Are you proud to be an American?

July 4th, 2009 · 206 comments

Our anonymous submitter lives in a university flat in the U.K. with four other guys. “Three of us (myself, an American, and a Brit) always take out the garbage and recycling when it’s our turn, but the two other international students seem to think it’s somehow beneath them. There must have been some unpleasantness while i was away for Easter break, because I came home to find this note stuck to the kitchen door, courtesy of my American flatmate.”

Adds our submitter: “I particularly like his choice of symbols to emphasize America as a ruling power: the stars and stripes, a cheeseburger, and Superman.” (And then, of course, there’s the note’s tone —  remarkably in line with American foreign policy!)

are you proud to be an american?

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

related: just doing their part to uphold the reputation of americans abroad

FILED UNDER: Americans abroad · college life · misplaced patriotism · most popular notes of 2009 · recycling · roommates · U.K.


206 responses so far ↓

  • #1   An American

    because america is well known for its environmental awareness, right?

    Jul 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   lilmegz

      or just creating garbage?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Vanilla

    AMERICAH! FUCK YEAH!

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Bradley

      My thoughts exactly.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   T imo® bang

      Team America; World Trashmen!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Thunderbirds are GO!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   ABF

    Wow. Way for him to just act like a “typical American.” I have a feeling that note won’t make the other int’l students more inclined to take out the trash.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   mark

      True. Lazy, worthless slobs aren’t going to change no matter what kind of note you leave.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 4:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Neeners

      This note reminds me of people who enjoy praying in front of you to show you how pious they are and spiritually superior they are. Why couldn’t the person just take the recycling out and feel good about it? No had to let everyone know how environmentally superior he/she was and flaunt it.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   hats bang

      I swear, the people commenting on this site leave such tripe. Am I on youtube?

      This in no way has anything to do with showing how pious or environmentally conscious. This post is about dorm life, where everyone in the group is responsible for the living space. Those not taking out the trash are the worst kinds of people to live with, and this note rightfully mocks them. Nothing to do with flaunting anything, you bloke.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm   rating: 105  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   RunBarbara bang

      i could think of a worse type of person to live with…

      you know the type that can’t take a joke and have to roll their eyes at everything? the type that are really quick to correct others or point out how juvenile people can be when they make immature jokes? the type that think tripe is an insult, when really its pretty delicious (especially in soup!) those kind of people make me want to punch babies.

      thankfully no one on this site is like tha-

      oh, wait….

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm   rating: 82  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Mishee

      Hey hats – Don’t forget to put the toilet lid down also…

      I hear when its up there is this fecal mist that goes all over when you flush…

      And don’t forget to tip your servers…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   KatieMB

      Nicely done, RB.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   T imo® bang

      Roommates that breast feed in public and wear too much cologne…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   jadefirefly

      @3.3:

      Actually, this post is about being a passive-aggressive douche. It’s -entirely- about his sense of self-importance, which is entirely bolstered by his clearly fucked up opinion of why his country is awesome.

      Believe it or not, it’s possible to live in a dorm and be a mature being. Most people simply choose not to, and thus we’re given the opportunity to mock them en masse.

      Welcome to PAN. Try not to step on the unitard.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:07 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Sick and Tired

      To ABF: Then they can take their arses back home.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 11:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   Suzi

      What I think is hilarious is that everyone is taking the “Yes, Americans rule!” thing so seriously. It’s clearly an attempt to lighten this note. Get over it. We know that Americans are thought to be inconsiderate, rude, and over-patriotic which is why we enjoy jokes such as these with foreigners and together.

      Aug 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   anglophile bang

    Page Two was decorated with a baseball, a slice of apple pie and the note-writer’s mom.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:12 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   zombieBlanco bang

      Actually, that was Mishee™’s mom. She gets around a lot.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   T imo® bang

      And he drove off into the sunset in his bitchin’ Camaro with it’s Hurst shifter and cherry bomb exhaust in a wheel standing tire smoking display of superiority!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   KatieMB

      I think I love him!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:15 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Mishee

      My mom is the epitome of the American dream…

      If you look carefully her portrait is on the back of a $20 bill…

      Jefferson liked the white meat too sometimes…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   zenvelo

    why did he write to Slobodan Milosevic?

