Saturday, March 22, 2014

An entire worldview based on self-loathing.

Because, really, what self-respecting person wouldn't rather be foreign? Then you'd have a cool accent (which, as everyone knows, makes you smarter) and you'd get to eat ethnic food all the time!
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9 comments:

Old NFO said...

I'll stick with my southern accent and burgers and fries... thank you... And Sonny doesn't put out the half of it... When you add in the 'royals' and their attitudes and actions (and getting away with murder, literally)... Just sayin...

Lewis said...

From "Three Amigos."

"Do you have anything here besides Mexican food?"

NAVIGATOR said...

HEY WE ARE TALKING 8TH CEN CUTTING EDGE (IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE)ETHOS HERE JUST BECAUSE THEY ENJOY THEIR BIGOTRY AND ARE ADVOCATES OF SLAVERY
HUMAN WRONGS IGNORANCE INJUSTICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER DOESNT MEAN THEY
ARE ALL BAD JUST ASK THEIR GOOD FRIENDS AT BECTEL ARAMCO STATE DEPT
THEIR BEST BUD AT 1600 PENNSY AVENUE

mikee said...

Save me a sheep's eyeball, I may be a few minutes late for supper....

Joel said...

PLEASE HIT YOUR CAPS LOCK KEy thank you.

The Jack said...

There also might be a sense of:

"Dreadful businesses, but those delightful chappies really don't know any better. Savage what they do with their women-folk, but what can you expect of wogs?"

Ancient Woodsman said...

Congratulations, you just made me realize that hey, I am the cool foreigner! Our family has been in this county since at least 1644, but if I were to travel to such out-of-the way places I'd certainly be the guy from out of town...and perhaps the only guy in the room with the cool accent and weird food.

Just because I don't go to such places doesn't mean that I'm not the same person. In this day and age, certainly someone is not required to travel in order to be considered a traveler, not in a society that says you don't have to actually win to get a trophy. Maybe around here I'm the mediocre, dull Fred local guy, but somewhere out there I'm the mysterious, groovy too-cool-for-school stranger from out of town. Yippy. Thanks to semantics and a very liberal imagination, my self-esteem is now through the roof. Perhaps if I promise to be nice I can get a Nobel, too.

I always thought that I was a staid, quasi-Puritan stereotypical New Englander, and yet here thanks to Tam's place I now realize that I can be a cool foreign traveler dude, too!

Joe in PNG said...

Don't forget the fun ethnic style partaaay with circle dancing! Because that's what the cool, ethnic not-white not-Americans pretty much do all the time. In their native dress!

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

.......Of course I am French......Why do you sink I 'ave ziis outraaaageous accents?!?