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Old 03-03-2017, 09:27 AM
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XKCD Winnipeg shout-out

As a survivor of Winnipeg winters I found today's XKCD What-if hilarious. FWIW, it's not quite as bad as he makes out but Winnipeg winters are somewhat...brisk. I'll have to get my nephew to try this out; it'd be right up his alley.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:20 PM
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I lived in Winnipeg until 2014 - never was attacked by wolves.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:52 PM
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That's because they all froze at the intersection of Portage & Main.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:33 PM
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I lived in Winnipeg until 2014 - never was attacked by wolves.
I live in Fargo and I've never been attacked by wolves either. But there was one year when my wife drove past a moose on her way to work every day.

We named the moose "Olga".
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:51 AM
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The incessant wolf attacks were why I moved away from Winnipeg.

Also, I foresee that "Outcomes of Scientific Experiments in Canada" graphic being posted on university office doors throughout the country.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:53 AM
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I was hoping one of the mouse-overs* would be a My Winnipeg reference.

* Just discovered my spell checker thinks "moues" is a word. And it is. Plural of "moue". This is going to be my Word of the Day.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:16 PM
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My sister discovered the secret to a successful Canadian scientific experiment: do your research so far north the wolves would die of exposure before reaching you.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:38 PM
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I live in Fargo and I've never been attacked by wolves either.
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Have you been attacked by Steve Buscemi?
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:10 PM
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Have you been attacked by Steve Buscemi?
What's he look like?
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:24 PM
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What's he look like?
https://images.google.com/imgres?img...axd_joM:&w=900
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:29 PM
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What's he look like?
Two eyes and a mouthful of teeth flying in loose formation.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:57 PM
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I live in Fargo and I've never been attacked by wolves either. But there was one year when my wife drove past a moose on her way to work every day.

We named the moose "Olga".
I had a moose run by me when I was waiting for the bus to school one morning. They are just ridiculously big. I did not name it.

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Old 03-05-2017, 06:22 PM
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I've only seen a moose once, in a slough at the Moose Mountains, appropriately enough.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:29 PM
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I was hoping one of the mouse-overs* would be a My Winnipeg reference.

* Just discovered my spell checker thinks "moues" is a word. And it is. Plural of "moue". This is going to be my Word of the Day.
And I misread it initially as "moose-over".
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:42 AM
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I wrote a nice post on Saturday about how the wandering were wolves of Winnipeg are beginning to look better than paying rent in Vancouver, but Tapatalk is capricious.

Let me defend the city by saying if it were anywhere with a better climate I would move there immediately. I have very happy memories of living in Winnipeg, but I also remeber the cold. Once I purchased a burger at a drive through and the grease actually turned solid as I was eating it. Within a few blocks I felt as though I was eating a lard burger.

Another minus is the wind. I recall a wind storm where I saw a child's big wheel bike sailing past my third floor balcony.
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:06 PM
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I live in Fargo and I've never been attacked by wolves either. But there was one year when my wife drove past a moose on her way to work every day.

We named the moose "Olga".
Did your wife ever figure out where the moose worked?

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Old 03-07-2017, 01:57 PM
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Did your wife ever figure out where the moose worked?

Obviously, for this organization.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:53 PM
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Nailed it!
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:25 PM
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Did your wife ever figure out where the moose worked?

More importantly, was he accompanied by a flying squirrel?
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:12 AM
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Natasha, follw dis meat eating plant around and see vat he knows!

My wife's school had a moose run through the playground two weeks ago, and doing field work I've seen several wolf packs, things I can honestly say I didn't see in my entire time in Winnipeg. Saw plenty of cougars in Strawberries and the Big A though...
Winnipeg has a lot going for it, not the least of which is bragging rights for living in a climate so desperate to kill you. Any maroon can live in Vancouver or TO...
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:23 AM
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The constant reference to wolf/moose encounters, harsh winters and whatnot makes this thread sound like Xkcd's comic #1665: https://xkcd.com/1665/
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:39 AM
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I lived in Winnipeg until 2014 - never was attacked by wolves.
But were you doing research? Maybe what's needed is the combination of "Winnipeg" plus "researcher".
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