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2014-07-04 01:41:44 PM  
I have the full set of Cards Against Humanity. We're going to be playing it tonight at the Fourth of July party
 
2014-07-04 01:42:38 PM  
We're gonna be playing CAH tonight at our party.

And this is the best Oreo

supermookinfiends.com
 
2014-07-04 01:43:19 PM  
Oops. Mods please delete the most previous post and then this one
 
2014-07-04 02:06:54 PM  
Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world
 
2014-07-04 02:11:53 PM  

brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world


It's not a surprise; American culture gets exported around the world, and the Red Solo Cup is pretty much emblematic of American college parties as shown on TV. Also in real life. Seriously, after a college party there's usually a hundred abandoned Solo cups sitting around half-filled with liquid.
 
2014-07-04 02:37:32 PM  

brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world


I didn't know LSD laced marshmallows on a stick was a traditional American party favor. I suppose I've been at all the wrong parties. :(
 
2014-07-04 02:40:15 PM  

brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world


Huh.  I just assumed that red solo cups were universal, I had no idea that they were unique to or closely associated with the US.
 
2014-07-04 03:44:20 PM  
The haggis thread got me thinking.

Are there foods common in the US that are banned in other countries for health/safety reasons?
 
2014-07-04 03:45:11 PM  
And, as a red-blooded American, I'd like to thank you Brits for spotted dick.
 
2014-07-04 03:47:45 PM  
Brits eat television series and card games? I knew their food sucked, but this is going too far.

/Never consumed anything of the list except for number 4
 
2014-07-04 03:49:20 PM  
And, much like the previous headline, this one attributes the opinions of one blogger to "Brits".
 
2014-07-04 03:51:48 PM  

Mister Peejay: The haggis thread got me thinking.

Are there foods common in the US that are banned in other countries for health/safety reasons?


Trans fats. Oh, wait, you said "food".
 
2014-07-04 03:53:49 PM  

Mister Peejay: Are there foods common in the US that are banned in other countries for health/safety reasons?


Products containing Olestra were never allowed to be sold in Canada or in most of Europe.
 
2014-07-04 03:53:56 PM  

Prey4reign: And, as a red-blooded American, I'd like to thank you Brits for spotted dick.


We have a shot for that now....
 
2014-07-04 03:55:28 PM  

Mister Peejay: The haggis thread got me thinking.

Are there foods common in the US that are banned in other countries for health/safety reasons?


In Britain they've banned pink slime, High Fructose Corn Syrup & toothpaste.
 
2014-07-04 03:55:46 PM  

Rincewind53: brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world

It's not a surprise; American culture gets exported around the world, and the Red Solo Cup is pretty much emblematic of American college parties as shown on TV. Also in real life. Seriously, after a college party there's usually a hundred abandoned Solo cups sitting around half-filled with liquid.


i picked up 20 this morning.
 
2014-07-04 03:59:22 PM  

Rincewind53: brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world

It's not a surprise; American culture gets exported around the world, and the Red Solo Cup is pretty much emblematic of American college parties as shown on TV. Also in real life. Seriously, after a college party there's usually a hundred abandoned Solo cups sitting around half-filled with liquid.


Yeah - solo cups are as American as the Star-Spangled Banner. No other western culture criminalizes adults consuming alcohol so college parties elsewhere feature glass or clear plastic drinking containers, or people just drink from the bottle.
 
2014-07-04 04:01:34 PM  

Prey4reign: And, as a red-blooded American, I'd like to thank you Brits for spotted dick.


Any and all GM crops.
Any meat produced in the US, because of all the crap you inject into the livestock...
 
2014-07-04 04:02:12 PM  
If they can only get Mountain Dew with HFCS, they're missing out,.
 
2014-07-04 04:06:24 PM  
The donut burger, marshmallow fluff, and liquid "cheese" substance are on both lists.
 
