TitusFinn wrote:I'd have to say that their humor is not superior to ours, since entertainment is a HUGE export for the USA. Don't get me wrong, they're awesomely funny, but I think "superior" is the wrong word..."equal" is probably more like it.
More americans are entertained by drooling babies and people getting kicked in the crotch than by wise commentary and a keen eye for satire. That's how Gallagher made millions of Americans laugh by smashing a watermelon with a mallet while a comic genius like Bill Hicks could only do small clubs in the US.
Equal? You think our humor is equal? An American could never have come up with Monty Python. Compare the American version of "Coupling" to the British version of "Coupling."
Sure we get it right sometimes ("The Office") but most of the time it's the same formulaic sitcom over and over again.
As for manners...ummm....can we say...The Sex Pistols...it's all relative, brother.
You bring up the Sex Pistols, I bring up Ted Nugent. I love the man and his music, but he's not exactly the most mannered either.
af·fec·ta·tion Audio pronunciation of "affectations" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fk-tshn)
1. A show, pretense, or display.
1. Behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality.
2. A particular habit, as of speech or dress, adopted to give a false impression.
Look what I bolded! Hell, let them be superior in affectations.
Yeah, their affectations of civility and intelligence versus our affectations of fake breasts and even faker stupidity.
Personally, i'd rather talk to someone who pretended to be cultured than someone who pretended to be a 32DD while acting like Paris Hilton "because it's not cool to be a nerd."
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