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... 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

Mispronouncing monty python with the confidence of a nation that will eventually decide how to pronounce monty python whatever the fuck anyone thinks

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

Tomatoes

Tobacco

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Peanuts

this machine inconveniences fascists (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

Chocolate

YOU'RE WELCOME

this machine inconveniences fascists (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:37 (one year ago) link

Yeah look no

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:50 (one year ago) link

Nice try but

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:50 (one year ago) link

Porn? Who invented it idk probably Californians

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

the Marine Corps Band playing "Hail to the Chief"

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 5 February 2018 06:07 (one year ago) link

Australian things thread needed.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 06:43 (two weeks ago) link

here on Australia we have "spotto" which is what one says when one sees a yellow car

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 07:39 (two weeks ago) link

The regional variant I'm familiar with was 'perdiddle' and the first to spot and call one out gave the other a sock in the arm. Thanks for dredging up high school memories I'd thought were well and truly suppressed.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:59 (two weeks ago) link

the fires of perdiddle

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:08 (two weeks ago) link

Had a feeling that my padiddle reference would not be universally recognized, even among Americans tbh.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:41 (two weeks ago) link

When we see a Wallflowers car, we hit each other in the upper arm and yell "COCK-EYE".

pplains, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 12:16 (two weeks ago) link

Padiddle may be regional? In any case it is decently widespread but there are some families & communities that simply don't have that tradition and it just missed them in its distribution. I am not familiar with the variant where you get to punch someone, but I have heard of "punch buggy" where you punch someone's arm if you spot a VW Beetle. I think you have to say the color: "punch buggy blue!" To indicate that you actually did see a specific car.

I think I was a teenager before I heard of either of these. They all sound pretty stupid to me - even pointlessly cruel. But apparently in some circles it's a beloved type of juvenile fun, like yelling "shotgun" or "dibs" or "bags I..."

Instant Carmax (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

if you saw a lada you could stab someone

all over bar the shouting (im here for the shouting) (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

Fog lights do not count as a padiddle even if used as primary lights. There is no such thing as a double padiddle.

See also: Punch buggy

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

i remember learning about padiddles in high school -- i had never heard of it before, presumably because i was an only child? idk

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

i thought it was suuuuuuper weird that hitting/punching/socking someone in the car with you was a thing people did for laughs

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:31 (two weeks ago) link


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