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Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Sat
25
Feb '12

Chocoholic

SUBMITTED BY: Bill Malie  LOCATION: Niagara Falls, Ontario (2011) In the grand tradition of Eating Big Things (“Golden Gate Appetizer,” “World’s Largest Popcorn” ), Bill takes a chunk out of Canada’s Largest Candy Bar in front of the Hershey Store near the Falls. Does ANYONE eat the candy bar with the wrapper still on? (Bill [...]

Sun
10
Jul '11

Lobster Dinner

SUBMITTED BY: The Heater Family   LOCATION: Kensington, PEI (2011) If there were such a thing as lobster filmmakers, there would be plenty of human-themed horror movies. We pluck these creatures from their homes, boil them alive and then suck out their insides. At the Prince Edward Island Lobster Festival, it was time for a little [...]

Fri
8
Jul '11

Prince William: Canada doesn’t suck? Who knew?

Check out today’s CBC headline: “Prince William says Canada ‘far exceeded’ expectations“ Translation: “I thought this place was going to be kinda lame.” Canada can do far better for a celebrity tourist endorsement. Meanwhile, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton each received a ceremonial white cowboy hat upon entering the city of Calgary — a [...]

Fri
8
Jul '11

For $2, Princess Kate could’ve become Anne of Green Gables

According to the CBC, Kate Middleton revealed herself to be a huge fan of Canadian folk hero Anne of Green Gables during the royal vacation to Prince Edward Island. But how big of a fan could she possibly be? If Princess Kate were truly die-hard, she would have picked up one of the braided hats [...]

Thu
2
Dec '10

Mashed by Potato

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (Canada — 2009) It’s only a matter of time before this courageous kid’s triceps give out and he gets crushed by the potato! The World’s Largest Potato is at the Potato Museum in Western PEI. It is far superior to any Idaho or Maine potato exhibits, [...]

Sun
10
Oct '10

Cloning Anne of Green Gables

SUBMITTED BY: Alyssa Jamal   LOCATION: Prince Edward Island (2009) The “Anne of Green Gables” series might have turned out dramatically different if author Lucy Maud Montgomery were into science fiction. As an aside, this costume booth may be the only one in the tourist world that doesn’t try to squeeze your wallet dry! (Alyssa Jamal [...]

Wed
9
Sep '09

There’s NO WAY this homeowner is married

SUBMITTED BY: Robert Warner   LOCATION: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (2009) Nothing brightens up a Canadian roadtrip adventure more than seeing American cultural imperialism smiling from the natives’ lawns. Chances of an adult woman living in this house: ZERO. Otherwise this guy’s Simpsons fetish would be channeled through a few figurines in the recreation room or [...]

Wed
2
Sep '09

Third runner-up in the “Anne of Green Gables” lookalike contest

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Prince Edward Island, Canada (2009) When I woke up this particular August morning, I had no idea that I later would be skipping around a Canadian village wearing braids and a vintage 1908-style dress. Ironically, this all happened because I was checking if the Cavendish Figurines souvenir shop (at the [...]

Mon
31
Aug '09

50 Ways to Kill a Potato: But at least they are immune to the Swine Flu

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick    LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (2009) Home of Canada’s largest artificial potato, the PEI Potato Museum respectfully honors potato pin-up models, potato guns and even Mr. Potato Head.  But perhaps its most meaningful contribution to Canadian culture is its mournful documentation of diseases and pests that are deadly to the potato [...]

Sun
26
Jul '09

One place you don’t want to die in a car accident

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick               LOCATION: Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada (1995) Imagine veering off the road in the fog and having your face implanted in a tree near the Ha Ha Cemetery. Plots have to be pretty cheap in New Brunswick. But you’d spend eternity wallowing in the mockery of passing motorists. (Darren Garnick was [...]