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   hurfdurf

    Too bad Superman was invented by a Canadian.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9GYWbhBoHM

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   lawrence of arabia

      And that Canadian was smart enough to realize that Superman would want to live in the USA.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   T imo® bang

      Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio. -via Wikipedia

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Mishee

      Funny thing is… Superman is neither American NOR Canadian.

      But if he had to choose, we know he wouldn’t choose Canada.

      Who does?

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Heroin

      Hey, I’m proud to be a Canadian where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died who gave that right to me. I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
      Because there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
      God bless the… wait, nevermind.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Mishee™ bang

      Canadia is a girl?

      I always saw it more as a hermaphrodite…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   moxie

      @Heroin Don’t you mean you won’t “Forget the men who signed the petition & begged the Queen”?

      Jul 4, 2009 at 8:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   aarp

      History Fail!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   Kelly

      You’re right, he wouldn’t choose Canada. He doesn’t need health care (he’s Superman!), doesn’t smoke weed, and won’t be getting gay-married. There go all of the reasons to choose Canada over the US.

      Unless he enjoys moose burgers, of course.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Goodness children, we all know that Superman is Jewish…That is why he takes such good care of his mother, even though he hardly phones and never writes and you think he could fly over for a cup of coffee once in a while, it couldn’t hurt.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:40 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   KatieMB

      Well, see she never has half and half and he needs his coffee with half and half, especially after his 60 second commute from Metropolis to Smallville.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:46 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   T imo® bang

      That was breast milk!

      EEeeeeeeeeeew!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Such a good boy too, a professional, he’ll make such a good catch. Oh but that shiksa that follows him around, why can’t he find a nice Jewish girl?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   T imo® bang

      But why should he listen to his mother…oy I should die from embarrassment!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Neeners

    What better way to show America’s superiority by drawing a picture of a cheeseburger to symbolize the concept of recycling. Long live factory farming and beef manufacturing that takes up so much of our planet’s land resources! Well done America AGAIN!

    Notes like this are one of the reasons why everyone else in the world hates us! Thanks you ass for making it clear how self absorbed we American’s are! Vote to kick his ass out of the country?? All in favor raise their hands and say aye!

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   KatieMB

      I’m pretty sure the American policies deployed around the world are the reason people hate the United States vs recycling notes, but flaunting a cheeseburger certainly helps to reinforce those policies. ;)

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   T imo® bang

      “Damn you and your cheeseburgers you devils! Allah Akbar!”

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   KatieMB

      I’d like extra pickle on my cheeseburger, please…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Mishee™ bang

      Personally I like to go by the “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention”

      It makes sense.

      Cheeseburgers (along with bacon) are life…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:54 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Joyful

      Everyone is taking this note so seriously! There is some obvious smirkery (new word) going on here. I mean, of course he’s frustrated about the recycling but I doubt he really is so pro-America. If he was, why would he be in the UK?

      Plus, rednecks aren’t clever enough to draw a cheeseburger and superman to represent the US. Too funny.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   aarp

      Missing the obvious smirkery in the responses too…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Neeners

      I don’t know, maybe there is smirkery. More likely though I bet he drives a car that looks like the General Lee in the Dukes of Hazzard and has rebel flag bedsheets. He was kicked out of his parents’ house downstairs basement bedroom and shipped to the UK because he is 28 with no prospects and his parents were dying to finally make noise when they make love. The UK was the furthest ticket they could afford. Not far enough but still an ocean away.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   AuntyBron

      He’s already out of the country, Neeners

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   tinkerbell2

      beat me to it, Aunty. But I am in the UK and I’d like to vote to kick his ass out of my country. Actually, wait, he can stay – he takes out the recycling and can draw a mean Superman logo. We need more of that.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 8:45 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   mamason bang

      I’ve always believed that loud vocalization while “doing it” was the best way to ensure that your grown children won’t ever move back home. The choice between being homeless and listening to mom and dad go at it in the “dungeon” is a no brainer.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Neeners

    Also, the note writer seems to be too much of a puss to sign his name so the other students can kick his ass up one side of the building and down the other. No worries true jerks like that aren’t hard to pinpoint especially when they have such awesome art skills. Maybe he’s an art major?

    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   T.

      Well, given the fact that only 5 people lived in the flat, and out of those 5 only one was an American, signing his name probably wasn’t exactly required for the others to know who he is.

      Dare I say it? Duh!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Neeners

      Thanks T for pointing out my obvious lack of intelligence in the tedious deduction process required in understanding the note. My point is, only a puss writes a note like that and doesn’t have the balls to sign it. That is a very American trait I suppose to assume the other roommates in 013 would like to share in the sentiments especially since the writer referred to themselves as “I” in the body of the letter.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   T.

      Not quite following everything you said here, but what I can say in response is that this sort of superior attitude is not specific to Americans. I’ve met superior minded assholes all over the globe. Ya, I travel a lot. You just can’t get away from them. Usually money and superiority complexes going hand in hand, like when people from poor countries move abroad. In this guy’s case though, he’s probably just a dick.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   T imo® bang

      I don’t know the nationality of the submitter but he does say that he, the American and the British resident take out the recycling but the other two do not. So it does indeed seem a tad self centered and presumptuous that his note is of the me me ME variety. IF he didn’t have such a small sack he would have talked directly to those other two slacking mooks and set his six legged asskicking machine dials to eleven. But fortunately for us this confrontation scared artistically challenged waterheaded weenie just wrote the almost anonymous PA note.
      Job well done anonymous flag waver, now please go wave another countries flag. kthxbai

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   lawrence of arabia

      I doubt it was even written by an American. What American uses “013″?? If the number is “13″, just write “13.”

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   T imo® bang

      Ooooo nice! Conspiracy theory?!
      Libyan anarchist graphity artists! :lol:

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   fluffy8u

      LoA, you mean they’re framing us?! I knew it…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   mark

      What the hell are you talking about not signing it. He put his damn room number on it. Like I’m right here and if you want a desert storm all over your ass then this is the room to come get it.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   Neeners

      how many live in that room?

      Jul 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   zombieBlanco bang

    Oops, I did it again?

    Jul 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   zombieBlanco bang

      I took out the trash.
      Got lost in the recycle.
      Oh roomie; roomie.

      Oops!
      …you think I’m an idiot.
      But I’m just a patriot…
      I’m so that ignorant!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:40 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   T imo® bang

      You should see the sweet dance moves I broke out for that zombie.

      *whatta ya mean they’ve been done!!!*

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   zombieBlanco bang

      Nobody does sweet dance moves like you T imo®!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Saysh bang

      Nobody puts Timo in the corner!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   T imo® bang

      Bwahahahahaha! Yay “Dirty Dancing”!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Fresca

    America runs the world because some idiot student in the UK does the recycling? Who’da thunk? The CIA should probably look into this.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 5:49 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   KatieMB

      I think it’s a CIA covert operation… shhhhhh!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   fluffy8u

      Great, Katie! You just blew their cover!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   KatieMB

      God help us all….

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   T imo® bang

      Call Jack Bauer!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Mishee™ bang

      Wade is on it.

      He already knows.

      Before you even said anything.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   Wade bang

      The situation… has been resolved.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:32 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   fluffy8u

      I prefer Shout over Resolve. I feel it really gets the stains out.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Ghost of Billy Mays

      Billy Mays here…Oxy Clean spot remover uses the air we breathe to get stubborn stains out.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   RunBarbara bang

    I’m glad to see that even though Palin stepped down, America is still maintaining its reputation as the douche nozzle of the world.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   KatieMB

      Yes, we’re very proud of our American co-hort and his recycling demands! Next, he’ll be demanding that all the non-Americans get their teeth straightened and whitened.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 6:22 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Mishee™ bang

      That’s why dentists show children who won’t floss the “Big Book of British Smiles”…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:24 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   T imo® bang

      It’s akshully a pamphlet.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Kelly

      Palin resigned so that she can begin watching Russia full-time. She’s a true patriot, and the reincarnation of Ronald Regan.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Mario R

      Yes, because Sarah Palin runs the U.S.A.
      You’re a fucking douche. So is everyone else criticizing America and Americans as a whole. You’re no better than the ass-hat who made this note.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:17 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Wade bang

      Freedom: Being able to criticize/laugh at your own country’s (and your idiotic, note-writing fellow citizen’s) shortcomings without fear of being put in jail or shot in the head.

      Confidence: Being able to take a little criticism from others around the world, especially on a website dedicated to snark, passive-aggressive notes.

      ;)

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:38 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   KatieMB

      Wade? I think I love you!

      You wanna get a cheeseburger and a cup of coffee with half-n-half?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 8:28 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   anglophile bang

      Get in line, Katie.

