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Old 09-23-2017, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
He's part of a monoculture with Bozo and J. W. Gacy.

Now quit baiting me! You're going to get me censored. Or worse... censured.
Shush, or Ronald'll come and get you like the clown outta IT! With hamburglars!

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Old 09-23-2017, 12:27 AM
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Hey kid... I got French fries down here.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:29 AM
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Hey kid... I got French fries down here.
As long as you can break dance in his party room, he'll let you go.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
As long as you can break dance in his party room, he'll let you go.


Yeah, I'm dead.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:21 AM
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("...yes folks the above rapport has a extract from american culture in our times..." went the goblin trying to relate, adding "...the footage is raw, and know too that the plot has not been changed to suit the audience here, just draw your own conclusions and then come away wondering what it meant perhaps...", while outside the cloudless sunday sky just greeted the casual onlooker with a smile of relaxation, meanwhile the goblin just went "...without america one would not appreciate one's peaceful existence without her, she america always seems to want something and is never satisfied with others...")

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Old 10-16-2017, 04:45 AM
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Facts that support why the US is the greatest nation on earth;

1. China has the great wall but our Mex/Am wall will be the ninth wonder.

2. Italy has the Sistine Chapel but we have Trump Towers.

3. Greece has the Parthenon and the Acropolis but we have Wrigley Field and the new and improved Yankee stadium.

4. England has spotted dick but we have ointment.

5. Egypt has the pyramids but we have Disney World.

6. France has the Louvre but we have the Kardashians.

7. South America has the Amazon but our Amazons are a helluva lot hotter.

We gave the world the gift of flight and the atomic bomb. We gave them Playboy magazine and reality tv. We invented the internet and global warming. We won WWII and now we are in the process of starting WWIII.

The facts stand for themselves. The whole world envies us. How could you not envy a country that invented inflatable breast augmentations? Imagine that, adjustable titties.

There is no end to our ingenuity. As of this writing I have insider information that our medical community is working on a pill that removes the stink from farts. Me and my dog could use that. So could you.

We even invented a boner pill that could kill you if you're not careful.

Only in America!

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Old 10-17-2017, 11:04 AM
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I thought the pyramids were in Disney World.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:57 AM
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I thought the pyramids were in Disney World.
They were on loan.
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The pyramids are in Las Vegas. So are the Eiffel Tower and the canals of Venice, by the way.

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Old 10-20-2017, 05:16 AM
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We have the worlds largest ball of string and as soon as that volcano erupts in Yellowstone we will have the largest crater on the planet.

Can't wait.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:40 AM
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Wish I knew when it was going to erupt so I could skip paying my quarterly taxes.
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@mohican i kinda feel bad for ya. Did you ever read Regeneration through Violence by Richard Slotkin? Its considered the seminal study on early American mythology. Theres two more volumes the Fatal Environment and The Gunfighter Nation which would also probably interest you. I have not alas read anything other than the first post but Ill try and get into it over the next week if I have time.
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Originally Posted by bluewpc View Post
@mohican i kinda feel bad for ya. Did you ever read Regeneration through Violence by Richard Slotkin? Its considered the seminal study on early American mythology. Theres two more volumes the Fatal Environment and The Gunfighter Nation which would also probably interest you. I have not alas read anything other than the first post but Ill try and get into it over the next week if I have time.

Amazon: In Regeneration Through Violence, the first of his trilogy on the mythology of the American West, Richard Slotkin shows how the attitudes and traditions that shape American culture evolved from the social and psychological anxieties of European settlers struggling in a strange new world to claim the land and displace the Native Americans. Using the popular literature of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries-including captivity narratives, the Daniel Boone tales, and the writings of Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Melville-Slotkin traces the full development of this myth.

I'll venture a guess that Slotkin is not a Scots-Irish, Other UK, or Hugonaught name

From the Amazon Reviews
"This confounding of the figures of the hunter-wastrel and the farmer-cultivator has had disastrous social consequences. It enables us to exploit and lay waste the land as a means of transforming and improving it and converting it into the ideal world of our dreams. It enables us to express our love of the land and its potential by destroying it."

In his final paragraph, he refers to "the warfare between man and nature, between race and race, exalted as a kind of heroic ideal; the piles of wrecked and rusted cars, heaped like Tartar pyramids of death-cracked, weather-browned, rain-rotted skulls, to signify our passage through the land.".
In some ways I could probably find more to agree with in his next book, Fatal Environment , but by reading excerpts and reviews he is pc breathless Nancy.

In The Fatal Environment, Richard Slotkin demonstrates how the myth of frontier expansion and subjugation of the Indians helped to justify the course of Americaís rise to wealth and power. Using Custerís Last Stand as a metaphor for what Americans feared might happen if the frontier should be closed and the "savage" element be permitted to dominate the "civilized," Slotkin shows the emergence by 1890 of a myth redefined to help Americans respond to the confusion and strife of industrialization and imperial expansion.
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