From Canadia- A Wake-up Call?

From Gawker, an hysterically sarcastic take on the debt crisis.

From Canadia, the most salient- and sarcastic- comment to the above referenced article, which I will reprint in case you don’t have time to check out the entire piece:

Friendly note from your Canadian Gawker Commenters:

Canada is full. We’re not taking any more of you deadbeat Yankees with your worthless greenbacks – we’re still trying to clear out the Kerry/Edwards ’04 refugee camps in Niagara. There’s also growing concern that Tea Party sleeper cells are entering Canada through our porous southern border. We can barely tolerate Ford Nation as it is, it’s time to shut the border to prevent these conservatives from producing anchor babies.

Thanks for 197 years of peace, and thanks for your Mexican insulation properties.


Your former hat.

PS – While you were busy plunging your nation into financial ruin, we helped ourself to northern Maine and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We noticed you weren’t really using them, and these tropical locations will serve as excellent winter getaways when Edmonton descends into its normal frozen hell state.


I love Canadia. That’s why I call it Canadia- it’s full of Canadians.

And I love them.

Calgary Recovery

…I needed that. The vacay and the recovery time.

I’ll say one thing, Nicole and I didn’t let too many blades of grass grow under our feet. We had meals at Blink (where Nicole works), Petite, crepes at The Calgary Farmer’s Market, tapas at Jaroblue, lunch at Sky 360 in The Calgary Tower, oysters and Champagne at Raw Bar, drinks at Earl’s (not our first choice, but it was cold out), Local 510 (We were freezing. There was a line. I told a filthy joke to the doormen- they let us right in), and went dancing at The Mercury Lounge with Nicole’s friends Jonathan, Razor, Gas, Brent, Luke and TJ (we lost Brent and Luke somewhere).

All in the space of three days. Oh, and there was a house party in there somewhere- and shopping.

So much fun- so this is a mini recommendation- all of these places worked for us, check them out if you’re ever there….

At Raw Bar, Calgary, self-portrait