Top 10 Reasons It's Great To Be Back In Toronto

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Top 10 Reasons It's Great To Be Back In Toronto

Postby BlueChair » Sat Jun 07, 2003 8:29 am

1. Shops don't close at 5 PM (i.e. they close much, much later)
2. I can drive a car!
3. Tearful reunion with my CD/LP collection
4. Coffee shops actually stay open at night
5. Bars are open until 2 AM
6. I get to see my family/friends
7. Cheap, good food!
8. DVDs that are of the proper region
9. Satellite TV
10. My bed/room/shower!

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Postby so lacklustre » Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:49 pm

Ten reasons not to be in Toronto.

1. SARS
2. The Blue Jays have been on a good streak, but it will surely end soon.
3. SARS
4. It's in Canada!!
5. SARS
6. The Maple Leafs suck
7. SARS
8. Can't remember what the basketball team are, but they're not so hot either.
9. SARS
10. It gets very cold in winter.

Only joking BC, glad to see you made it home safely.
signed with love and vicious kisses

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Postby mood swung » Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:29 pm

Top Ten Best Things About Canada

1. Molson
2. I can find it on a map!
3. Canadian bacon
4. Did I mention Molson?
5. No passport required.
6. I think they drive on the right side of the road.
7. Moosehead.
8. Not much chance of an invasion from the North.
9. Didn't John Candy come from Canada?
10. Blue Chair.

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:46 pm

Ten great things about the UK:

1. Er......
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Postby martinfoyle » Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:46 pm

mood swung wrote:Top Ten Best Things About Canada

1. Molson
2. I can find it on a map!
3. Canadian bacon
4. Did I mention Molson?
5. No passport required.
6. I think they drive on the right side of the road.
7. Moosehead.
8. Not much chance of an invasion from the North.
9. Didn't John Candy come from Canada?
10. Blue Chair.

:lol:

What abooot Stompin' Tom Conors annd the glory that is Mimnegash, eh?

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Postby sulkygirl » Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:34 pm

Top Ten Things to do in Yakima, Washington, on a Saturday Night:

1. Drink Beer.
2. Barbeque Large Chunks of Meat.
3. Drink More Beer.
4. Try to Find A Tavern Where the Local Cops Don't "Car Count".
5. Drink More Beer.
6. Try to Find a Tavern Where They DON'T Have A Karaoke
Contest Being Held.
7. Drink More Beer.
8. Get a Tattoo.
9. Switch from Beer to Hard Liquor.
10. Puke on Shoes.

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Postby shabbydoll » Sun Jun 08, 2003 2:39 am

Ten great things about the UK

1. Pubs (especially one's in buildings over 500 years old, like my local)
2. Real ale (lovely stuff)
3. Never more than 70 miles from the coast
4. God is not on our side
5. Decent radio stations
6. The BBC
7. Easy, cheap access to the rest of Europe
8. No GM foods (yet)
9. Stone circles
10. And last, and best, that most British couldn't name 10 great things
about the UK (see above)

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:48 am

Well, say what you like about the rest of Canada, but I found Toronto to be a fun and cosmopolitan city with lots of internationl flair and yes, indeed, cheap and great restaurants, good bars and nice people.

AND superb snow removal in the winter!
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Jun 14, 2003 6:21 pm

Shabby: why is no. 10 a reason? Do you like that self-deprecation and lack of celebration of our place? When I went to Spain and met Spaniards, Irish and other people, I was really struck by how much they loved their countries, as opposed to the Brits always running theirs down. Mind you, this was in the height of Thatchers' reign of evil. Even so... I think this has changed a bit, as it's now very common to hear people celebrating the multifariousness of modern Britain, whichis a healthy way to bepositive about ourselves and reconcile ourselves with our past.

Love your positive list, anyway, great to hear it from the ex-pat who has a good persepctive.

10 reasons to love the UK, if we must refer to it as that, beyond Shabby's excellent list, and in defiance of her number 10:

1. Lots of cool people signed up to this message board from here.
2. Some great landscape.
3. Loads of cool musicians and bands from here.
4. Good humour (irony, self-deprecation, piss-taking).
5. George Orwell (all over the place right now, e.g. great 'life in pictures' programme tonight)
6. Footie, well Man Utd, anyway.
7. Cultural diversity, e.g. in music and food. 'What is Britain?' is an interesting question.
8. Good apples.
9. A great capital city.
10. Pluralistic wine culture.

Welcome home, BC, England is a smaller place without you! Have fun.

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Postby shabbydoll » Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:43 am

I guess it is that perspective that makes no. 10 important to me. I was brought up with the 'my country is the best' attitude and it wears with me. If someone you met was going 'I'm the greatest' I bet you'd run a mile. Years ago my aunt asked my new English husband 'How do you like America, isn't it wonderful?'. No, I really do love the fact that the Brits don't seem to know what a lovely little country they have got (despite the world system).


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