Friday, August 1, 2008

Watch out for the antlers

About a week ago, I had dinner with my mom and dad, and spent awhile watching TV with them. Mom and I both like documentary shows about science, psychology, history, and true crime. So we found a program about true cold cases-- murders that remained unsolved for a long time. Fascinating stuff.

One of the murderers committed his crimes in Canada. I feigned ignorance and said "Wow, Canada? Really? I didn't think there were ANY bad people in Canada!"

To which mom replied "What do you think the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are there for?"

I said "Well, I always thought they were supposed to make sure the moose only crossed at the moose crossing signs."

What?
I'm sure it's a serious problem over there.
Have you ever tried to give a jaywalking ticket to a moose?

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15 comments:

Marilyn said...

Some things are just inherently funnier than others. In the large vegetarian mammal group you have deer, elk, altelope and moose. Moose are just funnier. Every time. Probably has something to do with being Canadian.

That must be it because you take the groups police, FBI agents, KGB officers, Mounties. See?

Broadway Matron said...

My favorite moose comment was when the Vermont state legislature made moose hunting legal - one of the state legislators remarked that it was hardly a sport because shooting a moose was like shooting a parked car. Cracked me up then, still does. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Morgiana Le Fey said...

Anytime mounties are mentioned I think back to one of my favorite T.V. series of all time, Due South. Paul Gross played Benton Frasier, a Canadian mountie sent as a liason to Chicago P.D...sounds unlikely, but it worked. Plus he was hot. Like, H-A-W-T-T.

Janna said...

Marilyn: I dunno; the KGB might be a laugh riot once you pump them full of vodka and borscht....

BroadwayMatron: A parked car WITH antlers!

Morgian: I think I saw one episode of that, once, many years ago... I don't remember the plot, but the mountie guy was telling a sad story about a failed relationship. I remember the dark tone of his voice as he said "It ended.... badly."

Gwenhwyfar said...

Funny story, that's actually how the RCMP got started. Moose related problems. Tho they have since expanded their operation, you know, to stay current. And as we all know Dudley Doright is the founder of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Snidely Whiplash was actually a Moose. It's a fact.)
Be careful not to confuse the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with the Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen tho, they get a bit touchy about that. I think it's mostly because more people know the anthem of the RCKY than do the anthem of the RCMP.
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZXfy6CfmBY

Janna said...

Gwen: ROFL! Love the video. It's been years since I've seen Ren and Stimpy! Or Snidely Whiplash, for that matter!

Gwenhwyfar said...

I still know all the words to that song. Ren and Stimpy warped me at a very young age (and I bought season 1 on DVD so I can keep on warping my mind). And am I the only one who thought that Snidely Whiplash's obsession with tying Nell to things was just a little odd?

Janna said...

Gwen: For all we know, Snidely's black suit was actually made of skin-tight leather. And didn't he have a whip somewhere?

Mo said...

I flirted with someone online from Canada. I had to google-map Edmonton, Alberta because I had NO idea where it was (yes, a Kentucky public school edumacation is a wonderous thing...)
Oh, it's out in the freakin' middle of NO WHERE in case you were wondering, and Wikipedia says that their winter lasts like from October to March. July and August are the only months with no snow on record.
FRAK!

Travis said...

Moose are actually smart enough to cross at the signs. It's the deer and elk who can't seem to figure it out.

Janna said...

Morgen: Oooooh! It sounds like a wonderful place! Winter from October to March! I love it already!

Travis: Poor Bambi. I saw him rotting at the side of the road just the other day....

Gwenhwyfar said...

Snidely was totally in to S&M. I mean really, who wants a mustache ride? Am I right? (and on that note, Alfred Molina can tie me up any day...)

Janna said...

Gwen: Since I'm single and live alone, I have to tie myself up. Somehow it's not quite the same.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Well then come on over. We'll see what we can do about that.

Janna said...

Gwen: Alas, the last two times I showed up, you were busy making out with Robin.