2014-07-04 04:10:38 PM  
Oreos are vile. They should be replaced on the list with chocolate chip cookies. Much better.
 
2014-07-04 04:13:11 PM  
Target Builder:

Yeah - solo cups are as American as the Star-Spangled Banner. No other western culture criminalizes adults consuming alcohol so college parties elsewhere feature glass or clear plastic drinking containers, or people just drink from the bottle.

I've only ever seen Solo cups at little kids' birthday parties where various low-quality store-brand sodas were doled out to us kids.

When I grew up, we drank beer from the bottle.  Or booze from drinking glasses.
 
2014-07-04 04:17:23 PM  
The haggis thread got me thinking.
Are there foods common in the US that are banned in other countries for health/safety reasons?


I believe there are a number of food dyes legal in the US but banned in Europe.

/Red Dye #2 FTW!
 
2014-07-04 04:21:05 PM  
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Don't forget: Sliced bread. I think this was invented in Cincinnati.
 
2014-07-04 04:44:57 PM  

Target Builder: Rincewind53: brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world

It's not a surprise; American culture gets exported around the world, and the Red Solo Cup is pretty much emblematic of American college parties as shown on TV. Also in real life. Seriously, after a college party there's usually a hundred abandoned Solo cups sitting around half-filled with liquid.

Yeah - solo cups are as American as the Star-Spangled Banner. No other western culture criminalizes adults consuming alcohol so college parties elsewhere feature glass or clear plastic drinking containers, or people just drink from the bottle.


Beer comes in kegs too, especially in large volumes. In that case, no bottles are available. If it's a large gathering, you're unlikely to own enough proper glasses to serve everyone (or don't want them broken), so disposable cups are a necessity. Why red (or blue, sometimes) rather than translucent or clear? Meh.
 
2014-07-04 04:50:46 PM  

jshine: Target Builder: Rincewind53: brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world

It's not a surprise; American culture gets exported around the world, and the Red Solo Cup is pretty much emblematic of American college parties as shown on TV. Also in real life. Seriously, after a college party there's usually a hundred abandoned Solo cups sitting around half-filled with liquid.

Yeah - solo cups are as American as the Star-Spangled Banner. No other western culture criminalizes adults consuming alcohol so college parties elsewhere feature glass or clear plastic drinking containers, or people just drink from the bottle.

Beer comes in kegs too, especially in large volumes. In that case, no bottles are available. If it's a large gathering, you're unlikely to own enough proper glasses to serve everyone (or don't want them broken), so disposable cups are a necessity. Why red (or blue, sometimes) rather than translucent or clear? Meh.


It also helps cover up underage drinking.  Freshman with a bottle you can see from a mile away.  A Solo cup and you have to get really intimate with that cup to know for sure it isn't Coca Cola and only Coca Cola.

/not that I'm condoning that
//follow the law
///threes
 
2014-07-04 04:53:15 PM  

reported: The donut burger, marshmallow fluff, and liquid "cheese" substance are on both lists.


Really, sites should just print the same list with the opposite viewpoints and cover all demographic bases. It's much more efficient to only have to pull one list out of your ass than two.
 
2014-07-04 04:55:20 PM  

wildcardjack: [scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x402]

Don't forget: Sliced bread. I think this was invented in Cincinnati.


agreed!  that is the. greatest. thing.
/ever.
 
2014-07-04 04:56:19 PM  

Badgers: Prey4reign: And, as a red-blooded American, I'd like to thank you Brits for spotted dick.

Any and all GM crops.
Any meat produced in the US, because of all the crap you inject into the livestock...


GM foods/crops aren't actually banned in the EU, they're just subject to a lengthy and complex approval process. Consequently they're rare, but not entirely absent.

/ GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned
 
2014-07-04 04:59:18 PM  
jshine:
Beer comes in kegs too, especially in large volumes. In that case, no bottles are available.

