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Good-O-Photo: Sorry, Eh?

As a follow-up to our earlier post, here’s a photo dealing with the aftermath of the rioting in Vancouver. Aware of how ridiculously absurd the reaction to the Stanley Cup finals was, Vancouverites organized themselves via facebook to clean up the city, help identify rioters, and most uniquely…

…leave post-it notes of apologies and thanks on a police cruiser. Cute, Canada!

(More photos & closeups of the notes can be seen here.)

Our *American* Canuck

So, our very own founder and Editor-In-Chief, Sean enriched the fabric of this great nation today (more to follow on that) and it all got me thinking. Goodosphere, much like America, is a melting pot and one of the biggest ingredients in said pot is Canadian expats. Sounds cannibalistic, but stay with me here.

I was thinking about what would make a GOOD, patriotic post in honor of Sean’s newfound citizenship and I began to sift through a veritable treasure trove of American GOODness. Then I realized that what I really ought to do is salute Canada- The Great White North that gave us Moranis, Foley, Sean and Nimesh. That’s when I remembered that the Canucks (paging Nim…) have their first game of Round 2 tonight. Suddenly, I had just the video to celebrate our man of two countries (whom we are delighted to share with our neighbors to the north): Sean.

This one’s for you big guy.

(American citizens: this video depicts two Canucks [a Canadian hockey team {a sport played on ice with sticks and a puck}] fans in green spandex suits [“The Green Men”] mocking a member of the opposing team at a hockey game. If that ain’t American, I don’t know what is.)

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Ice Fishing

With a pall over the United States, it’s more important than ever to remember that good things happen, that love conquers hate. As we are wont to do, we begin the week with a joke. Norm Macdonald’s second cousin thrice removed tells a joke about ice fishing (all Canadians are related):

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Canadians Humour

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: O Canada

New content alert: Every Monday Goodosphere will be bringing you a joke to help start your week off with a laugh, a smile, a tear resulting from a laugh. We invite you to chortle with us, at us, on us.

It would be blasphemous to laborers/labourers everywhere to start things off on Labor/Labour Day, so our maiden voyage departs on a Tuesday:

When we were young, the TV would attempt to enlighten us as to how Canada was named, but it wasn’t until recently that I got the full truth:

Going Back to Vulcan

The people of Vulcan, Alberta live long and prosper. They have done so since 1915, when a surveyor for Canadian Pacific Railway named the town after the Roman God of Fire. Of course, a spate of prosperity has come to Vulcan by way of Trekkies descending on the town to appreciate its nominal relation to the planet of origin of one of Star Trek’s most revered characters, Mr. Spock. Instead of shunning the attention, the township quite logically embraced it:

National Post

Vulcan holds an annual Star Trek convention, unsuccessfully attempted to land the latest Star Trek installment’s premiere, and has for years called on Leonard “Real Deal Spock” Nimoy to pay a visit. Last Friday, he boldly went where Spock had gone before. “I’ve been a Vulcan for 44 years. It’s about time I came home,” Nimoy told the rapturous town. Local Trekkie Christine Desjardins voiced her excitement to the CBC, proclaiming “[I] think he’s the sexiest man on television, ever. Then and now. Can’t beat him.” Kiefer Sutherland reportedly cried as Nimoy unveiled his bronze bust to cheers and applause.

TrekWeb

The visit was the penultimate stop on Nimoy’s final bow in the biz. The thespian recently announced he would be retiring to a galaxy far, far away. Wait… uh… Spaceballs.