Archive for the category "canada"

Hosers and Fifty Mission Caps

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve learned a thing or two in the last couple of days that may seem completely automatic for any other Canadian, and for this I apologize. The first being the origin of the word “hoser”, which is a commonly used Canadian slang term, similar to calling someone a “loser”, popularized by Bob and Doug of […]

Is There Anything They Can't Do?

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I just stopped on a channel showing a movie that’s pretty dear to me: The Wedding Singer. It’s made to be 80s, it’s hokey and I used to watch it with my sister (over and over again) before she got married, cause it made us giggle. There’s a part where they briefly show a television […]

Almost to the Top, Reaching for Self Esteem

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A staple of Canadian television when I was growing up were those short Body Break spots featuring Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod – brought to us by ParticipACTION. The catchy little Body Break tune would chime in and you’d see Hal and Joanne eating right, power walking and telling us what we can do to […]

An Epic Of the Most Brilliant Feats

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I’ve watched more sports on TV in the last year that I have ever before. It helps when you are the co-host of a hockey podcast, but I’ve been watching Canucks games my entire life. The difference this year is that I’m watching more football than I ever thought possible, that’s what I get for […]

Canada is the New Texas

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A fellow blogger at Metroblogging – Chicago pointed this out. It’s an interesting map compiled by a Norwegian blogger, placing countries (based on their GDP) in corresponding US States [TheBigPicture] Canada: 1.035 trillion USD Texas: 989,443 billion USD If you want to get really picky… you could break it down by Canadian province. British Columbia […]