March 23, 2004 @ 10:25 pm by sean
It’s been said that Canada is the mean neighbour upstairs yelling to turn down the music. Of course only said by Americans and I hope as a joke. If not, it could only be said in ignorance. Joke or not, I’m going to say why America is the pissy guy downstairs yelling at the party to quiet down.
For 9 months now, I, at 19, have been able to get as smashed as I want in Canada. Legally. Here I would get in trouble for just holding an unopened alcohalic beverage and will for over another year.
Canada just tried to legalize the possession of marijuana. The outgoing prime minister infact said that he hoped they would legalize it so he can smoke a joint while he relaxes in retirement. Anyone remember all the crap Clinton went through having admitted to smoking marijuana when he was younger? More of the reason than any that possession didn’t become legal in Canada is because it would be too difficult to monitor it coming over the border, to the U.S. And the U.S. won’t legalize it because they can’t tax it. They aren’t only ending the party in Canada, but preventing it here. So instead Canada just hardly regulates small possession.
Women can legally walk around topless in Quebec.
MGM, Warner Bros. and Universal studies were all started or originally owned by Canadians.
Canadians allowed homosexual marriages before anyone here.
In Michigan we get some Canadian TV stations, and (unintentionally, of course), I’ve seen a lot more nudity on the Canadian stations than American ones. And since my parents won’t get cable, there is never American stations that show nudity.
Canada, with the miliary it DOES have, doesn’t send it into other countries ending their parties nearly as often as the U.S. Admittadly Canada does have a small army, but who cares? Whose trying to fight Canada? Who hates Canada? I think Americans are the only ones. America needs a big army because it pisses everyone else off by sending their military for ‘peace keeping’. ‘Peace keeping’ sounds like an official way of saying, ‘Quiet down the party.’
I just came up with most of those off the top of my head, and could probably find more with minimal effort, including a lot of famous comedians and such. I am not saying I agree with or would do any of those things, but it sounds like here is not where the party is. So while Americans sit around worrying about when terrorists will strike again, or when they could lose a dearly loved one fighting in Iraq or Afghanastan, or getting shot, or getting caught with drugs or underage drinking; Canadians will be smoking a joint and drinking a beer not worrying about any of that.