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post Dec 1 2005, 10:58 PM
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Indeed....and that whole "universal healthcare" system thing is up there to.
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post Dec 1 2005, 11:18 PM
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you forgot Pamela Anderson...
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post Dec 1 2005, 11:34 PM
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I bet he didn't
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post Dec 1 2005, 11:39 PM
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The funny thing is that every person in Canada knows a whole bunch of stuff that was invented by Canadians. That's how you know you are in a pretty sorry country. When everyone knows that basketball and instant mashed potatos were invented by Canadians...

Actually Canada is not a sorry country. It's pretty good...
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post Dec 1 2005, 11:44 PM
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It's true, a clanmate brought up the "we invented basketball" thing when I was ragging on him for his nationality
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:30 AM
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They may have invented basketball, but they sure do suck at it...
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:34 AM
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Basketball was a modification of a mayan game in which the losing team was sacrificed. It was played with a solid rubber ball and a hoop only just large enough to let the ball pass through. I believed it was called Pelota. Too lazy to look it up though.
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE(Dakyron @ Dec 1 2005, 05:30 PM)
They may have invented basketball, but they sure do suck at it...
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Except for the current MVP
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:44 AM
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THERE IS NO HENTAE IS CANADA
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:52 AM
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QUOTE(Dakyron @ Dec 2 2005, 12:30 AM)
They may have invented basketball, but they sure do suck at it...
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Not enough black people in Canada?
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post Dec 2 2005, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE(Ferran @ Dec 2 2005, 12:34 AM)
Basketball was a modification of a mayan game in which the losing team was sacrificed. It was played with a solid rubber ball and a hoop only just large enough to let the ball pass through. I believed it was called Pelota. Too lazy to look it up though.
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It may be similar to a mayan game, but I doubt the inventor of basketball as we know it today was inspired by his knowledge of mayan sports.
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post Dec 2 2005, 02:29 AM
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Jim Carrey.
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post Dec 2 2005, 05:57 AM
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post Dec 2 2005, 06:01 AM
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE(JLord @ Dec 1 2005, 06:39 PM)
The funny thing is that every person in Canada knows a whole bunch of stuff that was invented by Canadians.  That's how you know you are in a pretty sorry country.  When everyone knows that basketball and instant mashed potatos were invented by Canadians...
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And when you spend about three times as much time in History class on the Battle of Vimy Ridge in WW1 than you do on the entire Vietnam War.
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post Dec 2 2005, 12:59 PM
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post Dec 2 2005, 02:40 PM
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No one has said it yet?

The Kids in the Hall suck.
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post Dec 2 2005, 04:18 PM
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QUOTE(Molimo @ Dec 2 2005, 05:50 AM)
And when you spend about three times as much time in History class on the Battle of Vimy Ridge in WW1 than you do on the entire Vietnam War.
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That's true as well. Canadians love Vimy Ridge. I went to high school in Edmonton, and pretty much everything you learn in US school is useless in Canada. Civil war, American Revolution, Vietnam, Pearl Harbour, etc... Instead it's Vimy Ridge, D-day, Korean War, Peacekeeping, Battle of Britain.

The teacher asked who knows about Vimy Ridge. Some guy puts up his hand and explains all about it. I was like, "damn, that guy is some sort of WW1 historian or something." Then I found out that everyone in Canada knows about it...

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post Dec 2 2005, 05:32 PM
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Here is something you probably didn't know about Canada's military: At the end of World War II, Canada possessed the third-largest navy and fourth-largest air force in the world, as well as the largest volunteer army ever fielded.

Also, the Canadians captured vimy ridge and killed over 20,000 Germans and captured another 4,000 while suffering 3,500 casualties. The French had lost over 150,000 men trying to take the ridge. So I guess that's why they learn about it.

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post Dec 3 2005, 01:28 AM
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:ph34r: The Canadian attack on the hydroelectric plant in Buffalo New York was a travesty. Immediate action should have been taken and wasn't.
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post Dec 3 2005, 01:41 AM
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QUOTE(Greenplanet65 @ Dec 2 2005, 08:28 PM)
:ph34r:  The Canadian attack on the hydroelectric plant in Buffalo New York was a travesty. Immediate action should have been taken and wasn't.
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post Dec 3 2005, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE(The Poster Formerly Known as Y2A @ Dec 2 2005, 08:41 PM)
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post Dec 3 2005, 12:29 PM
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Requiem for a Dream was an awesome visual and audio movie. The plot/characters was meh though.
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post Dec 5 2005, 12:16 AM
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QUOTE(Stimulant @ Dec 3 2005, 07:29 AM)
Requiem for a Dream was an awesome visual and audio movie. The plot/characters was meh though.
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Indeed. That's the exact song. Great song. But I can't listen to it without reading or writing at the same time anymore. <_< I don't have any particular desires to watch that movie again. It was done well for what it was, but the plot itself just doesn't appeal to me.
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post Dec 5 2005, 06:07 AM
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Good things that came out of Canada?

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post Dec 5 2005, 07:01 AM
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my favourite part is the opening sequence. I love how they show the panoramic views of the entire 'stage of action". Gives a real feeling of setting.
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post Dec 5 2005, 07:24 AM
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Basketball was invented at The Springfeild Mass YMCA using Peachbaskets.

the guy might have spent time in Canada but it was INVENTED IN AMERICA and the First Players were Americans God Dammit.

New Englanders to the Point we may want to be part of Canada but we are not yet cunucks
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post Dec 6 2005, 10:01 AM
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I have been thinking about this for the last couple of days and since 1970?

Not one damn thing.
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post Dec 6 2005, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE(JLord @ Dec 2 2005, 11:18 AM)
That's true as well.  Canadians love Vimy Ridge.  I went to high school in Edmonton, and pretty much everything you learn in US school is useless in Canada.  Civil war, American Revolution, Vietnam, Pearl Harbour, etc...  Instead it's Vimy Ridge, D-day, Korean War, Peacekeeping, Battle of Britain. 

The teacher asked who knows about Vimy Ridge.  Some guy puts up his hand and explains all about it.  I was like, "damn, that guy is some sort of WW1 historian or something."  Then I found out that everyone in Canada knows about it...
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Haha, yep. To a point, obviously, it makes sense, since there's no more reason to learn about the American Civil War in Canada than there is to learn about the Battle of Vimy Ridge in the US.

But many high schools do have an American History course which would have all that stuff in it.

QUOTE(JLord @ Dec 2 2005, 12:32 PM)
Here is something you probably didn't know about Canada's military: At the end of World War II, Canada possessed the third-largest navy and fourth-largest air force in the world, as well as the largest volunteer army ever fielded.


They didn't let us forget that fact for a second.

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Also, the Canadians captured vimy ridge and killed over 20,000 Germans and captured another 4,000 while suffering 3,500 casualties.  The French had lost over 150,000 men trying to take the ridge.  So I guess that's why they learn about it.
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Yup, it was a pretty kick-ass battle for Canada. Even cooler is that we used the same tactics any good RTS'er would use against a turtling opponent- we moved in our artillery, shelled the hell out of everything in range, then moved them up a few feet and opened fire again. Repeat until the Ridge is a desolate wasteland.

But the textbooks do some wierd things about WW1. They talk about how Canadian troops were so great they were often used as 'shock troopers' by the british or french. They were the first into every battle! The Germans feared us! Well, the Germans might've feared us, but when you really look hard at what the textbook is saying you realize that the Canadians were just cannon fodder.
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post Dec 6 2005, 12:50 PM
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Opps I forgot Newfoundlanders weren't part of Canada then were they?
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