How do you, non american guys, feel about your country being represented in /co/ related media.
Being a mexican (who actually lives in M├йxico) I've classified them in 2:
1) The edgy ones that show M├йxico like a shit hole ( Early South Park, Drawn Together, Lil' Bush even had a song called "shit hole place") and
2) The cringey educative ones where they try to make martyrs out of inmigrants, while still repeating over and over that M├йxico is full of tradition and family values. Pic related. Another example of that would be the Cleveland Show episode about M├йxico, but I guess you guys didn't watch it.
How do you feel about Speedy Gonzales?
As an Australian I'm pretty happy with how Australia gets characterized.
Of course Australians fucking love it when they get any sort of attention at all from someone besides Kiwi.
Mexican living in the US here. Both aspects you mention are true, but in different spots and varying degrees. Many parts of Mexico are terrible, but many others are beautiful and sophisticated. These last tend to be virtual enclaves of the wealthy and those who serve them, or towns and cities in which criminals and government are in peaceful truce.
Not that any American who has visited Mexico would notice. Almost everyone I meet in the US who has visit Mexico tells me "is not like in the TV at all, is beautiful!" South Park and stuff like that are, as any cartoon would be, exaggerations of a small true.
Is Mexico safe, clean, beautiful? Of course it is! If you have money
I'm happy when my fellow countrymen are potrayed in cartoons...shame that are almost always are used the same stereotypes of the Italians as a bunch of mustached and hairy guys obsessed with wine who use a lot of gestures.
I'm not offended by it,but I think that those stereotypes are 50 years old and there are other things that could be used for making fun of us..for example our corruption,racism and the self hate for our country
When I was a lil kid, I found about Speedy by his solo cartoons and used to believe it was a mexican made cartoon.
I liked him and never felt ofended by him or the fact that all of his cartoons seem to take place in the Tijuana desert.
I'll always wonder why they didn't give him a taco or tamale restaurant in the last reboot. I mean pizza's got nothing to do with Mr. Gonzales.
I was in TJ September. Some places look like LA, especially commerical areas, plastic surgery areas etc. While in that same city you can see some seedy areas that look like Afghanistan. I also went to Rosarito, kinda a nice upper middle class beach city about 30 mins from TJ, it was very nice and "beachy" nice restaurants, overall touristy, surfer beach vibe. nothing really dirty or seedy. Mexico is nice so long as you stick to touristy shit or commerical areas.
Most of the time it never bothers me it's always funny to see how we are viewed elsewhere, though UK тЙа London. Very much a tourist's expectations of London is always portrayed.
Also some stereotypes like the bad teeth and wearing a bowler hat are very outdated.
Yanks doing their take on the english accent can be cringey sometimes too
Italians are white, can't be racist against whitey.
And a non Chinese person running a Chinese shop would be cultural appropriation, so it wouldn't happen unless the owner is supposed to be a 'bad guy'.
Don't ask me why the double standards exist, that's just how it is.
>it's always Rio de Janeiro, samba, carnaval, favelas and football
>maybe the amazonian forest is shown
I don't mind it, it's what our country likes to show to the rest of the world anyway.
The funny thing is that, in the US, food services (ethnic or otherwise) is a business segment with a disproportionate high rate of latino workers (Mexican and others.) And I don't mean just dishwashers: that Italian restaurant you love to go? There is a 1 out 3 chance that the chef and/or owner are Mexican.
Most Mexicans actually like him. He was the anti-stereotype to the lazy Mexicans, like the other mice, was clever and fast, and outwitted the gringo Sylvester.
Only sensitive white people are butthurt about Speedy.
That episode was censored in latin-america due mexicans being butthurt.
In Archer the Mexican translation of the word Beaner is Sudaca and when Archer says "Beaners are mexicans" they translated it as south americans.
As a Spaniard i find your people pathetic. You literally erase jokes that can offend you.
It's funny how US cartoons or comics don't know jack shit about our country. For us, Paris is a clean place full of mime's clothes wearing people. Paris is ugly and dirty as sin, and full of dirty brown people. Tghey are a step above to poo in designated shitting streets.
I live on the countryside, in the french rivera, at one step of Italy but the only thing people know about it is Monte Carlo.
Objectively one of the most beautiful places of the world, even if the recent floods had people killed.
Argentina here. I normally laugh. It's a known fact that one of the The Simpsons' writer was married to an Argentinean so we get plenty of mentions there.
Although people don't usually use this country as plot or something important. Always a a temporal setting.
You have the maximum poor peeps living close to the border and then you have the city/wealthy peeps that live ok.
Most of south america has the "beautiful" contrast where you have first world and if you move 100 km in any direction you end up in africa.
Mexican here. Not sure about the younger crowds, since I'm 30, but I grew up with stereotypes simply because Mexicans loved stereotyping themselves. Any soap opera or comedy show I watched as a kid always had a mexican who fit under a stereotype or the other. The Conzuela mom who was poor, but hard working and helpful, the drunk lazy mexican who was dirty, the evil Ranchero who was always greedy and or rapey.
By the time I came over to the US, seeing any stereotype tossed at my people was simply funny. Even as I grew up, I figured there's not point in getting upset at someone I'll never meet.
Canada here too. I'm sort of mixed on media portraying us as extremely polite. I mean, it's kind of true (If you accidentally bump into someone, you'll both say "soh-ry")*, but we can be huge assholes as well. It's just that we're really passive agressive about it.
*Is it true that in other places, people get mad and shout "Watch where you're going?" and if you get mad back at them, they'd be willing to start a fight because they're that upset about you bumping into them?
Netherlands is where Amsterdam is, right?
I live in the Riviera, mate. We are the one who speak english currently in France, cause we are surrounded by rosbifs here. But no offense taken, they pay a lot for it. English people are disgusting imo, but the girls are easy to fuck.
Americans are bros, most of the time. Was invited once by one in Jew York, enjoyed it a lot. Uneducated, but most of them are cool. They are not alone : a lot of my friends are arabs, germans, slovaks, italians...
Ononly people is the lowest of tiers: israeli people, and before all of you ask me to go back to /pol/, no, I don't speak about Jews.
Mixture of being French and living in the Capitol full of annoying Tourists and Immigrants.
Happens to most who live in a capital city , it's just Paris is so romanticized that people don't realize what it's actually like to live there and deal with reality and shit
In my experience a great deal of the French are legit frightened of speaking English because they fear they'll look dumb with their accent and not knowing all the words and whatnot next to the native speaker, so they prefer to avoid the embarrassing situation by avoiding the conversation entirely.
Whereas if you open with some pathetically bad French first and beg them to speak english with your horrid mongrel French, their face is saved and they'll proceed to converse in English after going "I'm sorry for my English" (it's actually not bad)
I think Canadians just don't realize how mean the rest of the world is. Because your 'reluctant passive aggressive' help is still better than What you get most other places. Like the Canadian equivalent of attitude is absolutely nothing.
The worst thing about Canadians is that they base half their identity around being 'not american'
They are the most popular tourist destination in the world and are absolutely fed up with tourists and their bullshit such as blocking sidewalks and ruining historical Unesco heritage sites with their "romantic" love lock metallic waste crap etc
I think there was like one episode of Captain planet which basically showed a wartorn shithole. It's a shithole, but it wasn't so bad that all the buildings were rubble.
That said, I can alternate between Irish and British identity when it suits me.
Ameraburger here who lived up there for a year.
