Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Trying To Not Make A Brick Of Myself.


If you click on the link above, you will be taken to a map that shows a brick wall under construction along the Canadian border.

This is a photo of what you will see in the link.  Moose, sorry, bear in mind, that the brick wall has gone a considerable distance further west than in the picture you see. 

                                 
Although the above video, courtesy of the British TV show, "The Last Leg.", hosted by an Australian, pleads with Canada to build a brick wall, I want to try and help any Americans wanting to still flee to Canada.  You're welcome, eh. 
If you're an American and you wish to get the heck out and head north, you'd better hurry up because the wall is now around the Montana/Saskatchewan border.  If you live on the East Coast of the USA, pisser, because you've got some travelling west to do to still get across the border.  If you live in Alaska, you wont find any wall. 

Upon arrival at the un-bricked portion of the border, you will be welcomed by a moose, a serenading Mountie, some hoser wearing a lumberjacket, a guy wearing a hockey uniform, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, William Shatner, the band members from Rush, Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Alanis Morrissette, Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, a beaver and Pamela Anderson handing out small samples of maple syrup.

Good luck, eh.....

105 comments:

  1. Well, if Rush is there to greet me, then I just might have to journey west!
    Canada better be finished with that wall by the election, because it's not going to matter who wins - you'll want a big damn wall.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Well, that worked, I knew you were a big fan of Rush!

      I hear you in regards to the wall and the political circus you folks are going through.

      Thank you, Alex,

      Gary

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    2. I agree with Alex. The picking is slim.

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    3. I agree with you agreeing with Alex. I wonder if you guys get any news about the awful government we have in the UK. Often, your political freak show, is the main news here.

      Gary

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  2. Yes, the brick wall does extend to the west, I see. I had better let some of my US relatives know that the gap is closing fast. Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hi, and for the follow. BTW, I clicked a brick, too.

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    1. Hi D.G. Hudson,

      That wall is sure heading west at quite the rapid pace. That would be good to inform your US relatives.

      A delight to check out your blog and follow. Thanking you for the kind follow back, my friend.

      Nothing like the sound of a moose and the hair-raising experience for Trump!

      Thank you,

      Gary

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  3. I've never had the pleasure of visiting Canada before. I'd like to go one day, brick wall or no brick wall.

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    1. Hi Medeia,

      It would be a pleasure for Canada to have your good self make a visit. You may soon need a very bouncy pogo stick to get over the wall! :)

      Thank you, Medeia.

      Gary

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  4. Keep building! Thankfully I still retain my Canadian citizenship, so if my family and I need to flee, we will be allowed through the wall. :)

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Okay and of course, you can click for a brick or a million bricks, if you have the time. All in a good cause! :) Wise move, eh, for retaining your Canadian citizenship. Here's some maple syrup...

      Thank you, Christine.

      Gary :)

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  5. I hope no one has bricked the bridge and tunnel to Windsor yet.

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    1. Hey Pat,

      What's this? Windsor castle is about to be bricked and not a moment too soon.

      Thank you, Pat.

      Gary :)

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  6. Hi Gary - oh dear ... life is going to be full of surprises ... and isn't it just ... and full of uncertainties ... still this was a fun post - with a serious message ... all the best to one and all - as decisions are being made for us, or we need to make the right one ... good to see you posting again - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Aha, my kind friend, you noticed the underlying message beyond the attempt at satire. These are worrying times and I do worry about what's happening in America.

      Thank you and I thought I'd better put up a quick post because otherwise folks may have seen Penny's posting before this one. This would of potentially meant that people may have not realised that Chrys Fey had put up another posting. Sorry, I just rambled. Good to post and cheers, Hilary.

      Gary

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  7. I think I'd have a better run at Mexico at this point.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Head to Mexico before it's too late.

      Thank you, Diane.

      Gary

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  8. In addition to the maple syrup, we might also throw in a butter tart and a Nanaimo bar, eh?

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    1. Hey Debra,

      Nice mentions, eh. What the hell, why not have a brand new Nanaimo to Vancouver bathtub race, eh?

      Gary :)

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  9. If the winters weren't so long and so dang cold... What I want to know is, how are all these walls going to affect migrating animals? Where's PETA when you need them?

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    1. Hi Bish,

      Depends what part of Canada you end up in. The west coast usually has very mild and very wet winters. Daffodils have been known to bloom in January. The migrating animals will work in unison with gigantic frogs, rabbits and toads.

