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protein
16-05-2008, 05:53:13
it's big.

when people say it's big, you say, "yeah, it's big". but seriously, it's big, fucking huge. it's taken us a long, long time to drive across it. between five and fifteen hours driving a day for the last two weeks. from south LA, palm springs, up to canada, through the middle bits where people believe in ufo's and gods, onto new york.

it's probably the most bio-diverse and stunning places on the planet. we've been through palm tree lines beaches, a couple of deserts, snowy mountain-tops, pine forests, woods, praries, sun, snow, rain, wind, the lot.

driving out of salt lake city towards denver through the mountains was so spectacular i had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. i've not got that from scenery before. it was seriously jaw-droppingly fucking awesome. and awesome in the true meaning of the word. no wonder they are all god-botherers over here. the sheer size of the place is enough to send your mind spinning.

the only problem is the food. all the stodgy diner food is playing havoc with our insides and increasing our waistbands. what is it with americans and buttery, deep fried, cheesy, stodgy crap? it's making me ill!

p.s. i'm drunk.

JM^3
16-05-2008, 06:00:18
yeah, diner food is terrible for you. Only good when it is after midnight and you are a bit drunk after the bar and nowhere else is open.

JM

Greg W
16-05-2008, 06:03:00
Trust me, living in a country that's as big as America, I understand how big it is. I remember friends coming over from Europe and wanting to go on a day trip from Sydney to Ayers Rock (approximately 2800 kms - one way). :lol:

What got me in America was the size of the servings. They all seem to eat like horses. :eek:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-05-2008, 06:47:39
You mean you have no Autobahn to Ayers Rock???

Greg W
16-05-2008, 07:17:53
Nah, we don't have any Autobahns at all in fact.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-05-2008, 07:20:22
:(

Vincent
16-05-2008, 07:44:27
it's big!

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 08:26:08
Originally posted by Greg W
Nah, we don't have any Autobahns at all in fact.

Are they bhanned?

Funko
16-05-2008, 08:28:02
Oh god I'm living with MoSe.

Drekkus
16-05-2008, 08:31:44
What do you think of americans in general, protein? I was suprised by the niceness of people there. Always willing to help and friendly. Much unlike most people here in Europe.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 09:11:06
Originally posted by Funko
Oh god I'm living with MoSe. :lol:

mr_B
16-05-2008, 11:16:39
Originally posted by Funko
Oh god I'm living with MoSe. I'm thirsty

MoSe
16-05-2008, 11:34:59
<PLACEHOLDER>

work prevents me to dedicate the proper time to posting now.

So I reserve this place in the thread, which I will later edit to add my post when I'll have more time

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 11:39:01
It's ok, I seem to be making your posts for you :D

Venom
16-05-2008, 11:45:23
America. Fuck yeah.

MoSe
16-05-2008, 11:55:18
Originally posted by Tizzy
It's ok, I seem to be making your posts for you :D

That was an automatic message I copypasted. Please do not reply to that postbot.

notyoueither
18-05-2008, 02:07:43
Guess what this is.

http://www.town.stpaul.ab.ca/uploads/photos/0000/0873/UFO_pad_lrg_large.jpg

Immortal Wombat
18-05-2008, 02:14:28
yeah, it's big.

Koshko
18-05-2008, 04:37:44
There is no reason to ever leave America. I mean if you are willing to travel a bit, you can see literally everything you can think of.

... except ancient ruins. We lack that.

Greg W
18-05-2008, 08:00:22
There's one good reason to leave America.

It's full of Americans. :p

OldWarrior_42
18-05-2008, 12:23:49
You get the good with the bad. Trade off. Oh well.

