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(Death and Taxes Magazine)   Eight years ago, people thought Americans were dicks. Today, they still pretty much do (video)   (deathandtaxesmag.com) divider line 253
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2012-06-26 05:47:37 PM  
We are.
 
2012-06-26 05:54:04 PM  
Americans aren't dicks; dicks who happen to be American simply get more press.
 
2012-06-26 05:58:27 PM  
To paraphrase Abe Lincoln; some of us are dicks all of the time, and all of us are dicks some of the time, but not all of us are dicks all of the time.
 
2012-06-26 06:04:24 PM  

FloydA: To paraphrase Abe Lincoln; some of us are dicks all of the time, and all of us are dicks some of the time, but not all of us are dicks all of the time.


I remember a thread some time back in which I, as President, would nominate you as the new Education Czar. That still stands.

And now that you've elected your first foreign-born president, the precedent has been set for this Canuck to run for that office.
 
2012-06-26 06:06:10 PM  
Well certainly another example of Bush's fault !
 
2012-06-26 06:08:13 PM  
America appears to be the RL interpretation of John Gabriel's Greater Internet Theory. I blame TV for giving us the audience.
 
2012-06-26 06:11:06 PM  

Bob_Laublaw:

I remember a thread some time back in which I, as President, would nominate you as the new Education Czar. That still stands.

And now that you've elected your first foreign-born president, the precedent has been set for this Canuck to run for that office.


Nah, I couldn't handle the pressure. You should run for king of Canadia instead, and then hire me as the poutine and beer Czar and Minister of Tim Hortons. Plus give me tickets to hockey games.

Actually, while we're on the subject, I just want to eat fatty foods, get drunk, and watch hockey- you can skip the Czar and Minister stuff if you like. ;-)
 
2012-06-26 06:18:08 PM  
Well, there are three types of people: dicks, pussies, and assholes.

Yes, we're dicks.
 
2012-06-26 06:58:13 PM  

FloydA: Bob_Laublaw:

I remember a thread some time back in which I, as President, would nominate you as the new Education Czar. That still stands.

And now that you've elected your first foreign-born president, the precedent has been set for this Canuck to run for that office.

Nah, I couldn't handle the pressure. You should run for king of Canadia instead, and then hire me as the poutine and beer Czar and Minister of Tim Hortons. Plus give me tickets to hockey games.

Actually, while we're on the subject, I just want to eat fatty foods, get drunk, and watch hockey- you can skip the Czar and Minister stuff if you like. ;-)


I nominate myself for the position of ass-kicking czar. Because so many in government need a kick in the ass.
 
2012-06-26 07:02:20 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: now that you've elected your first foreign-born president


Hush comrade! Dear Leader Obama told us not to speak of it!
 
2012-06-26 07:17:02 PM  

St_Francis_P: Bob_Laublaw: now that you've elected your first foreign-born president

Hush comrade! Dear Leader Obama told us not to speak of it!


We already elected that Canadian potato-eater Chester A. Arthur.
 
2012-06-26 08:10:11 PM  
Well, since we parade around the world lecturing others on freedom, equal rights, and bettering the human condition - all the while rejecting those very ideas on our own shores - I can totally see why the rest of humanity sees us as a bunch of self-righteous dicks.
 
2012-06-26 08:51:07 PM  

FloydA: To paraphrase Abe Lincoln; some of us are dicks all of the time, and all of us are dicks some of the time, but not all of us are dicks all of the time.


Unless you're a Republican
 
2012-06-26 09:14:19 PM  
Some focused on our over-the-top part, others focused on our economics, innovation, freedom, and power (good or bad.) I wouldn't any one is the most accurate, but on average it works out to very accurate.

Gee, I wonder why we're not more popular in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
 
2012-06-26 09:31:06 PM  
Did they say anywhere in the video whether they showed everyone they interviewed or cherry-picked the ones that confirmed the stereotypes they were looking for?
 
2012-06-26 09:34:02 PM  
Typical self-hating MSNBC propaganda . . . diarrhea in HTML format
 
2012-06-26 09:37:10 PM  
I am still trying to figure out why we should care what the rest of the world thinks of us......
 
2012-06-26 09:37:13 PM  
I would love to smack every person I ever see with a baseball hat worn backwards or tilted.

That is all.
 
2012-06-26 09:37:15 PM  
Not only are we dicks, we are also dumb as a bag of hammers.
 
2012-06-26 09:37:40 PM  
Clearly a lot of people from other countries read the FARK politics tab.
 
2012-06-26 09:38:07 PM  

evilgreg: We are.


Penn State?
 
2012-06-26 09:38:36 PM  

The Southern Dandy: Not only are we dicks, we are also dumb as a bag of hammers.


JesusHoffaChrysler: I am still trying to figure out why we should care what the rest of the world thinks of us......


See what I mean?
 
2012-06-26 09:38:48 PM  

Makh: Gee, I wonder why we're not more popular in Afghanistan and Pakistan?


I wonder if it has something to do with our regularly murdering innocent women and children and then publicly announcing that anyone we kill who is male and of a certain age is a terrorist?

newspaper revelations last week about the "kill list" showed the Obama administration defines a militant as any military-age male in the strike zone when its drone attacks.

Then there is the part where after we kill people with drones we target the people who try to offer them medical assistance with more drones?

Or the part where we target funerals for yet more drone attacks?

I just can't imagine why people think we are dicks.

Aaron David Miller, a long-term Middle East policy adviser to both Republican and Democratic administrations, delivered a damning verdict in a recent issue of Foreign Policy magazine. He wrote bluntly: "Barack Obama has become George W Bush on steroids."

