Saturday, August 01, 2009

Winner of the Guess the Canadians Competition



Infomaniac is pleased to announce the winner of the “Guess the Canadians” Competition but before we do, let’s have a look at the correct answers …


#1: RED GREEN


Steve Smith plays the leading role as Red Green on The Red Green Show: a “parody of home improvement, do-it-yourself, fishing, and other outdoors shows.”

Best Wrong Answer
Eroswings: “The Fall Collection: Gay Canadian Lumberjack”
Kapitano: “Raymond Burr”
Miss Scarlet: "A Canadian axe murderer."


#2: TRAILER PARK BOYS


Ricky (Robb Wells), Bubbles (Mike Smith) and Julian (John Paul Tremblay) are televison’s the Trailer Park Boys: friends in a trailer park who enjoy smoking pot, drinking, eating donairs, listening to Rush, and stealing barbecues and shopping carts … your basic Canadian fellas, then.

Best Wrong Answer
Ayem8y: “My pot dealers, they must’ve had to cross the border to escape the law.”


#3: STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS


A folksinging, foot stompin’ troubadour, Stompin’ Tom writes songs about Canada including my personal favourite, Sudbury Saturday Night.

Oh, the girls are out to bingo
And the boys are gettin' stinko
And we'll think no more of Inco
On a Sudbury Saturday night

Take it away, b’ys!

Best Wrong Answers
Mago: “Mr. "I had my best time 1970"”
Eroswings: “K.D. Lang! Wait...this one is wearing shoes. It's Ian Tyson.”
Ayem8y: “K. D. Lang or Shania Twain - It’s un clear, I’m unfamiliar with Canadian Country singers and I thought you only had the two.”
Kapitano: “Neil Young”
Miss Scarlet: "The man who invented Crocs."


#4: COLLEEN JONES


World champion curler and weather gal.

Best Wrong Answers
Eroswings: “Alanis Morisette after a break up.”
Ayem8y: “Definitely Shania Twain. As we say in the South, “Sh’nire” Twain. Doing that broom sweeping ice sport.”
Kapitano: “Shania Twain”



#5: BRENT BUTT


A stand-up comedian/actor, Brent Butt plays the leading role as Brent Leroy in the sitcom Corner Gas.

Best Wrong Answers
Eroswings: “The seating host at Tim Hortons.”
Ayem8y: ““Knock off George” From Canada’s knock off version of Seinfeld.”
Kapitano: “William Shatner”



#6: THE BODY BREAK COUPLE


Married couple Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod show Canadians how to “keep fit and have fun” in Body Break, a series of 90-second TV clips.

Best Wrong Answers
Eroswings: “Barack Obama visits Shania Twain.”
Ayem8y: “Canada’s inter-racial love guru experts that show up on late-night TV. They also look like former Olympians cashing in on success.”
Kapitano: “Alex Trebek and Yvonne Decarlo”


#7: DON CHERRY


Don Cherry co-hosts “Coach’s Corner,” an intermission segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

Cherry is known for his strong opinions and flamboyant fashion sense.

We figure if you have a bobblehead doll in your image, you’ve made it to the top of the Canadian success heap.

Best Wrong Answers
Mago: “The founder of the "Canadian Nation"”
Ayem8y: “oldest living gay hockey player in the Canadian Gay Games.”
Miss Scarlet: "A Canadian Vulcan."



#8: DAVID SUZUKI


Environmentalist, geneticist and science broadcaster, David Suzuki was voted one of the Top Ten Greatest Canadians.

Best Wrong Answers
Geoff: “Is number 8 related to Donn?”
Ayem8y: “Tommy Chong. I didn’t know he was Canadian, I thought he was sort of Asian. Canasian like Eurasian.”
Miss Scarlet: "A Filthy Friday participant circa 2007"


#9: THE MCKENZIE BROTHERS


Canadian “hosers” Bob and Doug McKenzie (The McKenzie Brothers) are played by Rick Moranis (Bob, on the left) and Dave Thomas (Doug, on the right).

They hosted a sketch entitled, "The Great White North" (originally known as "Kanadian Korner") for SCTV, a popular comedy show that ran between 1976 and 1984.

