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JM^3
14-07-2005, 00:02:33
When I read that DH was going to Canada was "oh shit, they are going to meet up"

and after hearing that DH is going to Calgary, I am still not convinced that there won't be some sort of meet up (Even accidental)

JM

KrazyHorse@home
14-07-2005, 02:22:53
asher's not in calgary; he's in Markham, Ontario

JM^3
14-07-2005, 03:35:18
he is now?

hmm, didn't know that

JM

Asher
14-07-2005, 05:09:57
I'm driving back to Calgary at the end of August.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 05:25:32
I've been to Calgary. It was nice but I think I liked Prince George better while Victoria beat them both like a red headed step child.

RedFred
14-07-2005, 05:30:16
It takes a truly sick mind to like PG. Although the area outside of PG is nice. Barkerville, Wells, the Bowron Lakes, etc.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 05:33:00
You forget I'm a geologist. I like the great outdoors and PG has lots of it.

RedFred
14-07-2005, 05:39:10
Definately a lot of great outdoors. I would have thought the Parks (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, etc) would have been more geologically interesting.

I was hiking in an obscure part of Peter Lougheed and hit an area filled with fossils. Seems like every single rock had some for miles.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 05:40:17
Originally posted by RedFred
It takes a truly sick mind to like PG. Although the area outside of PG is nice. Barkerville, Wells, the Bowron Lakes, etc.

All he had to compare it to was Calgary.

Asher
14-07-2005, 05:42:19
Beats the hell out of most American cities. ;)

http://www.canadian-wellsite.com/images/Photo%20Gallery/Calgary.gif

RedFred
14-07-2005, 05:42:20
As a UofA grad, I totally understand your point of view.

RedFred
14-07-2005, 05:42:51
Erm.. NYE's pov.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 05:56:32
Originally posted by Asher
Beats the hell out of most American cities. ;)

That is a very pretty view. Too bad about the people.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:00:44
The people are even prettier.

It's because our air is cleaner, it's good for the skin.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 06:05:16
Originally posted by notyoueither
All he had to compare it to was Calgary.

And Victoria. Victoria came out on top.

I also stopped in Vancouver, Edimonton, and other cities though only to gas up with your high tax Canadian gas and to continue on.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 06:08:50
Originally posted by Asher
The people are even prettier.

Well, since you've gone to Toronto I guess it's improved.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:09:09
Edmonton sucked hard, didn't it?

The last time I was there I wanted to cry for the poor people there.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 06:10:53
Originally posted by RedFred
Definately a lot of great outdoors. I would have thought the Parks (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, etc) would have been more geologically interesting.

I was hiking in an obscure part of Peter Lougheed and hit an area filled with fossils. Seems like every single rock had some for miles.

Exposure is excellent throughout the western parts of Canada and the US. Some formations are of more interest, the Burgess shale in BC comes to mind as do several in Montana, but the whole area exposes archipelago arch docking very well and a few even show ancient subduction zone sequences. Geologically the whole area is a mess and so is highly interesting.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 06:11:31
Originally posted by Asher
Edmonton sucked hard, didn't it?

The last time I was there I wanted to cry for the poor people there.

You lose points on no introduction. Your insult simply came from nowhere.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 06:12:42
See, horns? Just don't bite the hook.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:12:46
Originally posted by notyoueither
You lose points on no introduction. Your insult simply came from nowhere.
It was in response to Oerdin mentioning he'd been to Edmonton.

Edmontonians, always thinking it's about you...

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 06:13:37
Ohh ho! Good one then.

Asshole.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:14:56
Calgary's runway is bigger than Edmonton's.

Top that.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 06:15:32
Originally posted by Asher
Beats the hell out of most American cities. ;)

http://www.canadian-wellsite.com/images/Photo%20Gallery/Calgary.gif

I'll let the "most American cities" part go since I've seen enough of the south and the midwest to not want to defend it. I draw the line at coastal cities of the Pacific or the blue states of the northeast though.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:16:08
I've lived in Northern California, I know how beautiful a lot of the cities are up there. :beer:

San Francisco, of course, is in a league of its own.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 06:21:44
Originally posted by Asher
Calgary's runway is bigger than Edmonton's.

Top that.

Edmonton is bigger than Calgary?

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:33:38
Originally posted by notyoueither
Edmonton is bigger than Calgary?
But it's not?

Calgary has 933,495 people (2004). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary
Edmonton has 707,271 people (2004). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton

Calgary is 712.14 km^2.
Edmonton is 683.88 km^2.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:39:27
Random, but cool:

Calgary in 1969:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/69_Calgary.jpg

Calgary in 2003:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Downtown_Calgary.jpg

RedFred
14-07-2005, 06:43:35
The Calgary pictures have been retouched. Flooding or ice fog is more typical.

Asher
14-07-2005, 06:46:54
Oh come on, you can troll better than that. Most years there's a drought, not flooding.

And Calgary isn't very foggy at all. but maybe my years near San Francisco taint my judgement...

Notice that there's no layers of smog like Toronto and Vancouver proudly show. ;)

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 07:16:58
Originally posted by Asher
But it's not?

Calgary has 933,495 people (2004). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary
Edmonton has 707,271 people (2004). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton

Calgary is 712.14 km^2.
Edmonton is 683.88 km^2.

Yes, but I'm talking CMA of 9,418 km^2 vs your small dick size of 5,083 km^2.

Oerdin
14-07-2005, 07:17:01
I'd like to go back to Calgary. It was an interesting city.

notyoueither
14-07-2005, 07:18:20
Interesting like penis piercing.

It's always fascinating when someone else does it.