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This is patently insulting. Every intelligent person knows that we Canadians do not use leaves in the toilet.
We use birch twigs.
Wow. Some Canuck pissed you off!
HydrogenGuy is correct – except in the northern Canadian shield (where Deciduous trees are sparse). There we use bannock and/or Bear tallow. Often the long trek to search out these sparse supplies can be quite lengthy – leading to the Canadian custom of “portage”.
I mean is there a larger point to the meanness/joke or is it just for its own sake?
“Portage?” Is that the secret origin of the Portapotty?
i feel a bit insulted. unless there’s something i don’t get.
Canadians use American health insurance policies.
Whats next? Alpha Flight jokes?
Oh do you Americans have bathrooms now? Try keeping some liquid soap in there, it makes washing your hands way more effective, you can probably import some from Mexico.
Who wants to bet the last six comments were from the same guy?
I don’t get it…this is just insulting. Where’s the controversy?
The controversy is that apparently some Canadians don’t like jokes?
Nice bathroom sign.
I like the Rack, and I like jokes (look into the history of TV and film comedy and you’ll see it has a healthy population of Canucks that cover the spectrum of comedy styles).
This doesn’t read like a joke, unless there’s a larger point some of aren’t privy to, it reads as an insult.
do not want to know who is freaking out in the bathroom over not understanding toliet paper. for not to mention the strip was being humerous a joke. for no doubt Canada does have toliet paper l.
Oh, pff. Speaking as a Canadian, it doesn’t read like an insult at all.
It reads like a failed attempt to imitate the Canada gags on “How I Met Your Mother.”
Let me rephrase my comment then:
Speaking as a Canadian it doesn’t read like a joke, it reads like an insult.
Having followed and enjoyed the strip from the start I’m guessing the creators have a larger point to make (either in the world of The rack or in a larger meta context) but as a stand-alone strip the derogatory characterization seems pretty insulting to me. (I don’t watch “How I Met Your Mother” so here’s hoping you’re right and that is where the context comes from)
I love Jerry’s shirt. Those probably aren’t a real thing, are they?
Given what I know of Church, (and stereotyping by the geography of where *he* lives), I am going to assume a “larger joke/point to be elaborated on later” scenario.
-rather likes all potty humour.
tee hee, Bobrot said “privy.” That’s some subtle toilet punning. Which may or may not have been on purpose.
Also, I’ve never been in a comic shop that lets the public use its bathroom. The Yavin-ites only have themselves to blame.
I’ve chosen to believe that it’s a clever satire on the backwardness exhibited by our PM and his stance on emissions control and the like.
It reflects badly on all of us!
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT CANADIANS: In addition to their backwards ways and Innsmouth-like society, Canadians are also notoriously thin-skinned. Please keep this in mind when suggesting to any Canadian that their home country is in some way backward, or in introducing new concepts, like “money,” to them.
Haha, Aaron has his shirt on backwards!
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