Canada is having a Federal election soon. Use the 2004 PoliticsWatch.com VoteSelector Quiz to help you decide…
which candidate and his or her political party most closely matches your political views.
- Jack Layton Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada (score = 100)
- Gilles Duceppe Leader of the Bloc Quebecois (score = 62)
- Stephen Harper Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (score = 46)
- Paul Martin Leader of Liberal Party of Canada, Prime Minister of Canada (score = 31)
What happened to the Rhioceros Party? I haven’t heard from them in a long time.
(I think this is the only politcial entry I’ve ever posted. Let it be the last.)
Weird Foods from around the World:
Nearly every culture invents a food that is weird or disgusting to outsiders. These are cultural markers that show who’s a member (they like it) and who’s not a member (they gag.)
Foods don’t make it onto this list just because they are unpopular. Some people hate broccoli. So what? Foods get on this list because they are cultural markers. There’s stuff you like (and you think is normal) that other people refuse to allow in their house.
Poutine (France, Quebec): grease-impregnated French fries called Frites or Chip by the locals, soaked with fat-laden gravy topped by cheddar curd cheese which melts from the heat of the French fries and gravy into a sticky and stringy mess.
Cod Tongues (Canada): Deep-fried cod tongues–or cheeks–are as common as hamburgers on St. John’s restaurant menus. Eaten plain they’re a little slippery, like oysters.
Seal Flipper Pie (Canada): Soak flippers in water and soda for 1/2 an hour. Trim excess fat. Dip the flippers in seasoned flour and pan fry in the pork fat until browned. Add the chopped onion. Make a gravy of flour, 1 cup water, and Worcester sauce. Pour over the flippers. Cover and Bake in a moderate oven (350f) until tender.. which should be two to three hours. Cover with pastry and bake at 400f for 1/2 an hour.
Those Canadians have a weird diet.
Canadian Association for the Peaceful Takeover of the USA:
At first look, this idea may seem illogical, unworkable, and a complete waste of time. However, on closer examination and with an open mind, it will be obvious to all citizens that this is not only the best choice for North Americans, but realistically, the only viable option.
One of their arguments:
The US is in big trouble, crime wise. There is an overabundance of guns, and no shortage of people willing to use them… Canada, on the other hand, is downright goofy when it comes to guns and crime. The Canadian Government is, at this very moment, in the process of passing legislation to force people to register every single pop-gun and peashooter in the land.