Cancer Comic Strip

My name is Suzan St Maur and I've had cancer twice. I find that humor helps me get through my cancer, and from what I understand it helps many others too. This blog is dedicated not to information about the disease, but to cancer warriors and their relatives/friends who just want some cheering chuckles. By all means share your funny stories and jokes with us - email them to suze @ (If you want to know more about me see my profile on here or

Monday, March 06, 2006

Cancer prevention - are we doing enough?

My cousin Alyson in Ottawa brought a recent CBC TV programme about cancer to my attention and I was fascinated to read the hardcopy version on the CBC website, click here to view. It really does make you think about the politics surrounding cancer and all the other potentially menacing issues that might stand between us being healthy, and not.

But hey, we're not here to get down about cancer, so let's have a laugh about Canada instead ... (and being a Canadian myself, of course I have a good sense of humor about it!)


The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

70 above (23 C)
Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
Canadians go swimming in the Lakes.

60 above (16 C)
North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
Canadians plant gardens.

50 above (10 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians sunbathe.

40 above (5 C)
Italian & English cars won't start.
Canadians drive with the windows down.

32 above (0 C)
Distilled water freezes.
Lake Superior's water gets thicker.

20 above (-5)
Florida puts on coats, thermal under wear, gloves, and woolly hats.
Canadians throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above (-10 C)
Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
Canadians have the last cook-out before it gets cold.

0 degrees (-18 C)
People in Miami all die...
Canadians lick the flagpole.

20 below (-30 C)
Californians fly away to Mexico.
Canadians get out their winter coats.

40 below (-36 C)
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Guides in Canada are selling cookies...door to door.
And Winnipeggers are still barbecuing

60 below (-51 C)
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

80 below (-63 C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadians rent some videos.

100 below (-74 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the beer keg.

297 below (-184 C)
Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands.

460 below (-275 C)
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Winnipeg start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

500 below (-297 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Leafs win the Stanley Cup


Well ... not so sure about the Leafs there, but the rest is all true, of course ...

Have a good week



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