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11/19/2012 c1 Apocalyptic Sounds
Let me tell you something:

This is probably one of the biggest loads of crap I've ever read!
Sorry that was offensive, but that's the only way I can put it.

I am German, and to say this essay offended me would be an understatement.

You're talking as we don't see our own flaws and only notice those of other people, Americans.
Just so you know, that's not the case.

We know we did a lot of mistakes in the past, the World Wars being only two of them.
But still, you're talking about us as if we are a bunch of narcissistic people, only able to see the mistakes others make.

We made mistakes, and we payed for it. In fact, we still pay for it. Other countries still give themselves the right to call us Nazis, if Germany doesn't play the way others want us to. They still use this against us, always remind us of our mistakes.

But you know, everyone makes mistakes, the Europeans as much as the Americans and the Asians.
And no matter what it is that you do, you'll never get everyone to like it, because that's just the way it works, there'll always be people who aren't okay with the things America, or any other country does.

But I think it is just hypocritical of you to say 'the Europeans' are like that and that.

I mean, no one will ever see me running around saying that all Americans are people who judge things they really don't know about and offend people they never met, just because you are like that. You are one of billions of Americans.

And the people you went off about, in your rude kind of way, are also just a few in a billion. But still you judge them as a whole, always saying 'the Europeans', like all of us are like that.

I can assure you, we are not.

But from what I just read, you are no better than the people you wrote about in that essay.

Your sincerely,
3/25/2006 c1 Aleia V
I don't entirely agree with the whole P.C. buisness because if we were always politcally correct we'd loose a fair amount of good comedy (and by this I don't refer to you because you seem to bitch and use liberal stereotypes more than you make actual jokes).

First of all, anal thermometers themselves don't HAVE to stick themselves up someone's ass, they themsevles are stuck into someone's ass by the person. So if you're honestly going by this very dumb analogy, you'd rightly be saying Americans force Eurpoeans to talk about us... and in many cases we do. We force them to talk about us by acting so blantantly dumb at times.

I think every country's got it's faults but... you're bitching about Europe bitching about us... seems a bit hypocritical don't you think?

People like you pride America on it's freedoms, such as freedom of speech. But then when somebody actually uses that freedom and says, "Hey, I don't really like America all that much", oh, then they're being unpatriotic. God himself forbid.

And yes, I would agree with you if you said, "Well if you don't like it, leave". I do think it's unproductive and dumb sitting in a country bitching about the people in it and not doing anything about BUT bitching (wow, that sounds awfully like someone we know), which is why I'm going to Europe.

Then I can be not like an ass thermometer, but like most Americans instead. I'll just sit in a country and only worry about the country I'm in rather than anyone else in the world.

And that's satire.
3/3/2006 c1 Jauvas
fuck a cow plz
2/15/2006 c1 23Nothing Profound
I find reviewing for the sole purpose of communicating extremely annoying, but as you have not posted an email address:

"And I'm a bit sick of people throwing the term around as though it were used in the Consititution."First of all, separation of church and state IS required in the first amendment to the Constitution ("Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"), which is to be accepted as constitutional. Perhaps you should read the Bill of Rights. Secondly, I don't throw the term around. I know what it means, and I use it accordingly. Perhaps you shouldn't make assumptions.

"Describing yourself as liberal, I highly doubt that."I meant on gay marriage, not on everything. I'd have thought that would have been obvious, seeing as I reviewed an essay on said topic. Supporting gay marriage is in fact a liberal view.

To conclude: In that case, I like your pen name.
12/4/2005 c1 Sally-andersonn
Boo hoo. THought the last line made me crack up a little.

Gosh, do some proper research, will you?

What are you really trying to say? Youd do compare europeans to anal thermometers and all that, but what is it that you are saying. You kind of go around the actual point of the story.

You shoud have got someone to read this over for you. Its really biased, and I do not mean this as a flame, but it is stupid.

