On this the 142nd birthday of Canada, as I sit sipping on my ' Canadian Beer ' [ made by a Belgian multinational ] and watch the Canada Day festivities from Ottawa on my Chinese made TV and contemplate going to the cinema to take in the latest American popcorn porn blockbuster [ which may or may not contain one or more ex-pat Canuckians in 'supporting roles' ] I am content that I still have enough money in my investment portfolio to procure some sustenance for the BBQ with a few loonies left over for some blackfly spray.. As I enjoy a bison burger and some venison pemmican and watch the skies for the August snow melt on the lower forty, I celebrate our coming of age [ and how fast I'm catching up to my country's age ] I honour ol' Queen Victoria for the foresight to realize that something could be made of this colony, despite the presence of some irritable Frenchies, and that Ottawa would make a lovely capital city.... I celebrate the fact that we ain't Uhmeriikans, that PM Harper hasn't screwed us as badly as PM Brown has the ' mother country ' and that I can shop at Walmart on a national holiday.. oh, yeah.. life is good. Fellow Canajans!: CHIMO, EH??