Huh.   I never thought about keg beer.  So everyone's drinking the same beer?  Nobody is sharing different beers with each other?  Everyone just drinking the same generic swill from some white keg with "beer" printed on it in a large, black, lower-case sans serif?
 
2014-07-04 05:03:34 PM  
With the exception of boxed sets of tv shows and Oreos (just the normal ones), nothing listed is remotely common or even really known about in the UK.

Stupid Metro...
 
2014-07-04 05:05:57 PM  

Mister Peejay: jshine:
Beer comes in kegs too, especially in large volumes. In that case, no bottles are available.

Huh.   I never thought about keg beer.  So everyone's drinking the same beer?  Nobody is sharing different beers with each other?  Everyone just drinking the same generic swill from some white keg with "beer" printed on it in a large, black, lower-case sans serif?


Depends on the party, but almost any beer is available in kegs, from low to high end. If it's available on tap in a pub, then it's available in a keg.

Also, they're usually metallic and don't have any large lettering or branding on the side, just a small label near the top.
 
2014-07-04 05:13:09 PM  

jshine: / GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned


The EU regulations for GMOs are based on individual scientific food evaluations and risk assessments, and the European Commission has so far rejected member countries' requests for further national restrictions, because of lack of scientific evidence to support their safeguard clauses.
Also, Europeans actually acknowledge that GMOs exist, so that's one more way your comparison is off the mark.
 
2014-07-04 05:16:15 PM  
As an American I disavow American "cheese".
 
2014-07-04 05:16:59 PM  

Mister Peejay: jshine:
Beer comes in kegs too, especially in large volumes. In that case, no bottles are available.

Huh.   I never thought about keg beer.  So everyone's drinking the same beer?  Nobody is sharing different beers with each other?  Everyone just drinking the same generic swill from some white keg with "beer" printed on it in a large, black, lower-case sans serif?


Some good craft beers only come in kegs. And kegs of beer, unlike bottles or cans aren't pasteurized. Often pasteurized beer doesn't taste as good as keg (unpasteurized) beer. So there are good reasons to get a keg beyond it being the best bang for your buck.
 
2014-07-04 05:24:00 PM  

Dansker: jshine: / GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned

The EU regulations for GMOs are based on individual scientific food evaluations and risk assessments, and the European Commission has so far rejected member countries' requests for further national restrictions, because of lack of scientific evidence to support their safeguard clauses.
Also, Europeans actually acknowledge that GMOs exist, so that's one more way your comparison is off the mark.


Lol - yes, it's hard to deny something exists when humans created it themselves in a laboratory and can put the product on the table. Presumably if the same were true of global warming, even republicans would need to adjust the logic behind their denials.

You're right, of course, as I stated earlier in the post you quoted, the EU does have an approval process. But it's so labyrinthine and weighed against approval that the obvious intent behind it is to prevent approval. It's easier to get a medical device approved for implantation into the human body in the EU - something that could obviously cause harm - than to get a plant approved, even when there's no scientific, rational basis to suspect any particular danger from the gene modification in question.

Reminds me of how, technically, the US government has a process by which scientists can be approved to study cannabis, but in reality it's nearly impossible. Some licensure schemes are intended purely as roadblocks.
 
2014-07-04 05:35:53 PM  
Yeah. Nothing like treading on broken glass whilst on the the way to the pool or volleyball pit.
 
2014-07-04 05:37:39 PM  

jshine: Badgers: Prey4reign: And, as a red-blooded American, I'd like to thank you Brits for spotted dick.

Any and all GM crops.
Any meat produced in the US, because of all the crap you inject into the livestock...

GM foods/crops aren't actually banned in the EU, they're just subject to a lengthy and complex approval process. Consequently they're rare, but not entirely absent.

/ GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned


Bullshiat. They don't want to be held hostage by monsanto and their cronies.
 
