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(Tri-State Neighbor)   CNNGo rates nations' coolness. On Jamaica, "Cool: Jimmy Cliff. Not so cool: High murder rate"   (cnngo.com ) divider line
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2011-01-24 12:59:15 PM  
I would really love to visit Brazil...
 
2011-01-24 01:09:01 PM  
what the fark is a CNNGo?
 
2011-01-24 01:10:15 PM  

xanadian: I would really love to visit Brazil...


I just enjoy visiting a good Brazilian. I've always had a predilection for hot, steamy climes.
 
2011-01-24 01:37:43 PM  
No Dutch?
Amsterdam was amazing..and the people were awesome there.

I saw something at a crowded Mc D's (we stopped for a soda) that we'd NEVER see anywhere here in the U.S.

A kid dressed in oversized baggy jeans, dreads, totally urban B-boy/hip hop look to him turned with his tray in his hands to look for a seat. A business man, suit, briefcase, the whole look moved his tray back on his table.. waved the kid over to sit with him. We'd NEVER do that here.
People were so friendly, happy (high?), care free, social..just a great place.
 
2011-01-24 01:46:08 PM  

Dr.Knockboots: People were so friendly, happy (high?), care free, social..just a great place.


Probably.

Either way, sounds great.
 
2011-01-24 02:24:42 PM  
This has got to be the most arbitrarily stupid list I've seen in my entire life. Belgium? Seriously, have you been to Brussels? And you'd still pick that place over Paris or Amsterdam?

Botswana was a fine enough country but its placement is obviously a "whoa guys we need an African country, let's pick this one!" sorta thing, as South Africa is a much more amazing and diverse vibe. Plus sure they have the most elephants out of anywhere but it's actually a major problem because elephants are more'n a little distructive.

As a final "arbitrary list is arbitrary" comment I'm annoyed neither Australia or NZ made the list as they have to have some of the loveliest scenery and people you'll find anywhere.
 
2011-01-24 03:17:34 PM  

Andromeda: I'm annoyed neither Australia or NZ made the list as they have to have some of the loveliest scenery and people you'll find anywhere.


Australia loses cool points for being possibly the only country fatter than the United States.
 
2011-01-24 03:56:52 PM  
Cool: Nothing Not Cool: Sponsored links that aren't marked as sponsored.
 
2011-01-24 03:56:54 PM  
Australia loses cool points for being possibly the only country fatter than the United States.

And a bit damp atm.
 
2011-01-24 03:59:44 PM  
Just being Jamaican has gotten me laid in the past and I hope so in the future even though I haven't lived there since 1978
 
2011-01-24 04:00:08 PM  
Lemmy's Warts: Australia loses cool points for being possibly the only country fatter than the United States.

And a bit damp atm.


You never go a bit damp atm.
 
2011-01-24 04:00:42 PM  

DeadZone: Cool: Nothing Not Cool: Sponsored links that aren't marked as sponsored.


Wow, you are cool.
 
2011-01-24 04:01:35 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: No Dutch?
Amsterdam was amazing..and the people were awesome there.

I saw something at a crowded Mc D's (we stopped for a soda) that we'd NEVER see anywhere here in the U.S.

A kid dressed in oversized baggy jeans, dreads, totally urban B-boy/hip hop look to him turned with his tray in his hands to look for a seat. A business man, suit, briefcase, the whole look moved his tray back on his table.. waved the kid over to sit with him. We'd NEVER do that here.
People were so friendly, happy (high?), care free, social..just a great place.


No, you just witnessed a drug deal...
 
2011-01-24 04:02:14 PM  

ultraholland: Lemmy's Warts: Australia loses cool points for being possibly the only country fatter than the United States.

And a bit damp atm.

You never go a bit damp atm.


Aye, if she's up for the old gob, gash and gary, then she's a keeper.
 
2011-01-24 04:04:53 PM  
Where would the hipsters of today be without rock and roll, classic Hollywood films, great American novels, tail fins, blue jeans, jazz, hip hop, "The Sopranos," 360-degree slam dunks and that ultimate embodiment of cool -- surfing?

You've just told me how uncool you are.
 
2011-01-24 04:05:33 PM  
So this is a list of nations that one guy believes to be hipper than others.
 
2011-01-24 04:06:19 PM  
Jamaica: The most homophobic nation in the western hemisphere. Being gay there is virtually a death sentence.
 
2011-01-24 04:10:27 PM  
Cool: Having a clue about the world

Not cool: This stupid list
 
2011-01-24 04:12:48 PM  

HailRobonia: Jamaica: The most homophobic nation in the western hemisphere. Being gay there is virtually a death sentence.


NTTAWWT
 
2011-01-24 04:13:38 PM  
Jimmy Cliff was cool before he started barfing out tepid, unoriginal quasi-dancehall. Among reggae's original luminaries, only Burning Spear is worth a damn anymore.

Also-sponsored link? Yeah let me just go ahead and not click on that one.

I think I'd prefer to visit a less homophobic, misogynistic, dangerous island paradise anyhow.
 
