Oh Cana duh

This comic is based on the rollercoaster that is my Facebook news feed and people’s reactions to British Columbia’s brush with Royalty. It’s also influenced by my recent watch through of the early seasons of the simpsons, which are gold.

I grew up on the prairies and politics and, well, the whole world, seemed to far away to matter. There was a picture of the queen on the wall in every classroom, and I think the queen came to visit a city once when I was alive. That was the extent of my exposure to royalty.

Anyways, this comic is really meant to be more a commentary on how flip floppy people can be. I hope they move to Canada and they like it here.

The real debate this election

You live in Canada? You VOTE yet? Advanced polls? Exercise your democratic right! If you’re old enough, that is. If you aren’t old enough, make sure you start caring about this stuff.

This comic inspired by no real conversation- just those general nagging memories of being in high school and annoyed at most of the in-class dialogue. Boy oh boy do people have opinions on democracy and the current political situation! Everything from which party we should vote for down to the problems inherent within the system of Canadian democracy. Me and my legion of arm-chair politicians will have this country up in running in no time.

I never used to care about politics, but then I realized that being apathetic about the political state of the world isn’t admirable or cool (although being apathetic about hockey is pretty admirable AND cool). So, you know, make sure you get informed and vote.

Embracing the inevitable

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All the comics this week have something to do with embracing the inevitable.  I started the week off with a healthy dose of complaining about how inevitable it is to see videos i don’t wanna see due to Facebook auto-playing everything (regardless of how many times i turn auto-play off).  Writer’s block: inevitable.  Getting older and uglier:  inevitable!  Having TONS of great toys, only to have your kid be more interested in a box?  Yep, that’s inevitable.  And finally, frustration with entitlement and the political system.  inevitable.

a meeting of the minds

2014-6-5SUPER MATURE!  AAAAND this is why i don’t get invited to any think-tanks.

Hope you are having a lovely thursday!  😀

 

I’ve been burned by roll-up-the-rim

2014-2-28Canadians have invented many cool things.  The Red McIntosh apple, the walkie talkie, the snowmobile, insulin, the egg carton, the electric oven, the alkaline battery, instant replay, sonar…  WHY can’t we seem to get coffee lids right!?

I DARE you to get a Tim Hortons coffee and not spill on yourself/dribble on yourself/have it go absolutely everywhere/burn yourself in some way.  Those lids are EVIL! I’m sure they cost next to nothing to produce, but there is no way to open it or transport it or drink it without making a mess.  a hot, burny, scaldy mess.

And now that it’s roll-up-the-rim-to-win, where every cup of coffee could CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER, i find that i’m burning myself at least three times a day.  And i haven’t won anything!  not even a doughnut.  I don’t even especially like the taste of the coffee.  I’m a sucker for the possibility of winning a car or money!  but it won’t happen.  So why do I put myself through this?

Here’s the most frustrating thing, pointed out to me by my wife Diana!  Tim Hortons HAS the same solo-lids that EVERY other coffee shop on the planet has.  They put them on their “espresso” drinks.  These lids are superior in every way.   If they put their solo lids on EVERY cup of coffee, that would be great.  I would stop burning myself and spilling on myself.  Then, the only thing they’d have to fix would be how the coffee tastes!

Before you get all-up-in-arms defending tim hortons, know that they don’t need you to defend them.  They aren’t going anywhere, they are practically a Canadian institution.  Here’s a question for yah though: how much cream and sugar do you get in it?  I don’t use cream or sugar, i just drink it black.  a “double double” tastes good, but it doesn’t taste like coffee.  It tastes like sugar and cream.   I’m not some kind of “black coffee elitist”, i just REALLY like the taste of coffee.  Half the time, the coffee at tim hortons tastes fine, and half of the time, it is burnt!  I’m not expecting perfection, tim hortons is cheap and convenient…. but burnt?  To compare to starbucks, their coffee tastes burnt probably a quarter of the time.  And i might pay $3 for a cup of coffee at a mom-and-pop-coffee-shop, but it’ll only be burnt 1/10th of the time!

…but one problem at a time!

If we could get on inventing a better cheap coffee lid, i think THAT’S what would put canada back on the map!  (hehe)

 

Beautiful!

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For real, this is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been!   Ahh- so nice.  Gotta say though, that sea breeze?  CHILLY.  Today, a good, NAY, GREAT friend of mine is getting married!  And it is for that reason that I will end this blog post!  Jamison, Paulina, the world needs you guys.  Super stoked to be a part of your day!

Canadian Politics

Honestly, i’m sure that most Canadians, even historically and politically uninformed Canadians, know the name Trudeau.  That being said, besides the charisma associated with the name “Trudeau”, and the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms (if my history-class serves me right…) I’m the first to admit that i’d have to brush up on my research like crazy if i’m to have an actual opinion on anything… Plus, is it fair to research the father’s work to know about the son?
In any case, I don’t know much of anything about Canadian politics.  I know more Canadians that know about American politics than I do Canadians about Canadian politics.  I should probably start being a bit more pro-active in this area of public life so that I can have a valid opinion.
Anyways, hope everyone has a good wednesday!