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Drekkus
07-07-2005, 08:58:59
Since I'm very impressionable, the three weeks in the states really impressed me. Not only the scenery and the cities, but also the people. Everyone was very friendly, people were very service oriented, and not everyone was fat.

So ask me anything you like about the US, since I am know an EXPERT on all things american.

mr.G
07-07-2005, 09:00:10
tsssssk you west coaster, I know everything about the east coast.

saw some trailer trash?

Drekkus
07-07-2005, 09:02:33
Tssssssssk, so Florida is west coast now?

Saw a lot of trailers, even slept in a 'mobile home', bigger than our place. Some of those trailer parks are sad, sad places, especially in the indian territories.

Funko
07-07-2005, 09:36:02
What is a dollar?

Nills Lagerbaak
07-07-2005, 09:48:04
I think it's something to do with 50Cent, but I haven't quite worked out their relationship.

mr.G
07-07-2005, 09:49:45
Originally posted by Drekkus
indian territories.
did you shoot some with your winchester?

Funko
07-07-2005, 09:57:32
What's the difference between an Oreo and an Oriole?

mr.G
07-07-2005, 09:59:19
Are they all as boring as Darkstar?

mr.G
07-07-2005, 10:02:22
Did you hate the service?

like no cranky waitresses and all

mr.G
07-07-2005, 10:07:19
were you married by an elvis imitator?

Funko
07-07-2005, 10:08:01
Did you have a nice day?

mr.G
07-07-2005, 10:09:27
:lol:

Venom
07-07-2005, 13:00:46
Country feels better already with Drekkus gone.

Lurker the Second
07-07-2005, 13:02:07
He's not reporting any injuries, so I wonder who that guy was we put the buckshot in?

mr.G
07-07-2005, 13:03:00
Originally posted by Venom
Country feels better already with Drekkus gone. :lol:

Venom
07-07-2005, 13:08:43
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
He's not reporting any injuries, so I wonder who that guy was we put the buckshot in?

A zombie Dutch Bob Ross wandering around?

Lurker the Second
07-07-2005, 13:09:41
Now there's a horror movie.

Oerdin
07-07-2005, 18:41:54
Originally posted by Drekkus

So ask me anything you like about the US, since I am know an EXPERT on all things american.

Where's the best 24 hour drive through wedding chapel? ;)

Spartak
07-07-2005, 18:42:16
In which city?

Oerdin
07-07-2005, 18:46:38
Any will do. :p

Spartak
07-07-2005, 18:50:13
Bah!

Drekkus
07-07-2005, 23:29:02
To answer all your questions:

- Driving is indeed really different there. Automatic transmissions, different speedlimits in every street, stoplights across the street instead of above the line (stopping in the middle of the crossing is not recommendable). But I managed to drive over 3000 miles without a scratch, so I guess my fellow roadusers managed to avoid me pretty well.

-Food isn't too bad, is you're into fastfood like I am. :D We tried almost every single fast food chain we could find, but there is not one single In and Out burger in Florida. :( We had some great restaurants as well with great food too. Subway is great, but do not order your first ever subway through the driveway, with a mexican guy you don't understand. You end up with a weird sandwhich that way.

-Yes, you can get a canyon overdose. After Zion NP, Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, Antelope Canyon en Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon is still nice, but you don't have the need to go hiking to explore it. The Imax film did a good job of that.

-Coffee isn't all that bad actually. Normal coffee is too weak, but Starbucks has some good stuff. I liked the Cafe Americano with an extra shot of espresso.

-116 degrees Fahrenheit is pretty hot. Thank god for the guy that invented the airconditioning.

Venom
08-07-2005, 00:29:39
Did you have any BBQ?

No longer Trippin
08-07-2005, 00:37:50
All you Euros have your politicians bitch about us using air conditioning and other unneeded things and now your thanking God for the inventer of it. Ironic. It's fucking hot here, we don't pay those huge bills that come with running the AC for fun.

You equate Starbucks with good coffee? My God, you have been assimilated.

Deacon
08-07-2005, 02:21:36
I think that most drivers are decent. The crazy drivers are more memorable because they're actively trying to hurt somebody.

Diss
08-07-2005, 03:51:19
I feel guilty about using the A/C. My city is now 100 years old. 100 years ago people survived without A/C.

The only reason I justify using my A/C is because my city is actually hotter than it was 100 years ago. 100 years ago we didn't have all this concrete and asphalt which creates the heat island effect. Our nighttime temperatures don't drop below 90 degress until real late. It makes sleeping very difficult. 100 years ago it would easily drop into the 70's at night.

The daytime temps are about the same. Usually between 100 and 110 degrees F.

Diss
08-07-2005, 03:58:00
I love america. Yeah I hate the goverment. But this is home.