      It starts here and ends about three blocks down and around the corner.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:15 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   KatieMB

      *kicks the dirt*

      Well that’s a splash of cold water on my dreams.

      *sigh*

      *gets in line*

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:48 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Man. I thought Palin resigned so that she could devote more time to her career as back up for Eminem.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   RunBarbara bang

      Hey Mario,

      I am better than the “asshat” that made this note….know why?

      I don’t live in a dorm. I can draw realistic looking cheeseburgers. My handwriting is impeccable AND I don’t live with lazy foreigners. All of those things=better.

      So thanks, but you’re wrong. Get used to being told that, as I’m sure it’s a state you’re particularly clever at being in.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   Saysh bang

      RB, you are my hero!!

      *bats eyelashes madly and then swoons*

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   Mishee™ bang

      RB you do live with a foreigner though… Is he from San Diego or Virginia?

      Well, either way…

      Jul 6, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Mikey

    Time for the yank to be recycled me thinks…

    Jul 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   hats bang

    The anti-American bullshit in these comments is ridiculous. The note is obviously satirical and poking fun at American stereotypes, while also having a worthwhile message: ridiculing a shitty living partner.

    What all these foreign crybabies love to look past is how their own countries are more obese, are more dependant on fast food and have worse politicans.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   spx

      The gushing sincerity bullshit in your outrage (both here and #3.3) is ridiculous. Your comments are obviously better suited on a more serious forum where humour is not tolerated and swiftly quashed.

      What you’ve conveniently looked past is the point to this website.

      … But that’s ok, because in addition to today’s note, we can now laugh at something else.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Mishee™ bang

      I just wonder why hats seems so surprised at all of this.

      I’m only 29 and I’ve known for most of my life that the rest of the world hates America.

      I just say, don’t hate me cause you ain’t me!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   oi bang

      sishhh! people! today is 4th of July and hats is trying to show his patriotism. Today of all demands blind rage on internet where your anonymity is protected. Don’t hate him! You know you can show people how patriotic you are only by chiding people on non pretentious humor blog. not by joining army or by dying for country or by doing taxes honestly. Nope. you can’t!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Neeners

      We’re showing our July 4th patriotism and pride by doing our duty as civic minded citizens and using illegal fireworks under the influence in the backyard. It’s best if you show the kids these rituals while they are very young so they can learn what the 4th is all about. Also we are charring animal flesh on the bbq a favorite all-american past time. Hot dogs and hamburgers and potato salad (or if you are upper middle class steak I think but I wouldn’t know).

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   Neeners

      Hats,

      I thought marriage was supposed to be the proper medium for ‘ridiculing a shitty living partner’.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   Mishee™ bang

      “Any red-blooded, flag-fearing American would love the M-320.
      Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small
      part of it.”

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And those that stand on it or too close to it.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   T imo® bang

    spx :arrow: FTW

    Jul 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Vero

    I wouldn’t trust this, he didn’t make the globe OR the superman sign correctly… He was obviously not an American.. Its a fraud..

    Jul 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Kelly

      Right, because if there’s one thing Americans are known for, it’s our geography skills.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 10:29 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Ashleigh

    F*CK YOU AMERICA

    Jul 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   anglophile bang

      I would have plussed this, Ashleigh, except for the fact that you wimped out and didn’t write FUCK YOU AMERICA.

      Also, I don’t like the way you spell your name.

      Nothing personal.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Saysh bang

      Glo – it is at times like this when my love for you knows no bounds. None.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   crazybeachcat bang

      anglophile, i’m pretty sure that #16.1 is the best comment i’ve read on this site.

      Aug 7, 2009 at 2:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   fluffy8u

    I find fault with this note. All though I’m a big fan of freedom and the U.S., America is just above the U.K. in recycling. However guess who’s the leader?

    Germany.

    They recycle 70% of all waste, while America is only recycling 42%. (England: 41%). So please, check the facts before you start declaring that “The US is perfect, amazing, and rulz everything Mwahahahahaha!! :hamburger, american flag, superman:”

    Jul 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Mishee™ bang

      That’s because the Germans are drunks so they have more bottles than us to take in.

      duh!

      I highly doubt Hitler recycled!

      *hopes to invoke Godwin’s Law*

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   fluffy8u

      You can’t hope to invoke Godwin’s Law. You have to do! What would Hitler say if he saw you hopping and not doing?