Norn is beautiful and wonderful. The people are just fucking awful. Mainly the Unionists, imho, but that's just based on meeting people on the street, at festivals, in pubs, etc.
>What's wrong with the Israeli? This isn't the first time I hear that claim, so I'm curious
No experience with it first hand, but I imagine they're like reverse /pol/, except they can get away with acting like that an oppressed minority because "muh 6 bubillion".
Seems like a lot of foreign tourists I've met have the same fear of butchering their English. In my experience, most of the time they'll preface their sentence with an apology for their bad English, then proceed to speak near perfect English.
>live in Bermuda
>everyone thinks I live in magic haunted space ocean because ???????
>every /co/ related media encourages this myth
It is a shithole compared to the USA, although it is among the Top 80 best countries in the world. Also, it is not like the guys who migrate to the USA would starve if they stuck in Mexico, but they would need to become doctors or engineers if they wanted to make as much as a janitor in the USA.
>they'll proceed to converse in English after going "I'm sorry for my English" (it's actually not bad)
this has been exactly my experience when travelling in europe (especially france). I'll know barely enough of thier language to say I cant speak it, while they appologize and then speak english nearly perfectly
-Outside of Marvel deciding to go for Norway instead of its 2 neighbors and the remaining Runsepaking country, its not really represented
-DC? It sorta exists. They mostly seem to either go to some sky resort in Jotunheimen or Troms. Also large tourist lumber cabins.
-Immigration legacy? Its just there, as its suppose to be. You do spot the occasional Norse legacy name, like Harrald, Godvinson, but its just that
-And then there is Donald. Donald is very weird about Nationalities, where most of the point is that you are not suppose to be able to tell
u wot. You are the fastest growing economy in SA
>Americans are bros, most of the time. Was invited once by one in Jew York, enjoyed it a lot. Uneducated, but most of them are cool
I vacationed in Cali and got the exact same feeling. Americans are extremely nice but they are also ignorant as hell. Your average redneck speak pretty much in monosyllables.
That said they are fun people to hang out with as long as you don't trigger them.
What happens there
>although it is among the Top 80 best countries in the world
It's all of EUROPE, a third of LatinAmerica, North America, Australia, NZ, a third of Asia and like 4 african countries, being in the top 80 means nothing when you are also in the top 25 of murders.
Yeah, but she was sorta just existing.
I am still more amused over Constantine visiting Norway.
Literally driving in a yellow taxi across some god forsaken nowhere place in Troms, while eating Lutefisk from a chinese takeout box
I was laughing at is
There's a persistent myth about Leprechauns, but this is nonsense. The IRA hunted them to extinction in the 1950s.
We only get two depictions - happy-go-lucky island folk, or something contemporary. In the '70s-'90s, it was "hotbed of drug-fueled violence". From then until now, it's been "hotbed of fundie-and-homophobia-fueled violence", even though most of the country's agonstic until they're threatened. And it can't ever be drugs AND homophobia, only one at a time. Lotta rules for that particular stereotype.
Meanwhile, my dad's birthplace, Antigua, flies completely under the radar, even though it's 90% the same.
Last time I saw us shown in anything was Gundam Build Fighters but that's /a/.
...shit I can't think of any /co/ related finland depiction outside Don Rosa comics and one South Park joke.
>tfw no representation anywhere ever
As somebody who is Russian, I always use the mass-media's depiction of Russia as a counterpoint to people whining about negative portrayal of <insert race/ethnicity/nationality> in the media.
Russians are portrayed in two ways. Either they're a violent villain, or they're a violent and dumb soldier.
The number of positive examples can literally be counted on one hand.
For starters it's just one 'mainland' island. The 'triangle' refers to an imaginary space between here, the States and Puerto Rico. And we're more tax haven than your typical tourist trap, but it all looks beachy with palm trees and blue skies and all that.
accurate if i say so myself
i remember they had a vote open only to scotland to become their own country or something and they were like fuck no, the three scottish exchange students were bitching about it the rest of the year
yeah but they were pretty much willie
made racist jokes all the time, hated everyone that wasn't scotish or liked their taints, and they hated other scots.
I almost think they didnt hate anyone but their default reaction to anything was to say the most hurtful thing they can think of just to gauge reactions
>British guy trying to do an american accent
>American tries to do a British Accent
TOP O THE MORNIN CHAPS
Well it's certainly helps with attitudes towards them in Europe
>Go to Europe
>Tell people I'm American
>They immediately want to debate me on my country's awfulness, both past and present
>Lie and tell people I'm Canadian
>No debates, everyone is nice
If it's not a shithole, then why do you move to america?
my place is no better but i rather be anywhere else BUT america, the laws are too strict.
thats actually hilarious, i almost hope that was a sarcastic quip from a news anchor but they were probably told to say that.
most depictions of russians in american media have been somewhat positive compared to our more hurtful slanders.
you are shown as being strong and can lift trees with one hand, tenacious when it comes to fighting, and drunks.
speaking of russia... hows that ww3 plan putin is working on going. your governments pretty pissed at the united states for how we handled the middle east, heard talk of russia and china making a strong alliance and plan to demand every penny of debt the U.S. has be paid instantly or they are going to leave the U.N. and make their own big bad government collective with black jack and hookers
You need to see the level of sophistication and history that corruption takes in Italy, South American countries, Central and Eastern Europe and... the rest of the world as you've said. But Italy and Sicily have a lot going on with the mafia and that huge coverage that occurred when a lot of them got rounded up for those trials to be taken place. It's well worth looking into. Italian stereotypes in media are laughably outdated.
oh it a shithole alright... but not like we live in houses made of hardened mud and all we do is cockfights and drugs while yelling ┬бviva!.
>As a Spaniard i find your people pathetic
>finding anybody pathetic
Holy fuck the irony
a better question about Japanese. why are the womens bushes never trimmed, i can understand an aversion to clean shaven but damn it looks like a pair of fur panties.
french women get that stereotype all the time but the Japanese have perfected it.
The only thing I don't understand is why in American portrayal we can't or don't talk about Hitler and Nazis. Every moment of the day, every day, all year long you can find a channel that broadcasts a documentary about Hitler/Nazi-Germany. Not to mention the badly made tv shows. Every student learns about fascism in at least three subjects at school. We visited the Dachau concentration camp in ninth grade.
Im a Mexican in the US. I really don't care for politics.
>talking shit about Latin American
Call me when your people get rid of the retarded sounding lisp faggot
The UK according to foreign media, I think you can count the number of non-LONDON characters on one hand.
And usually we're depicted as either villains or posh, but usually both. And anyone who's not posh is apparently a chav thug.
>Yeah we do, "shit Europe" is everywhere east of Germany and South of Poland on the map.
Don't lie Anon. It's everything past Germany and Austria that's a strange and foreign place with ongoing power struggles after the fall of the USSR. Poland is the Mexico of Europe. They go off to the UK and France as nannies, nurses, plumbers, etc.
All the Poles (and Russians) I know have an incredible work ethic. The Eastern ones are most likely to be Slavs while the western ones are the most likely to be ethnically Austrian, Prussian or Bavarian, so you never know what to expect. So it's hard to tell if you're looking at an oddly dressed Swede or even a Canadian. Never trust a Pole or a Russian.
