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  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:

    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Like some sort of raptor or the Great panda, Rad cannot properly initiate egg preparation if she senses a disturbance within her environment.
  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Thomamales. . .you may be with present tomorrow.

    No worries. My Secret Satan is still waiting for what I sent to make it's way through customs.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

    It's hard to define precisely, but I tend to consider anything aimed at tourists, but with little to no relation to it's location, to be "touristy". Disney World, for example, could really be anywhere, it's only incidentally in Florida.

    Also included is anything that is connected to its location, but which locals would have no reason or desire to visit. This encompasses most tourist trap places

    You're just a better educated/upperclass tourist, mate. What you hate is the things working class/lower educated people love and what you like is what they are not interested in.

    I think the politically correct term for your kind is 'traveller', but it just means you're a tourist who is interested in culture, arts and more authentic experiences.

    Can you elaborate more on the stereotype? I've always been curious about it. Kind of like how i've always wanted to hear English from the perspective of someone who doesn't speak english. Like what does it sound like when someone is pretending to speak english. i want to know :(

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

    It's hard to define precisely, but I tend to consider anything aimed at tourists, but with little to no relation to it's location, to be "touristy". Disney World, for example, could really be anywhere, it's only incidentally in Florida.

    Also included is anything that is connected to its location, but which locals would have no reason or desire to visit. This encompasses most tourist trap places

    You're just a better educated/upperclass tourist, mate. What you hate is the things working class/lower educated people love and what you like is what they are not interested in.

    I think the politically correct term for your kind is 'traveller', but it just means you're a tourist who is interested in culture, arts and more authentic experiences.

    Oh, I wouldn't say I wasn't a tourist, however in my experience it's more interesting to do stuff that is not specifically aimed at tourists. Whether people that actually live locally go to places is a useful guide, I find.

    EDIT: Scotland is filled with tourist traps, so I may have a particularly strong aversion to them.

  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I mean, all I get from people from other countries is my one British friend making fun of me for things when we get to talk. And maybe now some locals telling me I'm white.

    For some reason I get the feeling Americans tend to be funny to a lot of other people from other countries. >>

    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Like some sort of raptor or the Great panda, Rad cannot properly initiate egg preparation if she senses a disturbance within her environment.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:

    What?

    Flip on the TV. What do you see? Suburbia. White people in pastel coloured clothing. Children are either preppy, emo, gothic or wigger.

    I always thought it was just a stereotype just like you yanks think the Dutch walk around on clogs being stoned 24/7, but staying the night in motels in small towns between Boston and NYC and I saw a lot of people who walked right out of The OC or MTV.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Can you elaborate more on the stereotype? I've always been curious about it. Kind of like how i've always wanted to hear English from the perspective of someone who doesn't speak english. Like what does it sound like when someone is pretending to speak english. i want to know :(
    Uhm, everyone I know speaks at least a few words of English, so we don't have pretend English like there's pretend-German (Chaplin), pretend-Swedish (Muppets) etc.

    Classic American stereotype is the cowboy, modern stereotype is MTV.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:
    Well if there's one thing America is known for it's funny clothes. If there are two things that America is known for, they're funny clothes and breakdancing.

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    Hello, [chat]

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bama wrote: »
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:
    Well if there's one thing America is known for it's funny clothes. If there are two things that America is known for, they're funny clothes and breakdancing.

    Would the third be obesity? I would assume that would be number 1 with ignorance at 2 and arrogance and 3. I think you are not a true American Bama.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    Can you elaborate more on the stereotype? I've always been curious about it. Kind of like how i've always wanted to hear English from the perspective of someone who doesn't speak english. Like what does it sound like when someone is pretending to speak english. i want to know :(
    Uhm, everyone I know speaks at least a few words of English, so we don't have pretend English like there's pretend-German (Chaplin), pretend-Swedish (Muppets) etc.

    Classic American stereotype is the cowboy, modern stereotype is MTV.

    but.


    america is just like mtv. that's not a stereotype

    mtv style stuff is the most popular junk around. it's pretty much all you'll hear on the radio or see on the television. it is ubiquitous. we shape it. it shapes us.

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  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Aldo wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

    It's hard to define precisely, but I tend to consider anything aimed at tourists, but with little to no relation to it's location, to be "touristy". Disney World, for example, could really be anywhere, it's only incidentally in Florida.

    Also included is anything that is connected to its location, but which locals would have no reason or desire to visit. This encompasses most tourist trap places

    You're just a better educated/upperclass tourist, mate. What you hate is the things working class/lower educated people love and what you like is what they are not interested in.

    I think the politically correct term for your kind is 'traveller', but it just means you're a tourist who is interested in culture, arts and more authentic experiences.

    Oh, I wouldn't say I wasn't a tourist, however in my experience it's more interesting to do stuff that is not specifically aimed at tourists. Whether people that actually live locally go to places is a useful guide, I find.

    I know we have some PA people in FL but I'll ask my HS friends about anything particularly great about the east coast part they like to do/see/have heard good things about. Most of them are more inland in the big college towns (Gainesville, Tally, I think on or two in Jacksonville and one near Tampa) but they've had time to go places all around the state. A lot of it might be... college-scene spring break crap but a few tend to avoid those things and might have some ideas.

    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Like some sort of raptor or the Great panda, Rad cannot properly initiate egg preparation if she senses a disturbance within her environment.
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    I always thought it was just a stereotype just like you yanks think the Dutch walk around on clogs being stoned 24/7, but staying the night in motels in small towns between Boston and NYC and I saw a lot of people who walked right out of The OC or MTV.
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    When I was in Budapest this summer we were watching the Hungarian MTV where they dubbed that dating show. It showed two black men on a date with a blonde suntanned girl on a farm somewhere in Texas.