Try thinking htings out more. You have an extremely childish veiw of this topic. The disclaimer should have been somehow written into the mian text instead as an afterthought.
9/25/2005 c1 french girl
Il y a des Français qui n'aiment pas les Etats Unis, d'autres qui n'aiment pas Bush, c'est tout à fait différent. Ceux qui n'aiment pas les Etats Unis n'ont pas beaucoup réfléchi, et il y a des idiots partout. Ceux qui ne sont pas d'accord avec la politique de Bush ont leurs raisons, mais soyons clairs : cela ne les empeche pas de dormir. En te lisant on a l'impression que le seul et unique but de la France toute entière est de critiquer les Etats Unis! Je voudrais dire une chose : bizarrement, en France, le patriotisme n'existe pas. Quiconque arborerait un drapeau français quelque part serait immédiatement perçu comme un extremiste de droite, personne ne songerait d'ailleurs à le faire, tout comme parler de la grandeur de la France ou de sa place dans le monde, tout cela n'interesse pas grand monde.. Et donc, quand quelqu'un comme toi se moque de la France, cela nous fait plutot rire. Nous n'avons jamais prétendu être parfaits, ou avoir raison, et nous savons rire de nous même. Mais ton texte n'était pas drole. Et au fait, ce n'était pas 10 0 mais 50 personnes âgées qui sont mortes pendant la canicule, et apparemment la France s'occupe aussi bien de ses vieux que les Etats Unis s'occupent des Noirs, à voir se qui se passe en ce moment.. Mais tout le monde apprend de ses erreurs, et je pense que ni la canicule ni le désastre de Katrina ne se reproduiront, ou en tout cas je l'espere. Sans rancune
9/17/2005 c1 ku
John, this is KU, the writer of that homosexual article. Could you please e-mail me and give me your e-mail so we can continue with the discussion in private (because you cannot treat FP essays like a message board). I don't want to attack you or anything I just want to fully explore the issue. I'm trying to work out a practical, workable, and consistent philosophy by which government can operate.
7/25/2005 c1 1TechnicolorPants
Yeah, I know what you mean, my first day in Europe, they insulted me and told me to go back from whence I came.
7/21/2005 c1 16Ssenkrad1
You can delete this if you wish. I didn't know how else to contact you. You commented on my Sadist America piece. Yes. I admit I'm a sadist. Everything I mentioned in my essay was from my expirences. Bravo for overlooking the obvious sarcastic undertones in some of it.
7/3/2005 c1 The Pancake Chef
It is commonly known that American is the most obese country in the world because Michael Moore *exemplifies* that so. Good stuff, Mr Stein.
6/25/2005 c1 logical
"You know, you may have a valid point somewhere in all this crap, but you just don't stop with the complaining (and not offering any possible solutions) andstereotyping long enough for us to care. Good work."

Kill God?

Seriously, you've got a mind, how do we stop this shit from happening? Reduce the power of government to effect people's lives? Purge government of corruption? Or simply regulate big business? All of these tradition solutions to governmental oppression and pandering to corporate power and effecting the citizen, all of them whilst offering some benifits, offer a great deal of disadvantages as well. You got to weigh the scales, perhaps I'm just cynical and suicidal, but I can't think of any solutions myself. Drinking alot? Hiding under a pile of coats? Punching people in the face?

After all, the fist to the face is the ultimate philosophical statement.
5/21/2005 c1 5Baka no Yume
Well...I have to say I didnt understand much. some parts made me smile a bit, but none of it had me laughing. Though I like your syle of writing, I think that perhaps you shouldnt be so serious when writing a parody. loosen up your vocabulary and serious attitude. Perhaps than it would make me laugh.

(Oh and by the way, I wanted to know, What you meant when you went that review to me on my post: Blindly. Copying what I wrote and than putting heh? is quite vauge)
5/2/2005 c1 laguerremondiale
Enough of Europe and the US.What do you have to say about Asia? I am very much interested to know.

BTW, I like your very last sentence.
4/14/2005 c1 57logical-unreason
It's because we're greedy that our convicts and wasters have formed a society that now totally economically at least, owns the free markets and eclipses our own.

That and we all secretly love Mac Donald’s, but we can’t ever admit to it.
4/13/2005 c1 1wills-n-minne
This is truly comedy gold. My monitor is now coated with snot and spit from my hysterical laughter.
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