The sketch was intended “as a sardonic response to the CBC network's request that the show feature two minutes of "identifiably Canadian content" in every episode.”

Years later, Bob and Doug are still Canadian icons.

Best Worst Answer
Kapitano: “Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs”


#10: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada


Here we see the Queen’s representative eating a raw seal heart from a seal that she has helped to butcher. Full story here.

We have no further comment.

Best Wrong Answers
Mago: “doped athlete who gets rid of the evidence”
Ayem8y: “Canada’s version of a cooking show hostess. I didn’t know you guys had black people too.”
Kapitano: “Divine Brown”


Before we proceed to the announcement of the winner, let’s have a look at some of your submissions, shall we?

VICUS incorrectly identified everyone as former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. To Vicus we say, “Fuddle Duddle.”

XL identified all but David Suzuki and The McKenzie Brothers as "hosers." We are awarding him one bonus point as a result.

THE JELLY MONSTER from Ireland gets honourable mention with a score of 5/10. However, she receives one demerit point as she spent some time living in Canada. On second thought, we give back that point to her as she is a Stompin’ Tom fan.

Once again, KAPITANO scored zero yet scores high for sending us screen shots from a porno entitled, “Attack Of The Amazing Colossal Latino.”


And now… drum roll please…

THE WINNER OF THE “GUESS THE CANADIANS” COMPETITION IS:

GINRO FROM ENGLAND!

CONGRATULATIONS, GINRO! You scored 7/10 correct answers. The only photos that stumped you were numbers 4, 6 and 10.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guess the Canadians Competition.

Now go forth proudly and eat POUTINE!

31 comments:

  1. Yay worst!

    Most best wrong answers, go me!

    I'm going to have to start downloading weird porn just to send to MJ. Excuse works for me.

    Wonder what the next competition's gonna be. Guess the gay icon, for hetties only?

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  2. by a canadian country kilometre, this was the best yet.

    some of those wrong answers were so wrong that they're right.

    ayem8y had me at "I thought you only had the two."

    As for Canada having black people, of course we do! It's just that none of them are on tv EXCEPT for Ms. Jean.

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  3. I'm sure they were all Pierre Trudeau. At least he was famous. I have never heard of any of those fuckers. It would be like me sending you a picture of the woman two streets away and asking you to identify her. Fucked if I'm going to enter any more quizzes here, and you are barred from my "Guess what I had for dinner" competition next Tuesday.

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  4. Congrats!

    Obviously I could have done better though.

    Where were Pammy and Leslie Nielsen on the list? Wear Sayhey adore those two.

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  5. Congratulations Ginro!

    Last time I saw Don Cherry he had a beard.

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  6. Sorry I didn't have time to enter this comp.

    For the record, the ONLY one I knew was # 9.

    I still love you, UNLIKE Wil Harrison, LMAO !!!!

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  7. Congrats Ginro!!
    Is there going to be a competition for Pete and the Canadians now?
    Sx

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  8. I'd like to compliment you on your nice beaver. It's very neat.

    Oh come on, don't tell me you weren't prepared for a whole host of beaver jokes.

    Only one person looked vaguely familiar so I didn't bother to send the 'have no fucking idea' e-mail.

    My only complaint is that the competition interfered with Filthy Friday.

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  9. Ditto Vicus. I can't believe that anyone from the British Isles would know any of these people. I'm being followed on Twitter by more famous people including the actor who played a photographer from the Weatherfield Gazette.

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  10. KAPI: Yay worst!
    Most best wrong answers, go me!
    I'm going to have to start downloading weird porn just to send to MJ. Excuse works for me.
    Wonder what the next competition's gonna be. Guess the gay icon, for hetties only?


    There aren’t enough hetties here to make it worthwhile, are there?

    We’ll have to do an official head count.

    KEVIN: by a canadian country kilometre, this was the best yet.
    some of those wrong answers were so wrong that they're right.
    ayem8y had me at "I thought you only had the two."
    As for Canada having black people, of course we do! It's just that none of them are on tv EXCEPT for Ms. Jean.


