Geese and the onion.com

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  1. saracelica

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    Not really sure how the onion.com worke but I presume they have a team of writers. Do they have freelance writers as well?

    Rode my bicycle with my husband and said oh wow Canadian geese. He said no Canada geese. Same difference he said no. So what I need is an article that shows those ugh creatures got their citizenship so they are indeed Canadian geese.

    I'm thinking someone like @SixPapaCharlie could write something up that looks legit.
     
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  2. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    On it. But it will be about a week.
     
  3. Gerhardt

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    He’s on a vacation from humor. Without his Texadian passport.
     
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    Off point, but we have massive quantities of those critters in my area, some of which over-winter here; they look so cool in flight, remind me of the F-105s I worked on long ago - but they have lousy comms discipline - they will NOT shut up in formation, and a few hundred of them in a group is dang loud. Are we sure they are from Canada? The Canadians I've met are usually more considerate . . .
     
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  5. PaulS

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    I call them crap machines
     
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  6. saracelica

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    Or how they were denied passage to Canada due to discrepancies with their paperwork.
    Headline,” 100,000’s of Canadian geese stuck at Canucks border due to paperwork SNAFU. “
     
  8. saracelica

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    Well it'd be Canada geese that are stuck but yes. Can't wait to see what six papa Charlie comes up.
     
  9. Zeldman

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    And they are amazingly accurate on bombing missions...ever stand in awe and watch a flock of Canada geese take off over a group of people.??

    [​IMG]
     
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    It is not just in the air! I spent a long weekend at a friend's house on the Chester river, just south of Chestertown, MD. Huge rafts of Canada Geese would overnight there (estimated to be 400,000+ by the MD Dept of Natural Resources guys), and they spent much of the night arguing over who was encroaching on whose space while afloat. Enormous arguments. Then at first light, the conversation changed to flight planning: which cornfields to hit today, and in which order... etc. etc. Forget sleeping in!

    Then one of the flock would take off, and not to be left behind, 399,999 others would take to wing, argue about who should take the lead today, and disappear for the day's feeding. Silence! and nap time!

    -Skip
     
  11. LoneAspen

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    That almost looks like the Denver Tech Center where I used to work. Geese were everywhere. You couldn't walk anywhere around there, it was such a minefield of goose sh*t.

    On my first solo a few weeks ago, there were a couple huge flocks of geese at the approach end of the runways. My first two landings, they (thankfully) just sat there. But on the third one, a flock took off right below me. I was mentally preparing to do a go-around, but they stayed below me and flew off to the side.

    I like animals and all that, but don't have much regard for these flying sh*t factories, any more than I do for the flying rats (pigeons) that infest cities.
     
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    I thought they were Canadian Gooses, eh.
     
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    Warning: Thread drift.
    Have you ever wondered how Canada got its name?
    For a long time, it was just known as the country north of the USA, and they got tired of saying that, but no one could agree on a name. Finally, someone said, let's put a bunch of letters in a jar, and pull them out one at a time until we get something we can call our country.

    They said, "OK".

    So the first letter out was a C, and the caller said "C", "eh".
    The next letter was a N, so the caller said "N", "eh".
    The third letter was a D, so the caller said "D", "eh",
    and they said, great, that's enough. He said, "I only pulled out three letters, eh",
    and they said, no, 6

    C eh N eh D eh - Canada.

    Sorry.
     
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    Roughly translated as:
    “Take off, eh!”
    “No, you take off!”
    “No, YOU take off!”
    Again,
    Roughly translated as:
    “Take off, eh!”
    “No, you take off!”
    “No, YOU take off!”
     
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    Incorrect...
    The correct Canada Goose phrase is “No, YOU take off, Hoser,”
     
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