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Postby Yukikaze » 30 Jun 2008, 13:34

funny stuff. I've never heard O Canada before.

at least, not the national anthem. Five Iron Frenzy wrote their own Sca version which is a lot of fun, but decidedly nothing like a national anthem.

Of course, this set me thinking, and I tried to remember what the US anthem is. For some reason, though, I keep trying to sing it to the tune of Silent Night, which is so close to working that it throws me off, but so far from working that it doesn't help me remember the words at all!

And another happy Canadia day to our neighbors to the north.(and south, to those who happen to live in Alaska.)
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Postby Smallpoxxer » 30 Jun 2008, 14:09

Lord Chrusher wrote:Also I am not sure if the term 'undefined border' should be use for the post 9/11 Canada US border.


What Us Canadian border? Most Americans don't even know that the terroists of 9/11 came into America from Canada. 9/11 was just used as an excuse to build a wall to stop Mexicans. Just like there wasn't much if any connection between 9/11 and Iraq. Most of Al-Qaeda were in Afganistan.

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Postby Lord Chrusher » 30 Jun 2008, 14:17

Are you confusing Ahmed Ressam and his plot to bomb LAX on New Years Eve 1999 with 9/11? None of 9/11 hijackers entered the US through Canada.
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Postby Cake » 30 Jun 2008, 14:20

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Shut up Corax. You're always pissing on the videos. Why are you still coming?
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Postby EdZ » 30 Jun 2008, 14:27

Oh hey, it's the Avro Arrow!
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Postby Daco » 30 Jun 2008, 14:35

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Postby Allen! » 30 Jun 2008, 14:43

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Fact 1:
The crew, and a large number of the fans, are from Canada.
Fact 2:
The video is entertaining to people outside of Canada.
Fact 3:
You're a fucking moron.
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Kill yourself.
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Postby forty6andtwo » 30 Jun 2008, 14:46

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


If you listen to the LRRcasts, these fine gentlemen (and ladies) explain that they make these videos because they think it's funny. And if you don't think it's funny, oh well. And what's not funny about lumberjacks? Classic throwback to the Pythons. Cha-cha-cha!!
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Postby forkbomb! » 30 Jun 2008, 14:49

Great vid. Very appropriate (and topical, considering the recent brouhaha) use of Hockey Night in Canada

Lord Chrusher wrote:To be a little on the pedantic side... 'undefined'

That's 'undefended'.
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Postby Flewellyn » 30 Jun 2008, 14:53

Kennsta wrote:I forgot were also the country with the longest coast line... and yes i looked that up on Wikipedia.


Since coastlines are fractal geometries, technically every country has an infinitely long coastline.

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Postby wilson_x1999 » 30 Jun 2008, 14:53

tak197 wrote:@wilson: Hey, you guys get to take a nap mid-day as part of your culture. Don't complain. (Yes, I know what a siesta actually is, dut seriously, I want to have a government-instated naptime, cuz I drag ass about 3:45 in the afternoon)


That was stupid & racist.

I have been working for the last 11 years in all kind of companies, local and foreign and I have NEVER received permission to sleep during the day.In Mexico there is no such thing as a goverment-instated nap ¬¬

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Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Fact 1:
The crew, and a large number of the fans, are from Canada.
Fact 2:
The video is entertaining to people outside of Canada.
Fact 3:
You're a fucking moron.
Fact 4:
Kill yourself.


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Postby James » 30 Jun 2008, 14:53

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Welcome to every video we have made in the past 5 years at this time of the year!
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 30 Jun 2008, 14:57

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Corax is the new Wraith :evil:

Back to topic:

Seriously, compare God Save the Queen to Rule Britannia, which sounds more national anthem-y? Certainly both still have their issues in contemporary civilisation, but the latter still sounds better than the former to me.
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Postby Flewellyn » 30 Jun 2008, 14:59

Lyinginbedmon wrote:
Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Corax is the new Wraith :evil:


Don't insult Wraith like that.
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Postby Flewellyn » 30 Jun 2008, 15:00

As for the video...quite awesome!

And at least you Canadians have a national anthem that normal people can sing.
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Postby Cake » 30 Jun 2008, 15:11

Flewellyn wrote:
Lyinginbedmon wrote:
Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


Corax is the new Wraith :evil:


Don't insult Wraith like that.

Yeah. srsly.
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Postby Matt » 30 Jun 2008, 15:19

wilson_x1999 wrote:
tak197 wrote:@wilson: Hey, you guys get to take a nap mid-day as part of your culture. Don't complain. (Yes, I know what a siesta actually is, dut seriously, I want to have a government-instated naptime, cuz I drag ass about 3:45 in the afternoon)


That was stupid & racist.


How was that in any way racist? It's a common stereotype/misconception that is akin to saying all canadians live in igloos. He wasn't making a value judgemt of you based on it, he was just making a goofy joke. To call his statemt racist is taking it way, WAY too seriously.

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Postby Telekenesis » 30 Jun 2008, 15:25

Tiger1313 wrote:I liked the video. I am curious how many of the non-Canadians recognize the hockey night in Canada song and know what happened to it.

Also is Canada man going down to the big celebration again this year?
Have to see if his power still works.

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Postby Melendwyr » 30 Jun 2008, 15:28

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.
Dude... dude:

1) This was an awesome video, with a funny buildup to a hilarious ending,
2) It's both entertaining and comforting for me to see people who like their country enough to be able to poke fun at it,
3) We care about LRR, and LRR cares about Canada, therefore we care about Canada, even if only at a remove,
4) This WAS a perfectly good weekly video,
5) Cram it in your noise hole, please.
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Postby Melendwyr » 30 Jun 2008, 15:31

Also, it's true: "The Star-Spangled Banner" does need some updating.

I couldn't manage it without a whole lot of bitterness, though. LRR seems to have some comedic anthem-taste: What do you think should be the USA's theme song?
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Postby Kate! » 30 Jun 2008, 15:46

Dr Frankenjam wrote:**snigger** beavers


I was waiting for that.
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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Jun 2008, 15:49

Hooray! Happy Canada Day, dear brothers & sisters to the north. If I wasn't already stuck in Wisconsin I'd be proud to be Canadian. I also love seeing LRR's Canadian pride.

Despite the faults pointed out in the video, the Canadian national anthem is still better than the USA's. Ours is essentially two questions asking "do you see the flag?" and "is it still there?" set to the tune of a British drinking song (whose original lyrics are much better.)

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Postby Ozz » 30 Jun 2008, 15:54

Corax wrote:we got screwed out of a weekly video just for some holiday that unless ur in canada u dont care about.


I thought it was great.

Going offtopic a little, I got into the habit of calling Canada "Canadia" a few years back. Now I can't seem to shake it.
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Postby tothehorrorshow » 30 Jun 2008, 16:02

Honestly I think the video is just as entertaining as everything else that has been posted before. I've been watching for about a year now and this is the kind of stuff I expect (and love to see) You don't have to be from the land of mounties to find a giggle or too....so good job guys :D
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Postby Melendwyr » 30 Jun 2008, 16:10

Evil Jim wrote:
Melendwy's signature wrote:Honestly, after playing a game that allows you to disembowel people with a pair of pants, it's hard to go back to playing a game that doesn't allow you to disembowel people with a pair of pants. -Keiseth

What is this wondrous game in which you can disembowel people with a pair of pants??
Permit me to commend to you: Dwarf Fortress

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