O.K., here’s one that’s been bugging me for some time. As every Canadian schoolkid knows the reason your president’s official residence is called ‘The White House’ is because of us. During that unpleasantness in 1812 a bunch of our boys took a rowdy sightseeing trip to D.C., opened up a can of whup-ass on you, and left the place in a bit of a mess. As a result the abode at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was covered in white paint to hide the burn marks, bullet holes, urine stains (if they were true Canadians they were well fortified with decent beer) etc. Ever since it’s been referred to as ‘The White House". My question is this; is there an official name for it other than that, and/or what was it called before we blowed it up real good? And what colour is it under all that white?