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   fluffy8u

      NO! Wait! I mean “hoping!”

      DARN YOU KERRY! BRING BACK THE EDIT!!!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Wade bang

      Here comes Hitler Cottontail,
      Hopping down the blitzkrieg trail…

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:43 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   park rose bang

      We’ve all gotta give fluff the cottontail thumbs-up for writing ‘hopping’… :lol: And Mish, I think you’re wrong on the recycling. Sadly, Hitler was one one mean, as in completely perverted, recycler. Too bad it was human parts he was recycling. That’s not a joke, by the way. Just an observation.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:57 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   oi!

      why 17.4 is not green yet?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   bean

      I find fault with your logic.

      Not because your statistics aren’t there, but because you completely missed the fucking point.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   park rose bang

      That point was … freaking delirious.
      Anyone up for the unitard?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.9   park rose bang

      Frankly delusional.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Freakily depressing?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.11   fluffy8u

      Freakily decomposing?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.12   oi bang

      furiously daunting?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.13   adrina

      fabulously daring?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.14   park rose

      fabulous, dahling. sweetie, sweetie.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 5:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   fluffy8u

    Well, I guess what Winston Churchill said was true, ”You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”

    Jul 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Meegs

    Ummm… just wanted to point out that Superman was created by a Canadian.

    Happy Independence Day neighbours to the south!

    Jul 4, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   zombieBlanco bang

      Thanks America’s hat!

      Superman , not as Canadian as you think.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   T imo® bang

      Read comment #6.2 . The “Canadian” that co-created Superman had actually moved to Cleveland Ohio when he was 10 so the claim of a Canadian source for superman is tenuous at best.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:51 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   stickman

    God bless America.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Wade bang

    cheezburger?

    i can has jingoist?

    Jul 4, 2009 at 9:58 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Araiguma

    OMG, please do not hate America, I am a proud american, actually a proud north american, but, not the kind you might be thinking, I live in Mexico, yep, last time I checked, America was a… CONTINENT, a big one by the way, and Mexico is in North America too, just like Canada, so, why people from the United States of America (hahaha wtf, are they the only united states in the whole america?, wow, now i know, oh, but w8, Mexico is composed of united states too, so bad USA, you’re not that unique) call themselves americans? I mean, even south america IS still AMERICA, but, well, it’s kind of their kind of thought, to think they’re so damn awesome, and, satyrical or not, we just see this kind of attitude every single day from the USA, but, we all get used to.
    And don’t hate me, i’m justing pointing the facts.

    Jul 4, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Wade bang

      I think this is the first time someone has mentioned satyr in PAN. ;)

      Jul 4, 2009 at 10:23 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Mishee™ bang

      Yes Araiguma, just like North Korea and South Korea are both equally wonderful?

      Just in this case, its opposite.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Araiguma

      “The anti-American bullshit in these comments is ridiculous. The note is obviously satirical and poking fun at American stereotypes, while also having a worthwhile message: ridiculing a shitty living partner…” Posted by Hats

      That’s why I mentioned satires (and now i realize that I put a typo there, I made a mistake by exchanging satyr (greek mythological creature) and satire (literary genre), my bad.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Araiguma

      mishee, your point being? I don’t quite get what you are stating, whether you made a bad analogy or you just wrote some nonsensical blabbery, maybe if you could explain your statement further I’d be able to understand…

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   fluffy8u

      RE: 22 Hey, isn’t it funny that sometimes, when you read a comment, you can tell the writer is going a mile a minute?!

      Anyways… Araiguma, your comma count for post #22 was 33. Can you believe that?! 33 commas!

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:56 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   chrys

      why people from the United States of America call themselves americans?

      Because this is the America that matters.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:58 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.7   anglophile bang

      Listen, Araiguma, if you Mexicans wanted people to think of you when they said America, you should have named your country the Estados Unidos Mexicanos de America. Don’t go blaming us now for your mistake in 1824. We were calling ourselves the United States of America in 1776. You snooze, you lose!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:25 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      We tried, but the best we could do was name most of the west coast…

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Anyway, we were all named by an Italian.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.10   AuntyBron

      Possibly the reason the US is called America is because America is actually part of the name of the country. Or we could just be arrogant prigs.

