Ok I'm headed to Canada on a bike trip for a few days and need to know if Canada's electrical voltage is the same as the US or if I need a transformer for the trip.
Anyone know for sure?
Anyone know for sure?
We are talking abooot the prO-cess of using electrons in the great white north. But you can just Take Off!va_bank said:
Knight said:Talking To Americans was a regular feature presented by Rick Mercer on the Canadian political satire show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. It was later spun off into a one-hour special that aired on April 1, 2001 on CBC Television.
It consisted of interviewing Americans on the street and convincing them to agree with ridiculous statements about their northern neighbour. It uses clips from 22 Minutes and exclusive clips for this special, which was shown to the studio audience of 22 Minutes.
The intent was to satirize perceived American ignorance of Canada. Examples included:
asking Americans what they felt about the Russian invasion of Chechnya and Saskatchewan
getting several Americans to say that Edmonton should be bombed
telling residents of Chicago that Canada was considering changing its name to Chicago, and asking them what they felt about that idea
asking if Americans should try to liberate Nelson Mandela
persuading Americans to congratulate Canada on legalizing VCRs or adopting the twenty-four-hour day,
various political controversies involving one or more Canadian provinces.
congratulating the Canadian government on building a dome over its "national igloo" (apparently a downsized version of the United States Capitol made out of ice) to protect it from global warming (one of the interview subjects so fooled was Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee)
agreeing that the U.S. should bomb Saskatchewan or send ground troops into Gilles Duceppe
having Americans congratulate Canada on legalizing insulin (although it was a Canadian who first discovered insulin)
proposing the idea that a Canadian company actually had the mining rights to Mount Rushmore
suggesting that when Canada made a replica of Mount Rushmore, they might add Taft, Nixon, and Mulroney -- at one point, a woman objected to Taft, saying that he did not best display American qualities, but she was fine with adding Brian Mulroney, former PM of Canada
congratulating Canada for officially joining North America.
controversy around the reconstruction of the historic "Peter Mann's Bridge", named after "Prime Minister Peter Mann" (actually a pun on the name of Canadian journalist Peter Mansbridge)
asking if Jean Chrétien-Pinochet should be charged with crimes against humanity.
asking students and professors at Columbia University to sign a petition asking Canadians to discontinue the practice of abandoning the elderly on ice floes.
congratulating Prime Minister Tim Horton on getting a double-double (a coffee with two creams and two sugars or, according to Mercer, 'support on both sides of Congress').
congratulating Canada on legalizing the stapler.
the coronation of Svend Robinson as King Svend I.
congratulating Canada for moving the capital city from Kingston, Ontario to Toronto (Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, not Toronto).
asking university students and professors to sign a petition against Saskatchewan seal hunt.
asking Americans how many states does Canada have (it should be provinces and not states)
wishing Canadians a "Happy Stockwell Day".
congratulating Canadians on classifying Labrador Retrievers as elephants, to prevent them from being used for hard labour.
tricking Americans that Canada did not have "high tech" things like airplanes, paved roads or FM radio.
congratulating Canadians on offering bilingual tours of Joe Clark's Hole.
Rick Mercer Talking to small child who pointed out that Canada has provinces and not statesSome of the Americans interviewed seemed just to be playing along, although professors at distinguished American universities always seemed to be taken in by absurdities like the Saskatchewan seal hunt. The only Americans who were shown outsmarting Mercer were a university student who spent her time laughing at him, and a small child who pointed out to his mother, who was also tricked, that Canada has provinces, not states, before his mother realizing that she's being fooled by Rick Mercer.
The most famous segment, aired in 2000, featured Mercer asking then-presidential candidate George W. Bush – who had previously stated that "you can't stump me on world leaders" – for his reaction to an endorsement by Canadian Prime Minister "Jean Poutine".
Electricity? In Canada? Pfffft! I wish! In the National Igloo maybe, but not in Hotels :roll:dezzy7 said:Ok I'm headed to Canada on a bike trip for a few days and need to know if Canada's electrical voltage is the same as the US or if I need a transformer for the trip.
Anyone know for sure?
Hey Georgia Boy! Damn you're not far from me. I moved up to Canada from Charlotte NC a few years back. Spent time in Ontario but moved out to Vancouver 6 months ago. Had to look up Port Alice on Google maps!? I haven't made it out to the island yet, but have plans to this summer. Figure I'll cover Victoria, Tofino, and Port Hardy!Thirsty said:Dezzy7, glad to hear you're coming up. I'm an old Georgia boy (Jesup in Wayne county) who's now living in the great white north. Take it from me, the electricity is all the same, the beer is a little stronger and the gas is a lot more expensive! Watch for out for the potholes and they really don't have any sense of humour about guns.
Be careful out there, eh