I could be wrong but I think that the TV series CORNER GAS it is a work of pure genius. To prove the point here is an insert from the box set of the six seasons of the TV show that could only have come out of Canada.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN SASKATCHEWAN WHEN…….
- Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor and combine crew on the highway.
- “Going South” means driving to Montana.
- Winnipeg is “back east”.
- You often reply: “you bet!” or “hell yes”.
- All the festivals across the province are named after fruits, vegetables, grain or testicles.
- You’ve gotten a “To Go” drink from the local bar.
- You’ve stopped by the local bar to cash a cheque.
- You actually have enough ball caps to match every shirt you own, although you still insist on wearing only one so the others don’t get dirty.
- The bank teller asks to see some proof of identification and you point to the arm patch on your slow-pitch jacket.
- You know what “Cow Tipping”, “Garden Raiding” and “Snipe Hunting” is.
- You design your kids Halloween costume to fit over a snow suit.
- You’ve gone to the grocery store on a snowmobile.
- Driving in winter is better because the potholes are filled with snow.
- Driving in winter is often simply a matter of staying between the fence posts.
- You’ve attempted to set new land speed records on Saskatchewan highways.
- You carry a roll of toilet paper in the glove box in case you have to stop and go by the road.
- You find yourself driving over the longest bridge over the shortest body of water.
- You discover there are more grasshoppers than people in town.
- Your radio antenna is an old cloths hanger or a piece of bailing wire.
- You know what a Prairie Oyster is and how to cook them.
- You know someone who has accidentally shot himself.
- losing the sight of the horizon, for even a few seconds, leaves you with that icky feeling of disorientation for the rest of the day.
- You rent off-season storage space for your snowmobile on a week-by-week basis.
- You sort your laundry into three loads: greens, whites and green-and-whites.
- Every birthday you receive exactly the present you most desperately need: a new curling broom.
- You catch yourself “getting down” to the radio jingles for post-emergent broad-leaf weed control.
Ron Petrie – Saskatchewan Leader Post
And just in case that isn’t enough here is Rick Mercer’s classic comment on the weather….