December 16, 2015

10 things that make Canadians homesick (with SPECIAL GUEST Steven Crowder)

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We're a couple of ex-pats living in the U.S., so Steven Crowder and I got together (via Skype) to talk about what we miss most about Canada.


At least, that was the idea behind the video.

We didn't really get past "tobogganing" before the whole concept skidded off the rails...


What did we leave out?

(PS: Check out my earlier video on a similar topic -- "10 Things Canadians Need to Know About Americans.")



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commented 2015-12-21 12:07:51 -0500
Usually I like Crowder but he seemed a little off in this bit, like he wasn’t into it. Gavin I always love. What a hoot that guy is.
commented 2015-12-17 22:57:00 -0500
George…true also about schools in Ontario…you go to the one they assign…the nearest.
commented 2015-12-17 14:50:04 -0500
As far as schools go that is no longer true in Manitoba. Our government assigns you to your school.
commented 2015-12-17 14:36:41 -0500
DEBORAH GRAUPNER – our memories were from a time when government wasn’t so intrusive. And then along came PET and screwed us for ever.
I miss Canada under Mr. Steven Harper. It might not have been perfect, but it sure was a hell of a lot better than now and the near future.
commented 2015-12-17 12:30:51 -0500
Bill Elder – our memories were from a time when government wasn’t so intrusive, and now they think they bloody well own us. I too, miss those days growing up when we there were large families, and we got to learn and discover things about each other, as well as being allowed outside, without someone always being there waiting to coddle you if you fell. Thereby allowing you to learn something on your own, without being force fed how you should feel, as opposed to how you really do feel about what you are experiencing.
commented 2015-12-17 11:31:15 -0500
Oops typo, should say: the only gangs we heard of were in American movies and some times the local motorcycle clubs got a little rowdy at the bars after some street racing on country roads. Basically we have imported most of our crime and civil discord.
commented 2015-12-17 11:26:44 -0500
Heck, I have lived in Canada all my life and I’m homesick – I’m homesick for the Canada I was raised in – free , open , fair, – authority had respect for individual privacy, property and civil liberty, streets were safe for kids and the elderly, hell we never used to lock the house door, the only gangs we heard of – government wasn’t suspicious of its own citizens and police were something you only saw at the off traffic accident not harassing neighbors over internet posts or cleaning of the sidewalk after another unprovoked assault. My uncle and his duck gun were respected in the community and everyone we knew liked to get a small care package of fresh duck or venison. Gas was cheap enough for a family driving vacation and heating and lighting the house in the winter didn’t take 1/3 of Dad’s paycheck.

But what I miss most was the peace of mind we used to enjoy – government and politics were something which did not occupy much of my folks time or thinking because it was not omnipresent in everything that touched their daily lives as it is now -I’m dearly homesick for the loss of POGG (Peace Order and GOOD GOVERNMENT)
commented 2015-12-17 07:04:45 -0500
I don’t live in Canada anymore and I don’t miss anything. Why would any guy want to live in a country run by the feminist gestapo?
commented 2015-12-17 06:44:45 -0500
I really wish I was living in the US so I could try this…but think my list would be much shorter…like 1. my family. 2, the

And the lack of snobbery! Are you kidding? There is no place like Canada for snobbery…arrogance and general feeling of superiority over everyone else, especially Americans. And noticing the hole in the face…just the typical infantile child-like rudeness of Canadians: with no ability to draw a line between thought and expression…like a victim of frontal lobotomy. ( maybe caused by pollution from our long winters, sitting in 3 hour traffic jams in winter, eating poutine and beer, couch sitting with CBC, over-taxation, and breathing in mind-drying central heating☺…)
commented 2015-12-17 04:46:02 -0500
Miss Chez Paree – I think I am going to leave right now and drive there.

commented 2015-12-17 01:05:17 -0500
That was an utter pile of pish.
commented 2015-12-16 23:37:11 -0500
Steven Crowder, you are definitely a special kind of Canadian! hahaha We always called everyone by their last name, I’m pretty sure i didn’t even know my brothers name wasn’t Green until i got older! and the hole nose guy would have totally been called hole face with love! hahahaha
commented 2015-12-16 21:35:14 -0500
Gavin had a really good prepared show , he should have given Steven Crowder a copy of the script, but it was tasty to talk about poutine, made me hungry.
commented 2015-12-16 18:21:26 -0500
There are a few things I miss about Montreal Dick Ann’s on the way up to Rawdon The patat-a go-go in Rawdon The Bar B Barn Ribs and the old Yantzy’s Chinese restaurant on Snowdon Ave. best egg rolls and sauce and a good smoked meat sandwich