I have travelled accross Europe and the middle east, and I wasn't impressed. Although the middle east should be no surprise. The one good thing was they had wide roads like we have here in Vegas. You gotta love wide open desert. Much more roomy than Naples, Italy.

When I was in Europe I kept wondering why it wasn't more like America. :). Rome was about the only decent city I've been to. But surprisingly their italian food was bland. :). I was in this one bar that was nice. I love bars. They almost transcend national boundaries. Greece was alright, but just didn't seem very interesting.

That's a problem I've had all my life. When you come from a city like Las Vegas, everything else seems boring. This is why I left the military. Even places in the U.S. suck. Virginia is uptight, conservative and boring. There's nothing to do there. Mississippi was even worse. South Carolina was a little better. And Florida was the best place I've been on the east part of the country.

just give me a bar with some Newcastle draft beer, and I'm happy. None of this american beer crap (except Sam Adams- the only decent american beer). The problem on the east coast is all they have is budweiser, coors, and miller products. horrible. The only one of those 3 brand names I could barely palate was Icehouse. At least that had over 5% alcohol in it. Not like the pussy beers of Budweiser.

Diss
08-07-2005, 04:07:39
while I don't like fast food anymore, I like the fact you can walk into a bar and they serve food. At least in my city. Every bar serves food. That is another thing I like in my city over other countries (or even other cities in the U.S.). I like some fish and chips to go with my beer. I've been in some dives in Hampton, Virginia where the only thing you could get was stale watered down beer.

I love bar food. I love bars. And I love alcohol.

let me clarify. I don't like alcohol, but I love beer.

let me clarify further. I love and adore alcohol, but I don't like hard liquor or wine.

BigGameHunter
08-07-2005, 04:39:40
Sounds like you were pretty brave, Drek. May as well learn Spanish for your next visit--and don't avoid the Pacific Northwest...you really missed some of the prettiest real estate on earth...and the best "adult alternate beverages and smokeables".
I look forward to hearing more...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-07-2005, 09:03:32
"Every bar serves food."

I know exactly one bar here that doesn't. Mostly because they don't have room for a kitchen.

Diss
08-07-2005, 10:27:26
I shouldn't say every bar. We do have a few dives (and older bars- which most of them are dives) that don't.

shitty places so full of smoke you can't breathe. People just go there to drown themselves with cheap alcohol.

Zopperoni
08-07-2005, 12:25:04
Originally posted by Drekkus
-Food isn't too bad, is you're into fastfood like I am.
How did you find the hotdogs? :D

Tizzy
08-07-2005, 12:27:09
He looked under the ketchup and there they were? :D

Lurker the Second
08-07-2005, 13:02:44
First I'm gonna shoot Funko for being a bad influence and them I'm gonna put Tizzy out of her misery before it gets even worse.

Venom
08-07-2005, 13:04:48
YAAAAY!!!!!

Tizzy
08-07-2005, 13:07:39
I don't know whether to be insulted that people think I can't make bad jokes myself, or pleased that I can deflect the blame for the really bad ones

Drekkus
08-07-2005, 13:24:11
Originally posted by Venom
Did you have any BBQ? Yeah, we went to visit some relatives of my wife who live near Bakersfield, california. They have a big dairy farm, and we stayed there for one night (the big temporary mobile home) and had a good bbq there.

BGH, we were in San Fransisco, and I looked up Portland, but it was a bit far. But we'll be going back to California next year, so I'll try to go up north then.

Drekkus
08-07-2005, 13:25:07
Originally posted by Tizzy
He looked under the ketchup and there they were? :D :lol: No need for that. We had a Jumbo hotdog in Vegas, absolutely HUGE.

BigGameHunter
09-07-2005, 03:38:29
We can meet in Ashland...only a couple of hours from SF and has Shakespearean theater great food, etc.....
Still isn't quite "Pacific"...looks dry and California like.
Gotta get to the rain!

KrazyHorse@home
09-07-2005, 04:05:48
Originally posted by Deacon
I think that most drivers are decent. The crazy drivers are more memorable because they're actively trying to hurt somebody.

I was driving north on a one way (direction north, thank you very much) street 2 days ago (late at night), and passed a guy heading south.

:lol:

3 lane major road in the middle of a city, and the dude didn't seem to have a care in the world. Despite me flashing my brights at him and honking my horn he continued merrily on his way for at least another half kilometer (this was as far as I was able to keep track of his receding taillights).

I have no clue what was going through his head...

notyoueither
09-07-2005, 06:32:10
They can have my road when they scrape me off the cold, grey concrete?

mr.G
09-07-2005, 09:41:11
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
First I'm gonna shoot Funko for being a bad influence and them I'm gonna put Tizzy out of her misery before it gets even worse. :lol: