The Best of Canada


Yes, I’m talking about Canada again but only because I lost the slangoff on Sunday on Too Much Pressure. Now, I must list the 10 best things aboot way up north.

10. They brought us Jim Carey, Ryan Gosling, John Candy, Mike Meyers, Leslie Neilson and Sarah Chalke. It seems that the only noteworthy actress I came across, obviously they make better men and generally their men are goofballs.

9. They also brought us Alanis Morisette, Finger Eleven, Michael Buble and Barenaked Ladies. I tried to find other musicians but could not find any and sorry I could not include Avril Levine.

8. They take beer very seriously.

7. Free healthcare.

6. They are really fun to make fun of.

5. They invented panoramic cameras, the wonderbra (not that I use it), the electric car, the zipper, the washing machine, and smarties.

4. It’s on top and seems to like it there, I can understand that 😉

3. The Shipping News takes place in Canada, even though I totally forgot this information and Gwen had to inform me…and I own the movie.

2. They aren’t responsible for Dubya, OJ Simpson, Mariah Carey, Creed or Carrot Top.

1. Awesome people are from Canada such as Bluepaintred, Tracy, Eddie, Jen and of course Gwen.


  1. Avitable

    June 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    You purposely misspelled half of those names just to make my head explode, didn’t you?

    Don’t forget about Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd, and Michael J. Fox!

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm

      @Avitable, I look forward to it everyday :tongue:

  2. J.

    June 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Keifer & Donald Sutherland
    Pam Anderson (bleh)
    William Shatner
    Keanu Reeves
    Martin Short
    Jason Priestly
    Matthew Perry
    Eric McCormack
    Howie Mandell
    Bryan Adams
    Celine Dion
    Guess Who
    Jeff Healy
    Diana Krall
    Sarah McLachlan
    Joni Mitchell
    Shania Twain
    Tragically Hip
    Chantal Kreviazuk

    Snobby americans … 🙂

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

      @J., I’m not sure you should ever admit to Celine Dion.

  3. J.

    June 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    OMG I left you a HUGE comment here and it went poof. *criez*

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

      @J., it’s ok…it went into spam but I saved it!

  4. J.

    June 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I’m such a spammer 😉

    Celine’s a whackjob, but a talented one. LOL!
    and my feelings are hurt … I’m awesome people from Canada *sniff*

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      @J., I admit I forgot about you (I’m sure you aren’t the only one) but I rarely chat up with you anymore…you kinda fell off the planet.

      1. J.

        June 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm

        @Robin, and here I was ready to help you with mosquitos and bears!!!

  5. Grant

    June 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Why Canada is awesome? In a word – moose.

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm

      @Grant, we have moose where i live or so I’ve heard. Apparently before I moved to my house a moose showed up in the cul-de-sac.

  6. Tug

    June 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Shit. Grant beat me to it; I love moose. Mooses. Meese. Those damned bigass animals with huge horns.

    1. Robin

      June 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm

      @Tug, we have moose, supposidly (see comment above), but then i’ve never seen in on a menu.

  7. edmcbride

    June 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    yup i rule 🙂

    1. Robin

      June 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

      @edmcbride, that you do.

    1. Robin

      June 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

      @Amanda, the first post i wrote he was in the list, forgot him the 2nd time.

  8. Gwen

    June 18, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Oh man, that’s fucking awesome. It’s also a lot better than anything I could have come up with.

    1. Robin

      June 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

      @Gwen, I’d love to see you try to do one about the US.

  9. Hannah

    June 18, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Some more facts about Canada

    -We take hockey VERY seriously
    -Our winters are some of the WORST in the world (except Vancouver who mainly just get rain and overcast)
    -We invented poutine and beavertails
    -The Rideau Canal is one of the longest skating rinks in the world
    -Many of us LOATHE Nickelback
    -Some of us are fully bilingual
    -Our maple syrup kicks ass!
    -We make great horror movies-Original Black Christmas and My Bloody Valentine for example
    -We are reserved and polite
    -Our current prime minister is actually a robot. LOL
    -We value multiculturalism
    -Gay marriage is legal here

    And last but not least-I am Canadian and you didn’t put me on your “awesome canuck” list. Boo! 🙁

  10. Hannah

    June 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    P.S. We often enjoy making fun of Americans as well. 🙂

    1. Robin

      June 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

      @Hannah, i bet you do 😉

  11. Karen Sugarpants

    June 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    And me! And Sam (my partner @Craftastrophe)!

    and Hannah’s right – we make fun of Americans too! 🙂

    1. Robin

      June 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

      @Karen Sugarpants, I had no idea you were from Canada. Boy a lot of bloggers are in Canada, nothing else better to do?

  12. Manly Man

    July 31, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Awesome posts AND replies! I miss it there… (lots of visits before) When came we move there Hon?

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