liked Michael Moore's "Candian Bacon".

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    Non, elle est originaire du Quebec. We're reminded very, very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    LOL, every Canuk has a "how I personally know Rush" story.

    Sounds like a great time.
    ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Ryan View Post
    Non, elle est originaire du Quebec. We're reminded very, very often.
    We had sort of a seperation issue here in the 1860's,caused a lot of trouble.
    Besides,you need all those wacky goalies from Quebec,n'est pas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Then I bet you liked Michael Moore's "Candian Bacon".
    Thought that was John Candys movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Thought that was John Candys movie?
    Candy starred but I think Moore directed it. Maybe he produced it, can't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Ryan View Post
    Rush, BTO, Tragically Hip were all missing. But hey, at least no Celine Dion eh?
    Yeah, what was up with the lack of Rush?
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    it's all over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Yeah, what was up with the lack of Rush?
    NP and his wife just had a child. I suspect he is busy being a family man.

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