YSaC, Vol. 1071: Harder, better, faster, AND stronger.

2011 September 5

This one is from Kijiji, which is Canada’s alternative to Craigslist. You can tell Kijiji is Canadian because it’s polite and apologizes to you all the time, and because people never post silly things on there.*

20″ Colour Television, Works Great!


Well, that’s perfectly normal, other than the extraneous “u” in color … but they’re Canadian, so that’s okay. And, of course, since they’re Canadian, they’re going to demonstrate for you that the television in question really does work great. And how are they going to do this? With a screen shot of the Kids in the Hall? By showing you an intense political debate between someone who thinks that socialized medicine is a good idea and someone who thinks that socialized medicine is a great idea? By showing you a hockey fight?

Oh. Well, that will work too.

Thanks, Evan!

*This is totally not true.

52 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 September 5

    *headdesk*

    It is much to early to see that face with those words. Please send the brain bleach to the corner… I’ll be there all day.

    Adores: 3
    • 2011 September 5

      It’s 3pm here and it’s still too early. I’m going to go ahead and say it is never a good time to see that face with those words.

      I’m going to focus on the Daft Punk inspired title instead.

      Adores: 4
  2. 2011 September 5
    Karmyn permalink

    Wow. Canadian porn is weird.
    Oh hello corner. Somebody pass me a coffee slice.

    Adores: 4
    • 2011 September 5

      Would you like decaf or regular? *passes plate and fork*

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 September 5

        Decaf.

        :snergle:

        That’s funny.

        Adores: 1
      • 2011 September 5
        Karmyn permalink

        Oh very much regular, something with a bit of chocolate if you have it.

        Adores: 1
  3. 2011 September 5
    Camille permalink

    Pecil?

    Adores: 3
    • 2011 September 5

      Something tells me today is going to be Party in the Corner day… come on over, Camille. Karmyn and I are already there.

      Adores: 1
    • 2011 September 5

      Please seek medical attention for a PECIL lasting more than 4 hours.

      Adores: 0
  4. 2011 September 5

    Expiring minds want to know.

    Adores: 6
  5. 2011 September 5

    Sadly, TV NOT ON FIRE!

    Adores: 4
  6. 2011 September 5
    LimeLolly permalink

    But… the tv really does work great…um, it gets more than one channel, right?

    Adores: 4
    • 2011 September 5
      Windrose permalink

      LL, enjoy your day in the box. You can have four corners all to yourself. 8)

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 September 5
        LimeLolly permalink

        No puppy?

        Guess I’ll have to pass the day reading the graffiti on the wall. Oh look, someone wrote their shopping list down: sodium pentathol, rope, cardboard, duct tape… ??

        Not gonna ask who’s list this is….

        Adores: 4
    • 2011 September 5
      Artsy Computer Geek permalink

      LimeLolly — what happened to you. I know I’ve been MIA in the past few weeks, but ??????

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 September 5
        Windrose permalink

        Artsy, this is better than her dark phase. I guess you missed that, huh?

        Adores: 2
        • 2011 September 5
          LimeLolly permalink

          :shrug:

          Avvies are like underwear. Sometimes, no matter how comfortable they are, it’s time to change them and clean them up. 8)

          Adores: 6
      • 2011 September 5
        Grampdaddy permalink

        And don’t wear ’em if they have a hole in the crotch. Or fingerprints.*

        *I have no idea where this came from or what it means….

        Adores: 1
  7. 2011 September 5
    Evan permalink

    This post is the best for so many reasons. First, I submitted it, so I feel special. Also, the title is my favourite song, so…

    Yeah, I put a “u” in favourite.

    WATAREYAGUNNADO?!

    Sorry.

    Adores: 8
    • 2011 September 5

      Yay, Evan! Pull up a chair in the corner. We’re all going to be here a while.

      Adores: 3
    • 2011 September 5

      It’s ok Evan, no need to apologise – I spell it with a ‘u’ as well, no-one seems too bothered.

      Adores: 1
  8. 2011 September 5
    Indigo permalink

    Canadians are so polite, yet savvy about product placement.

    Adores: 2
  9. 2011 September 5

    I’m guessing 3:40 is the Canadian version of 4:20?

    Adores: 4
  10. 2011 September 5
    ToBScholarly permalink

    That kid looks like he is 10. Which makes me feel awful for even reading the subtitle.
    I am not going to the corner. I am going to hell.

    Adores: 5
  11. 2011 September 5
    Windrose permalink

    I like the way the tv appears to be levitating off the floor and away from the wall. That’s a hard on to do.

    Yes, I have already selected a comfy chair in the corner.

    Hi, Mr. Ebert! *waves*

    Adores: 6
  12. 2011 September 5

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Gozilla!!!!!!!!!!!

    Adores: 5
  13. 2011 September 5

    “But I thought Gamera was supposed to be a FRIEND to all the children!”

    Adores: 2
  14. 2011 September 5

    America’s hat should be put in the corner for this ad.

