Just in time for the holidays, Canadia, our delightful neighbor
to the north, invites all patriotic North American continentals to do
their Christmas shopping online at Canada's Shopping Mall, an apparently
state-sponsored skinny dip (and what isn't state-sponsored in the Great
White North?) into the murky waters of USA-style commerce.
Although Canada's best known exports are generally thought to be
hovercrafts, circus peanuts and censorship, at Canada's Shopping Mall
you'll find a tanatalizing selection of potential gifts for that very
special person in your life. Who, for instance, could resist this
charming little Royal
Canadian Mounted Police Bear? Available in brown, black or white,
and a steal at $19.99 CDN (approximately two bucks American), your
children will delight to the prospect of a tree full of Officially
Sanctioned Mountie Products under the tree at Christmastime!
"Discover Canada through a wide range of RCMP gift items," the page
advises, and here at Canada's Shopping Mall, you'll find every variety
of T-shirt, syrup decanter, and 100% suede RCMP baseball cap (complete
with British crown monogram) to help you discover the "strength, spirit
of adventure and pride of place associated with ... the close link
between Canadians and the rugged landscape in which they live."
But if you're not interested in RCMP memorabilia and just want to show
off your Canadian patriotism, that's OK too; the site features a huge
assortment of Canadian flags and
banners to hoist high come next Pierre Trudeau's Birthday Day.
Americans: be sure to snap up plenty of the Maple Leaf lapel pins
to be found here and stick them all over your clothes the next time you
visit Europe! Europeans love Canadians, and at current exchange rates of
15,000 Canadian Dollars to One US Dollar, now has never been a better
time to shop!
While you're here, make sure you check out the selection of humorous
shirts, mugs and greeting cards based around bear butts and giant
mosquitos; you'll never think of Canadians as dull and joyless
Check it out yourself!