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Canada: A Name

That’s right, we’re Canada. Which has been generally accepted to originate from the St. Lawrence Iroquois word, kanata, which means “village” or “settlement”. 

Apparently, during Confederation, when all of the Big Ol’ Boys got together to discuss the new name for the country, it was a unanimous decision for Canada. They apparently didn’t discuss much else on the matter.

However, they did gloss over a few possible interesting potential names for Canada including: 

- Anglia

- Albionoria

- Cabotia

- Colonia

- Efisga, an acronym of “English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal” 

- Hochelaga, an old name for Montreal

- Laurentia 

- Mesopelagia “land between two seas”

- Norland

- Superior.    just Superior. That’s it. That’s all. 

- Tupona, from “The United Provinces of North America”

- Transatlantica 

- Victorialand. How friggin original…. 

Some of the prettier ones (I thought) were: 

- Borealia - from the Latin word for “northern” to compare with Australia. 

- Ursalia - “land of bears”

- Vesperia - “land of the evening Star” 

[On these names, the statesman Thomas D'Arcy McGee commented, “Now I would ask any honourable member of the House how he would feel if he woke up some fine morning and found himself, instead of a Canadian, a Tuponian or a Hochelegander?”]

Originally posted by adamjk

“Two years he walks the Earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ‘cause "the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the great white north. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.“

-Chris McCandless

The 12 Days Of Christmas
Bob & Doug Mckenzie

Okay now, this is our Christmas song
In case you don’t know what
To get somebody for Christmas

There’s lots of ideas in here
So listen and don’t get stuck

By the way, that’s me on the organ
(Aw, jeez) you start (okay)

On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me, a beer
On the second day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Two turtlenecks and a beer

On the third day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks and a beer

There should be more there
(Where) on the…go

Fourth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks and a beer
In a tree, see, you need more

On the fifth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Five golden toques
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks and a beer
In a tree

Okay, on the sixth, you go
Christmas, my true love gave to me
Six packs of two-four
Five golden toques
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks and a beer
In a tree, okay

On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Seven packs of smokes (nice gift)
Oh, six packs of two-four
Five golden toques
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks
And a beer in a tree

Right, I keep forgetting

Phew, this should just be
The two days of Christmas
It’s too hard for us
(Um) go, hoser (oh)

On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Eight comic books
Seven packs of smokes
Six packs of two-four
Five golden toques
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks
And a beer on my tree

Yeah, that beer’s empty
Okay, day (twelve) twelve

Good day
And welcome to day twelve

Five golden toques
Four pounds of back bacon
Three French toast
Two turtlenecks
And a beer in a tree

Beauty, eh
Where’d you learn to do that
Uh, albums

Boy, so, like, that’s our song
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
And good day
Good day, everybody

Merry Christmas, eh?

When I first read this scene, I remember thinking “God, does Elias get along with anybody?” but upon further review, I’d like to take a minute to appreciate two things:

1) Elias is literally over here Like “…whatever you’re doing don’t do it. STOP EMBARRASSING ME IN FRONT OF MY NEW GIRLFRIEND, BRO.” Because a complete smartass older brother as likely to mess with Elias as he is to take care of him is definitely what Lindel is.

2) Considering that their antagonism is in fact all smartassery and sarcasm and they both clearly have a sense of humor built entirely on messing with people, the two of them as a unit, wandering the great white north for who knows how long? THEY MUST HAVE BEEN A MENACE.

The magical sass brothers. Picture it for a second. THEY’RE LIKE THIS AS ADULTS 300 YEARS LATER

SO AS SASSY UNSUPERVISED YOUTHS

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE

** New! “Homeworld Remix” and “Corruption Crew” Bracelets!

I know I haven’t given you guys an update - and I’m sorry for that, I was in a pretty bad car accident as of recent - but! I’m SO FREAKING excited to show you guys the new “Homeworld Remix” and “Corruption Crew” Steven Universe bracelets - now also sold at my Etsy shop TheBreeShow (click here)! As some of you have seen before, these bracelets have 9 slots, but these are specifically designed for the ‘homeworld’ and ‘corruption’ of the show. Instead of a pastel pink, the backgrounds vary per picture.

Check out the original two as well! (Click here for the Original!) & (Click Here for Fusion Cuisine!)

Homeworld Remix consists of: Diamond Authority Symbols, Yellow Diamond, Blue Pearl, White Diamond, Jasper, Pink Diamond, Yellow Pearl, and Blue Diamond. Of course, any of them can be replaced by another Homeworld gem.

Corruption Crew consists of:  Big Bird, Corrupted Jasper, Centipeetle, Orange Great North Monster, Centipeetle’s Drawing of the Diamond Corruption Song, Green Great North Monster, Watermelon Tourmaline, The Slinker, and Tongue Monster. And as I said with Homeworld, you’re welcome to replace any of them with another corrupted gem!

For anyone that visits the Etsy site, you’re ALWAYS welcome to make a custom order with other screenshots of the show. Heck, even if you want to give me an episode name and have me find faces on my own - that’s fine too! As long as it’s Steven Universe related, any picture is fine!

If you’d like something else (another show, family, manga, etc.) in the picture slots, it’s only a dollar more. c: Thanks for viewing! I hope you guys love them all so far!