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Jimmy Labatt - 2014-03-29

Awesome, thanks for submitting this!

I grew up in Pointe-Claire (just down the road from Dorion) and I was a HUGE fan of their ads. There was this one where the dude said "Shop at Dorion Suits and you have no hassle!," except he was French Canadian so it came out sounding like "Shop at Dorion Suits and you 'ave no ASSHOLE!"

Good times :)

sasazuka - 2014-03-29

I grew up in the same area as well. I remember when there were only 5 things in Dorion worth a damn, Dorion Suits, the Miss Dorion strip club/motel with the sign that had a topless woman that years of exposure to sunlight had given a greenish tinge to so she looked kind of like She-Hulk, the KFC (Poulet Frit Kentucky), the Silvery Moon Chinese restaurant, and the last McDonald's before the Ontario border.

Not that Aux Habits Dorion/Dorion Suits was really all that relevant to me as a kid other than thinking it must be something grander than it probably actually was because of all the local advertising.

According to one blog post where I found this ad, this was likely filmed at the Bar-B-Barn on des Sources in Dollard Des Ormeaux.

sasazuka - 2014-03-29

I'm not entirely sure what happened to Aux Habits Dorion/Dorion Suits, whether it went out of business or whether it was absorbed into a competitor. I think it stopped existing as "Dorion Suits" in the 1990s, though.

If I remember correctly, the old "flagship" store on Harwood Boulevard (Highway 20) is now a Caisse Populaire Desjardins credit union "bank": http://goo.gl/maps/vt1dX

Jimmy Labatt - 2014-03-29

Haha sweet, someone else who remembers that awesome sign! My dad would try to divert my attention from it whenever we passed through (even though he was probably a regular patron). Also, that fucking PFK (the term "Poulet Frit Kentucky" is so hilariously warped).

Been back that way recently? Has much changed? Haven't been down there in years. So many great memories though.

LONG LIVE THE BAR-B!! Best ribs in the country (also: Chenoy's has the best rotisserie chicken).

sasazuka - 2014-03-29

Eh, I'm in Ontario and the last time I visited Montreal was in October 2011.

The Vaudreuil part of the unified municipality of Vaudreuil-Dorion is a lot more built-up than it was when I was a kid, but that's more the part south of highway 40 but north of Cite des Jeunes.

The main drag of Harwood Boulevard in Dorion is still recognizable. KFC/PFK and McDonald's updated their architecture and other places have come and gone (like Dunkin Donuts, but that chain was hit hard by Tim Hortons all over Canada), but if you time-travelled from the 1980s, it's still the same eyesore it always was.

Except for Miss Dorion, which burned down in 2011, I think just a week or two prior to the last time I passed by, as there were still piles of burnt wood and rubble.

Old People - 2014-03-29

Why are almost all of the related videos about giant eels?

Scrimmjob - 2014-03-30

For me it's naked tittied amazon women, and then eels?

Father Avalanche - 2014-03-30

all of mine are aboot how to make paper planes

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-04-02

I got videos about making paper airplanes. Weird.

The Mothership - 2014-11-27

I love how it's a fashion shootout in the old west saloon.

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