Anne of Green Gables vs. G.I. Joe: Friendly Fire between by Allan Gould

By Allan Gould

Was it larger that our ancestors selected emigrate to Canada, or should still they've got long past to the united states? Snow and ice and excessive taxes? Or unaffordable health and wellbeing care, weapons in kindergarten, and nice climate? And didn’t they need to movie the hit motion picture Chicago in Canada simply because we had the studios, the gaffers, and the sixty five cent buck? Gould takes a troublesome examine our size platforms: how Canadians have welcomed the metric method (except for weights and distances) whereas the american citizens — in addition to merely Burma and Liberia — have clung to kilos and miles. What approximately our nationwide desires? Gould defines the yank Dream because the legal responsibility for each American to accomplish popularity, fortune, and a trophy spouse as much as one-half the age of the 1st one, yet in basic terms after he accomplishes the 1st . The Canadian Dream is to pay a serviceman in funds to prevent the GST, to visit Hawaii (if you reside in B.C.), and so that it will circulation to the U.S. to make actual funds. And what approximately our varied political platforms? within the U.S. there's severe debate approximately crusade finance reform; in Canada, we flip to Hansard to stick to the same dialogue: "Oh close up." "YOU close up." "Up yours!" "Oh yeah? You’d most likely take pleasure in that, Svend." G.I. Joe or Anne of eco-friendly Gables might be near to the funniest ebook you’ll learn this fall.

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19 Naturally, as might be expected from a symbol chosen by the United States, the eagle represents freedom. The bird's very living habits capture that powerful image: bald eagles live on the peaks of high mountains, have sharp pinions, and can fly over valleys for long periods without refuelling. However, if the bald eagle did need oil, Iraq would have been invaded many years earlier. Because they are so huge, bald eagles are not fearful of threats from other birds, unless they are North Korean.

It is a fine swimmer. It is capable of staying underwater for up to a quarter of an hour. When alarmed, it slaps the surface of the water to warn others to take refuge underwater. S. Armed Forces. The beaver is truly Canadian in other ways. It inhabits forested regions, yet it is rarely found on the Prairies. It builds homes of logs, sticks, mud, and debris. The entrance to its home is underwater (a nod to Vancouver, obviously). It collects wood and fells trees. It builds canals, even if most ships are now too large to get through them.

What happened was this: Mattel created a $30 pregnant doll, which led to "a storm of complaints in the United States" and forced Wal-Mart stores across that country to 47 pull her off the shelves until she started menstruating again. " That's what the vast majority of Yankee complaints insisted. In Canada, however, the same doll (which wears a wedding ring and is described on the packaging as being married) caused no protests. Why such different responses? According to the Canadian manager of sales at Zeller's, who was thrilled to see Make-Out Midge flying off the shelves of his stores, "It's a different culture.

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