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dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:57am PT
If little Beaber Boy had any brains he would be doing all the dumb sh#t he has been doing while in America in Canada instead where justice-extra-lite rules the day. A lot of murderers get a slap on the wrist up here so little Beaber would not have been arrested for his little drunken drive in his shiny rented toy..or his egg throwing episode..or being investigated for spitting in some Dude's face....The cops In Canuck-ville would have said just be a good little boy and don't do it again.

Would be good to see him spend some time behind bars.

It is too bad that fortune is wasted on this IDIOT!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Dug it's just another post-Disney distraction while our pockets get further picked empty by the corporatocracy.

Nothing like building up some squeaky clean little white kid and then bash'em back down when they're past their best-before date.

We'll keep Rob Ford, thanks. He'd get lost in the signal-to-noise in Murrica.

this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:48am PT
That's true about Ford, Tami. Worth a try.
I checked the list a couple times, didn't see George St-Pierre on there. I am pretty dumb though, so wouldn't be surprised if he is on the list.
Also, Jacque's father Gilles Villeneuve is famous among F1 fans. He won six Grand Prix and died in 1982 during qualifying at the Belgium Grand Prix. Missed the championship by 4 points in 79.

At the funeral in Berthierville former teammate Jody Scheckter delivered a simple eulogy: "I will miss Gilles for two reasons. First, he was the fastest driver in the history of motor racing. Second, he was the most genuine man I have ever known. But he has not gone. The memory of what he has done, what he achieved, will always be there."[38]
From wiki. Pretty high praise from his teammate who beat him by 4 points in 79.
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 25, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Joe Shuster.....Co-creator of comic book superhero 'SUPERMAN'

Born in Toronto and later moved to Ohio.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Not the same guy that founded SportHaus Shuster in Munich?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
I just spent an hour and a half with Christopher Plummer. Okay, me and a
couple thousand friends. He presented his one-man play "A Word Or Two". Now
I've seen perhaps more than my fair share of theatre and I must say this
man is only just adequately described as great. I must admit I went expecting
some cutesy je ne sais quoi but it was a heartfelt, humourous, and meaningful
homage to literature and theatre woven into the fabric of his life. He did
admit to being Canadian today but he was most rueful that he has a fellow
countryman by the name of Justin Bieber? I should add that his stature was
immensely increased in my eyes when he described his many nights carousing at
some infamous New York bar in the early 50's with Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton.
Now those are world-class drinking mates, eh?


He also introduced me to Stephen Butler Leacock who must surely be
added to this list if only based on his quotes

“Socialism is workable only in heaven, where it isn’t needed,
and in hell, where they’ve got it”

and

"The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born."
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Jan 25, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
Hey - Stephen Leacock! "Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult."

The funniest thing I ever read of his is about opening a new bank account. It's here
http://www.online-literature.com/stephen-leacock/literary-lapses/1/
or, if you would for some reason prefer to see it read out as an ancient NFB film, it's here
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
Cristine Sinclair - Captain of the Olympic Bronze medal soccer team .
Third place all time in scoring worldwide, men or women.
Will probably be #2 this year end her career #1
doctor of law from Simon Fraser

Also William Shattner ( Capt. Kirk )
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 28, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Mar 19, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
Hi Marlow:

Here's a few more for the list - all musicians:

-Rita MacNeil
-Stan Rogers
-The Rankin Family
-Stars
-The New Ponographers
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Mar 26, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
Andy Mynarski V.C. - During WW II, his aircraft was attacked by the enemy & burst into flames. The pilot instructed the crew to bail out, and those who could parachuted from the stricken 'plane. As Mynarski prepared to exit this inferno, he realized that the rear gunner was trapped in his turret. Without hesitation, Andy fought his way through the blaze and, with his clothes aflame, desperately attempted to free his friend.

It soon became apparent that there was no hope of rescuing the trapped airman, and the rear gunner insisted that his comrade attempt to save himself. As he prepared to exit the aircraft, Andy Mynarski paused to formally salute his apparently doomed friend.

Ironically, Andy died from his burns soon after reaching the ground, but the rear gunner was catapulted from the plane as it crashed and survived.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:11pm PT
I'm listening to "Tell my Sister" and wondering: Why there isn't a McGarrigles appreciation thread? I'm not Canadian, so I'm not going to propose it, but hey!

Is anyone else worrying about Supertopo?


dar
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
I for one am always worrying about Supertopo.

Especially in light of the under-reported but constant threat of the "Canadian Invasion."

It is well known and suspected among informed groups in and around Reno Nevada that these pale-skinned denizens of the north have been plotting for years to rob us of our precious resources.

Most recently, these sneaky bastards have convinced our very own King Of Burgers to abandon it's country of origin, move to some Frenchie sounding place and throw all of their good American cash over to a company owned by a dead Hockey Player who once ate a doughnut NOT made by a Vietnamese Boat person from Santa Ana!





Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
We gave you Celine Dion, now we're even.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
^^^^Yes - but we also have been stuck with the Biebster - and all the BKs in the Continent won't make up for this turd!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
What about Rick Hansen?? I don't see him on the list and although I'm not aware of his "fame" level, he is about as inspirational as a human could be I'd say.

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
^^^Hey hey hey - don't be c**ting up this thread by throwing some inspirational story about overcoming adversity and physical barriers in the mix.

This is Supertopo dammit - not some feel good Seventh Day Adventist pamphlet stuck in my doorframe selling me on brotherly love.

We eat our young and debase the weak and pitiful around here.

Go play with your Barbie Dolls somewhere else ya Canuckistanian Pussy!.

Keep it real!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
^^^Seems the best trolls still come from south of the border so no need to get all worried.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
^^^Tread Lightly there son.

This is America.

It doesn't take much to make us bomb somebody.

We have DRONES and aren't afraid to use them.

Of course, blowing stuff up is about all we are good at these days...

But it pays the bills and keeps CNN in business...

;)
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
zzzzz
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