2011-01-24 04:14:00 PM  

dogawful: Dr.Knockboots: No Dutch?
Amsterdam was amazing..and the people were awesome there.

I saw something at a crowded Mc D's (we stopped for a soda) that we'd NEVER see anywhere here in the U.S.

A kid dressed in oversized baggy jeans, dreads, totally urban B-boy/hip hop look to him turned with his tray in his hands to look for a seat. A business man, suit, briefcase, the whole look moved his tray back on his table.. waved the kid over to sit with him. We'd NEVER do that here.
People were so friendly, happy (high?), care free, social..just a great place.

No, you just witnessed a drug deal...


Or "Huh, where did dad sit down? Oh there he is"
 
2011-01-24 04:14:20 PM  
I read it all, but the fact remains that this article was written by somebody who wishes they worked at cracked.com
 
2011-01-24 04:14:49 PM  
do I have this right?
CNN:CNNGO::Comcast:xfinity
 
2011-01-24 04:18:15 PM  

Dr.Knockboots: No Dutch?
Amsterdam was amazing..and the people were awesome there.

I saw something at a crowded Mc D's (we stopped for a soda) that we'd NEVER see anywhere here in the U.S.

A kid dressed in oversized baggy jeans, dreads, totally urban B-boy/hip hop look to him turned with his tray in his hands to look for a seat. A business man, suit, briefcase, the whole look moved his tray back on his table.. waved the kid over to sit with him. We'd NEVER do that here.
People were so friendly, happy (high?), care free, social..just a great place.


Probably, the businessman was not high. At least in the northern European countries that I've toured, people tend to share their "personal space" with strangers when in public places without blinking an eye.

I wonder what it's like to live in a country with such a lack of selfish entitlement.
 
2011-01-24 04:20:28 PM  
Well that's like his opinion man. Personally Poland rocks!

www.podcastingnews.com
 
2011-01-24 04:25:26 PM  

maxximillian: do I have this right?
CNN:CNNGO::Comcast:xfinity


I looked into it. It is a show on CNNInternational. (new window) It seems to be focused on Asia and bad lists.
 
2011-01-24 04:27:17 PM  
Second Try
HailRobonia: Jamaica: The most homophobic nation in the western hemisphere. Being gay there is virtually a death sentence.

NTTAWWT


www.mcgrewsecurity.com
 
2011-01-24 04:27:22 PM  
Wait, so China's cool because they own everything and would change the article anyway if left out? That's called "The Man," and The Man ain't never been cool. Also, the Spaniards are the hatin'est racist motherfarkers on that whole damn continent.

I'm just glad the Swiss and Autrians didn't make the list, because fark them both too.
 
2011-01-24 04:29:58 PM  
What an ignorant, subtly racist article.
 
2011-01-24 04:31:49 PM  
Australia doesnt make the list due to having the worlds highest concentration of deadly animals. And Dingo's
 
2011-01-24 04:32:11 PM  
Botswana is cool? Really? Here is a fun little tidbit I found about that hellhole:

Botswana has been hard hit by AIDS. In 2009 there were an estimated 300,000 adults living with HIV - or one quarter of the population aged 15 and over. Considering Botswana's population is below two million, the epidemic has reached disturbing proportions. The country has an estimated adult HIV prevalence among 15-49 year olds of 24.8%, the second highest in the world after Swaziland.1

HIV and AIDS has had a devastating impact on Botswana. Life expectancy at birth fell from 65 years in 1990-1995 to less than 40 years in 2000-2005, a figure about 28 years lower than it would have been without AIDS


I was not aware dying of AIDS was cool now.
 
2011-01-24 04:32:16 PM  

Panty Sniffer: maxximillian: do I have this right?
CNN:CNNGO::Comcast:xfinity

I looked into it. It is a show on CNNInternational. (new window) It seems to be focused on Asia and bad lists.


Well you're a braver man than I. I was too afraid to stair in to the abyss.

Thanks for the clarification though.
 
2011-01-24 04:32:26 PM  
HailRobonia: Jamaica: The most homophobic nation in the western hemisphere. Being gay antiman there is virtually a death sentence.

Fixed

/Jamaica, we call it the ghetto of the Caribbean.

/St. Thomian
 
2011-01-24 04:41:14 PM  

culebra: I wonder what it's like to live in a country with such a lack of selfish entitlement.


I'm from Texas, and you are considered creepy and intrusive if you aren't giving a three foot or better "personal space bubble" to someone. It's a bigger deal to me than the intimacy level of the conversation. From an anthropological perspective I would consider reducing "personal space" to an "entitlement issue" to help you paint whatever picture you want to paint of the "average entitled American" rather sloppy when it's a psychological and culturally complicated issue.

Now, are we as "nice" as the people in Amsterdam? Probably not, but we don't think we're entitled to buy donkey porn at the convenience stores either.
 
2011-01-24 04:42:09 PM  
What a worthless piece of shiat article.

If this is the best that farks got then just shut the doors and turn the lights out.
 
2011-01-24 04:46:58 PM  

DelSolid: What a worthless piece of shiat article.

If this is the best that farks got then just shut the doors and turn the lights out.


