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wiyosaya

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Not to mention we sent the poor buggers all our snow storms this year. (By "NL" you do mean, Newfoundland & Labrador., si)?
Si, Senior. Though it was Newfoundland proper. I have not been to Labrador, but its remoteness is tempting. Not to mention, fantastic northern lights.
Speaking of mosquitoes, apparently they're Ted Cruz' private air force. https://time.com/4940925/hurricane-harvey-texas-air-force-mosquitoes/
Hmm. I did not know that. However, the mosquitoes were not in fighter jets - just in the rainfly from my tent. If I were not of sound mind, I might have thought the buzzing from the swarm was from fighter jets, though. I would not have wanted to be outside in that swarm. It might have been as bad as being bitten by Nicolas Cage as Dracula, though. 不
Still, it could have been worse. Either digging the Panama Canal, being in Transylvania, or having to sit through Nicholas Cage as Dracula.

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Never saw that one. I am not sure I would like to, either, even though there are a few Nicolas Cage movies I like.
 

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I've been to NL in that time frame, and it even gets opressively hot there. Not to mention, I was almost carried away by swarms of mosquitos - which I imagine were due to the fact that there is so little mosquito prey there.
It's funny you say that because I had mentioned Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg) which has two seasons, winter and black flies. Interestingly, Winnie the Pooh was named after Winnipeg. :laughing:
I can imagine. Whoever it was was probably thinking something along the lines of 38? WTF? 38 Sounds pretty cold to me. What's he mean - hot? :rolleyes:
Yep. It's just a smidge above freezing in the Fahrenheit scale. I think that he felt sorry for me. Like "Oh that poor Canadian, just being above freezing is like summer to him!". :laughing:
Certainly, this must have been a memorable part of your journey! 不
Yup, I'll never forget it. It was in one of the municipalities that surrounds Miami. It was called "Lauderdale by the Sea".
 

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Si, Senior. Though it was Newfoundland proper. I have not been to Labrador, but its remoteness is tempting. Not to mention, fantastic northern lights.
So you got to meet 'dem 'dere Newfies, eh? Did 'dey screech ya in 'dere bud? It's a big hullaballoo for all 'da b'ys in St. Johns and Bonavista Bay!

Newfoundland has two Dildos so big that they're towns called North Dildo and South Dildo. They say that you can only Come By Chance and that Conception Bay has the highest rate of teen pregnancy around! :laughing:
Hmm. I did not know that. However, the mosquitoes were not in fighter jets - just in the rainfly from my tent. If I were not of sound mind, I might have thought the buzzing from the swarm was from fighter jets, though.
Nah, our fighter jets are so old that you'd hear them wheezing.
I would not have wanted to be outside in that swarm. It might have been as bad as being bitten by Nicolas Cage as Dracula, though. 不

Never saw that one. I am not sure I would like to, either, even though there are a few Nicolas Cage movies I like.
Don't forget about "Once Bitten". ;)
 

wiyosaya

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So you got to meet 'dem 'dere Newfies, eh? Did 'dey screech ya in 'dere bud? It's a big hullaballoo for all 'da b'ys in St. Johns and Bonavista Bay!
I told the border guard when I was crossing into New Brunswick (I drove) from Maine that I was going to New Foundland, and he said to expect them to call me a "CFA" - Come From Away. I never had that happen. After crossing on the Ferry, I spent the night in Corner Brook. The waitress at the hotel restaurant was very friendly - she even called me "Sir". And the next day, I drove to Burnside - which, so I am told, is remote even by New Foundland standards. I never made it to St. Johns, but Burnside is near Bonavista Bay. I thought the "natives" were very friendly. It was quite the journey for me, and I keep telling myself I'll go back some day.
Newfoundland has two Dildos so big that they're towns called North Dildo and South Dildo. They say that you can only Come By Chance and that Conception Bay has the highest rate of teen pregnancy around! :laughing:
Hadn't heard that one. But Conception Bay - that must be ripe for laughs.
Nah, our fighter jets are so old that you'd hear them wheezing.

Don't forget about "Once Bitten". ;)
Yeah, I know. Nicolas Cage fan for life! :laughing:
It's funny you say that because I had mentioned Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg) which has two seasons, winter and black flies. Interestingly, Winnie the Pooh was named after Winnipeg. :laughing:
In Burside, NL its probably winter and mosquitoes. :laughing:

Interesting to me, since I once looked into getting a wind generator, is that at least some of the trees on the shore of the Atlantic in Burnside grow horizontally - and no, I am not kidding. Its called "flagging" in wind generator vernacular. It gives an indication of the average wind speed in an area.
Yep. It's just a smidge above freezing in the Fahrenheit scale. I think that he felt sorry for me. Like "Oh that poor Canadian, just being above freezing is like summer to him!". :laughing:
I wouldn't put it past a Floriduhian. 不 I have to be careful, though, my wife's sister lives there - she and her husband are the diametric opposites of my wife and I, politically.
Yup, I'll never forget it. It was in one of the municipalities that surrounds Miami. It was called "Lauderdale by the Sea".
I can't say I've ever been there. It is another of those "some day" destinations for my wife and I - like the annual "Star Party" in Bannf National Park.
 

