Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans
arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.
'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France !'
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, 'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'
"A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:"
"The American ... quietly explained"
Hahaha, c'mon man, I told you it's full of holes... is that the best you could come up with? How about, "The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." You're not going to pick that one apart?
Now, dig deep to your pomegranite roots and support me in mocking the French.
Q: How do you identify a French soldier?
A: He's waiving a white flag.
true though, i've never met a quiet american! :p
I'm a quiet half-American. I'm only loud when I'm hiding behind my computer screen.
'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.
I love this one, this guy seems to be a wise man.
I'm a quiet half-American.
Either one is an American or He is 100% american
It's a new land in the world that brings together people from differents ethinics and offering each one who becomes so all the privileges can have. No hokou there:)
Sorry guys, I'm out of material.
Desmond, that quote sounds good, but neglects to mention all the oil and economic favors Americans have asked for in return.
Ami, why the crazy guy?
Yes Sir, sorry, I like Acon, but I don't want to hear him every time I open this thread.
Chinese nationalists are fucking infuriating. American nationalists are just stupid.
But China is on its way up, and American is on its way down. By the time they meet in the middle, the world will be too polluted to live in, but I guess it makes present day Chinese nationalists more rational than Americans.
Harmonious dear, China is on its way up. That's not to say it's already up. It's near the very bottom, but it sure is not near the top. Things change fast though.
What did you do to cure your brainwashing?
See what I mean Harmonious? American nationalists are just stupid... it's no where near as annoying as hearing 56個民族，和諧社會，越來越好什麽的……
I wasn't going to post in this thread until some Real Americans showed up.
Thank you, Erik, for reminding us that freedumb isn't free.
"It's not the money in the bank that makes America, but the culture of its people. "
It most certainly isn't the money in the bank, since it seems there's less of that to go around in the States anymore. The culture of its people, huh? And you're talking about...what, Jersey Shore? ThighMaster? Bill O'Reilly?
And I say that as someone who shakes his head every time I hear someone start in with the old "Well you know, China has thousands of years of history" BS.
Although actually, I think America's greatest cultural gift is trash culture. There's not really anything wrong with that, it's just a sign of the times. Mad civilized up in here.
Mike, China does have 5000 years of history. Don't knock it. Of course, USA has 15000 years of history by the same standard...
It's mostly just when I hear it used as a justification/explanation for something that clearly has nothing to do with China's history. I can't think of any good examples though, it's been awhile since someone pulled that line on me.
Or when it's used to add prestige or value or whatever - I don't know, I'm just not super-impressed by how "old" something is. And yeah, if you wanna split hairs about it...we all go back a ways.