Two main reasons
1) It's their culture, I dont know why anyone would like it but I'm not a jap. Also some consider it dishonorabru, yeah they're weird
2) Porn is censored so in some cases a bush serves as kind of a loophole where pussy aint visible so no shitty mosaic
If everybody stopped paying attention to Australia it would cease to exist.
care to rephrase that, i'm having a hard time understanding that.
we have an over abundent amount of nazi and hitler documentaries and we put it in so may of out sci fi and fantasy stories its redundant.
I've seen variations of this in many American shows/films:
While in truth we in Germany talk about Hitler all the time.
It's either coffee (I giggled like a retard when a Juan Valdez parody showed up on Dexter's Lab) or cocaine/drug lords.
Eh, could be worse, at least we aren't forgotten like Venezuela, Paraguay, Ecuador or the many countries in central America.
It's pretty bullshit from my experience, but then I'm a northerner so I'm too busy pushing my bicycle uphill past closed down mills in a flat cap with my whippet. I wouldn't know anything about those southern pansies.
oh was he talking about how we think they dont talk about hitler or ww2 because they have laws where they can't compare politicians or laws to the nazi regime. it doesnt really get mentioned a lot in our media really
>tfw you're from Liechtenstein
Nobody even knows we exist.
Closest thing to Liechtenstein would be Switzerland. But it never gets represented in cartoons either.
Characters that are written as german people often get switched to being swiss in the german dub. Uter is one of those... But that does not really count.
Im actually half Mexican half Guatemalan and I'm 6'1" shits weird I feel like a homunculus.
The only reason I'm in the US is because my dad excelled at breaking into other countries.
As a Chilean, I'm already used to no one remembering my country exists, or at most making a passing mention that, if it includes any kind of detail that isn't Pinochet, it'll probably be wrong.
I know a guy who's Indian but grew up wealthy in Kenya.
He said he couldn't drive with the windows down because wherever they went they'd have poorer Africans pressed against the car begging for money.
>Italians are white, can't be racist against whitey.
>Most people these days would consider all of those white.
You'd think that, but /pol/ thinks differntly.
Oh, that. That's just a lazy joke, portraying Germans as sore losers. There's a little bit of projection in there, too, since it assumes Germans would treat their loss in WWII the same way Americans treat their losses in stuff like the Korean War (which is even called "The Forgotten War).
There was that one South Park episode that mentioned us.
I think that's it.
It had it pretty right, we are basically irrelevant in terms of general popular awareness outside of Scandinavia, though it isn't all that cold here at all, so it got that wrong.
>The worst thing about Canadians is that they base half their identity around being 'not american'
That's a noble enough goal, though you'd think that not carrying a gun and a couple of burgers everywhere should be enough clue.
>Is this some kind of joke? Chile and Argentina are the only latino countries that are not complete shit.
Man Argentina has been constantly bumfucked for decades now. I'd put Peru up there with Chile and Brazil, given it's rapid growth (apparently it's overtaking Chile in both development and economy). Argentina hasnt been relevant in a long time.
It's not when it's all you've got!
>study overseas in Southern USA
>everyone is friendly and chill
>doesn't hate on anyone because they don't care about anything but themselves
>study abroad in Canada
>Won't ever shut up about America and how much smarter they are and less prejudiced and better
>"Have you ever been to the States, Canadianfriend."
>"No but I knew some Americans relatives who've visited/I went to nyc with school once"
>they never see the irony
As a Colombian I couldn't care less about underrepresentation but it irks me when they picture Bogota as a city in the middle of the jungle where everyone has a mustache and everybody wears polo shirts and shorts. We're 1600 miles above sea level, for fucks sake. It's freezing in here.
>canadians show up in american TV show or cartoon
>carry around hockey sticks and talk with a newfie accent while saying "eh" all the time
I love the Canadian stereotypes when anything features Canada.
I think the key word there is
Students are almost always self-righteous idiots. As a Britbong who's spent a lot of time in Canada, Canadians generally seem chill as fuck and more openly friendly with strangers than when I've been to the States.
I don't think I ever want to go to Mexico. I imagine it being like, two resort cities on the east where everyone goes to Spring Break, and then everything else is a vast desert where roving gangs of druglords kidnap you and cut your face off.
This doesn't really count, but I love seeing all the ridiculous Texas stereotypes.
Even American media portays them all as gun happy cowboys or oil barons, crazy christ fundies, and football is the life blood of the people.
And it really isn't all that far off.
>Brown midgets will always be insecure
Said the spaniard trying to wave his metaphorical penis around in an imageboard
>apparently it's overtaking Chile in both development and economy
I'm alright if the country is represented for satirical purposes, I dislike when they use the country to ingrain their own political views unto audience and all.
South Park is damn near great at doing that, they have the right balance of being satricial and not to overtly political.
The Simpsons golden age was the same as South Park too, until later seasons where it felt too forcible in what they wanted to convey.
were moving up in the world though, getting more and more attention from America senpai wont be long until dead medium notices us
recent memorable appearances:
> princess offering anal in kingsman
> beat out Russians for the role of incompetent villains in latest mission impossible
> memes? YES
please notice us jew run media! it makes our pale cheeks blush!
I went to mexico on a roadtrip type of thing, it was pretty awesome aside from the absolutely horrible traffic. If you go, don't try to drive. But it was pretty cool. We did get warned by some nice mexican people to watch out during the nights, but had no trouble. Saw an awesome pyramid and shit and all the food was delicious
Russian here, pretty much speaking for slavic people because americans dont know the difference.
Just like alot of other countries i feel like the stereotypes are overused or just plain old, its always something about communism and bears, or the soviet union.
It doesnt bother me too much, because i think jokes should always be taken lightly.
I just wish they would update their jokes, cause theres much funnier and more relevent russian stereotypes you could make fun of now in the past 20 years since the ussr collapsed
>getting more and more attention from America senpai wont be long until dead medium notices us
But all the attention Sweden is getting now is about you getting cucked by immigrants both individually and as a society.
In my opinion, the recent slav stereotype is the "squatting slav in adidas tracksuit" one. I find it funny as fuck, what do you think of it?
>theres much funnier and more relevent russian stereotypes you could make fun of now in the past 20 years since the ussr collapsed
Tells us so we can include them in future media.
I've never seen a comic nor a cartoon ever mention Serbia in any capacity. Positive, negative, offhand, or in passing. It just never seems to happen. I see a lot of reference to Australia, and for the most part they're mild and sort of amusing.
When I was in Canada I was a Canadian for Halloween, and I looked pretty much exactly like this plus I tied a Tim Horton's bag to my hockey stick and wore the Olympic mittens.
Almost an exact 50/50 kek/rage reaction.
I think it's cute so many people honk this, but if he Tories win in the federal election coming up this month were going to have Russia levels of corruption and cronyism and a whole shit ton of personal freedoms crushed. Not to mention the spiralling job market caused by pointless austerity and crumbling infrastructure.
There's also the matter of mass data burning by the governement and the lack of a long form census, so there's entire towns that are off the maps and the government has no means to supply them with education or health care because they're statistical black holes, and this conveniently happens in ridings where the current Feds don't get support.
But I love south parks depictions of us. I just wish someone would do something that brings awareness to how bad the situation is getting in Canada so the nor miss here would actually get off their asses and vote.
Yeah, as a Brit it's always confused me though as we have free dental care, everyone I know's teeth are pretty good. The missing links that turn up on the Jeremy Kyle show are the exception though.
The RCMP and CSIS a
So have nigh unlimited power, which is even creepier than the states because most people don't realize or just go "aw good ol Mounties". It's some hiding in plain sight shit.
