Monday, 11 October 2010
Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada!
I would like to wish all my friends and family, in Canada, a peaceful and positive Thanksgiving Day. I will be thinking about you.
So I thought it would be really neat eh to tell you some 'facts' about this great nation that you might not already know. Okay, I'm cheating a bit, because some of the stuff below has been used by me in previous blogs. Hey, I'm lazy and in a rush to get this out on the right date.
Did you realise that it was a couple of Canadians who basically sorted out the Universe? Please allow me to explain. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) of Star Trek fame, is Canadian. You remember this famous line? 'Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship 'Canada eh'. Then again, there was also Commander Adama, (Lorne Greene) another Canadian trying to get things sorted out in space and the leader of a noble mission. Do you recall him saying this? "Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, 'Galacticanada', leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth." So there you go, some overwhelming 'proof' just how vital Canadians have been in our space type adventures.
Wait there's more. Let me tell you about an invention by a truly great Canadian scientist. The year was 1962, the scientist in question, Edward Asselbergs, created something so significant to the betterment of mankind, that other events of 1962, such as John Glenn being the first American to orbit the earth, pale by comparison. That's right, Mr. Asselbergs brought to the world.... instant mashed potatoes.
Right then, the above two paragraphs were 'copied and pasted' from one of my previous blogs. The next part is now bonus fascinating information about Canada. Here are some famous female Canadian singers, Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain and whoops, Celine Dion. Here are some well known Canadian male singers, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Michael Buble and whoops, Terry Jacks. Here are some famous Canadian bands, Rush, Steppenwolf, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who and whoops, NickelBack.
Briefly, cause you are probably falling asleep reading this, here are some famous Canadian folks from the entertainment industry you may have thought were American. Raymond Burr aka 'Perry Mason' aka 'Ironsides'. Dan Akroyd, Michael J. Fox, Rick Moranis, Donald Sutherland, Leslie Nielsen, Tommy Chong (as in Cheech and Chong...'cough, cough') and whoops, Jim Carrey. And to conclude this paragraph, here are just a few Canadian actresses that you may be familiar with, Margot Kidder, Neve Campbell, Mary Pickford , Catherine O' Hara and whoops, Pamela Anderson.
Now there were plenty more Canadians I could of mentioned such as Glenn Ford, Mike Myers, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, but I wont. In closing, here's a bit of trivia for you. The board game 'Trivial Pursuit' was invented by a couple of Canadian dudes named, Scott Abbott and Chris Haney. Hmmm...trivia about Trivial pursuit.
Finally, yes really, finally, in closing, it is thought that Canadians say 'eh' a lot eh. They think that Canadians say 'how's it goin' eh?', all the time eh. Well eh, I can tell you eh, that's not true eh. So then, how do you spell, 'Canada'? 'C eh n eh d eh'.
Have a happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada!