Derby #34: Canada
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Canadaistan

Canadaistan
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JadenKale


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Re: Canadaistan


This makes no sense... it's not a communist country. *is confused*

xsiled


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JadenKale wrote:This makes no sense... it's not a communist country. *is confused*


immigration of non-westerners that have no intention of assimilating into their new homeland amirite?

peppersagooddog


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xsiled wrote:immigration of non-westerners that have no intention of assimilating into their new homeland amirite?




that never happens, it's an urban myth told around home depots late at night.

mjc613


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I hope the designer shows up to explain what this is about.

Since there are Cyrillic letters used, it looks like this is a statement about some policies in Canada that could be considered socialist - or communist. It's a shame that the backwards N was used, since it is the Long E sound in Russian, Bulgarian, etc.

But since there is an ISTAN at the end of Canada - and the year 2012 - it looks like the designer could be implying that Canada will be under Muslim rule by 2012.

Either interpretation is not likely to bring in the votes, but anything is possible. Hazel, please come explain!!!!

janitorjulius


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JadenKale wrote:This makes no sense... it's not a communist country. *is confused*


There's no C in USSR, eh?

AdderXYU


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janitorjulius wrote:There's no C in USSR, eh?


but there are three in CCCP

Spyder228


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I don't know I kinda like it.

sid3000


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From Wikipedia:

"In August 2007, Canadian sovereignty in Arctic waters was challenged following a Russian expedition that planted a Russian flag at the seabed at the North Pole. Canada has considered that area to be sovereign territory since 1925."

Maybe the shirt has influence on current affairs revolving Russia? Hence the unique lettering? Nationalism anyone?

mjc613


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sid3000 wrote:From Wikipedia:

"In August 2007, Canadian sovereignty in Arctic waters was challenged following a Russian expedition that planted a Russian flag at the seabed at the North Pole. Canada has considered that area to be sovereign territory since 1925."

Maybe the shirt has influence on current affairs revolving Russia? Hence the unique lettering? Nationalism anyone?

We tried to get that answer earlier, the designer remains mute. The ending "Istan" has nothing to do with Russian, by the way, but I can't be positive if the designer knew that.

Hazelnuts


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this shirt doesnt mean anything. i was just trying to think of different shirt ideas and i thought it would be funny to portray canada as a communist country. then i started thinking russia really isnt far from canada...

mjc613


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Hazelnuts wrote:this shirt doesnt mean anything. i was just trying to think of different shirt ideas and i thought it would be funny to portray canada as a communist country. then i started thinking russia really isnt far from canada...

The countries that end in "istan" are not Communist. Some countries were part of the former Soviet Union now have names with "istan" at the end, but that is to show that they are now free to express themselves and their religion, not because of their politics.

Hazelnuts


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mjc613 wrote:The countries that end in "istan" are not Communist. Some countries were part of the former Soviet Union now have names with "istan" at the end, but that is to show that they are now free to express themselves and their religion, not because of their politics.


i know, this shirt really means nothing. canada was a hard theme. looking forward to the new theme tomorrow

sid3000


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I would just buy this shirt for the sake of ambiguity. I would enjoy the questions and comments I would get from wearing it on a regular basis.

Hazelnuts


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sid3000 wrote:I would just buy this shirt for the sake of ambiguity. I would enjoy the questions and comments I would get from wearing it on a regular basis.


it would be pretty fun to wear

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