questions about the States... i just had to ask

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Icey101, Oct 31, 2011.





  1. :p


    Every Australian I've ever met has basically said the same thing!
     
  2. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I'm curious, Icey:

    Did a dingo eat your baby?

    Is Paul Hogan the president of your country?

    Is this a knife?
     
  3. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I must add that, despite having been to NYC a number of times, I find a great deal of irony in being lectured about where to visit in my own country from a foreigner.
     
  4. alec

    alec

    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    That's a horrible thing to ask!
    BTW, kangaroo is very gamey and needs to be cooked carefully or it gets tough. Super low in fat though.
    Emu is oily and forgettable.
     
  5. Time Monkey

    Time Monkey Inactive

    Jan 9, 2009
    California
    Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?

    - Around here, yes. Big oil and agriculture industry. Lots of towing going on. And they are fast and eurp straight 6 engines suck.

    Is junk food still a big factor in most peoples lives ie burger and fries?

    -Unfortunately. We are usually busy WORKING and can't always get a healthy meal. Take notes, greece. get off your ass.

    Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?

    -No, that is where they keep them.

    Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?

    -Not any weirder than calling soccer a mans game.

    Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?

    -Out in the sun all day. Have yet to see any evidence of skin cancer.

    Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?

    -Yeah. in fact, my dad is charles napier.

    Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?

    -I dunno. March your ass down to BRITISH PETROLEUM headquarters and ask.

    Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?

    -Hell yes. come over.

    Can you get a colledge degree just for playing basketball or sport?

    -No, just get streamlined into prosports.

    Do they have University over there?...or is that just Colledge? so you go from Highschool into Colledge?

    -College doesn't have a D in it, silly.

    Can anyone get a gun licence as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?

    -No, generally you have to be a business owner, lawyer, blah blah blah. Most counties wont give you one just because. You need a legit reason like carrying large amounts of cash, ex client pissed off, etc...

    If you have a gun licence can you carry for self defence reasons?

    -Stupidest question ever. Why else would you carry it? For the record, the cops cant and wont do a damned thing until an actual crime is commited.

    Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defence reasons?

    -yes, with a concealed carry permit.

    Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?

    -Zingos. google it.

    Is new york subway safe?

    -dunno. never been.

    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?

    -Nicky cruz became a seventh day adventist. His gang couldnt have been that bad ass. I read his book. my mom gave it to me when i was going through my rebellion phase. wasnt impressed.

    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels

    -Never heard of it.

    thanks:D



    Time to go beat up the europeans again. They are getting a bit to mouthy.
     
  6. There are some interesting replies - here are mine for comparison.

     
  7. Area -
    Entirety of the UK: 94,060 square miles
    Michigan: 96,810 square miles

    Length at longest -
    Entirety of the UK: 600 miles
    Michigan: 490 miles

    Width at widest:
    Entirety of the UK: 300 miles
    Michigan: 240 miles

    ...and Michigan isn't even one of the 10 biggest states.

    Average number of paid vacation days per year:
    Italy - 42 days
    France - 37 days
    Germany - 35 days
    Brazil - 34 days
    United Kingdom - 28 days
    Canada - 26 days
    Korea - 25 days
    Japan - 25 days
    U.S. - 13 days
     
  8. cjmodulus

    cjmodulus

    Jul 15, 2010
    Haha, it's all good man. That's just a subject I'm somewhat knowledgeable on, so I figured I might as well contribute to that part of the conversation. :)
     
  9. There are still some places I'd like to visit, though it's much easier said than done. Everything I've ever seen and/or heard about NY makes me not want to go there
     
  10. Why is that a horrible thing to ask? Are they that nasty?
     
  11. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Denver
    Do you guys play knifey-spoony all the time?

    How big are your beer cans?

    Do you really use giant boots for punishment?

    Is disparaging the boot a bootable offense?

    Why are your spiders and snakes so dangerous?

    How do you get an "r" sound in the word no? Or is that New Zealand?

