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#322275 - 09/13/10 12:59 PM Dear Canada
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Is back from vacation and moved over to the boards.

So many impressions to "share," that he didn't want to impose on the shout box days on end to cover the gargantuan nature of this story.

And, boy, are you guys ever gonna be sorry border SS had the imprudence to allow me into to your lovely land. (There should be an emoticon there, but am I hereby rebuking them. If you don't know by now when I'm kidding, then a dozen sheets of JP's script pad won't help you get over yourself.)

DC: There's a drugstore in the little town of Onapogostick, Ontario (I may be spelling that incorrectly) named "Aikenhead's". Why didn't I think of that?

DC: There's a mall outside of Montreal whose huge hgwy sign reads "Centre St. Laurens Centre."
Take that straight to the Department of Redundancy Department.

DC: There were many roadside oppportunities in Quebec for me to purchase my new Stihl. However, apparently, they carried only women's chainsaw models. I wasn't looking for a "petit moteur."

DC: In Montreal I saw a mint AMC AMX on the road. It wasn't 1/3rd each red, white, and blue, but it was tri-colored. (I SHOULD put an emotican here, just to FYU.)

DC: In the future, do not allow Neopolitans to design your road systems. I would have felt safer pedalling a tricylce around and around the Colliseum during Roman rush-hour.

DC: It may be trans-continental, but it ain't no "highway." Let me help. Highways don't have stop signs or traffic lights. They don't pass through the center of 150 year old hamlets on two lanes w/ speed limits slower than I can run after chiansmoking 2 packs of ciggies. Nice little towns, though.

DC: Due to your speed limits, I guess you don't mind a trip to the supermarket to get home with curdled milk, brown meat and liquid ice cream.

DC: A decision to pass another vehicle should not demand a preclusive deathwish in a head-on collision. Especially not on a "h-i-g-h-w-a-y."

DC: And finally, is there a home remedy for verdant ennui?


Edited by BobKay (09/13/10 01:00 PM)
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#322285 - 09/13/10 01:56 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: BobKay]
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Nope, highways have stop signs, traffic lights, and two lane towns with low speed limits. Ever been on Highway 1 on the West Coast?
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#322300 - 09/13/10 04:32 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: Ken.C]
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Hey Bob,

Quebec to the rest of Canada would be like you assimilating Mexico.

They are strange, we don't understand them, they are always complaining, but they do provide great food.

And the speed limit signs are just suggestions....... LOL!
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#322303 - 09/13/10 04:35 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken: Yes, indeed I have. The whole thing 3 times, both ways each time. And for the amazing reasons it exists. Otherwise, if I'm not lollygagging, that's why you guys built the 5, nes pas?


Edited by BobKay (09/13/10 04:36 PM)
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#322304 - 09/13/10 04:37 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: BobKay]
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Well, yes... but the 5 is a freeway. 101 and 1 are highways.
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#322305 - 09/13/10 04:40 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: real80sman]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: real80sman
Hey Bob,

Quebec to the rest of Canada would be like you assimilating Mexico.



Shawn: I totally understand. But, if you had to live in El Paso, you ARE assimilated into Mexico, or they will keeeeel you!! But the signage on the US side is ALL in the language of NATIONAL law. Not that there IS any law currently down there.
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#322306 - 09/13/10 04:46 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: Ken.C]
BobKay Offline
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Well, yes... but the 5 is a freeway. 101 and 1 are highways.


You highlight my point. There ARE choices! If you're gonna call it trans continental, then you really should mean it.

Look, I'm not really serious about this. I know that it's a huge place w/o the pop. nec. to produce the GNP for that sort of major, coast to coast infrasctructure overhaul. But even if they did, it wouldn't matter if they insist on hiring Italian C.E's
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#322317 - 09/13/10 06:46 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: BobKay]
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Here's my "Americuhn Ethnocentrism":

I found everything beyond Ottawa on my trip home to be frustrating. I had thought that though the Quebec Province spoke a lot of French, English was still the primary language of Canada.

I was surprised....nay, pissy!.... that all the signs were in French only. Really? They can't have them in French with English underneath...like the other areas of Canada I witnessed with English AND French on the signs? Thank God for Alice (my GPS) or I don't know that I would be home yet...especially with all the construction around Montreal.

The rest of Canada was Awesome, though. I love you, Canada. Just fix the Quebec Crap.
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#322318 - 09/13/10 06:50 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: BobKay]
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 6971
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The #1 IS a transcontinental highway. It does indeed go from coast to coast, stop signs and all. Just because you can't drive like you're in Texas...
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#322320 - 09/13/10 07:06 PM Re: Dear Canada [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
In Calif, freeways such as the 5 and 405 might as well be called Highways, although there are no stop lights and stop signs, you'll stop just as much because of traffic.
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