Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's Canada Day!

Welcome to the Canada Day party for the big nation to the north that is 1/2 ice, or something like that!

It is home to Molson beer, Canada Dry (maybe?), moose (meese?), bears, otters, the Toronto Blue Jays, a few hawks and eagles, a big church with a kazillion steps, Tim Horton's (get your coffee here folks), the good view of Niagara Falls, birthplace of Celine Dion (sad), and beautiful and breathtaking in Jaspar and Lake Louise.

We Americans love Canada. Especially since they haven't invaded us yet (even though Tricia insists they have...). And the Royal Mounties--cute!

What are you bringing to the party? I've got

my map of Canada (above)
a Canada goose or two
Tim Horton's coffee
a signed 4 x 5 of Celine Dion

I'll bring more goodies as the party progresses. We're gonna have fun! List what you are bringing (food, living people, dead people songs, historical items, poetry, etc.) in the comments section.

It might just be a rumor, but someone told me they're bringing RUSH. How cool is that?


Blogger Mel said...

Well, you know I will have to bring my Hubby, some fish and chips, and plenty of clearly Canadian drinks!
He would like to bring the stars of the Red Green Show, because he rolls like that. And Sum 41 for those who like a more current rock sound :)

Oct 18, 2006, 8:05:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I'm bringing some TimBits..
and some Molson XXX

oh and Jim Carrey

Oct 18, 2006, 9:19:00 AM  
Blogger Nobody said...

mel, I already have Ranger Gord here.

I'm also bring Paul Schaeffer.

Oct 18, 2006, 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn Benko said...

I'm bringing Corey Hart and some Canadian bacon. This is gonna be great!!!

Oct 18, 2006, 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

In addition to Molson and Labatt's, I'll bring my pals Bob & Doug McKenzie and their dog, Hosehead. Just don't tell Brewmeister Smith, OK?

Oct 18, 2006, 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I'm gonna bring Michael J. Fox and a friend of mine who lives in the Toronto area.

Oct 18, 2006, 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

I found two of the most handsome and well-built mounties out there--and they're riding their horses! Someone, pass them some Molson.
I've also got Celine--she insisted on showing up. Sorry!! Maybe she'll sing??

Oct 18, 2006, 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

i can't find any special foods that are Canadian, so I said, oh, what the f#$$, i'm bringing clamato tortilla chips so canadians can delight in the flavor. lol

Oct 18, 2006, 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

I've got the entire Canadian Soccer Association and it's members in tow. We're rockin' now!

Oct 18, 2006, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Hey, I have some distant relations in the Toronto area, I'm bringing them as well. We'll be the hit of the party being Irish and all. okay, I don't really drink but they probably do, I'm bringin them.

Oct 18, 2006, 1:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Frankie said...

Good times, Mom!
I'm bringing my Friskies Turkey and Cheese dinner. Sorry I don't have anything Canadian to contribute--I'm too busy with my new job as Editor in Chief of Forbes magazine. May I still stay even though I don't have Canadian stuff? Please?

Oct 18, 2006, 1:18:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Thanks Teri! Do they have kilts? Tell 'em to wear 'em.

RUSH is just getting on stage. Wahoo!

Oct 18, 2006, 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

clamato tortilla chips so canadians can delight in the flavor...

right on Jane!

Oct 18, 2006, 1:32:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

did someone say they are bringing all the hockey teams? if not, I'm bringin them as well. and their wives and kids. and the fans.

Oct 18, 2006, 1:47:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

jen, if canadians don't know the delicious, mind-boggling taste of clamato tortilla chips, they must learn. it is god's will. lol

Oct 18, 2006, 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...


and of course we
also must invite them
to taste the Clamato JUICE
Nectar of the Gods..
nothing washes down those
tasty chips better than
an ice cold tall glass

Zed.. you have clamato on hand .. right?

