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What is american culture? Does it exist?
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Dennis J. Squidbunny



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Have you ever seen Jersey Shore? The whole premise of the show seems to be "who can act like the biggest cunt". Also, do you think that you, as such a huge fan of Miley Cyrus, should really be casting stones?


None of which has anything to do with the fact that you are one of the bullies that is facilitating a bullying culture in America! It's all very well and good to sniff and adjust your monocle, but in reality you are exactly who these shows are aimed at.

Not only that, but I am pretty confidant that your posts on this forum fit the exact criteria for a terrible human disaster porn reality TV show, so we'll see how high and mighty you are after the first episode of 'What Stupid Shit Is Darq Going To Say Next?'
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I love Hilary Duff, not Miley Cyrus, I've never seen Jersey Shore, but I have read quite a lot of literature about it, being a rabid consumer of pop culture.

I love American trash reality TV, mostly focused around the wackier ones, i.e. Momma's Boys and True Beauty.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys guys! You should try some of this high quality bread I've toasted! Mmmm! Tastes good in all directions! Try this end now!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jesus, michael, is scraping the burnt bits off too strong a word for you?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Also, I love Hilary Duff, not Miley Cyrus, I've never seen Jersey Shore, but I have read quite a lot of literature about it, being a rabid consumer of pop culture.

I love American trash reality TV, mostly focused around the wackier ones, i.e. Momma's Boys and True Beauty.

It's not being a bully for calling something reprehensible exactly what it is.

And um...the only reality show I actually watch is RuPaul's Drag Race. I've had to endure Jersey Shore because other people were watching it in the same room I was playing games on the PC.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
jesus, michael, is scraping the burnt bits off too strong a word for you?


My apologies if that offended your delicate senses. I just figured if we're gonna have all these flame wars I might as well use them for toast...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did Snoopy ever do to you? Sad


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Yes, in an extremely bullying way, you fucking dickbag. You are a prime example of the very sort of culture that you are trying to rail against! How can someone lack self awareness so much?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
It's not being a bully for calling something reprehensible exactly what it is.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: When did sam become intrigued with psychology? Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, how many of you would let your children watch that show?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is tangential to the aspect of culture that you guys are discussing, but our musical culture is pretty rich considering how young we are. Blues, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and rock and roll all started in the United States. Yes, currently the US puts out a lot of shit on the airwaves, but we also still put out a lot of good stuff too.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The blues were stolen from Britain by US musicians after hearing Cream featuring Eric Clapton.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dro wrote:
The blues were stolen from Britain by US musicians after hearing Cream featuring Eric Clapton.

yeah, that's how it happened.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Yes, in an extremely bullying way, you fucking dickbag. You are a prime example of the very sort of culture that you are trying to rail against! How can someone lack self awareness so much?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

Firefly died and Jersey Shore lives...there are countless other examples

BTW I should mention I've been thinking this since I re-read Walden last week...to put things more accurately (I was kinda upset last night but it had nothing to do with anything here) it's not so much as I feel that there is no American culture as much as it seems that we've done a great job of smothering and diluting what little we've developed.

I stopped watching MTV over a decade ago because it would leave me feeling dirty for enjoying. It was during some stupid beach house contest and I started thinking "What am I watching? A celebration of vanity?" I felt like I was becoming less of a person by watching and allowing myself to be entertained but such a shallow spectacle. I want to be proven wrong about our country's culture but I can't but feel that it's on life support at best.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Sam wrote:
Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Yes, in an extremely bullying way, you fucking dickbag. You are a prime example of the very sort of culture that you are trying to rail against! How can someone lack self awareness so much?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

Firefly died and Jersey Shore lives...there are countless other examples


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29
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