Oh, wait. Now I know why people think we are dicks.
 
2012-06-26 09:39:31 PM  
Because fark you, that's why, other countries!
 
2012-06-26 09:39:47 PM  
Well I guess it's just time for Obama to unleash the full power of our fully armed and operational drone army.
 
2012-06-26 09:39:58 PM  
Who gives a shiat what the rest of the world thinks about us? If you ask me, the Germans are the biggest assholes on the planet, followed closely by the French.
 
2012-06-26 09:40:11 PM  
Well, sure, if you only interview THOSE countries!
 
2012-06-26 09:40:51 PM  
Do the Albanians still like us?
 
2012-06-26 09:41:14 PM  
Considering that America under Obama is just as militaristic as America under Bush was, I'm not surprised.
 
2012-06-26 09:41:48 PM  
I live and work in Las Vegas. I get to meet a lot of travelers from overseas. Some of those travelers stray from the Strip and then they see the real America: Homeless people begging on traffic islands, little clusters of tents in vacant lots here and there, foreclosed homes everywhere.

Some of them come here thinking that we're just dicks. They leave knowing that we're just full of shiat.
 
2012-06-26 09:42:04 PM  

Marshal805: Do the Albanians still like us?


Only when we take then anally.
 
2012-06-26 09:42:40 PM  
AMERICA, fark YEAH!!!
 
2012-06-26 09:43:04 PM  
they think we are dicks and we think they are all pussies (except china).

we all know where this is going.
 
2012-06-26 09:43:13 PM  
I think subby meant "4 years ago".
 
2012-06-26 09:43:51 PM  

Marshal805: Do the Albanians still like us?


you'd have to ask Jim Belushi.
 
2012-06-26 09:44:05 PM  
Compared to who?
 
2012-06-26 09:44:16 PM  
The one nice thing about being a dick is that you don't give a rat's ass what anyone else thinks of you, especially not some filthy stinking foreigner. I worked with these guys from India and whenever they'd get homesick, they'd piss in a bucket and stick their heads in it. And don't get me started on the Vietnamese because I don't think meowing sounds should be crying out from your lunch sack. So who am I supposed to respect? The Irish? Yeah, I know you're laughing at that. The English? They just renamed their primary tourist attraction to celebrate the 60th anniversary of some old hag with no power appearing in grocery store tabloids. Screw them and their stupid slang language. The entire world is welcome to kiss my ass.
 
2012-06-26 09:44:20 PM  
But we got Jeebus on our side! Take THAT, rest of the world!,,,,,,1!!!!1!1!1
 
2012-06-26 09:44:52 PM  
Americans aren't dicks. Some of them are total pussies. I think the word they refer to themselves with is "Republican."
 
2012-06-26 09:45:24 PM  
Fiction, but I liked this analysis of American Exceptionalism.

Link
 
2012-06-26 09:46:09 PM  

BullBearMS: I wonder if it has something to do


It was a rhetorical question.
 
2012-06-26 09:47:21 PM  
Given that our biggest exports in Europe are Kardashians and MTV, this is wholly unsurprising.
 
2012-06-26 09:48:39 PM  
Like I care
 
2012-06-26 09:49:24 PM  
Oh you don't like us? Ok, now go eat a Big Mac. Hegemony ;)
 
2012-06-26 09:50:16 PM  

Makh: BullBearMS: I wonder if it has something to do

It was a rhetorical question.


He has to meet his "concern" quota for the evening.
 
2012-06-26 09:50:50 PM  

Daniels: Given that our biggest exports in Europe are Kardashians and MTV, this is wholly unsurprising.


Given Europe watches the Kardashians and request a new season, this is wholly unsurprising.
/Seriously what else are they going to watch Jersey shore?
//Slashes
 
2012-06-26 09:50:53 PM  

spentmiles: The one nice thing about being a dick is that you don't give a rat's ass what anyone else thinks of you, especially not some filthy stinking foreigner. I worked with these guys from India and whenever they'd get homesick, they'd piss in a bucket and stick their heads in it. And don't get me started on the Vietnamese because I don't think meowing sounds should be crying out from your lunch sack. So who am I supposed to respect? The Irish? Yeah, I know you're laughing at that. The English? They just renamed their primary tourist attraction to celebrate the 60th anniversary of some old hag with no power appearing in grocery store tabloids. Screw them and their stupid slang language. The entire world is welcome to kiss my ass.


And don't send care packages to Europe. Because they whack them with their polo mallets and have a jolly old laugh at our expense.
*Internet hi-5*
 
2012-06-26 09:51:38 PM  
How dare anyone speak ill of the Red, White & Blue! I learned in school everyone wanted to be just like us, I mean everyone..

Wow, this is a blow to the ego... I think I shall stop traveling abroad until everyone loves us again....

Tune in tomorrow to find out exactly how much sleep I lost over this breaking news.
 
2012-06-26 09:52:11 PM  
The only one Obama could've had an effect on is the Middle East's view of us as the oppressors (doesn't help when you invade sovereign nations for assasination attempts). What with the War on Terror and our unconditional support for everything Israel does.

But realistically we all know that anything short of that would be political suicide for any American politician so that's never going to change.
 
2012-06-26 09:52:24 PM  
BullBearMS: I wonder if it has something to do with our regularly murdering innocent women and children and then publicly announcing that anyone we kill who is male and of a certain age is a terrorist?

Shhhhh, we can't talk about the trialless killing of citizens, either.
 
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