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Postby TRADER1972 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:46 am

RedDog wrote:

Oh, and check out the movie "Idiocracy", if you haven't seen it. It's a huge wake-up call to the stupidity of American pop culture, and where our society is headed.



Hell yeah, everyone needs to see Idiocracy. That and Office Space are awesome.
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Re: yep

Postby TRADER1972 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:56 am

have2fly wrote:
Don't forget that people in other cultures also walk a lot more than Americans, which reduces weight gain.


And how could I ask something different from "How are you?" and "Have you seen a game yesterday?". Boy, I hate both SO much. First of all, why do I absolutely "HAVE TO" see some stupid game that really makes no sense in my life? Second, why bother asking "How am I" and not really caring what I respond? Try respond something like "Not good" or "OMG, I am in trouble". Yeaaaahhh... right :) No one will ever talk to you any more because you HAVE TO respond "Good" to howareyou question.
Ah, I just love how cashiers at Best Buy wish me a "Good Day" at 8:30pm, when its dark outside :) Yea, I will have a "Great Day". Just show that they don't care at all and say it automatically. That's how they live their life as well - automatically. :roll:


Its true, just tell a person how you really feel and you get blank stares, rolling of the eyes or a look of shock because, naturally I am supposed to be f***ing GREAT ALL THE TIME! After all, I live in the greatest country ever, blah,blah, blah.

I love how stupid people are. I often say"Never been better" with sarcasm and they say, "Thats great."
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Postby The_Hero_of_Men » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:15 pm

RedDog wrote:Don't forget that people in other cultures also walk a lot more than Americans, which reduces weight gain.

As for the radio, you cannot imagine how excited I was, when I moved to Colorado and found a full-time JAZZ/Big-Band station on the radio! Tough to find those in the US anymore. I remember in Russia how excited the Russians were to hear I was from the US and all they wanted to talk about was jazz music. Very strange to this American's ears, but wonderful at the same time.

Now in the age of iPhone, I have an app that lets me listen to 1000s of radio stations from around the world, including some of my favorites, from when I lived overseas. Yeah!

Oh, and check out the movie "Idiocracy", if you haven't seen it. It's a huge wake-up call to the stupidity of American pop culture, and where our society is headed.


What is this "global radio app" that you have?
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Re: Great Post about food

Postby momopi » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:44 pm

have2fly wrote:Since my arrival to the USA I was completely shocked with food quality! And how much weight I was gaining at fast rate was INSANE! The same happened to work and travel students I met - all of those beautiful girls gained 10-15 pounds over the summer while they stayed in the US.


Give them a copy of this:

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When I was in Singapore, my breakfast looked like this (kaya toast with egg and tea or coffee):

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In Malaysia, you might eat a Nasi Lemak:

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In Taiwan, 燒餅油條 (sesame bun with fried bread stick) with hot soy milk:

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In America, um...

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Postby BellaRuth » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:29 am

What is a typical breakfast in the US? It is really a pancake and whatever that 2nd pic from bottom is, or are they treats?
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Postby Truthville » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:36 am

BellaRuth,

I would say the typical breakfast in America is a Starbucks expresso latte with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles. :D

The other thing you saw in momopi's picture I believe is biscuits and gravy. People do eat this stuff! The standard for America would be, I guess, eggs, sausage/bacon, buttered toast, and coffee.

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Postby Mr S » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:52 am

BellaRuth wrote:What is a typical breakfast in the US? It is really a pancake and whatever that 2nd pic from bottom is, or are they treats?


Well in the home it may not be because most people are too lazy to cook such things. However, if you were to go to an American Denny's, IHOP, Waffle House or some other breakfast themed restaurant then the photos are what is considered typical breakfast fare for the American masses, on the go...
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Postby Repatriate » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:25 am

The "heavy" traditional American breakfast of biscuits and gravy, pancakes with butter, lots of syrup, etc.. was invented mainly from farmers who needed a big meal to start the day. Oftentimes they would get up at 4am, eat a big meal and work way past noon until the late afternoon.

Of course traditionally some people still eat like this which explains the glut of fatasses in many states..most of them part of rural America.
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Postby BellaRuth » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:49 am

Wow. I couldn't even manage that kind of stuff upon waking.

Here it's pretty much universally a bowl of cereal with orange juice/cup of tea or maybe toast with same, with a traditional breakfast ('fry-up'- sausage, bacon, egg, toast) on a weekend as a treat, or something like croissants, egg muffins as a weekend breakfast.

Biscuits and gravy? Trying to get my head round it. Gravy as in the same kind as you get on a roast dinner with beef? Crazy stuff.
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Postby momopi » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:43 am

BellaRuth wrote:Biscuits and gravy? Trying to get my head round it. Gravy as in the same kind as you get on a roast dinner with beef? Crazy stuff.


Think of it as America's version of the Yorkshire pudding with sausage gravy.

Actually, ordering the biscuits with gravy was a mistake, because the plate already came with chicken fried steak covered with the same gravy. Had I known better, I'd have ordered squaw bread instead.

This is what I had for breakfast at another restaurant about a week ago:

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Notice the size of the fork compared to the size of the plate...!


This is a photo from "waffle house" a few months back:

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Postby Mr S » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:16 pm

momopi wrote:
BellaRuth wrote:Biscuits and gravy? Trying to get my head round it. Gravy as in the same kind as you get on a roast dinner with beef? Crazy stuff.


Think of it as America's version of the Yorkshire pudding with sausage gravy.

Actually, ordering the biscuits with gravy was a mistake, because the plate already came with chicken fried steak covered with the same gravy. Had I known better, I'd have ordered squaw bread instead.

This is what I had for breakfast at another restaurant about a week ago:

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Notice the size of the fork compared to the size of the plate...!


This is a photo from "waffle house" a few months back:

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Um, why do you take pictures of food that you eat? Is it a hobby or something?
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Postby CheezeRaider » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:24 pm

Damn it! It's 623am and im starving. not the best time to look at pics like that in the morning. IHOP here I come :D
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Postby odbo » Sun May 08, 2011 9:33 am

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I think getting a date with a Norwegian girl like this is still easier than getting a heifer in the US to give you a chance :lol:
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Postby Think Different » Sun May 08, 2011 4:20 pm

odbo wrote:Image

I think getting a date with a Norwegian girl like this is still easier than getting a heifer in the US to give you a chance :lol:



That's some serious Nordic hotness! Being from Colorado, I am partial to the wide open spaces and wilderness of Scandinavia. Of course, I'm moving to Italy, instead... *sigh*...
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Postby Think Different » Sun May 08, 2011 4:24 pm

The_Hero_of_Twilight wrote:
RedDog wrote:Don't forget that people in other cultures also walk a lot more than Americans, which reduces weight gain.

As for the radio, you cannot imagine how excited I was, when I moved to Colorado and found a full-time JAZZ/Big-Band station on the radio! Tough to find those in the US anymore. I remember in Russia how excited the Russians were to hear I was from the US and all they wanted to talk about was jazz music. Very strange to this American's ears, but wonderful at the same time.

Now in the age of iPhone, I have an app that lets me listen to 1000s of radio stations from around the world, including some of my favorites, from when I lived overseas. Yeah!

Oh, and check out the movie "Idiocracy", if you haven't seen it. It's a huge wake-up call to the stupidity of American pop culture, and where our society is headed.


What is this "global radio app" that you have?


The app is for iPhone and is called "WunderRadio". I paid $2 for it, when it first came out, but I think it costs $5 now, but check on it. It's the best one out there, that I know of, considering the sheer number of stations and the good connectivity.
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