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oh, how i wish to leave the states... by free me from america on 4 October 2003 4:17am
 
interesting how one can get so bored with the country they live in when they are restricted to live there. sure, the history of the united states is great and all, but it just doesn't catch my fancy. i'm taking honors advanced placement us history this year, and it's just boring as hell. when you learn about american history, it starts out at a certain point in time. and the culture and livelihood of the US was derived from great britain! ooooh, how i wish to go to europe. hopefully i'll study abroad there in college or something. the history of european civilization just fascinates me. especially the renaissance/reformation time period in england. ah well. damn me for being so young and uneducated about the rest of the world. we americans are in our own little world and i hate it. i can honestly say, i think it would have been more interesting if i had been born in england or something. accent! :) enough of my bitching, so sorry to trouble the people who are vastly in love with america... :D
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by Helen on 4 October 2003 8:59pm
 
Understood. You have my complete empathy.
:)
Helen
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by fattcslim on 4 October 2003 9:21pm
 
mmmm, i can understand that from your perspective but then again 90% of the ppl in the world are bored with their own country or area of the planet they live in, i hate the uk, its so boring the history is pompus and all inter breading but thats the view of me who lives her, got it crammed down my throat at school and do find the uk history so boring, like i know that kaz thinks australia is the same to here etc etc, im fasinated by the american civl war, but thats because its new to me as us in the uk , dont know much about it or learn about it and you get it fed though a straw until your so fed up
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 5 October 2003 5:07am
 
Yeah. I live in Australia, and I know that we get told about all the boring history of the first fleet all the time. It's so boring. I want to move to the UK. My father is from Yorkshire so I want to go there. And then stay in the UK. Much as I love Australia, we need to start studying something other than how we were started as a CONVICT HOLE...*phew*
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by Miss-M on 5 October 2003 6:44am
 
I agree Hanne. We should all pack up and move to New York City and walk down the street with our Akubras and Bowie knives and say "G'day" to everyone, ala Mick Dundee.
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by kazzzz on 5 October 2003 11:10am
 
Beat me to it Tone...
I was telling Tony just a few days ago how boring our history is..First Fleet Hanne..yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn...I think that Oz is a bit of a cultural wasteland and am far more interested in the depth and diversity of european history and culture...don't mean to offend anyone but that's how it is.
Oh , and I don't think Steve Irwin does a lot for our image either Missy...how embarassing!!
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by fattcslim on 5 October 2003 2:27pm
 
oh steves sexy leave him alone
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 5 October 2003 2:47pm
 
Steve is annoyingly stereotypical. I have never wrestled a crocidile and I don't own a cork hat. And our accents aren't that bad unless you hear them against other ones. People make fun of them, but they are better than american ones. The whole sheepshagging thing is not Australians, it's New Zealanders/Kiwis.
Australia has good culture in the different aboriginal ones, but they get boring too. They're all the same if you learn them in school. And I agree Kaz, Europe has amazing culture. I want to study it if I get the chance, and I want to travel like Michael, and I want to see Africa. *sigh* One day....
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by Helen on 5 October 2003 3:03pm
 
I love Steve Irwin! He's got nice legs... but i can see how someone in Oz would not want him to to "represent" their country. I live in the US of A and I fear everyone thinks we are like our president... or that we are all TV watchin' gun totin' zombies.
we're not! I swear! There are a lot of intelligent, peaceful folks here-- and not all of us watch TV or own a gun.
Actually, I would rather have Steve Irwin "represent" me over Dubya any day. At least Irwin cares deeply about something and believes in preserving life...
whooooooooops. Helen went off on a tangent......
...and I know not all Autralians are croc wrestlin' spazmos. :)
Love and Culture,
Helen
 
Re: oh, how i wish to leave the states... by kazzzz on 5 October 2003 3:06pm
 
Well said...stereotypes are the lowest form of intelligence.
Hey Tony...don't forget to put on yer flat cap as you attend to your homing pigeons and whippets while eating Yorkshire pud ...
Eeh bah 'eck thre's a good lad!!
:)Kaz
 
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