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Old 04-26-2006, 11:24 AM   #31
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Baseball is only boring to boring people.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:10 PM   #32
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Definitely I don't get the obsession with cars. There are 8 ZILLION car commercials on TV every night. Americans seem to have at least 2 cars per household, and are constantly talking about them, tinkering with them, and the more annoying ones rev them as LOUDLY as possible, especially when passing me on my bike. Do they think I'm going to be impressed by this??

It seems like even if people wanted to walk, there isn't any choice, it's programmed into the landscape! Where I live there aren't any sidewalks, making it difficult for me to walk to the store which isn't even that far away (maybe a 15 minute walk).

I was never really into any sports so that doesn't count, but I certainly don't get the appeal of football. Baseball and basketball I can see....but football bores me to tears. All that stopping and starting.

Then of course there is the food. I looooooooooove food but man oh man....I can see why so many are so fat!
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:20 PM   #33
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Baseball is only boring to boring people.

I beg to differ.

While I don't really get baseball, I do enjoy going to a game - kind of strange, I guess.

Big SUV's - with the price of oil these days it's ridiculous people still feel the need to brag that their car is the biggest on the block. Yep, have fun bragging while you go broke by filling that tank!

The obsession with celebrity - it's really reached an all time high and I'm tired of it.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:21 PM   #34
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You know something Mrs. Edge - i was just talking about the amount of cars there are in this country (UK( alone and how crazy it is that people drive far too often&can't just walk to the shop now&again instead of guzzling more&more petrol oil is going to run out very soon and yet more and more cars get on to the road - crazy
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aside from all of those, i would have to say wrestling
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #36
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Nascar
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:45 PM   #37
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You don't like hummers?


Oh! You meant the car....


I used to play baseball but I had a hard time watching on TV.

I'd much rather play sports then watch them. Although, like others have said, it is more fun to go to the game then watch it on TV.
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I absolutely hate basketball and hockey.
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Nascar.

McDonald's.

Gigantic salaries for pro sports.
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While I like to shoot baskets, I can't watch the game.

Any hockey I never really liked at all.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:25 PM   #41
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Baseball is only boring to boring people.
I agree. I plan to spend many a summer day/night at the ball park.

I don't like softball though. It seems like everyone I know is in a softball league. It's huge around here.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:07 PM   #42
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Baseball is only boring to boring people.
I'm guessing you are a big fan of dressage too then, since the only people I've met that hate it are boring jerks.

(of course it's not a "typical" american sport...)
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #43
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"Parties" where the point turns out to be to sell you stuff

Superstores, Super Size, Super Value, Super Whatever

Jell-O "salads" full of marshmallows and canned fruit

"campgrounds" full of RVs...what's the matter with a tent? Just stay in a hotel if you hate being outdoors that much...
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:22 PM   #44
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SUVs
strip malls
Republicans (most)
the attitude that, "if i can afford it, it is might right to have it"
sprawl
Super-Size anything
not much for football, but i do like baseball
our food varies -- it can be excellent, it can be shite; you sort of get what you pay for

other than that, i find that many of the things complained about (celebrity, politics) are fairly universal. there seemed to me to be many more tabloidy celebs-on-vacation magazines in Europe than over here. granted, LA is kind of the epicenter of the oppression, but it's now quite global.
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sports... I enjoy playing almost any sport, though. Except maybe football. Nascar I really can't understand, what's fun about watching cars go around in a circle for hours?

PBJ ...though replace "J" with "strawberry preserves"

Gigantic cars. I'm happy if mine goes.

Deep-fried turkey (not to mention the turducken)... and that thing where you stick the can of beer in the chicken, that's weird too.

Any meal that involves tofu.

Designer clothes, though that's not necessarily "American"

White bread

Gummy bears (again, not necessarily american, but they're still gross)

American Idol

breast implants

that's it for the moment, I suppose
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