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    Or here....

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    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Above images courtesy of the APA Small Town and Rural Planning Division website's picture of the month feature.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Re: We love you Canadians!

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    And thanks for all the great TV shows and plus sized comedians!
    "Great Canadian TV show" is a phrase that reminds me of "gourmet British cuisine." So, there's SCTV, The National, Hockey Night in Canada, The Red Green Show, Degrassi Junior High, Kids in the Hall, the MuchMusic cable channel (carried by my cable system in Orlando!) and .... uhhh ... porn late at night on the French channel and ... uhhhh ... SCTV ... did I say that already? Red Green? Oh.

    The very best thing on Canadian TV is uncut HBO original programming on CTV. The Sopranos, complete with profanities, on free over-the-air TV ... hella sweet! Still, seeing uncut shots of the inside of Bada Bing doesn't make up for Beachcombers, King of Kensington, Road to Avonlea, Starlost, The Fifth Estate, the Hinterland Who's Who PSA (always the moose, goose or the woodchuck), Headline Challenge, and pretty much 95% of what's on CBC ... not good, not horrible, just ... well, like British food. There's also the Sport of Champions! SWEEP! SWEEP, DAMNIT, SWEEP! ROCK THE HOOSE!























    (Hey, gotta' get back for every time some Torontonian said "See any good fires lately?" when I told them where I was from.)


    Attached -- photo of a St. Catharines Planning Commission meeting. Looks like they're registering their approval of the site plan for the new co-branded Petro-Canada/Tim Hortons! "All in favor, extend your brooms and say aye, eh?"
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Canadians eh

    I have to agree, Canadian Television is a world of its own. Got to love it!

    Though I would like to point out, I have never curled in my life.

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    "Oh yeah ... cold Toronto girls. What is it with them, anyhow?"

    I've been in Toronto most of my life, and I still don't know.

    And I've never curled either, although I like to watch it. I think I've figured out the purpose of the game - get blasted and heave big rocks down the ice to hit other rocks. What's not to like?

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    Canadian TV ist wunderbah!

    I see a few shots at Canadian programming here. It is a masterwork compared to German TV. I lived on the economy there for a few years in the late 80's and I would say their relative unsophistication and inability to produce a coherent commercial or decent TV show is famous throughout Europe. Whenever I see those stupid Mentos commercials here in the states dubbed into English I want to chuckle. There are soooo German! When I see them I flash back to the land of the big stein.

    The only thing worse was the US Military’s Armed Forces Network (AFN). Instead of Commercials we got “The history of the woman’s army headgear” or the “energy rapper:” “I BE the Energy Rapper and I’m BE here to say: Turn it OFF – Bup Bup Bup Bup – Turn it DOWN - Bup Bup Bup Bup –That’s the Army way - Bup Bup Bup Bup – WORD!”

    I came home an angry and confused man.

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