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BS: Only in Canada?

CarolC 19 Apr 01 - 03:32 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 03:32 PM

Carry on here...

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=33387


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 08:48 AM

Ebbie... thanks. Guess that means no King Cole for you, Alex, which, BTW has used gauze bags for years but has recently begun to market, in a slick lookin' new box, "Old Style" tea in paper bags... eeeecccchhhh !

Speaking of illegal tea, I mind the time my brother spent a half hour with an OPP ( Ontario Provincial Police ) on the side of the highway explaining all the summer savoury he was bringing back to Ont from his trip "down home". The cop could smell it as soon as the window was opened. He was explaing the use of SS in stew and gave him the recipe for partridge stew. Of course, the cop got even more suspicious when my bro explained that Maritimers don't make stew without turnip, which, as I understand, most Uppity Canadians only feed to cattle. Only after the man checked bro's story out with the dispatch was he allowed to continue, sans one bag of SS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 10:31 PM

I remember those ceramic animals! I haven't seen one of those since I was a kid. I had forgotten all about them until you mentioned them, Cap't Bob.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 10:03 PM

For years I drank nothing but Red Rose tea. I have a whole herd of ceramic animals that I've managed to keep over the years (you get a ceramic animal in the 100 bag boxes of Red Rose). One day I was in an oriental food store and thought I'd try some of their tea. There were several types and being a bit confused I asked the lady running the shop what most people prefered. I wanted some green tea and she suggested Chun Mee ~ and Oolong for the regular tea. They are both excellent teas. I was about to buy some in the tea bags and she said that bulk tea is much better because its hand picked with select leaves while the stuff they put in the bags is ground up, new and old leaves and sometimes parts of stems dirt and even insects (of course they would add some protein to the brew).

I still drink Red Rose bucause its handy, best of the tea I can get locally and besides I want to keep my herd of ceramic animals up to date. One day at the mall they were having a flea market and one person was selling the little critters for $3.00 apiece which was more than I paid for a box of 100 that included the animal.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Troll
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 09:41 PM

And all we have in Florida is sunshine.(And expat Canadians)

troll ***BG***


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Kelticgrasshopper
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 08:04 PM

AND how could I forget SHREDDIES !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Kelticgrasshopper
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 08:01 PM

Only in Canada can you get PEI potatos, and KING COLE TEA !! And really good BEER !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 07:31 PM

gnu, not legal any more; not since 1995 or so. Doesn't slow people down too much, though.

Mousethief, you are forgetting the monster vegetables Alaska grows in the Matanuska valley. Even here in Southeast, our delphiniums and foxglove grow to easily 7 or 8 feet tall- heck, even our dandelion and tulips grow more than knee high.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: flattop
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 05:39 PM

A tea drinkers' thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: flattop
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 05:24 PM

> Usually I get (American) Red Rose, since it can be brewed strongest (of the pekoe teas I've tried) without getting bitter.

> Alex

If your (American) Red Rose comes in paper bags like the (Canadian) Red Rose, try punching a half dozen pinholes in both sides of the bags with a needle before brewing. You should get more flavour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 05:19 PM

Yeah, but if I close me eyes, I might miss some footy when the commercial's over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: GUEST,Canuck
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 02:23 PM

carol - glad u liked geranium - u know the bros started out as carpet importers - gnu - THAT'S why g*d invented the mute button on yr remote

smiles


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 01:37 PM

I'm not aware of any characters of any sort being connected to Tetly Tea adds in the U.S. Actually, I don't remember any Tetly Tea adds of any sort. They must be/have been pretty unmemorable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 01:12 PM

Okay, gnu, we'd managed to keep religion out of this thread so far, and YOU had to go and spoil it for everyone. :-)

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 01:06 PM

SUGAR !!!!! AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHH !!!! SACRILEGE.

As for the accents of the elves on the Cdn TV adverts for Tetley's, I'll have to pay attention next time I see one. Usually, I switch the channel when they come on. Makes me think of football cleats - for stepping on the aggrivating little blighters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:04 PM

Pot method:

1. preheat pot with sub-boiling water. 2. put in tea (bags if bags, loose if loose). 3. pour in boiling water 4. steep 5. remove bags if bags 6. pour (strain if loose) 7. add milk and sugar 8. drink

Usually it's bags and usually it's a cup at a time, though, since I scarcely have the leisure to sit down to a whole pot of tea and drink it properly, more's the pity.

Lipton's is kinda iffy. I've had some that was very bitter, and some that was extremely smooth even when steeped a LONG time. Usually I get (American) Red Rose, since it can be brewed strongest (of the pekoe teas I've tried) without getting bitter.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 11:27 AM

Hi Rog! I haven't seen those adverts for a bit. Maybe it's just that when the adverts come on I go and make a cup of tea!

