mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Plus, I heard he missed a couple of shots tonight.
I know, right? A mere 57% from 3-point range? Better hope the professor is grading on a curve.
Everyone's a comedian when they meet someone north of the border.
That reached an uncomfortable level of stupid questions
Reporter 1: "Uhhh what do you like more...maple syrup or curling??"
Reporter 2: "Oh! Oh! I got one: What do you like more...Tim Horton's or mounties??"
Reporter 1: "Classic bro!"
Easy. Curling. Tim's. Also we call it Tim's because it's so familiar.
Actually I lied that first question was pretty tough to decide.
I want someone to ask stereotypical questions like these to a mexican or a kenyan and see what the response is. Not that I'm offended or anything; I enjoy that its ok to poke fun at canadians because theyre so white...
To Mexican: what do you like more, tacos or burritos?
To Kenyan: what do you prefer, running or making that clicking noise when you talk?
I'm about to get banned, aren't I
I can say it is a pain in the ass. I mean, I can deal with it and everything but it is always the same silly stereotypes that get thrown around and the worst part is very few of those are true. The whole eh? thing is probably the worst. I live in Canada and I can count on one hand the number of times I have heard a Canadian say that.
I was speaking to a Canadian once who made the exact same argument, despite the fact that I had heard her use the word a couple times in that very same conversation. She hadn't even realized that she was using it. Perhaps it is so automatic that you don't notice it most of the time, but I've heard it numerous times from Canadians despite never living in Canada. Or maybe Canadians only say it when they enter the U.S., and stop using it as soon as they cross back into Canada, hence the view from Americans that Canadians use it, and the insistence from Canadians that they don't. Occam's razor tells us that it is more likely that you simply aren't noticing it.
I'm with Restive on this one. I work with Canadian ad agencies on a daily basis, and i always here some one people that use "eh?" on a call. Admittedly, there are ones that don't use it, but I'd say atleast half do.
I was at the Colosseum trying to take a self picture with my wife and a couple of guys offered to take it for us. We talked to them for a few minutes and found out they were Canadian. Never dropped an 'eh' though until they parted with "Enjoy your trip, eh". I chuckled a little bit and heard him say "Dammit, I can't believe I said eh!" to his friend as he walked away.
And just this past weekend I met some Canadians at Joshua Tree who insisted they didn't say 'eh'. They were true to their word... until they got a few beers in them. Then they managed an 'eh' in every other sentence.
Actually, Ockham's razor would actually work against you there. There seem to be two competing positions here:
1) Canadians don't actually say "eh"
2) The OP simply doesn't notice when Canadians say "eh"
You need the additional assumption that he simply doesn't recognize it when "eh" is said for your explanation, whereas the OP wouldn't need such an assumption. In either scenario, we start from the same premise: that the OP didn't hear people saying "eh" in Canada
TL;DR: I'd be more than happy for the Worldwide Mad Deadly Communist Gangster Computer God to take over the world if he would just impose a moratorium on people using Ockham's razor.
Also, "eh" is a very regional thing in Canada. Some parts say it, some don't.
I was giving two options:
1. Canadians don't notice it being used.
2. Canadians only use the word when they're in the U.S.
Of these two, Occam's razor supports mine, because I constructed such a beautiful strawman.
By the way, two other points:
First: Of all the things on the internet to be annoyed by, you choose Occam's razor? Second: "Occam's razor" is a perfectly legitimate spelling, despite being named for William of Ockham, for those who might read your post as a correction of my spelling.
Edit: Just for clarification, my pointing out that you missed my joke was not a judgement of you so much as it is of my joke.
The simplest explanation here is that Canada doesn't actually exist. That explains everything:
1) Canadians don't, in fact, say "eh" in Canada
2) Canadians do in fact say "eh" in the US
3) Canadian behavior isn't internally inconsistent as a result of (1) and (2)
4) We have to posit one fewer metaphysical entities (Ockham's Razor), namely Canada.
I've definitely heard plenty of Canadians say "eh." However, I've also heard plenty of Americans (from the Midwest, especially) say it as well, so it's not just a Canadian thing.
The real tell-tale Canadian sign is the way they pronounce "about." I don't think I've ever heard an American say it that way.
It would kick your state's ass!!
