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(Wyoming News)   150 Norwegians driving the Lincoln Highway in vintage cars because of U.S. bars: "You talk to people very easy here; they're interested in who you are, if you sit in a pub in Germany, you can sit alone all night and no one will talk to you"   (wyomingnews.com) divider line 12
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2013-07-23 06:10:08 AM  
4 votes:
I always love stories like this. It's nice to hear from someone who looks upon America with fresh eyes that reminds you just how much there is to see out there, and just how great a place the US is.
2013-07-24 10:42:11 AM  
1 votes:

mjohnson71: FlyingJ: mjohnson71 project one time dealing with some offices in Ireland. Was telling them one time how I was driving to Dallas for the week to visit family.  I said no; that's on freeways driving 110 to 120 kph, stopping very little and it's a pretty ugly drive.
Blew their minds.

Irish? Dallas? driving? blew their minds?
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I-Uh, See What You Did Theyah

Good one. Didn't mean it that way.

I also told them how Chicago's a 5 or 6 hour drive. Once again they were amazed and thought going 6 hours north from St. Louis would get you well into Canada.


About 20 years ago my family had two foreign exchange students from France. (Both girls, actually, hubba hubba) One of the first things we had to do was explain why they couldn't drive to New York for the weekend.  My family lived in Chicago at the time.
When I was in Britain for a summer I did tell a very nice couple that their weeklong car trip stateside where they wanted to see Boston, New York, Miami and St Louis wasn't really going to work.
The sheer SIZE of the US is hard for Europeans to fathom.
2013-07-23 09:03:01 AM  
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: how about the story about white dudes beating a black dude, and dragging him behind a pickup truck.

it shows we make great trucks in America! or something.


Or that mob of 30 black people who pulled that white couple out of their car and beat them to death in Virginia after they got into a car accident in the wrong neighborhood.

It shows america's diversity!  or something.
2013-07-23 08:08:39 AM  
1 votes:

Claude Ballse: I always love stories like this. It's nice to hear from someone who looks upon America with fresh eyes that reminds you just how much there is to see out there, and just how great a place the US is.


This. And for all the annoying stuff, Americans are famously outgoing and inquisitive.
2013-07-23 07:35:40 AM  
1 votes:
Things must be crap in Norway if your idea of a good time is having ignorant fat dimwits start conversations with you in dank bars while drinking pissy beer.
2013-07-23 07:24:11 AM  
1 votes:
Of course they're enjoying themselves, they're avoiding the major metropolitan areas.
2013-07-23 06:58:18 AM  
1 votes:

jaybeezey: Claude Ballse: I always love stories like this. It's nice to hear from someone who looks upon America with fresh eyes that reminds you just how much there is to see out there, and just how great a place the US is.

But, "built by old white slave owners who didn't want to pay taxes!", and "owned by corporations!", and "racial injustice!", and "Christian right wingers!", and "nothing worth a shiat in fly over country!"


In-depth report: there are nice people in every country, not just scumbags.
2013-07-23 06:49:39 AM  
1 votes:

Claude Ballse: I always love stories like this. It's nice to hear from someone who looks upon America with fresh eyes that reminds you just how much there is to see out there, and just how great a place the US is.


But, "built by old white slave owners who didn't want to pay taxes!", and "owned by corporations!", and "racial injustice!", and "Christian right wingers!", and "nothing worth a shiat in fly over country!"

I think America is a fine country. I'm going to spend more time checking it out before going abroad again.
2013-07-23 06:36:03 AM  
1 votes:

mike_d85: "Whatch ya'all doin' round hur?"
And
"You ain't from around hur is ya?"


Someone doesn't know where rt 30 is.
2013-07-23 06:06:38 AM  
1 votes:
It helps that they are white.
mhd
2013-07-23 05:58:46 AM  
1 votes:

danielscissorhands: You know who else was in a pub in Germany...


Beerhall. Quite unlike the North German blue collar depression fermentation units.

But yeah, mixing Norwegians and Germans won't produce a lot of impromptu conversation, you need at least one party that's remotely outgoing. Although I'd prefer some hot Mediterranean girls to U.S. truck stop residents.
2013-07-23 05:39:53 AM  
1 votes:
You know who else was in a pub in Germany...
 
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