CULTURE - Ain't it Grand

By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 weeks ago  •  11 comments

CULTURE - Ain't it Grand

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CULTURE - Ain't it Grand


For a reason I think I've already made pretty obvious I started to think about the culture of different nations.  

For Scotland it's skirt-wearing bagpipers and Scotch whiskey.


For France it's food & wine, and the French language.


For Spain it's bullfights and flamenco.


For Italy it's opera and the mafia.


For Israel it's the resurrection of an ancient language, and elections. 


For Russia it's ballet and vodka.


For Switzerland it's cheese and financial banks.


For Brazil it's Carnival in Rio and soccer.


For China it's ancient traditions and Peking Opera.


For Australia it's kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee.


For Canada it's "Saturday night is hockey night in Canada" and snow shoveling.


In England it's Royalty and Shakespeare.


In Germany it's beer and sauerkraut.


In America it's politics and football.



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1  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

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2  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

A picture story that even Lil' Abner could comprehend.


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3  shona1    2 weeks ago


That is all so boring!!!..

You have to live dangerously...

Vegemite and sharks...they will kill you everytime...🦈🦈🦈🦈

See we have plenty of cultcha...🐨

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3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3    2 weeks ago

I couldn't think of what to picture for Australia.  I didn't think you'd appreciate if if I'd posted convicts and Crocodile Dundee.  I know it's boring but I had to come up with a way to say that the political parties in the USA, and their supporters including the ones on NT, are tearing America apart. 

Speaking of sharks, I've got a lawyer joke.  

Q.   What do you call 500 lowyers at the bottom of the sea?

A.   A good start.

Q.   Why don't the sharks touch them?

A.   Professional courtesy.

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3.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 weeks ago

Croc Dundee and convicts would have been spot on..🐨🦘🐊

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3.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Okay, having just seen Kavika's comment I'm going to add Australia, but with a kangaroo and Crocodile Dundee.  

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4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Anyone seeing this would know it's some of Australia's most famous critters. 


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4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Australia's the only place you would ever see a sign like that.

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5  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

I understand the attempt at humor.  But, IMO, the presentation is more apt than acknowledged.

Other cultures spend a lot of effort protecting their unique identity shaped by the past.  Americans spend a lot of effort trying to tear up the past to shape the future.  Trying to decide what part of the past to keep, what part to change, and what part to discard is a messy business that requires a constant churn.

American culture really isn't in the past tense; it's always yet to be.  That seems to be why Americans aren't understood by the rest of the world.

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5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nerm_L @5    2 weeks ago

IMO Americans are pretty open and clear about what their culture is, but interestingly, during my long lifetime I've watched it change quite a bit, so your opinion that it is just developing is apt.  One of the things I've noticed is that the long-time football culture of a rough game with strong home-team loyalties has inundated the political culture.  That is whiy I combined them for the USA.  But I don't think it's humerous. 

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6  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

I've had a second thought about what I posted for American culture.  It should have been politics and guns.


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