Meet Huck! He’s a rescue mutt from Alabama now living in the great white north (aka, the northern Midwest region of the US). He’s roughly two years old and enjoys running, hiking, sniffing, and howling along with the nightly tornado siren in our town. Follow him on Instagram! @motherhuckinrescue
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:
- Efisga, an acronym of “English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal”
- Hochelaga, an old name for Montreal
- Mesopelagia “land between two seas”
- Superior. just Superior. That’s it. That’s all.
- Tupona, from “The United Provinces of North America”
- 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?”]
“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.“
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
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
We haven’t actually got around to officially profiling and naming this large female anything else (yet?) and her nickname Cherub has now kinda stuck. She was one of the first Big Girls we saw this peak season at the North Neptune Islands.
** 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.
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!