I hope that it is Barrie. He's from Hull as well! I used to know he very slightly many years ago.

Cheers, Les


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 11:01 AM

[Sorry thread creep!]After Brian Glover died, who took over the voice of Gaffer? I wondered if it might be Barrie Rutter?
Incidentally,Brian was a teacher for years and a former professional wrestler with a French persona as something like The Mighty Leon as his mat name. Remember his bullying PE teacher in "Kes"? I suffered a few like that!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 10:51 AM

Gnu - You'll have to excuse me, I realise that this thread is really for former colonials, but there has been too much said here about 'little elves' for a Yorkshireman to put up with. Tetley's Tea Folk are loosely based on a caricature of a Northern Person (meaning the North of England, which usually equates to Yorkshire and Lancashire). So they have Northern accents, wear flat 'ats and, of course, know everything there is to know about making tea. (And everything else - you can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much.)

The senior one is called Gaffer (which equates to 'Boss')and is probably voiced by Brian Glover (former wrestler turned actor) who is a standard voice-over used when a Yorkshire accent is required. It was a source of great pride to Yorkshire folk that when the National Theatre put on the Mystery Plays, God was played by Brian Glover in a proper Yorkshire accent. Which just went to confirm everything that Yorkshiremen have known for years!

And as for mistaking our tea for our beer! One's brown and warm and the other is ... oh right, I see now!

I'd be interested to know what accents the Tetley Tea Folk have in Canada and the USA. Are they regionalised? 'Cos then you'd know the Tea Capital of Canada and the USA.

Actually I prefer coffee, and I drink tea with a slice or two of fresh ginger, but don't tell anyone else in Yorkshire, or I'll be drummed out - forced to run the gauntlet of flat 'ats, set upon by whippets and finally publicly stoned with stale meat pies.

Les


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 09:33 AM

Earl Camembert? The Vivaldi of the 6 o'clock news? The Pavlova of anchorment? The sexiest guy ever to deliver an on-the-spot report of a derailed ice cream vending bike?

Who can forget Earl Camembert?

Flattop and Carol - Check out the Ye Olde Greasy Spoon thread, and see if you recognize the place...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 08:11 AM

"Spaw,

We Canadians secretly hope that nobody from any other country ever finds themselves in Sudbury. We're very embarrased by it. Truly the Armpit of the world. It even makes Hamilton look good.

Speaking of SCTV, who remembers the "Elephant Man" episode. Probably my favourite, although Johnny LaRue's "Polynesiantown" and the Fishin' Musician episode with Wendy O'Williams and the Plasmatics are right up there too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 07:22 AM

Alex, if my cousin comes home this summer as planned, I will send some King Cole Orange Pekoe back to Seattle with him for you... if I can remember, of course !

I wonder if he can get that through airport Custom's w/o a hassle ? Anyone know ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 02:15 AM

Little Hawk!

Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert just said that Moe Green has been kidnapped by the Lutonian Liberation Front!

They said they don't want him back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 01:01 AM

In fact, I would recommend "the the Ceylon Extra Superior from Sri Lanka. A high grade Ceylon with a true 'orange pekoe' cut leaf. You'll want to taste this one", just based upon their superior coffees.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:47 AM

Alex you might try Murchie's they are famous here and elsewhere from what I gather.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:46 AM

flattop makes excellent tea. In fact, some of the best tea I've ever had. Of course, I'm a coffee drinker, so I probably don't have any taste buds left...


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: flattop
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:39 AM

How do you brew your tea, Alex?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Troll
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:39 AM

Look for brands you know,Alex. Maybe some companies will have a sampler pack and you can decide that way.
Or you could just drink Liptons.

troll ***BG*** The Memsahib is a Lady Grey fanatic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:35 AM

Yes, but if their tea is shit, it's not likely to say that on their website, now is it, Troll?

I need some help from tea drinkers because I hate spending money on something that i try once and throw the rest of the box away.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Troll
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:17 AM

Check the web, Alex. There should be companies selling teas over the web.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: flattop
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 12:16 AM

Perhaps we need an interpreter, Troll. I took your message to be in jest and in jest tried to say that it was a shitty attitude. Sometimes I miss the mark. Sorry about that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 11:47 PM

There is no good pekoe tea in the USA. At least not in these parts. I am "stuck" drinking Darjeeling and such because the pekoes are nasty.

Any help would be gladly appreciated.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Troll
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 11:38 PM

Flattop,this has taken a couple of days to answer since I have been out of town. It would appear that you were upset by my posting. I meant it to be humor in line with the previous posts in the thread.
It is obvious that you did not find it funny. So much so that you referred to me sa "shit".
While you have a perfect right to place any spin you like on any posting, you do not have the right to call me or anyone on this forum, names. Your "Speaking of shit, you have an attitude problem Troll", was unnecessary, uncalled for, and vulgar in an rather immature fashion. I rather think that the attitude problem is yours.
The essay "Who Cares" was interesting and, with a different preface, I might have enjoyed reading it.
If you wish to, ask Little Hawk about what kind of person I am. He has "known" me for a while.
If my posting offended you, then I must apologize. Apparently you and I find different things humorous.
But don't call me names. It's not nice..

