Sunday, July 01, 2018

Happy Canada Day

Made it under the wire, barely. While I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole "Canadian" thing these days my family and most of my friends remain devoted Canuckleheads.  And so, in the spirit of the day, I send you this:


Trailblazer said...

Nothing,to me, sounds more Canadian than this.

Enjoy your day.


The Mound of Sound said...

I do love that song, TB. Unfortunately no Canadians were involved in the voyage of Franklin.

The Mound of Sound said...

Ditto for Fraser, MacKenzie and Thompson and all the Scots who were instrumental in opening the far north for the Hudson Bay Company.

Anonymous said...

Canuckleheads? Naw. Canuckistanians! Go Canada! 🇨🇦


Trailblazer said...

The Mound of Sound said...

I do love that song, TB.

Canada is but a collection of it's history.
You dwell upon the battles with the USA ; what about the first nations influence not to mention the others from the Orient that came not to build a country but to better themselves?

I'm just happy I live in the best place in the world.
Waving a flag will not improve it.


the salamander said...

.. if you have not read this..
its an astonishing tale of exploring Canada..
becoming 'one with the innuit'

Its also an astonishing reveal of the duplicity
and vindictiveness of Franklin's widow
and the English royal court
English naval officers are never cannibals !
haha.. !

I believe there is a film as well..
a 30 minute doc.. but the book simply slays
The Scot, John Rae was a giant of fortitude

the salamander said...

.. we know how 'history' gets written or twisted, thanks to Omar Khadr.
The testimony of the senior American officers who were present
during the firefight.. which included Wartog & gunship strafing
the vaunted 'Puff the magic dragon'
500 pound bombs dropped, infantry charges..
grenade launchers.. the kitchen sink
tell a different tale and chronology
from that ofStephen Harper, Peter McKay & Main Media
All those noted military experts & hysterical Afghan 'historians'
who lied their asses off to save a government from defeat
Hell, there's an American GI Joe claims Khadr blinded him in one eye
despite the fact he was airlfted out by chopper, an hour prior
to the infamous grenade purportedly hurled by an unconcious Khadr
buried under bombing debris

But today I offer you the old newfie/irish courier de bois legend
whereupon a legion of Yankee cavalry was dispatched to seize Upper Canada

The story goes, a lone vagrant was spotted atop a hill
The senior officer sent two men on horseback
to bring the miscreant in for questioning

They went over the hill.. never seen again
the miscreant however reappeared and howled obscenities
Off went a small platoon to bring him in..
over they hill they went, never seen again

The miscreant reappeared and hurled crude rude noise
off went a full brigade to round him up..
over the hill they went and terrible sounds of battle & carnage
Finally one wounded cavalry officer crawled back into sight..

'stop ! go back ! Its a trap !
There's two of them !

Welcome to Canada.. eh !

Rural said...

Good one Sal! It seems that we may well be at war with the 'Yanks' again the way things are going 'down south'!

Owen Gray said...

Despite our faults, there are real advantages to living north of the 49th parallel.

The Mound of Sound said...

Great story, Sal. Thanks.

The Mound of Sound said...

Owen there truly are advantages to living north of the 49th, among them not having to live south of the 49th.

The Mound of Sound said...

And, Owen, stay in touch. Let us know how you're doing.