Peruvian here. This one >>76412067 here. The high of Peruvian economy getting better worn off; the bubble burst. The economy is decelerating and everybody knows it; analysts, politicians, businessmen, the media. The dollar is on the rise again because no one is buying Peru's stuff as much as before anymore.
Not that it matters because all the money goes to the people who already had lots of it - politicians, big businessmen, etc. - and spend it on their own private benefit such as more estates, more figurehead businesses, more paying their accomplices and front men, and partying. Criminals are always partying and drinking and snorting coke and living a high life. And in rural areas it's obviously worse, because there's the drug cartels and illegal miners and illegal everything.
The whole country is a mess from top to bottom. And yet it's nothing anybody in their place wouldn't do, and it's only going to get worse because, really, why would it get better? The people that benefit of the current affairs have it quite well.
TL;DR - if you have the chance of coming to Peru, don't. It's horrible here and getting worse. Go to Chile instead.
You just take the same precautions you'd take just about every other tourist destination. Watch your belongings, don't accept help from total strangers, don't walk late at night in the streets, distinguish the safe locations from the dangerous ones and have a plan should anything happen to your passport.
I try to take pride in that, at least ;_;
you mean the slavsquat, for example? The funny wedding pictures? what? Tell us.
When people move without their families is because the inflation is higher. Earning minimum wage you can send some money home and it will be worth much more than it does in the USA. Is easier than trying to sustain a family earning minimum wage in your own country.
When they move with their families is because the life standard is higher, they have better possibilities of becoming successful in life and the USA is somewhat romanticized in some parts of South America.
When it's a British character it's normally fine but anything to do with Britain itself - more specifically England - isn't even accurate.
We're always stuck in Victorian times or made out of nothing but London.
The worst though was a Fairly Odd Parents episode I saw as a kid where America never got independence. It was the only time I've ever actually been offended by a cartoon.
Squatting is the astonishingly ergonomic stance to which slavs have exclusive rights of practice. It is a millennia old tradition forged and refined by years of genetic evolution, mostly regarding ones knees. When properly executed, it improves overall well-being, cleanses the soul, and cultivates a healthy lifestyle. On top of it all, it is the most fashionable trend of 2015 тАУ in short, SlavSquat. Everyone has their own slav squat, and it can be practiced accordingly to one's beliefs and devotions without restriction. Slavs are notoriously tolerant of both religion and race (they have other things to dislike you relentlessly for), so feel free to perfect your own slavsquat, regardless of your origins!
>>Not the superior East Aryan squat
Mexicans are over nationalistic, they may shit on their country among mexicans, but they get offended when a gringo does it. They do delude themselves about the importance or safety of their country, but in general they know is a shithole, is just that if you talk shit about mexico in front of Gringos you are a traitor.
Development = Social
Venezuela has a population more educated than the brazillian, colombian or mexican one. Greece economy can go to shit but will still be better than china. Almost every country in latinamerica is at least one decade away from the development of Argentina.
I'd love to visit Mexico some day. It's the only country in North America with actual proper history. Only thing we got in the states is some old churches and forts the Spanish built.
As for mexicans, I'd rather have the immigrants than the fatass racist whites who bitch about them. If we're going to deport anybody, it ought to be them. Country would be better for it.
>Almost every country in latinamerica is at least one decade away from the development of Argentina.
Whatever you say, man.
Weirdos. Swedens little asperger brother.
>What's wrong with the Israeli? This isn't the first time I hear that claim, so I'm curious
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Israel has waged war often in its short history, usually in response to border pressures or terror attacks from neighbouring nations. But its most persistent enemy lies withinтАж
When Israel was founded, the Jews didn't simply pick an empty span of desert and place a flag. The area known as Palestine was nominally under United Kingdom control, and contained nearly two million permanent residents; most inhabitants of the territory were Muslim, though widespread anti-Semitism throughout the first half of the 20th century had led to a large population of Jewish immigrants and the establishment of several Jewish communities.
The United Nations was sympathetic to the Jews' desire for a homeland, but sought to minimize disruption to the Arabs of Palestine. The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine outlined a jigsaw puzzle of Arab and Jewish national territories, and left Jerusalem as a non-aligned city under UN control. Most Jews were reasonably content with the plan, which granted to the Jewish state most areas with large Jewish settlements; but Arabs resented itтАФthey saw it as heavy-handed interference by foreign powers, which ceded several Muslim-majority areas to the nascent Israel.
War broke out, and Israel simply seized much of the land that would have been Palestine. Since then, though the country has seen periods of relative peace, the area has been home to a large population of Arabs with no government, no home country, and no national identity. Today, well over ten million Palestinians hope and pray for a country of their own, and some are willing to fight for it.
The West Bank (of the Jordan River) lies east of Jerusalem, and includes several holy sites such as the Wailing Wall, the Hill of Calvary, and the al-Aqsa Mosque. The Gaza Strip lies to the west of Israel, bordering on Egypt (although Israel agreed to relinquish control in 2005, it still maintains significant military presence). The population of each area is overwhelmingly Palestinian.
Israeli control of these territories is controversial because the country seized control of them in the Six-Day War of 1967. According to the original Partition Plan, both of these territories were designated for the Palestinian Arab state; some see Israel's presence in these areas as an indicator of expansionism and a gesture of bad faith with the Arab world, so these areas have been focal points for violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Current peace plans involve the possibility of using both to form an independent Palestinian state; but peace may be a long way off.
The closest thing to a Palestinian government is the Palestinian Liberation Organization, which is actually a family of Palestinian nationalist groups. Of course, like all families, the members donтАЩt always agree; sometimes they bicker, and sometimes they wonтАЩt speak to each other. In recent years, a dispute between two branches has turned to civil war.
The schism began in 2004, with the death of magnetic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. For a generation, Arafat had been the voice and face of the PLO. After his passing, many Palestinians slowly polarized between two factions: Hamas, a terrorist sect, advocates the creation of a Palestinian state through bombings and violence; and Fatah, a more moderate group founded by Arafat, which seeks to forge a new state through a diplomatic process.
Open fighting started in 2006, when Fatah lost power in an election, but refused to cede control to Hamas; since then, several waves of warfare have washed across Palestine, killing hundreds of Palestinians and wounding thousands more. Though the European Union and the United States supply funds, weapons, and training for Fatah and have suspended aid to the now Hamas-controlled Palestinian National Authority, the fighting drags on; it may continue until one or both factions simply lack the manpower to continue.
>No experience with it first hand, but I imagine they're like reverse /pol/, except they can get away with acting like that an oppressed minority because "muh 6 bubillion".
Israelis are literally considered the WORST tourists in the WORLD
This is a serious problem, to the point israel is concerned it may lead to anti-semitism. Disneyland hates them, Poland hotels hate them, Chilean hostals refuse to give them beds, European airlines won't fly them. They are a problem. They fuck up and claim it's anti-semitism.
I have yet to see an independent taco/burrito place that wasn't run by a Mexican or other Hispanic. As a white dude, I can definitively say that only stupid white people get butthurt about things like that.
I would only tolerate Paris for the museums, for actual tourism I'm with you. My grandmother was raised in the south of France and we did a big family trip there once years ago, amazing place.
How do you feel about the northern end of your nation? I've kind of been wanting to do another trip to Europe and never been to Belgium, Germany, or northern areas of France.
No idea about cartoons but I remember two times in anime.
