Is it just Americans

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by vanity, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    As a foreign observer of all things "American" I can say that the most annoying and damaging thing is dummying down of any dissenting thought by mainstream media outlets.
    Pondering to the lowest denominator.
    Idiotic, formulaic Liberal VS Conservative drivel that I hear everywhere.
    Equating Socialist ideas with Communism and Dictatorship BS.
    And last but not least censorship, omitting and distorting of the information that comes from overseas. The extend and sophistication of political propaganda in this country makes Communist propaganda of Cold War era look like child-play.
     


  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    America-bashing gets really annoying. Especially from liberal shows like the Daily Show. As far as I know I think we're the only country (maybe Nigeria too) that has such a case of self loathing. And I think it's Lame.
    You don't travel much, do you? Do you really believe that you won't find similar sardonic humor mocking the government in power and home-grown foibles and attitudes generally in, say, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Canada, or Spain?
     


  3. Saucemaster

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    You don't travel much, do you? Do you really believe that you won't find similar sardonic humor mocking the government in power and home-grown foibles and attitudes generally in, say, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Canada, or Spain?

    Please, everyone knows that foreigners don't have a sense of humor.
     


  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    You don't travel much, do you?
    Sounds like he made it to Nigeria. Did Mrs. Eko transfer you her late husband's money yet, Jodum?
     


  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Please, everyone knows that foreigners don't have a sense of humor.
    Really? I thought it was that they don't bathe.
     


  6. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Don't bathe, don't have a sense of humor; what's the difference? [​IMG]
     


  7. Saucemaster

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    Really? I thought it was that they don't bathe.

    Common misconception. Non-Americans bathe frequently, but do so in human--or sometimes animal--sweat. [​IMG]
     


  8. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Also, foreigners bathe in groups. It's not sexual though, cause they don't have our puritanical hangups.
     


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    Also, foreigners bathe in groups. It's not sexual though, cause they don't have our puritanical hangups.

    I've become quite fond of saunas over the past couple months [​IMG]

    Unfortunitaley though, I doubt they'll ever become popular in North America...
     


  10. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Just look at Haggard.

    [​IMG]

    He so wants to be straight.



    His ears = his lover's handles


    Only in America...
     


  11. kimizz0

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    Vanity,
    Let's go on a face punching spree. It'll be fun.
     


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    Europeans have bidets which I think are brilliant!
     


  13. jpeirpont

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    Common misconception. Non-Americans bathe frequently, but do so in human--or sometimes animal--sweat. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  14. globetrotter

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    And last but not least censorship, omitting and distorting of the information that comes from overseas. The extend and sophistication of political propaganda in this country makes Communist propaganda of Cold War era look like child-play.


    I would say that, of the >75 countries that I have travelgin in, the US has more or less the most accurate and trustworthy press.
     


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    I love the idea of an American expatriate.
     


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