My favorite kind of trolling is self-trolling, and Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has already shown us that they’re really good at it. Now they’re back with a new set of stock photos that cover pretty much all stereotypes about Canadians. They are hilarious, free for you to download and use in your projects… Or you can just browse the gallery and have a good laugh.
So, what does Series Two of the stock photo gallery contain? It focuses more on cryptocurrencies, phishing, and market research. But worry not, lumberjacks, moose, hockey, and maple syrup are still there, pretty much in all photos. The gallery reminded me of Robin Scherbatsky of How I Met Your Mother and all the stereotypes about Canadians that she portrays in the series.
Just as before, you can choose from four image sizes, ranging from small 726 x 491 px to hi-res 5359 x 3623 px. All photos are free to download, but make sure to follow the terms for using them. You have to credit CIRA by adding “Photo by CIRA/.CA” and you’re not allowed to sublicense, rent, lease the photographs, or claim them as your work.
As I mentioned, self-mocking humor is my favorite. I do quite a lot of it, in fact, joking about some of my typical Slavic habits and my strong accent in English. I also highly appreciate it when someone can joke about themselves, and it looks like Canadians sure can. Here are some of my favorite photos from the new gallery, and I hope they’ll brighten up your day as they did mine.