Skip to comments.So you wanna be a Canuck, eh? Here's simple test for you blue-staters who want to secede
Posted on 11/05/2004 10:21:23 PM PST by John Jorsett
Yesterday, as part of our Election 2004 roundup, the Daily News humorously noted that the location and relative unhappiness of the blue states and their proximity to a certain Northern neighbor would make them a possible addition to an enhanced Canadian empire (stop with the hate mail; if we have to be happy that our candidate lost, you have to be happy about becoming Canadian). Today, on behalf Canadians, the Toronto Sun responds to our request.
TO: THE UNHAPPY STATES OF AMERICA
RE: YOUR APPLICATION OF ADOPTION BY CANADA
THANK YOU FOR YOUR interest in becoming us.
I'm pleased to say that during a regular meeting of all Canadians held at Tim Horton donut shops last night, almost everyone in our country voted in favor of your wish to "cede" to us - some thought that word may be sexual, others were still upset about that whole War of 1812 thing, and at least a half a dozen ballots were ruined when coffee was spilled pulling out of the drive-through.
Though the number in your party is far smaller than expected before last Tuesday's presidential election, we do, however, have strict rules in becoming citizens of Canada.
For those blue, disillusioned Democrat states, it will involve hard work. A full investigation. No lawyers. Polite questions.
At least 15 minutes and a one-time-only full-cavity search by a young Canadian border guard who initially was going to vote against your adoption.
Complete the requirements below, including a standard "So You Wanna Be a Canuck?" questionnaire. Note the small print about not accepting David Hasselhoff, any tarty Hilton sister or Carrot Top the comic. Before your new terrorist-proof passports can be mailed, your football fields have to be made longer but your list of holidays made shorter.
Immediately direct your fast- food clerks to accept the word "pop," when a customer orders a soft drink. From this day forward, all said "pop" must be made with good-for-you sugar, rather than corn syrup, which has made most south of our previously existing border happy and fat.
Our common currency will become Canadian Tire cash.
Turn your headlights on in the day, but take your shoes off before you walk into someone's house. Don't mix the two up.
Expect to now live longer than your former countrymen - it's the sugar that keeps us going longer.
The word you're trying to pronounce is "about" - not "abowt."
The drinking age of 21 will be lowered to the Canadian 19, so that we may quickly begin to breed new, heartier generations better able to cope with the increased alcohol content of Canadian beer.
Put down the gun - the word "pissed" means we're just once again drunk, not, as you believe, angry.
While your Smithsonian, the Museum of Natural History and Broadway sound, yawn, interesting, you may want to reprint your new Canadian tourist brochures - in three languages: English, French and American - with more appropriate spots like Joe's field of scarecrows in Cape Breton and a flying saucer in Moonbeam, Ontario.
When you talk culture, my friend, you're talking the world's largest hockey stick and puck in Duncan, B.C.
As Canadians, you will be expected to eat more Kraft Dinner than you're used to.
All dressed chips are our space food.
You will, from this point on, pretend that Wal-Mart is a Canadian company.
From now on, you will no longer have to disguise Canadian landmarks while filming American movies.
Tell your children - that last letter is "zed."
As Canadians, you'll have to learn to embrace and use all the products and culture of Americans, while publicly bad-mouthing their way of life.
Relax. "Boxing Day" is not what it sounds like.
Neither is a "Robertson screw."
Tuques are cool - even if you live in Hawaii.
As you know, none of these changes will affect most NHL hockey players in your states, since they're already Canadian.
Now, fellow Northern countrymen, please answer these few skill-testing questions, to complete the process in becoming full-fledged citizens. Wow, it really is that easy.
(1) What are Smarties?
(2) Why is it OK to boast, "Look at me, I have 'Roots' stuck to my forehead?"
(3) Name two things Natasha Henstridge and Pamela Anderson have in common.
(4) Colin Mochrie is funnier than Wayne Brady because...
(5) Is Joe Louis a flaky cake or a boxing champ?
(6) If you're in Newfoundland, and ask the quickest way to get to "Dildo," where would they tell you to go?
(7) Explain our senate. To the rest of us.
(8) Excluding question No. 3, what's a double-double?
(9) We invented instant potatoes. Why again?
(10) What's the correct, complete version of the Canadian national anthem (a trick question, since there's no such thing).
One more thing - don't worry about losing the state of Florida. Canadians already own that.
Thank you for not simply taking us over, as we always expected you would;
Sincerely. Your new Prime Minister, William Shatner.
Maybe we could work out a trade. They keep the deserters and drug fugitives, we send them 2,000,000 more liberals and they send us Don Cherry. I'd even through in some libertarians for his dog.
LOL. William Shatner
Perhaps their outlooks would not seem so dark if they would extract their heads from their butts.
Well....let me rephrase.
I love Alberta. A beautiful province and beautiful people.
If Canada refuses to accept the libs, maybe they'll go somewhere a LOT further away from us..??
Bring lots of cash.
The Canuck government has plans for it.
I'll have Avril Lavigne, a case of Labatt and a few acres around Red Lake. And a bunch of batteries. And black fly repellent. And a decent outboard motor. Call me if anything newsworthy happens.
Get in line!! Or, as they say in Canada, "Get in the queue!"
Hey I own a Dildo and I've been to Toque....
....wait a minute, I mean....oh nevermind!
interestingly enough, tim horton donut shops are now owned by wendy's international in the united states. LOL!!!! (tell them dems that they can run, but they can't hide)
one thing to add: chips are french fries and the canadians eat them with malt vinegar, not ketchup.
I think there's been a major misunderstanding here. To make it perfectly clear, both to the Canadians and liberal deserters:
The deal is, you get the people, WE KEEP THE REAL ESTATE.
I'm not about to give away a perfectly good beach in CA or a NY skyscraper for Canada's "empire" or some loony liberal's comfort. Emigrants may take their possessions but are limited to only one carry-on. Please surrender your citizenship and house keys at the gate.
Oh I'm not in the queue, I'm 48 and still wear Vans every day I can, but I'm not a player in this round. But I'd still like to spend a few more weeks in Canada. And then come home to my 'out of step' country and recover in my own spot. It's a really nice place up there but all this hysteria about moving out of the US is really silly.
Man oh Man, that was funny. Tim Hortons doughnut stores litter Canada. I really can't believe it. And the damned things are small, not like the honkin great donuts we have here, like Krispy Kream or Dunkin Donuts.
Remember, it's oot and aboot and zed. They'll fit right in.
"Bring lots of cash."
That is so true. The People's Republic of Canuckistan may be socialist. However...it is not free of charge. You would not believe how many snowbirds have moved cash down to Florida.
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