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 05:33 PM

Not that I know of, gnu.

Not that you could get anything to grow in Alaska except mosquitoes....

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 05:21 PM

Mousethief said... Well, we have an unconstitutional ban against possession or growing of marijuana down here south of the 48th parallel, yeah that probably is only in Canada.

Yeah, but I thought that growing and possessing was LEGAL in Alaska, no ? ...the land of the free is in Alaska ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 04:35 PM

Well, think about it, Little Hawk... the rest of the show was Canadians making fun of Americans. Doug & Bob was Canadians making fun of Canadians. Which one do you think Americans are going to go for?

...how could I possibly forget Count Floyd and Edith Prickley?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:57 PM

Yeah! Sammy Maudlin was great! Do you remember Mayor Tommy Shanks, and the Melonville civic election campaigns? How about Count Floyd? How about Edith Prickley and Libby Wolfson? All that stuff was funnier and more clever than the Doug & Bob skits, but that didn't stop Doug and Bob from overwhelming the rest of the show in the minds of the public. That's irony.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:48 PM

Hey Little Hawk...

Some of the NBC affiliates are showing SCTV late at night these days. Do you remember "The Sammy Maudlin Show"?

Geranium Bros... I like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:31 PM

And...ONLY IN CANADA could a pair of witless losers dressed in ratty jeans, cruddy jackets, and toques become an international entertainment phenomenon!

Although, it was in the USA where they initially got such a big response...

Figures. Americans love stupidity-based humour. (Note that I spelled "humour" the Canadian way.)

Nothing has really changed, by the way...except that the toques have vanished and been replaced by those disgusting baseball caps...usually on backwards! Yech!!!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:26 PM

Well, we have an unconstitutional ban against possession or growing of marijuana down here south of the 48th parallel, yeah that probably is only in Canada.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: GUEST,Canuck
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:23 PM

Yeah the Geranium Bros. are expanding WestEdmontonMall, which IS bigger than the mall of america. And the moonscape around sudbury, flin flon, and other mills is being cheaply ameliorated with great success, and steadily regreening. And, maybe this is ONLY in Canada, a company is growing pharmaceutical cannabis hydroponically in mined-out shafts below Creighton/Flin Flon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 11:53 AM

I've seen little elves dancing an singing when drinking beer, but never tea... regular tea. They have Irish accents and usually appear near the end of kitchen sessions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: GUEST,Rana
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 08:30 AM

Shoot,

Eddie, you've just ruined the picture I had of the English props wearing bells and ribbons!

Of course you're correct - most likely to be Tetley's - the beer.

Rana


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:52 AM

Gnu, I think you will find that the banner actually advertises Tetley's Bitter, a brand of Beer from "Up North", rather than Tetley's Tea.
Of course, I could be wrong. I thought I was, once, but I was mistaken. :o)
Eddie


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 10:03 PM

hesperis, did you say that you need another Canadian who sings like shit? No problem there. I most certainly qualify for that designation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: hesperis
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 09:21 PM

Carol, we already said that you're in - now we just need to persuade the government that we really NEED another shit-slinging Canadian...


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: gnu
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 08:50 PM

I just watched England put on a rugby demonstration for France ( 48 to 19 ) on tape from last week. I noticed a huge Tetley's banner behind the posts. Do Tetley's advertise on English TV with those little elves singing the Tetley Tea song and doing their little dance ? If so, do they sing with English accents.... I know, I know... you English don't have accents, we do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: CarolC
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 06:55 PM

So I'm in then, am I?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 08:57 PM

Oh wow Carol, I'm impressed! Truly you qualify!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only in Canada?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 08:52 PM

flattop, innocuous! boy are you Canadian! Only a Canadian thinks his own doesn't stink!

Little Hawk, slander? what do you think those young hockey players cut their teeth on! A frozen cow pie or road apple, thats what. Have you ever met a Canadian that didn't publicly announce he had to see a man about a horse or take a whizz or visit the ladies room while drinking beer? and Canadians don't buy things in Malls! They hang out there so they can shoot the shit! Or because it is the only place they can find a public toilet! And avoiding work, why there are thousands out there who could very well be called dog fu.....oh..right..wrong obsession. But I'll forgive your ignorance, you were probably too young to have been subjected to the long walk to the biffy.

But I will agree with you about taking things from the curb, last week some rat bastard stole my garbage cans and they didn't even have free signs on them, and its surprising what crap you can stick in your blue basket and have disappear before the recyclers come by.


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