      Count your blessings, Areiguma. When the rest of the world is shouting “Death to America!” they don’t mean Mexico or Peru.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.11   mamason bang

      ” we just see this kind of attitude every single day from the USA, but, we all get used to *it*”…

      as we’re illegally crossing the border in swarms to enter your terrible country. :roll:

      Jul 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   la

    superman was created by a canadian, fail

    Jul 4, 2009 at 10:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Mishee™ bang

      Reading Previous Posts Before Commenting Fail.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   zombieBlanco bang

      Superman created in the US, by an American and a Canadian who had ventured south of the border.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   T imo® bang

      Read comment #6.2 . The “Canadian” that co-created Superman had actually moved to Cleveland Ohio when he was 10 so the claim of a Canadian source for superman is tenuous at best.

      Never flush with the lid up fecal mist can get on you toothbrush!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:55 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And he is still Jewish…dejavu!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   aaa

    What the fuck kind of dumbass actually wants to claim Superman as their own? Everybody knows that he’s a dick.

    P.S. Superman isn’t even American, he’s from another fucking planet!

    Jul 5, 2009 at 12:05 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   fluffy8u

      Finally! An end to the Canada vs. American debate!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   park rose

      aaa, I think Mishee beat you to that comment at 6.3.

      Double-posting and gigglebraxing – everyone’s favourite forms of kryptonite.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 1:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   fluffy8u

      I’m disappointed on behalf of aaa.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   Neeners

      I’m not sure aaa knows that Superman is a fictional character. The reason why everyone wants to claim Superman as their own is not because he is a dick as aaa claims but because in those tighty tight tights you can really see his….

      Jul 5, 2009 at 2:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   park rose

      fluffy, yr kinda cute.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   KatieMB

      @ 24.4 …. cheeseburger?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 8:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   T imo® bang

      mooseknuckle?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Gefilte fish?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   KatieMB

      Bobby dangler?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Bangers and mash?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.11   T imo® bang

      sesame seed buns?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.12   KatieMB

      schmeckel?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.13   T imo® bang

      Ballpark frank?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.14   fluffy8u

      Rose, are you hitting on me? I must say, while I’m flattered, but it’ll never work out. I’m going through rehab (again) and I have yet to keep a plant alive. Once I master that, I get to have a pet. If that lives then we’ll see about a relationship, okay? But don’t get your hopes up, the plant only survived 45 minuets. Give my love to the wife and kids, though!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.15   fluffy8u

      Oh, yeah! Er, Superman’s… dusty arrow?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 8:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.16   Mishee™ bang

      And here I thought aaa was my troll.

      *sighs dejectedly*

      Jul 6, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Laura in Ohio

    Outstanding. I love it when my fellow Americans act like pushy, self-righteous ingrates and prove stereotypes correct. . Now, those of us who aren’t on a high horse with our American birth and heritage will have that much more work to do when we go abroad in fixing this kind of crap. In the meantime, we’re left feeling the ill will and scorn being stirred up by it. Way to be, buddies.

    He was probably being sarcastic and thought he was being cute, but c’mon.

    Jul 5, 2009 at 4:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Moem

    But then who’ll take out the garbage?

    Jul 5, 2009 at 7:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Boo

    Dear sincerely,

    If your country rules the world why are you doing my recycling?

    Ta muchly.

    Jul 5, 2009 at 7:42 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   park rose

      Boo, they were my thoughts exactly, but I couldn’t quite articulate them. Spiffing job there in the articulation and delineation department(s), old chap. I like myself a well-delineated comment.

      Hello! I am here to rambunctiously regale you…

      Ooh, I see Mama came out to play… Oh, but it looks like she read and didn’t post. :cry:

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Boo

      Why thank you old bean. I consider myself well and truly rambunctiously regaled.

      Love your alliteration

      Jul 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   fluffy8u

      I wish I was as eloquent as the two of you. However, it seems that I often find myself in delicate conundrums.

      I’m going to go wallow in my own crapulence now, it seems that I drank too much last night.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   marX

    America???

    Where is this place???
    ……………oh now get it, the damn night club near London bridge!!!!!!!

    Jul 5, 2009 at 9:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   xs

    My country runs the world and yours doesn’t. Or I have class and you don’t.

    Someone’s favorite movie is The Parent Trap….

    Jul 5, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   fluffy8u

      Why I oughta!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Kate

    Even if this note was written with a hint of sarcasm, I feel that it still shows that these are the underlying beliefs of the writer.
    Also, it would still piss people off, regardless of the tone.

