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OH, CANADA! • by Torin Michael Johnson

He ran into the Oval Office in a mad craze.

Much to the President’s surprise, he manically stumbled to the desk and cried, “Mr. President, Canada was just annihilated. It’s gone!”

As he wept while cradled in a ball, the President leaned back in his chair and said to himself, “Huh, so that’s what that button does.”


Torin Michael Johnson is a civil engineer who maintains his passion in creative writing, martial arts and helping people.


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OH, CANADA! • by Torin Michael Johnson, 2.6 out of 5 based on 30 ratings
Posted on July 1, 2013 in Humour/Satire, Stories
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8 Responses to “OH, CANADA! • by Torin Michael Johnson”


  1. Liz Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Perfect! I’m against the ever-shortening attention span of modern short stories in general but it’s good to have one really short one for a change – and a total whammy

  2. Michael Stang Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Ooh, the Canucks are going to get you, you know that?

    Naughty, naughty–brilliant!

  3. Tina Wayland Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Remove “manically” and it’s a perfect little piece! Dang, though. I was hoping to get to Niagara Falls next week.

  4. Roberta SchulbergGoro Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I think use of the word “maniacally” is excellent since Kanada is celebrating a July first and still there. It’s good the President kept his cool. Why did he call the maniac a button? I guess, though, the maniac is on his way out.

  5. Paul A. Freeman Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Although this story is a variation of an old joke, it’s still quite funny.

  6. Carl Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Dumb! I like it!

  7. Izzy David Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Made me laugh!

  8. Nick Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Too long.

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