And that's why we call you The Party Guy!
 
2011-01-24 04:51:34 PM  
Yeah, I have to agree, of all the places I've been, Brazil was just about the coolest.

But still not as cool as the Seychelles.
www.indianoceanodyssey.com
 
2011-01-24 04:59:04 PM  
I see that Seychelles is off the coast of Somalia. Isn't that where the pirates are from?
 
2011-01-24 05:02:01 PM  

MBooda: Yeah, I have to agree, of all the places I've been, Brazil was just about the coolest.

But still not as cool as the Seychelles.


In all fairness, it was about the coolness of the people, not the place itself.

/North Africans are either awesome or completely farked up
 
2011-01-24 05:04:12 PM  
I concur with the top 2. I've lived in both countries for a year or more and visited / lived in most of the top 12. I love the top 2

/ Brasil 1.5 years (You can't not help falling in love in or with Barsil)
// Singapore 1.5 years (Singapore got the best of the 'Asian' Gene pool. Women with curves!)
/// Brussels 1 year (Boring has hell)
//// China 1 year (Too busy to do anything, Work Work Work)
// Japan 9 months (Too busy to do anything, Work Work Work)
// Spain 6 months (You can find a party ANYWHERE)
// Turkey 4 months (the nightlife can KILL you)
// America most of my life (Meh)
// Slashie DEATH!!
 
2011-01-24 05:10:24 PM  
Belgium???

FAIL

/It's not even a real country.
 
2011-01-24 05:11:44 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: Botswana is cool? Really? Here is a fun little tidbit I found about that hellhole:

Botswana has been hard hit by AIDS. In 2009 there were an estimated 300,000 adults living with HIV - or one quarter of the population aged 15 and over. Considering Botswana's population is below two million, the epidemic has reached disturbing proportions. The country has an estimated adult HIV prevalence among 15-49 year olds of 24.8%, the second highest in the world after Swaziland.1

HIV and AIDS has had a devastating impact on Botswana. Life expectancy at birth fell from 65 years in 1990-1995 to less than 40 years in 2000-2005, a figure about 28 years lower than it would have been without AIDS

I was not aware dying of AIDS was cool now.


They addressed that.

FTFA: Not so cool: One of the worst HIV/AIDS infection rates in the world.

I mean, jeez! What more do you want?

/Botswanna, what happened to you man? You used to be cool.
 
2011-01-24 05:20:30 PM  
HHmm, gonna vist Italy this year, maybe New Zealand next year. I was all set to go to Ukraine before that damn volcano erupted and farked up world travel. But I got money back on my tickets.

/Having grown up in a farking hot, humid, semi tropical environment I have no desire to go to any tropical "paradise".
 
2011-01-24 05:27:07 PM  

DelSolid: What a worthless piece of shiat article.

If this is the best that farks got then just shut the doors and turn the lights out.


(notsureifserious.jpg)

You are aware that nobody here actually write the articles, no?
 
2011-01-24 05:37:16 PM  

Lupine Chemist: MBooda: Yeah, I have to agree, of all the places I've been, Brazil was just about the coolest.

But still not as cool as the Seychelles.

In all fairness, it was about the coolness of the people, not the place itself.


The people were pretty damn cool too. We were sitting around Beau Vallon admiring the scenery. Some locals came up and asked if we wanted to visit Anse Major, a stunning and very isolated beach in the National Park, accessible only by boat. They said for $5 a head they're ferry us over there and back in their own boats. Of course some of the more experienced hands among us suspected a scam, but the rest of us ponied up the cash. Not only did the locals ferry us over to the beach (and back, though we didn't want to go back) for $5 a head, they threw in a campfire, beach bbq and entertainment.

/and some local ladies
//who were also very cool
///but that's another story
 
2011-01-24 05:43:36 PM  
So, Turkey is like 1960s America? You mean, women are openly sexually harassed in the workplace (if they are brazen or whorey enough to be working to begin with and/or looking for a husband) and expected to come home, cook, clean, and raise the kids?

Then yes, I bet Turkey is a lot like 1960s America.

/Party.
 
2011-01-24 05:44:16 PM  

lordargent:

/Jamaica, we call it the ghetto of the Caribbean.

/St. Thomian


You are just jealous cause you have to explain to people where the hell St Thomas is located.

I keed, I keed
 
2011-01-24 05:53:05 PM  
I'm Brazilian, and while it is indeed an awesome place with great people, the article assumes that all the locals live like the tourists at all times, when in fact people have to bust their asses to make ends meet. That is in itself an incentive to have a great time when they're off from work, if they can afford it.

But people there work really hard, for unreasonable hours, to maybe have a decent standard of living--which is why I came to the US to steal your jobs and your women.
 
2011-01-24 05:53:36 PM  
What about Germany? Berlin's definitely some of the best nightlife in the world. Plus the young people there are creating some of the most important music/art being made right now.
 
2011-01-24 05:57:35 PM  

Gibbles: Plus the young people there are creating some of the most important music/art being made right now.


I'm sure they're coming up with some really cool and interesting stuff, but what does this even mean?
 
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