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11. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Best wishes to all American TP members, and to all Americans wherever they be, on their Independence Day.
Crap movie, great country, nice brother-in-law.
Enjoy the day.

12. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Happy 4th of July to all our United Statesian friends!

So, are you finished with the country now? Can we have it back please, if you're not really using it???

No, sorry Mikey, we're not done using and abusing it yet. Would you consider a short-term loan instead? How about holding on to Boise Idaho for a few weeks..... maybe California...they have bikini-clad women-peoples.....

13. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Best wishes to all American TP members, and to all Americans wherever they be, on their Independence Day.
Crap movie, great country, nice brother-in-law.
Enjoy the day.

Aw, come on!!!! You didn't like the movie??? What about the stirring speech made by the President before the final battle?? What about Will Smith punching out the alien? Good stuff there....and come on, seeing the White House obliterated?

We have to find you some good American movies. Hang on, I know there are some around here somewhere........

By the way, you have a great country as well. Love the Mel Gibson post-apocalyptic stuff....and Tina Turner in leather.

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

Quoting Hien

For a moment, I thought I saw July 24th, that you guys are doing it even earlier than last year's one week early.

Hieny - you would seriously consider getting your eyes tested

Oh H!!!

Purdy - he's shamelessly reminding everyone that his birthday is July 24. He's also reminding me that I mixed up his and Phil's dates last year. Phil's birthday is July 17th. I just may suffer a lapse in memory somewhere around the 23rd... It could happen... Just might... Only time will tell...

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As Beerman has stated also, thank you all for the Happy Birthday America wishes!!!!

Yes, many people are out BBQing, partying, blowing their fingers off with fireworks, trying to find said fingers for re-attachment, and just plain celebrating!! Ours will commence shortly as it's got to be 5:00 somewhere. We may even break out the sparklers that we forgot to use last year.

Quoting mikeyBoab

Happy 4th of July to all our United Statesian friends!

So, are you finished with the country now? Can we have it back please, if you're not really using it???

If you really want it back - come and get it!!! Shall we plan on you as a guest for dinner?? We can probably find a carton of Marlboros for you and you can light firecrackers too. (Take a drag, light a firecracker, take a drag, light another firecracker...)

15. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

"So, are you finished with the country now? Can we have it back please, if you're not really using it???"

Well, since Texas still holds the right to succeed from the nation, why don't you just take it and consider it payment for the rest of the country
Hope everyone had a good day - whether or not it's your independance day!

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 4, 2007, at 7:46 PM by Wonkerer ]

16. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

OK, so far I've managed to reclaim Texas, California and for some reason Boise, Idaho for the Glory of the Crown. No doing too bad eh?

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I can see why you wanted Boise, Idaho - Southern Idaho have always wanted to succeed from Northern Idaho and become it's own state or be incorporated into California. Most of Southern Idaho's population is comprised of Californians who moved to get away from LA and have nothing in common with Northern Idahoans. Good choice!

18. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

I can see why you wanted Boise, Idaho - Southern Idaho have always wanted to succeed from Northern Idaho and become it's own state or be incorporated into California. Most of Southern Idaho's population is comprised of Californians who moved to get away from LA and have nothing in common with Northern Idahoans. Good choice!

This is genuinely something that has always fascinated me . . . how can Americans from say, Utah, see themselves as different from Americans from, perhaps, Wyoming - surely a United Statesian is a United Statesian??? Is it the geography of the US, I mean, the huge distances?

19. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 9y

it is somewhat true that we consider ourselves (citizens of the USA) different by region. It has to do with the vast geography and the relative climate by region. People from LA are generally different from those mentioned in... Boise, Idaho or Texas for that matter as you seem to control both now. Funny you should get control of all the meat and potatoes you want! Between the two I’d say you'd have a healthy supply of both. Consider that it would take you about 18-20 hours of solid driving to go from the southern border of California to the northern border (depending on road conditions). It’s not like living on a island drinking tea and conjuring fire without flint or stone!

Happy 4th everyone... even though its the 5th now.

20. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

This is genuinely something that has always fascinated me . . . how can Americans from say, Utah, see themselves as different from Americans from, perhaps, Wyoming - surely a United Statesian is a United Statesian??? Is it the geography of the US, I mean, the huge distances?

It's interesting to me that you find it odd that we would think ourselves different from each other. (Though this is not to say that we [or at least I] do not see ourselves as a united front as well.) I do suppose it has something to do with the hugeness of the U.S. Personally, I would say that states that are closer together generally feel more alike to people from them, but states that are further apart can feel more at odds. I'm from Iowa and would say that Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, and such are a lot like Iowa - I might jokingly give them away to you, but never seriously. On the other hand, while this is not to say that I dislike them, states in other areas of the country such as California, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc. are just nothing like "home." For me it doesn't have to do as much with the geography and "look" of the area as with the way that people associate with each other
Here's an example: While living in Texas, a native I worked with liked to call girls "sugar***s." Generally, the other Texans we worked found this funny as well, but folks such as I from out-of-state found it offensive - what can I say? But it's other things too. The people here at home would tell my mother if I didn't stop at the stop sign on the corner, but also would also get nosey if someone they didn't know was hanging out around our house. To me this brings a sense of community (sometimes nice and sometimes annoying) that you don't find everywhere.
Well, enough of my ramblings . . .

But be nice to Boise - my friend and his family live there and they are quite nice - his sister-in-law could even make you a very yummy Korean feast if you like.