2014-07-04 05:39:21 PM  

jshine: Dansker: jshine: / GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned

The EU regulations for GMOs are based on individual scientific food evaluations and risk assessments, and the European Commission has so far rejected member countries' requests for further national restrictions, because of lack of scientific evidence to support their safeguard clauses.
Also, Europeans actually acknowledge that GMOs exist, so that's one more way your comparison is off the mark.

Lol - yes, it's hard to deny something exists when humans created it themselves in a laboratory and can put the product on the table. Presumably if the same were true of global warming, even republicans would need to adjust the logic behind their denials.

You're right, of course, as I stated earlier in the post you quoted, the EU does have an approval process. But it's so labyrinthine and weighed against approval that the obvious intent behind it is to prevent approval.


Pure opinion. The rules about the Council of Agricultural Ministers actually favors approval, by requiring a qualified majority for or against a product; if there is no majority either way, the product is approved anyway. If the intent was to hinder approval, that wouldn't make sense.

And you said "science and logic be damned", but the regulations are expressly based on scientific risk assessment, and restrictions require justifiable reasons, which is why e.g. Frances attempt to ban a GMO crop was found scientifically unsound and illegal.
Where is your lack of science and logic know?
 
2014-07-04 05:50:29 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world

Huh.  I just assumed that red solo cups were universal, I had no idea that they were unique to or closely associated with the US.


An ode to RSCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68
 
2014-07-04 05:58:10 PM  

Duane Dibbley: Oreos are vile. They should be replaced on the list with chocolate chip cookies. Much better.


Gotta be trolling.  While chocolate chip cookies are better, I have never ever met a person who didn't like Oreos.
 
2014-07-04 05:59:41 PM  

Dansker: jshine: Dansker: jshine: / GM foods to Europe are a bit like global warming to a Republican - they don't want to believe, so they don't, logic and science be damned

The EU regulations for GMOs are based on individual scientific food evaluations and risk assessments, and the European Commission has so far rejected member countries' requests for further national restrictions, because of lack of scientific evidence to support their safeguard clauses.
Also, Europeans actually acknowledge that GMOs exist, so that's one more way your comparison is off the mark.

Lol - yes, it's hard to deny something exists when humans created it themselves in a laboratory and can put the product on the table. Presumably if the same were true of global warming, even republicans would need to adjust the logic behind their denials.

You're right, of course, as I stated earlier in the post you quoted, the EU does have an approval process. But it's so labyrinthine and weighed against approval that the obvious intent behind it is to prevent approval.

Pure opinion. The rules about the Council of Agricultural Ministers actually favors approval, by requiring a qualified majority for or against a product; if there is no majority either way, the product is approved anyway. If the intent was to hinder approval, that wouldn't make sense.

And you said "science and logic be damned", but the regulations are expressly based on scientific risk assessment, and restrictions require justifiable reasons, which is why e.g. Frances attempt to ban a GMO crop was found scientifically unsound and illegal.
Where is your lack of science and logic know?


Ok, let's put it this way, when the same standards are applied to crops where genes are modified through old fashioned cross-breeding rather than molecular biology techniques, then I'll be convinced. ...even though, in the latter case, we're much better informed about what changes actually are being made.

Anyway, you're right that divining the intent behind regulations is speculative at best. ...but the results of the regulations certainly aren't. In the US, gm crops represent the vast majority of farm output. The seeds are more expensive, but the yield is better and they are often immune to some pests, requiring fewer expensive (and nasty) pesticides. As a result, they're still a financial benefit, in spite of the higher cost.

...so given the approval-weighed system you describe in the EU, what fraction of European crops are GM? Surely it isn't because European farmers are uninterested in profit or simply too pure as to dirty themselves with gmo crops.

/ but I'll stop threadjacking now, as you pointed out, it's largely an interpretation of intent - an opinion - anyway
 
2014-07-04 06:01:44 PM  

brap: Solo cups have somehow become a lot of people consider to be the most American thing on the planet.  They seem to be the unifying theme in American-themed Euro-parties.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-is-what-american-parties-look-li ke -around-the-world


What the fark?  American parties are a thing internationally?  I've never come across that idea.

