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What's weird about your country?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sidney Magal, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Oh look at me! I live in BC and get very little snow! I have great pot sold in vending machines! BC rules!

    I hate you. :(
     
  2. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Every available surface is used for advertising.:suicide:
     
  3. Gilder

    Gilder Deity

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    This country can't decide if its wants to be a nation of prudes or whores.
     
  4. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    There's probably more batpoop weird crap about the US than any other country. And the weirdest thing is that we're number one despite all our weirdness.
     
  5. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    weirdness: USA IS #1!
     
  6. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Being more familiar with it than any other country, I can't tell. :dunno:
     
  7. innonimatu

    innonimatu Deity

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    :lol: I was about to write exactly that, when I saw the post!

    Good point, but not quite correct - the king's fear was caused by those who rebelled in Oporto demanding a constitution. Some were nobles but they really represented the mercantile interests. Among the nobles the real opponents of the king was his own wife, and his (or perhaps it wasn't his!) younger son. It's almost certain that they were the ones who finally poisoned him.

    For weirdness, I'd like to add that the Oporto rebellion could actually be seen as a colonial rebellion against the imperial capital, then relocated the former colony of Brazil. who declared independence from who? :crazyeye:
    With hindsight, a rather stupid rebellion. That united kingdom would easily have grabbed, and kept, the southern part of Africa and some further pieces of South America, as the spanish empire broke apart (giving some use to those veteran soldiers from the napoleonic wars who were in Europe, and perhaps avoiding the civil wars which plagued Portugal afterwards). Instead both kingdoms ended up as little more than british satellites.
     
  8. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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  9. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Deity

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    That's rasist.
     
  10. amadeus

    amadeus Bring back the Civ2 theme!

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    He ran as a Democrat in Illinois? :lol:
     
  11. kulade

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    dat was hella-rasis
     
  12. Love

    Love Deity

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    my country looks like a dick, and there are polar bears roaming the streets.
     
  13. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    Our most dominant industry is in Universities. They are the best in the world.


    And up until the 6th grade our public schools are the best in the world.

    By grade 12 we are ranked in the low thirties.
     
  14. Labtec600

    Labtec600 Emperor

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    That people can get rich by blabbering their stupid opinions in front of a camera. IE O'Reily, Olberman, Moore, etc. etc. etc.
     
  15. storical

    storical Prince

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    Yo Yo Yo, wat you foos do wit my chiken. Aintya gots no bukets. I take some buzz and drag em thru the gardin! I'll have the fish. :lol: funniest I can't swear thing I ever saw. :lol:

    Its not rasist there was not one white person in that video. Now thats the truth. Now thats the kind of lingo they were speaking, its not rasist its uneducated. They need some lessons in grammar.
     
  16. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    It's not rasist. There was not one white person in that video. Now that's the truth. Now that's the kind of lingo they were speaking. It's not rasist, it's uneducated.

    Left the meme untouched

    Heh. Glass house.
     
  17. Belisar

    Belisar Defender of Byzanz

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    We have a long tradition of "exporting" people we don't like (Hitler...) and importing people we like (Mozart, Beethoven...), then suggesting they have always been here :D
     
  18. Agarwaen

    Agarwaen King

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    During the negotiations of the independence Brazil almost got the Portuguese colonies in Africa (Angola most of all). Those slave merchants were more Brazilian then Portuguese. And Brasil did got for some time both the French Guiana (half of witch is still in Brazil) and Uruguay. The Uruguayans have the British to thanks for their independence.
     
  19. Gwyddelig

    Gwyddelig Warlord

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    Watch it or we'll curse your babbies
     
  20. Gwyddelig

    Gwyddelig Warlord

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    Not really, though more so now probably than 50-60 years ago
     

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