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Topic: Top Ten differences between Europe and America
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jul 11, 2012 09:14AM)
1. The coffee is stronger. (And better ;))
2. Wine is cheaper than water.
3. Milk is usually sold with nearly 4% fat.
4. Europeans eat a lot of joghurt. And it is NOT fat-free.
5. In America you see a LOT more obese people.
6. Most boys throw like girls.
7. The cars are smaller.
8. Everyone knows who Rosa Parks was, but no one knows who Jackie Robinson was.
9. McDonalds is an expensive place to eat.
10. No one complains about socialized health care.

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Message: Posted by: mvmagic (Jul 11, 2012 09:48AM)
1. Indeed it is
2. Not everywhere in Europe! Still haven't found that bottle!
3. And it's great for cooking!
4. True, though even fat-free yoghurt is just as bad as its got aTON of sugar. Well it's good anyhow :)
5. That's true too, though Europeans are catching up
6. I guess...never had time to practice, was busy with musicals.
7. They are but that saves parking space!
8. Characters in a daytime soap..?
9. Kinda yeah.
10. True...or about tuition-fee free universities
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jul 11, 2012 10:13AM)
1. Yes. Yes, it is. And in Paris, there is an Espresso stand about every 30 feet.
2. And waiters can turn and pop a cork faster than I can turn a doorknob.
3. I would like to try it. Whole milk here (about 3.25% milk fat) is bottled with red caps, which psychologically says, "Stop!".
4. Most yogurt here is sweeter than pudding, and basically crap.
5. Americans are less likely to eat good food, and I think are geared to eating faster.
6. The visual image is great! Thanks for the observation. But, with the popularity of soccer over there (ok, football), the girls kick like men.
7. Ironically (see above), we have an over-abundance of soccer moms, who drive most of the large SUVs.
8. In Alabama, knowledge of both is a graduation requirement.
9. It is here too, for what you get. Maybe a better term would be "costly".
10. Here, everyone complains about everything.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 11, 2012 06:29PM)
1. The coffee served is smaller and not limitless. / The coffee is stronger. (And better ) have to disagree on that.
2. Gas is more expensive.
3. Eating in Restaurants is more expensive, including McDonalds.
4. Has a better rail / Mass transportation system.
5. More smelly people.
6. Wear tighter/more form fitting clothes. Not that I'm complaining
7. The guys wear their baseball hats without in curve in the brim.
8. Europeans have more vacation time.
9. Smoke more.
10. Has better stronger Beer.

Stone,
No one complains about socialized health care, because they're too busy complaining about America.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 11, 2012 06:32PM)
There has to be room for "People care about soccer" on the list.

Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 11, 2012 06:38PM)
"1. The coffee is stronger. (And better ;))" I haven't been to Europe, but I can only assume you haven't had coffee made by an Air Force Survival Instructor :)
"4. Europeans eat a lot of joghurt. And it is NOT fat-free." Me too! My favorite (though expensive here) is Icelandic Skyr (I know, not technically a yogurt, but very similar to Greek yogurt.)
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Jul 11, 2012 06:49PM)
Most common American complaint about Europe- Too many foreigners who can't speak English, so you have to talk to them slow and loud.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 11, 2012 06:51PM)
Lol. Especially in England!
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jul 11, 2012 06:57PM)
1. I don't drink the weak stuff so I'd REALLY hate the strong stuff.
2. Does that mean that wine is cheap or that water is very expensive?
3. I switched to fat free a couple of years ago so I'll bet the 4% would taste like drinking cream! (Not that that's a bad thing!)
4. What the hell is joghurt?
5. Very true. I'm sure I could blame some liberal policy on that but I'll refrain since Utah is very conservative and they certainly have more than their fair share!
6. Won't comment on this since I'll never think of a funnier response than mvmagic's.
7. Not a good thing.
8. We need a corallary. Who does everyone in Europe know that Americans don't?
9. Why would anyone eat their if it's expensive on top of the crap food???
10. Few people complain about something they 'think' they're getting for free.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 11, 2012 06:59PM)
Anybody else ever see that Southern American comic of Korean decent?
He has one of my favorite jokes where he introduces his Dad to somebody who does the slow and loud "Niiiice to meeet yooouuu."
His Dad asks what the person's doing and the comic says "She thinks she's speaking Korean." (I think it was a "she." Not important.)
I love that one. The heck was that guy's name?
Message: Posted by: Jeff J. (Jul 11, 2012 07:06PM)
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On 2012-07-11 14:51, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Lol. Especially in England!
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British accents are fine. I need subtitles for a Scottish accent :)
Message: Posted by: Slide (Jul 11, 2012 07:10PM)
Ask a waitress sometime what the biggest difference between the US and Europeans is. They'll tell you.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 11, 2012 07:16PM)
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On 2012-07-11 15:06, Old Scratch Johnson wrote:
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On 2012-07-11 14:51, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Lol. Especially in England!
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British accents are fine. I need subtitles for a Scottish accent :)
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Sounds like it's time for "Eleven!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMS2VnDveP8
Message: Posted by: Randy (Jul 11, 2012 07:32PM)
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On 2012-07-11 14:59, critter wrote:
Anybody else ever see that Southern American comic of Korean decent? ... The heck was that guy's name?
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You are probably thinking of Henry Cho. I think there is a younger guy out there right now as well.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Jul 11, 2012 07:57PM)
Two anomalies I observed in Europe:

1. The food was better in London than in Paris

2. We saw ZERO pastry shops in Paris, but one on every corner in London.
Message: Posted by: Slide (Jul 11, 2012 08:03PM)
"1. The food was better in London than in Paris "

LOL!

