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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
What about that Canadian singer with the speech impediment, the one that actually lives in Las Vegas. Come on you know the one... the one the French Canadians feel should be QUEEN of Canada. What IS her name... she sounds like she's dying a horribly painful death when she belts out a song. Oh what in the hell is her name! You know, she did those awful Titanic songs....

hehe

DMT
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:09pm PT

"Would you like a donut with that, eh? Gotta love donuts with every order.

Also their peeler bars are full nude.

BUT...... Canadian bacon sucks ass compared to real bacon.

Prod."
...




That reminds me...

Now I remember WHERE I sent your shoes that last time...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

This is the list:
1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. William Osler, physician
3. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
4. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
5. Tim Horton, restauranteur
6. Pamela Anderson, generous actor
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Bryan Adams, musician
20. Celine Dion, musician
21. Steppenwolf, musicians
22. Avril Lavigne
23. Shania Twain
24. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
25. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
26. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
27. James Cameron, film director
28. Donald Sutherland, actor
29. Michael J. Fox, actor
30. Jim Carrey, comedian
31. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
32. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
33. Marshall McLuhan, author
34. Margareth Atwood, author
35. Ben Johnson, runner
36. Keanu Reeves, actor
37. Chief Dan George
38. Tecumseh of Shawnee
39. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
40. Alanis Morissette, musician
41. Diana Krall, musician
42. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
43. Jeff Healey, musician
44. Peter Jennings, journalist
45. Peter Jennings
46. Steven Pinker, psychologist
47. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
48. Robertson Davies, author
Peter Croft
49. Sonnie Trotter, climber
50. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
51. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
52. Will Gadd, climber and flier
53. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
54. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
55. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
56. Mike Meyers , actor.
57. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
58. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
59. Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
60. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
61. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
62. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
63. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
64. Monty Hall, actor
65. Dan Akroyd, actor
66. John Candy, actor
67. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
68. Martin Short as Jiminy Glick
69. Molson Beer
YoungGun

climber
North
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Well if you're going to list John Kenneth Galbraith, then it's obligatory to list Myron Scholes, who won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.

Also, Steven Pinker?
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Famous Americans whom Canadians think are Canadians
1. Louis Riel
2. Jane Jacobs
3. Mr. Dressup
4. Marv Newland
5. Tecumseh
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
The funniest man alive!

Credit: Ihateplastic
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:22pm PT


Isn't Dana Carvey, Canadian???...

Howie Mandel???...



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Mandel is. Added.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
In 2004, the CBC did a program called the Greatest Canadian. An English-language television program, with pieces on a wide variety of Canadians, followed by votes by viewers. The ten selected by viewers:

10. Wayne Gretzky
9. Alexander Graham Bell
8. Sir John A. Macdonald
7. Don Cherry
6. Lester B. "Mike" Pearson
5. David Suzuki
4. Sir Frederick Banting
3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau
2. Terry Fox
1. Tommy Douglas

There's more than a little bias towards modern entertainers and athletes, and lack of females, Quebecois and First Peoples. Lack of perspective. I'd have omitted any living person from consideration, thus removing Gretzky, loudmouth buffoon Cherry, and unctuous Suzuki from the list. And thought twice about whether any professional sports figure or entertainer should be included.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian

(Both my grandfather and Tricouni's grandfather knew Douglas.)

A list of the top ten Canadian male and female athletes of the 20th century, as of 1999, is a bit more illuminating:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%27s_Athletes_of_the_20th_Century

Maybe we should divert the discussion to the top ten Canadian climbers of say the 19th and 20th centuries. That might be entertaining, and on topic. You guys may be surprised at some of the possible names.
MBrown

Big Wall climber
The Eastside.... UUUUHHHHHHH!
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
this guy is from canada, eh?
Credit: MBrown
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Sure, I'll start off "best known" Canadian climbers:
1. Peter Croft
2. Sutton & Burton
3. Will Gadd
4. Sonnie Trotter
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:31pm PT


No mention of Celine Dion???...

LOL!!!...



EDITED:

"Nr. 18"...


Helps to read...

;-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
Nr. 18
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
Bob and Doug McKenzie aka Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas also know in canada for their SCTV fame and seen in many movies. Rick's biggest was "Honey i shrunk the kids!"

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Buck naked on the hood of a Buick! Priceless!

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Bob and Doug nr. 46
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Mike Myers should be there.

I thought Will Gadd was from NH and relocated to Canada?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
yes but not their real names.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Mike Myers is 56. Bob & Doug are corrected. Seth Rogen added.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Comedian Seth Rogen.
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