      Thank you, Bish.

      Gary

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  10. Hi Gary. I may have previously mentioned to you a 1995 film by Michael Moore Called Canadian Bacon. The story is of a USA President who, because he is low in the opinion polls decides to invade a soft target (again!) and picks on Canada with hilarious results; now it looks scarily possible!
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    1. Hi Bazza,

      I'm quite familiar with that film by Michael Moore. It does seem scarily possible. What a frightening political circus.

      Thank you, Bazza.

      Gary

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  11. We need a big damn wall just to keep that hair out of our view.

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    1. Hi Pat in the Hatt,

      The big dam will be created by big damn Canadian beavers, eh! Get that hair, outta' there...

      Thanks, Pat.

      Gary

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  12. I loved Canadian Bacon. It was one of John Candy's final films. Miss his wonderful humour. He was an awesome comedian and a well-loved Canadian. Trump as president is a scary thought.

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      Indeed, John Candy, Uncle Buck, is sorely missed. If he was still alive, I would have included him in my welcoming committee.

      Trump is like some weird reality TV show gone very, very wrong. Scary thought, indeed!

      Thank you, Joylene.

      Gary

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  13. Are you kidding – Pamela Anderson, Justin Bieber, Dan Aykrody? I would be running in the opposite direction maple syrup or no maple syrup.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Actually, this being my attempt at some sort of satire, I'm most definitely kidding. I shall send you a poster of Justin Trudeau! :)

      Thank you, Barbara.

      Gary

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  14. I have always wanted to visit Canada. How have you been Gary?

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    1. Hi Rachna,

      You would receive a warm, polite welcome in Canada. Actually, I'm not very well and this partly explains my absence from blogging. Still, putting up this very quickly written posting, was a nice distraction.

      Hope all is well with you, my kind friend, Rachna.

      Gary

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  15. I went to Toronto a few years ago and Niagara Falls, thought it a wonderful place. As for brick walls if it's political that is wya out of my league.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I've been to Toronto and coincidentally, my brother just moved from Toronto . Niagara Falls is very nice, indeed. I've been there also.

      Politics is way out of my league. I shall stick to satire :)

      Thank you, Yvonne.

      Gary

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  16. Don't forget Kiefer Sutherland, Keanu Reeves and Rick Mercer!

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      There's a long list of Canadians who a lot of folks probably think are Americans. Thanks for adding three. Of course, Kiefer's dad is a certain Donald. Neil Young says, "Hi, eh!"

      Thank you, JoJo.

      Gary :)

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    2. And the Stargate crew; I'd go if I could be met by the Stargate crew!

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    3. Did you know that the Stargate crew filmed their show in and around Vancouver...

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  17. That wall is getting really big :-) My grandad grew up in Manitoba and he always used to talk about his adventures :-) xx

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    1. Hi Teresa,

      That wall will soon be on the west coast :) Must have been fascinating stories your granddad told you about Manitoba and the prairie Provinces.

      Thank you, Teresa.

      Gary :) xx

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  18. Several bricks clicked.
    Not certain I would want to be greeted by the Beiber though...

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Well done on clicking on several bricks. I love the sound of the moose!

      Beiber is a way of scaring off Americans. Although, there's a petition to get Beiber to become an American!

      Thank you, Sue.

      Gary :)

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  19. There is an old saying that goes . . . . Walls Have Ears . . . . Maybe the Canadian wall will be slightly different . . . Walls Have bEARS . . . .

    I hope you are well Mr G and Penny is enjoying the warm weather.

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    1. Hi Rob,

      I always like the way you input a bit of humour, or "humor", for our American buddies who can't spell correctly! :) A Grizzly wall for one and all...

      Slightly better, thank you, good sir, for asking. It was cloudy and cool in Leek. Take care and enjoy the sunny days where you are.

      Gary :)

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  20. This campaign sucks! I want to get into a time machine and go back to the day I was born. As long as I can pick out who my mother is.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Hi Shelly,

      I'm assuming that's a reference to the political farce in the States and not the build a wall campaign in my satirical post :)

      That time machine will have to be a big one because a lot of people might like to go back in time.

      A little better, thank you. Hope all is well with you, my lovely friend, Shelly.

