Things I Love from America

revelator
Having dished out lots of criticism of America over the last few years, I thought it would be nice to have a thread to acknowledge the many wonderful things America has contributed to the world.

1) Rock'n'Roll music.

Thanks America!

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revelator said:
1) Rock'n'Roll music.

Thanks America!

I knew this was going to turn into another america bashing thread :tongue2:

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2. Spongebob Squarepants.

Thanks America!

Townsend
revelator said:
Having dished out lots of criticism of America over the last few years, I thought it would be nice to have a thread to acknowledge the many wonderful things America has contributed to the world.

1) Rock'n'Roll music.

Thanks America!

Thats not ours...we stole it

Smurf
Townsend said:
Thats not ours...we stole it
There you gow ith your America bashing again! :grumpy:

Townsend
Smurf said:
There you gow ith your America bashing again! :grumpy:

...what I said is not an insult...

It just means that people will have to think harder for something positive to say...

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3. Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Townsend
brewnog said:
3. Kentucky Fried Chicken.

I hate American fast food. I think that is one of the worst things to come from this country.

revelator
Townsend said:
Thats not ours...we stole it

Dang. From who?

Alright well I got others.

4) Putting humans on the moon.
5) Samuel Clemens

Townsend
revelator said:
Dang. From who?

Alright well I got others.

3) Putting humans on the moon.

That was just to beat Russia...

4) Samuel Clemens

Ok, I will give you that one.

revelator
Townsend said:
That was just to beat Russia...

Ok, I will give you that one.

You guys still did it.

And who'd you steal Rock'n'Roll from?

Townsend
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brewnog said:
3. Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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Pengwuino said:

Ha, well, they must have made it nice especially for export to the UK. In any case, short of several musicians who most will never have heard of, and Spongbob, I'm having a hard time thinking of much else! I'll get there, I'm sure.

Townsend
brewnog said:
Ha, well, they must have made it nice especially for export to the UK. In any case, short of several musicians who most will never have heard of, and Spongbob, I'm having a hard time thinking of much else! I'll get there, I'm sure.

I can tell this thread is going to go a long ways...

revelator
I was really hoping this would be a successful thread. I mean, geez, let's give some credit where credit is due.

neurocomp2003
mmmm...
[] its the country south of the border.
[] rap/r&b
[] \$...and importing Canadians.
[] mmmmm some science magazines.

kaos
Barney the dinosaur, power rangers, The village people , cowboy movies

:yuck: YECCCCHHH :yuck:

Townsend
revelator said:
I was really hoping this would be a successful thread.

I appreciate the the gesture...

Baseball.
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Townsend
Is that the extent of what everyone has to say?

There are a lot of things that have come from America...I guess I will have to help...

The internet? Does anyone like that?

mattmns
Internets, is the correct term.

What about Porn videos? I would say that we have to be good at those.

revelator
Townsend said:
Is that the extent of what everyone has to say?

There are a lot of things that have come from America...I guess I will have to help...

The internet? Does anyone like that?

Hear, hear!

mattmns said:
What about Porn videos? I would say that we have to be good at those.

Good yes, but in this field the Japanese have you guys beat :tongue2:

kaos
Yeah, hooray for pooornnn... and bT

wooohoooo!

Townsend
How about aviation? Does anyone like Airplanes?

revelator
IIRC the modern refrigerator comes to us courtesy of an American?

Townsend
Computers?

Smurf
You can hardly say that Aviation and Computers are from America. They contributed sure, but let's not give them too much credit either.

klusener
Townsend said:
Is that the extent of what everyone has to say?

There are a lot of things that have come from America...I guess I will have to help...

The internet? Does anyone like that?

I thought it was some guy from New Zealand.

Townsend
Smurf said:
You can hardly say that Aviation and Computers are from America. They contributed sure, but let's not give them too much credit either.

Ok how about a powered, heavier-than-air machines able achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. Those are from America...

http://www.nasm.si.edu/wrightbrothers/

As from computers...let me be more precise...electronic general-purpose computers started in America.

How is that?

Smurf
Townsend said:
Ok how about a powered, heavier-than-air machines able achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. Those are from America...
Of course. And what a giant leap that was.
As from computers...let me be more precise...electronic general-purpose computers started in America.
Personal Computers? Really just a matter of mass producing them rather than actually inventing something.

Echo 6 Sierra
Air Conditioning!

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Echo 6 Sierra said:
Air Conditioning!
I was waiting for someone to say that!

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