"Do You Have Any Idea How Hard It Is to Find A Picture of a Regular Beaver On the Internet?"This year I took the challenge, and Googled 'beaver'. After the obligatory Wikipedia page, and some entries for National Geographic and Canadian Geographic (we're such copycats... copybeavers?... whatever), the worst I got was a video for "The Beaver Whisperer", which sounded a little iffy, until I noticed it was an episode of The Nature of Things. Not even a link to Urban Dictionary.Over on the Images tab, it was all pretty much the Castoridae, though one composite image included a sea otter, and another - inexplicably - a very large fish (make of that one what you will).So I don't think you're doing it right. Or maybe I'm not doing it right, depending on how you look at it.
Leslie K must have the dirty settings activated on her browser.Happy Canada Day to our friends from the north.
That's what I was thinking (or, rather, that the previous browsing history of whoever was looking for the beaver might be influencing the current results. All the same, I'm not trying it, since I don't want to spend the next year having porn sites pop up in all the available ad spaces). Searching on scientific name would, I would guess, be a solution (well, unless the porn purveyors and adolescent males have teamed up to outwit the nanny programs, and are now using scientifically-based pseudonyms).
A regular beaver!
Welcome to Canada!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XhC3T2PGSU
Saskatoon in the hiz-ouse!
A very happy Canada Day to all. . .but, um, you do realize those are Japanese maple leaves adorning the CM masthead?
I'm sorry, but I did the first graphic on my phone and I didn't spend a good deal of time on it.
Good gravy, Cal, don't you know the difference? Working for the site on your phone? Man, you are really showing that summertime determination. I don't know why Leslie K hasn't fired you yet. Maybe she has? Did you turn your key card in? And take all that damn gluten free bread out of the freezer so I can fit in some more pudding pops.
Appropriate. I think we have Norway maples on our money.
Thanks, and apologies for the nitpickiness. I really don't care what kind of maple leaves we have on the masthead, but I was amused given their stated purpose (not that I have anything against Japan; in addition to making reliable cars and electronics and making a variety of contributions to worldwide culture, they've got some really neat plants, and make lovely gardens from them). Clearly, I need an actual garden to play in; armchair/backseat gardening just makes me a nuisance.
R and/or G: I seem to remember hearing something about that. Maple misidentification is apparently epidemic. What is this world coming to?
Maple Syrup and waffles day!!!!! :)
Maple syrup on anything day (eggs benedict this morning, but with prosciutto--that's Canadian).
In the spirit of dirty Canadian hashtags, I give you the best of #canadiansexeuphemisms on Twitter today:http://storify.com/tmann/best-of-the-canadiansexeuphemisms-hashtag