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Keeper of the Mad Bunnies
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Royal Canadian Air Farce 2001: Year of the Farce NYE Special, December 31, 2001

O Canada gets a politically correct facelift and becomes a patriotic non-specific gender neutral collection of inoffensive sentiments.

http://www.airfarce.com/video/011231.html

(Clip is in Real Media .ram format) I cannot find a transcript online.

Another version:

"It's a funny take-off of our anthem that was written by Michael Friesen in 1992:

O Canada

(New politically correct version)

Yo! Canada.
Our domicile and current place of residence.
True feelings of nationalistic contentment, in everybody kindly request.
With glowing organs, we observe thy ascendance, The true relatively north empowered and unshackled,
From considerable expanses - eh, Canada? - we're looking out for thee.
May the non-gender-specific deity maintain our geographical mass, strong yet sensitive and liberated!
Yo Canada, we're looking out for thee.
Yo Canada, we're looking out for the majorities, minorities, downtrodden. depressed, repressed, undressed, differently-looking, otherly-abled, preferentially varied individuals and group entities
AND...thee.

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Dark Canuck
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quote:
Originally posted by JR:
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Originally posted by Dark Canuck:
[What about Big Sugar? They're Albertan.

? Are you kidding, they're one of the few good things to come out of TO? Gordie *escaped* from Alberta. Besides, what are you going to have left in your hand when I play the Ralph Klein card? [Wink]

- J ..."When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores" ... R

Wow, you've really got me there.... Ooh, I'm gonna have to go out on a limb here.... We don't have PST! In your face!

Fine, I give up. Alberta really has nothing going for it other than being attatched to the rockies. [lol]

Oh, and we also have highway 16 AND highway 1. If your in anywhere other than BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba then I get another point! [Big Grin]

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callee
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I don't get it, why does having hwys 16 and 1 get you extra points from those who live east of manitoba?? Do you just love those hwys? I mean, with the 400 series, Ontario pretty much has the wrap on hwy proliferation, eh? Oh, and for that matter, stephen harper started in ontario, so beat that!

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JR
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callee: Let's not mention Stephen Harper.. it's not exactly a plus. Nor is the 407. [Wink]

And keep in mind the definition of Canada: "A country united in it's dislike for Toronto."

I'm in Hamilton, BTW. You know, the place where the Haida went after you neglected her. There's a group devoted to putting her engines back on line. If we get her going, we are going to cruise over to Centre Island for a Ceremonial Shelling... [Big Grin]

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callee
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Hey, you don't have to talk to me about hamilton; I spent my earliest years on walter ave by barton in the good old east end. I even went to a ticats game and I heard them roar. I've made out by hutches on the beach strip and canada's oldest drive-in theatre, the starlight in upper west stoney creek, had parties at the devil's punchbowl, bought nanaimo bars at the adjacent market, smelled the putrid smell of the steel mills, washed that fine carcinogenic steel dust off my car, avoided gothic whores in gore park, gone to concerts in hess village, and patronised the snobs in westdale, not forgetting to stop at Tally Ho's along the way for the best hot roast beef sandwhiches.

That said, I'd take TO any day over the old armpit. In fact, mrs. callee and I got married right after the big amalgamation, and we deliberately moved the ceremony to grimsby (from winona) just so that "hamilton" would not appear on the license. Even the way the 403 lowers down to a wimpy 90 clicks just through hamilton, not to mention that joke-of-a-road link, stinks of provincialism. Ofcourse, that's only slightly worse than the pompous yet naive incompetance of canada's largest third-rate city, which is why I arrogantly reside an hour above TO.

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mgbdriver
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quote:
Originally posted by JR:
quote:
Originally posted by Dark Canuck:
[What about Big Sugar? They're Albertan.

? Are you kidding, they're one of the few good things to come out of TO? Gordie *escaped* from Alberta. Besides, what are you going to have left in your hand when I play the Ralph Klein card? [Wink]

- J ..."When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores" ... R

I thought Gordie was from Saskatoon.

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Jenn
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Gordie Johnson was raised all over, but it seems Windsor, ON was a primary spot. His parents currently live in Medicine Hat, AB. I'm not sure where he was born.

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Lara
The Red and the Green Stamps


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Just wondering if maybe it's the "thy" that's got this guy all worked up about it being a christian reference.

I mean, everybody knows that's how God talked! (I'm kidding, in case nobody gets it.)

Top Kat, no nice way to put this. Your friend is a crackpot.

I grew up in a house right on the south shore of Lake Ontario. I could see the CN tower from my bedroom window on a clear day. All of our TV was from Toronto, and all of the popular bands my high school friends and I liked were Candadian. Does that make me like 1/10th Canadian?

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Top Kat
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Well, I'm glad he's the crackpot and not me!

[lol]

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LeaflessMapleTree
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There are actually about 5 different sets of lyrics to the tune. I'm sure we could find a less offensive one. Personally, I don't care, as long as it still has such a catchy tune.

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All this huge debate about our national anthem makes me laugh...I thought that our national anthem was only used on tv channels early in the morning and late at night to tell us : hey it's a new day that started and hey, it's a new day that just finished...and that it was used in the begining of hockey games...and for the few medals we won in the Olympic games...
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I also agree that it is "sons command' and not 'Son's command'.
As for changing the lyrics, my grammy sure got her panties in a bunch over that! She's a RC (I'm-disappointingly-not)and I thought I actually heard her say "@ssholes" when she heard about the opposition to God being in the lyrics. [Eek!]
Personally, I really don't care either way. Son's/Daughter's, God/god...whatever. There are more important issues to deal with IMHO.
quote:
Originally posted by callee:
...which is why I arrogantly reside an hour above TO.

Where abouts callee? I'm 1/2-3/4 hr 'above' T.O.

Nol ''Oh Ca-na-DUH!' ly [Razz]

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