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Happy turkey weekend, Canuckistan

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I'm thankful for nice people who invite me to their turkey dinner ... in about an hour. I'm so hungry for it.

    And don't forget to vote on Tuesday!
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I think it's so cute the way you guys have your own "holidays" and things.

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Don't tell 21's mom... she'll fret...
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we find Fourth of July kinda cute, too.

    But we got you on the holiday competition.

    Canucks: Boxing Day. Yanks: What the hell is that?

    Canucks: Victoria Day: Yanks: You celebrate Victoria Principals' birthday?

    Oh, yeah "Civic Holiday".....first Monday in August. What's it celebrate? Nothing. Just an excuse for a long weekend in the summer

    And oh, yeah "Family Day" (in Ontario): Third Monday in February. A mental health day to help everyone survive the New Year's to Easter stretch when it's dark when you go to work and dark when you come home.
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Don't you dare claim Family Day as an Ontario thing! Alberta started it!
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Um, those all sound stupid.
  7. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Yeah, a paid day off is absolutely ridiculous. Like how right now I'm making 30 bucks an hour to lay on the couch and then go to the football game and have a few beer.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I didn't say having a holiday was stupid, Flash. I said they SOUND stupid. "Civic Holiday?" "Boxing Day?" "Family Day?"
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, in Ontario, "Civil Holiday" is "Simcoe Day" in honour of the first Lieutenant Gov of Ontario.

    Boxing Day is an English holiday that's been around for a few hundred years--like since the Middle Ages.

    And personally, I thought the feds should have given us a holiday in February called "Flag Day" to celebrate Canada getting its own flag back in '63 (62? 64?)...around there.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Civic Day, Natal Day, B.C. Day, Alberta Day ... whatever the hell you want to call it.

    It's a paid day off. Suck it, Yankees.
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