We got a mention in a comedy series about sex jokes and more prominently in Black Lagoon where I believe one of the main girls who was a maid was from here.
Everywhere I see represents us as a shithole and that's very accurate.
Help please I want out.
BUT WHAT'S THE MATTER ANON?
WHY DON'T YOU GET OFFENDED IN THE BEHALF OF THE POOR MEXICANS? THEY DON'T COMPLAIN BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING OPPRESED SO AS WHITE, RICH PEOPLE WE HAVE TO DEFEND THEM AND BE OFFENDED FOR THEM!!!
Israelis aren't very nice when they leave their country, I'll be brutally honest. Also they get to carry guns and have bodyguards which is something we'd never be allowed to do, and they're not afraid of being arrogant, pushy and just plain nasty. I always dread whenever we have guests from Israel and of course, you cannot talk about politics at all around them.
Eh, if you were 7 years old and your favourite show depicted your people as wooden-toothed, nonsense voiced thieves who would have stopped all technological progress over 300 you'd be pretty pissed too.
This. It was just so over the top and completely dismissive of shit like the entire industrial revolution or the actual history of the light bulb and so on.
To counter that, I actually enjoyed the episode with the upper class idiot who liked hunting and history. Mostly because I went to a public school and actually knew people like that.
I can't actually remember it appearing at all in /co/-related media, except for that 3-second bit in the South Park movie.
We don't actually wear wooden shoes anymore and most of our windmills are wind turbines now.
Is that why so many people think we're uneducated? I've noticed that one's manner of speaking isn't necessarily indicative of their level of education. Most Americans are just plain speaking people who feel that formal discourse in an informal setting is a bit odd. We do have retarded rednecks though, and most of them do fit the stereotypes, although thankfully there are relatively few of those. I'm sure every country has at least one segment of its population that embarasses the rest to no end.
The irony of course is that chinese food in american is basically racist any way. It's not mainland chinese and is only around for Whitey's palate, so whitey can and should run american chinese places and maybe then I'll be able to find some authentic chinese places.
>Almost every country in latinamerica is at least one decade away from the development of Argentina.
Doesn't Argentina fuck up it's entire economy about once per decade, regular like clockwork? Didn't the President have an attorney murdered?
Because the definitions arose before the state provided mass education for the masses.
Prior to the rise of public schools, there were grammar schools, church schools and otherwise small private schools that were local or people were tutored privately at home. Grammar schools were run by the state but only for certain people's children and Church schools were only for Anglicans or people from a certain faith (Catholics had some schools but they were suspect because since the 16th century one's religion was often a sign of one's political beliefs and there had been quite a few constitutional crisis arising, plus fears of foreign conspiracies).
The public schools, which arose in the early part of the 19th century were open to anyone who could afford the fee, regardless of faith, etc. They were open to the public. Later on in the latter half of the 19th century, universal education was put in place by the state and these were known as 'State' schools as they were run and administered by the state.
>portrayed as a violent villain and dumb soldiers.
Moy brat, have the only positive portrayal that never bothered to air on television.
That's because in America, you may not know this as many Americans don't either, it's standard for a dentist to file our teeth (canines at least) down somewhat moderately to create more of a straight edge to our teeth
This is honestly one of the few times I'm happy that stereotypes are never updated...in all /co/ related media, we Greeks are represented as having clean white temples and buildings, smart cultured people, and we generally have our shit together and are awesome
Update that to a more modern realistic stereotype, and it would be all be fat mustachioed guys, so many fucking gyros, and debts out the asshole
Exactly. British comedy pretty much revolves around how shit Britain is. To make all those jokes about Britain and get every single one completely wrong made it lose any sense of satire and just came off as insultingly bad.
Holy shit you fags have your teeth FILED DOWN?!
No wonder all those shows had the kids scared of the dentist, fliing teeth, chopping off foreskin...
If I grew up in America I'd be deathly afraid of anyone with a medical license.
>Didn't the President have an attorney murdered?
That was the Mossad
>Doesn't Argentina fuck up it's entire economy about once per decade
Yes, and yet they still make more money on average than any latino that does not live in Chile (western Argentina) or Uruguay (literallly Argentina).
You know what? I've never travelled abroad myself, but I've run into plenty of foreigners out here, and more than a few of my conversations went something like that. However, I'm a big history buff. It's particularly fun to remind a European, especially one from France or Britain, that most of their history is a mire of unceasing war, oppression, and exploitation of weaker nations, and that they carry far more responsibility for the shit state of the world than the US ever could.
They honestly do believe that every single person in this country is ignorant of world history.
And the US doesn't? From 1870 onwards, it played full catch up to the European states in the Far East and outright fought a war with Spain just to take over the last of its Latin American and Far East holdings which then led to a whole series of pacification wars and lots of near genocide, oppression and so on. The whole Western expansion of the US was pretty much an inverse of how the Bongs did Empire: genocide on a vast scale as opposed to ruling through proxies and allowing large scale autonomy as long as they swore allegiance to Britain.
In addition, the entire state of the world as it currently stands is a product of the American dominated peace process after WW2 which fucked over South America, Africa, East Asia and the Middle East far beyond what the Europeans managed. A lot of places like Africa or the Middle East were stable under European rule but now are hellholes. US foreign policy has either directly or indirectly destroyed millions of lives in the post war period. You're not as evil as the commies, but man, you've fucked shit up incredibly well and on a scale that a Victorian European could only dream of. Not to mention that unlike the Yuros, you're still doing it and you're still nationalists.
Nigga, what are you on about?
Eurobros, don't listen to this idiot. We straighten our teeth with braces and retainers.
> full of dirty brown people. Tghey are a step above to poo in designated shitting streets
American here. You Europeans really need to work on your racism. Look at America, we've learned to at least try and code our racism a little bit. Our whole thing is subtly beating it into non-white people that they're inferior, WHILE telling them we're a land of equality and opportunity.
Y'all just straight-up call them shitskins and tell them to GTFO, jeez.
To answer the thread, I'm pretty happy with the way Americans are portrayed in foreign media. It's either the inoffensive "dumb American" stereotye, or hilariously cartoony.
>A lot of places like Africa or the Middle East were stable under European rule but now are hellholes.
A lot of places like Africa or the Middle East were stable under European rule because the colonial powers would massacre anyone who opposed them. Of course, any place would be unstable after decades of colonial rule over an artificially bounded nation designed to be completely dependent on the colonizing nation who used pre-existing ethno-religious tension to pit the natives against each other and the colonial power just up and leaving. I mean, I'm sure it was America's fault those nations had low capacity to replace and develop infrastructure, complete dearth of local governing bureaucracy and experience, and an economy designed around cheap resource extraction.
>Our whole thing is subtly beating it into non-white people that they're inferior, WHILE telling them we're a land of equality and opportunity.
Yeah, how's that working out for you, North Mexico?
>Russians are Edgelords and Turks are Lolsorandom.
4chan predates the internet by centuries.
white people can be terrible pieces of shit just as much as any other race, it's retarded that there is an inherited superiority. i live in san diego and all the bums and meth addicts in my area are white, not a single homeless mexican, it's all fucking white men. even at the unemployment offices, you see some black and mexican women (with a bunch of kids) but mostly it's white men. just a bunch of alcoholic drug addicts.
Went on my first conference to Sweden last week. I didn't get to see much, it was for less than three days, the flight was delayed. My only knowledge of Sweden came from what I knew of other countries, like Denmark and dem memes. I for one have learned to accept my new lord and master,
Now I just feel bad for you, brainwashing is still brainwashing. It's not like the scar is gonna heal the more you pick at it.
