Apr 10 2012

I am jealous of Canada yet again

First you hoard all of these strange delicious candy bars from me. And now you have a new quarter featuring a dinosaur? With glow in the dark bones?!?!

I hate your awesomeness, Canada.


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  1. 1
    K.W. Ramsey

    Don’t hate our awesomeness, love it, for we share it freely with the world.

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    So what are you waiting for?

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    Kathleen in Canada

    I was all excited, then I realized the quarters are $29.95 each.

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    Speaking of dinosaur coins, we are also getting rid of the penny.

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    That’s exactly what I thought. What, we can’t actually use them?

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    Greg Burrell

    Also we have transparent plastic bills, eh? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/11/14/new-dollar-bills.html

  7. 7

    2 words even the score:

    Celine Dion.

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    And if you weren’t aware, our $100 bill has an image of Frederick Banting developing insulin. The U.S. can place its trust in God. I’ll go with the guy with the microscope.

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    This must be the new hundreds because as far as I know the hundreds have a picture of a satellite on them.

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    Harrison Gross

    The new polymer notes are damn cool. I’m excited for the rest of the designs, I’m hoping for more discoveries, etc. Better than birds or hockey IMO.

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    I want one so much now. Our coins can’t even glow in the dark, let alone have baller dinosaurs on them!!

  12. 12

    Well far as I’m concerned you’re all welcome to come visit anytime.

  13. 13

    Ahhhhhhh! This is so exciting! A glow in the dark SKELETON? I have never even considered buying fancy coins until now. Thanks for making me feel optimistic about my country again. …the Canadian mint ships to the US, by the way, you should all stock up on our $30 quarters.

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    And then “Justin Bieber” drags it negative.

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    A coin with a dinosaur with glow-in-the-dark bones.
    Well, the U.S. put a man on the moon, so I think we’re still ahead on points. But just barely.
    I can only assume that as the climate warms and Canadian weather grows more clement, your country will take it’s rightful place as leader of the free world, inspiring a wave of good manners and wry humor.

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    Hypatia's Daughter

    #12 carpenterman
    I have always claimed that Canada has been trying to take over the U.S. by sending in comedians as a secret 5th column.
    Bill Candy; Rich Little; Martin Short; Jim Carrey; Michael J Fox; William Shatner (oh, c’mon, he was funny as James T. Kirk) to name a few.

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    But you’re not comparing apples to apples. Bieber is (was? is he still popular?)a kid marketed for kids, whose frontal cortexes haven’t developed fully and who can’t really be held accountable for their actions.

    Dion is an adult, marketed to adults.

    USA! USA! USA!

    (just kidding with the fervor).

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    Huh. The last message appears to have vanished. Short version: You may want to take a loot at The Canadian Conspiracy from 1985, which runs with that idea.

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    Reginald Selkirk

    1) Glow in the dark coins – cool!
    2) More nuclear waste than we can deal with.
    I have an idea…

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    A Hermit

    But we love you Jen. We’re also polite and apologize for everything…sorry about that…

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    Lets not forget about Dan Aykroyd, Samantha Bee, John Candy, Tommy Chong, Joe Flaherty, Dave Foley, Tom Green, Howie Mandel, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielson, Russel Peters and Seth Rogan to name a few more that you may recognize.

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    Reginald Selkirk

    You forgot Pamela Anderson.

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    I am not sure I would call her a comedian, however, she definately qualifies as laughable.

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    Crap, I accidentally posted this in the other item mentioned above. I didn’t notice its age.

    One thing Jen would enjoy in Canada (but missed) are Club cookies. I’ve only seen them once since I left Canada, when I was in Hong Kong.


    As for other things to see, being in Victoria meant she missed the planetarium in Vancouver. It’s worth the effort to see it.


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    As someone who carries his coins approximately two inches from his testicles, I do *not* like the direction of your train of thought.

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    Eric RoM

    Equally cool.

    Canada, quit making us look bad!

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    This is all an elaborate plot by Canada to engage in espionage against the US, just like the infamous “poppy” spy-quarter. Just think, if we were producing fancy nanoelectronic spy devices on our quarters in 2004, imagine what we’re putting in them in 2012!

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    Reginald Selkirk


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    Justin Bieber is actually Canadian too… sadly. (sigh)

  31. 31
    'Tis Himself

    Tim Horton doughnuts?

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    Reginald Selkirk

    This is why life in Canada is so much better. Switch to the metric system and those coins will be five centimeters from your nads. 5 > 2.

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    I guess we got rid of the penny so we could afford the glow in the dark paint.

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    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Plus their coins are magnetic!

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    Epic Meal Time surpassed Beiber as the most subscribed Canadian YouTubers of all time.

    IMO, that redeems Canada.

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    Steve Smith, aka Red Green, and Patrick McKenna, AKA Harold.

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    Do Americans know who Red Green is? Not sure. They are missing out if they don’t.

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    It’s been on PBS in many areas(that’s how I discovered him), and he does tours over most of the US.

    He’s probably not as famous here, but he is known.

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    Cool, nice to see the export of Canadian culture.

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    Bah…when they have a coin with a dinosaur AND PZ Myers riding on it, that’ll be something to shout aboot.

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    On behalf of all Canadians I apologize.

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    The Mad Dreamer

    Apologize for the coin? That would be silly.

    Apologize that our government doesn’t take science nearly as seriously and make our mint put out glow in the dark dinosaur coins?

    Apology accepted.

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    Sam C

    As a European, I prefer to think of the USA as South Canada. A more peacable name, eh?

  45. 45

    I think you mean John Candy. And you forgot Mike Meyers.

  46. 46

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    Matthew Polson

    I love that they kind of imply all easter eggs come from the same species. Maybe they should try to compare them to rabbit eggs?

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    ortopedia online

    WoW, I love this blog.

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    O Ben N.

    Aye. If you’re looking for something to alleviate your bloggers block, take a quick look at the Canadian Alberta general election coming up. The wild rose party is becoming really popular, which is absolutely terrifying for one who identifies as liberal like me. If they get in, Alberta may take steps towards the pre-2008 USA. -I hope something rouses your interest eventually!

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    al kimeea

    America’s Sweetheart one of the founders of UA & the mopic academy

    Mary Pickford

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    Not to forger Eugene Levy.

  52. 52

    Don’t Canadians in other provinces consider Alberta to be Canada’s version of Alabama?

  53. 53

    Michael Cera and Will Arnett!! And don’t give me guff about Cera… if you’ve seen Arrested Development, you cannot deny his greatness. Canada’s excellent, but we’re almost TOO polite… it creates monsters that never find out they’re assholes.

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    Pretty much yes, though I’ve never heard Alabama mentioned. Alberta is definitely the reddest of the Red States Provinces.

    Texas North. Blue-eyed Arabs. Those are some of the nicknames I’ve come across.

    Stephen Harper and Stockwell Day of the Canadian Religious Right, got their start in Alberta. We are still seeing the damage accumulate as the Conservatives flirt with anti-abortion, anti-immigration and other such laws.

  55. 55

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  56. 56

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  57. 57

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