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Offline Sheriff Roland

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Canadiana tidbits
« on: February 11, 2010, 07:40:15 am »
Have y'all seen this?

It aired on Oprah yesterday.

The Canadian Tenors + surprise guest Céline Dion singing 'Hallelujah' (written by Leonard Cohen, canadian)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tubL9EaiztM[/youtube]
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 06:46:16 am by Sheriff Roland »
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Re: Canadiana tidbits - World's biggest 'net users
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 06:52:41 am »
Canadians are world's biggest 'Net users

http://www.torontosun.com/tech/news/2011/03/09/17548616.html

They don't say if it's per week, month or 3 month period. I think they mean the later. I probably use up my portion in a week, though I have cut down in the past year, I think.  8)  :laugh:

Canadians spend more time online than anyone in the world, thanks in large part to people over 55, according to a new report.

Web research firm ComScore released the report, which shows Canadians spent, on average, 43.5 hours online between October and December 2010 -- more than twice the worldwide average.

The U.S. came in second with an average of 35.5 hours per user in the fourth quarter, followed by the U.K. with 32.3 hours and South Korea with 27.7 hours.

Canada, which was also the world's top Internet-using country in 2009, has seen a steady increase in Internet usage since then, rising 2% between December 2009 and December 2010.

The biggest growth is coming from older Canadians. While Internet use among most age groups has remained about the same, it's gone up 12% between 2009 and 2010 for those 55 and up. In the fourth quarter of 2010, about 4.7 million of Canada's 23 million Internet users were over 55.

The regional breakdown of Internet users roughly matches Canada's population. Ontarians, for example, made up 38% of the country's users in 2010, a self-explanatory figure in a province that contains 38.7% of the country's population.

Gender made no difference when it came to Internet usage, with male and female users split almost evenly across all age groups.

Gender did, however, impact what people did with their time online. Online directory use among male users more than tripled, while visits to photography sites and computer software sites doubled.

For women, visits to photography and directory sites both doubled, as did visits to health and beauty sites, and gay and lesbian sites.

More Canadians are spending time on social networking sites and blogs, with visits to each jumping 13% and 9%, respectively, between 2009 and 2010. Facebook was the most popular in these two categories, followed by Blogger sites and Windows Live profiles.

Internet Explorer is Canada's most popular browser, with more than 23 million users in December 2010, followed by Firefox with 7.7 million and Google Chrome with six million.

Canadians spent most of their online time looking things up on search engines, browsing technology sites, reading newspapers and catching up on entertainment and movie news.

Political news sites saw the biggest growth in the fourth quarter, with total unique visitors up 47%. Coupon sites also saw big growth, up 37% from the previous year


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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 06:24:02 am »
Would You believe?

The Billboard 200 charting the sale of albums in the United States for the week ending December 17, 2011 had 4 Canadian acts in the top 5 !!!

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200#/charts/billboard-200?chartDate=2011-12-17

1 - Michael Bublé - Christmas
3 - Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
4 - Drake - Take Care
5 - Nickleback - Here & Now
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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 03:57:45 pm »
Would You believe?

The Billboard 200 charting the sale of albums in the United States for the week ending December 17, 2011 had 4 Canadian acts in the top 5 !!!

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200#/charts/billboard-200?chartDate=2011-12-17

1 - Michael Bublé - Christmas
3 - Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
4 - Drake - Take Care
5 - Nickleback - Here & Now

How embarrassing!  ;)

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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 07:11:37 am »
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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 09:43:00 am »
I don't get it ...

Embarassing?  ???

And funny Kelda?

I don't get that either.
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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 03:37:26 pm »
Yeah I am missing something somewhere too.

I love Michael Buble.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 03:16:21 pm »
It was Wayne's  ;)

I love a bit of the Buble.. but Justin Bieber.. ugh!
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Re: Canadiana tidbits - Roll Up the Rim - Proposal
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 07:24:28 am »
Tim Hortons marriage proposal: Woman gets Roll Up the Rim surprise

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-on/tim-hortons-marriage-proposal-woman-gets-roll-rim-151957218.html

This year’s Roll Up the Rim prizes from Tim Hortons include one of 40 Toyota RAV4s and one of 1000 shiny Napoleon Gourmet Grills.

But you can bet that Jaimie Baisley is the only customer whose winning cup landed her a beautiful new engagement ring.

The 36-year-old Etobicoke, Ont. woman’s now-fiancé, Jeff Chapman, rigged the famous red cup to ask for her hand in marriage – a prize that makes an entire fleet of SUVs seem rather dull in comparison.

Here’s how he pulled it off.

As Baisley tells Canada.com, she was fast asleep on Saturday morning when Chapman,  a 37-year-old financial planner, walked into her bedroom with two steaming cups of Tim Hortons coffee.

Baisley, a Timmys fan, has been dating Chapman for a year, ample time for him to learn her love of the Canadian brew.

So when Baisley rolled up the rim of her own cup and came out with her twelfth straight loss, Chapman suggested she take his cup and give it another try.

“My boyfriend then told me to roll up the rim on his coffee cup as we were watching TV,” Baisley tells the media company. “It looked like he already rolled it up, so I wasn’t expecting anything.”

He had rolled it up, but for good reason. Chapman had modified the cup to read: “Will you marry me?” underneath the rim.

“I was shocked,” says Baisley of Chapman’s unconventional proposal, adding that he followed it up with something a little more traditional: “Then Jeff then got down on one knee and proposed,” she adds.

Baisley admits to Huffington Post Canada that she’d recently been anticipating a proposal from Chapman and imagined he’d pop the question during a meal or weekend trip.

But that was how Chapman knew he had to throw her off, and came up with the idea of taping the winning words to the doctored cup because, as he says, "I wanted to guarantee her the biggest win of all."


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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 07:58:58 pm »
Cute way to propose!
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Re: Canadiana tidbits
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 07:46:56 am »
sweet


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!