#1 - Alcohol, tobacco, gas, all that, is more expensive in Canada due to taxes. Some provinces have it better than BC (eg. Alberta,) and I'm all for taxes, but $10 for a six pack of Coors? Same price for the Canadian equivalent "Canadian" (or "Molson" as it's known in the States.) There are cheaper options, but they are by and large worse than the aforementioned if you can believe it. Craft beers are generally in the $11-12 range, so it almost makes no sense to go with anything else. This is a big reason I started home brewing. A six pack costs me more like $3 when I make it myself.
#2 - If you can't open a bottle of beer with something on your person or nearby then you suck. Just about anything can be used as a bottle opener. Lighters are one of the easiest and most available options. Give it a try sometime, and ask the internetz if you need help.
#3 - I don't smoke, but I'm guessing that Canadians bring their nasty cigarettes into the States because they have "their brand" that they've gotten used to and don't fancy switching for the weekend. Also, Canadians have the luxury of stopping at duty free on their way to the Gorge so they can pick up a cartoon for the same price a few packs would normally cost. Also, I hear brands make different cigarettes to be sold in the two different country. For example, a pack of Marlboro Reds bought in Canada is different than one bought State side.
#4 - The tortilla frisbees were pretty funny. They seemed to just keep coming and coming! And I remember I-8's rant well. This is why I'll be throwing my tortillas down my throat instead.
Yeah, the one I'm thinking about was at least two years ago. It was at the main stage (I don't even remember who was playing, or about to play I should say as the set hadn't started yet I think) and they were all over the sky.
As for beer, the cheapest it gets is about $8 a six pack, but that stuff is not very nice. And consider this: the prices I quoted are at the government run BC Liquor stores, which close early and aren't open everyday. If you want to pick up some beer at an odd time or at a nearby store you have to visit a "cold beer and wine" shop where you can expect to tack on another couple bucks to those prices. Bleh!
Same price for the Canadian equivalent "Canadian" (or "Molson" as it's known in the States.)
I learned that the hard way when I tried ordering a "Molson" at the Commodore last month. The guy just looked at me like I was insane for a few seconds before realizing what I was trying to order. I mean, SHIT, it says MOLSON on the tap handle!
Molson Extra, Dry, Canadian, 67, Export, or M? I bought 12 bottles of Molson M last weekend for $23.99, which was cheaper than the usual $25.99.
Don't forget Cold Shots. My girlfriend bought a 12 pack of 67 (Calories) about a year ago and I think there is still one in the fridge. It tastes like watered down beer, which is pretty much exactly what it is. What is Molson M?
Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Mar 14, 2011 19:58:20 GMT -5
Fuck yes. Oh my god yes. What better way to describe this board in a small little nutshell. I've just been saying over on the facebutt that I think sometimes we take for granted how much different our little board is from most other boards.