Actually, moving out of Michigan has taught me that even Michiganders are seen that way sometimes. I've been asked about "eh?" before. And come to think of it, yoopers probably say eh more than many canadians I know.
However, as a half-canadian, I really don't care either way
And I can vouch for the fact that "eh" is - or was - used liberally in my neck of the woods (figurative, not literal, woods). Much more so than any of the many Canadians I've interacted with over the years.
Also, I like Stauskas.
Sorry, Yarmouth, but I gotta disagree with you on this one. Maybe it's not so common in the Maritimes or even in more urban areas but in rural Ontario, 90% of us say, 'eh' without even thinking about it.
How soon til Stauskas get us an Olympic basketball medal?
I mean, I can deal with it and everything but it is always the same silly stereotypes that get thrown around and the worst part is very few of those are true.
Hey, try living in Europe when you're an American...
the man is money
I thought the Ohio loss made me ill, but Bieber and One Direction together in a MGoBlog post?
I'm Ron Burgandy?
Not a fan of the thread title but these are awesome questions.
My cousin's son, who has special needs, recently got to meet him backstage at a concert through the Make a Wish Foundation. Bieber appears to have been very generous about the whole thing...Also, I know they were half-joking, but those questions were ridiculous.
I was just about to say something too. He just seems so happy, and excited with everything, naive maybe? But not in a negative way, if that makes sense
All Freshmen are naive. I sure as hell was.
Therefore, I, am a Bieber fan.
Stauskas dropped an Fbomb in there as smooth as his three point stroke.
I watched it twice and could not here the fbomb? My computer does not have good sound I will admit.
At the very end after he says Spike is just going to rise up over the defense.
Is it wrong to think that Stauskas may be our best Freshman? McGary and GR3 are awesome but Stauskas is just at another level right now.
I don't know how you can't say that. The ability for Stauskas to drive the lane when needed has made him excellent on offense. GRIII and McGary are good but they haven't stood out as much to me as Stauskas has
Yeah. Beilein's knack for talent evaluation is second to none. Stauskas was an unbelievable find. Does anyone know if our coaches are our sole scouts? Or do we have others?
but GRIII is the best athlete and has the highest upside. GRIII could've easily avg 20 ppg if he wanted to but he doesn't really demand the ball as much which makes it so much easier for Michigan to put together a cohesive team. McGary is there for energy, hustle, rebound and defense.
Stauskas is our answer to teams packing in the lane just like Jordan Hulls. Both can flat out shoot.
But I think all four of GRIII (big dog II), Nik (I hope he kills/snipes against state so I can call him The Green Arrow), McGary and Levert have high ceilings. Spike is solid in his game, but his strength is mental more than anything else; I could see him being an assistant coach under Beilein down the road. Anyway, I digressed. I just think it's too early to say who will be best.
fwiw, this is coming from a guy who also thinks Horford has the genetics and coaching to be a pro someday too.
Funny video.. I prefer the youtubes of him draining threes though!
Beilein sure can recruit! Looks like Stauskas is going to be great! This frshman class sure is exciting! To be honest Stauskas seems ro be the best one so far -it'd be nuts if that was true especially since the other guys look great!
I won't call any of them the "best," but I will call four of them great recruits. Everyone has found a role, and they have become a cohesive team much faster than I thought they would. I really didn't expect the kind of performances they have given the last three games until at least midway through the Big Ten season.
Obviously, Spike isn't on the level of Stauskas, McGary, or GRIII, but I am almost shocked at how everyone has fit in so far. I remember when the Fab Five came in, and there was a lot of dissent among the older players, and a rivalry between the freshmen and the rest of the team.
That certainly isn't happening here. The older players have embraced the younger ones, and the younger ones have found their roles without "stepping on" Burke, Hardaway, or Morgan. This is by far Beilein's best team, and it should be even better by tournament time.
My guess is that, by March, Michigan's rotation will trump Indiana's Cody Zeller.
Indiana looks exceptional (like Michigan) right now, especially Zeller.
Pretty sure the team liked Bieber last season also.
and show him a thing or two about lumberjacking.
If Stauskas grows a beard, I'm done. My head might very well explode.
I'm actually more concerned that he said "Nickelback has some catchy songs"
I know they are older now and I guess so am I but it sickens me that all Canadian kids still don't worship Neil Peart Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
Hell atleast give props to The Hip