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Old 05-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #1161
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*rant born of frustration and despair follows*

The more I browse the Internet, the more I wonder if American anti-Europeanism is in fact rather justified.

I'll admit the current US administration is pretty bad, and I understand why those abroad don't like it. But Bush is by no means the root cause of anti-Americanism; rather, he gave it a convenient excuse to blossom.

From experience I know that most Europeans are nice, gentle folk with plenty of manners, true enough, and this post isn't directed at them.

But there's a vocal minority, present even on this very forum, who think "wit" consists of throwing pointless anti-American jabs into threads where they have no real place, and expecting others to laugh. It bespeaks an arrogance and a willingness to fall back on ignorant stereotypes.

And I wonder: if they can feel good about negatively stereotyping us, why shouldn't we feel good when doing likewise with them?
I've been noticing this trend a lot as well, and feel similiarly. An occasional comment directed at the government isn't bad; making a lot of pointless comments to that effect is.

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You think that it's bad for Americans, try being a Texan. They keep blaming us for all the troubles.
Hah, that's just the Alaskans. When Texans annoy them, Alaskans just say, "Don't make us split in half and make you the third smallest state!"
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:53 PM   #1162
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Recently in Vice City my boss sent me on a job to assassinate the leader of the Haitians in Little Haiti. I took my rusty moped, drove there. The Haitians were holding a funeral of one of theirs. I found the place, they spotted me first it seemed. I ran for cover, snipered that bugger from a distance. Saw two cars approaching at breakneck speed. Thought: "Screw that, that moped's not gonna get my far in this situation!"

I fled from the cars through the side roads, wiped out two more Haitians, stole the first car that caught my eye and GOT THE HELL OUTTA THERE. A minute or so later I realized that I was driving the Cuban's hearse, coffin inside. The radio was playing "Pet Sematary", The Ramones. Discuss!
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #1163
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A minute or so later I realized that I was driving the Cuban's hearse, coffin inside. The radio was playing "Pet Sematary", The Ramones. Discuss!
Priceless.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:47 PM   #1164
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Work with it. Find a place to dump the corpse. If they catch up to you, you always have a coffin to slip into.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:45 PM   #1165
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Priceless.
You tellin' me, it was this mere moment that I fell in love with that city!


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Work with it. Find a place to dump the corpse.
This ain't "Goodfellas", this is like the real World! Good idea with the coffin though...
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:50 AM   #1166
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My arms are in pain, I got a little too over enthusiastic today playing boxing on Wii Sports, and now I'm paying the price.

Also, I've officially turned boxing gay. Wii Sports + Madonna CD = amusing combination of dancing and throwing punches. I had surprisingly successful results when I momentarily forgot what I was doing, and began waving the controllers around as I did the hand movements to Vogue.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:02 PM   #1167
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If I only could have watched you.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #1168
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I agree with Jelena, Jatsie, I wish that I could have seen that
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:33 PM   #1169
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Sounds like a YouTube moment.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:03 PM   #1170
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Towards the end of Nanay's constitutional afternoon nap, I like to sneak up to her and poke her gently in the side til she wakes up and waves her arms at me and says, "Hey. Hey!". Then I poke her once more before walking away.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #1171
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Such tough love.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:30 PM   #1172
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Towards the end of Nanay's constitutional afternoon nap, I like to sneak up to her and poke her gently in the side til she wakes up and waves her arms at me and says, "Hey. Hey!". Then I poke her once more before walking away.
HEY NANAY!! I would never poke you with a stick. I'm all about the love and respect of anyone who cooks better than me.
Yes, this means I love a lot of cooks!.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:12 PM   #1173
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Yeah me too.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:31 AM   #1174
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Great news for, since I got my Black Belt in December I have been helping my instructor with teaching. I have been his assistant since February. That in its self was great for me; I help him on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:45pm - 8:45 teaching three classes. So last night he asked me if I wanted to take over the Wednesday classes. WOW, of course I said sure thing. So now I am a full fledged teacher all on my own on Wednesdays nights from 6pm - 8:45. I'm so excited.
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Congrats Bulldog!
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Woohooo! don't hit me.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:21 AM   #1177
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Thanks to Jelena and rlpw
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Congraduration!!
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:41 AM   #1179
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Countdown has begun. Today there are only six work days before our students go on summer holiday/vacation. Then I work another week before my summer holiday starts.
I haven't really checked yet, but I think I start work again around August 15th.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:53 AM   #1180
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Didn't know you were a teacher... is there any reason to be scared?

Dear diary,

I know this girl named Denise.
She makes me weak at the knees.
She drives a lavender Lexus.
She lives in Queens but her dad lives in Texas.

Shalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! And that's all.
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