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I told the border guard when I was crossing into New Brunswick (I drove) from Maine that I was going to New Foundland, and he said to expect them to call me a "CFA" - Come From Away. I never had that happen.
That's because you didn't say "New Foundland" to any Newfies. Newfoundland is actually pronounced "Newfunlund" by the locals (and the rest of Canada, really).
After crossing on the Ferry, I spent the night in Corner Brook. The waitress at the hotel restaurant was very friendly - she even called me "Sir".
That's actually normal in Canada, coast-to-coast. :laughing:
And the next day, I drove to Burnside - which, so I am told, is remote even by New Foundland standards. I never made it to St. Johns, but Burnside is near Bonavista Bay. I thought the "natives" were very friendly. It was quite the journey for me, and I keep telling myself I'll go back some day.
Newfies are some of the best people on Earth. The rest of Canada loves them to death. I've never met one that I didn't like. There is a genre of humour in Canada known as "Newfie Jokes" that poke fun at Newfies. The Newfies aren't offended by them at all because they're the ones who made them all up! :laughing:
Newfie Jokes: From NFLD to...
The 46+ Best Newfie Jokes
Here's a sample of one:
[HEADING=2]This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. It was released by the Canadian Chief of Naval Operations on 10-10-95[/HEADING]
Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision
Canadians: Negative. Divert your course 15 degrees to the South
Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. Divert your course NOW.
Canadians: Sorry. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call!

Hadn't heard that one. But Conception Bay - that must be ripe for laughs.
Look at the map. Conception Bay, Come By Chance, North (and South) Dildo, etc. They all exist.
Yeah, I know. Nicolas Cage fan for life! :laughing:
"I LOST MY HAND!" (and now I have to wear this glove that is supposed to look like a fake hand!)
In Burside, NL its probably winter and mosquitoes. :laughing:
Sounds about right.
Interesting to me, since I once looked into getting a wind generator, is that at least some of the trees on the shore of the Atlantic in Burnside grow horizontally - and no, I am not kidding. Its called "flagging" in wind generator vernacular. It gives an indication of the average wind speed in an area.
Oh yeah, the winds and the tides in that part of the world definitely fit the word "extreme".
I wouldn't put it past a Floriduhian. 不 I have to be careful, though, my wife's sister lives there - she and her husband are the diametric opposites of my wife and I, politically.
That doesn't shock me. There's a lot of rednecks there.
I can't say I've ever been there. It is another of those "some day" destinations for my wife and I - like the annual "Star Party" in Bannf National Park.
I think that you mean "Banff". :laughing:
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I've never been so glad that Canada is where it is.
How did this thread go from Elon Musk to Newfoundland? Oh well, I'll just go with it.
You started it. :p (And well, it takes very little to drag myself or @wiyosaya , of topic..One has to wonder if we have weak wills, or poor impulse control)

Or perhaps it's simply a case of not being that terribly interested in the primary topic to begin with. :rolleyes: 不

You're not trying to deny that Newfoundland is in Canada, are you?

Besides, I've spent as much of my "belittlement of Muskie capital", on this thread as I plan to. I should be his PR guy. I'd tell him to jump in his Dragon capsule, and do his next broadcast, while he's shoving the ISS all over space, You know, as a measure of his ability, conviction, and sincerity.

^^ "Oops, I did it again" ^^ (B. Spears)
 
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wiyosaya

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How did this thread go from Elon Musk to Newfoundland? Oh well, I'll just go with it.
I confess. 不 It was me going off topic, and following the "train" of thought from Winnipeg to the Windsor - Quebec City Corridor being hot in the summer; that reminded me of how even Newfundland ;) was unbearably hot in July when I was there.
That's because you didn't say "New Foundland" to any Newfies. Newfoundland is actually pronounced "Newfunlund" by the locals (and the rest of Canada, really).
Yes, that reminded me of the conversation with the Border Guard. He asked me where I was going, and like a typical CFA, I said New Found Land. :laughing: and then he said it was New Finned Land. :laughing:

It was a better conversation, though, than what I got from the US Border guards on return. Where have you been? me: New Finned Land. Him (as a bomb sniffing dog lead by another border guard made the rounds of my car) You didn't bring back any of those seal skins, did you? People who visit there bring back those seal skins and they are illegal in the US - then he proceeded to order me to open my trunk - while I said that I wouldn't do anything like that. Finding nothing questionable, they let me go. :rolleyes:
That's actually normal in Canada, coast-to-coast. :laughing:
I used to watch Canadian TV sometimes when I was younger - a station in Deseronto. I marveled at the commercials as they had some, to me anyway, impressive intelligence in them compared to the average US commercial.

I was also in Toronto once with my Wife. We were standing at a crosswalk, and I was flabbergasted when the cars actually stopped for us to cross the street. All I can say is that you cannot expect that to happen anywhere in the US. :rolleyes:

If the US were to devolve into deep shat, I would consider moving to Canada among a very few other nations like Australia or New Zealand.
Newfies are some of the best people on Earth. The rest of Canada loves them to death. I've never met one that I didn't like. There is a genre of humour in Canada known as "Newfie Jokes" that poke fun at Newfies. The Newfies aren't offended by them at all because they're the ones who made them all up! :laughing:
Newfie Jokes: From NFLD to...
The 46+ Best Newfie Jokes
Thanks for the jokes. Interesting, they are.
Here's a sample of one:

[HEADING=2]This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. It was released by the Canadian Chief of Naval Operations on 10-10-95[/HEADING]
Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision
Canadians: Negative. Divert your course 15 degrees to the South
Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. Divert your course NOW.
Canadians: Sorry. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call!
Well, the term Jar Head had to come from somewhere. 不
Look at the map. Conception Bay, Come By Chance, North (and South) Dildo, etc. They all exist.
Interesting - https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/top-destinations/dildo (more for @captaincranky 's amusement). Oops, or do I mean spoo ;) dragging the conversation way off topic.
Oh yeah, the winds and the tides in that part of the world definitely fit the word "extreme".
Agreed!
That doesn't shock me. There's a lot of rednecks there.
You have to be careful of rednecks in many parts of the US. ;)
I think that you mean "Banff". :laughing:
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That's the place - Banff :blush:

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