Overheard

Via Canadian blogger Colby Cosh:

7/27/05

Space shuttle astronaut to mission control: “Thought you’d like to know, Houston, that we’re just now crossing over into Canada. It’s a really beautiful view.”

CAPCOM to Discovery: “Canada? Is that the big country north of the U.S.?”

To get the joke, you have to know that CAPCOM on duty was Julie Payette, space veteran and Canada’s official Chief Astronaut.

You mean to tell me that’s a country above the U.S.? I thought it was a game reserve.

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