      Gary :)

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  21. Oh I don't see a need for a Canadian wall but living where I do in Arizona, we could use more than that. Though it seems a bit late.
    I enjoyed your lighthearted take on this :-)

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    1. Hi Diedre,

      The only reason I can see for a brick wall along the Canadian border is to prevent Trump's hair clogging up the Canadian scenery. Ah, Arizona and by the time I get to Phoenix, I might continue to Mexico :)

      I'm very pleased you liked my lighthearted, rather tongue-in-cheek, take on the bizarre politics of y'all are experiencing.

      Thank you, Diedre.

      Gary :)

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  22. I might just hop a plane to Sitka, then walk in the back door. You've got me in a dilemma. Justin Bieber v. Donald Trump. Kind of like alligators v. vipers.

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    1. Hey superstar author, n'stuff, Lee!

      North to Alaska, eh, via the British Columbia coastal line. Your dilemma is enhanced. Justin Bieber is to become an American citizen. Kind of like alligators overhead, flying over the wall versus the vipers who make an asp of themselves.

      As usual, I'm still your starstruckest fan, eh!

      Gary :)

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  23. Ha - Now, that is rather funny, but in a sad way. The world needs more bridges and less walls. Please don't get me started on this election. Change is coming and it won't be for the better. Hey, I've been wanting to go to Niagara Falls.

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    1. Hey Truedessa,

      It is rather sad and the world looks on in horror at your political madness. Maybe we can build a bridge from Canada to Mexico. I wont get you started on anything political. You guys have quite the dilemma. The less of two evils, perhaps. Niagara Walls? Oops, Niagara Falls, eh! You should check out the west coast and Vancouver. I would say that. I'm bias! :)

      Thank you, Truedessa.

      Gary :)

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  24. I am DYING LAUGHING!! DAMMIT THOUGH, you RUINED my plan to escape!!! ((((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Here, have a virtual shovel. Can you dig it...

      Thanks, Caren.

      Gary :)

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  25. I wouldn't blame Canada if they bricked us off. Do you think England might let me in? Can I get a job teaching English, or shall I strut up to a palace and declare that I am The Queen of Grammar?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie,

      I cannot imagine Canada really bricking y'all the heck out, eh. Sure you can get into England. You could become an English teacher provided you spell in "proper" English! Yep, you is da Queen of Grammer, um, Grammar :)

      Gary

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  26. Sigh. On one side we have the figurative bring down the walls...and on the other, building 'em eh? Too bad. On a disgusting note, I remember writing a parody of "The Wall" when I was far, far younger and had just "met" Pink Floyd's music. And it went... "...JUst another prick and a ball" You get the drift. What a bevy of celebrity Maple syrup! Reminds me of the jar stashed away in my fridge.

    Hugs Gary! Dear Canada!

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    1. Hi Vidya,

      A bit of a metaphorical wall when it comes to Canada. Certainly, a piss take of that moron Trump suggesting the Mexicans build a wall along the US/Mexico border.

      All in all, I think I like your version of Pink Floyd's, "The Wall." :)

      That maple syrup in your fridge may now look like some sort of weird science experiment.

      Hugs to you, my lovely friend. Oh Canada!, eh!

      Gary :)

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  27. You laugh, but when the candidates for prep started dropping off one by one, and we realized who was left, I had friends who purchased condos in Canada! Praying for a third choice who can win, lol!

    Nice work, Gary. Sending bricks and a small cam door (place near Niagra, please, and I'll lock up once I go through).

    Hugs!
    Cherdo

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    1. Hi Cherdo,

      I laugh under my breath. Quite the horror show you have there. We have a horror show over in the UK named, David Cameron! You had friends who purchased condoms, sorry, condos in Canada, eh. Don't blame them and I hope they understand ice hockey. You guys should have more than two parties to make it more of a potential contest. A certain old guy should maybe run as an independent.

      Get yourself in a barrel and away you go, over Niagara Falls.

      Hugs to you, my nice friend.

      Gary :)

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  28. Don't forget the poutine and a double double. And Ryan Gosling :)

    I had a good laugh with that wall!

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    1. Hey Martha,

      How's it goin', eh? Maybe put the poutine on cracker. "Poutine on the Ritz." Of course, Ryan Gosling and a Canadian Goose...

      Bob and Doug McKenzie say, "Take off, eh, you hoser!"

      That wall was a ball!

      Thank you, Martha.

      Gary :)

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  29. I can't blame Canada if they do brick us off. Not looking forward to this year's election at all!