Oct 18, 2006, 2:31:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

I have 24 bottles of Clamato Juice in my kitchen cabinets. A few even have pieces of clam in them. Yummy!! I'll break some open.

Oct 18, 2006, 2:59:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

we're rockin' and rollin' now. does anyone know if canadians rock and roll? LOL

zed, can we do Brazil Day next week? we can dance like the wind.

Oct 18, 2006, 3:14:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

What You're Doing!
Go Professor!!

Gawd, I love front row.

Oct 18, 2006, 3:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Royal Mountie Richard Long said...

Brazil Day? Ay carmba!! Yes! Let's do it!

Oct 18, 2006, 3:17:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

How'd you get front row tickets, mixednut? I thought they were all sold out! Bummer for me, great for you!

Oct 18, 2006, 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

I'm going to try Calmato juice and Black Velvet, so get an ER nurse to standby...
I've brought a tanker of Black Velvet to drink and a tanker of Baked Beans for rubbing upon the (preferably naked) body or eating upon the toasted bread if that is your choice. I'm wearing a Fat B'stard suit (honest it's not me. I am available for the rubbing of the baked beans immediately!

Baked Beans for Rush will make this set explosive!

Oct 18, 2006, 3:21:00 PM  
Blogger SushiBoy said...

I'm bringing the entire city of Vancouver. As a general rule I hate big cities. So far Vancouver is the most beautiful large city I've seen, and the only big city that I would actually live in.

Oct 18, 2006, 3:23:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Sans, I have 911 on alert. Do you want the Clamato Juice with or without the clam pieces?

Oct 18, 2006, 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

You are sooo right sushiboy! It's a city, but not. I love it! Bring as many people as you want!

Have some Clamato Juice and Clamato Tortilla Chips? Or would you prefer a Molson?

Oct 18, 2006, 3:32:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Sorry Zed, I had a bean crevice emergency. Clamato with clam pieces please!

Oct 18, 2006, 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

You've got it! I'm putting extra clam pieces in your glass.

I'm telling you, be careful with those beans! And then there's the stink factor, since they make everyone so gassy! Whew!

Oct 18, 2006, 3:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

There's too many people here..not enough beans to go around...

Sum 41 guys Deryck, Brownsound, Cone and Stevo are all doing the naked bean thing over in left field. I'm trying to get to Rush but their minders are too big. Great sound though!
Verdict on Calmato & Velvet; MEGA,
Going to call the cocktail a Black Sea Tomato.
I think I hear Hugh Jackman and Celine Dion giggling in the rose bushes?

Michael J. Fox loves the Black Sea Tomato...

Oct 18, 2006, 4:51:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

I'll get Sans to pass you my stub.
Get on up here!

Oct 18, 2006, 4:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

What do you mean 1/2 ice ... more like 1/2 water! LOL

Mel if you're bringing Sum 41 you'd better bring Avril Lavigne too since she's married to the singer of Sum 41.

Ok along with all the stars and bands that I listed in the work up to the party I'm bringing some Canadian Cheddar, the boys from Trailer park- Bubbles, Ricky, Julian, Mr. Lahey and Randy as well as Alex Lifeson from Rush since he hangs out with the trailer park boys.

Oh and Chris is seeing if the guys from Saga can come too. He played on stage with the drummer Steve Negus a couple of years ago so we have an in there.

Yes we have clamato torilla chips here, thanks. But I'll have some now since you brought some Jane.

Oh did you know that the popular Drink- the Casaer was invented in Canada? The best Tomato juice, Clamato Juice and Ketchup is made by a Canadian company called Heinz.

I brought a Molson Canadian, and a Labatt's blue transport truck to the party and guess what they are full of? Oh and a couple of cases of Crown Royal (that's Rye) for those you prefer good liquor.

Sans the beans, oh the beans! {Tricia passes out}

Oct 18, 2006, 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm bringing a huge pile of maple leafs.. eh? That way we can jump in 'em and roll aboot.

