Monday, October 07, 2002
Another reason not to like Canadians: A group of Brits had a yearlong Internet survey asking people to submit funny jokes and rank them. They also asked people their country of origin and various other statistically important things.
The survey's over now, so you can't participate. But the results are in. The #1 joke in Canada just goes to show you how much they don't like Americans.
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
Of course, the Canadian space program consists of begging for rides on American space shuttles.
If you're going to criticize the U.S. with your jokes, get your own space program.
P.S. I'm not really angry at Canadians, I know quite a few (here in the U.S. -- must be something in the water) and they're very kind people.