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AMERICAN FACTS

Post by Devin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:10 pm

I'll post some of my discoveries about America in here overtime :D

FACT 1 Americans tuck Shirts/T-Shirts firmly into trousers!!

I thought this went out with the 80's to be honest, virtually everybody I saw in casual wear with proper trousers does this. Just one of the small differences I noticed where in Britain T-Shirts stay firmly outta pants.

FACT 2 Just give me a damned black coffee!!

Americans have too much choice, I order a black coffee...simple...no!! Do I want de-caf, sugar, sweetner, cream etc etc etc. It takes 5 minutes just to go through this process.

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Post by Devin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:45 pm

FACT 3 Sir, your in America...where we eat BEEF!!

Probably something everybody expects but as a general rule of thumb the Californian/American way of life isn't very healthy. This is a country where you get a Starbucks every second block becuase they can't walk across the street. They have like a hundred different burger joints where a burger is a meal in itself :P. Saying all this the excess of American culture is what attracted me to venture that way initially...well that and RetroGames!! Also to make my buddy RW walk from A to B to C instead of driving eveywhere :wink:

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Post by OlderGames » Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:05 am

Devin wrote:Also to make my buddy RW walk from A to B to C instead of driving eveywhere :wink:
And don't think I'm forgetting that either! Friggin Devin
parking on one side of the damn parking lot forcing me
to walk to the store from the other side. Christ!

Do you know how many doughnuts this is going
to take me to recover from? F*CK EXERSIZING! :twisted:

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Post by Devin » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:04 pm

FACT 4 Give Way.... give way for crying out loud GIVE F&*$%£G WAY!!

This is what they refer to as a Baptism of fire!! Just doing a little run about downtown LA the roads are fine... enter the freeway. No one I repeat NO ONE gives way, the American version of getting into lane is indicate, accelerate, swerve, signal with middle finger. I prefer the method used in Britain where you use the cars indicators so the driver opposite slows down and allows you to merge into the lane!! At least one memorable occassion where I was running out of road and no one was letting me enter the right hand lane on the freeway.
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What's with all the anti-american sentiment?

Post by davcrag » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:42 pm

Look guys.. The USA is a huge country. Every city is different in regards to how people act and how you can expect to be treated.
The people in my city are very friendly but the drivers stink. :lol:
I have been all around the world and the drivers pretty much suck everywhere.
I myself do not eat beef. I am a vegeterian. So there!!!!!!! :evil:
Trust me.. drivers stink in Europe as well. Want to talk about unhealthy eating habits? What's this I hear that the dutch love to eat FRIED MARS BARS??!!! WOW!!! Talk about instant clogging of arteries.
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Post by Devin » Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:04 pm

Only a bit of harmless fun Craig :wink:

Of course experiencing any foreign country is going to throw up cultural differences which is what i'm musing on in this thread!! With a UK Vs. USA perspective of course, but driving in California really does stink :roll: by the way we have deep fried Mars Bars in the UK as well but not many people go for them!!
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Post by Merijn » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:32 pm

Deep fried Mars Bars.. never heard of sucha thing! Who comes up with this stuff!

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Post by Devin » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:55 pm

Merijn wrote:Deep fried Mars Bars.. never heard of sucha thing! Who comes up with this stuff!
I tried one once in my life, tastes quite good for the first bite but you've had enough by the second... very sickey food!! :roll:
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Post by OlderGames » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:03 pm

Devin wrote:
Merijn wrote:Deep fried Mars Bars.. never heard of sucha thing! Who comes up with this stuff!
I tried one once in my life, tastes quite good for the first bite but you've had enough by the second... very sickey food!! :roll:

Still no cheesy videos, still no driving off the mountain road
videos, still no "Buy OlderGames stuff or R.W. will eat worms!" video...

But on the other hand...
Deeep Friiieeeeed Maaaars Baaaarr... ooohhh! :shock:

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Post by Erronous » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:37 pm

Devin wrote:
Merijn wrote:Deep fried Mars Bars.. never heard of sucha thing! Who comes up with this stuff!
I tried one once in my life, tastes quite good for the first bite but you've had enough by the second... very sickey food!! :roll:
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Post by Kao » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:56 pm

Not gonna lie, that looks like syphilis.
It's like 1993 all over again!
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Post by Devin » Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:29 pm

Kao wrote:Not gonna lie, that looks like syphilis.
I was always taught to try everything at least once :wink:
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Post by Kao » Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:24 am

Are you suggesting I should try getting STD's?!
It's like 1993 all over again!
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Post by Devin » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:51 am

Kao wrote:Are you suggesting I should try getting STD's?!
Does it taste like a fried Mars Bar?

OH yeah, you think that's bad... RW ate live worms for 5 Bucks!!

VIDEO HERE :lol:

The "oldergames" hat is a nice touch (previously rolled in Fish Heads). You don't even want to know what he did for 5 Bucks and a Hershey bar!! :roll:
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Post by phatrat1982 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 am

dude I know this is older thread but I have lived all over this country and to truly experience what it means to be American you have to visit the heartland, where I have settled in. We also call it the Mid-West. I live in NE at the moment but I have also lived in KS and IN.

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