Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canucks!
Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canucks!

Dustin, I’m pretty sure that wearing a Canadians jersey with a Maple Leafs hat will get you kicked out of Canada! (But politely.)

Sarah, of course, is dressed as Anne of Green Gables, and Abbie is a Mountie, but Mark and Joel’s outfits are a lot more obscure unless you are a fan of Canadian comedy. They are the Business Suit Trappers, of Kids in the Hall fame! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then go watch this video immediately. It’s worth every second, and there’s no way to explain it without ruining it.)

Anyway, I’ve already had my turkey and spent Sunday relaxing, helping Layne out at the lab, and playing Minecraft. It was nice to have a chance to recharge! I hope that my fellow Canadians are having an equally nice holiday, though I wouldn’t recommend trying poutine stuffing… The fries get all soggy and you don’t generally have gravy until *after* you’ve cooked the bird, anyway!

News: Posted October 8th, 2012 by Alina

^ 29 Comments to “Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canucks!”

  1. KenderBryant Says:

    Sounds like you had a great holiday. Me, I’ve been working and playing WoW. I love Mists of Pandaria. I’m also playing Pokemon White 2. So much to do, so little time to do it in. Now that I’m working 6 days a week…oh well. LOTS of overtime! Good thing too. Christmas is coming up and I’ve got shopping to do.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 1:21 am
  2. Robin Bobcat Says:

    I just went ‘squee’ over the little antlers on the chocolate mousse. Totally stealing the idea.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 2:55 am
  3. SurfPenguin Says:

    The very first thing that popped into my head upon seeing this picture was “Bacon strips and bacon strips and bacon strips and bacon strips’ as made famous by those Canadian Comitters of culinary Crimes against Humanity, Epic Mealtime!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 4:01 am
  4. Erik Says:

    Yeah… First thought: Dustin would have been run out of both the Bell Centre AND the Air Canada Centre for that combo… Heck, even non-Canadians know you don’t combine those two… ~(>.<)~ Even Kirby can't bear to witness this… 😛

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:28 am
  5. William McDuff Says:

    Could be worse. He could be wearing an Oilers jersey with a Flames hat, right? 🙂

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:33 am
  6. Dorsai Says:

    Am I correct in noticing that the turkey is covered in bacon and they are stuffing French Fries in it?!?

    While I am a American and not well versed in the customs of Alien planets like Canada that just seems a little weird even for Canadians….

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 7:33 am
  7. Dorsai Says:

    Another question while I liked Alouette when the Blue Kangaroo did it (jente Plum a dirty blond….) , shouldn’t trappers have been singing C’est L’Aviron instead?

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 7:40 am
  8. lilalexei Says:

    Not just french fries Dorsai, poutine. Those are french fries covered in brown gravy and cheese curds.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 8:29 am
  9. Stephen Says:

    Pst! Alina, its Canadiens.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:11 am
  10. CalvinCopyright Says:

    Is it just me, or does Sarah’s hat give the illusion of being transparent?

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:21 am
  11. OldGeekGal Says:

    OMG, Kids in the Hall. Still brilliant, even after all these years. “I’m crushing your skull! I’m crushing it!!!!!”

    I knew immediately who Sara was and squeed a little inside. I just recently re-read “Anne of Green Gables,” it’s still one of my favorites.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:37 am
  12. 90percentgeek Says:

    I loved the Canadian Fur Trappers! I’m now going to have to go off and watch as much Kids in the Hall as I can find.

    As to poutine – only Canada could take a nice, decent, Northern dish like Chips and Gravy and french it up by adding cheese and giving it a strange name!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:09 am
  13. 90percentgeek Says:

    Just wondering, does Poutine translate as “damn, we dropped cheese curd in the gravy!”

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:10 am
  14. Miles Says:

    Lol that’s hilarious – my first thought on seeing them all was, “that’s funny, Joel and Mark kinda look like Jacques and Francois”.

    Good play!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:47 am
  15. Lordcraft Says:

    Dorsai: both those songs are fitting for trappers! By the way, the “C’est l’aviron” song is actually named “Qui nous mène”. And I agree with Stephen, it’s “Canadiens”!

    And I think the cheese in the poutine should be white!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:54 am
  16. Bobby Says:

    Lordcraft: Actually, “Qui nous mène” is a song by “Mes Aïeux”, a modern music group. As for the old folk song, I’ve seen it titled “C’est l’aviron”, “C’est l’aviron qui nous mène” or “M’en revenant de la jolie Rochelle”.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
  17. Bar_Barian Says:

    Brilliant, my collection lacks the episode with Jacques and Francios and I’ve never been able inflict this clip on my yankee coworkers 😉

    Thanks Alina

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  18. lilalexei Says:

    Okay… Canada wins. Anyone wanna learn CPR from some Zombies? Apparently the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation think you do. http://tinyurl.com/9epkq43

    This beats the CDC’s Zombie Outbreak training.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  19. Desincarnage Says:

    The Quebecer I am now totally wants to try stuffing a turkey with poutine.

    Also: Go Habs go!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  20. Andy4Hire Says:

    Yes, I noticed that, too. Before my eyes even scanned over to the other characters, I thought, “Wait, is Dustin wearing a Leafs hat with a Canadiens jersey? Doesn’t that cause, like, some kind of matter-antimatter reaction or something?” I’m not well-versed in either Canadian or hockey culture, but it still seemed wrong to me, somehow.

    Eventually, though, my brain made it all the way to, “Mmmm, maple-bacon turkey!”

    Happy Thanksgiving, Alina (and anyone else who’s Canadian and happens to read this)!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
  21. Stephen Says:

    Oh oh a greater sacrilege than Canadiens and Maple Leafs would be The Flames and Oilers. You’d get shot here in AB if you did that.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  22. Bender_Sastre Says:

    You stuff turkeys with FRIES?! Might I ask for a logical explanation?

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
  23. Draconis Says:

    Remember those old stories about people who were left to drift on small ice burgs … Yah, that’s what happens to people who wear both Canadian’s and Maple Leafs clothing at the same time.

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
  24. SurfPenguin Says:

    Ms. Pete, do you realize that because of this picture you have caused poutine cravings in non-Canadians? for shame!

    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:35 pm
  25. Renaius Says:

    After 4 days of turkey, 3 of which were spent relaxing at home or with family, i’m ready to get back to work! ….Is it Friday yet?

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:32 am
  26. This being my very first Thanksgiving without a huge meal with family, I can happily say this comic is a pretty good substitute. Thanks Alina!!

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
  27. Necrisha Says:

    Uh, I thought if you were doing french fry stuffing you had to put them in raw and deep-fry the turkey? 🙂 Then when you pull them out they’re all crispy while you make the gravy. *wishes she had a turkey fryer to try that.*

    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
  28. Mugician13 Says:


    Posted October 12th, 2012 at 2:24 am
  29. Sleel Says:

    And it’s cheese curds, btw. If it’s proper poutine anyway. Tho I take issue with the maple syrup. Really can’t stand maple myself. I’d have to hide that stuff from them to protect my turkey. No comment on the hockey. They lost me in ’96, haven’t willingly watched NHL since then.

    Now I wish I had some leftover turkey for sammies, it’s alll gone tho. Me crys.

    Posted October 15th, 2012 at 2:38 am