Stats Canada: Satire On A National Scale by Anonymous Stats CanadaStats Canada: Satire On A National Scale by Anonymous Stats Canada

Stats Canada: Satire On A National Scale

byAnonymous Stats Canada, Ben Bostelaar, Julia Davidovich

Paperback | October 29, 2013

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Canada ’s funniest online sensation

Canadians everywhere have been deeply confused by the irresponsible and wildly inaccurate data tweeted by Stats Canada since July 2012. While outrageously false, these hilarious “facts” unearth deep truths about Canadians and their culture.

For the over 200,000 people already following on Twitter, @stats_canada is a daily source of the funniest Canadian parody. Now, in their first book, Stats Canada satirizes everything from history, culture, and language to sports, entertainment, politics, weather, and much more.

With all-new features, graphs, maps, and other illustrations, Stats Canada has all the laughter you’ve come to expect, with only 10% recycled content!

35% of advice given in any Home Hardware does not come from an actual employee

67% of Canadians own summer snow pants

32% of Canadians can’t spell “tuque” but own at least four

56% of Manitobans are convinced they’ve travelled to the future when visiting other provinces

79% of Canadian teens don’t want to wear their winter coat, it’s not even that cold out

100% of Canadian hockey players give it 110% every game

65% of Canadian Instagram accounts include an artsy photo of a Tim Hortons cup

Disclaimer: The official Statistics Canada has taken no issue with the content of this book. They were too polite to object.

STATS CANADA is a team of writers and illustrators who regularly maintain the @stats_canada Twitter feed.
Title:Stats Canada: Satire On A National ScaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7 × 5.03 × 0.89 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143189069

ISBN - 13:9780143189060

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious!! Anyone who is Canadian and owns a twitter account is likely aware of the hilarious account @stats_canada; so it was much to my delight, when I discovered that they had created a book. Essentially "Satire on a National Scale" is a grade "A" example of Canadian humour at its finest; making jokes about our devotion for Tim Hortons all the way to the country's decidedly crazy weather. In its' sarcasm this book reveals little truths about the Canadian culture - ie. we do love hockey, and we do make fun of Toronto. I loved Stats Canada, it was a hilarious book that didn't take long to read. In fact, at times I was laughing out loud at the absurd [yet oddly true] look at Canada. I expect that non-Canadians may not find this book as humorous. Ultimately, "Stats Canada: Satire On A National Scale" is a wonderful and funny read - perfect for winter reading in your igloo whilst cuddling with your pet moose. My Rating: 3.5
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Canadian it hurts! 100% hilarious. I'm constantly quoting @stats_canada to my twitter-illiterate friends and family, it's great to be able to share this book with them (but also tell them to buy their own).
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I purchased this book knowing very litte about the back ground (such as the Twitter senesation). It blew my expectations. The "facts" are hilarious and based on enough truth to make them relatable! Every Canadian, fan of Canada or person planning a visit must read this!
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Are you Canadian and like funny stuff? Buy this! A book that pokes fun at our Canadianisms in a humourous way. These are the kinds of statistics that you'll want to quote to your family and friends!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hysterical and dumb, but in a good way. Great quality book, and full of hilarity. Something every Canadian needs to read.
Date published: 2013-12-30