More American Cartoons On Canada

I remember when I lived in Calgary, I’d speak with many Americans who genuinely believed that we had moose and polar bear roaming the streets of Calgary. Some even believed me when I jokingly said that instead my home in the city and a cottage in the countryside, I had a home in the city and an igloo in the countryside!

Go figure!

O' Canada

I enjoy the diversion of witty cartoons (especially those in The New Yorker magazine), and I’ve posted previously about funny cartoons that comment on American perceptions and stereotypes about Canada (for example, here and here).  Below are a few others that may provide for some amusement.

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This one deals with the general lack of knowledge about Canada by many Americans:

What part of Canada . . .

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Americans know they share many similarities with Canadians and might be happy to think that’s true in all respects but every now and then something will remind otherwise — such as the finishing of a sentence with an “eh?” or a different pronunciation of a common word (like “about” pronounced as “aboot”) — even if they can’t put their finger on it:

wYou-seem-familiar-.-.-.

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Of course, there’s the widely held perception of Canadians as being polite to a fault:

Canadian Mob

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This one, while showing two Canadian politicians, plays…

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Yoh! WTF? ‘Biggest Loser’ winner Rachel Frederickson defends staggering weight loss – UPI.com

‘Biggest Loser’ winner Rachel Frederickson defends staggering weight loss – UPI.com.

Yoh! WTF? I am all for living a healthier life and exercise but you have to ask the question on what motivates someone first to get so obese and then to lose that much weight. Is this really about being healthy? Or is it about trying to live up to an unrealistic societal standard?

 

Yoh! WTF? Thiago Silva of UFC arrested after SWAT team standoff [VIDEO] – UPI.com

Thiago Silva of UFC arrested after SWAT team standoff [VIDEO] – UPI.com.

Yoh! WTF? As a mixed martial arts fan I am sad to read this. These men put their lives, bodies and hearts on the line when they operate at the level of competition demanded in the UFC. Eventually that is going to take a toll on the psyche.

 

Yoh! WTF? : Lifestyle – Woman ‘sacked’ on Facebook for complaining about her boss after forgetting she had added him as a friend : Standard Digital News

Standard Digital News : : Lifestyle – Woman ‘sacked’ on Facebook for complaining about her boss after forgetting she had added him as a friend.

Yoh! WTF? I don’t believe that Facebook the social media forum for adding one’s boss, there are other social media applications like LinkedIn. It is always best to separate one’s private life from one’s work life. Facebook = family and friends. A place where you can be fairly relaxed with what you say. LinkedIn = Work colleagues and other professionals in your network. A place where you show your professionalism.

Yoh! WTF? Couple die from carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in the car | Mail Online

Couple die from carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in the car | Mail Online.

Yoh! WTF? Okay I thought this might have just been like a fluke until I read that this was the second case of its kind. Since the car was invented couple have been jumping each other gearstick or not! So what changed?

 

Benefits of Having a Dog for your Child

This is absolutely excellent! I have seen our children learn to value relationships through their interaction with our dog. They have learned that if they spend quality time with her then she repays them in double through the love and attention. I have seen them learn to understand that their actions have repercussions. Like just leaving the chocolate out…! They have learned to read their dog’s body language and have started to realize that human beings also use body language . As a member of our family she contributes more than her weight!

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Even if it’s just petting around the house or walks through the park, there’s without doubt that dogs bring their owners (young along with old) a lot of joy. But some great benefits of having a dog go effectively beyond the fact that they’re cuddly and fun. So in case you’ve been wondering whether this can be the right, perfect time to have a four-legged animal to your family, here are some of the reasons why having a pet dog might be a very good idea:

1.       Dogs can teach your children values

With a dog inside your home, even your youngest child could get some tips when it comes to obligations. Despite the fact that you’ll have to take on a lot of the pet-care tasks, your child may absorb a whole lot of good values, such as being kind and mild. He can even help out in…

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