By cls_x - 24/02/2013 07:53 - United States - Riverview
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I am American and I see on a daily basis the *HUGE* amount of people who are so obsessed with their technology and themselves, that they're bewildered when they can't relate something to the aforementioned. The collective stupidity of this country is enough to at least justify that this FML didn't surprise me at all.
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Sorry Oj101, but when candidates like Palin, Bachmann, Santorum, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, etc are the best and brightest to potentially become the leader of "the free world" at least by choice of the most potent political party, you really have to wonder. These people are your decision makers. The term Murrica is correct.
19 - I should be allowed to have an opinion of the country I live in. It would have been unfair if I had said something like "every single person in America is retarded." Which I didn't. But it's not my fault stupidity is extremely common here (and it's not like I'm not saying I don't know some awesome and intelligent people). Jeez, it was one word. Lighten up guys.
Nnnope's generalization has grounds, though. It's not just a stereotype, it's been statistically proven that America is in fact home to the stupidest, fattest, most obnoxious nation in the civilized world. Watch "Waiting for Superman" and you'll see what I mean.
22, Okay, a lot of people think Sarah Palin is dumb (although, even in her case, I think people blew some mistakes way out of proportion, and even attribute things to her she never actually said, for example "I can see Russia from my house.") but how are any of those other people stupid? Oh, wait, I see; they're all Republicans. Well, I bet I can guess YOUR political affiliation. And the funny thing is, you probably think you're really enlightened and open minded. Ha ha!
Nnnope - Where I'm from, people are also completely tech-obsessed, clueless morons. I'm site every person from every country on the planet can say the same thing. It gets very tiresome seeing "Murrica" on these, because if it had come from Australia, Zimbabwe, or anywhere in between, it wouldn't change a damned thing.
Gracehi, someone pies in your corn flakes? My political affiliation is Liberal socialism, largely what is the primary political structure in Canada. To be fair, Palin is a horrible person. Acting as if she would run in 2010, touring around, collecting millions in donations, only to decide not to run. An interview with her daughter concluded Mrs. Palin made get decision but continued to garner support, collect money for months, only to walk away. Also, can't forget those Death Panels of Socialized medicine. Yeah, Palin is a complete moron. I know I am a biased Canadian. What's funny, the frequency these goof balls are given a platform to speak and ability to make decision for the entire populous. cheers.
66, Given the myriad typos in your comment and your failure to notice and correct them, in addition to your failure to recognize the fact the Sarah Palin lost the vice presidential election and is no longer a governor, plus your failure to address any of the other people you accused of stupidity, not to mention the fact that you admitted your political bias, I must say that I really don't think you're in any position to judge the intelligence of others. Cheers.
Banter aside, Ryan, all I'm saying is that just because someone disagrees with your views or, as you claim in Sarah Palin's case, is devious, it doesn't make them stupid. For example, I disagree with the way Obama has run my country, but I would never dream of accusing him of stupidity. On the contrary, I think it takes a pretty brilliant person to get reelected with his record. I don't want to start a political debate here, I'm just making the point that political affiliation has nothing to do with intelligence.
@ Gracehi, my myraid of typos? Glad to see you were able to fix yours too. ;) By the way, if you want me to write paragraphs on the rest I can. However, I doubt the FML community would want me too. I am not making country wide decisions, and the fact that congressional gridlock is now negatively effecting us here, American politicians are fair game. :D
Everyone, I would like to apologize for this example of my country-person. Trust me, not everyone in Canada is as stupid as this twat-waffle. Lots of Conservatives up here, too. (Hey, twat-waffle, what's the political party that's in power up here right now? Oh right, the Conservative Party. And what's the political party that suffered its worst showing ever at the polls the last time around? Oh right, the Liberals. Quit trying to pretend your party even matters right now)
No, it is not bad for you, no worse than regular table salt. This is yet another example of completely ungrounded societal fears propagated by anecdotal evidence which has now been thoroughly refuted by actual scientific studies. In one, even people who were self-diagnosed "MSG sensitive" were unaffected by a large amount of MSG.
Now, why was #2 thumbed down so much? I didn't know either. And you know why? Because I'm not form an English speaking country and therefor have never seen the sign or heard of this. I'm from Europe and someone above said this is banned in Europe, so how was I supposed to know? Perhaps #2 is also European?
102 - What are you talking about? I can't see how your comment is relevant in any way. The information you shared, what MSG means, had already been added. I think the rest of your comment was a badly structured insult to Americans, but I'm not entirely sure. Either way, your comment was completely irrelevant.
117: That is the truth. I'm also allergic to egg yolks (some specific protein in it), but I'm much more severely allergic to that than MSG. I get a bad migraine and a rash from large amounts of glutamates, but eggs will make me stop breathing. 124: There isn't scientific evidence that MSG causes symptoms for everyone (the relation to cheap Chinese food might be because of the sheer amount of sugar in it), but for some people, it does cause problems.
You would think that a professional establishment would at least use full English if it meant what your girlfriend thought it did.
Texting in general, obviously, isn't rude, but if you're out to eat with someone, it's only courteous to not do it so much in front of them, as you should be having a conversation with the other person. I thought that's what people met each other for, unless staring contests are the "in thing" for dates. I went to visit someone one time, and she literally texted the *entire* time. She still don't know what she did wrong, and I pity her.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) usually used in Chinese food establishments as a flavor enhancer. Makes you feel a bit sick afterwards.
Lauaries8 - There was a double-blind placebo study which looked at people like you who claim to get sick from MSG. Only 2 people actually got sick, and they both received the placebo. Azula - There is not a shred of actual evidence that MSG causes headaches or anything else other than anecdotal evidence from people like you who think they feel sick after eating it. The truth is that the placebo effect is VERY real.
Actually, I get very sick (extreme diarrhea, heavy nausea) whenever I eat MSG. I'm positive that it's MSG because its the only thing outstandingly different between what food gives me the symptoms and what doesn't. For example, I went to a Chinese food restaurant that used MSG and I was sick for 2 days. I went to one without and was fine.
Extreemguy - No, no, and no. It's exactly this type of anecdotal "evidence" that makes people think it's MSG causing the symptoms. The irrefutable fact is that MSG is so rapidly metabolised that it is impossible (even at megadoses) to raise your blood levels to any detectable level. That means it is GONE within minutes and therefore can NOT make you sick for 2 days, or even for several hours. Sorry, but it was something else that made you sick.
This just proves how much technology has impacted our lives. That's definitely a faceplam moment for you. Yeesh
18, The "better than the real thing" artificial limbs is already happening. There was a movement to keep "blade runner" out of the Olympics because his particular prosthetics were considered an unfair advantage. Then he went on to do really well, I believe, so perhaps the protests were somewhat valid.
I can't wait for VR and so on, going to be so epic! And of course artificial limbs and such, it is just enhancing humans, which can mostly be a plus. I hope Apple or Samsung or something comes out with "google glass" stuff too, much easier to connect to people and so on probably
13's comments are always mean or rude and completely miss the point of the FML. It's just become a niggling irritation, but honestly I really shouldn't hold it against her. You're right. I'm a big old bitch with a lustrous mustache, and I need to take a nap. Cheers