Arnaldo sez...

Old Feb 4th 2001, 11:45 am
Alvena Ferreira
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Paulgani posted some things to consider about marriage to a chinese...I'm now posting some
things that Arnaldo always says...just to give you pause to consider that no matter how
much you are alike, there *are* going to be differences...Arnaldo sez:

>The US should have socialized medicine, they have had it in Uk since
1949! The doctors are all getting rich!
>Why do I have to pay taxes on the interest from my money, I already
paid taxes on the money itself!! Damned taxes!
>This bread is old, it was made yesterday! Everything is so far away...the US needs better
>public transportation! You mean we have to pay taxes on our car every year? Sheesh! Why
>are all the clothes we buy made in Macau and China? I thought this
was the US!
>A real car is not an automatic...a real car has a shift lever! They do not need to make
>cars that go 100 MPH, because no place over
here lets you drive that fast anyway...what a WASTE of good highways!
>Brrrr! It's cold this morning! ZERO! (centrigrade..haha) If you could speak Portuguese, I
>could get you a EU passport... We are paying 30% of our income in TAXES!!! The robbers!
>Bush is an idiot ...the poiliticians are all crooked...if this was
Europe they would throw these guys out!
>We definitely need separation of church and state...anybody who comes
from Europe remembers the problems that church and state together caused.
>Wait til I take you to Paris...then you will have a REAL eclair! It's not sweet
>enough...I want my sweets SWEET! Bread...we must have bread...if we have bread, we are
>ok. I want to buy meat from a butcher, where I can see the place on the cow
that it came from....
>Chinese labor is cheaper... I haven't been caught speeding...yet... THAT'S a
>city! Idiots...the US is full of idiots! In Europe you get a REAL education! The cheese
>is all plastic here....I want REAL cheese! No one here knows how to make a REAL espresso!

We have been laughing about these, I hope you get a chuckle too...always remember that a
lot of truth is said in jest!

