- I ve never been to Canada. In fact, I don t even know where it is. But I d like to become its next Prime Minister, or President or Duke or whatever it isMessage 1 of 6 , Jul 12, 2010View SourceI've never been to Canada.
In fact, I don't even know where it is.
But I'd like to become its next Prime Minister, or President or Duke or whatever it is Canada has. I want to rule that vast northern land, and bring the light of civilization and literacy to the benighted Canadian peoples.
I've even come up with a campaign ad.
Voice of James Earl Jones or someone else:
"He doesn't know what's going on-
He doesn't live in Canada-
He can't even find it on a map-
But- he cares."
And then there will be a close up of me, waving a Canadian flag in such a way that the stars and stripes will shimmer in the evening light, as I run down the street screaming slogans in Basque and Burushaski and Athasbascan and all the other official language isolates of Canada.
I think I've got a pretty good chance.
Je me souviens (I don't know what that means, honestly!!!)
- I regret to inform you that your campaign is seriously flawed. First of all, no you do not want to be Canada s Prime Minister (yes, Prime Minister is theMessage 2 of 6 , Jul 13, 2010View SourceI regret to inform you that your campaign is seriously flawed. First of all, no you do not want to be Canada's Prime Minister (yes, Prime Minister is the correct term) you only THINK you do. You have only to look up news about the coalition party and non-confidence vote (and he even knew how to locate Canada on a map!) You will find that there is much more to Canada than being "America's Hat".
However, if this is a sincere passion of yours you are going to need a lot of help. For a modest fee of $100 per hour I can be your campaign manager if you promise to never allude to the flag's "stars and stripes" ever again!
I think I have a better chance of being Queen of Iceland (and not even the real Iceland... the mythical one found in fairy tales.)
With all due respect, Caitlin
- Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I got a very good chuckle out of this Mahiruha! It s a very timely posting as I read today that Regis and Kathy Lee were shooting theirMessage 3 of 6 , Jul 13, 2010View SourceHa ha ha ha ha ha ha!
I got a very good chuckle out of this Mahiruha!
It's a very timely posting as I read today that Regis and Kathy Lee were shooting their daytime show today in one of our eastern most provinces; Prince Edward Island.
Regis Philbin was quoted as saying "I'd never even heard of Prince Edward Island before the show, but I definitely want to come back."
He is a national American celebrity who has never heard of one of the provinces from a country that shares a land mass with America.
I'm always shocked at the lack of knowledge that some (not all) Americans have of Canadian Geography, and I've never quite figured it out.
If we met a fellow Canadian who had never heard of Maryland or Alabama, we would question their lack of knowledge.
Perhaps it's because we have so much more American media and we just sort of grew up knowing about America through that.
Any thoughts future Duke of Banff?
PS Canada would welcome you with open arms:)
- Mister Mahiruha, I fully support your candidacy. And there is a poem by Sri Chinmoy that would very well convey your triumphant campaign: O MY CANADA O myMessage 4 of 6 , Jul 16, 2010View SourceMister Mahiruha,
I fully support your candidacy.
And there is a poem by Sri Chinmoy that would very well convey your
O MY CANADA
O my Canada,
You are very vast.
Can you not be very high, too?
Try, you can.
O my Canada,
Why do you always follow?
Can you not lead from now on?
Try, you can.
O my Canada,
You think the world does not admire you.
Can you not demand the world's admiration?
Try, you can.
You certainly can.
Excerpt from The Dance Of Life, Part 17
<http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/books/0048> by Sri Chinmoy
Hareen (on official visit to Ottawa's glorious skies to discover Canada
the Beautiful and practically recovered from World Cup Fever)
- As Purnakama s and Caitlin s messages show, my candidacy is picking up steam (and hot air) very quickly. I look forward to my triumphal victory parade thatMessage 5 of 6 , Jul 17, 2010View SourceAs Purnakama's and Caitlin's messages show, my candidacy is picking up steam (and hot air) very quickly.
I look forward to my triumphal victory parade that will be held throughout all the states!
I'm even getting letters of support from Canadians:
"We'll be waiting for you at the border, gringo!" read one enthusiastic piece of fan mail. I suppose they'll be waiting with banners, confetti and refreshments.
I can't wait for my glorious homecoming to a place I've never seen and still can't find on my globe, no matter how many times I spin it!
(Is it somewhere in the South Pacific, I wonder?)
- Mahiruha, Should the good denizens of Canada fail to appreciate your unique candidacy, personality, delightful wit, good humour and understanding of 14thMessage 6 of 6 , Jul 18, 2010View SourceMahiruha,
Should the good denizens of Canada fail to appreciate your unique candidacy, personality, delightful wit, good humour and understanding of 14th Century Bolean algebra, may I humbly invite you to apply for the newly created post of 'The Right Honourable President of The Independent Republic of Greater Yorkshire'. Don't worry about finding Yorkshire on the globe, just book a ticket to Doncaster International airport, and we will send a meeting party of Geoffrey Boycott, two whippets, and a bloke from down t' mill.
It is a post of great esteem and honour with a free supply of Yorkshire puddings thrown in for only one and ha'penny bit per pudding. However, in the great Yorkshire tradition it will be hard work, with a 23 hour day expected (though you can choose between being down a coal mine or a security guard on border with Lancashire). But, if I may, say you'll have it easy compared to my dad who, in time honoured fashion, would tend to get up before he went to bed.
Apart from good honest toil, the only real requirements for being the President of Yorkshire are:
1) The ability to live for one month on £2.78 (free bus pass included)
2) Actively campaign for coal carrying to be made an Olympic sport.
3) Only pronounce 37% of all vowels. For example, you could easily try Losing t' ability to say t' word 'the' Just practise for when you go to see t' Lion t' Witch and t' Wardrobe at t' Opollo theatre in Bradford.
Your ever willing Presidential campaign manager for the Independent Republic of Greater Yorkshire, Tejvan
(Just in case you stumble on this post OT = Off Topic. i.e. For posts which are not entirely focused on yoga and spirituality)