    Have you ever heard an Hungarian voice trying to come off as an African-American making a move on a blonde girl on a farm in Texas?

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:

    What?

    Flip on the TV. What do you see? Suburbia. White people in pastel coloured clothing. Children are either preppy, emo, gothic or wigger.

    I always thought it was just a stereotype just like you yanks think the Dutch walk around on clogs being stoned 24/7, but staying the night in motels in small towns between Boston and NYC and I saw a lot of people who walked right out of The OC or MTV.

    I guess. It's just not how I see it, I guess. Or, fuck, I don't know. It's weird. Like I see it, but view it different?

    Not that it bothers me. I can only imagine what sort of stereotypical people Quid and I will be when we get older.

    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Like some sort of raptor or the Great panda, Rad cannot properly initiate egg preparation if she senses a disturbance within her environment.
  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    Bama wrote: »
    Aldo wrote: »
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

    As an American, I am confused by this. D:
    Well if there's one thing America is known for it's funny clothes. If there are two things that America is known for, they're funny clothes and breakdancing.

    Would the third be obesity? I would assume that would be number 1 with ignorance at 2 and arrogance and 3. I think you are not a true American Bama.
    I don't know what you're talking about so I can only assume you're retarded.


    ...also I want a doughnut

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room

    ahaha

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I used to live near Tampa, and the only things that I remember enjoying were the beach (which you can go in MANY other places) and Ybor City. Other than that, Tampa is pretty dull and about the same as any other large city. I'm sure there are a lot of things to do there that I just didn't do, but I don't recall any. Granted I did live there from the ages of 18 - 20, so I was a young kid. Also I was a pothead. So... there you go.

    But I wouldn't ever go back there for anything other than friends.

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm all scrubbed up and shaved since for the first time since Christmas Eve. I feel much less like a hobo now :D

  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    When I was in Paris last year the only difference I noticed about the clothes locals wore was that they weren't as bright as those worn in America. Hell, I wore what I typically wore at home and people were often surprised that I didn't speak French (or at least not well enough for them to understand me).

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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    Hell, I wore what I typically wore at home and people were often surprised that I didn't speak French (or at least not well enough for them to understand me).
    Just in case any of you weren't aware, Taranis typically lounges around the house in a black-and-white-striped shirt, a red neckerchief, and a beret.

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    for more fake English, look no further than your average Chinatown or Koreatown; anything designed to be sold to Americans is plastered in random words that may or may not actually have anything to do with one another.

  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009

    Is...is that a trailer for sascha baron cohen's next movie?

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    When I was in Paris last year the only difference I noticed about the clothes locals wore was that they weren't as bright as those worn in America. Hell, I wore what I typically wore at home and people were often surprised that I didn't speak French (or at least not well enough for them to understand me).
    Do you live in a big city? I noticed people in NYC dressed a lot better than outside the cities.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bah, stupid friends. More like plague carriers.

  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    When I was in Paris last year the only difference I noticed about the clothes locals wore was that they weren't as bright as those worn in America. Hell, I wore what I typically wore at home and people were often surprised that I didn't speak French (or at least not well enough for them to understand me).
    Do you live in a big city? I noticed people in NYC dressed a lot better than outside the cities.

    also, liberals tend to dress more... continental....

    #someshit
  • tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    When I was in Paris last year the only difference I noticed about the clothes locals wore was that they weren't as bright as those worn in America. Hell, I wore what I typically wore at home and people were often surprised that I didn't speak French (or at least not well enough for them to understand me).
    Do you live in a big city? I noticed people in NYC dressed a lot better than outside the cities.

    proximity to Manhattan is no guarantee of fashion sense, but it generally does ensure that at least you'll feel more awkward about it if you don't have any fashion sense....

  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.

  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.
    I hear they live underground.

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    I dress like a 1700s colonial American.

    Bitch to put all that shit on in the morning.

  • HerrCronHerrCron Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.

    Yup.
    Tokyo is crazy, but in a good way.

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  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I dress like a 1700s colonial American.

    Bitch to put all that shit on in the morning.

    but one look at his ass in those tights and goddeammmmm. papa popped a woody, ya hear?

    #someshit
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bama wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.
    I hear they live underground.

    There's more people in Tokyo then there is in Canada.

    I find this terrifying for some reason.

  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Bama wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.
    I hear they live underground.

    There's more people in Tokyo then there is in Canada.

    I find this terrifying for some reason.

    are you counting moose?

    #someshit
  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    I was here all of 15 minutes and I already want to scream at a co-worker.

    I mean for fucks sake, bitch, you've been here 4 months and you're making the same mistakes you were making in week 1. It's really not that hard of a job.

  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    HerrCron wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    When I was in Tokyo, the only difference was everything.

    Yup.
    Tokyo is crazy, but in a good way.

    This is a city I plan on visiting at some point in my life. Japanese culture highly interests me.

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  • The Crowing OneThe Crowing One Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I was here all of 15 minutes and I already want to scream at a co-worker.

    I mean for fucks sake, bitch, you've been here 4 months and you're making the same mistakes you were making in week 1. It's really not that hard of a job.

    I'm about sick of work.

    Fuck. I have another 31.5 hours to go this week. Damnit.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm utterly disgusted with this job and the people I have to deal with. Just because it's a fucking mail room doesn't mean it should employ a cripple and 2 retards. I'd rather deal with illegals that don't speak english.

  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    This shaving set my sis got me is pretty awesome. My face smells great.

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