Canada Day: Top 5 reasons to blame Canada -- and thank Canada

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Until 1 p.m. today, the Canadian consulate is hosting Canada Day festivities on the 16th Street Mall between Cleveland and Court streets. Which got us to thinking: What is most worth celebrating about Canada? And what deserves a special musical attack from the South Park boys? These probing questions led to not one but two lists -- the top five reasons to thank Canada, and the top 5 reasons to blame Canada. First, the thanks...

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5. Drinking beer -- legally! -- at eighteen
In the U.S., eighteen-year-olds can die for their country but not guzzle a brewski for it. For letting young adults act like them, Canada deserves a toast! With some Molson, not Miller Lite!

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Dudley Do-Right in action.
4. Mounties!
They're heroic, they stand for all that is good and right and true, and they wear funny hats. What's not to like?

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Here's Steve Nash (right), just hanging out with Q-Tip. No big deal.
3. Steve Nash
Nash has transformed sharing the basketball with others, instead of hanging onto it like a life raft, into a work of art.

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"Eveywhere you look, When you're lost out there and you're all alone, A light is waiting to carry you home, Everywhere you look. Everywhere you look."
2. Dave Coulier
The Full House staple admits to being the inspiration for fellow Canuck Alanis Morissette's vitriolic "You Oughta Know." Did she go down on him in a theater? If so, how ironic!

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1. Neil Young
He's not a technically great singer -- just an awesome one. Prove it by picking up Tonight's the Night. And then Rust Never Sleeps. And then Zuma. And then...

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Me
Me

Love me some poutine!

TomB
TomB

For the blame: Canadian bacon is about as Canadian as English muffins are English - i.e. a figment of U.S. imagination; Poutine - tu l'as pas mangee toi? Try it and see. Neil Young? Hehehe :-)

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Thanks for setting us straight, Blee. Much appreciated.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Obviously, someone has to like this stuff -- but it makes me shudder. Thanks for the post.

Cdn imposter
Cdn imposter

Poutine is awesome! Doesn't ruin french fries but adds to it.  Americans put ranch on them, why not cheese curds and gravy??

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