Friday, January 25, 2008

What A Croc

You've heard it a million times. One summer day, you're sitting in your backyard, enjoying a beverage with friends, minding your own business, then all of a sudden you're in the midst of burning embers, towering flames, as another rouge forest fire appears from nowhere. You try to flee, but your main escape route is blocked by an approaching funnel cloud, not to mention the earth tremors that betray your every step. You finally make it out of the apocalyptic scenario, while dodging gangs of thieves that tend to gather, only to find the road closed, as the Canadian military conducts one of its regular sweeps for hidden IED's. Welcome to Canada:
Australians considering a trip to the Great White North may find themselves quickly making other plans after reading their federal government's travel advisory on Canada.

"We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Canada because of the risk of terrorist attack," the website reads...

Tornadoes can occur in some areas of Canada between May and September. Bush and forest fires can occur any time in Canada."

The warning also mentions the threat of white "flake-like" material falling from the sky during "winter", which apparently has some co-relation to cold. Skiers from Australia may experience this bizarre phenomenon.

Canada, clearly not for the faint of heart.


Anonymous said...

yes, forest fires in winter are a constant threat to our homeland security!

Anonymous said...

Croc = spongy clogs worn by health care workers that come in a variety of fluorescent colours.

Crock = an earthenware pot, jar, or other container. Commonly used in conjunction with human waste as a method of suggesting a person is lying.

Steve V said...


Croc, Australia? Get it?

ottlib said...

Croc=Australian slang for Crocidile.

Steve made a funny and anonymous did not seem to get it.

I would hate to advance a stereotype here but could anonymous be a Conservative supporter?

Steve V said...


LOL, I was going to say this must be a Con- not so good with the humor thing.

Anonymous said...

Would have been better to say Crikey!

My wife is a Kiwi - mortal enemy of all things Aussie. Australia for Kiwi's is like Quebec for Albertans.