    I don’t believe my friend and travelling companion, ’C’, has ever been on TV either but if you’d like to be her agent?

    XL: Nice beaver shot.

    I wondered who’d be first to comment on the beaver.

    I should have known.

    VICUS: I'm sure they were all Pierre Trudeau. At least he was famous. I have never heard of any of those fuckers. It would be like me sending you a picture of the woman two streets away and asking you to identify her. Fucked if I'm going to enter any more quizzes here, and you are barred from my "Guess what I had for dinner" competition next Tuesday.

    Go on, then.

    Send me her picture.

    I’ll bet you’re peeking through her keyhole all the time anyway and snapping photos.

    And I know you had spotted dick for dinner as it’s all over your face.

    CYBERPOOF: Congrats!
    Obviously I could have done better though.
    Where were Pammy and Leslie Nielsen on the list? Wear Sayhey adore those two.


    Have you not been paying attention?

    We’re trying to post pics of people who are well-known in their OWN countries but not necessarily worldwide stars.

    Pammy and Leslie are internationally recognized celebrities and not welcome in this compo!

    MAGO: Congratulations Ginro!
    Last time I saw Don Cherry he had a beard.


    You’re right, he does. But it has to compete with those loud jackets.

    HEFF: Sorry I didn't have time to enter this comp.
    For the record, the ONLY one I knew was # 9.
    I still love you, UNLIKE Wil Harrison, LMAO !!!!


    Quite a few people scored zero so don’t feel so bad.

    As for Wil, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Look! He’s here!

    SCARLET: Congrats Ginro!!
    Is there going to be a competition for Pete and the Canadians now?


    He should hold a “Guess the Danes” compo.

    All I know is the Little Mermaid.

    ROSES: I'd like to compliment you on your nice beaver. It's very neat.
    Oh come on, don't tell me you weren't prepared for a whole host of beaver jokes.
    Only one person looked vaguely familiar so I didn't bother to send the 'have no fucking idea' e-mail.
    My only complaint is that the competition interfered with Filthy Friday.


    So far, you and XL are the only two who’ve sunk so low as to resort to beaver jokes.

    But I wondered who’d be first to complain about no Filthy Friday.

    GEOFF: Ditto Vicus. I can't believe that anyone from the British Isles would know any of these people. I'm being followed on Twitter by more famous people including the actor who played a photographer from the Weatherfield Gazette.

    What about the “extra” with the white hair and beard who’s always in the background in The Rovers?

    Who IS he? And is HE following you on Twitter?

    WIL: Here I is MJ! Don Cherry rules!

    I used Cherry to lure you back here.

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  11. Good going, Ginro. I couldn't identify a single one except for Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

    Thanks again MJ for some exceptional entertainment!

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  12. I missed my Friday Existential Horror (aka Filthy Friday) but was too polite to say anything.

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  13. Okay, MJ... You covered everyone else. Now it's OUR turn!

    Time to come up with a contest for us Canucks.

    I feel quite excluded because all I ever see is 'except Canadians'...

    *pouts*

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  14. By the way, what the hell are you doing up so freakin' early on a Saturday???

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  15. Oh, and can you please send our weather back? I am sick to death of the cool, rainy stuff we've been having, while I watch in envy as you swelter and melt in the heat.

    At least I have central air!

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  16. Half a beard man, as we call him? I'm afraid he's not.

    But my new follower has played several bit parts in Corrie and even one in Emmerdale!

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  17. LEAH: Good going, Ginro. I couldn't identify a single one except for Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
    Thanks again MJ for some exceptional entertainment!
    I missed my Friday Existential Horror (aka Filthy Friday) but was too polite to say anything.


    You’re one point ahead of some of the others.

    It was not surprising that so many of you scored goose eggs or 1/10 on this contest.

    Canadians are not high on the international radar.

    Polite? You’re picking up on our Canadian ways!

    PONITA: By the way, what the hell are you doing up so freakin' early on a Saturday???

    Despite being an insomniac, Mistress MJ does not have time to address the rest of your questions.