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Old Feb 5th 2001, 2:45 am
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Alvena and gang- hey ya'll- had a wee chuckle at everyone's comments. My (UK) Paul has his
own... "Why do they have so may bloody commercials (on telly)" or "so may adverts" (in the
Sunday paper) "Why are automatic weapons legal?" (good question) The same comments
regarding public transport, etc... We're still in the midst of the K-1 stuff, so he isn't
in a postion to comment on taxes just yet... He loves how cheap everything is over here
(compared with London) I'm sure once he moves, he'll find plenty to moan about , but for
someone who lived in Egypt for 11 months, and has traveled all over Russia, the middle
east, and lots of Asia, I'll take it all with a grain of salt... I know it didn't take me
long to adjust to living in the UK, for the short while that I lived there last winter.
Anyway- I wanted to post this- I'm only the messenger- I found it on one of the bulletin boards. Those boards are a great place to
go to really see how others around the world perceive America and Americans. Its like the
eye-opening you get from world travel without having to pack a bag. Please realize the
following is meant as humour, is very tongue and cheek, and sorry in advance if anyone is
offended. I'm American and I thought it was rather humourous, but what can I say, I have
an open mind about these things.. ARE YOU AN AMERICAN? Questionnaire
> 1. You decide that the relationship with your partner is over. How do you break the news
> you are leaving?
>(a) Leave a tearful note on the table and slip quietly away
>(b) Calmly discuss the reasons with your partner for your decision © Attack them with a
> chair in front of a rabble of cheering pumped-up inbreeds on national television.
> 2. You and your mates decide to have a game of football in the
>What do you need to take?
>(a) A ball
>(b) A ball and 2 coats © A ball, 50 crash helmets, 4 tons of body armour, 20
> cheerleaders, a marching sousaphone band with a grand piano on a trolley, and a team
> of orthopaedic surgeons specialising in spinal injuries.
> 3. You are driving along a country road when you accidentally run over a rabbit. What do
> you do?
>(a) Stop and see how badly injured it is, taking it to a vet if it is still alive
>(b) Carry on driving, but hope it is still alive, or if not, that
>died quickly © Strap it across the bonnet of your car and drive home hollering, whooping
>and throwing empty Budweiser cans out of the window.
> 4. You wake up in the morning with a stiff neck after sleeping in
>awkward position. What do you do?
>(a) Ignore it. It will probably loosen up as the day progresses
>(b) Take a couple of aspirins and get on with things. © Take yourself to a
> prostitute-addicted TV evangelist faith healer in an ill-fitting wig, who will lay
> his hands on your head, whilst screaming about the devil in front of an audience of
gibbering inbreds.
> 5. What do you have for breakfast?
>(a) A bowl of Cornflakes, slice of toast and a mug of tea
>(b) Glass of orange juice, croissant and a cup of coffee © A bag of donuts with ice
> cream, a 32 ounce steak with six eggs
sunny side-up, fifteen pancakes with maple syrup, ten waffles, five corn dogs and a diet
root beer.
> 6. You and your partner decide to take the plunge and get married.
What sort of ceremony do you have?
>(a) A quiet party with a few friends in a registry office
>(b) A church service followed by a traditional reception at a hotel © A minute long
> mockery at a 24 hour drive-through chapel in Las Vegas, presided over by a
> transvestite vicar dressed as Elvis.
> 7. Your 14-year-old son is going through a difficult phase,
becoming disruptive at school and reclusive at home. What do you do?
>(a) Don't worry. Its just a phase and will pass.
>(b) Encourage him to get out more, get involved in team sports or join a youth club. ©
> Take him to an armoury and buy him an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons and enough
> ammunition to slaughter a small town.
> 8. You fancy a night in watching something funny on TV. What kind
of comedy do you choose?
>(a) A sitcom like Fawlty Towers or Father Ted
>(b) A sketch show like the Two Ronnies or the Fast show © A thinly disguised morality
> play set in a massive lounge where the audience whoop for ten minutes every time an
> overpaid actor
with a superglued grin on his face makes an entrance to deliver a
>lightweight wisecrack.
> 9. Whilst getting ready for bed, you stub your toe on your wife's dressing table. What
> do you do?
>(a) Shout and swear a bit, after all, it did hurt
>(b) Make a mental note to move the table so it doesn't happen again © Immediately call a
> hotshot lawyer with an uptown reputation, and
sue your wife's ass.
>10. You are responsible for the USA's presidential electoral process. Do you:
>(a) Count all votes and declare a winner
>(b) Count all votes and declare a winner © Let the press declare who's won before the
> votes are counted; then count only the votes which have been handed in by a deadline
whilst not checking if Bud, the hillbilly sheriff of nowheres-ville, has left several
thousand votes in the trunk of his Chevy 'by mistake', then
>force a recount of only some of the votes within just one state and allow only 12 seconds
>for the recount to take place; then be amazed
that the recount hasn't finished by the deadline and increase the deadline by another 3.2
seconds; then ignore all votes and let 4 judges decide the result, making sure the judges
all support the same candidate; then ponce around the world telling other countries how to
run their own elections.
>Answers... If you answered: mostly (a)'s & (b)'s then you are a normal well-balanced
>mostly ©'s then do the world a favour and shoot yourself with the anti-tank weapon you
>carry in the glove-box of your pick-up truck..
Old Feb 5th 2001, 3:28 am
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ARE YOU AN AMERICAN? Questionnaire

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That was funny

Old Feb 5th 2001, 4:36 am
sine nomine
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Alvena Ferreira wrote:

:>No one here knows how to make a REAL espresso!

he obviously needs to visit seattle...

a dutch friend of mine came to visit once, and we went out for coffee. she wanted a
capuccino. she asked the nice person for a capuccino, and was totally unprepared for the
barrage of questions that resulted (single, double, triple? skinny or whole milk? flavor?
tall, grande, or venti? and more).

then she turned around with her cup and saw the table covered with things she could put in
the coffee herself.

sine | deb it was either the nutmeg grinder or the jar of vanilla powder that made her
just give up
Old Feb 5th 2001, 12:03 pm
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"Why do they have so may bloody commercials (on telly)"

Thanks to commercials, our television is not state-supported and never has been.

>"so may adverts" (in the Sunday paper)

Dual revenue stream; the subscriptions don't really cover the cost of producing a
newspaper...especially with the rising costs of the newsprint. Advertising originated to
help newspapers be profit-making...again, allowing them to be independent.

As an aside, cable television differs from broadcast television, in that it has a dual
revenue stream (advertising and "subscriptions") rather than the single revenue stream
(advertising) of broadcast television. Cable television has the upkeep of the plant (i.e.,
cabling, satellite uplinks, etc.) to consider in its cost - one reason for the need for a
dual revenue stream.

More than you ever wanted to know, huh?

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