Stereotypes Lars Fosdal Chuckleworthy July 18, 2015 1 Minute Stereotypes Share this:TweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by Lars Fosdal Software Developer View all posts by Lars Fosdal Published July 18, 2015
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Is there anything wrong with this? I mean apart from the stupid view Americans (Texans) have of Europe.
Tsk… the Netherlands hasn’t looked like that since 1831. Silly Americans.
“I mean apart from the stupid view Americans (Texans) have of Europe.”
Insert OB “Hey, you get done with that Killing All the Jews Project yet?” crack here.
I would have broken out Vegas and Orlando (DisneyWorld) too.
As if those Texans(USAnians) can pin point this much? 😉
No Breaking Bad?
DAVID GREGORY KERR Very arid, especially Damn, I miss that place.
That’s not correct. We Europeans also have some views on Florida… 😛
Well, Florida, Texas same same, full of Bush 😛
Well… Europeans view Texas as guncrazy hillbillies and Florida as the place they go to retire. 😛
Michael Andersson NOT ALLOWED.
What is not allowed?
As I am sure you are aware of the concept of joking John Linder I will presume you ment something funny. These kind of maps and twisted fun pics tend to breach some boundaries but that can’t be taken serious as fun shit often is far from reality.
A L W A Y S. P E O N.
Well, this is certainly how New Yorkers view America, anyway. And then the Bay of Biscay should be labeled ‘Long Island Sound.’
Yeah, go call your fuckstain at the top..
Florida is the name of USA’s old folks home, and also there is a separate state for Deer hunter.
Well since we are having fun and having a good ol’ knee slap … There is no map to show what Americans think of Europe … So please feel free to make one that says ‘No Balls. No Brilliance.’
Margaret Croom its the first image of the two? “Europe as seen by Americans”?
John Jainschigg As a New Yorker, I can tell you that’s not our view. NY would defnitely be singled out, and the rest would just be “out of town,” not Texas. But we do have some idea of the states near us called New England and that there is a south where things move at pace much too slow for New Yorkers.
Ariella Brown You are such a city slicker.
Ariella Brown – Au contraire! Even the generation of Saul Steinberg and S.J. Perelman (see https://newtoseattle.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/view-of-the-world.jpg ), both great travelers, acknowledged Texas, and knew it was part of America’s great Hinterland. Texas has always been viewed by New Yorkers as a critical source for oafish millionaires whose nuptial ambitions can be foiled by Bing Crosby, as in High Society (1943).
John Jainschigg We know of Texas, but we really don’t think of it as dominating the part of the country that stetches beyond the Metro area. In the city, there are New Yorkers, and then there are tourists, no matter where they’re from. See http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/travel-tips-and-articles/76721 and do keep your sense of humor.
Ariella Brown — Well, no … Garrison Keillor land is out there too, somewhere, you’re right. Still, I think Texas can claim special meaning to New Yorkers — maybe because its mindset actively resists our natural hegemony and values, and its oil and ag economies mostly don’t gyrate around our centers of learning and innovation (not counting occasional Bush spawn passing through Yale). I think this is also what (smarter) Europeans sense: that Texas is the un-New York in important ways that, for example, LA and Silicon Valley aren’t.
Re. “New Yorkers vs. Tourists” — I feel like this is something of a dated, maybe Woody Allen-, John Lindsay-, I<3NY-, Clay Felker-NY-Magazine-era view. As in: real New Yorkers buy their lox at Zabar’s and read the NY Times on Sunday. A little precious. Contemporary NY is like every other major city in the West: hugely diverse, with vast populations constantly assimilating. Where would you put my Uber driver from the other night? From Cote d’Ivoire, Muslim (celebrating Eid al-Fitr after his shift), fluent in English, French, Arabic, Pula’ar. Here for 22 years, with a daughter at LaGuardia. New Yorker? Tourist? You make the call.
Even a native New Yorker (or Texan) is a tourist once he/she travels outside their borough (or county) – but both are a state of mind, if you believe the pop culture 🙂
all this pic is missing is a “street view” full of electric carts :mutley laugh:
Too funny! I can say that without malice, being a native Texan, a Florida resident (too much Bush), and a Berliner.
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