Must be really shitty to be associated with that shit by happenstance and have to live with this nebulous shame pretty much for the rest of your life.
My roommate's Korean and he spends all day being gone. When he is about he's either spraying everything down with Febreeze, smoking, or watching Korean TV on his phone as loud as he can.
Dude barely speaks any English either, how he managed to get into the country as an exchange student is beyond me.
My other roommate's Canadian and he's one of the best people I've ever met.
Our country could be much worse anon.
That said I absolutely hate everything about our political system and would rather live somewhere else, but there's not really anywhere better
Well, I'm from Poland, so basically we're either
>that one country that was attacked by Hitler
>you had a Pope and your priests fuck kids
>LOL WHO DRINKS MORE VODKA POLAND OR RUSSIA
>mixing us together with every other Slavic country and calling it Russia
>stealing cars or doing minor work, like plumbing
What I don't get is the whole work ethic stereotype - most people I know, aren't that hard working. I don't know how it looks like in other countries, but if we're praised so much, I'm genuinely interested in how much people from UK work etc.
Oh yeah, also - no one in Poland squats or wears Adidas stripes. The first think is literally a Russian stereotype, and the second one you can find only in some villages, where people buy used "original" clothers, because they think it makes'em look cooler.
But was Poland ever shown in some cartoon or comic? Can't remember now, really...
>Russian here, pretty much speaking for Slavic people because Americans don't know the difference.
To culturally enrich Americans who didn't know any better about places they couldn't care less about, and those /pol/acks that might make snide remarks about Russians not being white, that's a terrible misnomer that comes from mistaking the Turko-Tartar ethnic group тАУ believed to be the descendants of Mongol invaders тАУ as 'Russians', when what people there mean when they refer to as 'Russians' is Slavs: like Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, and Russian-Ukranian native Poles. Which is not to say that they're not Russians insofar as to say that there aren't also many other diverse ethnic groups covered in a country that once owned a sixth of the world's land mass. And Turko-Tartar is abroad term covering a very wide collection of groups, and there are many other groups that remain unlisted here.
So swinging from the far-right you go to the far-left and see that Russia has more 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' than most other countries can brag about. There's also the Crimean and Kazakh Tartars, and the Baskir, Chuvash, Tatar; Yakut, Altai and Oirot; The Japhet: Chechen, Kabardia, Balka and Cherkess (Cherkes). Chukchi get a mention all of their own. Not to mentioned the Finno-Ugraian blokes (think Hungarian and Turkish delights rolled into one). Other inhabitants of Russia include Chinese, Czechs (West Slavs), Mongolians, Greeks, Koreans, Kurds, and Arabs. (There are also Gypsies and Jews.)
The forests eat people.
The men of the strange and exotic lands of the Far East are learned and skilled in postures and practices perfected well beyond our own. Truly a weapon to surpass Metal Gear.
He was the token Eurotrash.
Hold on, the author was Finish, but if I recall, didn't she get it published in Sweden? I don't know the truth behind this, can you Vikings clear this up for me?
Sounds a lot like what the United States did with South America. You also completely ignore the fact that the infrastructure was growing and being built, that the standard of living was higher and the rate of education and higher education was also climbing.
Do you remember your canine teeth being sharper as a child? I don't mean vertical alignment, I mean horizontal. Look up dentists filing down canines online because many of them don't even ask before they do it.
In Metalocalypse you get a whole episode and a song about trolls.
The only people I find that harbour this kind of racism are the kinds of kids that grew up (or twelve to fifteen year olds) in bad neighbourhoods and experienced violence, or are on /pol/ to deal with personal feelings of inadequacy and need to feel pride in something, anything, no matter how desperate it is. That or it's meant to be satire, but a lot of people go posting on /pol/ do so without realising it's meant to be a joke so it ends up being unintentional. Any people who are actually involved in ultranationalist political movements with racially driven ideologies would not be spending their time on 4chinsтАФthey'd be busy wearing steel toed boots, snazzy outfits, and carrying truncheons to beat up migrants on streets while yelling racist slurs. That or a desk job making the flyers.
I think the sense of self-satisfaction young people would get from getting involved in politics early on and dealing directly with issues afflicting their country's personal interests from the predations of foreign plots to undermine and subvert the integrity of their nation is of vital importance. Not to mention that it promotes pro-social standing amongst their group of peers and a healthy, active lifestyle. There are no better examples of this working than Mussolini's Italy, the Drittes Reich; and there are many other such recent movements now sprouting up and\or gaining momentum across the globe from countries afflicted with similar issues that those nations hadтАФeven Israel is doing it! Fascism┬о is just that easy and simply worked until the warranty burnt out. (American subversion!) [Nah, I'm just kidding. I wuv Americah! But seriously, you did dismantle the economic self-reliance of nations that were primarily exporters of mineral and oil wealth. I won't name specific names. But you did cheeky stuff in the 90's that lead to decades of poverty and famine elsewhere. But that's politics and not people.]
I seriously have no idea what you're talking about. I don't remember my baby teeth, but the only reason my adult teeth have been touched were for cleanings or cavities, no one has ever filed my teeth and my canines are still rather pointy.
what are you on about? Sweden is easy to get into, yes. we all know that and that's hardly a meme.
>people outside of 4chan know what's going on in Sweden
sure, people outside of 4chan form their own views of Sweden
>Even people in Sweden have started to realize what's going on in Sweden.
acutely aware even. more so than you
do you just think immigration is inherently bad? like some kiddy /pol literalist?
German Fairytales are breddy good.
Pretzel Bread is best.
I have all these German tinned cabbage rolls filled with rice and mince for Oktoberfest!
The Battle of Klushino (1610) - PolishтАУRussian War.
Strength: 1) Poland - 6800 men (of which about 5500, or about 80 percent were the famous "winged" hussars)
2) Russia - 30000 Russians and 5000 mercenaries !
Casualties and losses: 1) Poland - 400
2) Russia - 5000 Result: Decisive Polish victory.
Poles are the only ones ever to have captured Moscow! Either one side drank too much or not enough or those mercenaries were shite!
So do I Anon, so do I.
So are they Finish or Swedish? Any Swedes or Fins here that can confirm?
I'm glad I had the best\spooky version on VHS.
>No you don't understand, getting culturally enriched by Jamal will definitely improve our society
You've gone off the fucking deep end Sweden.
Time to tear down the Oresund bridge, there's no saving you.
>TV debate between Swedish and Danish politicians, Journalists and commentators about the refugee crisis.
>Danes plead with Swedes not to be such utterly retarded cucks
>Swedes shove their fingers in their ears and scream "RACISM RACISM! NOT LETTING IN A HUNDRED THOUSAND IMMIGRANTS IS JUST LIKE GASSING THE JEWS!""
>Debate is aired super late in the evening in Sweden despite being pre-recorded to ensure that the general Swedish population don't catch on to how badly they were humiliated.
Wait, do my eyes deceive me, or do I see a Russian saying something good about Poland concerning our past?
I mean, it's really nice to read you think it's cool we were the only ones to manage it, it's just that since forever Russians always seemed too proud for me, to say anything cool Poland did.
I'm 1/4 Russian myself, so it was always fun to hear how much my grandmother either shat on Russia or on Poland - probably both equally.
Most of Russians don't really remember much history with Poland. Probably because it's embarassing.
