Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by UnendingRequiem, Mar 30, 2011.
Thread irony is off the charts.
Why do people even respond to this nonsense? You're being taken for a ride here, folks.
Westboro Baptist Church
The Flint Hills
I-70 through the wasteland
Johnson County Prima Donnas
I don't think they had spaceships and airplanes in the 19th century...?
Only intelligent post on the whole thread. Well done.
That is all part of the Conspiracy, man!!!
The number one problem with America is and has always been conspiracy theorists.
Problems with America:
- One political party, lack of democratic choice
- Corporations control said party
- The best selling beers suck
- People working at fast food joints don't say "thank you" and "you're welcome"
- Ya'll look like Canadians
- Your major news networks are a bunch of sensationalist crap
- Religion in politics
- The lack of establishments that sell poutine
- Lack of social mobility
- Suburban sprawl
- No high-speed rail
- You measure things in feet, furlongs, and poodlecocks
- No ketchup flavoured chips
- No fries supreme @ Taco Bell (seriously, what the hell, that's the best thing there)
- No universal healthcare
- Too many people in jail
- Too many gun-related deaths
- Net neutrality is under attack
- In some places it's hard to find an establishment that will sell you take-home beer
- Crazy Texans decide what textbooks everyone in the country gets to use
- Crappy cricket team
- The TSA gets to see or touch your penis if you want to fly
- Long holdups at your airports when flying in and/or out of the country (Seriously, I'm Canadian, we're friends, we should have a special line that moves faster or something)
- Everyone's corrupt
This is coming from someone who generally likes the U.S. Every country has its faults, don't hate me for bringing up the obvious
Where in America is this?
Hell, near me we have a Duane Reade (like CVS, Walgreens) that sells beer by the growler (64 oz. re-usable container)
Licensed restauraunts will loose their licsence if convicted of allowing someone to take home their alchoholic beverage.
A couple years ago me and my friend hit a deer outside of Washington D.C. on our way to visit a friend in North Carolina.
Sidestory: The cops that showed up at the scene were the nicest cops ever - which surprised me a great deal given the stories I keep hearing about douchebags cops abusing their power, etc., especially in the U.S.
Anyway, we stayed at a hotel in some nice looking suburb of Washington D.C. I can't even remember what it was, but it was generally a decent looking town - not run down or anything. It wasn't suburbia either.. Looked like some decently sized town that's right outside of Washington D.C., or a part of it, or whatever.
In any case, given what we just went through (hit deer, it flew at the windshield right in front of me, scared the crap out of us... we were in shock), we wanted to buy some beer. We drove all around town looking for some sort of a convenience store that sold beer.. or a beer store.. or liquor store.. or whatever. Eventually we found one, but it took forever. We asked a LOT of people and they didn't know.. It's like we were in some weird bizarro-land type place where alcohol doesn't exist.
It's anecdotal but I'll never forget it cause it was just so weird.
edit: yeah, I didn't mean take-home as in "take home from a restaurant or a pub". I'm tired, didn't word that very well. I could have said "Couldn't find a place that sold beer", but there were plenty of bars around, so I didn't.
Washington DC is a different story; if you had asked for a place to buy guns, you would have been given beer automatically.
Current problem: unemployment
Future problem: Medicare
Our real No. 1 problem is being #1
They were probably dumbfounded you hadn't found even one convenience store, supermarket, or bodega when nearly every single urban block has at least one.
OTOH, you should have seen the look a Canadian convenience store clerk gave me in an area with few American visitors when I asked him why there was no beer in the refrigerator section. I had no idea one establishment in the entire area would have the sole right to sell such a commonplace commodity.
Um, yes they do, or at least they do here.
That's a good thing. It's like, living in the country and the city at the same time.
Lack of Jesus
- Americans who think the U.S. should be like Western Europe
There are some counties that don't sell alcohol at all but if there were bars then that is a little strange.
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