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21 June 2006 @ 04:01 pm
Weirdness/Canada  
Firstly, the weirdness. I woke up thinking that Ray Bradbury would die on May 6th. I hope not, I like him and like him around.

Secondly, I'm Canuckizing my little town of Cardamom in Animal Crossing. I've changed the town's theme song to "Oh, Canada!" and every other sentence people are ending with the phrase "eh, hoser?" I've also changed about 80% of the clothes in the store to red and white, including a maple leaf shirt ^_^ It amuses me. I'm not changing the town flag, 'cause hey, it's still my town, but it's cute to have little Canadian animals running around going "eh!" at everyone ^__^

And yes, I know all Canadians don't do that, I've BEEN there, but it still amuses me.

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POP QUIZ!

Assume you are mistaken for someone famous at a baseball game in Canada and ushered quickly to the center of the field with a microphone before you can protest. The music starts. How much of Oh Canada do you know? Assume you can't get the music to stop and have to wing it IMMEDIATELY! What lyrics do you sing?

Canadians, assume this is happening in America, try to get all the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner without cheating.

This should be amusing. Do not look at your fellow students papers 'til you are finished ^_^

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EDIT: Now that some other people have put lyrics, I'll post mine in the comments, as well...
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Oh, Canada! Your beaches are so clean....
 
 
 
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: apple kittyspazzychic on June 21st, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Canada, it's the Maple Leaf State.
Canada, oh Canada it's great!
The people are nice and they speak French too.
If you don't like it, man, you sniff glue.
The Great White North, their kilts are plaid,
Hosers take off, it's not half bad.
I want to be where yaks can run free,
Where Royal Mounties can arrest me.
Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Si Vous Plait.
They've got trees, and mooses, and sled dogs,
Lots of lumber, and lumberjacks, and logs!
We all think it's kind of a drag,
That you have to go there to get milk in a bag.
They say "eh?" instead of "what?" or "duh?"
That's the mighty power of Canada.
I want to be where lemmings run into the sea,
Where the marmosets can attack me.
Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Si Vous Plait.
Please, please, explain to me,
How this all has come to be,
We forgot to mention something here.
Did we say that William Shatner is a native citizen?
And Slurpees made from venison,
That's deer.
Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Si Vous Plait.
Fritters: Skuld Dancin' by Frittersfritters on June 22nd, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
That is LOVELY! I don't remember it being that long, but you get an "eh" for effort ^_^ That rocks like the Rockies!
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: diet bacon cokespazzychic on June 22nd, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Though, you should know I didn't write it. It's a Five Iron Frenzy song. I suggest you look it up if you haven't heard it :)
Fritters: TT Robin Shocked by Frittersfritters on June 22nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
OMG you cheated!!

*spanks you roundly*
Vocabulary/Back Scritchesspazzychic on June 22nd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)

I know all the lyrics by heart. So I didn't cheat, technically.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on June 22nd, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Yes, but you're supposed to do as well as you can the REAL lyrics. The music is all different, too...
Vocabulary/Back Scritchesspazzychic on June 22nd, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)

I don't know the real lyrics at all. Therefore, in that situation you described, that is what I would sing.
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: jump to the leftspazzychic on June 22nd, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
While we're at it:
Ohhhhh say can you see,
any red bugs on me?
If you dooooo pick a fewwwwww
and we'll have red bug stewwwwww


Or:

God bless my underwear!
My only pair!
Stand beside them, and guide them,
through the rips and the holes and the tears!
Though the washer, and the ringer
and the clothesline, everywhere!
God bless my underwear... my only pair!
Fritters: Wounded! by Frittersfritters on June 22nd, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: While we're at it:



..........................are you cheating again??
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: catprintsspazzychic on June 22nd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Re: While we're at it:

No ma'am.
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on June 22nd, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: While we're at it:
Then I'm well-pleased with the red bug part ^_^
the amazing kitty witchtigerkat on June 21st, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
That's just really funny. I wish I had thought of it first! And yeah all Canadians don't say Eh, but my husband and I joke around about the eh thing all the time and he's Canadian. He thinks it is hilarious.
postrophe on June 22nd, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
I bet he's not even hard of hearing...

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Amanda: Doom: Broken at your feet do you see?viewpoints on June 22nd, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
Okies. Lets give this a shot.

Oh say can you see
by the dawn's early light?
What so proudly we hailed
By the twilights last gleaming

Who's red stripes and bright stars,
Through the perils of night
gave proof to the land
That our flag was still there

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave?
On the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Um.. The rest? Is totally a blank cause by this point in the hockey game I'm tuning it out or humming "Jose can you see.."
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on June 22nd, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Very very close! You get an A! No plus, but an A! Way better than I can do on other countries. And I occasionally sing Jose Can You See ^_^
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: duSouth Ray Frazraislak on June 22nd, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh Canada!
Beware us all you foes
For God smiled well upon
your mighty shores
When you are here
You eat the elk and deer
Oh Canada,
the best
Abide with me.

(run like hell)
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on June 22nd, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL! I love them! The elk and deer are a lovely touch ^_^
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like thatraislak on June 22nd, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
technically caribou is more proper but too many beats to fit in the tune.

All those years of watching due South pays off finally.

lol
Robyn Goodfellow: gnomerobyngoodfellow on June 22nd, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm pretty much with Terry Pratchett on this one... the third line of every national anthem is nur nur nur nur

So... the American National Anthem is:
Oh say can you see,
by the dawn's early light
Nur nur nur nur nur
Nur nur nur nur nur
Nur nur nur nur nur
Nur nur nur nur nur
Nur nur nur nur nur
In the land of the free,
and the home of the brave.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on June 22nd, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
It's cute, but it's funnier when you try to pull real lyrics out yer bum ~_^
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on June 22nd, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
These are the lyrics that tend to stick in my head when the melody gets lodged there....

Oh, Canada!
Your mountains are so green!
Oh, Canada!
Your people never mean!
I'd like to let you know that
your beaches are so clean!
Oh, Canada!
Land that I looooooooooooove!
khystrakhystra on June 24th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hmm, okay, I'll give it a shot . . .
Oh say can you see
by the dawn's early light
something something last gleaming
something something bright
something something purple mountains majesty
beyond the waving grain (shrug) ?
America America something something something something for thee
For something for something for something for something
From sea to shining sea (big smile)!
Yaay!
(and then run like hell)

You'd think with all those Detroit Stations, I'd know your anthem better.
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on June 25th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
I think the only time I've heard your anthem in it's entirety is one point in Susan's car with her and Brian singing it to me.

You did pretty darn good!

I AM amused that you morphed from one patriotic song into another though...