Only relevant thing about Poland is that Polish sounds funny to us, because of so many shared words used completely differently.
>Why do you have to be so neutral, Sweden?
Them's is fightin' words faggot.
Yeah, it's funny, because it's the same for me with Russian. First time I had this problem with Slavic languages was when I studied in Czech Republic - they understand Polish perfectly, but some words are offensive, like "szukam" means "looking for" in Poland, but in Czech it means something like "gangbanging" - was fun when we were in an Elementary school and a guy screamed in Polish that he's looking for students from Poland - pretty much every kid went quiet and looked at him.
/sp/ during the world cup is great.
Huelocaust best day of my life.
I live in Germany. My neighbors cheered so often, I had to check what happened in the game on tv.
Then for the first and last time in my life I went to /sp/. It was a great day!
I prefer the semi-final solution.
I like to imagine that the Huelocaust was to Brazil what the Battle of Dybbol was to my country.
It's rather something like "our coutnry is not dead, as long as we're alive" - it was meant to show that no matter how many times other countries attack us, or even wipe us out from the maps (which happened), as long as Poles are alive, Poland will be back.
oh your from Denmark! and here i was thinking you where just run-of-the-mill idiot you might as well tear down that bridge and we'll sink sk├еne to the bottom of the sea.
Fucking cowards cant even fit some refugees into your tiny country to save their lifes. You are a trash people living on a garbage island.
>Is this some kind of joke? Chile and Argentina are the only latino countries that are not complete shit.
>latino countries that are not complete shit.
I'd not even gay, but this guy I know, Fredrick, oh god, Danish are just so hot тАУ both the guys and the gals. Damn you Fred, you and your Lego. When you speak your funny language, it's so hot. No homo, Fred.
Chleb i mas┼Вo & Khleb i maslo (Bread and butter).
Nasz program, nasha programma.
Dobryy den', dobry dzie┼Д.
Eastern Poles have the strongest Slavic roots while south-western Poles are the likeliest to be of Nordic heritage, owing to the overlap with Austria. That is your first and last butchered lesson in Central European anthropology. When you go back further back you reach the point where the groups branch off from each otherтАФyou start from the Indo-European, if we wanted to start at the base of the whitey tree. The lowest main branches are the Antolian, Hellenic, Indo-Iranian, Celtic, Italic, Germanic, Armenian, Tocharian, Albanian and Balto-Slavic. From those you get either linear lines of decent or further groups splitting off as you go up, from which you get every other group. The point is that genetically, there is not too much difference, depending on the towns and villages but there is a wide divide with the west and east group, with the Serbo-Croation being the Western and the Lechitic from which the Polish eventually descend from being Old West Slavic.
I almost passed put from those puns.
That cartoon is laughably wrong. Most of the times that cartoon says "invasion" it should say, "wars started and WON by Poland while it was expanding through conquest." The Teutonic Knights did win though.
Go watch a more informative cartoon:
Only if you're Antoni Baranowski.
>we'll sink sk├еne to the bottom of the sea.
You've completely infected the place with kebab, giving it back at this point would be like giving back a sweater you loaned after jizzing all over it.
>cant even fit some refugees into your tiny country to save their lifes
Exactly, we can't.
You people might be okay with sinking your welfare system and terminally assfucking your own infrastructure so that you can have nice tummy feels about how good people you are for ruining your country, but some of us live in actual reality.
We hungarians are either nazis or mysterious references.
The inaccuracies in this clip show the lack of fucks given, which accurately represents Poland's lack of relevance in today's world. Sad feels.
I feel sorry for Hungry and Transylvania, etc.
We get the usual, jokes thrown at us from the likes of the simpsons, I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel uncomfortable at times, but I still liked the jokes because they were very funny and easy to shrug off.
The only few times I've ever been offened was with this one episode of jackie chan adventures, and family guy, many, many times with family guy, even when it was a good show.
laughed my ass off.
Poland's history for the last 500 years is being conquered, trying to survive, getting some semblance of statehood going and then getting conquered again. It's very poignant and to the point.
There's no way that someone of her age at the time Avengers is supposed to take place (modern day) would have been alive during the events at Budapest in 1956, unless Black Widow doesn't age.
>My canines are long and sharp as hell
Is your nose also wet; 'cause that's how we know that you're healthy.
But are you ginger?
And then it lost most of its parliament in that plane crash. They warned him that it was too dangerous to land, that it was unsafe. He said it'd be fine: what could possibly go wrong?
She mentioned it to Hawkguy who is a normal dude, so it was probably a SHIELD op there that went to hell.
Also in comics, she doesn't. She was part of a USSR spy program in WWII and was given a knockoff of the super soldier serum which didn't make her a sexy female adonis but did make her stop aging. Movie BW isn't that version though, at least I think not.
Canadian here. Our country is actually really sad. The only places the rest of the world sees are vancouver and toronto, everywhere is full of poverty and racism because of 1.5 decades of austerity.
yeah, sk├еne fucking sucks. we're not importing retards here, we're getting skilled and educated workers who will, in time, pay for them selves. there is no evidence that during all our years of taking in refugees have damaged our infrastructure at all on the contrary we have seen an increasing of our middle class, there by furthering our own economy. suck on that bag of dicks you dane arse.
I'm sure she doesn't talk about 56. In the last decade several big budget movies had Budapest / hungarian references for no reason. It seems like an inside joke or something.
> Amadeus Cho
- super smart prodigy
- from good sidekick to hero of his own story
- now a Hulk
- super smart with nano-machine powers
- goes on quirky occult adventures with Nuns and Constantine ripoffs
> That Bloodline guy
- could be chinese
- any Bloodline that's not Hitman is automatically a faggot
> North Korean clones (X-men clones, Jay Garrick Clone)
- What the fuck
> That North Korean Swarm from Ultimates
- Made of Bees?
- Died during Vampire Hulk arc
Surprisingly descent mix
>Go watch a more informative cartoon:
>Pagan God being pulled down for a Christian Cross
This makes me sad. That's an entire legacy of people being forgotten to make way for boring old Christianity
You know that there's a whole bunch of larping pagan enthusiasts in Poland, and a fascist ultranationalist movement there has adopted the same roots. Germany had something similar in the past:
"The characteristic thing about these people is that they rave about old Germanic heroism, about dim prehistory, stone axes spear and shield, but in reality are the greatest cowards that can be imagined. For the same people who brandish scholarly imitations of old German tin swords, and wear a dressed bearskin with bull's horns over their bearded heads, preach for the present nothing but struggle with spiritual weapons, and run away as fast as they can from every Communist blackjack. Posterity will have little occasion to glorify their own heroic existence in a new epic.
I came to know these people too well not to feel the profoundest disgust at their miserable playacting. But they make a ridiculous impression on the broad masses, and the Jew has every reason to spare these folkish comedians, even to prefer them to the true fighters for a coming German state. With all this, these people are boundlessly conceited; despite all the proofs of their complete incompetence, they daim to know everything better and become a real plague for all straightforward and honest fighters to whom heroism seems worth honouring, not only in the past, but who also endeavour to give posterity a similar picture by their own actions."
it ain't me starts playing
either we're depicted as some weird mix between swiss, bavarian and scandinavian or the old stereotype wearing clogs and the like.
It's alright I suppose? It'd be nice to see a more accurate depicted but given the size of the country I dont really blame people for not knowing much about us.