Koshko
18-05-2008, 20:18:38
We can leave America anymore. 4Ners hate us.

seng
18-05-2008, 20:41:05
Originally posted by notyoueither
Guess what this is.

http://www.town.stpaul.ab.ca/uploads/photos/0000/0873/UFO_pad_lrg_large.jpg

Is it the Raelian embassy?

notyoueither
19-05-2008, 00:50:57
No. Good guess though.

protein
19-05-2008, 05:33:31
Originally posted by Koshko
There is no reason to ever leave America. I mean if you are willing to travel a bit, you can see literally everything you can think of.

... except ancient ruins. We lack that.

well, you can ski and be in a desert in america but i wouldn't say there's everything you can think of. america is still only one little jigsaw piece of a huge and infinitely interesting world.

i think brooklyn and san fransisco seemed to be the nicest places that i visited in the states. i could definitely live in new york.

Asher
19-05-2008, 06:20:23
You should try driving across Canada sometime. Or not.

You couldn't even find a diner in many of the places you'd stop in.

I've done it partially a few times (Toronto to Calgary, ~3500km) and it's both impressive and fucking boring.

Funko
19-05-2008, 07:54:54
Originally posted by Koshko
There is no reason to ever leave America. I mean if you are willing to travel a bit, you can see literally everything you can think of.

... except ancient ruins. We lack that.

You don't appear to have a very good imagination.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
19-05-2008, 09:16:12
Exactly, just imagine Las Vegas in a 1000 years.

MDA
19-05-2008, 11:14:23
Native Americans don't want Koshko stepping all over their historical sites anyway

King_Ghidra
19-05-2008, 12:14:46
If you can see a man eating his own head, i'm willing to admit he may be right.

MoSe
19-05-2008, 13:03:50
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Exactly, just imagine Las Vegas in a 1000 years.

LOL, I recall a US commercial by one of CocaCola / Pepsi, about an archeologist with his students in a NY subway station 1k years in the future, one of the guy picks up a can of the rival drink and asks the teacher what it was, and he replied "...I have NO idea..."

Can't recall which dirink was the ad about tho

:lol:

jsorense
20-05-2008, 01:50:34
Speaking of ancient ruins: How go things Tom?:coolgrin:
Being a highly trained "New World" archaeologists I wonder what you folks would consider as being ancient?:cute:

Koshko
20-05-2008, 02:35:02
Originally posted by MDA
Native Americans don't want Koshko stepping all over their historical sites anyway


Well we pretty well destroyed all their buildings.

Greg W
20-05-2008, 03:08:30
Originally posted by jsorense
Being a highly trained "New World" archaeologists I wonder what you folks would consider as being ancient?:cute: Um... you! :p

jsorense
20-05-2008, 03:22:06
:lol: Greg, have you ever been able to resist a 10:1 [or what ever it is]?:beer:

Greg W
20-05-2008, 03:48:20
Nah, not when I can put shit on you... :D

:beer:

Funko
20-05-2008, 08:14:55
Ancient history is anything from the beginning of human history to early middle ages.

jsorense is certainly older than early middle age but is he older than human history? I just don't know.

Greg W
20-05-2008, 08:24:52
He is older than my human history teacher. So my bet would be yes.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-05-2008, 08:39:06
Originally posted by Funko
Ancient history is anything from the beginning of human history to early middle ages.

jsorense is certainly older than early middle age but is he older than human history? I just don't know.

I'd classify him as prehistoric.

Funko
20-05-2008, 08:51:30
Is it true that Richard Attenborough cloned him from some DNA he found preserved in amber?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-05-2008, 09:14:00
I think that was before amber.

Funko
20-05-2008, 09:42:58
Who's Amber?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-05-2008, 09:44:24
MoSe's mother.

MoSe
20-05-2008, 11:47:27
???

oddly, her 3rd name is Petra, although amber is not properly a stone

my sister's 3rd name is instead Gemma (gem, or bud), but amber is no gem either

MoSe
20-05-2008, 11:55:04
Originally posted by jsorense
:lol: Greg, have you ever been able to resist a 10:1 [or what ever it is]?:beer:

what a lame attemp at a 100-0, which being autoreferential it wasn't even valid!
:lol:

Greg W
20-05-2008, 13:54:18
Hey, you have to forgive him some things, he is very old you know.

jsorense
20-05-2008, 15:42:24
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
I'd classify him as prehistoric. :hmm: Well, I would call myself Classic and definitely not Post Modern.

Oh, MoSe, sometimes you are smarter than you look.;)

Funko
21-05-2008, 07:55:13
You might be post-historic.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
21-05-2008, 08:33:12
Or Post Modem.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-05-2008, 01:20:35
Approximately 30 posts late, Adelaide in Australia has an O-Bahn.

Behold! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O-Bahn_Busway

A special concrete track for specially modified buses to travel in order to plough gracefully from the northern suburbs to the city centre, all while the bus driver takes his hands off the wheel and floors it.

It's also for clueless German tourists to drive on thinking it's an autobahn and crash their vehicle because the dullards don't realise it's a raised concrete track the width of a bus and their smaller cars fall into the centre pit area, holding up the mass transit commuters while tow trucks and cranes are called to haul them out of harm's way. Bravo.

Oerdin
22-05-2008, 02:12:51
Qaj that sig has to go.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-05-2008, 07:07:13
You think I should change it to "Annoying Colon and Oerdin with my signature since 2007"?

MoSe
23-05-2008, 07:21:43
well, it should then be Colon since 2007 and Oerdin since 2008.....

Funko
23-05-2008, 07:42:10
MoSe's right you know.

mr_G
23-05-2008, 08:39:35
now breaks my wooden shoe

C.G.B. Spender
23-05-2008, 08:41:09
And me goes the hat high

King_Ghidra
23-05-2008, 10:30:30
and het klopt to you both too

Mr. Bas
23-05-2008, 10:36:03
I'm standing with my mouth full of teeth.

C.G.B. Spender
23-05-2008, 10:47:23
There lies the hare in the pepper

Venom
23-05-2008, 11:48:30
TO MY BALLS!

mr_G
23-05-2008, 11:49:30
again?

ok

Venom
23-05-2008, 12:09:28
Again and always!

Lurker the Second
23-05-2008, 13:06:22
If the shoe fits, don't forget the socks.

seng
28-05-2008, 08:17:35
Originally posted by notyoueither
Guess what this is.

http://www.town.stpaul.ab.ca/uploads/photos/0000/0873/UFO_pad_lrg_large.jpg
Bump. So what is it? It's been eating me.

Funko
28-05-2008, 08:27:36
That thing on the left looks like a very cold nipple, when seen from the air.

MDA
28-05-2008, 10:40:59
Its the entrance to the home of Boffman der Dog

Asher
28-05-2008, 12:09:26
I thought it was the continental divide.

MDA
28-05-2008, 12:22:16
Its a Stuckey's converted to a roadside rest stop.

Drekkus
28-05-2008, 13:08:14
What countries are the flags from?

C.G.B. Spender
28-05-2008, 13:09:45
Most flags are imported from China. So a frags

Drekkus
28-05-2008, 13:11:10
flagpoles are not

MoSe
28-05-2008, 13:14:52
so where are poles from?

C.G.B. Spender
28-05-2008, 13:16:25
denmark

MoSe
28-05-2008, 13:25:25
wow, I thought Arctic Vodka!

Sir Penguin
29-05-2008, 19:36:51
The flags are the provincial flags, and the emblem next to the map of Canada is for Alberta.

SP

Asher
29-05-2008, 19:57:06
It's a UFO landing pad.

It's at a town outside of Edmonton -- it's how Edmonton restocks its population when it dies off.

seng
29-05-2008, 20:19:12
It makes sense that there's a high turnover in Edmonton

Sir Penguin
30-05-2008, 00:58:40
The big dot on the map is too far north to be Vulcan, AB.

SP

Oerdin
30-05-2008, 02:02:22
It's the spot where the alien mother ship mutilated a herd of cows.