Oct 18, 2006, 5:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Oh I forgot .. one of the guys from April Wine lives on the street behind me ... I'll go knock on his door and see if they'll come to the party ... and the guitarist from Gotto lives a few blocks away too maybe I can get Gotto to come.

While I'm at it I'll see if I can get Loverboy, The Matthew Good band, Chilliwack, Nickleback, The grapes of Wrath, Trooper, 54-40, Byran Adams, Skinny Puppy, Swollen Members, Nelly Furtado, Susan Aglukark, Daniel Lavoie, Tom Cochrane, Randy Backman along with BTO and the Guess Who with Burton Cummings, Bif Naked, buffalo Springfield and Robbie Robertson of course, Crash Test Dummies, Harlequin, Terry jacks might sing his one hit wonder Seasons in the sun for us, Neil Young, Great Big Sea, Sarah McLachlan and Anne Murray, Finger eleven, The spoons, Junkhouse, Teenage Head, Bedouin Soundclash, Sarah Harmer, the tragically Hip, Moist, Helix, Alanis Morissette, Bruce Cockburn, Ronny Hawkins, Barenaked ladies, Ron Sexsmith, Shania Twain, The Band, Cowboy Junkies, The Government, I mother Earth, Nash the Slash, Our Lady Peace, Rheostatics, The Tea Party, Aldo Nova, Men without Hats, Sam Roberts, Colin James, The Northern Pikes, Wide Mouth Mason, and Joni Mitchell.

Do you think thats enough bands to keep the party hopping? I think we could go till Sunday at least. What d'ya think?

Oh and of course I'll bring a whole troop of Mounties to secure the gates and keep an eye on things.

Oct 18, 2006, 5:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Oh yeah and just for Mr. Fab the Pursuit of Happiness is coming later tonight.

Oct 18, 2006, 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

mixednut, that's the greatest thing ever! Thank you SO MUCH!
Please move aside everyone, I'm sitting up front! Yahoo!

Oct 18, 2006, 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Wow Tricia--you know everyone and everything Canadian. I KNEW you and Chris had to be here! Here's some more Black Sea Tomato--drink up! Tricia, please get up off of the floor.

Sans, I love your new concoction. I think it's going to be a HUGE hit!

Oct 18, 2006, 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

OK I am having too fun, Who knew where the mounties had their maple leaf tatoos??? WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Oct 18, 2006, 6:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

My Word verification was flosap! Ha! Blogger must know about the Canadian party!

Oct 18, 2006, 6:06:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

This party is HUGE!, Everyone is calling it Zedstock...
I'm gonna write a song about it!
History is being made Oh Aghhh, I just caught me a glimpse of a Mountie tattoo... I need more dirnk....hic..

Oct 18, 2006, 6:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

[Trish climbs out of the barrel of rye]

Parrrrtyyyyyy *hic* ... *Uuuup*

Zedstock!!!! I luv it. Don't drink the green mushrooms ... or wait ..what was it? Don't smoke the purple mountie tatoos? yethhhh I tink dats it.


[splash ...]

Oct 18, 2006, 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Zedstock--I'm going with it! See the next post! Thanks Sans!

Mel, you totally crack me up! flosap, haaahaa!

Tricia, shall I put on some coffee?? Tim Horton's okay? Keep your hands off those mounties!

Oct 18, 2006, 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Sorry jane. Yes, I'm still awake and listening to the great music.
First draft...

I came upon Frankie & Johnny
As they walked along the road
And I asked them, where are you going
And this they told me
We are stardust
We are golden
We are going to join a rock n roll band
To give us courage for the stand
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
To Zed's rose garden

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I'd like to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who l am
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
To Zed's rose garden

By the time we got to Zedstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the Mounties
Riding horses in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our great nations
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devils bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
To Zed's rose garden

Oct 18, 2006, 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

I hear Tricia likes Canadian Geese-- I have few left in Minnesota that I'm sending her way!

