Monday, August 13, 2012

Any other Canadians hanging their heads in shame?

...after witnessing the god-awful "Canadian Tuxedos" worn at the Olympics closing ceremony...

Seriously HBC*, what the hell were you thinking? I mean, I know Canadians are known for being good natured and don't mind poking fun at ourselves**, but how about we don't add to the list of complete falsehoods like:

1) we drink maple syrup right out of the tree
2) we all live in igloos, hunt moose, and ride dog sleds
3) we're all hockey-crazed lunatics
4) wool socks with sandals... need I say more?
5) as soon as you cross the border from the USA into Canada, the temperature drops 40 degrees

...and those are just a few actual things I've been asked about by a certain unmentionable person I once met from Colorado. Seriously, the guy thought when you crossed the border, all the roads would be unpaved and he actually packed a feather-down jacket when he visited us in Vancouver. In June.

I have never once in my entire life worn, or ever met another Canadian who has worn, "the Canadian Tuxedo".

From what I understand, the jean jacket was originally made/sold by HBC, so I think they're promoting themselves/their own history more than anything else.

* The company that designed all the athletes clothing for the Olympics
** I mean, hey, just google videos of the closing Olympics for Vancouver 2010... no one is better at mocking Canadians than Canadians


  1. Multiple countries wore attention grabbing clothing this Olympics, however, none of it seemed to bring positive responses.

    I think they should have worn soiled Flames jerseys with blood on them along with a set of moose antlers.

    But that's just me.

    1. Hahahahaha, now that would have been something to see ;)

  2. I've never been able to use the igloo line. Most people know better. But in the summer when it is 90 in Detroit and 30 in Windsor..... I'm not aware of the incident you mention


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