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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:11
    When talking to the average Joe on both sides of the pond, it is
    quite amazing how similar the attitudes of English and Americans are
    regarding the world beyond their borders.

    For example:

    * Both see their currency as a matter of cultural identity, while it would
    make more sense for Joe the Plumber to have the Amero and for Larry
    the Sheep Banger to have the Euro.

    * Both eat simplistic, fattening, lame food and, still, consider it to be
    superior and/or take it and screw it up by adding their lousy local stuff,
    such as yellowish artificial cheese or boiled eggs.

    * Both have fat asses and get angry at the world

    * Both have a delirium of persecution, i.e. they feel everybody is after
    their lucky charms and/or the "bad guys" are after them because they
    feel so envious of their marvelous stuff.

    * Both loathe immigrants, even though the immigrants work as hard
    as their fore, fore, forefathers did while they, the current ones, sit and
    watch Idols.

    * Both lack the sensibility to learn other languages and inmerse in
    other cultures.

    * Both recognize as culturally worthy only those things
    sung/spoken/written in their own language.

    * Both are paranoid.

    * Both see themselves as superior, yet if they manage to reach a
    graduate education, it is in theater,
    graphic arts, or human resources... while the Pakistanis and the
    Chinese immigrants are the ones studying mathemathics, astronomy
    and neurosurgery.

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    DISCLAIMERS.

    (1) This post is not putting forward for debate the examples given, just
    the allegation in itself. If you want to debate the issues used as
    examples please abstain. After all, nobody cares what you think.

    (2) I apologize for the above lazy and unsubstantiated theory,
    particularly to all of you weirdos who take this debates forum too
    seriously. Maybe you don't have in real life anybody to listen to you, so
    this is all you got. Fair enough, I say.


    - - -

    This post was brought to you thanks to the kind sponsorship of the
    George W. Bush Foundation for Beauty Pageants' World Peace. We
    also would like to thank Rush Limbaugh for his observations when
    editing this post.
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 Sep '09 10:16
    English & Americans: similar world views?

    Let me get this clear. You want to compare the perspectives of one of the many ethnic groups in the United Kingdom to those of an amalgam of the literally 100s of ethnic groups in the U.S.?

    Why?

    Why not nationality v nationality? Or ethnicity v ethnicity? Why the mismatch?
  3. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:16
    Ay, caramba!
  4. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    English & Americans: similar world views?

    Let me get this clear. You want to compare the perspectives of one of the many ethnic groups in the United Kingdom to those of an amalgam of the literally 100s of ethnic groups in the U.S.?

    Why?

    Why not nationality v nationality? Or ethnicity v ethnicity? Why the mismatch?
    My lazy and unsubstantiated theory uses "the average Joe" as its sample.

    It is so vague that it could easily be interpreted as a comparison between
    Trailer Park Joe and Larry the Chav.

    Or between Godzilla and Ultraman.

    In any case, I am right and you are wrong. I am off to watch Idols.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 Sep '09 10:19
    Originally posted by Seitse
    My lazy and unsubstantiated theory uses "the average Joe" as its sample.
    Why do you seek to restrict to the "the average English Joe"? Why the ethnicity factor?
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why do you seek to restrict to the "the average English Joe"? Why the ethnicity factor?
    Sorry, I made an edit before you replied.

    there's the answer.
  7. 25 Sep '09 10:28
    Originally posted by Seitse
    When talking to the [b]average Joe on both sides of the pond, it is
    quite amazing how similar the attitudes of English and Americans are
    regarding the world beyond their borders.

    For example:

    * Both see their currency as a matter of cultural identity, while it would
    make more sense for Joe the Plumber to have the Amero and for Larry
    the Sheep ...[text shortened]... We
    also would like to thank Rush Limbaugh for his observations when
    editing this post.[/b][/b]
    And the world will stop if it were not for the mighty Mexico !!!
    Industrial revolution ... ?? no Mexico.. there i can think of...
    Jet engine.....?? again no Mexico ..
    The computer ....??? no ...
    Space flight ...?? no
    Medicines ...no
    Television ...no
    Telephone ...?? no
    Tarmac ...?? no
    I could go on and on and on ,apart from Tequila and Fajita,s and Bandits in cowboy films , what has Mexico ever donated to the good of this world ??
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    25 Sep '09 10:31
    Originally posted by FMF
    English & Americans: similar world views?

    Let me get this clear. You want to compare the perspectives of one of the many ethnic groups in the United Kingdom to those of an amalgam of the literally 100s of ethnic groups in the U.S.?

    Why?

    Why not nationality v nationality? Or ethnicity v ethnicity? Why the mismatch?
    He's clearly talking about Joe the Plumber and Larry the Sheep Banger. Are you slow or something?
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    25 Sep '09 10:32
    Originally posted by phil3000
    And the world will stop if it were not for the mighty Mexico !!!
    Industrial revolution ... ?? no Mexico.. there i can think of...
    Jet engine.....?? again no Mexico ..
    The computer ....??? no ...
    Space flight ...?? no
    Medicines ...no
    Television ...no
    Telephone ...?? no
    Tarmac ...?? no
    I could go on and on and on ,apart from Tequila and Fajita, ...[text shortened]... Bandits in cowboy films , what has Mexico ever donated to the good of this world ??
    But if they take all the jobs away from Americans, then they must be good for something, right?
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 Sep '09 10:32
    Seitse, you've already got your Specimen A "bristling English twit".
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:33
    Originally posted by phil3000
    And the world will stop if it were not for the mighty Mexico !!!
    Industrial revolution ... ?? no Mexico.. there i can think of...
    Jet engine.....?? again no Mexico ..
    The computer ....??? no ...
    Space flight ...?? no
    Medicines ...no
    Television ...no
    Telephone ...?? no
    Tarmac ...?? no
    I could go on and on and on ,apart from Tequila and Fajita, ...[text shortened]... Bandits in cowboy films , what has Mexico ever donated to the good of this world ??
    Provision of prescription drugs (without prescription) for the army of
    zombies. A very important societal role, I would say.

    What are the feelings of the average chav regarding Mexicans, by the
    way? I've always wanted to ask. Thanks for your views.
  12. 25 Sep '09 10:34
    Originally posted by phil3000

    I could go on and on and on ,apart from Tequila and Fajita,s and Bandits in cowboy films , what has Mexico ever donated to the good of this world ??
    Graffitti
  13. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Sep '09 10:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Seitse, you've already got your Specimen A "bristling English twit".
    Zed? It's Maynard. The spider just caught a coupl'a flies.

    - - -

    .... aaaaaaaand the second specimen just arrived!
  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    25 Sep '09 10:37
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Graffitti
    Americanes eunt domus!
  15. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 Sep '09 10:37
    Originally posted by Palynka
    He's clearly talking about Joe the Plumber and Larry the Sheep Banger. Are you slow or something?
    People who indulge in bestiality should be compared to others who indulge in bestiality. The slow should only have discursive intercourse with the slow. Plumbers' quotes should always be compared and discussed before contracting one.