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Old 03-01-2010, 02:13 PM   #101
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I understand that the mounted police are pretty big up there, but come on!!
Actually, mounties are not so big up here. We do have them, but they don't ride around town on horses or anything.

The closing ceremonies were a little tongue-in-cheek, and showed a lot of Canadian stereotypes. Pretty funny stuff. The question is whether other countries realized we were poking a little fun at ourselves with the stereotypes, or whether other countries will think that our cops actually ride around on horses down Main Street, and that we have pet moose.

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:30 PM   #102
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Actually, mounties are not so big up here. We do have them, but they don't ride around town on horses or anything.

The closing ceremonies were a little tongue-in-cheek, and showed a lot of Canadian stereotypes. Pretty funny stuff. The question is whether other countries realized we were poking a little fun at ourselves with the stereotypes, or whether other countries will think that our cops actually ride around on horses down Main Street, and that we have pet moose.
I don't think anyone would believe we have pet moose because of the sheer size of them. Most of us keep beaver as pets but they come with their own challenges. They're often very fast little buggers and they'll escape from the house and go romping down the street. If left untended they'll actually begin to cut down trees in people's yards! So it's not unusual to see a bunch of Canadians running around town chasing beaver. In fact, chasing beaver can sometimes be considered a popular winter pasttime up here.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #103
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...go romping down the street...
I don't know why but this reminded me of Men with Brooms?
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #104
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I don't think anyone would believe we have pet moose because of the sheer size of them. Most of us keep beaver as pets but they come with their own challenges. They're often very fast little buggers and they'll escape from the house and go romping down the street. If left untended they'll actually begin to cut down trees in people's yards! So it's not unusual to see a bunch of Canadians running around town chasing beaver. In fact, chasing beaver can sometimes be considered a popular winter pasttime up here.
I used to chase beaver all the time when I was younger!

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:43 PM   #105
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Congrats to Canada for Hockey Gold, most gold medals evar, and a great olympics in general. I'd love to go to BC some day.

IMO, the Canada Women's Hockey Team should not have apologized. They had absolutely nothing to apologize for. They worked their butt off, played their butt off, and then did what every other friggin' team does after a championship victory. If anything the sports media owes them an apology for being so judgemental. Baseball teams have champagne-spewing parties in their plastic covered locker rooms just for making the playoffs and nobody bats an eye. And these women get flak for a private party on the ice? Double standard imo.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #106
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Actually, mounties are not so big up here. We do have them, but they don't ride around town on horses or anything.

The closing ceremonies were a little tongue-in-cheek, and showed a lot of Canadian stereotypes. Pretty funny stuff. The question is whether other countries realized we were poking a little fun at ourselves with the stereotypes, or whether other countries will think that our cops actually ride around on horses down Main Street, and that we have pet moose.
Sorry my Canadian friends. I hope you didn't take my post as a slight against Canada. I think Canada did an amazing job in hosting the Olympics. I don't recall ever watching this much of the games before this year.

I just felt the closing ceremonies were a bit weird. But that's culture for you. Everyone else's can seem strange when viewed through another's eyes.

I agree with whomever posted that they would love to come up and visit one day. I had never thought of doing that before.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:05 PM   #107
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Sorry my Canadian friends.
Don't apologize to those hoser's! They stole our gold in mens hockey. Admit it, you were out played and lucked out!

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:11 PM   #108
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Don't apologize to those hoser's! They stole our gold in mens hockey. Admit it, you were out played and lucked out!

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:01 AM   #109
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Don't apologize to those hoser's! They stole our gold in mens hockey. Admit it, you were out played and lucked out!
We lucked out? Were you watching the same game wild-dude? (Maybe you only saw the last five minutes of the third period.)

 
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We lucked out? Were you watching the same game wild-dude? (Maybe you only saw the last five minutes of the third period.)
Maybe not "lucked" out, but the US did carry the play most of the game.

 
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