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Old 04-27-2006, 12:18 AM   #61
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American Football (actually most american sports) Which reminds me, the Fifa system for teams from North America is incredibly unbalanced compared to other continents, but that's another thread all-together.

Giant food portions (not just the MacDonalds supersize business)

As far as candy bars go.... "Flakes"
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:28 AM   #62
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I don't think the obsession with celebrity culture is any worse here than in Europe. Particularly in England. Their tabloids are out of control plus they keep writing about the ugly, inbred royal family.
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W. Just W.

I'm American, and I just don't understand.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:21 AM   #64
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I've been living in North America for five years now. While Canada is obviously very different from the US, both countries do have some things in common. The hardest thing for me to get into has been the sport. I love hockey, but I just can't see the appeal in baseball, American football, or basketball. I've attempted to, but it's pointless for me to try. Hockey's really the only thing I can watch. I've been sucked in. Every now and then we'll get some rugby (and if we're extremely lucky, cricket) on Fox Sports World, but other than that, it's just hockey.

There are some other North American things I can't get into. One doesn't cut it:


- Fruit Roll Ups (it's like an unprovoked attack on my mouth)

- driving on the wrong side of the road

- Snowmobiling

- Taco Bell (tastes gross to me)
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:34 AM   #65
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I don't think the obsession with celebrity culture is any worse here than in Europe. Particularly in England. Their tabloids are out of control plus they keep writing about the ugly, inbred royal family.
I couldn't help but find it funny when Princess Diana died how so many people were wailing about how the tabloids killed her, but the tabloids had massive -- record -- sales for the editions covering her death.

And in the same vein, I love the people who complain about the tabloids and/or celebrity worship, yet can tell you exactly what is in all the rags and what is the latest news on all the celebs.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:47 AM   #66
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the paparazzi were blamed for literally being part of the cause of her death. that's culpability. fuck sales.
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the paparazzi were blamed for literally being part of the cause of her death. that's culpability. fuck sales.
But people still bought the fucking rags. In massive quantities. If I thought certain people were responsible for someones death I liked I sure as hell wouldn't do something to help them profit from that person's death. But massive numbers did just that...and they don't even seem to realise that if they didn't buy the fucking things in the first place there would be no incentive to get photos at all costs.

Far too many people are just stupid.
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it sounded like you meant the rag media in general killed her (which im sure some believe) but as for the rest of it, she is a difficult example as she was the most photographed human being on the planet and everyone wanted a piece of that. i see responsibility only in the photographer who chased them. that doesn't mean the rest of them are all moral. they're far from it!
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- Fruit Roll Ups (it's like an unprovoked attack on my mouth)

- driving on the wrong side of the road

- Snowmobiling

- Taco Bell (tastes gross to me)
I agree on the fruit roll-ups thing... I always get them stuck to the roof of my mouth and then spend ten minutes making horrible faces trying to get them off.
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American white bread isn't as good as British white bread though. It always tastes really sweet and looks really yellowish.

Not wanting to get territorial over bread or anything....

That's because American white bread contains high fructose corn syrup.
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American football. It's at least as boring as cricket, and lasts almost as long. The most horrible sport imaginable would combine elements from American football, cricket, and snooker: American crooker. Ooh, and throw in car racing to make it even worse.

Ridiculously expensive healthcare combined with a hypochondriacal and litigious society. While it's sometimes a struggle to get decent healthcare on the NHS, at least it's free at the point of service and I don't have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for unnecessary tests.

Acryllic nails.

Shop assistants who continually ask, "Can I help you finding anything?", "Are you looking for something in particular?", etc..

Obviously there are more little things, but that's all I can think of at the moment as I'm finding it much easier to think of things I hate about England!
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Shop assistants who continually ask, "Can I help you finding anything?", "Are you looking for something in particular?", etc..
The people at the Wal-Mart tills... "Did you find everything you were looking for?"
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Damn. Nevermind.
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Oh! I almost forgot...and I don't know if these are only in the US...but they suck anyway.

Extended Service Contracts.

Virtually pure profit for the businesses, but stupid as hell for the consumer. I have walked out of stores when salespeople won't stop pushing them without making the purchase I intended to make there. What part of "no" don't they understand? You asked if I wanted it. I said no. Move along or lose the sale. Someone else will shut up and make the sale.
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