All the Nordic countries have them and Germany still has 'em, and England had it in that film for that Norsefire political party in that V for Vendetta film. The Welish and the rest of the UK's Celts have their Druids.
Highborn swede here (though that's not saying much), Sweden is severely lacking in international representation in comics in cartoons, while our own comic output is flourishing. It's kind of strange, the only ethnically swedish comic book character I can think of is King Kraken.
"white" = any country that was previously largely protestant
white but not "white" = catholic or orthodox christian countries
Caucasian but not white = North African, Indians, Middle Easterns
I don't live there right now but lived in east Africa growing up. Family is from the US, but parents work brought us there.
Africa in most cartoons is just the lion king and maybe some vaguely misplaced and misrepresented tribe dressed like they're from the other end of the continent.
I liked Wild Thornberrys. Whenever they did Africa they did it alright. They might have been in jungles and wilderness a lot looking for animals, but when they hit a village or a town they wouldn't screw up too bad. I could relate with that show a lot, especially with Debbie.
I remember one scene where they made a joke about cowry shells that stuck with me.
Only other cartoon I've seen that showed any of the real character of Africa was Static Shock, loved the episodes with that African superhero. He was like an African Zorro who could walk on walls.
But that took place Ghana so it wasn't exactly familiar to me. Well it was, but it also wasn't. At least they put effort into showing off what a part of Africa looks like.
It's like the difference between showing off french culture, landscapes, and people, and showing a guy with a beret, a baguette, and sitting in a cafe with the eiffel tower in the background. Or like showing off the statue of Liberty and the golden gate bridge and ignoring the rest of the US entirely.
Imagine if that's all anyone ever did for a place. I can't think of many shows that have put any effort into Africa.
Africa is like that too. People just stereotype it as being shitholes, shitholes, and then some lions and giraffes.
It's a pretty big place. Lots of room for variations of first, second, and third world wherever you go.
I swear, whites are just like Pok├йmon: Just when you think you've caught them all, they've suddenly added another 154.
Eh, not so much. It's just a bummer it's a part of my heritage that I can never know.
Anything you know about it and can link me to in English? I'm more interested in it in a "scholarly" sense (given my an Athiest) but would still like to know.
Heck, anything you got on Poland would be nice. Despite the fact that both of my Dad's parents were 100% Polish, I never learned much about Poland or Polish culture from either of them. Heck, my Babcha never even made much in the way of Polish food for me and my sister.
>showing a guy with a beret, a baguette
And some wine.
well of course "white" is only really an American thing. the concept of being "white" wasn't as a big thing for Europeans because they weren't really multicultural societies even on the smallest levels. they just separated people from the specific ethnicity.
>Anything you know about it and can link me to in English? I'm more interested in it in a "scholarly" sense, and would like to know more.
There is too much stuff, too much stuff. You missed out of that ride a long time ago.
>Heck, anything you got on Poland would be nice. Despite the fact that both of my Dad's parents were 100% Polish, I never learned much about Poland or Polish culture from either of them.
You missed out on so much man. So much fun and funny stuff. There is nowhere I could possibly begin.
Look up on YouTube these two cartoon series: 'Wyprawa Profesora G─Еbki ' & 'Porwanie Baltazara G─Еbki' as well as stuff like Lis Leon, Reksio, and other bajki. Just typing in bajki into the search results and seeing PL dubs for regular stuff to try and improve your Polish, assuming your parents ever used it around the house as your grew up.
>Heck, my Babcha never even made much in the way of Polish food for me and my sister.
Was she Cruella de Vil? Was she not a sweet old lady dressed up like one of those Russia dolls or a widower, always baking and knitting or possibly being a witch?
Mexico varies from place to place, the tourist parts, the capitol and the BFE countryside in particular. Any place affected by narco violence is seriously fucked up.
Here's something you probably missed.
Last year, there were about 50 rural college students who wanted to protest shit. They stole a bus and drove to the capitol. Stealling busses for protests is apparently semi routine in that area.
So, here's where it gets complicated. At some point, they either had a shoot out with, or were shot at by the police.
And then the trail ends. all 50 students dissapeared entirely. They think they might have pissed off a drug lord or something.
But wait, there's more. They start looking for mass graves nearby where the students dissapeared. They find a grave with about 30 recently dead and burned bodies. They do forensic tests and find that NONE of them match. That it's a completely DIFFERENT group of dead people.
But keep it in perspective. Each year, loads of filthy illegal Guatemalan immigrants cross into mexico, steal jobs from mexicans, speak spanish funny, so whatever's going on there is worse than whatever's going on in mexico.
You have what, that fat detective from agatha christie?
'murricans just call that shit Russia.
>Don't ask me why the double standards exist, that's just how it is.
It's based on professional complainers, who don't give a fuck about the people to begin with. They bitched about speedy gonzales, even though actual mexicans are OK with him. They even lost their shit about Bumblebee man.
>*Is it true that in other places, people get mad and shout "Watch where you're going?" and if you get mad back at them, they'd be willing to start a fight because they're that upset about you bumping into them?
NYC, Chicago, see also Boondocks "Nigga moments" for how that shit plays out..
Wait, didn't you guys have that disney movie with the lama prince?
>Each year, loads of filthy illegal Guatemalan immigrants cross into mexico, steal jobs from mexicans, speak spanish funny, so whatever's going on there is worse than whatever's going on in mexico.
So Mexico has their own Mexican problem
>Only on Wednesdays
Holy shit, Simon! You take the Ethylisopropyltryptamine the same day you buy it off of me, you crazy fuck! I used to think you were only joking about biting your tongue, but now I see why.
Not him but my gran had it done as a child. It was purely cosmetic. Wait until all the adult teeth grew in then take them all out to be replaced with a false set that was guarenteed to give you that winning smile to catch a husband.
Hey now. You guys had Colossus. And the October Guard in GI joe were SMART violent soldiers. They were fucking awesome.
Pretty much. Except they use barbed wire and heavy machine guns on their border.
There's sort of an exception in the ultra hipster shit like kimchi tacos.
Other Brit here, he's probably a filthy softy southerner. They're the ones who get offended.
I wish Yorkshire was it's own country. We'd be away from you filthy southern wankers and the dirty lanc twats.
It's just fucking London. The West Country doesn't give a fuck, neither does Wiltshire, most of Kent and Hampshire.
It's fucking London and every county that gets contaminated by that cesspool.
Don't care. As far as I'm concerned, if you're South, you're contaminated. Glorious north, Lanc bastards aside, is untouched by you. Aside from Bradford but we don't talk about that, Plus it helps Sikhs are nice fellas.
Right, because left-wing hippes make blood sacrifices of livestock, with the flesh of animals specially killed in this way then burned or buried. Maybe they might make a vagrant or a tourist disappear during an auspicious occasion, if the cast runes or whatever means of divination used command them otherwise.
>go through long and grueling process to come and live in the US legally
>people frothing at the mouth when trump wants to do immigration reform and send the illegals back and make them do it propper
>meanwhile democrats are rushing to try and force amnesty for these people who couldn't wait their damn turn
>letting the old little Germanies and/or Britons talk about "research" of other cultures.
Not really, more like Southern Baja dry desert or like Zacatecas desert since Tijuana looks nothing like what was depicted there and we are a semi desertic place with a semi arid and mediterranean climate, so plants beside cactuses grow there and the dirt is more brown and red.
Besides the way Tijuana gets depicted even in South Park and Futurama is like a stock central or southern Mexican pueblo.