In Canada, it’s totally okay to be gay! This year marks 10 years of legal same-sex marriage in Ontario, and 8 years of legal same-sex marriage in all of Canada, making it the fourth country to do so. Most Canadian cities have thriving “gaybourhoods,” where queer-friendly stores and rainbow flags abound. What is possibly the best day of the year in Canada? Pride.
The Robertson Screw, aka the “square bit,” is only used in the US when we really don’t want people to disassemble the item in public - because nobody has a square screwdriver in the states. Yup, we only have slotted (-) and Phillips head (+) bits. Not even really sure what the advantage is of a square-shaped bit, but they are everywhere in Canada.
Canada has Canadian Content (“CanCon”) laws, which state that a certain percentage of broadcast media must be Canadian, be it Canadian television shows like Degrassi or Canadian musicians like Avril Lavigne. This used to include Heritage Minutes, short educational clips about historical moments in Canada. The greatest of these is Burnt Toast, where Dr. Wilder Penfield discovers the cause of seizures by poking a lady’s brain until she smells burnt toast.
Brilliantly written. I agree completely. Specifically with the last sentence.(via quasidolo)