    Little annoys me more than when the President of the USA is referred to as ‘The Leader of the Free World’. The leader of America yes. The rest of the world, no.

    Jul 5, 2009 at 10:56 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   RP

      Best passive aggressive line: “It’s just a joke”

      Jul 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   ILOVETHE

    AMERICA!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!!

    Jul 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   bean

    Nothing will make you more patriotic than spending time in another country listening to people bitch about Americans.

    But I think that this turn to passive aggressive note writing is a clear sign of the new direction we’re taking, as opposed to pissing all over others’ customs, and beliefs. More patriotism, less blind, ignorant hate.

    Jul 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   mamason bang

      Does it have to be an either/or situation?

      Jul 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   hollyjacobs bang

    Is this when someone says that Superman was created by a CANADIAN … not an American; no way you guys can be that awesome.

    Jul 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   park rose

      I wonder what’s on page 2?

      Jul 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   T imo® bang

      Well, it’s a well known fact, Sonny Jim that Superman was created by a secret society called the Pentavirate whose members are The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.

      Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee beady eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken!”

      Jul 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   fluffy8u

      Hey did u guys noe that Superman waz created by a Canadian?! The writer of dis note needs 2 chek his sources!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   agatha christie

      OMG fluffy, no wai!

      Jul 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   fluffy8u

    That flag does not have 50 stars! He is not a true American!!

    Jul 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   beedog

    So nobody here cares about the inappropriate (though consistent) capitalisation of letters in the middle of sentences?

    Jul 6, 2009 at 1:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   L

      Well, now that you bring our attention to it…

      Anyone notice the spelling error, second sentence third word (beginning with the capitalized R)? Must have forgotten that golden rule, ‘i before u except after R’.

      Jul 6, 2009 at 5:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   Boo

    Does America rule the world because he did the recycling? Or because Americans invented hamburgers, Superman and great big flags which would interfere with the earth’s orbit and probably send us all spinning to our doom?

    Jul 6, 2009 at 8:45 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   aaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Nothing makes me more patriotic and anti-american than american arrogance.

    and really. who gets upset about taking out the trash? boohoo you, poor thing.

    Jul 6, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Andreas

    Oh… I read “My country RUINS the world” and it made a creepy kind of sense…

    Jul 6, 2009 at 11:26 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   KaH

    Being a EU citizen with tendencies towards the far left and world music, I have trained myself to detect the smallest traces of smugness, arrogance and imperialistic leanings where members of the US populace are concerned. That being said, I found the note genuinely funny.

    Those unable to appreciate the hilarity of arranging the US flag, Superman and a hamburger in a Rubbish Take-out Holy Trinity of sorts must have very solid defences against humour.

    Jul 7, 2009 at 5:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   GK bang

      “World music”? Is that some sort of tree-hugging hippy crap?

      Jul 7, 2009 at 7:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.2   Mishee™ bang

      Its something you listen to in your basement apartment, while practicing with your Samurai Sword technique.

      Its very complicated and very involved.

      I don’t want to have to explain it to you.

      Jul 13, 2009 at 9:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   Lisa

    I lived with 7 other people in uni, and the 3 who had the most rubbish NEVER took them out.

    The bags were pretty disgusting too, normally covered in left over food, but PAN notes wouldn’t have helped. A PAN note had been left telling them to clean their fridge out before because they were at risk of food poisoning, it didn’t work, yuck.

    Jul 7, 2009 at 7:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   kelly

    psssstttt… superman was created by a Canadian.

    Jul 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   GK bang

      Thanks, kelly! Man, it’s a good thing this is the first time the subject has come up over the comment thread; I’d hate for you to look silly!

      Jul 9, 2009 at 3:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Anonymous

    So would the Brits have taken out the recycling in the year 1800?

    Jul 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Ashley

    People are taking this way too seriously.

    Jul 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   mamason bang

      No we’re not, except for those who are, which just adds to the funny, so it’s all good.

      Jul 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   FUCK YOU AMERICA

    You stupid fucking american, the world is dieing because of you, every single on of you are retards for thinking otherwise, there is something wrong with all of you. To top it off you all belive you are gods gift and are top of the world, you beleive the bullshit propaganda that is forced down your throats every day. You only have poor pitterful derilect shit lives. You don’t speak american, you speak english, but you muttade it into that backwards shit you speak now.

