Oh, Canada! And I Thought the USA was Supposed to be the Great Satan

Our kids are studying Canada in school and so I did a little search for a documentary on Netflix. This is what was suggested.

I ask you, so-called “gentle” neighbors to the North, what’s the connection between Canadian History and Satanic Stories? This concerns me because in two prominent places my own family has cross-pollinated with this species of person from yon land. Should I be worried? Satan does appear as an angel of light, or perhaps as an even-tempered hockey enthusiast?

I love Canada. And Canadians. So, what’s your favorite Canadian joke, eh? (This, I guess, counts as diabolical humor?)

This one is from Andrew Mackay, Canadian, and one of mainest of main men:

“A Scotsman was in northern Ontario visiting, and they took him to see a moose. The Scotsman says, “If that’s the size of your moose, I’d hate to see your rat.”

Seems innocent enough. But that’s how they drag you down to hell. Where do you think the expression, “A cold day in hell,” came from?

Canada. That’s where.


  1. Two Canadian penguins* are sitting on an ice floe. One penguin says to the other, “You look like you’re wearing a tuxedo!” The other penguin says, “How do you know I’m not?”

    *I’m well aware that penguins are not native to Canada. The penguins in this joke are immigrants, attracted by Canada’s socialized medicine.

  2. I still haven’t forgiven Canada for Alanis Morissette, so we’re not on speaking terms. (Which is totally awkward because I’m less than two hours from the border).

  3. Great post. Love me some Canadia.

    Did you hear about the war between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia? The Newfies were lobbing hand grenades; the Nova Scotians were pulling the pins and throwing them back.

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