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    1. Hi Danielle,

      I think Canada, in actuality, will welcome in American refugees. You guys are having a political nightmare! The world looks on in absolute horror.

      Thank you, Danielle.

      Gary

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  30. We need a wall to keep TRUMP OUT!
    That's what we need.
    btw, I love the Canadian PM.
    xx kiss from near the border of Canada.

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    1. Hi Kim,

      You need to build a wall around Trump!

      I shall send you a poster of Justin Trudeau! :)

      Hey, eh, your kiss flew over the wall at the border, eh. Nice one!

      Thank you, my amazing friend.

      Gary :) xx

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  31. We don't count the Biebs anymore - he's on permanent loan to the US music industry! :)

    Love it! :)

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    1. Hey Jemi!

      Poor Bieber! Bieber staying permanently in the US, eh. Then again, Bieber is, "Sorry."

      Have a good one.

      Gary :)

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  32. Everyone I know is beyond horrified about Trump having gotten anywhere, let alone becoming a nominee of a major party. I could write volumes about this. Canada won't be far enough away.

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    1. Hi Riot Kitty,

      What's even more horrifying is the number of Americans who support Trump. It's almost like some stupid reality TV show gone terribly wrong.

      True, Canada maybe too close. We'll all meet up on Mars.

      Thank you, Riot Kitty.

      Gary

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  33. Canada is awesome! And for more so since it has no Donald Rump in it.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Yes, now I see that you tweet a lot of blog posts - but I never saw any before. The only way to have your tweet notify the blog you're helping out is if you put the person's twitter handle in the message. Like: "Easiest Ways to Retweet" blog article by @LXCain. If that little @ thingie and the person's handle isn't in there, they'll never know you're tweeting about them and can't re-tweet or thank you. So stick them in there! Let us know what an awesome job you're doing promoting us!

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    1. Hi Lexa,

      Canada is definitely awesome, eh! They have Justin Trudeau.

      Glad to drop by your blog, even at this ridiculous hour. Thanks for the tip in regards to Twitter. Although, a few bloggers are always aware I post their blogs on Twitter and I haven't added any extras. Cheers, Lexa.

      Gary :)

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  34. Gary, I was born and raised in Michigan and love Canada and the fishing and camping and wilderness and blah blah blah. And for the record I blame politicians from previous administrations for screwing things up enough and forgettting about the middle class that started all this shit. It's their fault not Trump and Sanders are relevant.

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      I've no doubt you always get a warm welcome and have a great time in Canada. It's interesting to see an American's observations about their political situation. Your politics, these days, is often the headline news in the UK. I'm curious if the awful politics and the idiotic Prime Minister, David Cameron, ever makes the headline news over there.

      Let's see what happens in the circus that is your politics.

      Thank you for an enlightening comment, Stephen.

      Gary

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  35. High jump champions would have no trouble getting into Canada....

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    1. Hi River,

      That might be true, depending on high the brick wall is. A pole vault might work. Or a jet-powered pogo stick.

      Thank you, River.

      Gary :)

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  36. This is fantastic! I hadn't heard of this. Our pickings ain't so hot this time around. I keep hoping for some third party surprise to show up but I don't think it's going to happen. It's too late. Help us!! :)

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    1. Hi Elsie,

      There you go, you've discovered the under construction, brick wall. You guys are in a whole heap of deep crap, methinks. You really do need a viable third party candidate to stir things up. Canada to the rescue, eh!

      Thank you, Elsie.

      Gary :)

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  37. This made me laugh. I've been wondering what it's like to live in Canada. If I had the money and means, I would go there if Trump becomes President...and I'd help with the wall building. ;)

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    1. Hi Chrys,

      I'm glad this could make you laugh. You and several million Americans are now wondering what it's like to live in Canada. Here's a plan in case the horrific scenario of Trump becoming President. Go up to the brick wall dressed in a lumberjacket, say, "eh!", at the end of every sentence and talk about ice hockey. Then again, here, grab a brick!

      Thank you, Chrys.

      Gary :)

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  38. Yeeeeeeeea. I'd be lying if I didn't admit I've been looking into immigration information incase I need to flee my country. :(

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    1. Hi Robert,

      Nice to meet you, eh. Evidently, the Canadian Immigration website, has gone into meltdown because of all the inquiries by frantic Americans. Hopefully, good sir, you wont have to flee.

      Thank you, Robert.

      Gary

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  39. Aw, now I want to go to Canada... it sounds like a fun party!