    GET A FUCKING LIFE
    LIVE IN THE FUCKING REAL WORLD

    Jul 13, 2009 at 7:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   anglophile bang

      Heh, heh.

      “dieing” “beleive” “pitterful” “muttade”

      Jul 13, 2009 at 9:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.2   Mishee™ bang

      Muttade??

      Oh, wait.. Mutate??

      Ok. Nevermind.

      Proceed anglophile…

      Jul 13, 2009 at 9:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.3   Roxie

      And what language are you speaking?

      Jul 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   FaeRaae

    1. Never live with a friend or you shortly won’t be anymore.
    2. Based on the note on the fridge it sounds like he’s calling you the slob who doesn’t take out the trash.
    3. I speak for most Americans when I say, that as a whole, we are most definately like that. We have one of the longest work weeks in the world and the shortest vacation time, so we’re not lazy.
    4. I’m sorry for this tacky note lest on your refridgerator. I don’t know how all the tacky Americans get to the UK while the rest of us are stuck here. I suspext it has something to do with the classlessness of New Money. Although, if I had new money, I wouldn’t act like that. In fact, when I was in London, I was polite & inquired much about your heritage. I was treated wonderfully and did not want to leave at’tall.

    Jul 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   PololBear

    Hey! People with the “clever” responses that are supposedly going over people’s head. You can’t HEAR people write. There is no inflection in your written words to indicate that you are joking. And if you haven’t yet realized…the internet is SERIOUS BUSINESS ONLY PLZ.

    Aug 7, 2009 at 2:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   That Guy

    Most Americans are remarkably provincial, even with respect to their North American neighbors. Very few Americans know (or, to be honest, care to know) anything substantive about either Canada or Mexico (let alone the rest of the world). A few people are beginning to think of themselves as “North American”, but usually any talk of greater continental integration on any level brings the conspiracy nutjobs out of the closet….

    Aug 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Holly Steel

    Psst: do you want to know why Americans are called just that?
    Because they are part of “The United States of America”.
    If they were called “United Statesians”, someone would complain. We have the United Mexican States. We have the United States of Micronesia.
    In any case, Brits don’t call themselves “United Kingdomers”, nor do Europeans identify themselves as “European Unioners”, or people of the Congo as “Democratic Republicans”. “American” is simply the most logical name. :)

    Also, this note is the funniest thing I’ve read all day. “I recycle, which is why MY country runs the world. YOURS does not.” Thanks, PAN!

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   DaveK

      Technically, we do! It’s the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland… so by calling ourselves British, we are doing exactly that!

      Aug 30, 2009 at 4:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   jammers

    hmmm, the word “slob”, what country springs to mind when you say it

    Sep 21, 2009 at 10:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   ck

    And that is why the globe doesn’t even remotely look like the real thing, while the hamburger is a very detailed representation of it’s real counterpart. Go USA!

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   blaknuppy

    I’m proud to be a n i g g e r. A BLACK N I G G E R OMICRON YES YES!

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Steve Chung

    So he’s proud to be an American, actually doing something right for other people while he’s not even in his own country when a lot of people back in his home aren’t doing it for themselves.

    This guy, although apparently arrogant, is doing the right thing.

    And here are many people dogging him for it, also acting quite arrogant in the fact that they find it so very easy to overlook an American man trying to MOTIVATE the people around him to preserve the environment.

    What the hell is wrong with you people? So he put up a picture of a cheeseburger. Who cares? Cheeseburgers are absolutely delicious. Not the healthiest thing, sure, but then again neither is Beer, something that the vast majority of the world would kill over before they gave it up.

    And what’s wrong with superman? Is it because he’s a fictional character? What if I told you British people to Jog on because the Doctor is a git and a tosser? I’d probably be beaten to death.

    Although I will agree that the young man was wrong in his statement that America runs the world because we’re such great recyclers.

    A more accurate statement would be to say America runs the world because we happen to have more nukes than anyone else. Or maybe it’s because we’ve liberated so many countries from dictatorships and fascism and totalitarian regimes. Or maybe it’s because we have the best and brightest people from most of the successful countries in the world coming here to become a part of our culture.

    I like to think it’s the latter.

    Flame on.

    Oct 2, 2009 at 1:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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