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'Murika...

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:21 am

I feel no shame in starting this thread, because I am American. However, I am not 'Murikan. Find funny images of things and people that are uniquely 'Murikan for this thread...for the chortles. Edit: Things that are uniquely Canaduh, Asstralian, or fit the theme from other countries are appropriate too. :mrgreen:

Here's a man blithely mowing his lawn while a tornado approaches. Apparently, he was quoted as saying, "I'm keeping an eye on it."
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...and, apparently, Canadian. :-P
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:38 am

scrmbldggs wrote:...and, apparently, Canadian. :-P

Anyone oblivious to whats going on around him is entitled to call themselves Murican.

Although......from the original post I do recall him saying he kept his eye on it.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:19 am

:lol:

And I think the original article also said perspective is everything and that thing wasn't too close by, and moving farther away as they were mowing. He probably enjoyed any stray breeze during his work...
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:07 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:...and, apparently, Canadian. :-P

Really? That doesn't seem Canadian. Canadian is sitting in a snowbank during a blizzard in a bikini getting drunk. :mrgreen:
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:13 pm

I'm not the slimmest woman, and could probably stand to lose 15-20 pounds. But when I chance to go to Walmart, I feel like a supermodel.

The surprising thing is that they're in the sporting goods department.
The not-so-surprising thing is that they're browsing the only item in that department that relates to food.
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Postby Gord » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:03 am

Nikki Nyx wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:...and, apparently, Canadian. :-P

Really? That doesn't seem Canadian. Canadian is sitting in a snowbank during a blizzard in a bikini getting drunk. :mrgreen:

They were immigrants to Canada: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alta-man-m ... -1.3443044

An Alberta man showed remarkable dedication to keeping a tidy lawn on Friday, continuing with his mowing as a large tornado swirled on the horizon....

...“We’re originally from South Africa and this is the first time we’ve ever seen a tornado,” Theunis said. “I was watching all the time to see what it was going to do."...
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Postby Gord » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:11 am

And in keeping with a minor Canadian invasion into a discussion about 'Murika: http://globalnews.ca/news/3464768/man-t ... paign=2015

Man tosses gun during foot chase with Winnipeg Police

Because everyone knows you throw guns!

See?

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:59 am

Gord wrote:And in keeping with a minor Canadian invasion into a discussion about 'Murika: http://globalnews.ca/news/3464768/man-t ... paign=2015

Man tosses gun during foot chase with Winnipeg Police

Because everyone knows you throw guns!

See?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... owAwayGuns

So, how do we semantically 'Murika the name "Canada?" :mrgreen:
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Postby Gord » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:48 am

Canaduh.
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:lol: Reminds me of the news person who said "...everywhere across the nation from Paris to New York." :-P
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 am

Apparently, we can add Australia to the list... Because I've always triggered by the crosswalk light MAN. :roll: Maybe they could make them different colors, too, to include all "races." And one should be in a wheelchair. I mean, we have to ensure that no one could possibly ever be offended again, right? The madness...

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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:20 am

Sheesh, they really could have done a better job with the wait signal. That'll get confusing... :roll:

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Nikki Nyx wrote:Apparently, we can add Australia to the list... Because I've always triggered by the crosswalk light MAN. :roll: Maybe they could make them different colors, too, to include all "races."


Ours also go beep beep beep so blind people can cross the road.

So there....
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Nikki Nyx wrote:Apparently, we can add Australia to the list... Because I've always triggered by the crosswalk light MAN. :roll: Maybe they could make them different colors, too, to include all "races."


Ours also go beep beep beep so blind people can cross the road.

So there....
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:43 pm

Monster wrote:
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Nikki Nyx wrote:Apparently, we can add Australia to the list... Because I've always triggered by the crosswalk light MAN. :roll: Maybe they could make them different colors, too, to include all "races."


Ours also go beep beep beep so blind people can cross the road.

So there....
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We got the same here.
Of course! So do ours. But that's a functional change in design, not unnecessary silliness that costs tax dollars for no valid reason. The tax dollars would be better spent on snowflake therapy.
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And sensible signage.


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Matthew Ellard wrote: Ours also go beep beep beep so blind people can cross the road.

So there....
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Monster wrote:We got the same here.
Not in Hawaii. This endlessly confused us as we had to keep looking at the damn things.

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Matthew Ellard wrote:
Matthew Ellard wrote: Ours also go beep beep beep so blind people can cross the road.

So there....
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Monster wrote:We got the same here.
Not in Hawaii. This endlessly confused us as we had to keep looking at the damn things.

Yeah, they're not everywhere. Actually, I think most places don't have them. They're common in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Those cities have omnipresent electronic chirping, day and night.
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We have nobby sections in the sidewalk to blind people can tell they're coming to a crosswalk. One my cousins asked what the blind people did after dark. Never did figure that one out.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:We have nobby sections in the sidewalk to blind people can tell they're coming to a crosswalk. One my cousins asked what the blind people did after dark. Never did figure that one out.

They go home. Duh.
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Nikki Nyx wrote:Apparently, we can add Australia to the list... Because I've always triggered by the crosswalk light MAN. :roll: Maybe they could make them different colors, too, to include all "races." And one should be in a wheelchair. I mean, we have to ensure that no one could possibly ever be offended again, right? The madness...

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Who's to say the old signs aren't a woman? Is it because the stick figure is wearing pants and not a skirt? Honestly, this seems more sexist.
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You caught it. All those Walk signs are nekkid womens.
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An obvious sellout to the crossdresser lobby.
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OlegTheBatty wrote:An obvious sellout to the crossdresser lobby.

You don't walk across the street any more, you TRANSit. 8-)
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Nikki Nyx wrote:I'm not the slimmest woman, and could probably stand to lose 15-20 pounds. But when I chance to go to Walmart, I feel like a supermodel.

The surprising thing is that they're in the sporting goods department.
The not-so-surprising thing is that they're browsing the only item in that department that relates to food.
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Saw a Youtube of a guy on a Hoveround being towed to Wal-mart behind a pickup.

Yeah, Oklahoma City.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 am

Had gotten the munchies from the fumes?
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scrmbldggs wrote:Had gotten the munchies from the fumes?

That or having eaten all the students at a grade school. :moped:
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