Proud to be Canadian

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I just saw Joannie being interviewed and she's thrilled. She said she would carry the flag with a smile. She spoke eloquently about the Canadian team and the camaraderie and I got thinking that the sovereigntists must be squirming a bit these days.
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Urbane wrote:I just saw Joannie being interviewed and she's thrilled. She said she would carry the flag with a smile. She spoke eloquently about the Canadian team and the camaraderie and I got thinking that the sovereigntists must be squirming a bit these days.


Interesting point. Sovereignists heads must be exploding. :purefury:
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Captain Awesome wrote:Will it involve a pickup truck or some other gas-guzzling vehicle to *bleep* off tender tree huggers?


Ah yes, they are gonna throw the curling gold medal 40 something 'olympian' guy into a firetruck, drive through town with the lights and sirens. Then have him hold the hose as they extinguish the flame. It will be classy..... :eyeballspin:
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The Olympics were (ARE) great. Nothing I can do about the bill so I might as well enjoy it!!!

GO CANADA MEN'S HOCKEY!!!!

ps. Rita McNeil was supposed to sing at the closing ceremonies but she was stopped at the border for trying to smuggle 80 pounds of crack into the country. :dyinglaughing:
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Brian Williams (the American newsanchor): Leaving behind a thank you note

By Brian Williams, NBC, CTVOlympics.ca Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 4:03 PM ET


After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to do laundry well into next week. Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.

Thank you, Canada: For being such good hosts. For your unfailing courtesy. For your (mostly) beautiful weather. For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television. For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents. For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry. For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon. For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do. For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display. For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting. For making us aware of how many of you have been watching NBC all these years. For having the good taste to have an anchorman named Brian Williams on your CTV network, who turns out to be such a nice guy. For the body scans at the airport which make pat-downs and cavity searches unnecessary. For designing those really cool LED Olympic rings in the harbor, which turned to gold when your athletes won one. For always saying nice things about the United States...when you know we're listening. For sharing Joannie Rochette with us. For reminding some of us we used to be a more civil society. Mostly, for welcoming the world with such ease and making lasting friends with all of us.
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That's a pretty cool endorsement.
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steven lloyd wrote:That's a pretty cool endorsement.


They had Don Cherry in his halloween costume (Red Velvet blazer and Canadian flag tie) on NBC. For millions of Americans that was probably the first time they ever saw that guy.....it was sad and funny and kinda cool all at the same time. I couldn't help but think of all these Americans sitting in front of their TV's in places like South Carolina or wherever eating their Cheetos, looking at each other and going ......"*bleep* is that guy all about and *bleep* is with the get up".

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Cateyes wrote: Image

I admit, Don Cherry is an embarrassment to us all.

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