    ;):D
     
  12. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    No we either drive Woolly Mammoths or those bubble suitcase cars that float in and run on air.

    Out here in the west we eat burritos filled with burgers and fries and hot sauce. If we're not eating that, we're eating our children.

    That's all just a cover story to hide all the dinosaurs being ridden by an army of cloned Jesus's.

    If by weird you mean extremely wealthy folks cruising around on 100 foot yachts with gaggles of scantily clad porn stars diving in and out of crystal clear 80 degree tropical water while sipping on slushy alcoholic ice drinks mixed with fruity rum and adorned with little tiny umbrellas then yes.

    This is mostly an Australian concern since your all exports from Great Britain. Out here our skin we are all black mexicans with native american blood so our skin is tougher than leather.


    Yes. Our cell phones come pre-installed with all the top actresses and actors phone numbers in our address books. So far I've 'bumped' into every sexy asian actress worth mentioning as well as all the top sexy movie stars. I currently have Angelina Jolie as a freak booty call, Nicole Kidman as a milf booty call, and Jessica Lange as a gilf booty call. Beyonce also stops by for a good bump in the booty when she's around, but her busy schedule doesn't make her very reliable. After my experience with Beyonce, I'm considering dumping all my aging blondes for some good old fashioned flavor. But this is the plight of all of us American's out here. We're very busy shuffling our bumps around.

    Of course not. We're very good at showing great shock and dismay when it's current, but a week later we've forgotten and are all shocked and dismayed over whatever else the television tells us to be shocked and dismayed over.

    Yes. We call them correctional facilities.

    Yes. But you better fake your spelling better than that. To be a college athlete you have to be illiterate. None of this half-assed typo-looking spelling will get you into college.

    Yes they do. Our universities supply the world with Ivy and lawyers. While our Colledges supply the world with an endless supply of 'Girls Gone Wild' videos.

    Are you kidding. Guns are handed out with pacifiers. If you're born into a family too poor to afford a gun, our government will give you one. It's written in our Constitution.

    Self defense is so 1980's. Now we carry guns for street cred and penis compensation. It's how we court our ladies.

    You could. But you'll be run out of town as communist.

    We have fast food joints where you eat steaks with your hands. There are parts of the US where you can just rip off pieces of cow. We have drinking fountains that dispense hot coffee. It was a byproduct of the Boston Tea Party.

    It's totally safe. You just have to avoid the roving gangs of rapist and the lepers begging for money. Best way to avoid them is to promptly crap your pants as soon as you sit down.

     
  13. :D
     
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  15. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
  16. Obtaining a license to carry a concealed firearm is actually
    pretty easy in most states (unless you have been convicted of a
    felony). Bearing arms is a Constitutional right in the United
    States. Nobody can take that away; not local government,
    not state government, not even the federal government.
    Those states or districts that currently impede gun ownership
    are under fire for these actions which many believe are
    unconstitutional (illegal). The current trend is that more and
    more states are being made to allow gun ownership and carrying.
     
  17. I can't afford to fly my family of 4 and still can't afford to drive there. then afford a place to stay for a few day's ... just the gas would be easily over 500 USD. heck even if i was debt free ... i'd have trouble paying for that trip
     
  18. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?

    -In Tennessee, yes.

    Is junk food still a big factor in most peoples lives ie burger and fries?

    -Yup. And it can be dang tasty too.

    Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?

    -Some do, some don't. Some have even wacky conspiracy theories.

    Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?

    -:confused:

    Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?

    -Tan and leathery is "in" right now...

    Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?

    -I've bumped into famous people multiple times and I'm from a town of about 1500.

    Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?

    -No comment.

    Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?

    -Yep. We have about 6 officers and only one or two are on duty at a time.

    Can you get a colledge degree just for playing basketball or sport?

    -Sadly, yes. Way to go NCAA.

    Do they have University over there?...or is that just Colledge? so you go from Highschool into Colledge?

    - We have both, although the names are used interchangeably.

    Can anyone get a gun licence as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?

