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48. jack kirby

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

49. jack ruby

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

27 mayonnaise

27 "ranch"

Number None, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

ranch-style houses

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

Ranch might be the most american word there is. The sound of it, the meaning, the house style, the dressing. It's 100% American.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:23 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/IOlj6Lw.jpg

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

51. Saturday Night Live and dozens of comedy series and comedians no-one's ever heard of.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

... no-one else, that is.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

Every nation seems to have its b-list comedy that doesn't escape its borders though

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

I mean there are all these british comedians called "Jimmy Pram" or "Tolliver Whelk" or whatever that the britishers on the board seem to reference a lot.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

52. happy endings
53. late night shows
54. hyper-capitalism
55. "football"
56. "soccer"

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:50 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:51 (one year ago) link

57. Barack Hussein Obama
58. Velveeta

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:51 (one year ago) link

Misuse of the collective clause when referring to sports teams

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

Every nation seems to have its b-list comedy that doesn't escape its borders though

Saturday Night Live is b-list?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

'Math'

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

American comedy is painfully unfunny. There's no real bite, no real cynicism, it always has to be nicey nicey in the end. A or B list, SNL fits that bill surely.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

today, sure. I think SNL at its best (maybe 80s-early 90s) was good exactly because it captured and spoofed that wide-eyed lack of cynicism. Kevin Nealon comes to mind, and all of the fake commercials. Since at least Will Ferrell and maybe going back to Chris Farley and Adam Sandler though the style of comedy has been very "I AM BEING FUNNY RIGHT NOW! DO YOU SEE ME BEING FUNNY!"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

(kind of a dumb comment I guess since Nealon overlapped with Farley and Sandler)

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

snl national lampoon and mad magazine none funny none ever funny

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:17 (one year ago) link

A or B list, SNL fits that bill surely.

I wouldn't know, I've never seen it.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

Clips I've seen look dire though.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

'Mr. President'

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

59. gunz

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:23 (one year ago) link

60. Patriotism

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:26 (one year ago) link

61. "GET IN THE HOLE!"

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:28 (one year ago) link

'Math'

perfect

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link

62. sports
63. the hospital
64. vacation

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link

The hospital?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

65. institutional racism perfected
66. bumper stickers
67. trailer parks

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish

-darraghmac


First thing i was gonna post itt was

Canadians

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

68. 'erbs

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

69. Missing out u's from words and -er endings instead of -re.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

70. hispanics

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

The hospital?

― Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, February 4, 2018 6:51 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

well if we're contrasting U.S. and UK usage, only we (always) use the definite article

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

71. Mexico, central america, south america

infinity (∞), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

72. Porches & yards.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

73. Bros
74. Dudes
75. Broads

calstars, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

76, Fraternities, sororities.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:19 (one year ago) link

Terror of the word cunt

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish


i’ve never understood this

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:10 (one year ago) link

Well

U wouldn't

Your lot are all British like proper British the hooligan ones like

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

Never mind the Irish and the Italians, the real American thing is Germans.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

xp yeah but i wouldn’t take my heritage to wales and say “hi the welsh! i’m also welsh!” along with assuming all the special powers conferred by being genetically welsh

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

and citizenship rights

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

anyway i intended this thread to be light so

79. hoagie

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

Wait do the yanks to that or do we do that

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:22 (one year ago) link

p sure you don’t do that

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:23 (one year ago) link

SNL at its best (maybe 80s-early 90s) was good

80. Arguments about when, precisely, SNL was good

this machine inconveniences fascists (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

If ever u mean

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

i call my high school my alma mater, but i do it in a bullwinkle voice

difficult listening hour, Friday, 1 November 2019 20:03 (two weeks ago) link

- having a Bullwinkle voice

S-, Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

calling a toilet a “half-bath”

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:43 (two weeks ago) link

claiming to be middle class, no matter what you do for a living, or what your net worth is

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:54 (two weeks ago) link

ritualistic vehicular human sacrifice in the name of economic growth

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:06 (two weeks ago) link

This year 2,295 breweries submitted 9,497 beers to be judged in the competition. Only 283 of those breweries walked away with medals, 37 of those for the first time.


(107 categories of beer follow, various medals awarded for each)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyprice/2019/10/05/these-are-the-best-beers-in-america/

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:42 (two weeks ago) link

macaroni & cheese on bar menus

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:51 (two weeks ago) link

It was a thing for a while elsewhere, especially lobster mac and cheese now we’re all about the katsu sando. Maybe the next global hipster food trend can be non-shit buffalo wings. How hard is it not to bread the wings, bake or fry them very hot and drown in Franks red hot.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 2 November 2019 04:14 (two weeks ago) link

When watching sports on television I am exposed to advertisements featuring "buffalo wings", as conceived by several different corporate franchises. Such ads try desperately to make them look appetizing, using every trick of lighting, slow motion, action shots of wings spilling in profusion or floating through the air to majestic music. You name it.

Gawd, those breaded, glossy, candy-colored monstrosities look disgusting.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 November 2019 05:40 (two weeks ago) link

they are hella tasty tho

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

macaroni & cheese on bar menus


Honestly it should be required to be available everywhere. Even at the ER. Public restrooms....

nathom, Saturday, 2 November 2019 19:25 (two weeks ago) link

American things

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

Omg the most am thing in my eurotrash opinion: cheese cans. The fuck

nathom, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:55 (two weeks ago) link

If it makes you feel any better, the section of my supermarket that sells genuine cheese is approximately 100 times larger than the square footage where canned 'cheese' is displayed for sale.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:04 (two weeks ago) link

different cheese sections for proles and bourgies, with the latter over by the salami: an american thing?

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

(i'm a tillamook man and they have the right idea working both sides of the street: motorcycle battery of cheddar over here, "we stuck some peppercorns into an ounce of also-cheddar and left out the food coloring, give us $9.50" over there)

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

sometimes mac and cheese is the only good thing on a bar menu.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) link


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