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Hitchhiking was the only way to travel between Boston and Montreal in the early 1970s. The trip was a scenic 400 miles on I-89 slanting across New Hampshire and Vermont to Lake Champlain then north into Quebec. On one trip in August of 1971 a longhair driving a van said that he needed money for […]

Beware Of The No-Goat Zone

Back in 2006 a Swiss man was caught speeding on a Canadian highway. The cop radared the violator going 161 km/h (100mph) in a 100 km/h (60mph) zone 1. The foreign driver apologized for his transgression and explained to the traffic officer that he was taking advantage “of the ability to go faster without risking […]

Because It’s 2015

After being appointed Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named a cabinet of 50% women and 50% men. When asked why, the young leader simply said, “Because it’s 2015.” He also included four Sikhs, one of whom will run the Ministry of Defence. Veteran Harjit Singh Sajjan was declared a badass by the media. The Sikh […]

Ted Cruz The Canuck

CNN reported that GOP Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has won a straw poll Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week over Dr. Ben Carson, rightwing radical, and libertarian Rand Paul. GOP supporters from the far right and Tea Party are enthused about the senator’s presidential bid, even though he was born outside of […]

Oh No Canada

Like most New England hockey fans the national anthem of Canada has been screwed into our aural memory. Some of us even know the lyrics of the English version. Few can sing the French version and no one in my immediate family has heard the Inuit rendition. “O Canada! Our home and native land!” The […]