    -In Tennessee, yes. 7 day wait period though.

    If you have a gun licence can you carry for self defence reasons?

    -Tennessee, yes.

    Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defence reasons?

    -No.

    Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?

    -Heck yes!

    Is new york subway safe?

    -Never been there, I'm sure it is though.

    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?

    -Yup.

    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels

    -:confused:
     
  19. AnchorHoy

    AnchorHoy Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    New Jersey
    Depends on where you live in the US. In my part of NJ (western/central) they are more popular in rural areas, although there are a sizeable number of urban and suburban dwellers who buy and use them for commercial purposes - bulding contractors, landscapers, and the like

    Well, it certainly is in mine :D

    I simply adore hamburgers and fries, however, the best burgers of all are home-made from "90% lean beef" and the best sort of fries are steak fries (huge manly chunks of potato as opposed to the wimpy 'shoestring' cut of the sort favored by Communists)

    BTW do not be led astray by people (mostly Californians) who would vandalize an otherwise good burger with pineapple or other sacreligious toppings. There is only one appropriate condiment for burgers and that is Heinz ketchup. Accept no substitutes. Beware of Imitations

    The legend is well known. Beyond that, the microchip in my brain will not allow me to say

    There always will be

    Obviously not. Otherwise how could you possibly explain the profitability of tanning salons?

    Easy? No. Possible? Yes. I once met Henry Rollins at a used CD store and we had a fascinating conversation about the merits of various Jimi Hendrix concert bootlegs. Lovely fellow, if a bit.......ah......INTENSE

    No

    Depends on your accent. You are a furriner, and thus will be generally welcome wherever you go in the USA. Bonus points are freely given by American ladies for British or certain Ozzie accents. OTOH negative points will accrue for a Seth Effrican accent

    Theoretically no. In practice, yes. There are restrictions, though. The "free pass" on serious academic achievement is generally granted only to Football or Basketball players. OTOH Olympic-caliber gymnasts, runners, volleyball players etc. are uniformly expected to actually earn their diplomas

    I have three major Universities (Princeton, Rutgers, and Rider) plus a number of independent Colleges within a 30 minute drive of my home. Within the state of NJ as a whole, there are well over 100 institutions of 'higher learning'. NJ is one state out of 50 (granted, a bit more advanced in many ways than say, Iowa). You do the math.....

    It helps immensely to have money for tuition.....

    Totally dependent on the State you live in

    In New Jersey, longarms (rifles and shotguns) require only a Purchaser's Permit to buy. Not that hard to get but there are minimum standards which apply - you must not be certifiably insane, nor a convicted felon. Permits are issued by your local Police Department after a thorough background check, including contacting local references

    OTOH, getting a Pistol Permit (buy and own) in NJ is an extremely difficult process. One fascinating byproduct of our extremely restrictive pistol laws is that it is quite possible to be legally permitted to buy a rifle that shoots ammo originally designed for pistols, say, .357 Magnum, and yet find it impossible to legally posess or use the ammunition for same

    Concealed-carry permits are virtually impossible for Commoners in NJ to obtain

    As a general rule, one needs to be a present or former Law Enforcement Officer. There are very few exceptions to this and as a practical matter the answer for the Little People is "fugeddaboutit"

    IIRC NJ State law considers open display or concealed carry of nunchuks worthy of Felony charges. OTOH just over the bridge in Pennsylvania, you can buy them over-the-counter at the cigarette store, among other places

    Yes. You will find most of them in New Jersey. We invented them :cool:

    For most parts of your body, yes, however the liklihood of having your nose assaulted by horrible smelling people is pretty high. At certain locations, your ears may also be in danger from remarkably bad street musicians (notably saxaphonists and/or hipster drum circles)

    No idea who Niky Cruz is

    Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels. Haven't seen any in quite a few years. They tried 'patrolling' Trenton for a while and soon left after repeatedly getting their azzes handed to them by teenagers who were FAR tougher than they were

    JERSEY! JERSEY OI! OI!
     
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