Only in Canada you say.... Pity

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  1. Rob Skeoch

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    If you don't remember that old Red Rose tea ad, then you probably never lived in Canada.

    If you do live in Canada you might find this interesting.

    I'm now able to sell the Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder system in Canada. I have the prices listed on my website.

    I have some stock we can play with coming in by this weekend... send me an email if you have any interest.

    -Rob
     
  2. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    ... Or you only had French TV available! :tongue:
     
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    Guilty as charged :smile:
     
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    I thought it was Tetley Tea.
     
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    Actually I living in Sudbury for a few years as a kid.... we had two stations.... CBC French and CBC English... I'm not sure if the French station had the ads or not.... if you watched that station you became a Canadiens fan, while the rest of the world were ... dare I say it out-loud... Leaf fans.
     
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    For years I was able to purchase Red Rose tea down here in NYC in just about any supermarket. Used to even have a collection of those little porcelin "charms" they put in the boxes.

    Not sure if I can still get it - but only because I haven't looked. My wife has "improved" my tea tastes beyond the orange pekoe blends so nowadays I favor a nice smoky Lapsong Suchang from one of the "specialty" purveyors! :wink:
     
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    :surprised: If there is one thing tearing this country apart, it must be that!
     
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    Still do! My dad said "they'll be worth something someday...and they actually are. Saw some in poorer shape than mine at an antique(!) store. I think they wanted $10 each.
     
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    This is good news Rob and the pricing is competitive too. Cool.

    MHV: you can tell the ex montrealers living here in Southern Ontario as they still root for the Habs and needle their Leafs fans buddies.

    Bill
     
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    As the saying goes you can tell it's spring because the buds are out.
     
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    That one hurts, I usally tease at least I saw my team (the Habs) win the stanley cup in my lifetime and in the 1970's beating the Soviets in person.

    Bill
     
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    Nah lots of 70s kids routed for the Habs. Some even for the Flyers :rolleyes:

    The way to tell Montrealers is they think baseball is a sport. :tongue:
     
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    Bobino circa 1958

    I don't recall whether Bonbino drank Red Rose.

    Cheers,
    Clarence
     
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    Nope, definitely Red Rose.
     
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    George: The Red Rose blend was downgraded ("New and Improved!") some time ago, so even if you could still purchase it in NYC, it wouldn't be the same.

    I'm with you, though on the favourite... Lapsong Suchang is my choice for black/fermented teas. I call it "peat moss tea"; a good Islay malt as a chaser seems appropriate.

    Earl
     
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    You're right. Tetley was the one with "The Tea that dares to be known by good taste alone" ad, I think when they were introducing it to Canada.

    I buy black Oolong tea from my favourite Chinese Store.
     
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    I grew up in Saskatchewan (70's) and most of us cheered for the Habs. One guy down the street was a Leaf's fan. We snow-balled his house regularly. I live in BC now and "Leaf's" is a four-letter word here.
    Anyways, what is a Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder system??
     
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    You lot better keep out of the sportsbar in Barbados- it's owned by the Senators. Good Dacquiris though.

    Mark
     
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    C'mon guys, admit it. We all watched the French CBC for one reason and one reason alone. If you tuned in long enough and stayed up late enough, you'd have a good chance at seeing a nipple. Those 70's Quebec movies were gold!!
     
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    I never understood the blind devotion of Leafs fans, I figure they all drank the kool aid.

    The Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder system is a 35mm rangefinder camera using the same lensmount as the Leica M mount Cameras (M7, M8, MP etc). It is made for Carl Zeiss by Cosina and the lens system has some really nice pieces of glass. The ZI system is priced between the Voightlander and Leica and to my knowledge Rob of Big Camera Workshops is the only dealer north of the imaginary line.

    I know where I am getting my 50 f2 Planar when I am ready to buy.

    PS I am partial to loose leaf earl gray from the House of Tea in Toronto.
     
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    If you stayed up long enough the baby blue movies came on City. :tongue:
     
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    :surprised::DBig Smile....remembers the old days...
     
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    Right!!! I forgot all about those!!
     
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    Sounds like a good challenge to me ... go down during the playoffs, watch at the bar while the Leafs eliminate the Sens once again, and have a good time. I'm sure Dave Cale would enjoy with me! :D
     
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    Ah. Well then, you deserve to be a Habs fan. :tongue: