18 February 2008

Why the World Laughs at Americans

Do you want to know one major reason so many Europeans laugh when they see an advertisements like the following pop up on their computer screens, assuming that they (and everyone else not born in the USA) naturally would want to live there?



They laugh because of the utter arrogance of such assumptions, the downward spiral of the US Dollar... and also because of stupid things like this (note location of Iraq):



Apparently, CNN thinks Iraq has relocated to where Germany used to be.

And in another interesting change of geography, Hungary seems to have shifted west - far enough to have replaced Austria - thus moving Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, to the southernmost tip of Czech republic...



So how does Czech Republic feel about their acquisition of Slovakia's capital, Bratislava? Well, one can't be sure. You could ask them, but... Czech Republic is now apparently called "Switzerland"...



So maybe we should ask Slovakia how it feels about its capital having been moved to Czech Republic (now known as Switzerland). But wait... I don't think they're going to care! Slovakia has now moved a few hundred kilometers southwest to a Mediterranean climate, apparently to take over Slovenia's territory. And thus, the former Ljubljana, Slovenia appears to be the new Bratislava, Slovakia...

5 comments:

Nerdiah said...

:-D What a crack up.

Karie Holmes said...

Hi Jason. I think you are an exception regarding the awereness of ignorance americans (in general, not all)see the rest of the world. At least in Europe people think that americans are very stupid (which I don't agree) and this examples of CNN just reinforce this. It's amazing, I thought in the first seconds was something fake but it is not.
To both americans and europeans I would like to say:ignorance produces stupidity and stupidity easely leads to desrespect. Knowing is a way of achiving respect toward the others and ourselfs.

edward mycue said...

do you know gwen albert and vincent who live in prague? edward mycue

Anonymous said...

Those Green Card ads annoy Americans, too. The company is not necessarily American, and it is a type of scam. Like blaming all Nigerians for those stupid email scams. And the only reason it works is that-- there are a lot of people out there that want to leave their own country.

could you pass the peace please said...

Awesome!

I found you cause you commented on my blog - thought I'd check out who the heck you are. Love it.