Eric Garland @ericgarland Strategic intelligence analyst. Want to learn more about Trump-Russia? Check out Game Theory Today. www.ericgarland.co/game-theory-today-twitter/ Dec. 31, 2018 3 min read

Please share #WeStandWithCanada to protest China's taking of Canadian hostages. This cannot stand.

This is close to my heart. I grew up on the border of Québec and Canadian French is my second language. These are great people and the most solid allies. China's barbarism shall not be tolerated.

BUT WHAT IS AWESOME ABOUT CANADA? Well, let's explore!

The people summarized their own greatness in an intensely beautiful 2010 Olympic opening ceremony. Mounties, diversity, beauty, Nikki Yanovsky's "O, Canada," a sincere veneration of the First Nations (!) and more.  https://youtu.be/MxZpUueDAvc?t=740 

What keeps my heart close to Canada? I don't know - WELL DAMMIT LET'S JUST START WITH POUTINE.

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GONNA EAT ON STE. CATHERINE WEST AT 2AM? Damn I miss Le Vieux Dublin pub on University. 😂🇨🇦

And how about their infectious traditional music? This was my era, getting meet and make records with some of these guys. DRIVE 'ER!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWEqVJwTs8Y 

Nova Scotia, where they kept the Highland traditions going, including the beautiful Scots Gaelic language. Still have never been. Can't wait to finally get there.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFpGS5PXj38 

And if we're gonna get into Cape Breton tunes, you need to know Natalie MacMaster if you don't at least know Buddy. 😉  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUvwpAfgvUw 

Now, if we're gonna rock out, gotta do it my favorite style, Québec trad, chanson à réponse! La Bottine Souriante!  https://youtu.be/KYza0wxs7Ic?t=39 

Now, if you're in Québec, you might want to attend a hockey game, and need to swear. For that, you need the best buddy cop movie in history, "Bon Cop, Bad Cop." There's your master class.  https://youtu.be/KUGW0jszPzo 

...more to come... 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 #WeStandWithCanada

This ad was a cultural hat trick, to put it lightly. Perfection.  https://youtu.be/pASE_TgeVg8?t=5 

If you're Canadian, Red Green taught you that there are only two food groups: Meat and Salt.

Yo, was he wrong? 😂🇨🇦  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE6qdypK1a4 

And The Kids In the Hall. Who else could make fun of everything, Canada, AND the US and have it be accurate and hilarious?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izj2xo97D9k 

Has Canada ever exported anything as great as John Candy? I mean, I think timber and beaver pelts come in at #2 and #3. #OrangeWhips

Canadians have produced more great rock music than most Americans or others know. But there's nothing more rock than Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. And the last tour? A dying man going out rocking his ass off? That's spirit.  https://youtu.be/TJvBBIUkdxs 

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The heroism of Canadians at Juno Beach in 1944 was so great France ceded them the land diplomatically. #WeStandWithCanada

We must continue our thread about why #WeStandWithCanada with the BEAVER TAIL.

Which will not even produce a double-entendre snicker from Kamloops to Cheticamp.

Lest you think Canadians are all nice *all* the time, witness this epic follow-on to the I Am Canadian commercial featuring an American being a jackass.

Wait for the whole thing. 😎  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5KufaaOPwI 

Why will #WeStandWithCanada forever? How about the "Canadian Caper," busting out our diplomats during the Iranian Revolution.  https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/we-will-always-be-grateful-american-saved-by-1980-canadian-caper-says-thank-you-to-canada 

Proud to be trending in Toronto! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 cc: @counterchekist

Vancouver, we're with you! And trending, yo!

Philadelphia, home of American freedom says #WeStandWithCanada and hereby offers you all a steak wit' whiz if you come to town. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

This is getting out of hand with the demands of recognition for SO MANY GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS, but I'm gonna go for a personal fave, Alberta's Joni Mitchell WITH THE BEST JAZZ MUSICIANS ON EARTH, JACO PASTORIUS, MICHAEL BRECKER, METHENY. Amazing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpyCEUESEw 

And before a hockey fight breaks out on this thread, @rushtheband. Of course.  https://youtu.be/auLBLk4ibAk 


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