    Adores: 3
    • 2011 September 5
      Windrose permalink

      America’s hat’s hat reads NATIVE. Just thought I should point that out.

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 September 5

        So does that mean the hat is native, or the hat’s hat is native? I’m so confused!

        And why are there subtitles, by the way? Just in case you think you misheard the announcer you’ll know for certain that he just asked the unfortunate on screen if ‘it is still hard?’

        Adores: 0
        • 2011 September 5

          Comment editor isn’t working… can you change that to “unfortunate” I don’t know why that “ly” snuck in there, other to reassure everyone that I am truly related to Taco.

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 September 5
          Windrose permalink

          Done. I think Jen has an answer about the subtitles.

          Adores: 0
  15. 2011 September 5
    Grampdaddy permalink

    This is not really a Canadian program. If it were, the text would read “Is it still hard, eh?”

    I’ll be over to the corner in a minute, eh….

    Adores: 9
  16. 2011 September 5
    subbie_333 permalink

    Do all the ads for TVs on Kijiji show a lion like this one?

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 September 5

      lion? but he doesn’t have any stripes!

      (all I see is a chubby kid in a hat)

      Adores: 5
      • 2011 September 5
        subbie_333 permalink

        What?!?!?!? Are you saying that’s not-a-lion?!??!

        Adores: 3
  17. 2011 September 5
    CoffDrop permalink

    Did anyone else notice that the clock is about 18 minutes slow?

    Adores: 2
  18. 2011 September 5

    For my next trick, I shall pull the tablecloth out from under this television without – I repeat without disturbing the disturbing image on the screen! Wait… why is everyone leaving?

    Adores: 6
  19. 2011 September 5
    Lou Stool permalink

    I seriously don’t get why the subtitles are there. This show is airing on APTN, which stands for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (look at the bottom right corner), the kid confused about his hard-on is Native, and his hat proudly is as well. I’ve been telling you for over a year how bad Canadian tv is. At least now I have some proof to back me up.

    Adores: 2
    • 2011 September 5
      Jen permalink

      Would the subtitles be because he’s speaking an aboriginal tongue? Or French (in an English-speaking part of Canadialand)?

      Although I did once see a doco about… something*, that interviewed a little girl of about ten, speaking with the most cut-glass, public-school accent I’ve ever heard – every word sharp and clear – and it was subtitled. Fair dues, it was an American documentary, but it wasn’t like she was Cockney or a Scouser; maybe producers just think “accents are hard, ergo anyone not speaking with standard mid-Atlantic tones will be Subtitled”.

      *Probably bees. Or ninjas. Or ninjabees!!!

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 September 5

        Because… you know, ninjas (which I drew)

        http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr2qdtigd11qhqodco1_500.jpg

        If the llama-nun wants to use this as a design I have a high-res version I can e-mail in 🙂

        Adores: 7
        • 2011 September 5
          Windrose permalink

          O Llama-nun, we humbly beseech thee, please accept Silva’s beautiful offering and put it on a t-shiRt and or hoodie. Amen.

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 September 5
          Jen permalink

          Holy crapsicles! This is awesome, cute and terrifying, all in one handy dandy design!! Silva, you’re awesome. 🙂

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 September 5

          Clothing, and on mugs. 🙂

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 September 5
          Lou Stool permalink

          Brilliant! I’d applaud, but I have no hands because, you know….ninjas.

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 September 5

          Wasn’t meant to be terrifying, Jen. It’s why I drew a tiny doll-like ninja instead of a Mortal Kombat style one.

          Adores: 2
        • 2011 September 5
          Jen permalink

          But it IS terrifying! Because, you know… ninjas.

          (Ok, this ninja is awful cuddly-looking, but still, I would not hug a ninja. Was this not part of your school curriculum? Don’t cross the road without looking both ways, no running with scissors, and never, ever, hug a ninja. OR I’m getting ninjas and bears confused again.)

          Adores: 3
        • 2011 September 5
          Grampdaddy permalink

          Jen – in my school district the rule was “Never hug a bear (or was it bare) Ninja with scissors while running both ways.”

          Glad to be of help.

          Adores: 4
  20. 2011 September 6
    Windrose permalink

    LL, you may now leave the box. Punchity Punch Punch.

    G’Night, Winnipeg!

    Adores: 0
    • 2011 September 6
      LimeLolly permalink

      Ooof

      (insert silly, lisping remark here)

      Adores: 1
  21. 2011 September 6

    Sad, but true – I’m not above making the obvious, “That’s what SHE said” reference for this one. Almost can’t believe someone else didn’t jump on it already! (That’s whats she, etc. etc. etc.)
    Also feel a burning pedantic need – which kinda sounds like something for which you’d need a course of Penicillin – to point out that, no, the ‘u’ in colour is not extraneous. It’s just that they can actually spell in Canadia, apparently. Unlike the rest of North America, our Maple-loving cousins have not made an art of choosing to be wrong, simply to be in possession of the opposing point of view. And that.

    Now to sit back and have my obvious and inevitable post-spelling-rant spelling error that I missed pointed out to me…

    Adores: 2

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