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Oh... Canada


Great stuff!   We're sitting here in Chicago with about 8" of snow, high 
winds and 17F temps today.

On Thursday, we had that tremendous blizzard and the plane that blew off the 
end of Midway airport into traffic.   I was driving to St. Louis at the time 
right through the worst of it.   Luckily, in an Audi A6 and not on the RT.

We're going to Vancouver for the holiday.   I was thinking of maybe moving 
there someday.   Now that I know the rest of Canada is jealous and they're a 
laughingstock, I'm hoping the property values dip a little so I can afford a 
better place.   Thanks for doing your part.

Spread this stuff to the big list and maybe a couple porn sites and there 
will be a mass exodus out of the city.   I should be able to buy a 
penthouse!  (not the magazine, a real top floor)  Woohoo!

- -TB

>Vancouver (Reuters)

>Day 2 - Vancouver Blizzard 2005 - Revenge of the Commuters

>Chilled Vancouver commuters faced their second day of winter hell
today, as an additional < centimeter of the peculiar white stuff
fell, bringing the lower mainland to its knees and causing millions
of dollars worth of damage to the marijuana crops.

>Scientists suspect that the substance is some form of frozen water
particles and experts from Saskatchewan are being flown in.

>With temperatures dipping to the almost but not quite near zero mark,
Vancouverites were warned to double insulate their lattes before
venturing out.

>Vancouver police recommended that people stay inside except for
emergencies, such as running out of espresso or biscotti to see them
through Vancouver's most terrible storm to date. The local Canadian
Tire reported that they had completely sold out of fur lined sandals.
Drivers were cautioned to put their convertible tops up, and several
have been shocked to learn that their SUV's actually have four wheel
drive, although most have no idea how to use it.

>Weary commuters faced soggy sushi, and the threat of frozen breast
implants.  Dr. John Blatherwick, of the Coastal Health Authority
reassured everyonethat most breast implants were perfectly safe to 25

>"The government has to do something," snarled an angry Trevor
Warburton. "Ididn't pay $540,000 for my one bedroom condo so I could
sit around and be treated like someone from Toronto."