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America!!!

JansonJanson Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Singularity Engine++
Well, we have had two (thoroughly abysmal) British threads lately, but not an American one. Now most of you fine forumers are American and so I guess threads about it are mostly either unnecessary or, you could say, most threads are already American. But the purpose of this thread is to be more all-encompassing, and to celebrate the every day mundane and thoroughly American things you may take for granted. Unlike the British threads, I'm not going to be negative in this OP or in any of my posts. Even if it's about raccoons, those bastards.

So, here are a list of fine American things that I like very much:

Sunshine! Okay, this is from the point of view of living in California and not a more northern state, but it is very lovely indeed to see so many blue skies in winter.

Portion sizes: Most of the time this could probably be considered a negative, especially when you're only shopping for one or two people and you need celery but then half the celery ends up wilting before you can use it all up because no matter how much you like celery you can't eat two whole celery hearts in a week and they don't sell celery in portion sizes smaller than two hearts, but when planning a party or feeding a large party it's a boon to be able to buy whole sacks of rice or 5 lb bags of flour at ridiculously low prices.

Trader Joe's: Not only do they do wonderful organic foods, but they package everything up so beautifully, and they encourage you to use your own bags, too!

Hummingbirds! Endemic to the Americas and just so adorable; it's a real treat to see them in people's gardens.

In'n'Out: If you have a craving for a fast food burger, you can't really do better than this.

[strike]Dead raccoons[/strike]

Eggnog: Mm, delicious. I mean, I sadly have to refrain from buying it because it's so terribly fattening, but it's nice to know it's there.

Sweet potatoes, squash, blueberries; all of my favourite fruit and vegetables are native to the Americas. (I am deliberately omitting the potato, because I am not really a fan. That's right; I prefer mash, roast, and chips made from sweet potato, carrot, beetroot, parsnip; anything but actual potato.)

Closets: It is so lovely having a large enough space in which to store all your clothes, towels, suitcases and boxes of personal papers even in such a tiny apartment as ours. In the UK they'd have probably tried to convert it into a bedroom or something.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    FUCK YEAH!!

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    listen Janson,

    you cant go putting all those extraneous "u"s in words like "favourite" in a thread about America

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  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Americans are fat and stupid as is my understanding

  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    it's my favorite country.

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Things in America that I appreciate more after being in New Zealand:

    Pizza

    Free Wireless Internet

    A wide variety of breakfast cereals

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    listen Janson,

    you cant go putting all those extraneous "u"s in words like "favourite" in a thread about America
    I am trying to be positive here man don't kill my vibe

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    California isn't America, it's more like northern Mexico.

    That is unless you're near the coast. That might just be America.

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Woman you better like my country

  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie don't worry, you're cool! The Daytime DiscoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    hawaii doesn't have in-n-out or trader joe's

    every time we go on a trip there though, hella double doubles and uh
    stuff from trader joe's

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    listen Janson,

    you cant go putting all those extraneous "u"s in words like "favourite" in a thread about America
    I am trying to be positive here man don't kill my vibe

    sourry

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    listen Janson,

    you cant go putting all those extraneous "u"s in words like "favourite" in a thread about America
    I am trying to be positive here man don't kill my vibe
    Mori wouldn't permit me to buy tinned tomatoes until I called them canned tomaytoes

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Trader Joe's is great

    and In-N-Out is mmmmm

    especially neopolitan shakes

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    there ain't no fucking hummingbirds in new york

  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie don't worry, you're cool! The Daytime DiscoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    but we do have sunshine! and closets

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    Beasteh wrote: »
    *おなら*
  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    listen Janson,

    you cant go putting all those extraneous "u"s in words like "favourite" in a thread about America
    I am trying to be positive here man don't kill my vibe
    Mori wouldn't permit me to buy tinned tomatoes until I called them canned tomaytoes

    i think my head might explode from the cuteness of hearing a girl say "tinned tomAtoes"

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited December 2008
    i live in near chicago

    chicago owns

    and it is also in america

    so america owns???

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yes my points are California-centric, sorry

    But California is the bestest, how can they not be?

    (Hawaii looks sweet, though)

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    janson when are you coming to new york

  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    More people should visit Wisconsin

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    BBQ

    Not, like, the grill, but the style of food.

    To me BBQ is the ultimate American cuisine, even if it is very regional.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    i think my head might explode from the cuteness of hearing a girl say "tinned tomAtoes"

    It's pretty adorable

    but we're trying to teach her to be amurrican, dammit

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's too late Janson, you're now living in the US. As far as the rest of the universe is concerned you're probably fat and rich smoking cigars in a top hat while wearing a monocle.

    Guffaw'ing all around the place as you place down big red houses like the Monopoly pieces.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited December 2008
    More people should visit Wisconsin

    i lived in milwaukee for most of my life :rotate:

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Milwaukee's pretty cool

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  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You would like America wouldn't you, you turn coat!


    One thing I like about America is Bruce Campbell. Man that guy is awesome.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    More people should visit Wisconsin

    You guys have The Onion, I think

    and that's it

  • UrianUrian __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Yes my points are California-centric, sorry

    But California is the bestest, how can they not be?

    (Hawaii looks sweet, though)

    yes i am the best thank you

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    mori bring janson to new york

  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    More people should visit Wisconsin

    Why?

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    mori bring janson to new york

    buy us plane tickets

    and pay for a hotel

    and feed us

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    janson when are you coming to new york

    Sometime, like, seriously, we have to visit New York, so it's definitely on our list, but not right now :(
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    BBQ

    Not, like, the grill, but the style of food.

    To me BBQ is the ultimate American cuisine, even if it is very regional.
    Mmmm I am grateful that we live close to Alex's parents

    It means weekly invitations to meals for which his dad cooks the most delicious meats
    More people should visit Wisconsin

    Last winter I met a very lovely, sweet old couple who were flying out to see their son and grandchildren in Wisconsin and the airport staff saw fit to interrogate them for about forty five minutes I don't know maybe Wisconsin has more terrorists

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  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    It's too late Janson, you're now living in the US. As far as the rest of the universe is concerned you're probably fat and rich smoking cigars in a top hat while wearing a monocle.

    Guffaw'ing all around the place as you place down big red houses like the Monopoly pieces.

    And going "Whoops what was that tiny place I just crushed to death with my big red house?! Oh it was just England!"

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    mori bring janson to new york

    buy us plane tickets

    and pay for a hotel

    and feed us
    i will buy you street meat

  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Janson... you haven't seen beauty until you've visited Alaska. We *are* the biggest, and I know how you wimmin-folk are about size. (hehe)

  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    mori bring janson to new york

    buy us plane tickets

    and pay for a hotel

    and feed us
    i will buy you street meat

    You pay for roadkill?

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    mori bring janson to new york

    buy us plane tickets

    and pay for a hotel

    and feed us
    i will buy you street meat

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Janson

    come to West Virginia

    to truelly appreciate the greatness of america, you have to see the worst...est

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    County fair food.

    It's always horrible for you, but the best you'll ever have.

  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    More people should visit Wisconsin

    You guys have The Onion, I think

    and that's it

    And the Wisconsin Dells
    and cheese
    and beer
    and cows
    and one of the safest towns in America (sheboygan I think)

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dee Kae wrote: »
    County fair food.

    It's always horrible for you, but the best you'll ever have.

    Candy floss! I love that stuff.

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