    GEOFF: Half a beard man, as we call him? I'm afraid he's not.
    But my new follower has played several bit parts in Corrie and even one in Emmerdale!


    It might not surprise you that it is my secret desire to be an extra on Corrie.

    Oh don’t pretend you don’t want it too.

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  18. Well I had time on my hands and Google at my fingertips, lol. It's amazing what can be dug up when you put your mind to it. I am deeply embarrassed though that I didn't recognise the Queen's representative over there and hang my head in shame.

    Poutine? "Slang for 'mushy mess' and described as a heart attack in a bowl." Maybe another time thanks, lol.

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  19. And for the Canadians, how about a competition just for them in which they have to guess the well known names from Mongolian TV. That should level the playing field a bit, lol.

    Here's a page to get them started:
    Visit Mongolian TV

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  20. GINRO: Well I had time on my hands and Google at my fingertips, lol. It's amazing what can be dug up when you put your mind to it. I am deeply embarrassed though that I didn't recognise the Queen's representative over there and hang my head in shame.

    Poutine? "Slang for 'mushy mess' and described as a heart attack in a bowl." Maybe another time thanks, lol.


    How about some maple syrup, then?

    And as an honourary Canuck, you must wear a toque.


    And for the Canadians, how about a competition just for them in which they have to guess the well known names from Mongolian TV. That should level the playing field a bit, lol.

    Aside from Mistress MJ, there are maybe 3 Canadians who visit this blog.

    There’s no guarantee they would even visit on the day of the compo so it would make for a snooze fest of a contest.

    We could teach you how to snowshoe, though. That might have some entertainment value.

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  21. I can't wear a toque. Hats aren't my thing you see and I'd just look silly. Or is making me look silly the general idea anyway?

    But yes, as far as maple syrup is concerned then count me in, lol. I have a very sweet tooth and I love sucking thi...no, hold on there are some would get the wrong idea.

    For some reason the thought of you teaching me to snowshoe brought back memories from when I was nobbut a lad in Ceylon (before they had TV and Internet over there), and trying to explain to the Tamils (who had never even heard of snow before, let alone seen it) exactly what snow is and where it comes from.
    Can you imagine how those conversations went? lol!

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  22. Bugger !
    Missed the whole thing :-(

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  23. GINRO: I can't wear a toque. Hats aren't my thing you see and I'd just look silly. Or is making me look silly the general idea anyway?

    We’re sure you are perfectly capable of looking silly without our assistance.


    But yes, as far as maple syrup is concerned then count me in, lol. I have a very sweet tooth and I love sucking thi...no, hold on there are some would get the wrong idea.

    The wrong idea on Infomaniac is generally the right idea.

    For some reason the thought of you teaching me to snowshoe brought back memories from when I was nobbut a lad in Ceylon (before they had TV and Internet over there), and trying to explain to the Tamils (who had never even heard of snow before, let alone seen it) exactly what snow is and where it comes from.
    Can you imagine how those conversations went? lol!


    Ceylon? Wasn’t it called Ceylon back in nineteen-forty-sommat? No wonder they didn’t have telly or Internet!


    BEAST: Bugger !
    Missed the whole thing :-(


    We understand that you are too busy arranging floral bouquets for Café C’s “Cabaret Night” to be bothered with brushing up on Canadian trivia.

    Mr. Frobisher, by the way, has sent me yet another photo of himself in frumpy, matronly drag. He really needs to freshen up his image if he’s to remain active and desirable on the circuit. He’s not getting any younger, is he?

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  24. Congratulations, Ginro!

    As part of your re education for failure to recognize the Queen's Representative in Canada, you will spend a week attending to Celine Dion's needs and listening to her sing all her songs, plus her version of classic rock songs in which she does the air guitar.

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  25. EROS: We told you NOT to mention Celine Dion!!!

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  26. No I'm not that old, lol.
    And at the mention of Celine Dion I am running away.

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  27. I really thought I would have won this one as I know so much about Canadia. Horrified to find I had the most best wrong answers. I don’t care what you say I still think #3 is K.D. Lang.

    Congratulations Ginro.

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  28. I feel so special! Love the Pierre T thing was in bits laughing!

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