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    1. Hey Annalisa,

      If you do go to Canada, please let me know and I will arrange a parade in your honour. I've got connections in Canada, eh. Party on!

      Thank you, Annalisa.

      Gary :)

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  40. I'm heading to Mexico. The land will soon be vacant and there's some oceanfront property I have my eye on.

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    1. Hey Dana,

      Thanks for letting me know. I shall warn the Mexicans of your imminent arrival. Who knows, they might have a PiƱata waiting for you in honour, sorry, "honor", of y'all.

      Thank you, my adorable young friend.

      Gary

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  41. This made me laugh and I enjoyed finding out what would meet me at the border (after driving for days to get to a break in the wall). One of my good friends lives in Canada, so I would have to head to her house. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Laugh away and there may well be some bonus Canadians waiting for you at the latest western location where the brick wall hasn't been constructed. Your Canadian friend eagerly waits for you! :)

      Thank you, Jess.

      Gary :)

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  42. too funny. I live in western US, so I should make the run on the border soon so I can be greeted by that fantastic horde :) Seems everyone is turning to either guns or walls to keep out unwanted - citizens . . .

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    1. Hey Donna,

      Good thing you live on the western side of the US. The horde of Canadians is waiting for you! :) It's beyond farcical what's happening in your country.

      Thank you, Donna.

      Gary

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  43. Sounds beauty. Except "Canadian Thanksgiving" only gives you a THREE day weekend. But...it's warmer. So...

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    1. Hey Al,

      Yep and I'm going to be in Canada during their Thanksgiving. The brick wall will not be a problem for me, eh. You know, in Canada, the day after Christmas is a holiday called Boxing Day.

      Have a good one,

      Gary

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  44. One of my friend lives in Canada. I love to pend time with her. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hey Weekend-Windup,

      It's good to have a friend in Canada. Hope you manage to spend some time with her. Take it easy, eh!

      Gary

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  45. If Trump gets elected, I will thank my heavenly stars that I moved to Europe when I had the chance...

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    1. I know it is not Canada, but the farther away from Trump, the better!

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    2. Hey Keith,

      Moving to Germany may well have turned out to be a brilliant idea. Be warned, Trump will be a lot closer to you, as of June 22. He's in the UK on that date. I shall do my utmost to get him flung in a dungeon at the Tower of London!

      Have a good day, eh.

      Gary

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  46. Well...with all the discussion about walls coming up, it has a making of a great novel. Am I right?

    Thanks for stopping by, Gary! Hugs to Penny too!

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    1. Hey Mina,

      It would make for a great novel, indeed! What would you call the novel. "Take a Wall on the Wild Side."

      My pleasure to visit your site, Mina. Nice to see you. Penny was delighted with your hug.

      Thank you, Mina.

      Gary :)

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  47. I really wonder how many people would defect to other countries if Trump was elected. Probably not many. Good luck with that wall! ;-)

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      In actuality, you're probably correct that not too many Americans would get the heck out. Although, there are plenty of fast food restaurants in many countries! :)

      We're having a ball with the wall...

      Thank you, Sherry.

      Gary :)

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  48. Yeah, you're right. It IS a political horror show. There have been quite a few times in the past when I had no choice but to vote for the lesser of two evils, but this year's choice is the lowest of the low. Six months ago, it seemed inconceivable that a buffoon had the slightest chance of getting the nomination. (sigh) We were so much happier then... :)

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    1. Hi Susan,

      The political horror show that is getting worldwide attention as we watch on with utter astonishment. It's too bad that you only have two main political parties. Hey, we have a buffoon for Prime Minister. Say hello to the idiot that is David Cameron!

      May some semblance of happy times return to your beleaguered nation, dear Susan.

      Thank you.

      Gary :)

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  49. The Canadian border is a long way from San Antonio. Even if I start today, the wall will be complete by the time I get there. Maybe I can hitch a ride with returning Canadian geese next spring.

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  50. Hi Carol,

    Oh yeah, Texas is way far south. I'll have a word with some Canadian geese. They might fly you there, eh. *Honk!* *Honk!*

    Gary :)

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  51. May we move there, as well? We are well educated, polite, used to cold weather, and are part Irish. Will that be acceptable?

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    1. Hi Susan,

      I'll have a word with by buddy, Justin Trudeau. Part Irish! That's all I need to know. Have a good weekend, eh.

      Gary :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.