That's really farking weird.
 
2014-07-04 06:03:46 PM  

SpaceBison: As an American I disavow American "cheese".


It's a smug sarcasm piece making fun of the things us Colonials eat.  "Fresh" to a Britain means you've just opened the tin can.
 
2014-07-04 06:23:51 PM  

jshine: Dansker: jshine: Dansker: jshine:
Ok, let's put it this way, when the same standards are applied to crops where genes are modified through old fashioned cross-breeding rather than molecular biology techniques, then I'll be convinced. ...even though, in the latter case, we're much better informed about what changes actually are being made.


All new products or crops, GMO or otherwise, require approval for the EU market. The approval process for GMOs is different from other products, partly because they represent fairly new scientific developments and their impact on health and environment (e.g. crops crossbreeding with local indigienous plants) can be more difficult to predict than the risks of a lightswitch or a waterpistol, partly because, unlike the result of traditional cultivation, GMOs can mix e.g. plant and insect genes, or just plants that could never be crossbred naturally, and who the fark knows how that's gonna work out in the wild. There is some inherent, logical reason for further caution there, I think.

But if the regulations were ment to hinder approval, they would require proof that the product is harmless, but it's actually the other way around: Bans require evidence of significant risk. In the approval process, the product is considered harmless until proven guilty.
Is that illogical?

What you seem to miss in the big picture, is that the EU system in general is on the side of trade, farming and commerce, bacause its foundation is a trade market and the idea that nations that have closely intertwined interdependant trade relations a re less likely to war aech other. So the system tends to favor business, and it does that with GMOs too.
 
2014-07-04 06:23:53 PM  

Mister Peejay: Target Builder:

Yeah - solo cups are as American as the Star-Spangled Banner. No other western culture criminalizes adults consuming alcohol so college parties elsewhere feature glass or clear plastic drinking containers, or people just drink from the bottle.

I've only ever seen Solo cups at little kids' birthday parties where various low-quality store-brand sodas were doled out to us kids.

When I grew up, we drank beer from the bottle.  Or booze from drinking glasses.


Not at parties where people get a few kegs?  I've been to a few parties this year that used red Solo cups.  Hell, I bought the cups for one of the parties.  I'll admit I didn't really think about it, I just bought those so if people wanted to play beer pong we'd have them instead of some drunk insisting he should drive to the store at 1 am.
 
2014-07-04 06:39:47 PM  

SpaceBison: As an American I disavow American "cheese".


I agree with you completely, but I've never even seen the bottle they have featured at the bottom of the article here in the land of the free. Generic Cheez-Whiz?
 
2014-07-04 06:47:22 PM  
1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 are WTFs. Perhaps they're popular with the single journalist that wrote the list. For everyone else, the answer is huh? And Mountain Dew and Oreos aren't exactly the household names they might be on the other side of the pond. It's a stupid list.
 
2014-07-04 07:05:12 PM  

Dansker: jshine: Dansker: jshine: Dansker:
the EU system in general is on the side of trade, farming and commerce, bacause its foundation is a trade market and the idea that nations that have closely intertwined interdependant trade relations a re less likely to war aech other. So the system tends to favor business, and it does that with GMOs too.


... It might help if you think of the EU Commision as a collective of overly bureaucratic Ferengis. They really, really, REALLY want to fascilitate your business venture, they just have to make sure the paperwork is in order. Won't take a second. Well, maybe a year or two, but don't go anywhere.
 
2014-07-04 07:12:22 PM  

12349876: If they can only get Mountain Dew with HFCS, they're missing out,.


I love Throwback Mountain Dew. It's the closest you can get to the way it used to taste. We need to bring back glass bottles. The crap they line the cans with and plastic bottles have an effect on the taste. If they ever start talking about bottling beer in a plastic bottle, I hope their will be a an uprising.
 
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