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and they always fucking love Coupling. Jesus.
what the fuck is it with coupling man? doctor who, coupling, sherlock holmes, i saw one talking about vera. how does that happen?
i was on cricinfo and there's a guy on there from new jersey who follows the county game like it's the greatest show on earth, no relation within three generations of this country. even english people don't follow county cricket for fuck axe.
definitely gonna use this
it's like ffs get a grip
1) You appreciate HP sauce
2) Canadian backpackers don't pretend to be Americans
3) You can spell
It's really weird. America has these pockets of Britpop nerds (like me) and sometimes I do scratch my head. It's 2012 and we're dancing to Marion. The question is why and I don't have an answer.
I mean there are probably more people more erection-vein-bulging about US popular culture in the UK than the other way round.
Plus, it's nice to think that the UK can still export stuff like that (or, the argument would be that we've never been able to).
you're on a messageboard full of people who (a) discuss bands that play to twenty people in the US, let alone here, (b) break the law downloading American TV dramas and sitcoms, most of which get graveyard slots here, years after their original broadcast (HELLO COMMUNITY) and (c) talk in depth about American Football.
but yes, i do all of the above.
(and I do two out of the three!)
and I really like Sherlock Holmes and Britpop. Good accents.
That's about it, though.
Or wait, no. Like the way you guys throw "cunt" around. God, the looks it'll draw this side of the Atlantic = priceless!
With the exception of the last 3 minutes of the Man City game...Euro football is a bit boring.
Warm beer...get the fuck outta here!
Left side of the road, wut?
Obsessed with class structure, wut?
Every Brit movie has a church in it, yet we're the religious freaks...wut?
You guys have about four good bands since 1999. So, uhm, relax there, cowboy. Or I'll have another McDonald's put up on street. You cunt.
You're my new favourite
please tell me you're Tom Haverford
the guy behind the counter was really excited when he found out I was English, and started talking about Luther like it was the best show in the world
but at a comic shop in Toronto with the serving nerd talking excitedly at me about Doctor Who youtube parodies and I really just wanted to pay for my plane-time reading material and leave but he just wouldn't stop and I DON'T EVEN LIKE DOCTOR WHO
you LOOK like you'd like Dr Who.
you LOOK like you'd be IN Doctor Who. As a monster.
Bad start to the day.
friendly guy behind the counter trying to make conversation. Don't piss me off any further. I've got a Burger King ready to go on your street, too, pal.
in my home city*, we don't have a McDonalds, Burger King OR KFC.
How d'ya like them apples?
** so, so hungry
but those Subway fucks have just infiltrated.
Had a dominos put in where my favourite chippy used to be too.
Forgot about our Dominos, however the Golden Plaice lives on.
Does anyone know why so many chippies are run by people of oriental origin? (I'm not racist!)
Alan Fish Bar in Ely (not Alan's Fish Bar) is run by people of oriental origin. I assum he's called Alan Fish.
always dishing out calendars and as much free salt and vinegar as I want. Excellent chips too.
or the skinny fries kind of chip?
I MUST KNOW.
The average American doesn't think about Europe in a typical month. I love you guys...cos you're kinda my friends. So I know quite a bit about Brit/Euro culture...but the average American, no. Couldn't name your Prime Minister (fair enough, most Americans can't name our own Vice President).
You guys are world conscious in a way most people aren't. Good for you. You should care.
We like your accents. We feel a kinship for Britain that you probably don't deserve. Or, yes, you do deserve.
But this disdain for things American. Uhm, I get that too. To an extent. But not to the extent it resonants on these boards. You love us, you hate us. When really the ideal is somewhere in-between. (Ought to be closer to "love us", like we love you, though.)
my experience in texas was that even in a highly educated field and profession there were people who'd never left TEXAS never mind left the states. they're answer to this was "why would I need to leave?"...
those are all quite boring. That's why they're shown on PBS, which no one watches.
Sherlock Holmes is not a period piece, obv...but it's really, really fucking good. So that.
I watched 10 minutes of Downton Abbey and wanted to kill myself.
(thats really a horrible thing to say and I don't mean it at all. you shouldn't kill yourself. I just really love Downton Abbey)
and Downton Abbey was referenced.
mainly because I get it a lot on the Korea front (and used to with Japan).
People go on as though being into another country's pop culture is some kind of refusal of your own, and either pretentious or try-hard.
9 times out of 10, it doesn't happen like "you know what, I'm going to exclusively be into British/Japanese/Korean pop culture from now on", it happens like "oooh, I like this" and then "oooh, actor y from this is also in the show x", and then "people say if I like show x then I'll probably like show y" and by that time you're probably out of the loop of your country's pop culture and well into the loop of another.
More mental plz x
The "Little Britain" episodes of Arrested Development were filmed at Universal Studios LA theme park. Not even the studios, the actual theme park, I lost my shit when I turned a corner and found myself in "Little Britain"
otherwise, you guys are all typical miserable Brits, I'm moving to America to be quirky.