One good thing about Canada, they know what's worth having a holiday for. It almost makes up for all their riotousness. Almost.
Today is Orangeman's Day. I think we all know the real reason why it's celebrated but for some reason those Canucks decided to come up with a fake story as not to upset the three Georgetown fans in Toronto.
Orangemen's Day commemorates the 1690 Protestant victory over Roman Catholic forces in the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. King William III of Orange, the Protestant King of England, defeated former King James II, a Catholic.
The real story has something to do with the Onondaga Tribe, a great battle, Labatt's Ice, Vic Hanson, back bacon and maple syrup. Why does everything in Canada come back to maple syrup?
If you see Kris Joseph today, make sure he knows that you know, you know?
Incidentally, I started watching Top Chef Canada recently. It's note-for-note the same exact show as the American version except every establishing shot is of the CN Tower and one guy served a dish out of seal flipper. The problem with the show is the their version of Tom Colicchio has the personality of a damp dishrag and looks like an aging 70's TV star. Still, it gets the job done if you're going through cooking competition withdrawal.