Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Wussification of Canada

I actually wrote this one during the winter last year but never got around to adding to it or posting it. It lingered on my post list waiting for that finishing touch. But what else can really be added? It is almost Autumn and soon winter will be upon us again, so, here it is, 2 seasons late. :)

I am starting to understand the "grumpy oldsters" who complain about how things were harder in their youth. Listening to Canadians piss and moan about the winter weather is what has done it for me. People call 10cm of snow a snow storm?

What the hell? 10 fucking cm a storm? They cancelled school because snow MIGHT fall?!?!? That is fucked. Wussies!!!!!!


  1. It's not "wussification." It's all about the threat of lawsuits from children/parents/teachers who might get injured or killed on their way into school.

    Hell, they actually closed down South Korea for one day during the workweek late last month when a typhoon skirted the country. Of course, we had to make it up the following Saturday.

    1. John: When it comes to schools what you say is sad but true. One of my nieces is a teacher and was complaining about that last year.

    2. What makes me shake my head in disgust is people getting all worked up from a dusting of snow. You would think we were being being buried.

      One day at work last winter I was at a spot where you can't see outside for an hour. People coming in were going on about how bad the weather was outside. So much snow is falling. Co-workers were going on about it.

      The next spot I was sent to was the main entrance. I went right outside to see ... maybe 1 cm of snow on the ground and light flurries. That is it.

      I find people get all worked now over nothing.

  2. Flint, I think you will get a kick out of this:

    1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!

    First, we survived being born to mothers
    Who smoked and/or drank while they were

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
    Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
    Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
    Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

    As infants & children,
    We would ride in cars with no car seats,
    No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

    Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day Was always a special treat.

    We drank water From the garden hose and not from a bottle.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends,
    From one bottle and no one actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon..
    We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
    And, we weren't overweight.

    Because we were
    Always outside playing...that's why!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
    As long as we were back when the
    Streetlights came on.

    No one was able
    To reach us all day. And, we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps And then ride them down the hill, only to find out We forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes
    a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We did not have PlayStations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.
    There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
    No video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,
    No cell phones, No personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.
    And we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth
    And there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt,
    And the worms did not live in us

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
    Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and,
    Although we were told it would happen,
    We did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and
    Knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just
    Walked in and talked to them.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
    Those who didn't had to learn to deal
    With disappointment.
    Imagine that!!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law
    Was unheard of.
    They actually sided with the law!

    These generations have produced some of the best
    Risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

    The past 50 years
    Have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility,
    and we learned how to deal with it all.

    If YOU are one of them?
    You might want to share this with others
    who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the
    lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives
    for our own good .

    While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
    how brave and lucky their parents were.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house
    with scissors, doesn't it ?

    The quote of the
    month is by Jay Leno:
    "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control,
    mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms
    tearing up the country from one end to another,
    and with the threat of swine flu
    and terrorist attacks.
    Are we sure this is a good time
    to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

    1. That was hilarious. Thanks for sharing it with me. :)

  3. Canadians are pussies! America needs to take you over and make you men!

    1. I am sure you are just the person to do it. When do you start your crusade?

    2. I am sure that if the US tried to take us over a repeat of the results of the War of 1812 would be witnessed.... Perhaps if you got rid of Obamacare and all the wussy Democrats you MIGHT have a chance at taking an inch or two....in fifty years! LOL