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Why Oklahoma/Arkansas and Saskatchewan belong together!

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 02:53 PM
Why Oklahoma/Arkansas and Saskatchewan belong together!

This is truly a example based upon why our ancestors chose the geo-sociological-placement of the middle of nowhere.

I read this when looking for a job at parks Canada and looking at my hometown of Valmarie, Saskatchewan.

Having spent most of my life drifting from Oklahoma/Arkansas and back to Saskatchewan I see why I feel so damn comfortable in those states.

My Grandma told me the story of my family and Uncles feeding Sitting Bull and his family which seems to have historical context.


Artifacts of native civilization are significant. In 1877, Tatanka Iyotake – Sitting Bull – crossed from the USA into Canada along the Frenchman River (which flows through Val Marie) after his victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn.

This is wild in the sense that my family is still very connected to the native community (I married into a french/matee family...then Mexican...then Chickasaw)and of course all sorts of old ladys in between...anyhow.

Then reading this from Tourism Saskatchewan takes the cake...this basicaly wraps up the attitude of all people in the middle of North America from Mexico to Northwest Territories. (Sask used to be part of)

Issued by the Saskatchewan Tourism Bureau

To all visiting citizens of the U.S., other provinces, territories and holdings.
In order for your visit to our province to be pleasant, safe and
uneventful (yes, we like it that way) please read and adhere to the
following guidelines:

1) Don't order filet mignon or pasta primavera at a small town cafe.
It's a diner. They serve breakfast 24 hours a day. Let them cook
something they know. If you upset the ladies in the kitchen they'll
kick your ass.

2) Don't laugh at the names of our little towns (Climax, Love, Prince
Albert or Pilot Butte) or we will just HAVE to kick your ass.

3) Don't order a bottle or a can of soda. Up here it's called Pop.
Accept it. Doing otherwise can lead to an ass kicking.

4) We know our heritage, are literate, educated and generally a lot
nicer. Don't refer to us as a bunch of hicks or we'll kick your ass.

5) Don't laugh at the Moose Jaw Moose. Anything that inspires
tourists to buy 50,000 postcards can't be bad. When you're in Moose Jaw
don't point at the huge genitalia on the giant moose or we'll kick your ass.

6) We are fully aware of how cold it gets here in the winter, so shut
the hell up. Just spend your money and get the hell out of here or
we'll kick your ass.

7) Don't order the vegetarian special at the local diner. Everyone
will instantly know that you're a tourist. Eat your steak well-done like
God intended and have some potatoes with that, for cripe's sake! Also,
don't ask what a prairie oyster is or we'll kick your ass.

8) Don't try to fake a Saskatchewan accent. We don't have an accent.
Do NOT mention Grant Devine, Bryan Mulroney or Jean Chretien as that
will incite a riot and you will get your ass kicked by a mob.

9) Don't talk about how much better things are at home because we
know better. Many of us have visited big-city hell-holes like Detroit,
Toronto, and LA, and we have the scars to prove it. If you don't
like it here, Air Canada flies out of the province twice a day. Move
your ass on home before it gets kicked.

10) Yes, we know that ice fishing is "not your thing." We don't
care. If you don't understand the beauty of being out on a lake when
it's -15 degrees then you should go home and try fishing in New York
Harbor. Also, don't hog the heater in the fish house or we'll kick
your ass.

11) Don't complain that most of Saskatchewan is flat and that there
aren't enough trees. If you whine about OUR scenic beauty we'll
kick your ass all the way back to gorgeous Cleveland.

12) Don't ridicule our mannerisms. We only speak when spoken to. We
hold doors open for others. We offer our seats to old folks because
such things are expected of civilized people. Behave yourselves
around our sweet, little grey-haired grandmothers or they will kick
some manners into your ass just like they did ours.

13) So you think we're quaint or losers because most of us live on
the prairie? That's because we have enough sense to not live in
filthy, smelly,crime-infested cesspools like New York or LA. Make
fun of our fresh air and we'll kick your ass.

14) Last, but not least, DO NOT DARE to come out here and tell us how
the prairie should "go back to the buffalo." This will get your ass
shot (right after it is kicked) .

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 03:12 PM
For what its worth a good ass kicking is priceless and should become a master card commercial.

Just ask Hunter Thompson...he probably deserved a good ass kicking.

I have and my mama agreed.

hell...I have had my ass kicked a few times and most of the time...besides my mama...or grandma...granddad never did...he understood that a man does not EVER hurt a kid...mama's at least most of the ones I have had the pleasure of having my ass kicked by really can't hurt you anyhow thats why you never stirke back...those are the rules.

But back on topic my first ass kicking was given to me (outside of my Grandma kicking my ass for shootingby the bull with a pellet gun) Sister Marie for being stupid enough for licking the doorhandle of Val Marie school when I was thirsty and the doorhandle was frosty.

Its called natural selection.

Anyhow, Lindsey Collier thought that was funny so I kicked his ass.

At least thats how I remember it.

What say you does Mama know best or should we let the whole world run riot?

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 03:19 PM
That is funny. I've lived in Oklahoma my whole life. There is beautiful places and great people here for the most part. I visitied British Columbia for a week of fly fishing up in mts. Some of the nicest people up there...

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by lambs to lions

When i got back to sask regina I spoke to a cop who asked me if i was a biker.

i said no I was raised partly in Val Marie but lived mostly in OK an Ark.

Translate...Do you want yo ass kicked?


Anyhow gotta say that the whole of the midwest is pretty much the same.

long and short my red haired 9 month old wants this notebook so i am fvending him off and typing with one finger...he has a hold of my grey beard

god bless ya all

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 04:13 PM
reply to post by whiteraven
I feel like I would fit in.
God help me if I didn't, I would be in for an ass-kicking.

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by butcherguy

im lisenimg to jj cale from tulsa....i hung with dickie simms....

he will give you the message

scandavnavia people know woop woop lol

anyhow my red haired son still haz hold uv me gray beard

long live jj cale

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 05:33 PM
al;so the tricvk is to outlast tulas born red haired boy just konked out with a fisfull of gray hair...

one finger...hey dickie where is hayden is he dead?

well he needs boy going to sleep as am i

seista is a good mexican thaungggg!

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 05:36 PM
hey springer

im ah lisenen to They call me the breeze" by JJ from OKLA...are ya a sooner or a doomer!???

the south is rizen like bisquits on sunday

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 05:56 PM
Now if yo ever in oklahoma ya better move right on along

JJ Cale

posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:20 PM
Being a native Oklahoman, I grew up believing we should love our brothers and sisters. In Arkansas, that statement requires precise clarification.

Just joking, Razorback fans!

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 11:38 PM
reply to post by Truth1000

Well the above is a Prometheus Rising exorcise...Robert Anton Wilson...get drunk and act absurdly belligerent....but I wanted to make it my own so I tired to make it somewhat comical as well as true to where I have mostly lived.

Hence Ark, Oklahoma and SK.

In the exercize you "mark out a territory"....but it is probably just best to rea d the book.

I want to complete all of the exercises and at the end see if I can measure

[edit on 21-4-2010 by whiteraven]

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