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Happy 150th, Canada!

  1. Vitezi

    Vitezi Jun 30, 2017

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    So, it's your sesquicentennial, eh?
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    I'm suddenly thirsty for a Moosehead. :)
     
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  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jun 30, 2017

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    Some of us are old enough to remember Expo 67, the 100 year celebration in Montreal....I think.
     
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  3. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jun 30, 2017

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  4. BPD

    BPD Jun 30, 2017

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    Yes, Happy Birthday indeed my great country! I'm honoured and privileged to be Canadian ::psy::
     
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  5. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 30, 2017

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    It was. We were there. Tim Hortons in the US is serving poutine donuts, I hear! A donut with fries, gravy, and cheese.
     
  6. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jun 30, 2017

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    I'm both disgusted and slightly aroused.
     
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  7. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 30, 2017

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    This delectable is only available in the US, and only in some locations. The recommended pairing is with an iced cappuccino, with maple flavour. And in case you thought poutine was offered as a side dish, you're wrong. The fries are on top of the donut, along with gravy and cheese. Yuck! 'Bout the only place in Canada that this might go over would be in Quebec. Happy Canada Day to all Canucks and ex-pats.
     
  8. R3D9

    R3D9 Jun 30, 2017

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    Lol. I'm Canadian and even I can't support this abomination.

    I'm not saying I wouldn't eat it, mind you... :whistling:
     
  9. melanieux

    melanieux Jun 30, 2017

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    Wasn't born yet, so didn't go, but found this cool pin:
     
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  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 30, 2017

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    Baz9614 Jun 30, 2017

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  12. Euxinus

    Euxinus Jun 30, 2017

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  13. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 1, 2017

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    Shredded/grated cheese doesn't squeak, so it's a no go on poutine! Must be squeaky curds!

    Very much for the US market - Tim's still has to appeal to local tastes after all...and in the land of the double down from KFC (renamed K'ehFC up here in honour of the day) well that's what you get. ::puke::

    Up here they apparently have a Nanaimo bar doughnut. Since I don't want another heart attack, I think I'll pass on all their offerings actually. Although I do like Nanaimo bars...

    But happy Canada day, which also happens to be my wedding anniversary - picked it so I would never forget what day it is, and that has worked for the last 28 years! We are celebrating by spending the day playing at a mixed doubles tennis tournament...looks like we'll be inside though since it's going to rain.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  14. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jul 1, 2017

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    Squeaky Curds would be a great name for polka rock fusion band...
     
  15. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 1, 2017

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    when you live near an airport, you get used to certain sounds... I no longer run outside if there's "a lot" of engine noise going over.

    this morning it was the Lancaster and the B25... yeah, cool, always stop and watch those go over. This morning they were low, very low, possibly pushing the legal limits... a special show then...6 big unmuffled engines....

    but... there's a B17 tagging along a bit later today! Mmmmmm... late model.... no paint! SHINEY! four fruity sounding radials!

    So, back to running outside like a little kid when its gets noisy!
     
  16. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 1, 2017

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    Ottawa? Weather was wet there, last I checked. I didn't think those planes would be taken out of the hanger under these conditions! Stirring sight and sound, I agree. First time I saw the Canadian Lancaster was about 20 years ago. The plane departed from Calgary accompanied by a Mustang and a Sabre jet. That was stirring.
     
  17. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Jul 1, 2017

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    Happy Canada Day! Was in Ottawa yesterday, and after 3 days of rain, the forecast was for rain for today and tonight-imagine, 500,000 people in and around Parliament Hill in the pouring rain. Betcha one would hear lots of "sorry, didn't mean to step on your foot"...

    Here is a watch that is almost the quintessential "Canadian" piece...just needs to have a Red and White strap!
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  18. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 1, 2017

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    While not the Canadian icon watch that your Birks Eterna-matic is, this one holds a spot in my heart as a Canadian icon. This picture is of my 1964 (yes, 53 years old) Accutron 214 which I was wearing exactly 50 years ago this month, while we were at Expo '67 in Montreal. We were in a long out door line up at the Czech pavilion, when the rain hit! Next I looked, droplets of water under the crystal! Not much I could do. Spoiled the dial. After my watchmaker father passed away, in 1976, I was going through his "stuff", and I uncovered the dial he had removed from his identical 214, when he converted it to a Space view. Voila! I put it on this one. Still looks and runs like new, though I seldom wear it. Wore it on our wedding day 51 years ago.

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  19. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 1, 2017

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    Burlington... all the old stuff out of Hamilton seems to be on the loose today.

    something went over the house about an hour ago... I would say... Sabre Jet or of that era, very low, very fast, much screaming noise.
     
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