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Good things America has given the world

Discussion in 'Alley of Dangerous Angles' started by Vermillion, Dec 6, 2002.

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    [​IMG] OK, there's been a lot of Arguments in the past on whether this country has done any good or if it's a big waste of space with it's attitudes, so I'd like to help- redress the balance. Let's hear the good things they've done :D

    * Zippo's
    * Jack Daniels
    * Harley Davidson's
    * Clint Eastwood
    * Southern Comfort
    * RPG's
    * The Yanks on SP ;)

    There's the start, after a while we'll see what peoples opinions are the bad things too, and then compare. How's that for a plan to settle it once and for all?
     
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    I know few good movies from America and last thime i checked Oprah is also popular here :)

    Elvis, Beach Boys and some more...
     
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    Gee, when I saw the title of this topic, I thought it was going to be a trick question!
     
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    *my girlfriend ;)
     
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    Vermillion: I agree with you on all the other, but I want Jack Daniels striken from the list. That is the worst whisky I have ever tasted, hope I never taste it again.... ( Should have been a smiley here, but I could not find one that was puking)

    Lot's of good music has come from USA though
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Well i asked Tal a while back for a puke smiley, but he didnt want people to puke all over his "clean" boards :p

    StarWars, Clint Eastwood, System of a Down (ok, of origin they┬┤re Armenian, but if they dindt life in the States, they wouldnt have really good stuff to sing about :p )
     
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    [​IMG] Don't forget Jerry Springer!
     
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    While Jameson's and Bushmill's it is not, Jack Daniels can make a fine whisky. Cool thing about Jack Daniels is that you can buy your own barrell and all of the whisky produced from it is yours. Awesome. You go there and with the help of their master brewer who has set aside the best barrells make your pick -- if you have 10k.

    I'd thow Makers Mark in the mix and I believe Crown Royal is American but I'm not sure about this.

    I'm glad Harley was there -- nothing like the feel of a Harley under you or the rumble of its engine.

    How about Basketball and baseball?

    And for the life of me I can't understand it but apparently there are plenty of Germans pretty happy about David Hasselhoff...., go figure.
     
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    Michael Jordan
    Detroit Redwings
    Greenbay Packers
    NY Yankees
    :D
     
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    Jim Davis' Garfield!!!
     
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    [​IMG] Nah, no striking things from the list, it has to be a collection of everyones opinions of good things from the USA.
     
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    Nukes
     
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    Lots of good computer games (even though I'm totally opposed to microsoft and support apple...)
     
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    Calvin and Hobbs. Nuff said.

    That to me is enough to make it a great country! :)

    The Simpsons ain't too bad either...... !

    Edit - I probably shouldn't try to type after a Friday night out...........

    [ December 07, 2002, 02:16: Message edited by: Viking ]
     
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    Judith Martin
    P.J. O'Rourke
    Dave Barry
    Julian May
    Maya Angelou
    WILLIAMS SONOMA!!!

    And of course... My handsome husband
     
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    Dave Barry! My favourite Miami humourist. I'm hoping he'll run for president again this year...
    Hmm, what else...
    I have to agree on the Calvin and Hobbes.
    Get Fuzzy as well.
    well, my favourite author is british...my favourite tv show is british...Ohhh! How about Disney movies that are so stupid they're funny. Like the Emporer's New Groove and Ice Age. And Monster's Inc. Heh.
     
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    AMaster, if you think nukes are an American invention, you better think again.
     
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    Seawolf sub

    [ December 07, 2002, 17:27: Message edited by: vonGriffin ]
     
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    [​IMG] I'm sure the world would be a much worse place without the good 'ol yanks around. For starters, most of Continetal Europe would still be under Nazi oppression if it wasn't for the USA, plus I doubt we'd be here playing our games and surfing the web if it wasn't for them either. And even though it'll no longer be a super power by 2020 (China will be wealthier by then), i'm sure it'll always shine.

    [ December 07, 2002, 20:16: Message edited by: Z-Layrex ]
     
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