Oct 18, 2006, 7:19:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

You're one talented man Sans. I'm moving that to its own post. Thank you so much!

Oct 18, 2006, 7:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Nooooooooo no geeeeeeshhhh. I'll tell ya what. I send some to you! How's 'buotttt that?

Zed??? Where's that coffee?

My head is spinning ... I think someone put the green mushrooms in my beer. And uh I *might* have licked a purple mountie tattoo or maybe two.

Shhhhhhhhhhhh Chris is coming.


Oct 18, 2006, 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Chris! Chris! Tricia was licking a purple headed Mountain, no , I mean a purple Mountie head. no no, I mean a purple headed monster...Oh bugger....

Oct 18, 2006, 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

I've got some Tim Horton's brewing Tricia. Coming up!
Don't anyone say anything about the mountie tattoos to Chris... not a word!

Oct 18, 2006, 8:35:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

i can't stand up anymore and need to go rest for a while. I'll be on the balcony with the moose.

Oct 18, 2006, 9:40:00 PM  
Anonymous The Moose said...

This is th eBEST partee Ive evr atended.
The Moose

Oct 18, 2006, 9:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Teena said...

I'll be flying down on Air Canada with the Trailer Park Boys!

Canadian Idiot - Weird Al Yankovic

Don't want to be a Canadian idiot
Dont want to be some beer swillin' hockey nut
And do I look like some frost bitten hosehead
I never learned my alphabet from "A" to "Zed"

They all live on donuts and moose meat
And they leave the house without packin' heat
Never even bring their guns to the mall
And you know what else is too funny
Their stupid monopoly money
Can't take 'em seriously at all

Well maple syrup and snow's what they export
They treat curling just like it's a real sport
They think their silly accent is so cute
Can't understand a thing they're talking aboot

Sure they got their national health care
Cheaper meds, low crime rates and clean air
Then again well they got Celine Dion
Eat their weight in Kraft macaroni
And dream of driving a zamboni
all over Saskatchewan

Don't want to be a Canadian idiot

Won't figure out the temperature in Celcius
See the map they're hovering right over us
Tell you the truth it makes me kinda nervous

Always hear the same kind of story
Break their nose and they'll just say sorry
Tell me what kind of freaks are that polite
It's gotta mean they're all up to something
So quick before they see it coming
time for a pre-emptive strike

Oct 18, 2006, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

C'mon down to Zedstock, Teena. You and the Trailer Park Boys are most welcome!

That Al Yankovic song is FABULOUS! Love it--he even worked my name into it! Molson? Black Sea Clamato drink? A moose? A mountie? Name it!

Oct 19, 2006, 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Teena said...

Captain Morgan dark rum with Diet Coke ... just like Julian ... pleez.

Nice place you've got here :)

Oct 19, 2006, 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Teena's got weird als video at her site:

It's pretty good.

And now I'm not the only Canadian blogger here, not that I felt alone or anything what with all the famous Canadians that are entertaining us, and those ones in Red that usually protect us.

Mmmmmm that coffee helped but I'm still feeling a buzz ... might do something crazy .. ...

Oct 19, 2006, 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Look at ME!

I'm bare back Moose riding!


Oct 19, 2006, 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Teena said...

Anyone wanna come ice fishing with me? Let's go, eh?

Oct 19, 2006, 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

I hope you've sobered up by now... Hold on tight Tricia!

Teena, that Weird Al song was fabulous. I'll go ice fishing if you'd like, if you promise not to push me in...

Oct 19, 2006, 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

The moose brought me home! yeah I've recovered and I'm ready for the next party. :)

Oct 20, 2006, 3:46:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Hey, the moose was interested in ME!

Next Wednesdy is the Brazil Day party Tricia. Be there or be square.

Okay, I'm going back to sleep now. Honest. zzzz

Oct 20, 2006, 10:56:00 AM  

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