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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 1:38 AM
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High noon in Thunder Bay in the winter is about 1:05, and in the summer it's 2:05. Sunset on December 21st at 5pm isn't too bad. In June, it's daylight from 6am to 10pm, that's pretty optimal, compared to the 4:30am to 8:30pm in Toronto. Hours of daylight in the morning, wasted on slumber.
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High noon in Thunder Bay in the winter is about 1:05, and in the summer it's 2:05. Sunset on December 21st at 5pm isn't too bad. In June, it's daylight from 6am to 10pm, that's pretty optimal, compared to the 4:30am to 8:30pm in Toronto. Hours of daylight in the morning, wasted on slumber.
Thunder Bay is in that sweet spot in the unnaturally wide eastern time zone. I loved being a kid in the summer, playing out late in the sun, but hated it when my mom forced us to go to bed when it was still light out.
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In world news today, I see that today Spain exhumed the body of Generalissimo Franco. Doctors in attendance reported that Franco remains dead ... (anybody else remember?)
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Hey, could we keep the political crap where it belongs?

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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 1:17 PM
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In world news today, I see that today Spain exhumed the body of Generalissimo Franco. Doctors in attendance reported that Franco remains dead ... (anybody else remember?)
Shades of Chevy Chase, huh?

Maybe SNL will bring him back for this bit.
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You realize if Truddeau started pointing fingers at offshore oil you'd see a blue sea in your province?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 1:26 PM
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You realize if Truddeau started pointing fingers at offshore oil you'd see a blue sea in your province?
Bill C69 is as much of a concern for us - the blue vote here surged this election (highest riding had 39.5% voting Conservative - nearly twice that of the last election) - we just don't agree that Andrew Scheer is an appropriate or acceptable remedy. Abortion, LGBT rights, etc. have nothing to do with fiscal conservatism and you're unlikely to win here if there's a hint of social regressiveness. One of our most recent PC leaders was turfed just before being sworn in as Premier when people learned he and his wife supported an abortion protest on the west coast.

You'll see us blue again eventually, but not when the party has such an uncharismatic leader and so many crazies out in the open. The backlash from Alberta to the election results is also likely, I suspect, to have a lasting impact here to the detriment of the Conservative brand.
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there is a meme I can't find that shows Canada with Alberta and Newfoundland highlighted and says haven't seen a break this bad since Brad and Angelina.
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Hey, could we keep the political crap where it belongs?

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These memes are actually kinda funny. Its nice to have some levity.
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Hong Kong student living in Toronto strikes a nerve on Twitter with eerie observations about Canadian life
'I urge all Canadians to read this and to feel real fear,' one journalist wrote about Shoji Ushiyama’s deadpan tweets on the unsettling horrors of living in Canada

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Shoji Ushiyama, who goes by the online alias Kavaeric. Of his tweets on Canada, he says "The overwhelming reaction seems to be: 'You should read this because it is terrifying and it is also very true.’ "Shoji Ushiyama


The most important piece of Canadian culture produced in 2019 first appeared online Monday night at 10:55 p.m. For several hours thereafter it unspooled without attracting much notice. Tweet after tweet. Drip by drip. It unravelled. Eventually, inevitably it began to spread.

By Wednesday morning it was everywhere and it was drawing rapturous praise. Writer Rebecca Tucker called it “the greatest work of Canadian literature that has ever been written.” National Post contributor Terry Glavin described it as the “best Canadian thing on Twitter ever.” Neil Gaiman, one of the most popular novelists alive, found it. So did venture capitalist Paul Kedrosky.

What Kavaeric, spoke to the National Post about his background, what he thought about Canada before his arrival and how his continued disbelief in the existence of Edmonton inspired his viral thread. The excerpts in italics have been edited for clarity and length.

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https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...KgAR0FqGvOOZDU
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Dear lord those commercials for “Kelseys Original Roadhouse” on YouTube are annoying as hell. For the last time I don’t want to participate in Roadhouse Fest or any other stupid promotion trying in vain to make me venture into the dried up husk of a restaurant they call Kelseys!

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Memorial University shared a bunch of old photos from student protests (for free tuition in the 60s, the occupation of the campus in the 70s, etc.).

But this protest from 1959 stole my heart, for the obvious reason.

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"People praise the coffee shop. They joke about the coffee shop. They say the coffee shop is central to their collective identity. You mention that you have been to the coffee shop before, and you liked it. The people are horrified. You decide not to visit the coffee shop again."

This one kind of hits home.

What better analogy for Canada than the Tim Hortons story?

It was - at one point - kind of a homegrown bit of Canadiana. It wasn't fantastic, but it was decent and ours. Because it was profitable, it got bought out by an American corporation who proceeded to hack the cost and quality out of it, whilst force-feeding it to us in a quest to crush every other coffee place here. It now trades on its ubiquity and the memories of the past and we gobble it up still.

You can see it with our other love, the NHL.
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