There are three nations that have survived the recession quite well, thank you very much, due to their raw material riches – Australia, Brazil and Canada. It would seem to be a natural progression for these three countries to come together in a new economic bloc to be known as the ABC nations. Canada [...]
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October 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Economic Humor, Economics, Funny Economy, Geopolitics, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Political Humor, Puns, Satire, Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics, Zany
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September 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Construction Humor, Economic Humor, Funny Allegory, Funny Construction, Funny Economy, Funny Technology, History, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Political Humor
Cities rise and fall. Currently in Canada, Calgary and Edmonton are bursting with commerce and energy as a result of the construction boom in the nearby Oil Sands. However, events can pass a city by more easily than might seem possible. The story of Venice presents a cautionary tale.
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June 30th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Economy, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Whimsy
Please keep in mind this story was written in 2008, since it has a bearing with respect to the ages of our children, as noted in brackets. Towards the end of May, our daughter, Tammy-Li (aged 5), needed ten dollars for the “book fair” at her school. This set off a chain reaction of serpentine financial [...]
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June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Funny Economy, Funny Workplace, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy
A woman, working in a Tim Hortons donut shop in London Ontario, was recently fired for giving away one free “timbit” to a baby. This has become a public relations nightmare for the company. Timbits are the punched out centres of donuts – the empty holes, as it were – and, in some theoretical [...]
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May 27th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Economics, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Economy, Funny Politics, Jokes, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Politicians, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Witty, Zany
There are quite a number of reasons it might be “neat” to be the Governor of the Bank of Canada. Here are some of them.
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