Friday, November 30, 2012

It Seems The Dispute..

...between Denmark and Canada over that pile of rocks has been settled. Well, maybe not. I'm disappointed, to say the least. We should have been able to extract a lifetime supply of Tuborg Beer for every Canadian born and yet to be born for the next fifty years in exchange for the pile of rocks. We used to be able to get it here, but not any more. I wonder if Denmark yanked it off the table during the negotiating stage.

Previously.

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Subscribers only for both the first two links. :-(

Tuborg's OK...but Canada produces some fine beers also. A certain mutual friend from B.C. poo-poos when I say it, but I like Labatt's Blue. I'm not a big bar person but I have a favorite country pub, Harry's, where they actually have it on tap.

My birthday is coming up in December (9 in dog years :-) and I'll stop by Harry's for a drink or two.

December 01, 2012 9:46 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Interesting. I didn't need to be a "subscriber". The first one is called "Melting the Myth" [http://www.uphere.ca/node/67] and the second is "Canada-Denmark border deal leaves island at sea".

[https://www.google.ca/webhp?hl=en&tab=nw#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_nf=3&gs_rn=0&gs_ri=hp&tok=rvq9a4fQglJQC43o5ncZAQ&cp=49&gs_id=36&xhr=t&q=+Canada-Denmark+Border+Deal+Leaves+Island+at+Sea&pf=p&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=+Canada-Denmark+Border+Deal+Leaves+Island+at+Sea+&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=c15a81358fbcecf2&bpcl=39314241&biw=1280&bih=593]

I had to do some fiddling around, though. I cut and pasted the title to the second one into google to search for it. You might want to try that if the above URLs don't work.

But to make a long story short, about two or three years ago Canada and Denmark got into a dispute over the ownership of a tiny island (mostly rocks and ice) between Greenland and Baffin Island.

There was a lot of hilarity about it in the Canadian press. After all, who gives a you know what about a pile of rocks in the frozen Arctic.

I like Labatt's Blue, too, but mostly almost any beer is okay as long as it's very, very cold.

This story about our mutual friend reminds me of an incident from years and years ago. My ex and his best friend both had their favourite brands and swore they could tell the difference.

One night we were sitting in a bar and they were arguing over whose favourite was the best (very important topic). After sitting in the bar for several hours they discovered they had been drinking each others order - two different brands. So much for being able to tell the difference.

My favourite Canadian beer is Kokanee, from B.C.: http://www.crestonbc.com/kokanee/

I have an empty in my curio cabinet, because it has my name on it. Seriously. It's got a picture of Lake Louise on it (near Banff National Park), so there's my name. My name shows up all over this country - streets, parks, rural municipalities, etc., etc., etc..

Happy birthday, mangy OLD mutt. I don't know about you, but I find the older you get, the more difficult it becomes to drink to excess. Two is about the limit. Have a Tuborg for me.

December 02, 2012 8:04 am  

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