I've lived for extended periods in both places and things must have changed RADICALLY for this to be true.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Jul 11, 2012 09:05PM)
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On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
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Did everybody vote for him?
Just an observation.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 11, 2012 09:11PM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 17:05, Ray Tupper. wrote:
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On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
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Did everybody vote for him?
Just an observation.
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No, just tens of millions of people, and more than voted the white guy. Or either white guy in the previous election. If a unanimous election in your yardstick, I think even Kambiz would agree that racism will never disappear in America.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Jul 11, 2012 09:14PM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 17:11, LobowolfXXX wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 17:05, Ray Tupper. wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
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Did everybody vote for him?
Just an observation.
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No, just tens of millions of people, and more than voted the white guy. Or either white guy in the previous election. If a unanimous election in your yardstick, I think even Kambiz would agree that racism will never disappear in America.
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Or any other country in the world.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 11, 2012 09:14PM)
The spelling. :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 11, 2012 09:15PM)
Of course, if everybody voted for Obama, then we'd have to talk about the racist minorities who wouldn't vote for Romney, no doubt because he's white.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 11, 2012 09:19PM)
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On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
There has to be room for "People care about soccer" on the list.

Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
[/quote]There are Female heads of state.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Jul 11, 2012 09:22PM)
I don't know.You'd have to ask the black population.
How's your Hispanic candidate shaping up?
Message: Posted by: Slide (Jul 11, 2012 09:23PM)
"then we'd have to talk about the racist minorities who wouldn't vote for Romney, no doubt because he's white."

naw...cause he is mormon.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Jul 11, 2012 09:24PM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 17:19, motown wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
There has to be room for "People care about soccer" on the list.

Are there any black European heads of state, or is that just in racist ol' America?
[/quote]There are Female heads of state.
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Sexist ol' America.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 11, 2012 10:14PM)
Yes! :)
Message: Posted by: Jeff J. (Jul 11, 2012 11:41PM)
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On 2012-07-11 16:03, Slide wrote:
"1. The food was better in London than in Paris "

LOL!

I've lived for extended periods in both places and things must have changed RADICALLY for this to be true.
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Seriously. I spent 2 weeks in London and the food was..... It's bad enough they tend to name their establishments after vermin (I ate at the "Rat and Finch", but the food is... I honestly don't know how to describe it.

I came back here from London with a box of "Frozen Faggots" I got at a grocery store there to give to a gay friend of mine as a joke. Fortunately it was before 9/11, so they didn't strip search me for trying to smuggle frozen faggots on a plane. How ironic would that be? He still has that box to this day. :)
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jul 12, 2012 05:32AM)
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On 2012-07-11 14:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:
There has to be room for "People care about soccer" on the list.
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It's on the list by implication It's their love of soccer that causes them to have underdeveloped throwing skills, and their ignorance toward baseball--which is in part because of their love of soccer--causes them to ignore Jackie Robinson. They sure as hell know who Pele is, after all.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 12, 2012 05:37AM)
I used to think soccer was boring until I was channel surfing and saw a dude land a flying sidekick to another dude's face in the middle of a game. That wasn't the cool part. The cool part was where the guy who got kicked flew threw the air, rolled back to his feet, and kept going as if nothing had happened. That is the toughest dude on the fricking planet.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jul 12, 2012 05:45AM)
Critter, that's a very suprising story. Usually, if a soccer player thinks he or she has been fouled, they roll around on the ground making facial expressions of extreme pain while holding one arm high in the air like Arnold Horshack, pleading with the referee to acknowledge the offense. Of course, the player being accused of the foul is likewise holding one arm high in the air like Arnold Horshack, only his or her face has a sorta "HE DID IT! NOT ME" expression of both innocence and accusation. It's rather bizarre theater. One cannot picture someone like, say, Blake Griffin holding his arm in the air like Arnold Horshack.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 12, 2012 05:54AM)
http://www.google.com/search?q=fake+soccer+injuries&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari


Then there's boxing, with Germany's Max Schmeling being the only man to win the heavyweight title while on the ground holding his crotch due to a low blow, and England's "Phaintin' Phil" Scott playing the "He fouled me!" card so often he got nicknamed after it.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jul 12, 2012 05:57AM)
I literally DID laugh out loud at the first video on Lobo's search. HA!